A Girl On The Shore by Inio AsanoA Girl On The Shore by Inio Asano

A Girl On The Shore

byInio Asano

Paperback | January 19, 2016

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Longing for Something Bigger

From the Eisner Award-nominated Inio Asano, creator of Solanin and Nijigahara Holograph, comes one of his most challenging works yet; an intense teen romance set in what may at first glance be one of the sleepiest places in Japan. 

When Koume and Keisuke*s relationship begins to take shape, it is apparent that they are both searching for something. Maybe Keisuke wants something more than a kiss from the fair Koume. Maybe Koume is looking for someone better than Misaki, the local playboy. But what they find in each other over the course of a summer might be far greater than anything they were expecting. 

Their lives are going to change. And this will all transpire before high school exams!
Inio Asano (born 1980) is considered by many to be one of the biggest new names in manga of the '00's. Debuting in 1998 Asano was immediately thrust into the manga spotlight by earning praise from luminaries such as Naoki Yamamoto and Shin Takahashi. His acsent to stardom was very quick, and regretfully, the young man went into a b...
Title:A Girl On The ShoreFormat:PaperbackDimensions:410 pages, 7.5 × 5.5 × 1.2 inPublished:January 19, 2016Publisher:Kodansha USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1941220851

ISBN - 13:9781941220856

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from One of Inio Asano's more average works While I do like the idea of the story, I find myself quite disconnected with the characters. As usual Asano's visually stunning art will give you quite a memorizing experience. Overall a good read.
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A bleak, occasionally engaging read As a fan of Asano's other work, I gave this one a try. As always, I am a fan of Asano's art style, but I found it took too long for me to really care about any of the characters. I understand where the character's head spaces are at and am fine with unlikable characters, but they still have to be interesting and I felt some of their redemption comes too late. Although the depictions of sex are very graphic, it rarely felt gratuitous given how the two main characters' relationship unfolds. That said, between the more explicit visuals and increasingly bleak tone throughout, I don't recommend this as a casual or light read as it's not meant to be one.
Date published: 2018-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not your average slice of life This beautiful and wretched take on young relationships is raw and gripping. A must read for Asano fans.
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Welcomed Vertical Release If the cover got your attention, the art inside will let you know you didn't make a mistake because it's absolutely breathtaking. Vertical knows how to make an attractive book with this being an oversized omnibus of the original volumes with colour inserts included and what I assume to be high quality creamy paper used to print the book itself too. You won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2018-02-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 18+ Only I was told by numerous people that they didn't understand the story and found the art to be too much at times, but I thought for a 1 shot it was a good read. I feel like you have to be a certain age to understand the message anyways, but if you're over 18 definitely give it a try (at least to appreciate the art because it is amazing in this work).
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Definitely 18+ It is very graphic (with sex), but you get used to it or it was something you looked forward to going into the book. I feel like you have to be of a certain age to start to understand why the characters do what they do in the story. It doesn't develop the characters too much, but is a great standalone. The art is beautiful and refreshing compared to other mangaka illustrators right now. Initially I was attracted to the cover but after reading once, I'd recommend to anyone who enjoys reading about the struggle of love and heartbreak.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good story i saw this book so many times when i went to a store. i needed to get my hands on it since i love the authors work. it was a coming of age story. a pretty good one told at that. art was great as always.
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not Impressed I feel like not much effort was made into trying to develop the characters, even though it was a standalone.
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from dont do it one of asano's weakest works, do yourself a favour and read something else by him
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Great Coming of Age story, nice artwork
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good Well told story with believable protagonists and adult situations, great art too
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breathtaking art and an engaging story If you are familiar with Inio Asano than you already know how beautiful his art is and how amazing his slice of life stories are. This particular story is quite sexually explicit so it is definitely for more mature audiences. Overall this is a really good read, I couldn't put it down and I really can't wait to read it again.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very moving manga This is for adults or mature teens. Slide if life that deals with sex, depression and suicide. It's quite deep and the main characters are well written. One of the better manga I've read.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Straightforward manga that really packs a punch For such a straightforward manga, this really packs a punch. Strewn together with the beautifully drawn panels by Asano, this story moves at such a smooth pace even though it can drag out the most intense feelings from it's readers. It's a raw, unforgiving and honest glimpse into the young lives of the main characters Sato and Isobe. I completely understand why this would be out of many reader's comfort zones which is why I would not necessarily recommend it to others, unless they are alright with such subject matter. It touches on very serious themes using adult imagery like seclusion, suicide, feeling violated, bullying, death, and more but it would be unrealistic to disregard these perhaps harsh images since they go hand in hand with coming to terms with all of the emotions that come with self discovery and adulthood. All in all, for me this was a very realistic story of how some people may react to what life throws at them. Struggling with what it means to feel for someone, being vulnerable, getting caught up in bad habits because it's the only way to feel some things or learning to disregard what some people might expect you to be while trying to discover who you really are. There's a lot that went into this, I've read it twice so far and caught a lot of things I've missed the first time which helped me understand a little more. If you felt like you couldn't relate to this manga or couldn't quite understand what exactly happened, give it another read, I know I will. But it's not for those who delve into manga to escape such realities #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Have for Lovers of Slice-of-Life Inio Asano is the undisputed master of the vaguely defined genre of 'Slice-of-Life'. Whereas many authors are content to take an approach most akin to that of Seinfeld and create situations where characters do nothing, achieve nothing, and entertain only through silliness, Asano looks closely at the mundane, insignificant, and ultimately all-important struggles that - brick by brick - build a person's identity. A Girl on the Shore is a story about a formative sexual and romantic experience, the sort every person eventually has to have. It doesn't matter to anyone else and the story even calls into question how much it matters to the characters themselves, but Asano's incredible storytelling draws out each moment of agonizing uncertainty, silent rage, and spiteful submission. This story made me feel awful, and I love it.
Date published: 2016-10-05