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Umi no Misaki  
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Description
Goto Nagi has travelled to the southern island of Okitsushima, and ventures out to see Umi no Misaki, a striking cape jutting out into the ocean. But when he arrives, he finds that there is much more to this cape than a wondrous view. There is something peculiar about the cape, and about the island's inhabitants.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
海の御先
海之彼方
海神的巫女
รักวุ่นวายคุณชายมังกร
바다의무녀
Messenger of the Sea

Groups Scanlating
Dredshi
Eagle-Scans
Ganbari no Fansub
Impatient Scan Team
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Latest Release(s)
v.14 c.118 by Necron99Scans (18d ago)
v.14 c.117 by Necron99Scans (29d ago)
c.116 by Necron99Scans (87d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
Umi no Misaki by Master_M2K

Forum
10 topics, 68 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (909 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.06 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 2nd 2014, 1:40pm PST

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Year
2007

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Young Animal (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #422 increased(+97)
Monthly Pos #461 decreased(-309)
3 Month Pos #229 decreased(-38)
6 Month Pos #191 decreased(-74)

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On 4029 reading lists
On 899 wish lists
On 132 unfinished lists
On 296 custom lists

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Forum Posts
The end? But still ongoing? 101 days, 23 hours, 56 minutes ago
The whole ending portion is a disaster 102 days, 10 hours, 5 minutes ago
Character Art Change 448 days, 5 hours, 32 minutes ago
current chapter discussion (spoiler warning) 479 days, 14 hours, 14 minutes ago
why choose one ? 481 days, 1 hours, 31 minutes ago

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A refreshing take on an overused genre.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by monkeyvoodoo
May 27th, 2009, 12:38am
I can't put this title down, and reading it sticks me with this permanent goofy grin, which makes me feel really stupid. Giggling like a little girl and grinning like an idiot simply cannot be healthy for a guy my age.

Uncomfortable reading experiences aside, UnM is so much fun. It makes me feel a little stupid, ranting so glowingly over a harem manga. But for what it lacks in uniqueness of genre, it certainly makes up for in every other aspect.

It may feature four of the major female character archetypes, but it doesn't take long to realize that while they may be somewhat cliché, they're all actually quite interesting and lovable. Though it's quite obviously a harem-style story, that's not immediately obvious to the uninformed, and the back story is quite elaborately set up. The experience never feels like a cheap excuse to get girls flocking to a guy, like most harem stories do. Even the pantsu, oppai, kissing, blushing, and general non-stop fan service somehow don't seem like cheap ratings-oriented inserts. The artwork in every single chapter is absolutely gorgeous. The story is actually pretty deep and explores themes like, fate and destiny, purpose, responsibility, indoctrination, self-discovery, culture, love and friendship.

I can't find any way to say anything negative about this title - even it's generic/clichéd aspects go far above and beyond the expected. If you're not already reading this title, here's a piece of advice for you: stop whatever you're doing, right now, and go read this.

... Last updated on August 3rd, 2009, 12:32am
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Like a hgame without the sex... yet.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by drunkguy
September 15th, 2009, 7:11pm
I've always wondered if Fumizuki Kou writes for eroges. Ai Yori Aoshi always struck me as an hgame or visual novel series turned into a manga. (Lots of random nakedness, a few parts that could have become sex scenes, etc.) Umi no Misaki feels like a single less dramatic slower paced hgame.

The guy pops into an isolated island and learns to live with the local customs. He gets wrapped up in it and starts having relations with three local girls all looking to hook up with him. The main draw is that the story largely deals with him adapting to life on the island. The main turn off is that the character isn't likely to decisively pick a girl any time soon (i.e. standard harem problem). Since the focus of the story has more to do with the former than the latter, it has been a rather easy going and enjoyable read. When it does go into the choosing period, I imagine the story will become one hell of a lot more dramatic/agitating.

... Last updated on September 15th, 2009, 7:11pm
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Great series   
Rating: N/A
by Anabiotic_Pineapple
July 29th, 2009, 10:53pm
I really like Ai Yori by this author, and Umi no Misaki delivers as well. The relationships develop at a fast pace and it feels like he could end up with any one of the girls, although if it follows the rules of most harem manga, it'll probably be the first chick he met when he came to the island. Expect laughs, bitter tears (from yourself), and drama that isn't over the top by any means while reading this. Even though the premise seems a bit odd, the way it's executed is brilliant.
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A good read   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by StrangeWig
December 21st, 2010, 2:40pm
You probably won't find anything extraordinary about Umi No Misaki (except for the incredibly drawn paradisiac scenarios), but it's execution is still very good, even if the cast is not the most original in the world. It's an entertaining and enjoyable read, the progression is good, and it's simply put: fun. It gives you that feeling of happiness. I'd certainly recommend it.
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Pretty good   
Rating: 8.2 / 10.0
by Auwx
June 1st, 2011, 3:58pm
I kinda hate the whole harem thing which I try to avoid nowadays, but put it aside and you have a great manga with, and i mean it, AMAZING art. Not fot the characters, who are plain, but the sceneries... The only manga I read where I actually stopped in front of a picture for a whole 10 minutes. The main guy does get everything a little easily, but it didn't really bother me. I only hope that it won't have a coward harem ending, and I root for karin who is way better than the others ( but i fear Shizuku will win, being the first girl he meets and everything)

I won't say "read it !" but if you have a little time to spare just give it a try, you might like it.

... Last updated on June 24th, 2011, 5:04pm
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Sweet!   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by 2wcp
January 7th, 2009, 4:33pm
This is gotta be one of the best romance manga ever. The characters are great, the story is, well, makes sense and the best thing about the manga is that, many of the scenes involving hero and any one of the heroine are romantic sweetness! Very recommended.
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It's ok.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Unrequited
April 19th, 2009, 3:43pm
It started a bit slow, and the male lead is ok I guess. He was overly-dramatic when confronting the girls' problems/attitudes in the beginning imo. Arbitrarily denying the ancient customs of an island because "It' just not right." Anyway, the situation was handled poorly imo. But of course, they respond to his lame defiance. I'm not a big fan of the *knight in shinig armor* thing I guess. Anyway after the girls warmed up, he seemed more tolerable.

One of the better things about this manga is that the lead pays attention to all the girls. Ai Yori Aoshi might as well have not been a harem because the other girls didn't even seem matter. Anyway, development is more proportionate or equal.

Because of this, the moment I start to prefer one girl, the next chapter(s) make(s) me like another. It's balanced well and now I'm hoping for a harem or open ending. Kinda tired of getting multiple, likable, and lovable characters only to have them left to the side in the end.

Anyway, check it out for yourself.

... Last updated on June 21st, 2009, 11:21pm
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Good!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Arsenico
August 2nd, 2008, 1:48am
Oh, this manga is a pearl! I loved it from the start, and untill now (ch19) is absolutely perfect! I hope the mangaka will continue like this!
The hero isin't an idiot, and girl are cute... i only hope this dont take some strange dark\dramatic plot going further...
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All the generic set up without being generic   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by sadomqfwpo
October 30th, 2013, 1:46pm
You're going to look at the tags, ecchi, harem, and romance and immediately think it's a pile of unremarkable crap done a thousand times and I wouldn't blame you. We've had how many thousand generic harems now? Well Umi no Misaki is different. There are other girls obviously, but the KYAAA ECCHI crap is completely out, the misunderstandings don't happen, the 15 volumes to realize you actually like MC are deleted, and the characters that would have been twin-tail tsunderes are buttered up to actually full personalities.

The characters in this are what really set it apart with the MC leading the charge. He's 17 but he's no shounen MC, he has a full personality and actively tries to understand the girls, even reciprocating feelings, actually a LOT of reciprocation. Like others have said, this is basically an eroge without the sex.
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Well...that last part can be ticked off
. Pretty much every volume is the same formula, which typically is essentially a bunch of dates where the girls are competing with each other for the MC's favor. This sounds absolutely awful on paper, but it's executed very well. Every girl has the opportunity to show their feelings towards the MC and it doesn't turn into any sort of "Bawww he doesn't like me" crap either. In general it's just a very fulfilling harem romance that you don't see often.

It's the kind of manga you download and then bang out 10 volumes without looking up, and it's generally really heart-warming and cute, so give it a shot.
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Ok read   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by pcxxy
April 15th, 2011, 3:21pm
I didn't dislike it, at least not up to the first dozens of chapters that I've read thus far. The story was ok, but like many have pointed out there is not much that's new. I think the story is lacking some kind of unique twists and the main guy just gets everything too easily. This might be why I stopped reading this further. =(

On the other hand, if this is the first of the genre you've come across, then by all means go for it - although really, among the bagillions of similarly-themed mangas out there, I'm sure there's something out there that you'll find better.
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