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Description
Tomioka Yuji is a 32-year-old night-shift guard for a mall. He works completely alone, so he often slacks off, exercising and hanging out on the roof. In some ways, the job is perfect for him, as he's always been terrible with people. However, he can't help feeling incredibly lonely and wishing he had friends.
One night, he makes a wish for friendship on a falling star. Shortly after, he finds a strange note left at the door of the mall. It says, "within a year, you'll go mad and die." After this, his solitary life begins to change--some ways for the better, and some for the worse. At work, he notices an ominous silhouette in a nearby apartment building, watching him neglect his job.
Who is the mysterious figure? Who sent him the creepy note, and why?

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
わにとかげぎす
深海鱼男

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
v.1-4 c.1-44 (v2) by Deadbeat-Scans 4 months ago
v.4 c.34-44 (end) by Deadbeat-Scans 7 months ago
v.3 c.23-33 by Deadbeat-Scans about 1 year ago
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Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Reviews
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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (40 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.26 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 1st 2018, 11:56am PST


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Recommendations
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Artist(s)

Year
2006

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Young Magazine (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #494 increased(+124)
Monthly Pos #1173 increased(+214)
3 Month Pos #2064 increased(+189)
6 Month Pos #2394 increased(+559)
Year Pos #3377 increased(+634)

List Stats
On 189 reading lists
On 204 wish lists
On 68 completed lists
On 9 unfinished lists
On 89 custom lists

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Excellent start, but the second half feels empty   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Mytskine
June 3rd, 2018, 9:25am
The first volume is excellent. The oddball loner that is the anti-hero of this manga reminded me a bit of Onani Master Kurosawa, but here the characters are adults, yet still immature. The ambience is more eerie, though it's always realistic. The second volume adds some action to a manga that was mostly centered on characters and their non-standard psychology, but it's still a highly intersting read.

Alas, volume 3 and 4 felt almost empty, as if the mangaka had run out of his story. The end is lukewarm, and by this point the original characters have already faded in a distant past.

... Last updated on June 3rd, 2018, 9:25am
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Completely Unique   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by cecropiamoth
March 14th, 2017, 6:29pm
This is by the guy who created the famous Ping Pong manga, lately (2016) turned into a good anime.

One again here we have the totally odd characters, the great drawing of extreme expressions, high degrees of facial ugliness, and, amazingly, one unbelievably beautiful woman.

Most manga are about winners, or losers who turn into winners. This manga is about a loser, but one who's a decent human being, and his weird struggle to become a more functional human being. Along the way are characters whose oddity no-one but FURUYA Minoru could create.

I'm not finished with reading what's been scanned yet, but I find myself rooting for the guy with all my might.

Thanks to Deadbeat-Scans for reviving the scanlation of this unique and strangely absorbing manga.
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Very interesting story   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by takitogr
December 9th, 2016, 5:41pm
Wish there were more than the first 2 vols available. This is a very interesting manga that's insightful and funny. It says some poignant things about loneliness and togetherness. A slacker tragicomedy about a bunch of oddballs and their crazy adventures in modern Tokyo. Recommended.
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