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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.8 c.79 by Village Idiot (0d ago)
v.8 c.78 by Village Idiot (15d ago)
v.8 c.77 by Village Idiot (29d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (205 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.01 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 15th 2014, 2:15am PST

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Year
1997

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Serialized In (magazine)
Business Jump (Shueisha)
Grand Jump (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #720 increased(+266)
Monthly Pos #749 decreased(-145)
3 Month Pos #653 decreased(-56)
6 Month Pos #692 decreased(-271)

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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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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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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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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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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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SYFM   
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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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It could be great story but...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by borodach
October 1st, 2014, 8:23am
... it's too long. Heroes are too indecisive and let's be honest - they are too good-natured and too kind. People are usually more egoistic and self-centered, and feelings of love always come with jealousy.
Nethertheless this story is too long. People tend to sway under pressure of other's feelings. I doubt ever exist a human who can stay solid then someone express such strong love towards them.
In all honesty, I cheer for Haru to be paired with the main hero in the end since she deserves it the most.
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This manga is all about unrequited love   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Goobersnotch
June 10th, 2014, 6:57am
And I'm really excited to see how far she takes it with these characters. Have not read a romance that almost exclusively focused on the theme on unrequited love (for all parties involved) since Honey & Clover. I wonder if it's not a coincidence that Art and Art School was a theme in both works. Either way, I really love Kei Toume's art style and writing. Have not enjoyed a romance manga this much in a long time.
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sing yesterday for me   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
December 16th, 2005, 8:58am
this manga is one of the best i've ever read...
although it has this intricate web of relationships, it still is very realistic.
it's more of drawn up novel than a simple manga.
the graphics are superb. their this sort of fluidity in the pen lines and evrything seems so harmonious.
kei toume rocks!
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