I Hear the Sunspot by Yuki Fumino

(2 customer reviews)

Because of a hearing disability, Kohei is often misunderstood and has trouble integrating into life on campus, so he learns to keep his distance. That is until he meets the outspoken and cheerful Taichi. He tells Kohei that his hearing loss is not his fault. Taichi’s words cut through Kohei’s usual defense mechanisms and open his heart. More than friends, less than lovers, their relationship changes Kohei forever.

CreatorYuki Fumino
Japanese Titleひだまりが聴こえる
Japanese Title (Romaji)Hidamari ga Kikoeru
Japanese PublisherPrintemps Shuppan
English PublisherOne Peace Books

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2 reviews for I Hear the Sunspot by Yuki Fumino

  1. midgeyu

    One of the best BL coming out right now in my opinion — and one of the best manga, period!

    The first volume is pretty simple, focusing just on the two leads and their (slowly) developing relationship. Each volume afterwards broadens the cast, in particular adding more hard of hearing and d/Deaf characters who have different experiences and outlooks.

    Asides from being a sweet romance, I appreciate this series a lot for not only diving into hearing loss as a disability but also Deaf culture. If you find volume 1 too plain for your tastes, I strongly encourage you to keep reading because this is truly a series where each volume is better than the previous!

    If you like strangers to friends to lover stories where the two characters come from “different worlds,” definitely check this out. And if you’re interested in how disabled characters are represented in media, you seriously can’t miss this series.

  2. Phya

    The amount of times I’ve re-read this series already is a testament to how good it is.

    A slow burner, this volume sows the seeds of thier relationship. Both of our young men are from completely different worlds, from a social status case but also a physical one with the issue of living with partial deafness at the forefront. Some of my favourite moments are ones were nothing is said at all, or simple yet groundbreaking actions take place. I know that may sound weird, but actions speak a million times louder than words in a world of double standards and lies.

    Perspective switches between the two throughout so you get to see the struggles , feelings and worldview of both. Unlike other books where it switches points of view between chapters, this happens throughout. It switches when plot relevant, feels natural and cements it as a story about them, not just a relationship.

    Can be read stand alone and leave you feeling fullfilled, but also plants the seeds of what could potentially happen next. Thankfully we get that next time, weaving into one of my favourite series.

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  1. midgeyu says:

    Has anybody seen the live action film for this? Is it worth watching? Is the story mostly the same? (I assume it only adapted the first volume.)

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