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Mika is just a normal high school student who dreams of having a wonderful love. And then one day, she happens to meet Hiro, the guy of her destiny. While experiencing many sad events, and while getting hurt, the time she spends with him is still one of the most happy moments in her life...


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سماء الحب
Koizora - Setsunai Koimonogatari
Sky of Love
Sky of Love - Sad Love Story

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v.10 c.Extra B (end) by Evil Flowers over 4 years ago
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10 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 6.8 / 10.0 (266 votes)
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How could anyone find this romantic?   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by KiniKinichan
April 18th, 2012, 9:17pm
I'm going to have to try to compose myself after reading this series. Let's put it lightly. This manga made me angry. Not uuuugh angry, like wanting to walk down the street and punch random pedestrians in the stomach angry.

And I know a lot of people will read this and go "THIS JUST ISN'T YOUR GENRE" or "IT'S TRAGEDY STUPID"

But I've read tons of shojo, and tragedy is usually my favorite kind of book/manga/movie/generally anything.
So I assure you I'm not complaining about genres and things I don't like. I'm saying this was just generally all around a pretty awful manga. It's not the art or anything either. It's just wow these characters, this plot, these themes and unfortunate implications, are just too much to handle. I can't see how anyone can find this romantic.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
So Mika is a TYPICAL HIGH SCHOOL GIRL, doing typical high school stuff, yada yada yada, She gets in fights with her obviously going to be a villain "friend" in the cliche POISONOUS FRIEND vein. Yeah yeah, typical shojo, normal enough. So she sees HOT STUD and he scares her and attacks some guy but then she talks on a phone and she's like "OH HE'S NOT AS SCARY I'LL GIVE HIM MY PHONE NUMBER". And they go on a date. You know. Also known as his penis. Okay. Where it's revealed he was lying about leaving his girlfriend and essentially just had an affair with her.

Okay. Warning. Red Alert. By this point you should already hit the "Douchebag" alert and get out of there. BUT NOT MIKA. AT THE WEE RELATIONSHIP PERIOD OF LIKE WHAT 1-3 days. She has decided she is madly in love with him, and since he broke up with his ex finally. That's all hunky dory. Hiro is obviously the best guy ever. (sarcasm hand raised) I can already tell he's totally trustworthy and will sweep me off my feet!

What is it with shojo heroines having so little self worth in these stories? Okay, reword that. Mika is the most pathetic, codependent, idiotic, and obviously masochistic shojo heroine I think I've ever seen.(And she has such competition like Hatsumi from Hot Gimmick!) Actually, there's only about one character I actually liked in this series. Everyone generally seemed to have the idiot ball so far up their rear ends they wouldn't know what actually care and empathy was if you cured their parents of life-threatening illnesses and then dedicated your entire lottery earnings to ending world hunger. Hiro comes off as a controlling, emotionally abusive sociopath for the most part, and cancer aside, this is even -BEFORE- the cancer things.
Observe the various romantic things Hiro does!
- Refuses to call the police on the rapists, in favor of punching one. Leaving his CRAZED EX TO GO COMPLETELY UNPUNISHED. Responsible? I think so!
-Emotionally abuses Mika for the HORRIBLE CRIME OF HAVING A FRIENDLY NON-ROMANTIC MOMENT with a perfectly nice and friendly guy. (After all she is property.) Then insists it's her fault until she believes it.
-Tries to break up with Mika and blames her for SOMEONE KISSING HER IN HER SLEEP.
Sound romantic? Sound like a dream guy you'd fall in love with? I feel like my knees are getting weak. And this is before he has I AM DYING as an excuse (As if it was one).

So then his ex (WHO BY ALL RIGHTS SHOULD BE IN PRISON, If Hiro was a reasonable, caring individual. ) shows up and causes Mika to miscarry their love baby. Which makes them sad ): Because the melodrama has to happen in every chapter in this story. And thinks are okay and then Hiro turns into a MASSIVE DOUCHEBAG. With such things like HUFFING PAINT. and MAKING OUT WITH OTHER CHICKS. And when Mika gets mad he's just like "WHAT DID I DO". Yeah.
So then he essentially makes use of her codependant to get head and to make her hurt herself and essentially rape her, and then changes his mind. And Mika is sad and of course self blames because she is totally at fault, and at this point she's just sort of bringing it upon herself by being a complete idiot who sounds horribly too much like a domestic abuse victim.

So she goes around being a complete psycho obsessed with him, with her obviously unhealthy (Like her every other relationship) friendship with an obviously also psycho and crazy girl who is supposedly her best friend, who always turns on her at every opportunity. Because isn't that just what all our friends are like?

If Mika was a compelling heroine, with a spine, a brain, and the self worth of a piece of dust, and not a whiny, passive codependant hollow shell of an actual character maybe this would be the part where she would go "You know all my friends are horrible to me. Hiro was horrible to me. Maybe I should rethink my social circle." But sadly, this is not one of those stories. What really gets me is that

So logically she MOVES ON AND FORGETS HIM RIGHT. No she just whines forever and does self destructive things and MOURNS HIRO FOREVER. Because obviously Hiro was such a catch, where will she find a guy who blames her for everything, dominates her, and refuses to actually protect her from his insane and dangerous ex?
She'll never feel that much romance again! What really got me is when she was upset Hiro's sister had the nerve to tell her to "Think about his feelings!" For motivations that were never explained. Aren't you just being so selfish Mika! Wanting answers for that person who manipulated you, emotionally abused you, and told you he'd take you back for sexual favors, before going LOLJK GET OUT OF MY BED.

You're so very, very selfish. You horrible girl.

So she gets the "Genuine nice guy" involved eventually. And come on, if you've read shojo you know this character. The smart, funny, nice, sweet, caring character, that the main girl will pull around on a string and manipulate until ZOMG TRUE LOVE comes back and he's kicked on his rear to be in the friendzone and since this is a shojo probably angst about how he'll never love again/kill himself.

Guess what happens here?

I don't even really need to go on so I'll sum it up. Mika never forgets about the douchenozzle. Runs off with Hiro the Sociopathic Cancer Patient because he "DID IT SO SHE'D NOT CARE WHEN HE DIIIED". Which totally justifies taking advantage of her codependancy, breaking her when she might be suicidal, and using her for sexual favors. (I saw someone on a forum saying this was a "Mature Decision".) And I'm sorry. Having cancer isn't an excuse for being an absolute douchebag, you know. The one he already was pre-cancer anyways.

I read this for the trainwreck it was. And It surprised me with just how much of a trainwreck it turned out to be.

It was unrealistic, melodramatic trash. With wonderful messages like. "Talking to other men is being an unfaithful terrible girlfriend, even if it's not romantically. And you deserve to feel bad about it and he deserves to leave/get kicked out of school." "Being kissed in your sleep is your fault." "Your boyfriend practically owns you" "Don't call the police on rapists, they were just being paid to do it!" and "You can be as horrible as you want in life, just hope you get a life threatening disease and anything you did before is totally justified and reasonable."

oh one more. "Your friends can turn on you for unwanted contact/being kissed in your sleep and any other minor infraction, and you should always take them back for it."

and "Sex in a school library is the most romantic thing ever"

And that's it for the TL;DR of this inspired by going through this again when my friend was.

Well I guess I should say something positive um.
I liked Yuu.
He was okay. And I guess despite it being a little weird I didn't mind the art at all. We cool?
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I know what the ending is going to be, hence I am going to stop reading right now   
Rating: N/A
by fictionalscience
April 9th, 2012, 6:32pm
Hmm honestly I don't really see why people hate Hiro (in the manga) so much. I don't think he's a jerk, rather, sometimes his failure to be completely responsible makes him a bit more of a realistic, fucked up 16-year-old. Well, actually sometimes he's a bit to nice too be a 16-year-old, because when Mika feel hopeless it's mostly her fault for not communicating (well, until later, when Hiro does fuck up, but hey, it's called an interesting plot), but they get better at overcoming it. I almost wished that Hiro would be the father of my child, ahahaha. But well, I'm not going to keep reading this, no time for a post-fiction depression.

Also, Hiro in the drama doesn't look like a realistic gyaru-o delinquent, what's with that?

... Last updated on April 9th, 2012, 6:53pm
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I feel like a heartless person after reading these reviews below...   
Rating: 6.6 / 10.0
by infinity9001
March 4th, 2012, 12:41am
After coming off a stream of heartbreaking and well-written mangas/books, I felt that Koizora didn't particularly strike any sort of emotional chords in me. I mean, it takes a pretty overused cliche for tragedies AND combines it with ridiculous characters and a storyline that looks as if it's been made to induce tears. With respects to the manga, the art isn't anything great (but it gets the job done), and the pacing is inconsistent.

The characters are barely tolerable, and their actions are unfathomable. Hiro is a major arse who needs some advice on how to treat the one he loves well. I somewhat understand his actions, but what he does to "protect" Mika, is to hurt her (emotionally and physically), treat her like garbage, have relationships with other girls (in front of her) when she's obviously still in love with him, because that's obviously what you do to not hurt loved ones right? How about communicating with her, telling her the truth, figuring out what you guys need to do to get through this time, and having a lovely time before...yea? Mika, on the other hand, needs some major psychological help. With all the crap that goes on with her, sometimes I wonder how she can even get herself up in the morning. I really don't understand how she can still love Hiro after all of this. Comparing her to strong heroines with similar backgrounds like Lisbeth Salander was a HUGE mistake on my part, but really, for a story that so many sing praises about, I expected it and its' characters to be in a league of their own. And they're not.

I think if I had read this a couple years ago when I was in high school the rating would have slightly been different, but I've just seen far too many great tragic mangas/stories/movies/etc... to get emotional about this. I think a lot of appeal of Koizora just depends on where you are in life, so if you're a bit older and want a fantastic romantic tragic manga go read something like Melo-Holic.

NOTE: I wrote this after I read the novel, watched the drama, and read the manga.

... Last updated on March 4th, 2012, 12:47am
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Heartbreaking, but could`ve been better   
Rating: N/A
by CiellavonNightmare
February 2nd, 2012, 9:47am
Okay. I reread this again. The movie was okay (really made me cry a bit) but then this, I dunno. The way they put the story together is okay, but there`s not much drama as there should be. Their expressions are flat ranging from mild smiles to expressionless tears. Art could`ve been a bit better. Most of all, I found the dialogues just ugh. -.- cliche lines and too perfect words. Hiro and Yuu`s characters and dialogues are just too perfect to be real. Though the Nozomu thing and Mika`s friendship with Aya was amazing. Despite it being a romance oriented manga, the thing I found the best was how it is close and relates to real life problems. The slice of life stuff. But the drama and romance? i dont think it`s portrayed that well in the manga. It doesn`t make me tear one bit again (and I rate tragedies by how much they can make me cry no matter how many times I read them) so this is a bit disappointing.
However, I suggest watching the movie. There`s more emotion and you can clearly see and feel the story.
The claim that this is a partially true story is a bit unconvincing. Even the world`s greatest true love stories weren`t this shallow and unrealistic enough. Boku Kimi was more convincing.
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Please read this before anything else.   
Rating: N/A
by sam0211
January 21st, 2012, 2:55am
I was never actually going to make an account on this website because really I never thought I had anything important to say, but then I came across this page about Koizora. I've seen the drama and part of the movie and was curious about the manga for it. From what I've read people don't seem to like it that much. plus most people who have yet to read this have only seen the movie. I do not know if the manga is any good and I do not plan to find out anytime soon. What I do know is that the movie is horrible if I had watch the movie before watching the drama I probably would have hated Koizora and tell people that the story is too sad and hiro is not all that great. but I luckily found the drama first. Its about 6 episodes long an hour each, but Its great, plus the actor that plays hiro is really cute!! smile I absolutely love hiro and was so pissed when in the movie hiro:

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
in the movie after he sleeps with mika he actually says his ex girlfriends name in his sleep

this does not happen in the drama thank god.

one thing I liked especially in the drama was:

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
she doesn't get raped in the drama, hiro saves her in time. plus he was actually thinking of killing his ex because of the whole thing. you can just tell how much he loves her. plus u see how much she loves him

In the drama you can really see how much hiro cares about her and loves her. Yes their is still a whole lot of drama and sad stuff that happens, but if your willing to watch a tragic love story then please give the drama a try. Even though after watching this I just sat their staring at the screen crying, every time I think about this drama I feel my heart ache but i do smile. i really loved this drama you know. I was completely head over heels for hiro and still am in a way smile but please again I warn you stay away from the movie at all costs. just in case you want to check it out heres the link
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sorry if this comes out wrong I'm just starting to use the codes.

this site also has the movie if your curious, but please watch the 6 episode drama first.

Big spoiler do not read unless watched or knows what is going to happen anyway.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
mika doesn't cause harm to herself in the drama and though sad stuff does happen hiro is always their for her and loves her very much, so much he went to her house every day begging mika's parents to accept him. he even changed his appearance to make them accept him better. the whole thing about hiro betraying mika after discovering he has cancer does happen, but her friend was half a sleep and they did not run off together plus she was kissed by her friends boyfriend too right after. sure hiro was harsh to her afterwords but he just didn't want her to suffer anymore. (i do not agree with what he did though, but his reasons were not wrong or not thought out) he really loved her and in the drama he did brake and was going to patch things up with her and tell her the truth because he loved her and missed her so much, but she was with another guy (only for tutoring) hiro misunderstood i think, but he saw how happy she was with that guy and new that no matter how much he loved her and wanted to steal her away for himself. he was going to die and leave her in pain and this guy there was making her smile and could be with her a lot longer then he could. It was hard on him too. anyway they do meet up again and the ending is really sad yet touching (just so you know if your being bad and reading the spoiler without watching the drama.) I thought it was really sweet that all the photos were of her and the little wedding they had and even though he was at the end of his life he still saw her. they spent the last second of his life with each other even though she wasn't even in the same room as him. I also think he saved her in the end even after he was gone. watch it if you haven't and you'll understand.

I highly recommend this!! the drama version!!
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Tragic read   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by 1122shadows
October 29th, 2011, 7:12am
You have to be able to love tragedies if you want to read this. Mika gets hurt a lot throughout the manga and Hiro is responsible for most of it. But if that's not your cup of tea or your bowl of rice, then read something else. In the end this is a romance with a sad ending, while 90% of the theme of their romance is saddening as well.

... Last updated on October 29th, 2011, 7:15am
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Rating: N/A
by Rinola
August 28th, 2011, 2:52am
I haven't actually seen the drama/movie yet so this review is purely based on the manga.

Personally I found it average. The pacing was a bit obscure, I felt the plot was on a fast forward button that left no time to develop an attachment to the main pair and then kind of slowed down up to a point where it was getting near the point of painfully slow. And then it ended on a cliffhanger (though you can see where this is going even without watching the drama or movie).

Actual content wise... personally I felt it got seriously unrealistic. The start of the relationship was quite rushed (perhaps due to the pacing) and I felt like they barely knew each other before she got pregnant.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
AND THEN IT GOES HAYWIRE. So okay, she's miscarried and self harmed once and somewhere along the line he works out he's got cancer? Perhaps it could excuse the going back to drugs, but it certainly does not excuse the coercion of Mika to perform sexual acts and burn herself with a cigarette under the ruse of going back together with her and then deciding not to. And bearing in mind he knows his girlfriend has just gone through all this suffering and has previously self harmed so clearly isn't in a strong state - I do not see how it could be 'love' or a need to 'protect her' that drove him to severe the relationship but leaving lingering threads and run off with one of her close friends (well, okay so the friend was kind of there to steal her boyfriend) and just leave her with no explanation. I don't know about you but I think breaking the relationship off in amicable terms would have been fairer. And then the whole being with Yuu and not forgetting about this horrible ex of hers. So okay the manga left it at hinting Hiro is dying but to be honest it seemed Hiro was pretty much a backup character from early on in the story and it seems preposterous that Mika would then break up with Yuu to stick to Hiro after all this pain as I believe the drama or movie portrays it (reading forums). Sure if it was just on amicable terms it's understandable but who would want to get back with that kind of nightmare?

To me there wasn't enough emotion tied to such a complicated plotline. It felt like the author shoved Mika on a road and then flung whatever miserable event she could think of at her without developing any of these occurances or new characters and then tries to link it to the original idea.

Perhaps the movie or drama is better - if I get round to watching it I'll edit this. But certainly this seems like a story that had potential but was kind of mangled along the way.
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almost perfect! But to depressing and missing somethin.   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by redsalt4
March 29th, 2011, 7:34am
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Would have been an absolute perfect love story if Hiro would have recoverd from cancer ( Not everyone dies of cancer their are tens of thousands who beat it live with it ans survive for years to come) After he recovered he returned to woe the love of his life Mika and they had a little girl together. Or even if he went into remission, they got back together had a kid then it sificed again and he died. Atleast i wouldn't feel so much regret and loss. it just missing something.
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Rating: N/A
by sarablack10
January 24th, 2011, 7:54pm
I loved this. I really did. I identified with it so much: the drugs, the disease, the rape. Pretty much everything is in this drama and it's not overpacked. It's well done. And I see people hatin' on the manga, so man, if this isn't good, then the live action must be amazing. There wasn't one character I didn't like and the art is gorgeous. Thank god the plot wasn't over complicated or messy. It flowed beautifully.
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Rating: N/A
by x_j3ssi_x
December 10th, 2010, 10:40pm
Wow, she's a real tear-jerker! "Uwah...uwah.." Though she's got every reason to cry, what with being raped, and everything else i can't really say i understand how she feels but its an interesting read
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