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Wakamatsu Masato lives with his step-sister, Miyuki, whom he does not have blood relationship with. Their father is always working oversea (in fact, he has not appeared in the manga at all...) and left the two of them living by themselves in Toukyou. Miyuki is cute, nice, sensitive and very popular among guys around Masato. Masato has a girlfriend at school whose name is Kajima Miyuki, who is pretty and gentle, the ideal dream of every high school boy. It took years for Masato and his sister to realize whom they love and care most after a lot of events.

This manga was very popular in Japan and was one of the winners of the 1982 Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen or shōjo manga, along with Adachi's Touch.


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v.12 c.87-95 by Mugen over 13 years ago
v.11 c.84 by Mugen over 14 years ago
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12 Volumes (Complete)
5 Volumes (Wideban)

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Average: 7.7 / 10.0 (243 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.57 / 10.0
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Original Publisher
Shogakukan (1980; 2008)

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Shounen Big Comic (Shogakukan)

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It's by Adachi.   
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by emkat
November 21st, 2012, 3:12pm
It's by Adachi. That should be good enough explanation to read it. He is the master of slice of life and light romantic youth manga. There's never a lot of dialogue but there's always something going on, and you really grow to appreciate the characters.

That's probably why the ending for this manga is a bit annoying to me, but I don't want to spoil anything. I just did not like the way Adachi treated one of the characters.

But overall it's an amazing piece of work.
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Love it   
Rating: N/A
by Hell_Clues
March 6th, 2011, 5:13pm
Some people say the lack of a sports element hurts it and that's just not true. The sports in most of Adachi's work are filler. The only one where the sports element is completely in synch is cross game. In the others he tends to forget about it or really fails to make it interesting. Cross game is the only other manga by him that's as good as miyuki.

With the lack of a sport, you can see this as the purest adachi romance story, so you get more of what you like. Of course, it's all built around the guy's good humour. Each chapter is individualized, which again, gives you more stuff.
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Anyone left feeling empty?   
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by beexsama
June 30th, 2010, 2:53am
For some reason, even though it was a "happy ending," I did not feel satisfied (easily at first). Perhaps it's because the manga dragged all the way to the end with both girls. It felt 50/50 (no favoritism) even though it was predictable who would be chosen in the end. Even towards the last few chapters, it felt like something was missing.

Since there was no sports element, Adachi relied heavily on the passage of school years and seasons. Seriously, the seasons went by really quick, and there was no sports filler. Since there was no sports to show the growth, much of it had to be done through monologues and encounters with somewhat annoying (IMO) supporting characters.

The question I have in mind, is if Miyuki knew that there were not blood related all along. But then when I think about it, it's kind of irrelevant. The whole time that they were living together as "siblings" they were actually living as a couple. I think that was the whole point with the baby scene. As that scene was also a foreshadowing moment, as well as the golden rabbit.

I can see why people like to comment, kind of opens up one's thoughts. I feel better about the manga now... =P Pretty good once everything is put together. Remember with Adachi works, you have to consider every chapter and put them altogether. It's not spelled out for you, even in the end. But Adachi does give closure in this one. Once I started from about volume 2. I didn't stop till I finished.
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"first love"   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Shoma
December 29th, 2008, 12:46am
It was the very first anime I've ever seen. Back then I was a little kid and had no idea about stuff between boys and girls. It was all totally new. Even after 20 years I still think of this anime / manga from time to time. For me this manga resembles the ideal love. Miyuki is a beautiful, lively and kind girl. The kind of girl who could have everybody for a boyfriend and make him the happiest man in the world. Yet when it comes to Masato she loves him as a brother and as a boy more than anything. He's a good honest guy who cares for his sister, but not as great as a girl such as Miyuki could easily get. Even though she loves him unconditionally for what he is - Masato. Nothing more, nothing less. This pure and unconditional love of this once in a million girl makes it so great. Masato cares for Miyuki not to win her love, he does because he loves her and wishes for even though she would love him anyway. Also this manga has a melancholic mood to me. It's like looking back onto ones youth and telling about the greatest time of their life. How he got that beautiful girl who will make the sun shine every day for the rest of his life. I'm always close to cry when I think about this manga.

... Last updated on September 22nd, 2010, 4:24pm
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Best Adachi ending I've seen in my opinion   
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by 115500
September 8th, 2008, 9:48pm
i've started getting into Adachi mangas and so far i apsolutely love them. the only thing i hate about them is how all the endings feel incomplete. this ending happened to be the best one in my opinion because it actually brings the romance to a conclusion
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by PrincessVera
January 4th, 2008, 9:10pm
I enjoyed this series a lot... considering that the plot was very simple and straightfoward and dragged on for 12 volumes. But for some reason, the ending left me unsatisfied. Although I could see it coming, I still didn't feel like it was developed well enough and shown in the character relationships.
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more adachi-ness   
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by crinale
November 12th, 2007, 9:14pm
the more adachi i read, the more they seem the same. it's always about the doofus main character being strung along by the girl, or in this case, girls, in his life. all in a style and pacing that is an adachi signature. nevertheless, they all have their share of humorous and heart-wrenching moments and remain really readable.
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I was that anonymous   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by Decel
February 21st, 2007, 10:30pm
That "Different" post was from me.

I still see it as a 7.5
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Above Average   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by zeidrich
November 1st, 2006, 1:31am
Sweet, funny and heartwarming. Great story and character representation. While the development is lacking, still a good read.
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by Anonymous
June 3rd, 2006, 12:28am
That's the one word that I would use to describe this manga from the other Adachi works that I've read so far.

I'd have to say that the lack of a sport context is fairly noticeable, and not in a good way. The story seems to drag for a good deal of the time, and I personally didn't feel any affinity with the various side-characters. The main characters seem to move at an ultra-slow pace, there are many "filler" chapters. I'd say that overall many characters feel distant. To me the real constant, important plot advancement only starts in the last couple of volumes. The feel is very different from the other Adachi mangas. I was rather surprised, but then again this is the first Adachi with no sport context that I've read. I believe that this could've been done in 6 to 8 volumes.

That being said, there's one element in this manga that has been lacking in the other Adachi mangas that I've read and probably a good deal of mangas out there: C-L-O-S-U-R-E.
There is a decent ending! The important loose ends are tied, the often "assumed" elements are there! Even an epilogue chapter is provided! There are some questions left, but in my opinion those were purposely left out in a tasteful manner.

It's surprising, and rather perplexing that Adachi seems to tie the end of the work so damn well in a rather early manga and leaves so many plot holes in a recent work like Katsu.

My scoring so far (completed readings):
-Rough 9.2
-Katsu 8.5
-Miyuki 7.5
-Hiatari Ryoukou 7
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