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Sarashi Asobi  
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From Karma Falls Scanslations:

Shinigami Ai is bored with his job and to seek enjoyment he has an interest in high-school girl Ren who only has days left to live. She is the student council president at her school and really a good-hearted girl, but she is feared by the whole school because of her harsh way of speaking. Ai possesses her body and exposes her kind, true nature and so enjoys his "Sarashi Asobi (Exposing Game)". But gradually he is starting to feel an interest in being with Ren...

Includes the one-shot "Lunch".


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Exposing Game

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.Omake by Fallen Syndicate over 6 years ago
v.2 c.7 by Fallen Syndicate over 6 years ago
v.2 c.6 by Spica Scans over 6 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (424 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.45 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 18th 2014, 12:16pm PST



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The Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

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Monthly Pos #1285 increased(+30)
3 Month Pos #1911 decreased(-77)
6 Month Pos #2009 increased(+174)
Year Pos #2241 decreased(-29)

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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by rurihime
November 9th, 2012, 1:50am
I'm actually not into something like 'the grim reaper falling in love with the person he's supposed to take the life away' but when I read the good comments I thought, give it a try since it's only 8 chapters and wow! I actually loved it. Not too cliche, and really sweet. A must read! smile
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soo good..   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Di27
September 12th, 2012, 6:27am
i have to admit i read it coz the art was promising.. but it ended so well i love the little twists and turns near the end.. also that extra oneshot (0.5 Lunch) was to die for it was so good too, but sad..
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The best "supernatural" shoujo   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by korinacaffeine
August 10th, 2012, 9:36am
Probably one of if not THE best short shoujo stories out there. The art style is fun and refreshing, the characters are well-defined and interesting, and the supernatural element is played up just enough to remind you that it exists without being totally front and center. The romance is well-paced despite the length. Motives for the romance are excellent and believable. The romance between Ai and Ren focuses almost 100% on character interaction--meaning that physical looks play almost no part in their getting together. The characters all change each other and effect each other's lives, and every emotion feels very real.

I also like that this is all told from Ai's perspective.

Really don't have any complaints. Tobina Touya is my favorite mangaka and I believe this is her best work.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sandyatthebeach1
March 10th, 2012, 2:15pm
You know how there are those stories and manga that just capture your attention? There are also those ones that, no matter how hard you try, you really just can't get into.
This one's the type that just grab you. It's an interesting premise, and the characters are really very lovable. Ren is strong and admirable, and I really liked the rest of the characters, too! It's sort of a refreshing, airy, interesting and sweet manga. It's not like... (prepare for weird dessert analogy) really heavy cake with lots of frosting; it's more like sorbet after a hot summer's day. It's not too focused on comedy, it's not too depressing or emotional. It just has a very good feel to it. Even the art is sort of whimsical and elegant.
Anyway, what I'm getting at is... read this! It's really a nice manga. biggrin

... Last updated on March 10th, 2012, 3:29pm
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Definitely Recommended!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kingdaichi
June 8th, 2011, 9:00pm
These types of stories are my favorite. Like the person before me commented, this story is light, yet very emotional. It doesn't have a sugary feel to it, nor a depressive one. I want to give Ai (the main male protagonist) a big hug! He starts off just "playing", yet he is drawn deeper and deeper by Ren (the main female protagonist) unconsciously, until he is trapped in the abyss of love (hmm, maybe possessiveness? not sure what to name this feeling) by his own will. Some Ai's thoughts are so sweet, yet they are borderline obsessive (which I like biggrin!!). Anyways, although Sarashi Asobi only has two chapters out so far, I definitely recommend it to anyone who likes a story that is a slow and light read, but filled with emotion and a maybe a slight foreboding of tragedy!
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Very Sweet   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by ChildofSecrets
April 15th, 2012, 1:18pm
It was short but it was great. I think I'm just a sucker for love stories where the main character is bashful tsundere and the guy is playful trickster. The romance between the main characters just made me blush it was so adorable. And I liked the art even more than I expected to. It's a bit different and dark but I started to like that about it, not that I didn't like it to begin with. The story itself isn't anything mind blowing plot-wise, it's pretty simple, but in a good way (especially because its focus was romance) and the whole grim reaper + human romance (basically unorthodox love) didn't feel cliche to me at all because the male lead felt surprisingly human most of the time. I was pleased with the ending even though it was a little unexplained (at least fully), but that didn't matter much.

Sad that it's over. Wish I could read more similar stories.

... Last updated on April 17th, 2012, 5:14pm
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Rating: N/A
by SAimNE
December 13th, 2011, 8:52am
As far as shinigami romances go this has to be one of, if not, the best I've ever read. I reallly can't see anything to bash about this series. Managed to be sweet, interesting, and funny.
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errr..female quite clumsy   
Rating: N/A
by wrensei
June 19th, 2013, 9:39pm
Well, she's tough but she somehow an "accident prone" type of character.
Whenever she went to help others, she always get herself into trouble which kinda annoys me,
however the story was good.
Moreover, that reaper said struck me.
"He choose to rot.."
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i enjoyed it even though it's not smut (hoho)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by leilockheart
August 2nd, 2012, 2:07pm
there weren't really tear jerking romantic scenes, but the way they showed they care and love for each other were enough for me. i mean, the love was conveyed properly by their acts without too much force hugging or kissing like what smuts have.
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Wanted more....   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by blueseeker
February 8th, 2012, 4:06pm
I like art like this, makes it feel a bit "arty", rather than manga style.....If that makes any sense. I wasn't expecting this story to have as much depth as it did, so it was a pleasant surprise that it was so good.
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