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Kounodori   
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Description
Pregnancy is not a disease, so insurance does not apply. Obstetric treatments do not treat injuries or illnesses, so an obstetrician is not normally needed during the birth of a child. Still, obstetricians are needed because anything can go wrong during a pregnancy. A mysterious pianist at night, obstetrician Kounotori Sakura faces the many challenges and drama that come with giving birth to another human being.

Note: Was nominated for the 39th Kodansha Manga Awards in 2015. Won the 40th Kodansha Manga Award for general manga in 2016.

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Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
Konodori: Dr. Stork
Kou no Dori
Kounodori - Dr. Stork
Kounodori - The Stork
Kounodori: Dr. Stork
Kōnodori
コウノドリ
产科医鸿鸟

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.11 by Futari wa Pretty Anon over 6 years ago
c.10d by Futari wa Pretty Anon over 6 years ago
c.10c by Futari wa Pretty Anon over 6 years ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
32 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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Average: 7 / 10.0 (21 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.71 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 18th 2022, 1:56am


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Year
2012

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Morning (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Kodansha USA (15 Vols, Ongoing; digital)

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Weekly Pos #755 increased(+20)
Monthly Pos #1668 increased(+124)
3 Month Pos #1658 increased(+1524)
6 Month Pos #4249 increased(+196)
Year Pos #5047 increased(+1028)

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On 249 reading lists
On 169 wish lists
On 17 completed lists
On 8 unfinished lists
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The approach to the obvious political conflict seems to be quite one-sided  
by Seyana
April 10th, 2022, 9:17am
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It's an interesting topic and the story takes a realistic approach and seems quite informative. The art is somewhat unique but while the characters are realistic, they are not particularly interesting.
At the end of volume 1, the afterword points out that the guy writing it went to a catholic hospital for research and consulting. It's not hard to guess which side of the abortion debate the author ends up on when volume 2 comes along. And calling it a debate would in this case be a generous way to put it.
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Interesting, even if a little preachy  
by umi_cham
August 12th, 2015, 5:01pm
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Interesting and moving, Kounodori immediately caught my eye. It takes a realistic look at pregnancy, right down to the ugly bits: abortion, still births, mothers who cannot take care of their babies; and it follows the pianist-obstetrician protagonist alongside several stories.

Personally, I skipped most of the chapters related to teen pregnancy and abortion, feeling it took a turn towards the preachy side: "abortion is murder", "no woman is happy about her abortion", and other themes the reader might not necessarily agree with.
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Very Interesting  
by renjenny
May 4th, 2015, 3:23pm
Rating: 8.0  / 10.0
This is a very interesting read, as it follows the mc, a obstetrician, through varying cases of pregnancy. Currently in volume 2 there doesn't appear to be any overall plot, but seeing as its ongoing with 7 volumes, I'm expecting something start up soon. I can't quite put my finger how I truly feel about the art. While I know some people would say it sucks, its just different than most mainstream mangas. But I feel that it visually communicates everything you need to know and so it that sense it's very good. Not everything is pleasing to the eye, but that's how life is and it also fits perfectly with the story. So even if you don't plan on reading the series, skim through a chapter and just look at the art. I'd very much like to know others feelings about it.

... Last updated on May 4th, 2015, 3:24pm
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