Jump to content

Primary: Sky Slate Blackcurrant Watermelon Strawberry Orange Banana Apple Emerald Chocolate Marble
Secondary: Sky Slate Blackcurrant Watermelon Strawberry Orange Banana Apple Emerald Chocolate Marble
Pattern: Blank Waves Squares Notes Sharp Wood Rockface Leather Honey Vertical Triangles
* * * * * (4.51 - 87votes)

Shounen Shoujo


Alt Names: alt Chico Enfermo Chica Enfermaalt 症年症女alt Disease Boy, Disease Girlalt Ill Boy Ill Girlalt 증년증녀alt Sick Boy, Sick Girl
Author: NisiOisin
Artist: AKATSUKI Akira
Genres: Comedy ComedyDrama DramaMystery MysteryPsychological PsychologicalSchool Life School LifeShounen ShounenSupernatural SupernaturalTragedy Tragedy
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: Enrolled in a certain elementary school is an unpleasant 11-year-old boy with a highly cynical outlook on society. Believing that the world lacks individuality, he wants nothing more than to be unique and remembered. The boy seemingly gets the chance to leave his name in history when he becomes the first to be diagnosed with a new incurable disease that is estimated to kill him by the age of 12.

Just as he is rejoicing about his newfound individuality, he meets a cheerful, prodigious girl who has the same disease—and is nearing her 12th birthday. As the boy realizes that he won't be the first to die from the disease and therefore won't be remembered, he forms a twisted plan: kill the girl before her illness does.
Go to Shounen Shoujo Forums! | Scroll Down to Comments


Latest Forum Posts

Topic Started By Stats Last Post Info
Topic Recruit a translator and a proofreader for Shounen Shoujou manga New Window Mana Light
  • 0 Replies
  • 565 Views

x

Register now for full access! You'll be able to follow (bookmark) your favorites, get updates on new releases, and more! It's completely free and only takes a minute.



145 Comments

Wait... Did he make a present out of barf? >_>;

If only I could barf legit money...

Nisio, you're an odd duck. Enjoyable and unenjoyable previous works aside, I'm particularly fond of this one. I don't know if the first pages of the first chapter are the end of the series or just the kid's hallucinations.

Any help with japanese translation to english? We make clean & redraw (:

an italian official translation is coming out in 2017, someone brought the rights. God bless i can't wait to have the physical copy!

Is this on hiatus?

Considering that vol.2 is out already and includes chapters 6-10 I guess it's up to translation team to catch up with it.

Is this on hiatus?

Having to draw a manga for Nisio must be both hell and heavenly at the same time. 

A nice little manga, though nothing out of the ordinary. There are certain aspects I really like, such as the design of the cloth, and other things I dislike, which would be things like the fact that covering people's faces in black lines is a bit bland. I might write a lengthier piece on this, though chances are I won't. If however you see an edit under this comment, I will have to warn you that the contents might be a bit long.

This is lovely. Didn't know there were more manga by Nisioisin out there that I hadn't read yet.

Wait... Did he make a present out of barf? >_>;

We are reaching saturation on post modernist tropes though. When there are more "Lets take something deconstruct it, then reconstruct it" stories than actual building and constructing new stories, the concept becomes dry. It's becoming kind of dated and excessive these days. 

Personally I'll be happy when the deconstruction fad passes.

At last I hear someone speak with a bit of a brain. I'm sick to death of people saying that a story is good and "original" because it's a deconstruction. No it's not if the script ain't good because the deconstruction business has been done to the death. But I disagree with you with the reconstruct part, in my humble opinion I feel there's little reconstruction in the current industry, it's almost all: SEE!? This idea you considered isn't so nice now that you twist it into "realism"!.

Nisio Ishin is still the gold standard, though

 

Unlike, say, the overhyped Urobutcher

Though the butcher is really good as a scriptwriter too... Madoka and Fate/Zero are amazing shows.

 

Narita, Urobuchi and Nisio are my favourite authors anyway.

Spongebob: You like the little girl don't you boy?

 

He isn't going to do it, bring on the sweet innocent romance.

Nisioisin loves to completely turn tropes and concepts on their heads. He tends to break down the idea of normality and reconstruct them. Medaka Box was one such example: Kumagawa is one of the most well written characters to this date. All of his characters border on crazy and don't really follow any sort of stereotype. Highly recommend all of his other works.

 

Recent edit so I don't flood the chat: Anyone else think it's significant that "Doc," pronounced "Doku," can also mean "poison" in Japanese? 

Medaka Box also turned into utter shit long once he ran out of tropes to invert.

 

Nisioisin has his moments, but hes a mediocre writer once you accept the fact that he's just reversing the tropes the rest of the industry uses.

We are reaching saturation on post modernist tropes though. When there are more "Lets take something deconstruct it, then reconstruct it" stories than actual building and constructing new stories, the concept becomes dry. It's becoming kind of dated and excessive these days. 

Personally I'll be happy when the deconstruction fad passes.

Nisio Ishin is still the gold standard, though

 

Unlike, say, the overhyped Urobutcher

Nisioisin loves to completely turn tropes and concepts on their heads. He tends to break down the idea of normality and reconstruct them. Medaka Box was one such example: Kumagawa is one of the most well written characters to this date. All of his characters border on crazy and don't really follow any sort of stereotype. Highly recommend all of his other works.

 

Recent edit so I don't flood the chat: Anyone else think it's significant that "Doc," pronounced "Doku," can also mean "poison" in Japanese? 

We are reaching saturation on post modernist tropes though. When there are more "Lets take something deconstruct it, then reconstruct it" stories than actual building and constructing new stories, the concept becomes dry. It's becoming kind of dated and excessive these days. 

Personally I'll be happy when the deconstruction fad passes.

YOROKOBE, SHOUJO.

YOSHIDA-SAN WHAT ARE YOU DOING?! GET HIROMARU BACK TO WORK DAMMIT!

Nisioisin loves to completely turn tropes and concepts on their heads. He tends to break down the idea of normality and reconstruct them. Medaka Box was one such example: Kumagawa is one of the most well written characters to this date. All of his characters border on crazy and don't really follow any sort of stereotype. Highly recommend all of his other works.

 

Recent edit so I don't flood the chat: Anyone else think it's significant that "Doc," pronounced "Doku," can also mean "poison" in Japanese? 

Did she just vomit flowers and rainbows? Holy shit.

Bakemonogatari and all the Monogatari are written by Nisio. Same as Katanagatari. Those are the best example of how he does things.

And if you never saw the anime of Bakemonogatari, you should. Now. No matter what you are doing right now.

 

Spoiler

And in the end Medaka became what he sought to critize and became a dreg.

Nope not familiar. I started reading Medaka but then stopped way before it ended; WAY. Didn't have the patience so now it's on an imaginary list of "indifferent mangas I'd read if I'm really bored." Also this doesn't seem like something to just take at face value because it can be a clue to their disease. That is unless Nisio is always completely inconsistent in which he thought it'd be fun to just for no good reason turn the girl into a magic carpetbag for fabric. 

Bakemonogatari and all the Monogatari are written by Nisio. Same as Katanagatari. Those are the best example of how he does things.

And if you never saw the anime of Bakemonogatari, you should. Now. No matter what you are doing right now.

 

Spoiler

Spoiler

Reborn also sticks out to me as a prime example. Sadly I think I would be alright with that happening. They're both so cute, I kinda want this to go on as long as possible. though, I don't think it's going to end in either of them killing the other, if it was going to happen, it would have already happened. 

are you unaccustomed with how Nisio does things ? Basically, he's a troll. Don't take anything he write seriously. Medaka Box was proof enough.

Nope not familiar. I started reading Medaka but then stopped way before it ended; WAY. Didn't have the patience so now it's on an imaginary list of "indifferent mangas I'd read if I'm really bored." Also this doesn't seem like something to just take at face value because it can be a clue to their disease. That is unless Nisio is always completely inconsistent in which he thought it'd be fun to just for no good reason turn the girl into a magic carpetbag for fabric. 

For sure? Was going to ask if she really did vomit cloth and buttons but decided not to since it sounded absurd...I needed someone to confirm that....It's like "what is she? mary poppin's fabric carpetbag?"
By any chance, dear sir, are you unaccustomed with how Nisio does things ? Basically, he's a troll. Don't take anything he write seriously. Medaka Box was proof enough.

Search Comics