Petrichor : The smell of rain on dry earth .
Step outside after the first storm after a dry spell and it invariably hits you: the sweet, fresh, powerfully evocative smell of fresh rain, quite the sensation, i get the same feeling from reading some slice of life manga.
Now some are not in the seinen genre ,don’t let that stop you , you will not regret reading them ,the only thing that you will regret is that there aren’t more chapters translated ,once you will have read them ,you find the “feel” to be quite different, they are deeply psychological , some are quite haunting.
The last two Horou Musuko and Sakamichi no Apollon are well known, but i just couldn’t resist , I said to myself : “maybe just maybe ,there’s someone out there who hasn’t read them and they’re missing out”
♣ Oboreru Knife
Oboreru Knife 1-24 online reader by Kyonpyon , Evil Flowers
A beautiful and mature sixth grade girl from Tokyo suddenly has to move out to the country side of Japan with her family. The girl, Natsume, then meets a boy and from then on she begins to feel ‘something’ in her body, like a surging wave….The relationship between the main characters doesn’t look like a simple attraction, and it becomes more complicated as time and some facts occurs. They are very convoluted, even though the girl acts like a normal girl (She feel excited and happy to be with him), she aims him like a adult woman and this kind of changes make you visualize the puberty age in the character, not a girl, not a woman, yet. The boy is very aggressive and his feelings are wild. Maybe you are never going to comprehend him, and he is someone who receives a lot of pressure and he looses this pressure with his crazy and wild doings.
♣ Six Half
Six Half 1-18 online reader by JShoujo Scans
Kikukawa Shiori woke up from a bad motorcycle accident with severe loss of memory. Although she is allowed to go home, she has trouble adjusting to a seemingly new life with a brother who is always worried, a sister who apparently hates her, and a boyfriend who won’t give her space. Awful rumors about her previous lifestyle abound in school, too, and even her friends tell her she had it coming. Alone, scared, and angry at the seemingly awful person she used to be, Shiori tries desperately to find a place of comfort she can call her own…
♣ Otoko no Issho
Otoko no Issho 1-3 online reader by Stiletto Heels
Douzono Tsugumi, who works for a major electrical company, spends her vacation at her grandmother’s home in the country. Her grandmother soon passes away during hospitalization, and Tsugumi decides to continue living in her grandmother’s house. However, a mysterious man shows up holding the key to the rear house, and despite not fully comprehending the relationship he had with her grandmother, they begin living together.
Nominated for the 3rd Manga Taisho Award (2010).
♣ Kaijuu no Kodomo
Kaijuu no Kodomo 1-8 online reader by Mangascreener
One summer vacation, Ruka meets two boys, “Umi” and “Sora,” whose upbringing contains strange and wonderful secrets. Drawn to their beautiful swimming, almost more like flying, Ruka and the adults who know them are intertwined in a complex mesh…
Meanwhile, an unexplained anomaly is occurring all over the world: fish are disappearing. Thus begins a marine adventure of boys and girls to captivate all the senses!
Kaijuu no Kodomo (Children of the Sea) won the Excellence Prize in the Manga Division at Japan Media Arts Festival in 2009.
♣ Hourou Musuko
Hourou Musuko 1-119 online reader by Hourou Musume
Shuichi Nitori is a 5th grade student who likes to bake and has always been something of a feminine boy. When he transfers to a new school, Shuichi is mistaken for his 6th grade sister on his first day. Then he ends up sitting next to Yoshino Takatsuki, a tall, boyish girl who everyone calls “Takatsuki-kun.” They both have secrets they can’t let anyone know….
recommended work by the awards jury of the tenth Japan Media Arts Festival in 2006
and the Young Adult Library Services Association nominated Wandering Son for its 2012 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list
♣Sakamichi no Apollon (complete )
Sakamichi no Apollon 1-50 online reader by sukikatte , Stiletto Heels
Nishimi Kaoru has moved from city to city and school to school because of his father’s job. So the first day at his new school was just routine for him. Being intellectual and the new transfer student, he has always been seen as an outcast and all Kaoru had to do was bear it until the next time he moved. But things were slightly different this time. First, he started to get close to the class president, Mukae Ritsuko, and, secondly, unlikely as it seemed, grew closer to Kawabuchi Sentaro. Sentaro was infamous for getting into fights, skipping class and was an overall bad boy. Strangely enough, the three of them find common ground in music, namely jazz, and Kaoru finds himself actually enjoying the new town.
It won the 57th Shogakukan Manga Award for general manga.