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Yesterday o Utatte  
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Description
After college, Rikuo Uozumi, a boy without much ambition in life, takes on a job at a convenience store. The days pass by uneventfully for Rikuo until he meets his former girlfriend and classmate, but especially thanks to the unusual Haru Nonaka, and her pet raven… Readers of Toume Kei’s other works- Hitsuji no Uta, Luno, Kurogane- will enjoy her unique style.

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Manga

Related Series
Yesterday o Utatte EX (Side Story)

Associated Names
イエスタデイをうたって
昨日之歌
Sing "Yesterday" for Me
Sing Yesterday for Me
Sing Yesterday!
Yesterday wo Utatte

Groups Scanlating
Inane
Lost Heaven
NCIS
Sweet Love
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Latest Release(s)
v.6 c.56 by Village Idiot (5d ago)
v.6 c.54-55 by Village Idiot (248d ago)
v.6 c.53 by Village Idiot (323d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
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Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (191 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.09 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 19th 2014, 2:42am PST

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Year
1997

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Serialized In (magazine)
Business Jump (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #179 increased(+26)
Monthly Pos #817 increased(+976)
3 Month Pos #1275 increased(+1203)
6 Month Pos #1912 increased(+746)

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This manga is too realistic that it becomes boring   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by crissio
March 14th, 2014, 8:19pm
I really tried so hard to actually finish reading it all the way to the latest chapter possible, but I just couldn't take it anymore as the plot is really slow, boring, and there's no "real conflict" that sparks interest in me as a reader.

Rather than expecting character development, I saw a lot of self pity contest between characters.
I couldn't take it anymore because probably I don't relate myself to these character as I am not that kind of person in real life who always dwells on stupid trivial things like these characters in this manga does.

There's also no objective at all to be given to reader, instead we just see boring daily life between characters, and when the main characters doesn't get character development, the mangaka instead decided to branch the story out to the side characters. Story then becomes unnecessary complex, not in a way that is intelligently complex, but more like complex in a very unimaginative way possible. It's like trying to figure out what is going on inside all these loser's mind.

What you are going to see here is a loser protagonist that does not want to develop his character and actually becomes something in his life, but rather dwells on his past, and rather contempt with his present situation. He's like an invincible guy, but unlike your usual interesting mysterious character, this guy is just plain boring. Then you will see two other characters that would create like love triangle drama , but it doesn't stop between these three people, as the story goes on, there's a fourth character that is going to be involved , and I'm not suprised there will be a love polygon drama later on the story.

Storyline can be summarized like this: A like B but B likes C , but too bad C likes D , but D can't like C because D already dead. And here comes E who also likes C , C having dilemmatic situation where C has to choose between E and B, but wait...B also has a dilemma as B's heart probably going to switch from C to A.

So now you see how dumb the relationship in the story is? If you are the drama guy / girl in real life who enjoys this kind of relationship, then probably you also enjoy reading this manga. As for me, this is boring. Reading this manga is no different than watching soap opera drama in TV.

... Last updated on March 14th, 2014, 8:54pm
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Looks Like Reality!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by cecropiamoth
November 17th, 2013, 4:09pm
Almost everything in this manga--the characters, their economic situations, their hopes and disappointments, and above all their smoldering feelings--is very much like stuff that has happened to me or people I've known. Some of this realism is actually painful to watch, particularly the long, passive avoidance by the main character of the good things reality is offering him. Nevertheless, that's the way people, in fact, often are!

And the other characters in this manga, who are mostly less irritating than the MC, make up for his unwillingness to move on by being especially likable and interesting. Toume Kei is a woman, and maybe that's one reason why her female characters tend to be so deep and interesting. Or maybe not--but in any case a story with such interesting women in it is, perhaps paradoxically, bound to be of extra interest to male readers. And I believe that most female readers will like this manga simply because they will probably be able to thoroughly identify with it.

In short, it's a very well-told story about romantic uncertainty playing out in the lives of people in their early 20s. That's one of the great themes of story-telling, and this is a very good story of that sort.

... Last updated on November 17th, 2013, 4:12pm
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Great manga!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by addnine
November 11th, 2011, 5:22pm
I like it. Some other people might complain that it's slow and nothing really happens at first but that happens in most slice-of-life romances. The story and art are a good combo and it's not that frustrating to read. In the start it might seem that the main character is going to be one of those "pathetic, can't-do-anything" type of guys but he's clearly not. He has a strong personality and is a good guy.
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Slow...   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Revangale
September 10th, 2011, 10:57pm
Slow Romance should really be added to this because even tho there are confessions early on, nothing happens. Pace is really slow, one of the character can't seem to move on, which basically all revolves around that.
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I can't bear to read it.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Mushu
November 14th, 2010, 12:51am
Slow pace, awkward drawing style, not really something I'd consider a "light read". I've read Lament of the Lamb and I pretty much hated it; it just made me sad -- and not the sad you get from reading manga in the normal tragedy genre, just like a depressing sad that is elevated from her dreary artistic style, this has the same vibe. Others may say to take a break from "robot-samurai and psychological thrillers" I say link to them please. This is a definite niche-style manga; it's a hit or miss.
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Hopefully won't get all melodramatic   
Rating: N/A
by Anabiotic_Pineapple
August 19th, 2010, 12:45pm
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Kei Toume Rocks indeed! smile

She's a knack for making a simple and moving drama without the usual accompaniment of melodrama =P


On this, I would have to disagree. Hitsuji no Uta was the embodiment of melodrama, but I still loved it. I'm hoping that this series doesn't devolve into a mess of melodrama however.
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I'm beginning to wonder if there's anything Toume can't do...   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Crenshinibon
October 16th, 2008, 12:39pm
Just like the majority of her other works, Yesterday wo Utatte is another unique gem powered by a compelling plot and impressive character development. Taking a break from robot-samurai and psychological thrillers and switching to something realistic is something I normally wouldn't expect to succeed, but Toume always seems to prevail at what she attempts. Excellent pacing, intricate characters, and her adept art style leaves me once again with very little, if anything, to complain about.
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Unusual from her other works, but such an unexpected gem   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Laclongquan
March 25th, 2007, 8:16am
The atmosphere of the story is very... nice. Unique I should say.

There's many layers to the story and it unfold pretty smoothly. Characters development also is good.

Still, I feel the pace of the manga is a bit slow. End volume two already and it's not far along as I would like. Minus one point for that.

I do looking forward to future releases!
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SYFM   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
March 14th, 2006, 11:31pm
Kei Toume Rocks indeed! :)

She's a knack for making a simple and moving drama without the usual accompaniment of melodrama =P

Good stuff...
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LOL   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
January 30th, 2006, 5:29am
Although it's technically young man, it reads more like a realistic girl. Readers of her other works- Hitsuji no Uta, Luno, Kurogane- will enjoy her unique style.
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