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Taiyou no Ijiwaru  
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From Storm in Heaven:

A collection of four short stories by Fuyumi Souryou.

The Rainbow Fish is a story about a painter and her problems dealing with a culture that doesn't leave too much space for artistic inspiration. From a little girl to adulthood, Sari struggles to show how she sees life through her eyes. This story is something of an autobiography.

Damned Sun is about a cynical girl who isn't very enthusiastic about most things teenagers like. She meets a man, a funny, interesting gangster. They get along very well from the beginning, understanding each other without too many words... But it only lasts one day, since what shakes Maki from her apathy can't last long...

Strange Trait asks the question: Are human beings are like groceries? Do they really have a certain durability? A writer thinks so, and she bases her novel on the idea.

A Strange Gene is about Ayano Yoshimusa; a superb worker, efficient, accurate, and cold. Saegusa, her colleague, is her opposite: messy, chaotic and warm. He admires his boss, whenever he talks to her he realises what a perfect creature she is… But as always, not everything is what it seems. When a sixteen years old appears and tells him she lives with Ayano, Saegusa seems to perceive that something might be hidden under the perfect appearance of this beautiful woman…


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Associated Names
太陽のイヂワル 惣領冬実傑作短編集
A Strange Gene
Damned Sun
Fuyumi Soryo short Stories - 1 - Taiyo no Ijiwaru
Strange Trait
Taiyou no Ichiwaru
The Rainbow Fish

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Latest Release(s)
c.1-Rainbow Fish by Storm in Heaven over 11 years ago
c.2-Damned Sun by Storm in Heaven over 11 years ago
c.3-Taiyou no Ijiwaru by Storm in Heaven over 11 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (183 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.95 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 27th 2013, 12:20pm PST



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Evening (Kodansha)
Morning (Kodansha)

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6 Month Pos #3358 increased(+1080)
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Rating: 9.6 / 10.0
by whitespade
April 10th, 2014, 5:22am
because they really spoil the stories. this is a josei-ish manga that rely heavily on the expression of emotions. beautifully illustrated, and evenly paced, these short stories are little nugget of gems.
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Taiyou no Ichiwaru   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by akari_mizunashi
March 29th, 2010, 4:01pm
This is one of the best female-perspective short story anthologies ever published. Souryo has already established her talent for depicting human emotion with a level of realism most manga artists can only dream of, and it's shown here as much as ever, but in these stories she also reveals a depth of thought usually reserved for literary writing. Literary writers can't draw, though, and Souryo's talent there is nothing short of intimidating. Her status as one of the best female mangaka on the field has never been more evident than it is in this volume.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by NightSwan
November 30th, 2008, 5:26am
That was one of the best collection of oneshots I've ever read...
It was just simply amazing...

Souryo Fuyumi really knows how to write about a person's soul....
So thought provoking, and quite tragic.
Made me sad, but in a good way, and not only that... It brought all sorts of emotions...

Art is beautifull as ever.
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Must read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by La Plume
October 27th, 2007, 7:40am
Short stories are not often as interesting as long series, but Fuyumi Souryo is definitly not your average shoujo mangaka. As usual she's able to make short stories, well paced, well drawn and psychologically interesting.
Of all the shoujo mangaka I read, she's one of the few that can trully appeal to both guys and girls. Though this one is categorized as a shoujo, It would be more accurate to say this one's a seinen.
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a good read   
Rating: N/A
by elalendi
February 11th, 2009, 3:31pm
A quick oneshot with some interesting short stories. Wasn't like WOW like her other works but still, I liked it. This one is kinda recent so her artwork is really pretty here. Her story-telling skills are also amazing. I loved the twist at the end of that last story.
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Like a collection of indie movies...   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by hobbitelf518
October 29th, 2010, 10:24pm
I kept putting this collection of one-shots away for fear of tragedy or something being really deep -- leading me to cry and end up with puffy eyes the next day. But having finished it, I really liked it. It takes you through many different emotions / situations / personalities. For some reason, I really liked "The Rainbow Fish" and "A Strange Gene"... Great story-telling... *thumbs up.
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by kahori
July 20th, 2008, 7:12am
This is an amazing set of oneshots. Souryo has a deep understanding of how human emotions work, how the mind works- her stories are extremly realistic and amazing in how they really get into the human mind. Her artwork is clean but beautiful. This was a very interesting look at different aspects of life and living. Souryo is clearly an amazing mangaka to make oneshots into something so powerful.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mydisguise
March 9th, 2008, 11:30am
the first story didnt have a particular plotline, just showed her stages in life and her thoughts, but it was still kinda captivating.

the second story i really wanted to cry but i couldnt. and i loved it, and now i'm really sad after reading it.

the third story is quite simple but still interesting.

the fourth story is... puzzling. i cant decide whether it confuses the hell outta me, or if its complex and interesting. probably the second one =] i might have to read it a couple more times to really understand it though.
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