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Umi no Misaki  
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Goto Nagi has travelled to the southern island of Okitsushima, and ventures out to see Umi no Misaki, a striking cape jutting out into the ocean. But when he arrives, he finds that there is much more to this cape than a wondrous view. There is something peculiar about the cape, and about the island's inhabitants.


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Associated Names
Messenger of the Sea

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Ganbari no Fansub
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Latest Release(s)
v.15 c.122 by Necron99Scans over 4 years ago
v.15 c.121 by Necron99Scans over 4 years ago
v.15 c.120 by Necron99Scans over 4 years ago
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15 Volumes (Complete)

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Umi no Misaki by Master_M2K

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Average: 8 / 10.0 (1079 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.96 / 10.0

Last Updated
February 22nd 2018, 8:08pm PST



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Young Animal (Hakusensha)

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Definitely doesn't reinvent the harem genre  
by LordT
July 26th, 2018, 2:06am
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
This whole series reeks of juvenile wish fulfillment
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down from the MC having a huge dong to the entire island having basically no males, with every female throwing themselves at him
, and cop-out city.

If you're looking for any sort of significant plot or character development or substance, avert thine eyes right now. If you're looking for a mary sue MC to relate to and flawless 2D girls to fantasize about, you'll love this.
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Good for what it is  
by KennEH!
April 19th, 2017, 7:02pm
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
If you can't stand characters spending forever in awkward misunderstanings and trying to figure out thier feelings for each other, this is for you. The author spends little time with the buildup to the romance (almost too little) and just dives in. It goes at swift pace that very little felt episodic or filler, which is a common probelm in harem. Plot is pretty straightforward, doesn't offer many surprises, but the few taht are there fit well. Each heroine gets her own subplot. One heroine does get more spotlight than the others, but it's definitly not as bad as most other harems I've read. Light hearted read for the most part. Ending was pretty satisfiying and did not feel rushed.

The heroines are pretty cliche and you can pretty much guess who fits into what archtype the first time you meet them. Authour did a good job in not making them boring however. MC does nothing new and is mostly the harem lead you'd expect. I will say that he is not completley spinless which makes him likable to a small degree. There is character devlopment, which does a little to spice up the very "by the book" charcter tropes. There are a few side cast memebers, mostly forgettable due to them having very little spotlight. There was a goofy loli looking teacher that was mostly around for jokes and to give advice to the main cast that I felt didn't do much at all excpet tell reader what was already known and be annoying. Satus quo for a gag charsacter.

Art is very inconsistent. Usally the close up shots of the characters have very good shape, but most of the time chracters are just round looking. Hands are often drawn a little too big, small gripe as it was only noticable in a few full body shots. tons of detail in objects and backgrounds, in some instances it screams at you that it was traced. Though I will say that it was not often where the charcters looked completley out of place.

My expections are usually low for harem, but it givien it's high rating I decided to give this a shot. Defintley worth it in my opinion. Doesn't reinvent the genre, but definitley does things I would like to see more of. Romance that is actually part of the story and not just at the very end. Alos not having a single heroine that takes center stage and the rest be side cast.
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Feels like a vacation, in a countryside island.  
by moredrowsy
August 28th, 2015, 12:53am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
There's quite a few points that the author set out to do and executed it quite well.

1. The island and countryside lifestyle atmosphere are conveyed very well.
2. The relationships between the male mc and his various harem females are executed superbly. The bonds are slowly developed for each female and it explores their various happiness, dilemmas, insecurities and duties as the island maidens.
3. The male MC is actually quite capable to notice the feelings of the various girls around him. He's not dense but also not forceful.
3. Nice touch of soft comedic dialogues that are actually quite funny in its own subtle ways.
4. NO DRAMA. Even without drama, the series built up a good climax with the issues mentioned above.

However, one big drawback is the art. The art for the first volume is amazing. In contrast to the rest of the series, the character designs went from realistic to chibi face with dbz style haircuts....If this series had kept the same mature artistic style, shown in the first chapter, for the rest of the series, it would have been a perfect 10/10.

... Last updated on August 28th, 2015, 1:04am
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Scenic and thoughtful  
by umichuu
November 2nd, 2014, 5:18pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
This is, hands down, my favorite manga. The art is stunning. Fumizuki writes meaningful dialogue that really makes you think, and he creates a beautiful atmosphere. If you're fond of island life, you may very well enjoy this. Fumizuki Kou does a fantastic job portraying the island and the ocean. This is a feel-good read, for the most part. The ending was perfect, though I would have loved more.

... Last updated on June 13th, 2016, 12:32pm
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certainly an entertaining manga  
by whitespade
April 2nd, 2014, 6:11am
Rating: 8.7 / 10.0
at first, it goes through same old same old path other harem manga takes. introduce the girls, some conflicts, some misunderstandings, etc, etc. everything is fine and dandy and they are all so cute, with the main character the usual kind hearted, follow along with anything kind of guy that populated the harem world.

then it goes overdrive to sex mode. all the orgasmic expression, the foreplay, the boobs...well, the mangaka draw hentai, so it's not that bad. however, one cannot really get into it because the mangaka love to super impose cute on sexy, and you just end up laughing seeing the cherubic, round and cute face of Nagi sucking on a girl's boob. i was quite perplex with the choice of character design at such point in story, but i chalk it up to the mangaka trying to keep the tone as low as possible and dont become full on hentai, though it feels a bit shotacon and lolicon ish.

then towards the end everything goes dark, the characters become dark and theres some unbelievable sex scene (the last one). with so much flashback and supernatural happenings, you know things finally getting serious.

but then it goes happy ending at the end so everything is fine, and you are fine. you just have this niggling question - wheres the sequel because you really want to see how are their kids holding on.
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All the generic set up without being generic  
by sadomqfwpo
October 30th, 2013, 1:46pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
You're going to look at the tags, ecchi, harem, and romance and immediately think it's a pile of unremarkable crap done a thousand times and I wouldn't blame you. We've had how many thousand generic harems now? Well Umi no Misaki is different. There are other girls obviously, but the KYAAA ECCHI crap is completely out, the misunderstandings don't happen, the 15 volumes to realize you actually like MC are deleted, and the characters that would have been twin-tail tsunderes are buttered up to actually full personalities.

The characters in this are what really set it apart with the MC leading the charge. He's 17 but he's no shounen MC, he has a full personality and actively tries to understand the girls, even reciprocating feelings, actually a LOT of reciprocation. Like others have said, this is basically an eroge without the sex.
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Well...that last part can be ticked off
. Pretty much every volume is the same formula, which typically is essentially a bunch of dates where the girls are competing with each other for the MC's favor. This sounds absolutely awful on paper, but it's executed very well. Every girl has the opportunity to show their feelings towards the MC and it doesn't turn into any sort of "Bawww he doesn't like me" crap either. In general it's just a very fulfilling harem romance that you don't see often.

It's the kind of manga you download and then bang out 10 volumes without looking up, and it's generally really heart-warming and cute, so give it a shot.
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Latest volumes have taken a major dramatic turn.  
by Jandalman
July 14th, 2013, 1:45am
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
This series used to be one of my favourite harem comedy story. It actually had romance and the protagonist and his girls are all likable. The plot was interesting but still overall lighthearted. But now it's turned really dramatic and I sense tragedy coming. Quite a mood whiplash from how it was for the majority of the series.

If you are someone who wants to invest their time and emotions on a "happy" harem series I WOULD have recommended this one, but now I'd say wait until the series ends (which I think is gonna happen soon) and then check the latest reviews to see if it ended badly or not.
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What gets me...  
by jeffreymgibson
April 6th, 2013, 4:14pm
Rating: N/A
This is one of those mangas where everyone falls for the male main character when in fact there's not one thing exceptional about him at all.

What really gets me though, is oviously there is somthing going on that may noy be on the up and up and the main character doesn't seem the least bit concerned about it. I mean he doesn't have one ounce of curiousity about whats going to happen to him and thats too hard to believe. given the clues he's. Een given, i think most guys would find out more about thier fate before agreeing to this adventure but he doesnt seem to care at all. it hard to accept.
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Again Another morality bullshit by comentator  
by dharmox
December 9th, 2012, 8:05pm
Rating: N/A
O My god this is harem, too many H scene in the comic. No Moral, the author must be nuts, or he is a coward who trying making money by some cute character in H-manga. This is soooo lame comment, if you are not adult yet don't read it, if you have a moral dilemma don't read it. About harem face it a male populations in the earth is only 1/4 populations in the world, so 3/4 is female populations. So why not have 1-4 spouse, is that not logic for you. It is a Seinen and doesnt need to place any moral lesson for the kid.
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[sigh] A manga by a coward.  
by AquarianDemocrat
June 11th, 2012, 5:42pm
Rating: N/A
I really liked the first few chapters of this series, I mean REALLY liked them so I'm pretty upset that I just finished Vol. 2 and I'm dropping this series. The series is nothing like what it starts out to be, and it's one of those things where you should just read chapter 1-2 and drop it so you can preserve that memory of it. Or not read it at all.

The art: the art is beautiful, I mean, I sketch and this is just a guy who can bring you to your knees with some of these arts. The sweeping scenic views off cliff sides and especially if he chooses to draw something from beneath the water he gives it this amazingly vibrant look to it. It made me want to swim in the sea lol. To be clear, I'm a total sucker for these scenery-porn-light-plot-slice-of-life series... that is not what this is by the way.

The plot and characters: chapter one starts off real good, you have this young guy who's arriving on the island to find this place in a photo of his dead mom. No deep meaning, no dark drama, he's just wants to see this place in his life. He meets this sweet girl (really nice, a little airheaded... you know this type of character) and she takes him up to this cliff. It's a little stereotypical but it does what it does really well and it's a happy read. This goes down hill fast.

By the end of volume one alone it spirals off into this insane plot of coincidences and bullcrap. Yes, it's a harem. It COMPLETELY ABANDONS THE ORIGINAL PLOTLINE to make him the God of some local shrine and sets up these three girls to be his servants, so yes, it's a harem. If you're not writing for the small group who has a thing for harems (like the first few chapters will draw in people who don't) it's a hard thing to do, because, you know, you have to actually write a plot and have girls who are girls and not... props. This is the worst kind of harem, it treats girls like crap, no one female in this story has any backbone or wants to do anything besides *Sigh* please their man and cook. Has the mangaka ever met a real girl? NO ONE TALKS LIKE THIS.

The harem goes nowhere and you are set up for 8 volumes of dumb middle-school esque sex jokes and gosh the tough life of a guy surrounded by these airheads who will he choose someone shoot me now... I'm sorry, why does everything just fall into this guy's lap? People fall in love with him for no reason, his dad pays for everything and he doesn't work, does anyone else hate this dumb stuck-up guy who think he knows everything?

So why couldn't the author just write something fun and original, 'cause chapter one shows he knows how. OK, maybe not original but nice and not stab-your-eyes-out annoying. Is he just insecure? That he writes this crap, where it's like a retread of a retread of a retread of a plot. And these beautiful places with such boring people. Everyone on this island seems to just be rich, they all have nice houses, and creative architecture, and fantastic wildlife and clear blue skies and beautiful beaches and they're playing out this shitty second rate harem plot? What wasted artistic talent!

... Last updated on October 23rd, 2013, 4:33pm
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