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I want to die because I want to touch Aono

SHIINA Umi

Manga published in book form, in magazine [Japan]

KARIYA Yuri’s boyfriend AONO dies shortly after they begin dating, but he appears before her as a ghost. He is normally gentle, but occasionally his attitude changes suddenly and he haunts her, almost as if he is forcing his male passions on her. Yuri tests her love for AONO, who has no physical form, by having him take posses- sion of things and people so that she can touch him. The unique relationship between these two, which perseveres despite their obstacles, is drawn with humor and a wild touch.

© Umi Shiina / Kodansha

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SHIINA Um

Japan

In 2014, received the 2014 Afternoon Shiki Sho Award for Boin-chan. In 2016, in good! Afternoon (Kodansha Ltd.) the non-serialized works Sailor fuku wo moyashite and Gakegiwa no waltz, were released. Following that, I want to die because I want to touch Aono series was launched in Monthly Afternoon (Kodansha Ltd.), and it has been ongoing since the December 2016 issue.

( 2018 )

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