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Umi no Misaki  
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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.


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Associated Names
Messenger of the Sea

Groups Scanlating
Ganbari no Fansub
Impatient Scan Team

Latest Release(s)
v.15 c.122 by Necron99Scans (111d ago)
v.15 c.121 by Necron99Scans (325d ago)
v.15 c.120 by Necron99Scans (334d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
15 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews
Umi no Misaki by Master_M2K

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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (965 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.05 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 20th 2015, 1:54pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Young Animal (Hakusensha)

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Weekly Pos #621 increased(+62)
Monthly Pos #672 increased(+13)
3 Month Pos #644 decreased(-290)
6 Month Pos #404 decreased(-42)

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The end? But still ongoing? 465 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes ago
The whole ending portion is a disaster 466 days, 0 hours, 28 minutes ago
Character Art Change 811 days, 19 hours, 55 minutes ago
current chapter discussion (spoiler warning) 843 days, 4 hours, 37 minutes ago
why choose one ? 844 days, 15 hours, 54 minutes ago

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Love to hate   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by smurf123
February 22nd, 2012, 7:23pm
Here i read person after person putting hate on the main character and the others which is why i felt forced to post.

I love this story for the fact that the guy is not a wimp nor an imbecile nor the typical shounen retard, this makes it one of the extremely few male leads i can sympathize with and root for and not wishing death and destruction upon. I see him as an clear slate so that you can project yourself into his shoes. In my mind I,ve named him Lucky F**ker

The girls are all developed, a hell of a lot more than you get in any other harem, some more than others. Karin is the only believable one though. To me its only her or the first girl he met that are the true competitors and by right Karin should be the one to seduce and win him. For Shizuku to get him would just be wrong, as if a first meeting would mean more than an extended period of time growing to know a person. Too bad i dont find tomboys endearing.

Oh and the art is truly exceptional and makes up for the story being so awfully slow paced.
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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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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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A typical one...   
Rating: 3.5 / 10.0
by panos
March 29th, 2011, 12:38pm
Let's start with the easy ones first:

Artwork:It's been 9 years since Ai yori Aoshi began, and comparing it with Umi no Misaki i can't find much of a difference on this one.Same faces,same expressions etc.Well most artists stick to their own unique personal style.
Back in 1998 i wouldn't complain,but a harem manga in this time and age could have better drawn faces.The backround scenery is amazingly nice though and very picturesque.I think the artist knows how to draw pretty damn well,but for a reason i cannot comprehend why he/she chooses that style on the characters faces.Maybe it's easier to alter their expressions between funny and serious i suppose.You will get used to them easily though.

Story:It started dynamically but quickly betrayed my expectations as it turned into a typical harem manga where nothing happens until chapter 80 which is currently the last chapter i happened to read.It kinda reminds me of Pastel,not as a story,but it has the same flow.Meaning that in both series you read the story without expecting sth,just so as to pass your time.Ai yori Aoshi surpasses this by far.It had a good plot which alternated between drama and comedy and soothed my mind when i wanted sth easy to read.This one,looks more of a bad imitation of it's successful predecessor in my opinion.

Characters:The usual.Each girl has a different personality so as to have difficulty who to choose,exactly as a dating sim.Two are tsundere of a different kind though and as time passes they become completely dere,other is a tomboy and not to forget mentioning the loli teacher.

Only,for a quick read and if you haven't sth better.I would recommend Ai Yori Aoshi before reading this one.Maybe you will have a different viewpoint and like it more.

... Last updated on May 6th, 2011, 7:01am
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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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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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Don't let first volume fool you   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by topboy
July 30th, 2009, 8:32am
I second serogane comment. First volume art is great, story is rock and character acts cool. But after that this great setup turn into
Spoiler (highlight to view)
3 girls fight to laid on main guy

No need another sub characters just only need 4 characters. Not have even one rival (in love) for main guy,he can always take what he want.And did u sure that heroine is maiden ? (look for them acts,guess not)
Chapter after chapter flirt flirt kiss kiss chat chat and attempt to score and repeat the process.
Less plot than to love ru and don't teach you anything, just only harem+ fan service
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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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Stupid grin indeed   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by serogane
June 23rd, 2009, 3:39pm
(After reading volume 1)

I also think that the setup for this harem series is absolutely ridiculous, but I also can't get this stupid grin off my face.

It's really one of those situations where you can't help but laugh.

The main character is likable though since he always knows what to say.

(after ch 49)

...I recommend those curious stop after volume 1. It goes downhill pretty fast after volume 2.

Spoiler (highlight to view)
once you get past that loopy opening the story is reduced to the three girls fighting to get into the main character's pants. It's really not as good as it sounds.

... Last updated on June 23rd, 2009, 6:40pm
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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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