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Yesterday wo Utatte


Alt Names: alt イエスタデイをうたってalt Sing "Yesterday" for Mealt Sing Yesterday for Mealt Sing Yesterday!alt Yesterday o Utattealt 昨日之歌
Author: Toume Kei
Artist: Toume Kei
Genres: Drama DramaRomance RomanceSeinen SeinenSlice of Life Slice of Life
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: After college, Rikuo Uozumi, a boy without much ambition in life, takes on a job at a convenience store. The days pass by uneventfully for Rikuo until he meets his former love interest and classmate, but especially thanks to the unusual Haru Nonaka, and her pet crow…
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Chapters

Title Group Contributor Date
Vol.8 Ch.80: Scene 10
Village Idiot KidCongo 4 weeks ago
Vol.8 Ch.79: Scene 9
Village Idiot Village Idiot 17 December 2014 - 03:56 PM
Vol.8 Ch.78: Scene 8
Village Idiot Village Idiot 02 December 2014 - 09:28 AM
Vol.8 Ch.77: Scene 7
Village Idiot Village Idiot 18 November 2014 - 04:58 PM
Vol.8 Ch.76: Scene 6
Village Idiot Village Idiot 27 October 2014 - 11:04 PM
Vol.8 Ch.75: Scene 5
Village Idiot Village Idiot 25 October 2014 - 04:34 AM
Vol.8 Ch.74: Scene 4
Village Idiot Village Idiot 25 October 2014 - 04:34 AM
Vol.8 Ch.73: Scene 3
Village Idiot Village Idiot 30 September 2014 - 11:36 AM
Vol.8 Ch.72: Scene 2
Village Idiot Village Idiot 16 September 2014 - 03:31 PM
Vol.8 Ch.71: Scene 1
Village Idiot Village Idiot 16 September 2014 - 03:31 PM
Vol.7 Ch.70: Spring Storm: Scene 5
Village Idiot Village Idiot 20 August 2014 - 06:31 AM
Vol.7 Ch.69: Spring Storm: Scene 4
Village Idiot Village Idiot 20 August 2014 - 05:27 AM
Vol.7 Ch.68: Spring Storm: Scene 3
Village Idiot Village Idiot 20 August 2014 - 05:26 AM
Vol.7 Ch.67: Spring Storm: Scene 2
Village Idiot Village Idiot 20 August 2014 - 05:25 AM
Vol.7 Ch.66: Spring Storm: Scene 1
Village Idiot Village Idiot 27 June 2014 - 03:51 PM
Vol.7 Ch.65: New Year, New Beginnings: Scene 5
Village Idiot Village Idiot 12 June 2014 - 06:48 PM
Vol.7 Ch.64: New Year, New Beginnings: Scene 4
Village Idiot Village Idiot 12 June 2014 - 06:48 PM
Vol.7 Ch.63: New Year, New Beginnings: Scene 3
Village Idiot Village Idiot 23 May 2014 - 08:03 PM
Vol.7 Ch.62: New Year, New Beginnings: Scene 2
Village Idiot Village Idiot 23 May 2014 - 07:52 PM
Vol.7 Ch.61: New Year, New Beginnings: Scene 1
Village Idiot Village Idiot 23 May 2014 - 07:52 PM
Vol.6 Ch.60: Christmas Carol: Scene 6
Village Idiot Village Idiot 17 May 2014 - 02:58 PM
Vol.6 Ch.59: Christmas Carol: Scene 5
Village Idiot Village Idiot 13 May 2014 - 03:55 AM
Vol.6 Ch.58: Christmas Carol: Scene 4
Village Idiot Village Idiot 03 May 2014 - 02:21 PM
Vol.6 Ch.57: Christmas Carol: Scene 3
Village Idiot Village Idiot 26 April 2014 - 01:24 AM
Vol.6 Ch.56: Christmas Carol: Scene 2
Village Idiot Village Idiot 19 April 2014 - 04:50 PM
Vol.6 Ch.55: Christmas Carol: Scene 1
Village Idiot KidCongo 19 August 2013 - 11:29 PM
Vol.6 Ch.54: Innocent and Blue: Scene 4
Village Idiot KidCongo 19 August 2013 - 07:39 PM
Vol.6 Ch.53: Innocent and Blue: Scene 3
Village Idiot KidCongo 05 June 2013 - 05:17 AM
Vol.6 Ch.52: Innocent and Blue: Scene 2
Village Idiot Village Idiot 16 April 2013 - 02:44 AM
Vol.6 Ch.51: Innocent and Blue: Scene 1
Village Idiot Heleleo 28 February 2013 - 08:41 AM
Vol.5 Ch.50: Premonitions of Love: Scene 5
Village Idiot Village Idiot 27 February 2013 - 06:14 AM
Vol.5 Ch.49: Premonitions of Love: Scene 4
Village Idiot KidCongo 04 February 2013 - 07:19 AM
Vol.5 Ch.48: Premonitions of Love: Scene 3
Village Idiot soranokira 19 January 2013 - 04:08 AM
Vol.5 Ch.47: Premonitions of Love 2
Village Idiot Heleleo 07 January 2013 - 03:57 PM
Vol.5 Ch.46: Premonitions of Love 1
Village Idiot Heleleo 05 October 2012 - 04:21 AM
Vol.5 Ch.45: Hurdles of Youth: Scene 5
Village Idiot Heleleo 01 October 2012 - 02:36 AM
Vol.5 Ch.44: Hurdles of Youth: Scene 4
Village Idiot Heleleo 09 June 2012 - 05:24 AM
Vol.5 Ch.43: Hurdles of Youth: Scene 3
Village Idiot KidCongo 04 May 2012 - 06:34 PM
Vol.5 Ch.42: Hurdles of Youth: Scene 2
Village Idiot KidCongo 15 April 2012 - 06:51 AM
Vol.5 Ch.41: Hurdles of Youth: Scene 1
Village Idiot soranokira 26 February 2012 - 04:00 AM
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Vol.2 Ch.10: While Gently Swinging: Scene 1
Inane KidCongo 11 July 2011 - 10:16 AM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.9: What Is Love?: Scene 5
Inane KidCongo 11 July 2011 - 10:14 AM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.8: What Is Love?: Scene 4
Inane KidCongo 11 July 2011 - 10:11 AM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.7: What Is Love?: Scene 3
Inane KidCongo 11 July 2011 - 10:10 AM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.6: What Is Love?: Scene 2
Inane KidCongo 11 July 2011 - 10:08 AM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.5: What Is Love?: Scene 1
Inane KidCongo 11 July 2011 - 10:08 AM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.4: The One Who Wants To Live Differently To Society, Must Also Put Hims...
Inane KidCongo 11 July 2011 - 10:04 AM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.3: The One Who Wants To Live Differently To Society, Must Also Put Hims...
Inane KidCongo 11 July 2011 - 10:01 AM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.2: The One Who Wants To Live Differently To Society, Must Also Put Hims...
Inane KidCongo 11 July 2011 - 10:00 AM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.1: The One Who Wants To Live Differently To Society, Must Also Put Hims...
Inane KidCongo 11 July 2011 - 09:58 AM [A]


254 Comments

And another round we go!

Rikuo, you better start getting your emotional shit together, man.

If a song had to be picked to fit this story then I would think the song Just One Yesterday by Fall Out Boy would be the perfect one. This is the hyper link for it if you are interested in finding out if it fits. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMwK8AicNGE. 

I've just started reading this and was wondering if someone could tell me if the art gets better later on?

Yep.

 

Major character design changes over time, art becomes more detailed and refined(esp. awesome painted chapter covers) but it still maintains the same sketch-y style.

 

Scanlation quality difinitely improved as well - the power of private raws :D

Rikuo,

Spoiler

That isn't really a new thing just cause he's a blockhead doesn't make it a news flash same reason I don't watch TV news to much obvious shit mixed with opinions
Rikuo,

Spoiler

a little bit , but not much

 

Honestly, it's just the scanlation quality that becomes better. 

Oh, Haru.  Wonderful girl, but . . . OK, it's rare I indulge in a chauvinistic comment but I can't help it this time . . . 

Typical woman. Someone (the crow) was in the middle of solving your problem.  So what do you do?  You stop him from solving it, then cast about to see who you could make solve it instead, and end up making a huge production of trying to deal with it on your own.  

Spoiler

If it was a guy, it would have been more like

Spoiler

Yes Rikuo, be aangry at yourself, the fix what makes you angry and make Haru happy yourself.

Well, they had the freedom, since the source material is a Visual Novel (with more and more possible endings coming out each edition). Asa is DEFINITELY my favourite character from Shuffle!.

 

Genki girls can win, and Haru WILL win this one (or else I'm going to Japan, 9/11 style!), but the Author fails time and time again, to make us care about most characters. There are about 4 character in this entire mange, that I've ever cared about, most of them I don't even remember the his/her name.

 

PS. So far the list is:

 - Haru

 - Model Chick

 - Rikuo

 - Kansuke?

 

I never watched the Shuffle anime, but in the original game there was no genki girl. Asa was the cursed girl character, similar to Misuzu in Air. Cursed girls know they're dying and act happy in life either because they want to hide their condition or because they simply want to enjoy life to the fullest before the curse takes their life. In the game, Asa was more of the second archetype. Currently the anime Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso features a very memorable cursed girl in the person of Miyazono Kaori, who acts very similarly to Asa in the Shuffle! game. Of course the most memorable is probably Himari from Mawaru Penguindrum because she actually dies in EPISODE ONE, lol. 

 

Cursed girls tend to get the guy... then they die. Basically, cursed girls are very sympathetic characters because they're pretty, they're going to die, and they know they're going to die. Usually to safe the cursed girl the male MC must make a personal sacrifice. Yukito for Misuzu and of course Takakura Kanba for Himari. There's also a similar character archetype known as the doomed girl who is similarly cursed but reacts negatively to the knowledge, becoming bitter, self-destructive, and gloomy instead... in effect dooming herself by her own attitude.

 

I can see how Asa could be reinterpreted into a genki girl for the anime, though. Certainly her game lines are rather genki. However, at least for the game Asa the genki attitude is not a facade like in actual genki girls. She really is cheerful.

 

The true genki girl is a character like Haru, who (hopefully) isn't dying or anything. This character archetype is a truly strong-willed girl who is nevertheless hiding or trying to deny a weaker side of her. She tries to be cheerful at all times, works hard - sometimes to the point of overworking herself, but can be gloomy and self-loathing when alone as her weaker self manifests itself. Recent examples are Kushieda Minori from Toradora and Aoyama Nanami from Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo. 

 

The reason genki girls tend to lose is because they'll buckle under pressure when competing for love. Since the genki side is really a facade, they'll usually pull back when confronted and just sacrifice themselves for the MC's happiness. They're also usually good friends with the primary love interest / poster girl, thus increasing motivation to make the sacrifice. True genki girls are rather tragic characters. The self-loathing sometimes plays into this too as the genki girl loses confidence in herself and starts to consider herself unworthy of the MC's love.

 

Of course, you're also right in that genki girls can also win in visual novel situations because ALL the girls are targets. However, in Japanese romance narrative this archetype is destined for failure. 

 

The getaway clause is usually for the genki girl to switch first into a more mature taiyo onna, who is at peace with herself (thus no longer self-loathing), has managed to overcome the gloomy side, and maintains the genki attitude no longer as a facade. The taiyo onna is a true alpha female able to push gloominess away by sheer force of her presence, and tends to get the guy as well (because the beta male is easily cowed by alpha females). They'll still feel down sometimes, but can lift themselves up on their own. Right now the taiyo onna in the series seems to be crazy model chick, though. Haru should learn from her and just bash Rikuo in the head or something. 

Everytime i read the title it gives me nostalgia 

I've just started reading this and was wondering if someone could tell me if the art gets better later on?

a little bit , but not much

I've just started reading this and was wondering if someone could tell me if the art gets better later on?

Well, I can't really go against Rikuo and Shinako's relationship as of the moment because they are both making an effort of keeping it. I prefer Haru for Rikuo, most indefinitely, but as long as Shinako is sincere and is willing to maintain what she started with Rikuo then I gladly acknowledge their relationship.

I also like how they're giving Rou a heroine. I do hope Shinako informs Rou about her relationship with Rikuo so that way she herself can move on from the past. It would also indicate that she is dedicated to having a serious relationship with Rikuo no matter how painfully slow.

Although, I still would want Haru to pursue a relationship with Rikuo because he seems to be doubting his feelings towards her and Shinako. With how things are going, Haru has a chance.

Also, I do not like that guy that is going after Haru. He gives off the rape vibes...
That's what you get, Rikuo. No Haru=no appearance for you

Verysad, yet only most times true. One of my most favorite, and completely did-not-see coming genki wins was Asa Shigure in Shuffle!. :0

Well, they had the freedom, since the source material is a Visual Novel (with more and more possible endings coming out each edition). Asa is DEFINITELY my favourite character from Shuffle!.

 

Genki girls can win, and Haru WILL win this one (or else I'm going to Japan, 9/11 style!), but the Author fails time and time again, to make us care about most characters. There are about 4 character in this entire mange, that I've ever cared about, most of them I don't even remember the his/her name.

 

PS. So far the list is:

 - Haru

 - Model Chick

 - Rikuo

 - Kansuke?

Verysad, yet only most times true. One of my most favorite, and completely did-not-see coming genki wins was Asa Shigure in Shuffle!. :0

MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE. I do like genki most too.  

BTW, Haru is the genki girl archetype. This is basically the source of all her problems. Genki girls NEVER get the guy. It's just the way the archetype works.

Verysad, yet only most times true.

One of my most favorite, and completely did-not-see coming genki wins was Asa Shigure in Shuffle!. :0

Hm. I like model chick, she's fun. I just wish that everyone would stop being interested in Shinako and go for the more interesting alternative (like, I don't know, Haru or the forementioned model girl).

 

...honestly, a bag of wet sand is more interesting that Shinako.

 

The cold beauty archetype is older than feudalism in Japan, and is pretty much considered the one woman all men must strive to catch. For us, though, crazy model chick is super hot. God damn! She shouldabeen introduced 50 chapters ago!

 

BTW, Haru is the genki girl archetype. This is basically the source of all her problems. Genki girls NEVER get the guy. It's just the way the archetype works.

Fuck, man. Everyone's getting their shit together, except the main three. Now Amamiya's going to be another of Haru's rejects in a short while, and Rikuo's still being an indecisive cunt.

Hm. I like model chick, she's fun. I just wish that everyone would stop being interested in Shinako and go for the more interesting alternative (like, I don't know, Haru or the forementioned model girl).

 

...honestly, a bag of wet sand is more interesting that Shinako.

We're getting all dodecahedron up in this thing. Ain't life a beautiful thing.

 

The model is way more interesting than Shinako. Hell, everybody else is. I swear these guys must have tunnel vision.

Well Shinako seems just afraid of change, same reason she clings so much to the family of her dead BF.

So basically everyone has an old flame/crush and a new flame/possibility to contend with.

Haru's thought box: "I could fake it with him, latch on to his hand just because he's there, use him for support . . . but that would be wrong, I think."

Missing part that goes after support: ". . . the way Shinako is doing to Rikuo . . ."

Yet another reason Haru is better.

 

Ju2c0c0:  Wild new girl is presumably Haru's new beau's old flame.  For a manga where nothing ever happens it's getting awfully complicated.

 

It's funny how you say that first bit, because literally in this chapter, Shinako just basically admits to it, saying as long as Rikuo stays there for her in his current state which is ambiguous at best, that's all she needs. Might be all she needs but it's certainly not all Rikuo needs. 

It look like "Amamiya-san" is finally getting pulled out of this manga, THANK GOD! I hate goody characters with no personality! Now that this filler part is over, can we finally go back to the Haru and Rikuo? Please?

 

Huh, looks more like character development to me.  For Haru and Amamiya and everyone else too.


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