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Mahoromi - Jikuu Kenchiku Genshitan


Alt Names: alt マホロミalt マホロミ 時空建築幻視譚
Author: Toume Kei
Artist: Toume Kei
Genres: Drama DramaMystery MysterySeinen SeinenSupernatural Supernatural
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: Niwa, a college student of architecture, is moving into his deceased grandfather's house. He didn't know the man very well, but the house is conveniently close to school, and his grandfather was actually the architect who designed it. There's something unsettling about the house, though, and while he's wandering around, Niwa finds a mysterious old photograph of some girl who isn't his grandmother.
Later, he goes along with his friend Akira to take drawings of another old house that's going to be demolished. As he meanders through this old house, he has a somewhat supernatural and startling experience. Are these feelings and occurrences a result of the souls of the buildings themselves, as Akira suggests? Or is there some even deeper mystery to Niwa's uncanny experiences?
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Vol.3 Ch.17: A Few Cherry Blossoms #1
Maigo maigo A week ago
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49 Comments

Apparently, though "contemporary architecture" means "21st Century architecture" in English, the Japanese word commonly translated as "contemporary architecture" means "pre-war Western-style architecture" in Japanese. That confused me for a sec, but it's clear what they mean.

I'll admit I was slightly annoyed when this chapter started and it appeared that jerkface would be more important in this arc, but after finishing the chapter, this looks like it'll be a lot of fun.

Well, I can see where jerkface got his bluntness and arbitrariness.  As to his grumpiness, well, he clearly didn't inherit it from his dad, but I can see that guy making me grumpy.

Phew... I was beginning to fear that Maigo had dropped this series.

Did someone say Usagi Drop?
I heard someone say Usagi Drop XD

Kwitch'er trolling. This is Toume Kei we're talking here.  Look at her other work; a sappy shoujo ending? not on your life. There's more likely to be sad spirits than sappy lollies.

If you try to get lollies out of Toume Kei you'll get something like Ian (an actual doll animated by a spirit) or Acony (who looks like a middle-school girl but due to a supernatural accident is twice that age). In both cases the male MC did not get a Good Ending.

Why has there been no update for almost 2 months now? :(
Yes, glacial is certainly apt for that series. I followed it for some time, and liked it, but I decided to wait until it was completed, as some things are better taken in one dose than piecemeal. This story seems more episodic, as though chapters can also be enjoyed one at a time.

Just started this, having been lured by the description, as I have a thing for old buildings, kind of like the girl from the kendo dojo.  I feel the frustration at seeing older buildings that were built with passion and imagination torn down to make way for ticky-tacky.  So much that is replacing them is real drek.  I have to agree with Apollo Kenobi that this manga has an Ashinano Hitoshi feel to it, with all the mystery and drama rather understated (just the way I like it). Writing, as with acting, always seems much better to me when it is subtle instead of "in your face."  It has been a great read so far, and I'm really looking forward to more chapters.

Hi Comadrin! Toumei Kei is a good mangaka. If you're feeling verrry patient, you should try Yesterday Wo Utatte by the same person. Beautifully done, but the pace is notoriously glacial.

Uhoh. When she says he became hers, I'm really hoping she means as a metaphorical symbol of escape.

Since she hadn't met him at the time, I don't see how literal it could be.

Wait what, hope this doesn't go into THAT route

Did someone say Usagi Drop?
I heard someone say Usagi Drop XD

Is there anyone with a spoiler who can prove/disprove this?

Uhoh. When she says he became hers, I'm really hoping she means as a metaphorical symbol of escape.

I like drama (particularly from this author), but I really hope it doesn't get too weird again.

Did someone say Usagi Drop?
I heard someone say Usagi Drop XD

Uhoh. When she says he became hers, I'm really hoping she means as a metaphorical symbol of escape.

I like drama (particularly from this author), but I really hope it doesn't get too weird again.

Just started this, having been lured by the description, as I have a thing for old buildings, kind of like the girl from the kendo dojo.  I feel the frustration at seeing older buildings that were built with passion and imagination torn down to make way for ticky-tacky.  So much that is replacing them is real drek.  I have to agree with Apollo Kenobi that this manga has an Ashinano Hitoshi feel to it, with all the mystery and drama rather understated (just the way I like it). Writing, as with acting, always seems much better to me when it is subtle instead of "in your face."  It has been a great read so far, and I'm really looking forward to more chapters.  

The tags say "Drama", "Mystery" and "Supernatural", and I suppose that's all true . . . but mostly it feels kind of restful and nostalgic more than dramatic or mysterious.  The backstory and even the characters' stories seem almost like an excuse to noodle around with cool old buildings and wish they weren't all getting torn down.  Not surprising considering the mangaka, I guess.

Mystery? A bit i guess? It doesnt leave me guessing like other mystery mangas and the Supernatural part is pretty unique 

 

Drama, there's only a little it is mostly slice of life

The tags say "Drama", "Mystery" and "Supernatural", and I suppose that's all true . . . but mostly it feels kind of restful and nostalgic more than dramatic or mysterious.  The backstory and even the characters' stories seem almost like an excuse to noodle around with cool old buildings and wish they weren't all getting torn down.  Not surprising considering the mangaka, I guess.

So uh... Ch12... Niwa didn't notice Tsuwabuki knew his name?


Of course he didn't. Everyone knows his name because he's the grandson of a famous architect. *insert lofty expectations here*

So uh... Ch12... Niwa didn't notice Tsuwabuki knew his name?

Another Toumei Kei series? Followed!

Even his father too? What a wonderful bonds they have.

We don't even know if there was a love triangle. That's just the characters assuming, and the reality could have been quite different. We'll probably know more about the real relationship between these characters in the future

Ehh, the parallels are still there with Akira having a crush on Touya and him have a interest in Mayumi while also sharing the same paranormal "power" with her the same way that their grandparents(also Touya grandfather and Mayumi) did.

Also although no love is confirmed, the relationship between Touya's grandfather and Mayumi's grandmother still exists and had consequences for the Niwa family.  

I even hope to see some sort of conflict with this as people project Touya's grandfather onto him a lot, although on this front the MC has hardly tried to get out of that shadow and it might only happen when love interest arises from Touya towards Mayumi.

Lovely series about a great topic. Very glad that it was picked up and is being regularly updated. Thank you very much Maigo!

That's just the characters assuming, and the reality could have been quite different.

Yep, that's right. He had already married after that. Something unacceptable from other relatives' perspective, but too vague to take the true conclusion. Just sit and watch, how MC (with Mayuri) will uncover anything.

If he is somewhat similar to his Grandpapa then that might be some foreshadowing of a coming love triangle.

We don't even know if there was a love triangle. That's just the characters assuming, and the reality could have been quite different. We'll probably know more about the real relationship between these characters in the future

If he is somewhat similar to his Grandpapa then that might be some foreshadowing of a coming love triangle.

If they have the same power with the granpa then more likely she is also the grandchild of his granpa. Her parent is the half sibling of his parent.


Her grandmother had the power, so she doesn't need to be related to the grandfather to have it.

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