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Kyoichi Katayama

Autor(a) de Socrates In Love: Novel (Socrates in Love)

10 Works 435 Membros 21 Críticas

About the Author

Obras por Kyoichi Katayama

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Katayama, Kyoichi
Data de nascimento
1959-01-05
Sexo
male

Membros

Críticas

I rarely- make that "never"- read Shojo. Manga, yes, but never the kind targeted at pre-teen/ teenage girls. I'm glad I picked up the manga version of "Socrates in Love".

It's drawn in one of the styles that I find really pleasing to read (sorry, don't know what the style is called), and the text comes from this novel (by Kyoichi Katayama; the manga is drawn by Kazumi Kazui. I don't know who adapted the text). And it's a heart-wrenching, bittersweet story about a young love ended when the girl, Aki, dies of leukemia.

Written in the 1970s, the novel has beautiful lines in it like

"No matter what I looked at, my memories would suck me in. I closed the lid on my heart and turned my back to the ocean."

"...And that was why, whenever I woke up, I'd be crying. It wasn't because I was sad. When you return from a happy dream to sad reality, there's a chasm you have to step across, and you can't cross it without shedding tears. It doesn't matter how many times you do it."

"I was in a place where one death had wiped out every emotion. That was where I was. I didn't see anthing, hear anything, or feel anything. But was that where I really was? If not, then where was I?" (which leads into a flashback of Aki and Saku-chan meeting as children)


Part of the reason I believe this manga adaptation is so successful is that Kazui (art) renders some of the words of the novel unnecessary: she communicates the author's intent succinctly, purely through drawing alone. I understand why "Socrates in Love" is well-loved in Japan, and hope this manga adaptation is as well.

(And yes, I do plan to read the novel.)
… (mais)
 
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deliriumshelves | 17 outras críticas | Jan 14, 2024 |
Sakutaro y Aki se conocen en la escuela de un ciudad provincial de Japón. Él es un adolescente ingenioso y algo sarcástico. Ella es inteligente, hermosa y popular. Pronto se convierten en amigos inseparables, hasta que un día, por primera vez, Sakutaro ve a Aki con otros ojos, y la amistad cómplice se transforma ineludiblemente en una pasión arrebatadora. Ambos viven una historia capaz de trastocar los sentidos y borrar las fronteras entre la vida y la muerte.
 
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Natt90 | 17 outras críticas | Jan 27, 2023 |
 
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Saraiest | Sep 17, 2021 |
ça se lit bien et c'est agréable
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Domdupuis | 17 outras críticas | Jul 2, 2021 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
10
Membros
435
Popularidade
#56,232
Avaliação
½ 3.5
Críticas
21
ISBN
39
Línguas
11

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