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Tanabata no Kuni  
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A small group of people, descended from a particular bloodline, have the ability to negate a sphere of reality and neatly remove it from existence. Continuous use of this power alters the user's appearance until they come to resemble a none-too-pretty alien.

But what does this have to do with an out-of-the-way town in Japan, a group of university students from Tokyo, and a series of mysterious disappearances and deaths?


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Associated Names
칠석의 나라
Country of the Star Festival "Tanabata"
The Country of Tanabata
The Country of the July 7th Festival

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Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.26-28 (end) by The Project Scanlations over 7 years ago
v.4 c.25 by The Project Scanlations over 7 years ago
v.4 c.23-24 by The Project Scanlations over 7 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete)
2 Volumes (Wideban)
3 Volumes (bunko)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (117 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.39 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 25th 2017, 11:04am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Big Comic Spirits (Shogakukan)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #794 increased(+200)
Monthly Pos #1504 increased(+674)
3 Month Pos #2986 increased(+589)
6 Month Pos #4319 increased(+1013)

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On 216 reading lists
On 234 wish lists
On 312 completed lists
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mystery till the end   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by jasperv
October 10th, 2014, 4:10am
I disagree to compare this to kiseiju.
Yes the execution of Kiseiju was fantastic and thus you can't stop reading it.
But in the end, what was left after reading it? only some existentialist thoughts.
Tanabata's execution was lesser, the thrill was less, but the magic was never trivialized, the mystery of the "other side" was kept, sure they revealed the secret about the the "star-childs", but there are still room for readers interpretation and imagination (and if you're that type, you get chills and mindblows from thinking about the implications of some ideas there) , and that's what I think, in my mind put it above Kiseiju.

... Last updated on October 10th, 2014, 4:11am
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a low key super power manga   
Rating: 8.7 / 10.0
by whitespade
April 18th, 2014, 1:34am
and its a good thing, if you like being restful even thorough with such violence. the low key-ness does not come from the plot or the characters, it come from the pacing and the paneling. the panels are quite static with rigid boxes and the expressions and actions of the characters are contained in it, so you dont get a proper flow, making the tempo of the story low and relatively serene. it reflects on the main character that is an eternal optimist, but not insufferably so. i like the way he look to the future with open but hopeful gaze. all in all, good manga!

... Last updated on July 30th, 2014, 6:47pm
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Better than ratings suggest   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Shuibi_Nee
March 17th, 2014, 6:27pm
This story will always be compared to Iwaaki's masterpiece Parasyte, and in this comparison it will always fall short. But Parasyte was a masterpiece and TnK should not be ashamed of not quite measuring up.

Tanabata no Kuni (TnK) has an interesting premise and the space cancellation powers are developed with the skill expected of the author of Parasyte (albeit this is an earlier work). Though the characters themselves are less likeable and developed, the philosophies that form the context of the story are well explained, and the origins of the powers are made very clear.

The story is a lot lighter in tone than Parasyte, the characters have less depth and act with less conviction. Additionally, the manga is much shorter than Parasyte, making it simultaneously more accessible (little commitment involved to read) and less eventful (less time for meaningful plot events).

Clearly not the masterpiece Parasyte was, but still extremely entertaining, and I would go so far as to call it a page turner for most of the read. I would recommend to fans of Iwaaki's other works, as well as fans of Kigitsu (Franken Fran, Arthur Pyuty, Hellen ESP).
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I liked.   
Rating: N/A
by Akiradesu
November 25th, 2013, 2:21pm
As I said - I liked. Maybe you will too. Or maybe not? Who knows. This is not review, this is simply a comment. biggrin
One thing I would like to complain about is the lack of emotions. Like something that should shake person happens, but they have this "Oh, okay..." attitude.
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Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by Aikanaro
December 25th, 2010, 11:45pm
There's nothing special here. It's an adequately told story, but it's not about anything more than what it says on the tin. None of the characters are very interesting, and I dislike the art. It's not bad, I guess, but there's nothing there that would make me want to recommend it.
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