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Yesterday o Utatte  
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After college, Rikuo Uozumi, a boy without much ambition in life, takes on a job at a convenience store. The days pass by uneventfully for Rikuo until he meets his former love interest and classmate, but especially thanks to the unusual Haru Nonaka, and her pet crow…


Related Series
Yesterday o Utatte EX (Side Story)

Associated Names
Sing "Yesterday" for Me
Sing Yesterday for Me
Sing Yesterday!
Yesterday wo Utatte

Groups Scanlating
Death Toll
Lost Heaven

Latest Release(s)
v.11 c.113 (end) by Village Idiot & Death Toll about 1 month ago
v.11 c.112 by Village Idiot & Death Toll 2 months ago
v.11 c.111 by Village Idiot & Death Toll 4 months ago
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Status in Country of Origin
11 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (230 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.91 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 22nd 2018, 11:21pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Business Jump (Shueisha)
Grand Jump (Shueisha)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #531 increased(+39)
Monthly Pos #782 decreased(-358)
3 Month Pos #752 increased(+103)
6 Month Pos #1038 increased(+275)
Year Pos #1055 increased(+176)

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On 1411 reading lists
On 1032 wish lists
On 79 completed lists
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I'm beginning to wonder if there's anything Toume can't do...   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Crenshinibon
October 16th, 2008, 12:39pm
Just like the majority of her other works, Yesterday wo Utatte is another unique gem powered by a compelling plot and impressive character development. Taking a break from robot-samurai and psychological thrillers and switching to something realistic is something I normally wouldn't expect to succeed, but Toume always seems to prevail at what she attempts. Excellent pacing, intricate characters, and her adept art style leaves me once again with very little, if anything, to complain about.
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Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
January 30th, 2006, 5:29am
Although it's technically young man, it reads more like a realistic girl. Readers of her other works- Hitsuji no Uta, Luno, Kurogane- will enjoy her unique style.
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Looks Like Reality!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by cecropiamoth
November 17th, 2013, 4:09pm
Almost everything in this manga--the characters, their economic situations, their hopes and disappointments, and above all their smoldering feelings--is very much like stuff that has happened to me or people I've known. Some of this realism is actually painful to watch, particularly the long, passive avoidance by the main character of the good things reality is offering him. Nevertheless, that's the way people, in fact, often are!

And the other characters in this manga, who are mostly less irritating than the MC, make up for his unwillingness to move on by being especially likable and interesting. Toume Kei is a woman, and maybe that's one reason why her female characters tend to be so deep and interesting. Or maybe not--but in any case a story with such interesting women in it is, perhaps paradoxically, bound to be of extra interest to male readers. And I believe that most female readers will like this manga simply because they will probably be able to thoroughly identify with it.

In short, it's a very well-told story about romantic uncertainty playing out in the lives of people in their early 20s. That's one of the great themes of story-telling, and this is a very good story of that sort.

... Last updated on November 17th, 2013, 4:12pm
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Great manga!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by addnine
November 11th, 2011, 5:22pm
I like it. Some other people might complain that it's slow and nothing really happens at first but that happens in most slice-of-life romances. The story and art are a good combo and it's not that frustrating to read. In the start it might seem that the main character is going to be one of those "pathetic, can't-do-anything" type of guys but he's clearly not. He has a strong personality and is a good guy.
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Hopefully won't get all melodramatic   
Rating: N/A
by Anabiotic_Pineapple
August 19th, 2010, 12:45pm
Kei Toume Rocks indeed! smile

She's a knack for making a simple and moving drama without the usual accompaniment of melodrama =P

On this, I would have to disagree. Hitsuji no Uta was the embodiment of melodrama, but I still loved it. I'm hoping that this series doesn't devolve into a mess of melodrama however.
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Unusual from her other works, but such an unexpected gem   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Laclongquan
March 25th, 2007, 8:16am
The atmosphere of the story is very... nice. Unique I should say.

There's many layers to the story and it unfold pretty smoothly. Characters development also is good.

Still, I feel the pace of the manga is a bit slow. End volume two already and it's not far along as I would like. Minus one point for that.

I do looking forward to future releases!
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This manga is all about unrequited love   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Goobersnotch
June 10th, 2014, 6:57am
And I'm really excited to see how far she takes it with these characters. Have not read a romance that almost exclusively focused on the theme on unrequited love (for all parties involved) since Honey & Clover. I wonder if it's not a coincidence that Art and Art School was a theme in both works. Either way, I really love Kei Toume's art style and writing. Have not enjoyed a romance manga this much in a long time.
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Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
March 14th, 2006, 11:31pm
Kei Toume Rocks indeed! :)

She's a knack for making a simple and moving drama without the usual accompaniment of melodrama =P

Good stuff...
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The ending and my thoughts   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by jackblk
September 22nd, 2016, 3:06am
Ok so i found the raw, read it for the ending only. I don't know Japanese so i'm not sure at the end. Read the spoiler at your own choice.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Shinako and Rikuo Uozumi try to maintain the relationship but it's not working out. They try to kiss, but fail to since Uozumi realizes Shinako has been pushing herself to the relationship, they are not comfortable confronting both themselves to problems that they are hiding. Both of them are concerned of Rou/Haru but won't tell each other about it. They then decide to break up.

Rikuo and the guy chasing after Haru come to Haru's hometown to find her. She is found at the train station by the other guy. She told him something, which reminds him about his childhood friend. He leaves. Rikuo then arrives the station, have some talks with Haru. Rikuo kisses her.

I don't really understand after that so i might guess some: cafe owner or Shinako is getting married (dunno who, since they are alike, in a dress, with wedding hair so pretty unable to tell). Rou has some talks with the girl he's living with. Not sure what happens. The End.

So here's my thought. I really want Rikuo and Shinako to end up together, but i know flags are telling me that they are not. It's expected but i'm disappointed. It hits my feelings like a truck. It reminds me of Natsu no Zenjitsu. God damn these authors, can we have a better ending for vanilla person like me? Still, i give it a 9. Good read, nice art. Fucking ending anyway.

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Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by bahram
February 6th, 2018, 1:11pm
I'm not sure why I was so enamored with Toume Kei back in the day. Maybe it was due to the art? Because that's the only thing this series has going for it. Yesterday wo Utatte is atrociously paced, has no plot and you can't even call it a slice of life because nothing actually happens (and even in the slowest SoLs stuff actually happens). This is a pure romance manga, except that there is never any progress made because every character has unrequited love for someone else. Not only that but all of these characters refuse to ever move on and find someone else to fall for.

Such a setup would make sense if this was a generic shounen romcom, but this is a seinen starring characters who are aged 18~24+. The result is that you have this super realistic setting superimposed on top of adult aged characters who act like middle school children. Scratch that, I shouldn't even compare them to school children because even kids know when the fuck to move on with life and that a crush turning you down isn't the end of the world. The characters in this manga aren't even human because they fail at such a basic aspect of human life. No matter how many monologues and flashbacks you throw at me over 11 volumes, it still isn't going to make your unrequited love plot device any less boring.

What you read in the first 3 chapters of this manga is exactly what you'll get for the 110 other chapters.
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