Login to add items to your list, keep track of your progress, and rate series!
A beautiful and mature sixth grade girl from Tokyo suddenly has to move out to the country side of Japan with her family. The girl, Natsume, then meets a boy and from then on she begins to feel 'something' in her body, like a surging wave.
السكين الغارقة 溺れるナイフ 溺水小刀 물에 빠진 나이프 À fleur de peau Drowning Knife Drowning Love Oboreru Naifu The Knife That Dropped in Water
You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.
cant understand why but the story, the characters and the art feels right. like it had to be this way. it sure is angsty and frustating like most shoujos and its not the best story out there, but it just feels like its perfect on its own.
Hooked, but don't know why...
Hmm.. I'm not sure how I should feel about this manga. The romance is... different. It's not the typical shojo romance. Sure, the girl did fell in love at first sight, but it wasn't named "love" at first --more like a deep devotion to something mysterious, unknown, or untamed. She loves him so much; he is her hope, her pride, her light, and her God. It's crazy. The same thing goes the other way, ... but not as well articulated because it's mostly from the girl's pov. Even though it may sound like a creepy obsession.. there's something to it that draws the reader in. I don't know what it is, but even though I have my reservations about the girl's ethical morality and mental state (questioned the same about the boy haha), I keep wanting more of their interaction. The romance is about love gained and lost love. It's not an ideal story, but it's terribly captivating.
Since the girl's a model, we do get to see some glimpses of the entertainment industry.
I don't care too much for the art. Not my cup o' tea.
at first i was a little hesitant to read this cause it's a love story between kids, but as i read, i couldn't help but be drawn to the story. two thumbs up.
I Love It
I actually totally love this manga. I love the story, I love the love interest and the honesty of their relationship.
This is a story about a 12-year-old model from Tokyo and a young country boy. But don't let their ages dissuade you! Natsume and Kyou are both very mature for their age, and the representation of 12 year old kids is very realistic in this manga (meaning they don't still say mommy, they don't look like they're either eight or seventeen, and they are all in the transition between childhood and adulthood). What starts out as a competition for Natsume becomes admiration and adoration between the two of them.
Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this manga is the tradition in the town. It is by no means prominent in the love story, but it's nonetheless a cool part to think about.
I've totally fallen in love with Kyou! And it's not because he has the character of a prince or a bad boy, but because he's the best of both and still has his own psychology. He's attentive and wise (for being a twelve year old) and totally bat shit crazy. (That means he's bleeding awesome in my words).
I don't understand someone's comment about how it becomes just a normal shoujo manga after the "big event". I don't think it did. The major difference between a normal shoujo and the post-event 'Knife is that 'Knife is much more realistic about what would happen. I can't wait for the next chapter!!
Pretty good *so far*
Up to the scanlated chapters so far, this is very good. Mangas like these, though unique, will become very stressful to read later because of the drama. For a "coming of age" story, it's rather intense... but I like how none of the characters are perfect. Even our main heroine has her dark side. However, since IT IS 12 volumes (and counting), I can't even... I hope my heart can sustain for that long lol. One overdramatic move, and it could really put you off. Kyou has the potential to be an ultimate douchebag.
... Last updated on February 14th, 2012, 10:10pm
From good to bad
I read the raws and it disappointed me BIG TIME.. It was really a good manga till 'that' particular event from the manga happened. It fell down to the typical shoujo plot after that event happened... And personally.. i was so disappointed.. Lots and lots of potential ~| it bacame too stressful to read it!!
Everyone should read this now. So far it's only up to vol 7 in english scanlations, but they go up to vol 10 in if you can read chinese (me: painstakingly, but I want to know what happens so bad).
I should start off by saying the art is beautiful. Sometimes Natsume's eyes are a little too big for my liking, but other than that, I really like how the characters are drawn. Then again, it could be a like-it-or-you-don't scenario.
The female protangonist is unlike the normal shoujo females we come across. Yes, she's extremely pretty but other than that, she's a normal girl with her own thoughts that often jump between naivety and maturity. Things aren't always the way they seem and Natsume deals with those issues as realistically as you'd expect her to. Like someone else said, don't be thrown off by their age. Asakura started drawing them young for a reason. This manga really digs into the less-rosy aspects of being young and looking at things the way they are.
Kyou is always throwing me and Natsume off. He's a kid with a big responsibility and practically walks around like a star of the village, and naturally gains everyone's attention, especially Natsume. Without giving anything away, he's the character I have to rack my brains over the hardest. At first, it's crazy - the things he does and says - but when revealed, his human qualities are the most poignant. He is, after all, just a boy.
All in all, one can't help relating to this story, all of its painful, tender and joyful moments.
Drawbacks: Reading in chinese is making my brain hurt. If you're the type who can only read English, and like to read the whole series at one go, you might want to wait till it's completed scanlating.
I'm really into slice-of-life genres. I'm not saying this manga is extremely slow, because it does proceed at a pace I'm not tearing my hair over. However, it IS set at a rural village and Natsume spends a lot of her time wandering to the beach, so expect some scenes of the sea and flowers. Again, the art is spectacular.
stunning little boy
oh my, this is the first time, in my 19 years life, i was like "DEG" or "DOKI" (well u name it) seeing a twelve year old elementary boy (fyi, i'm a mature man adorer, so..). Sheeesh, whats happening to me?? Gyah! Well, talking about the content, it's generally good. It gives you a particular feeling through the ambience, the plot, the story telling, and especially the character.
... Last updated on August 12th, 2010, 6:02am
A little gem.
This manga is AMAZING. Please do not be put off by the 12 year old age like i was at first. I'm a fan of romance shoujos with lots of drama, good story lines and even sometimes with a mature feel. This one isn't mature and hasn't got a lot of the typical shoujo drama yet it's sooo heart warming and leaves you wanting more at the end of every chapter. If you are a shoujo fan i HIGHLY recommend this mange, truly a little gem. I totally love the story line (not slow at all) and the characters are just soo real. The artwork is gorgeous too (Natsume, the main girl is totally stunning).
Can't believe I've only found this now. It's REALLY GOOD. The feelings are complicated and deep, yet simple enough to understand. The characters are well done too. Kyou isn't the normal bad boy, there's something more complex and baffling about his character. Natsumi is a strong in a very interesting way... though i would say her character is less unique than Kyou's. At any rate, I love it so far, can't wait for chap8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!