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Umi no Misaki  
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Goto Nagi has travelled to the southern island of Okitsushima, and ventures out to see Umi no Misaki, a striking cape jutting out into the ocean. But when he arrives, he finds that there is much more to this cape than a wondrous view. There is something peculiar about the cape, and about the island's inhabitants.


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Associated Names
Messenger of the Sea

Groups Scanlating
Ganbari no Fansub
Impatient Scan Team

Latest Release(s)
v.15 c.122 by Necron99Scans over 2 years ago
v.15 c.121 by Necron99Scans over 3 years ago
v.15 c.120 by Necron99Scans over 3 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
15 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews
Umi no Misaki by Master_M2K

10 topics, 68 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (1046 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.05 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 22nd 2018, 8:08pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Young Animal (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #390 increased(+34)
Monthly Pos #519 decreased(-14)
3 Month Pos #533 increased(+27)
6 Month Pos #527 increased(+66)
Year Pos #591 increased(+19)

List Stats
On 3866 reading lists
On 1042 wish lists
On 1438 completed lists
On 150 unfinished lists
On 367 custom lists

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Forum Posts
The end? But still ongoing? over 3 years ago
The whole ending portion is a disaster over 3 years ago
Character Art Change over 4 years ago
current chapter discussion (spoiler warning) over 4 years ago
why choose one ? over 4 years ago

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It's ok.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Unrequited
April 19th, 2009, 3:43pm
It started a bit slow, and the male lead is ok I guess. He was overly-dramatic when confronting the girls' problems/attitudes in the beginning imo. Arbitrarily denying the ancient customs of an island because "It' just not right." Anyway, the situation was handled poorly imo. But of course, they respond to his lame defiance. I'm not a big fan of the *knight in shinig armor* thing I guess. Anyway after the girls warmed up, he seemed more tolerable.

One of the better things about this manga is that the lead pays attention to all the girls. Ai Yori Aoshi might as well have not been a harem because the other girls didn't even seem matter. Anyway, development is more proportionate or equal.

Because of this, the moment I start to prefer one girl, the next chapter(s) make(s) me like another. It's balanced well and now I'm hoping for a harem or open ending. Kinda tired of getting multiple, likable, and lovable characters only to have them left to the side in the end.

Anyway, check it out for yourself.

... Last updated on June 21st, 2009, 11:21pm
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Scenic and thoughtful   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by umichuu
November 2nd, 2014, 5:18pm
This is, hands down, my favorite manga. The art is stunning. Fumizuki writes meaningful dialogue that really makes you think, and he creates a beautiful atmosphere. If you're fond of island life, you may very well enjoy this. Fumizuki Kou does a fantastic job portraying the island and the ocean. This is a feel-good read, for the most part. The ending was perfect, though I would have loved more.

... Last updated on June 13th, 2016, 12:32pm
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Love to hate   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by smurf123
February 22nd, 2012, 7:23pm
Here i read person after person putting hate on the main character and the others which is why i felt forced to post.

I love this story for the fact that the guy is not a wimp nor an imbecile nor the typical shounen retard, this makes it one of the extremely few male leads i can sympathize with and root for and not wishing death and destruction upon. I see him as an clear slate so that you can project yourself into his shoes. In my mind I,ve named him Lucky F**ker

The girls are all developed, a hell of a lot more than you get in any other harem, some more than others. Karin is the only believable one though. To me its only her or the first girl he met that are the true competitors and by right Karin should be the one to seduce and win him. For Shizuku to get him would just be wrong, as if a first meeting would mean more than an extended period of time growing to know a person. Too bad i dont find tomboys endearing.

Oh and the art is truly exceptional and makes up for the story being so awfully slow paced.
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by 2wcp
January 7th, 2009, 4:33pm
This is gotta be one of the best romance manga ever. The characters are great, the story is, well, makes sense and the best thing about the manga is that, many of the scenes involving hero and any one of the heroine are romantic sweetness! Very recommended.
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Latest volumes have taken a major dramatic turn.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Jandalman
July 14th, 2013, 1:45am
This series used to be one of my favourite harem comedy story. It actually had romance and the protagonist and his girls are all likable. The plot was interesting but still overall lighthearted. But now it's turned really dramatic and I sense tragedy coming. Quite a mood whiplash from how it was for the majority of the series.

If you are someone who wants to invest their time and emotions on a "happy" harem series I WOULD have recommended this one, but now I'd say wait until the series ends (which I think is gonna happen soon) and then check the latest reviews to see if it ended badly or not.
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Not that bad   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by rawrimmakitty
March 10th, 2012, 12:12pm
This manga isn't bad. I love the development of the characters and the story, itself, but...

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
I can't seem to take this series seriously anymore. Everyone has ridiculously round and cute faces, but at the same time, they're having sex, and... I can't help but find it strange.
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a good thing to read   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by ayumisingo
March 7th, 2012, 4:50pm
after reading the whole manga , i just hope that the protagonist will have a good ending and the girls either . The story is going to the direction which a man must choose one of the three girls who love and have affection toward him but if he choose one,sadly the other two will have broken heart. I just hope that this manga have a good end just like on Honeymoon salad manga that i read.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Arsenico
August 2nd, 2008, 1:48am
Oh, this manga is a pearl! I loved it from the start, and untill now (ch19) is absolutely perfect! I hope the mangaka will continue like this!
The hero isin't an idiot, and girl are cute... i only hope this dont take some strange dark\dramatic plot going further...
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about the eroge similarities....   
Rating: N/A
by Magasaki_Sugamoto
May 12th, 2012, 4:38pm
well having played a few eroge in my time and allthough its not exactly same scenario ( but quite close in a way ) ever heard of "Come see me tonight 2" ? (if not read this link ml?counter=1) It's an eroge that puts u in the shoes of a shinto priest to be inheritor of a shrine and responsible to choose between 4 mikos ( shrine maidens) the one that will preside on next festival as main dancer but also as primary miko ofthe shrine that will marry to you. I could say that well it has a lot of similarities but there they just end and well unlike the eroge i mentioned this manga has a lot more character development plus the customs and the way the islanders respond as a closed society plus the comic at times relief of the curious teacher that in a way studies them customs like a national geographic photographer in a national african park do add a lot more to the basic scenario. That and the amazing art specialy when sceneries wide views are shown or underwater scenes add for me to the respect i have for that artist.Allthough of course it doesnt surpass in plot Ai yori Aoshi that i still consider one of the most romantic manga i ever read that include a touch of slice of life - the others i d' mention are Yume de Aetara, Nana for its realism, Nana to Kaoru for managing be so romantic even though it explores also the kinky perversions that are also a facet of the sexual aspect of love life of a pair, still i give it an 8 for the effort of fleshing out the emotional turmoil of the characters as well the fact that while the guy is extremely lucky being in such a position (as is the guy in the eroge) he doesn's act like a jerk and he takes into account the feelings of the 3 girls (kinda like Kaoru in Ai yori Aoshi, a good guy overall).

... Last updated on May 12th, 2012, 4:48pm
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A typical one...   
Rating: 3.5 / 10.0
by panos
March 29th, 2011, 12:38pm
Let's start with the easy ones first:

Artwork:It's been 9 years since Ai yori Aoshi began, and comparing it with Umi no Misaki i can't find much of a difference on this one.Same faces,same expressions etc.Well most artists stick to their own unique personal style.
Back in 1998 i wouldn't complain,but a harem manga in this time and age could have better drawn faces.The backround scenery is amazingly nice though and very picturesque.I think the artist knows how to draw pretty damn well,but for a reason i cannot comprehend why he/she chooses that style on the characters faces.Maybe it's easier to alter their expressions between funny and serious i suppose.You will get used to them easily though.

Story:It started dynamically but quickly betrayed my expectations as it turned into a typical harem manga where nothing happens until chapter 80 which is currently the last chapter i happened to read.It kinda reminds me of Pastel,not as a story,but it has the same flow.Meaning that in both series you read the story without expecting sth,just so as to pass your time.Ai yori Aoshi surpasses this by far.It had a good plot which alternated between drama and comedy and soothed my mind when i wanted sth easy to read.This one,looks more of a bad imitation of it's successful predecessor in my opinion.

Characters:The usual.Each girl has a different personality so as to have difficulty who to choose,exactly as a dating sim.Two are tsundere of a different kind though and as time passes they become completely dere,other is a tomboy and not to forget mentioning the loli teacher.

Only,for a quick read and if you haven't sth better.I would recommend Ai Yori Aoshi before reading this one.Maybe you will have a different viewpoint and like it more.

... Last updated on May 6th, 2011, 7:01am
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