ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

A Girl by the Sea Review

Updated on January 12, 2016

♥This story revolves around two teenagers that are fighting depression and trauma while trying to find themselves. From the creator that brought you Oyasumi Pun Pun, A Girl by the Sea tells the tale of Kosuke Isobe and Koume Sato sexual relationship with no emotional leverage and the toll it takes on both of them emotionally as well as everyone around them.

The character development is intense, extremely fast paced and there is no deep and long back stories to the characters. However, it is extremely interesting, and will keep you at the edge of your seat or at the very least make you feel for the characters on a personal level. If you have read Asano’s previous work, Oyasumi Pun Pun, you will likely enjoy this one as a shorter faster paced version. A Girl by the Sea is exceedingly straight forward and the psychological difficulties of the characters are the pride of Asano’s work. Asano does a great job displaying the unstable psychological problems the characters face while trying to find happiness and purpose in their lives after certain events have caused them to become depressed. The story is meant to cover a life lesson of valuing yourself as well as overcoming hardships. Although, subjectively speaking, the characters can come off as whiny and immature at times, it is understandable when considering their age when everything takes place. Overall, I highly recommend this read if you are looking for a quick read and grant this work 8.5 out of 10. If you do end up reading this amazing work by Asano, I highly suggest playing the song Kaze wo Atsumete by Happy Ending while reading Chapter 18, because FEELS!

  • Fair Warning: this manga is highly explicit (and a bit kinky) for a tale about junior high kids. Nudity and profanity is part of Asano’s style so if you are under 18 or are not really too keen on that stuff, this manga is probably not for you

Spoiler Ending Review: WARNING MAJOR SPOILERS, the main complaint many people argue about this manga s the ending and the fact that Isobe “chose a complete stranger over a girl he claimed he loved”, although that is not necessarily true, Isobe was planning to turn himself in the police for beating up the guy who broke Kueno’s heart. He realized how unstable he was and has now grown to step up to the plate. It wouldn’t make any sense for him to accept Kueno’s love because he knew it would only hurt her more than it already is which explains why he was crying. He basically made up the story of going to high school with the girl in order to spare her anymore pain. This was my interpretation atleast, I suppose everyone is entitled to interpret the ending their own way.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)