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Hibiki - Shousetsuka ni Naru Houhou  
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The literature industry is suffering from the publishing recession. While the literary magazine 'Mokuren' was grieving over the present state of affairs, a composition intended for their Newcomer's Award was sent to their editing department. However, it completely ignored the application rules. It should have been torn to shreds, but the work caught the eye of a sole editor. As a result, the world began to change.

Note: Won the 10th Manga Taisho in 2017.


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Associated Names
Hibiki - Kiat Sukses Menjadi Novelis
Hibiki: Shōsetsuka ni Naru Hōhō
Resonance~Way to Become a Novelist~
Yankı ~Yazar Olma Yolları~

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v.6 c.43 by /a/nonymous 8 days ago
v.5 c.42 by /a/nonymous 16 days ago
v.5 c.41 by /a/nonymous 19 days ago
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Status in Country of Origin
9 Volumes (Ongoing)

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User Rating
Average: 7.7 / 10.0 (46 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.26 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 4th 2018, 3:56am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Big Comic Superior (Shogakukan)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #413 decreased(-114)
Monthly Pos #43 increased(+33)
3 Month Pos #250 increased(+942)
6 Month Pos #309 increased(+188)
Year Pos #748 increased(+451)

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On 353 reading lists
On 162 wish lists
On 13 unfinished lists
On 74 custom lists

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Just Amazing   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by cecropiamoth
May 21st, 2018, 8:44am
As an old man who's been reading manga as a hobby for 9 years, I've learned to never forget that it's an entertainment medium first and foremost, just meant to be fun, and therefore always feeling free, normally, to use the same old settings and stories again and again.

But sometimes a mangaka doesn't, and instead breaks new ground, like here. This story seems to be about, of all things, the production of literature--why and how its creators do it, and ditto for its editors and publishers. This exploration of a world so totally foreign to manga's usual subjects is conducted via a collection of smart and likeable characters, starring above all a firecracker of a teenage writer. If you've been looking for a story about a "strong woman", Hibiki's the real deal.

Characters aside, the drawing is serviceable, that is, sufficiently realistic to convey a story that's firmly set in the real world, and the storytelling is exemplary: It's easy to follow what's happening, who's who, and what they're most likely up to. At the same time, there is absolutely no way to predict what this collection of distinctive people will do next. And above all, Hibiki at this point, 15 chapters in, dominates the proceedings as the bomb who may always go off again at any moment. The suspense is absorbing.

Recommended unreservedly to seinen lovers.

... Last updated on May 21st, 2018, 8:54am
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Seinen Theme, easy to read   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by exit
April 27th, 2018, 6:47pm
By mangaka style of drawing, it make you think, this is seinen manga. At the same time, people all around are no naive, many weird things happen, and resolve very easy (or even not give you a pressure and go through it like nothing happen - it's a good point in my opinion.). However, it is easy to read and don't pressure you too much.
I like it with the way it is. easy to read. bring you a little smile all the time.
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Good but Disagreeable   
Rating: 8.6 / 10.0
by blackluna
April 12th, 2018, 3:01pm
Honestly, this work is really good: thought provoking, decent art, small dabs of humour, interesting plot, awesome protagonist, and so on. It has plenty to say about life, and Hibiki's lack of restraint is often quite satisfying (especially where self-centred jerks are involved). It has just one problem: its portrayal of genius and talent, in fact, I take issue with serval points it has on this topic. These are (without giving anything away), genius, including literary genius, always shows up early; the less common sense, the better the author and the more they have to say; and talent being limited (once you run out of things to say, that's it). While it isn't entirely off the mark, and strong talent tends to come with some kind of unique trait they bring to their work, this isn't always due to an unusual perspective. It could be insight, sensitivity, compositional sense, you name it. Additionally, going back to the same topic isn't necessarily needless: the initial work might not be the final product, a mere change of focus may have significant effects on the exact direction, there might be variations on a theme, the author might be searching for the right product. All of these can easily be seen by looking at the biographies of numerous authors of Literature (or "pure literature," as the manga calls it): while individuals such as Emily Brontë seem to prove the manga's narrow perspective on the topic, there's also her equally talented sisters, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Jane Austen, Franz Kafka, John Keats, Natsume Sōseki, and many more. Finally, there seems to be an objective scale of talent in this novel, which is gut-wrenching (besides, the Arts are subjective). Because such statements are all over the place in Hibiki, which I otherwise find captivating, leaves me wanting to logically tear down all of that gammon and spinach to Yanamoto-sensei's face (not that I know Japanese). In summery: tread carefully.

... Last updated on April 12th, 2018, 4:53pm
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