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1-2) Closing Day
Two guys become fast friends due to their mutual love for gaming, until one of them begins to want something else entirely...

3) The Voices of Cicadas
Due to his deep-rooted fear of abandonment, Iwasaki has always preferred 'easy' relationships with married men looking for a quick lay, so as to ensure that the 'inevitable' breakup will be "fast, clean, and peaceful," since there's no chance that he'll come to expect genuine love from the other party. Needless to say, this seemingly foolproof plan has one major flaw...

4) Chocolate Soldier
Why do people try so hard to obtain things, when simply watching should be enough?

5) Laundream
Clumsy but hard-working, overworked Amamiya has been losing sleep for days, and finally manages to catch a nap while waiting at the laundromat.

6) To Hate Without Trying
Kubota, who's never been married, has an odd propensity for turning down prospective wives on the grounds that they love eating taiyaki, which he claims to hate. But what's the true story behind his strange aversion to such a popular and delicious food?

7) Spring Storm
Checking back in with the pair from Closing Day.

8) Together, Hand in Hand
Revisiting the boys from Chocolate Soldier, as high school graduation grows near.


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v.1 c.7 (end) by Acme over 4 years ago
v.1 c.8 by Acme over 4 years ago
v.1 c.6 by Acme over 4 years ago
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1 Volume (Complete)

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Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (80 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.67 / 10.0
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November 24th 2015, 6:21am PST



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Rutile (Gentosha)
Rutile Sweet (Gentosha)

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No gonna lie I bawled like a baby   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by KanranSei
January 11th, 2018, 7:16pm
....especially when reading Laundream. Fuck that hurts.
This is a collection os short stories. They had simple premises, but really, in here less is more. Don't be put off with the drawing style, it will be better, but even so the simplicity of the art is the part of what is nice and feel'y about this manga. Even though all of these are short stories but each of the character is so well thought of and it won't fail to make you empathize with them.
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Really good   
Rating: N/A
by OmNom
October 19th, 2013, 2:42am
This is a collection of short stories, and they're all very nice. Every department is carefully invested and well thought out, from the characters, the plots, the developments. There's enough depth given but not too overwhelming at that, which creates a pleasant reading mood without being too heart-wrenching. I do admit some stories are better than others, but because the difference is not vast it felt greatly balanced out. I particularly really like the mangaka's interpretation of the title, 'Sairuiu' - it was explained and illustrated very nicely in the 2nd chapter. That's probably also my favourite story of the book.
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Gentle and heart warming stories   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by xono
July 21st, 2013, 10:32pm
Art is sketchy but can easily get used to. It turned out to be pretty nice to looked at and eventually, loved the strokes. Overall consisted of gentle and heart warming stories. Personal favorite is the couple from story Closing Day. Another that stands out for me is To Hate Without Trying.
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Love It!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by kayepop
March 18th, 2013, 12:15pm
The art might throw some off but it'll grow on you. I love each and everyone of the stories. The mangaka interwove into each stories details that are very Japanese and reminded me why I have fallen in love with everything Japanese, of how the old is interwoven with the new. After reading the last chapter one might want to re-read the first two chapters to cheer oneself up...
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