My Ultramarine Sky by Nagisa Furuya

Posted January 24, 2024 by Silvia in Manga & Graphic Novels / 6 Comments

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley for an honest review.
This does not affect in any way my opinion of the book nor the content of my review.

My Ultramarine Sky by Nagisa FuruyaSeries: Stand-alone
Published by Kodansha Comics on December 26, 2023
Demographic: Yaoi
Genres: Romance, School Life
Source: NetGalley
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From the creator of My Summer of You comes a high school romance about two friends who’ve always been in the same class, but when a new school year separates them, they realize that their feelings for each other might run deeper than friendship . . .
From their first year of middle school to their second year of high school, Kai and Ren have not only always been in the same class—they’ve also always sat next to each other. But in their last year of high school, the boys are assigned to two separate classes, and with each passing day, Kai feels as if he’s slipping further and further away from Ren . . . One day, when Kai finds Ren sleeping in a classroom after school, he whispers the feelings that he can’t bring himself to say out loud . . . and Ren hears him. Will Kai’s confession draw them further and further apart, or will it be the spark that brings them back to each other once more?

There are days when you simply want to pick up a genuine friends-to-lovers story and enjoy it, and My Ultramarine Sky seems just the thing.

Seen from the point of view of both Kai and Ren—starting with Kai’s in particular—the struggle to come to terms with one’s feelings and discover oneself is a journey that has been going on for years and the outcome can no longer be avoided . . . Is the deep feeling that binds one to the other just friendship? Although the story is somewhat predictable, it is nevertheless enjoyable and the gentle journey of self-discovery makes you sympathise with the main characters. In all honesty, with a little more tension and backstory, this manga would have stood out more and conveyed more emotion, but for being a stand-alone volume it still manages to tell a solid story, and since that is not always so easy to do, I’d say it deserves kudos for that.

A short but cute coming-of-age BL with inseparable friends who feel they can be truer than ever when they are together . . . Let’s face it, what reader would ever want to see them apart?


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6 responses to “My Ultramarine Sky by Nagisa Furuya

  1. First of all I LOVE that title. And a good friends to lovers story is fun! I’m pulling for them 🙂

    And thank you! I love your comments, and appreciate you reading :):)))

    • You too, Greg? The title was the first thing that caught my attention, and after reading the manga I can say that it’s really spot on!

      Thank you for the interesting chapters you provide each time 😊

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