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momimomi
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7:45 am, Dec 15 2011
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I'm looking for manga about a person with disability.
1) No suggestions with "disability", "blindness", "deafness", "paraplegia" tags. I've seen that all.
2) Blind warrior/samurai does not count as person with disability.
3) Preferred disability scale:
Blindness (boring) < Deafness+Mute (better) < Paraplegia (most interesting!)
4) Japanese manga with at least 2 volumes.
5) No yaoi, shounen ai.

Some examples from what i've read:
Limited Lovers - Excellent!
D-ASH - Excellent! Good example that even a small disability can make good story.
Helen ESP - Great! Even though it's not realistic and doesn't stress tragedy, there are many good scenes depicting adaptation to normal world.
Kingyo Sou - Simple, but good.
Flower (WADA Naoko) - Bad. Dropped after 2 volumes. It's too simple.
Chikara no Arika - Bad. Such muteness doesn't count as disability. Moreover, mute has secondary role.

P.S. I don't expect much, because this is a search in not-tagged (unpopular) manga. Even one title would be a great discovery.

auriga
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11:13 am, Dec 15 2011
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Have you tried REAL?

Aikanaro
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1:22 pm, Dec 15 2011
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Shion no Ou - trauma-induced muteness.

Otherwise, drawing a blank.

p3pelepe
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1:47 pm, Dec 15 2011
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Second Real.

And maybe:
Chidaruma Kenpou Onorera ni Tsugu
Kimi no Te ga Sasayaite Iru: deafness, sadly no scanlation. it's very good, heart-warming story.

momimomi
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5:18 pm, Dec 15 2011
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It's impossible to miss REAL. 2nd place in "category=Disability&orderby=rating". wink Too much basketball to my liking.

Muteness doesn't count as disability for me. But i'll look at Shion no Ou.

Chidaruma Kenpou Onorera ni Tsugu - disability tag, samurai, 1962. Not good.

Kimi no Te ga Sasayaite Iru - this is exactly what i'm looking for! eyes Untagged series and 26 volumes with all sequels! I hope it's not too simple.

Anything else like Kimi no Te ga Sasayaite Iru? No need for scanlation, i can read japanese.

auriga
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12:05 am, Dec 16 2011
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Too much basketball to my liking.


Have you tried reading it? It isn't so much about basketball as it is about over coming one's disability and reentering society as a decent human being. Basketball is pretty much treated as a plot device (rather than the plot) here. And if you liked D-ASH, well... IMO D-ASH is good but REAL is better. And unlike D-ASH the disability is the main point of the story in REAL.

Unless, of course, you want romance (which you didn't indicate); REAL isn't your thing, then. But still its themes make it a must-read.

Skinny Kazoo
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12:21 am, Dec 16 2011
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As a friendly suggestion (don't mean to rub anybody the wrong way or anything), but, if you haven't read past the first few chapters of Real, I'd recommend it. I tried reading it as a basketball story but had to stop because that wasn't the focus...

...if you've tried reading it and still don't like it, you are not alone. Good luck in your search

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momimomi
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7:59 am, Dec 16 2011
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Dropped Real after reading frist volume. But i'll give it another try.

reid1
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11:54 am, Dec 16 2011
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One ~ Kagayaku Kisetsu e Never read it so I don't know if it really fits, but in the game (which it's an eroge btw) one heroine was blind and another one mute.

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momimomi
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1:10 pm, Dec 16 2011
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Thanks! But i hate adaptations.

darknova42
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Dropped Real after reading frist volume. But i'll give it another try.


REAL is primarily about overcoming some kind of adversity. So its not like disability is the manga's ONLY theme. The basketball and wheelchair basketball are devices used to illustrate the focus of the manga.

You should look into psychological manga. Maybe something along the lines of a mental disability?



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Joentjuh
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2:54 pm, Dec 16 2011
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Well, not really sure about manga... Most are either in the correct categories or already mentioned here... But maybe Katawa Shoujo is your thing, pretty much every character in the game has a disability of some sort). Full version should be released at January the 4th.

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momimomi
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5:41 pm, Dec 16 2011
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Real again... I didn't say "It's not about handicapped", i said "Too much basketball". What attracts me in manga about people with disabilities is interaction. I enjoy watching normal people reaction. How they freak out at first, clumsily approach and gradually understand partner. I haven't seen this in Real.

Katawa Shoujo... Somehow, i can't get over the fact it's an eroge made by gaijins. smile

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