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Nanoka and Koshiro were separated at a young age when their parents divorced. Now, 10 years have passed, and Koshiro has already forgotten about his younger sister. Yet, Nanoka has decided to attend the nearby high school and come back to live with her father and brother. However, the two had met just before Nanoka came back to live together and without knowing each other's real identity, they went on a date, only to find out that they were actually siblings...
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A touching story..
Don't get me wrong.. I vehemently reject incest relationship. I also recommends mature adults to avoid striking relationship with late adolescents.
While the legitimacy of Koshiro and Nanoko is up to debates, I would suggest those that thinks this is an inspirational romantic manga to drop those foolish absurd nonsense immediately.At the bare of it , this is nothing more than an idolized fiction story born of the mangaka's personal conviction about the subject.
After that is properly said and understood, then we can appreciate the depth of this literature on a taboo subject on relationships that has last seen acceptance probably only during the period of Man's first family.
Well, all in all even though it ended here. I still thinks that the mangaka has told a nice and emotional story. Nothing more nothing less.
Sympathy for the devil.
Poor introverted bastard. The god of that world had a hateful sense of humor indeed. The devil tempted him and he resisted but he just couldn't resist no more. Now he'll be livin' life with the Japanese equivalent of a banjo and little brown jug. All joking aside, the story is actually touching considering the ephebophilia and incest.
Impressive in Every Aspect
Probably most people go into thIs title knowing it's an incest story, so I won't waste effort talking about that.
This is a serious story, presented in a serious manner, with what appears to me as very carefully thought-out artwork and dialogue. Immediately apparent to me were two things: First, the brother is depicted from the very beginning as being very emotionally distraught. He has problems with relationships, and is generally portrayed as a miserable, self-loathing, depressed person, looking for comfort wherever he can find it (provided it doesn't require real effort on his part). Second, the artwork is always excessively dark. I'm not sure if it's just the artist's style, or if it was an intentional device, but rather than scenes being drawn as outlines with shading/shadows added where appropriate, it was more like most scenes were drawn as blackness with white left to give highlights where necessary, to define shapes. The girl is also depicted in various ways, depending on the context, where the brother is portrayed quite consistently throughout. She's quite childlike most of the time, but sometimes she'll suddenly become very beautiful and behave like an adult -- my interpretation is this is how her brother sees her, depending on how he feels about her and their relationship at the time. If it's on purpose, the mangaka is brilliant; coincidence, and it's an amazing one, at that.
The story is significant, and presented seriously. What you think of the outcome doesn't really matter -- just take it seriously, and be prepared for a bit of shock as you work through it.
... Last updated on September 3rd, 2008, 10:01pm
realistic and socially conscious
The huge age difference and incestuous relationship between two siblings would surely turn a lot of people off, but these are issues that the mangaka deals with deliberately in Koi Kaze. She handles the subject matter delicately and seriously, with none of the common fluff treatment seen in romance mangas. The controversial subject of 'incest' is dealt with head-on unlike some other mangas, which touch on a brother-sister romance but are quick to declare the couple as "not blood-related" to avoid arousing readers' discontent.
If you are looking for idealistic romances (where societal barriers are easily overcome or virtually non-existent), paper cut-out characters which "look good together" and kinky treatment of brother-sister relationships, then maybe you shouldn't read this. But once you set aside certain preconceived ideas and pick up this manga, I think you'll find it a poignant yet conflicted read - for me, I was always torn between revulsion and sympathy towards the siblings.
(If you've finished the manga, I hope you'll go watch the final episode of the Koi Kaze anime as well, it's really good!)
... Last updated on September 26th, 2008, 2:20pm
This was definitely an odd one. Even though it's incest, it didn't seem bad like I thought it would. Odd is definitely the word I would use.
Good read though.
I feel like this is a manga for pedophiles (i'm not saying anyone who read this is). The guy looks like he's in his 30s and the girl is barely a teenager and she's his sister. You can't tell me a pedophile won't be turned on by this.
I want to read this because of the good comments yet too repulsed at the same time
I don't usually give tens, but this one had mine. Romance stuff doesn't usually touch me, but this one sort of did. If anyone had seen my face when I read this, I think they would've cried either of sympathy or fear. I read all 5 volumes in a line and it was 1 AM when I stopped. Now I must go and try to survive today's classes. Also, I rarely get to read stuff like this. I didn't waste my time. I am sure that I will remember this one.
Great read, and easily one of the best romance manga I've ever read. I'll be upfront and say that the premise of the story is not for everyone (personally, I didn't have a problem with it), but it's an integral part of the narrative and the driving force behind everything that happens. It never once feels tacked on, and as long as you're not bothered by it I think you'll find you're in for a wonderful read.
The author takes on a very touchy subject matter in a straightforward and believable manner. This is drama, without all the cliches that are normally found within the genre. Through the course of the story you see these two characters as they run through the whole range of emotions as they try to deal with their growing attachment towards one another, both understanding how society would view their relationship, and yet each unable to rid themselves of their feelings for the other. In truth, and at it's heart, it's a very sweet, very romantic story, one that left me rooting for the couples happiness despite the unconventional pairing.
The story also benefited from a great art style that really worked well in setting the mood. My only complaint here was that the character art was at times inconsistent, sometimes being very well done while others being very sloppy. It was especially disconcerting because this disparity would often happen on the very same page, although to be fair the author seemed to settle down by the 4th volume and there wasn't nearly as much of this from then on.
In summary, I highly recommend this to any fan of romance manga as long as you are not put off by the subject matter. Get by that, and you're in for a treat as this is one of the very best I've read. Sweet, without being sappy, and with nary a cliche in sight. It gets a near perfect score from me, only loosing half a point for some of the inconsistencies in the character art.
I found Koi Kaze very weird. It was hard for me to read sometimes just because of how weird it was having a man in his late twenties having a relationship with a teenaged girl, who was also his sister, it just creeped me out. Other then the weirdness of the manga I found it very interesting and a nice read, it dealed with everything in a serious way which made the manga readable for me. The romance and drama were great and kept me reading. If you want to read a good romance manga and don't mind a lot of incest then I strongly suggest Koi Kaze (I would have given it a higher score but the whole incest thing really creeps me out).
... Last updated on January 7th, 2008, 8:04pm
Slice of life...
This is a very touchy subject purely because it's "taboo" and society has ingrained us all to think in a certain way. For a manga to tackle this issue in such a direct and honest fashion is difficult, and the author has my greatest respect for it. I know I'm gonna get bombed for this, but one of the reasons this manga is significant to me is that I've been in this situation, albeit a little closer in the ages, but the principal was the same. Now currently married with a family (as is my sister...to someone else ), having come out the other end of that issue in a different fashion than Koshiro has. Although having gone through similar self-doubt and guilt we see here in this manga. Taboo or not, we're human and things will happen around us and to us, and to be honest to one's self is what should matter most, not what society thinks is best. Makes me wonder if the author has similar experience and is trying to reach out to others.
It was nice not to have to sit through another 'magical' change of personality to get things moving in this story, but rather to let time tell it's tale, making this feel all the more real to read. Artistically, I agree with previous posters that the physical differences are bit overdone, though. It almost seems like they were being put into archetypical roles, with him being large and intimidating, and her being small and a bit overly child-like. Aside from that, the art was nice without being too sketchy or distracting, with the significant moments having a wonderful level of detail.
Top-notch realistic storytelling and worth a read even if the topic isn't quite your normal 'cup of tea'. Just about the right length, too...not too short to seem rushed, and not too long to seem like you can't wait for it to end
Took a little off in the rating due to character art, but every other aspect is wonderful