Socrates In Love (Manga): Yami no Matsuei

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VIZ Media LLC, Oct 11, 2005 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 192 pages
The manga adaptation of the all-time best selling novel in Japan! Affectionately known as "Sekachu" in Japan, SOCRATES IN LOVE became a national sensation bringing innocent love and romance to the forefront of Japan's ultra-hip mass market. A sweet high school romance between an average guy and a beautiful girl has just gotten underway. But tragedy ensues when the girl falls ill with leukemia. A bittersweet tale of young love, enduring devotion, and heartbreaking loss, Socrates in Love is a story to cherish and nurture.

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User Review  - narwhaltortellini - LibraryThing

Socrates in Love is the story of a boy and girl who fall in love and their struggles once the girl is diagnosed with leukemia. It's a high school romance about a bittersweet, innocent love. And it was ... Read full review

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I wanted to feel sad and depressed but it felt much to hollow. It's complicated to rate a high school love/lust/want figure out forever love, that should never make sense, and then death on the side. I just believe it highlighted why cremation is not a pretty picture. Read full review


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Kyoichi Katayama was born in 1959 in Ehime Prefecture and currently resides in Fukuoka. After graduating from Kyushu University, Katayama made his literary debut in 1986 with "Kehai" ("Sign"), which won the Bungakkai Newcomers Award. In addition to "Socrates in Love", Katayama's other works in Japanese include "John Lennon o Shinjiru na" ("Don't Believe in John Lennon"), "Mangetsu no Yoru", "Moby Dick ga" ("Night of the Full Moon", "Moby Dick"), and most recently "Moshimo Watashi ga, Soko ni Irunaraba" ("If I Were There"). "Socrates in Love" is Katayama's first work published in English.

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