Part of the reason to its popularity is because of Word of God claims it's biographical , and her anonymity makes the events of the story believable. This has been Retconned as being Very Loosely Based on a True Story , though there are rumors going on that it's Based on a Great Big Lie due its exaggerations and suspiciously strategic emotional appeal. Nevertheless, the success of Koizora led to a manga adaptation drawn by Ibuki Haneda, a theatrical film starring Yui Aragaki and Haruma Miura, and a television drama starring Erena Mizusawa and Koji Seto. Through a random encounter of phone calls, she meets Hiroki "Hiro" Sakurai, a delinquent boy who she is initially afraid of, and the two gradually fall in love. Do they live Happily Ever After?

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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Ibuki Haneda Illustrator. Mika is just a normal high school students who dreams of having a wonderful love. And then one day, she happens to meet Hiro, the guy of her destiny. While experiencing many sad events, and while getting hurt, the time she spends with him is still one of the most happy moments in her life….

Get A Copy. Published first published October More Details Original Title. Mika, Hiroki Hiro Sakurai. Other Editions 2. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Koizora Love Sky , Volume 1 , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Koizora Love Sky , Volume 1.

Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Koizora Love Sky , Volume 1. Manga: Love Sky. Volumes: 9. Chapters: Status: Completed. Honestly, when I read the first volume I was going to give it only 2 stars, but I wanted to read more of this manga because it is so addictive.

And I am happy I did, because it got better and better till the end. This manga follows the typical manga girl "Mika" who is shy and didn't have a boyfriend before. One day she meets this guy "Hiro" and here starts the love story she always dreamed of. Many happy Manga: Love Sky. Many happy and sad moments happens and the story takes a twist I didn't expect at all.

Actually, I hated how "Hiro" treated "Mika" and how he forced her to do awful shitty things. But later on I understood the reason behind his actions and I got so emotional and made sense to me a lot.

That ending! I knew this is a tragic story but OMG this end broke my heart and made me cry so hard. SO, yeah.. I loved this manga and enjoyed reading it a lot. Even though the end is so sad but it is satisfying. This manga was made into a movie in I think which I didn't know till recently and I am looking forward to watching it very soon! View 2 comments. Sep 13, Azet rated it it was ok Shelves: cute-highschool-romance , drama-family-life , young-adult , manga , sad-love-story-tearjerker.

I have not read the novel. But it was the drama adaption that consists of 6 episodes that made me fall in love with Hiro and Mika and their pure but heart-breaking Love-Story. That drama made me cry rivers! In both movie and manga,the main-hero Hiro calls out another girls name while having sex for the first time with Mika! The Hiro in the drama is the Hiro i love with all my heart,but they made him so shallow in the movie and the manga.

He is a very intense and jealous character But i would really like to read the original novel of "Koizora".

Dec 12, Phoenix2 rated it liked it Recommends it for: manga readers shoujo lovers. Shelves: manga-manhwa. I have watched the movie first, so I knew what I was getting into.

The story is a bit too much, as many things happen and the characters react a little oddly for me. Also, somethings were a bit over the top.

The art was nice, though and some characters manly side ones were really likable. May 12, Yuri rated it it was amazing. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This is kind of spoilers, so I recommend you to read my review after you read. Setting is pure love story about high school student. Protagonist is Mika and Hiro, and both are cliched and flawed. They fell in love and she was a pregnant. They were shocked a lot but they were tied again with strong bonds.

However suddenly, Hiro said goodbye to Mika. This is because he had a complex, cancer. So Mika went steady with the other man who is sub character and simplistic. But once she realized that fact, she nursed Hiro. He lived more 3 years, and Mika noticed that she was a pregnant.

So she decided to born her baby and grow up for Hiro. View 1 comment. Gambar: Ok. Sep 04, Paula rated it liked it Shelves: mangas-comics. I was looking for a shoujo manga recently that had tragedy in it. Came across this one and indeed, it is very tragic. The love between the main character and her first real boyfriend hits and misses. And the ending is so sad! What I liked about this manga is that it stays very close to the theme of life.

We watch as the characters grow up and learn and understand each other. And also that the love between the main character and her first boyfriend is not easy, but it grows with them, and even th I was looking for a shoujo manga recently that had tragedy in it.

And also that the love between the main character and her first boyfriend is not easy, but it grows with them, and even though they each move on with life, they find a way back to each other.

It's not as angsty as some other stories, but there's a sense of realism in the tale of the main character. Hiro was a good character though. I think he had a lot of depth to him, more than the main character. But, there were a lot of things I didn't like too: how the rape was handled more like not at all except as a plot device , the friendship between her and Aya was really checkered - how can such a friend be suspicious all the time?

And a simple apology gets her off despite being the one so much in the wrong? While I have nothing against a girl moving onto the next guy after the last one hurt her, this girl don't talk enough!

She constantly lets others misunderstand her and never explains why until after the problem has occurred. Jan 04, Olivia rated it it was amazing.


Koizora (Love Sky), Volume 1

Koizora debuted at the Japanese box office on 3 November During her freshman year in high school, Mika Tahara loses her cell phone, but later finds it in the school library with the help of an unknown caller. Throughout the summer, Mika and the mysterious caller continue to communicate, and agree to meet each other once school starts again. The caller turns out to be Hiro, a delinquent-like boy that Mika is initially afraid of, who shows proof of his identity as the caller with a photo of the sky on his cellular phone. From her friends and through her first sexual encounter with Hiro, Mika learns that he had a girlfriend named Saki. Although Hiro reassures her that he broke up with her, Saki, who still is in love with Hiro, holds a vendetta against Mika and hires a group of men to rape her. The horrific encounter ends with Hiro and his older sister Minako punishing both the men and Saki, but Mika continues to be harassed at school when Saki spreads rumors about her.

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Imai Natsuki's Koizora (Love Sky) Review

This level of cultural penetration would make the work the mainstream media event of the 21st century — quite a feat for an amateurishly-written love story about gang rape, teen pregnancy, miscarriage, and premature cancer deaths. The cleaned-up book version sold in the millions, a manga version appeared, and the recent film adaptation debuted at 3 on the box office. Some wonder how this particular work found its way into the system so quickly when more popular keitai writers continue to be ignored , but just as in the Chad Vader model, Japanese companies are clearly using the internet as a testing ground for new talent. In other ways, however, Koizora is just another example of traditional Japanese diffusion patterns for pop culture. Whether schoolgirl fashion or a hot band, microtrends in Japan very rarely show clean linear or even exponential growth from the grass-roots level up to the masses. The effect is a huge jump in diffusion rather than a smooth curve. Like Densha Otoko before, Mika is essentially anonymous and untraceable.


It can easily be said that Japan is one of the cellular capitols of the world, where people use their cellular phones not only as communication devices but also for a number of business and personal functions from text messaging and web browsing to paying bills online and watching streaming content. With its tearful story of young love, loss and perseverance, it was an instant hit among readers particularly young, female high schoolers. However, much criticism also accompanied the novel particularly from those who saw its depictions of underage sex, rape and pregnancy as obscene. Many also criticized the novels portrayal of cancer victims as not really realistic. Despite these criticisms, the novel was a best seller and widely read, spawning a couple of stories - "Kimi Zora" You, Sky which took the point of view from the side of "Koizora" character Hiro and "Another Koizora", a sequel of sorts.

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