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Suzuka  
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Description
From Del Rey:
Yamato is ready for a fresh start. So when his aunt invites him to stay rent-free in her big-city boarding house in hustling, bustling Tokyo, Yamato jumps at the chance. There's just one teensy-weensy catch: It's an all-girl housing complex and spa! Things get even more nerve-racking when Yamato meets his neighbor Suzuka, a beautiful track-and-field star. She's not just the cutest girl Yamato's ever met, she's also the coolest, the smartest, and the most intimidating. Can an ordinary guy like Yamato ever hope to win over a girl like Suzuka?

Type
Manga

Related Series
Fuuka (Sequel)
Kimi no Iru Machi (Spin-Off)
Suzuka 2 (Side Story)

Associated Names
凉风
涼風
ลุ้นรักตามสายลม
Love Mate
Suzukaze

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Latest Release(s)
c.Side Story by Red Hawk Scanlations (871d ago)
v.6 c.41 by Ala Atra Scans & Anime Source (1507d ago)
v.6 c.44 by Dynasty Scans (2381d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Ends at Vol 9, Chap 72

User Reviews
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Suzuka by genre001
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Forum
13 topics, 822 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (1512 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.27 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 17th 2014, 9:40pm PST

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Year
2003

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Del Rey (15 Volumes - Defunct)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #508 increased(+104)
Monthly Pos #635 decreased(-19)
3 Month Pos #585 decreased(-22)
6 Month Pos #531 decreased(-57)

List Stats
On 1093 reading lists
On 784 wish lists
On 3711 completed lists
On 155 unfinished lists
On 264 custom lists

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Forum Posts
suzuka side story 835 days, 8 hours, 51 minutes ago
The End! 1275 days, 10 hours, 9 minutes ago
Hidden secrets, hints and the like (spoilers) 1521 days, 5 hours, 44 minutes ago
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Will you keep reading?*spoilers* 1827 days, 22 hours, 17 minutes ago

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All in the characters   
Rating: N/A
by foobar
January 22nd, 2012, 1:02am
Like the girl, hate the boy. It's all in the characters, if they work for you, I am sure this would be a lovely piece to read. However, I absolutely, viscerally, abhor the protagonist.

I wish this was a fighting manga, so that he would get his face kicked-in in each chapter.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
He does get a lot of grief, but in my book, that is not quite enough.
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A wonderful experience   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mackaveilli
December 27th, 2011, 5:49am
I picked up this manga while waiting on Kimi no Iru Machi less than a week ago and have been unable to pause.

I read several reviews before beginning, but I'll say it doesn't change the fact that it's deserving of at minimum a 9/10. While I enjoy the story-tale of KnIM, Suzuka is much more realistic in my opinion. If you started KNiM first, you'll see a lot of familiar faces and experience just as wide a range of emotions from its successor.

The elements of a striving teenage relationship is truly captured in this manga. Episodes of misunderstanding, romance, distance, heartache, and endless apologies.. all of it is unmistakably nostalgic. The ending was just perfect for this type of story, as I could not have expected such a beautiful turn of events.. Suzuka, is just my type after all, like my wife *_^
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Only annoying.   
Rating: N/A
by DrPepper
July 24th, 2011, 6:13pm
If you want to read a harem manga you'll be disappointed here, because it's mainly focused on the romantic plot. The main character's kind of annoying due to his apologizing in almost every chapter and all his relationship problems seem to be just too extreme.

In my opinion it was just like a bad spanish soap.
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Good   
Rating: 9.9 / 10.0
by sirsosss
July 18th, 2011, 4:25pm
It's not much of a harem manga, definitely focuses more on the romance aspect. The plot is very realistic and relatable. There are a lot of difficulties between the couple to frustrate the fans, but i feel like it has done a good job portraying the development of the couple very realistically. it's not just fall in love and live happily ever after. New problems constantly emerge. It might be a bit frustrating at first, but it also helps you feel the reduction in terms of the distance between the two main characters.
The art is nice. The characters are lovable. The plot is decent.The ending wasn't bad either.
Overall it's a good romantic manga.
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Emotional rollercoaster   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by prsn828
June 25th, 2011, 8:17pm
This manga was an emotional rollercoaster with lofty highs and rocky lows. The plot is believable, and the characters are, for the most part, realistic with believable personalities. At times I became frustrated and wanted to give up reading, but I stuck with it, and in the end I was extremely satisfied. The ecchi was mostly subtle, and there wasn't an unrealistic amount of fan-service. This is definitely a good read deserving of it's high average ranking.
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most annoying story I've ever read...   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by svyatoslav
June 17th, 2011, 11:20pm
How can anyone like this is beyond me.....then I see it called realistic a lot and that just blows my mind, there isn't even an ounce of realism here. Sure it might include some serious issues but the way they are dealt with only happens in fantasy land and cheap soap operas.

Basically this manga is a ploy to milk as much money out of a successful project as possible (as are all of his projects with the exception of one-shots, which can be pretty good actually). I guess that's the author's choice, but it certainly makes me lose all respect for him as an artist. I accidentally started reading his current project without noticing it was Seo and paid dearly as it started following his typical formula once the original idea of the story was spent. From now on I avoid his works like the plague.
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loved the character development, ending was a disappointment though   
Rating: N/A
by charliechaps
May 6th, 2011, 5:47am
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i must say this manga really drew me in. the way the characters developed and how yamato kept getting rejected and smacked really made me sympathize with him. really suzuka can be so insincere at times, can't she just apologize?

just like everyone else, felt that the ending was a disappointment and rushed. really unexpected that she would suddenly get pregnant to conclude the story. thankfully, the author didn't decide to have them abort or it would have become worse than it already is...
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Amazing....   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by SilentCrow
April 10th, 2011, 10:47pm
I found this series simply amazing. It was moving and very touching. The ending was something I wasn't expecting at all, and truth be told, I almost feel let down by it. However, I can't lie that it was still an amazing ending, even for one I wouldn't have picked.
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Ultimately satisfied   
Rating: N/A
by Eskamobob1
January 24th, 2011, 1:21am
Absolutely amazing manga... It was entirely satisfying and had what I think was a good ending... You wanna punch Yamato in the face a few times, but why would you continue reading it if nothing interesting happened? I recommend this to anybody at all... 10/10 smile
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I guess this is what they mean by classic Seo...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by orionstar
December 5th, 2010, 12:29pm
During my visits through forums, I come across this and his other current work Kimi no Iru Machi as being 'classic' Seo works. I had not read either of them, so I couldn't say what that was.

Until now.

It's your classic romance story. I got pangs of nostalgia - and it's not because my high school life was like that, but because I've seen the formula used in Suzuka a lot. I'm going out on a limb here and point at Love Hina - I guess mainly because of that hole in the wall.

It's not as bad as some other ones I've read, but then again, not many romance manga really stands to memory, aside from the most recent ones.

The idea is good, I guess, but then again, his other work (Kimi no Iru Machi) is pretty much Suzuka + his life back in Hiroshima - track & field. And even in Suzuka the track and field kind of get pushed aside in the later chapters.

The story is okay. I have to say it does get repetitive, but I also have to say that I guess that's what unrequited love feels like. I also have to mention that it's not as much a harem as much as it is romance - the guy does have some standards.

The art; beautiful. Nothing much to be said about this, I can't really pick at a flaw... well, if I had to, I guess one of the girls kind of looks like Suzuka - but I also guess that that was part of her charm, and consequently, why Yamato has trouble deciding.

What else? Ah, I felt the ending felt rushed. After building up all that for 16/17 volumes, it only takes 1 chapter to resolve the problem. Again, not the worst ending in the world (that, I believe, belongs to School Rumble) but, you know.

I came across Suzuka while looking for manga that was similar to any of Adachi Mitsuru's work. The best way to compare the two is I suppose Suzuka (and, Kimi no Iru Machi) are more focused on the romance aspect and, more targeted towards the teens towards the young adults. I can't say that Seo balances both romance and sport at the same time. He's either one or the other (and I suppose he's given up on one, good choice) so Suzuka was, to me, a testing field for his current series.

There are times where the series works, and times where it's slightly frustrating. However, I'd be flat out lying if I said I hated this series, so yeah, give it a read if you want a romance that stays away from what most shounen romances try to do (pour on and on more female protagonists) with a flavour of track and field.
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