Kon no Ki Konoha - Recommendations

Alt title: Leaves of the Deep Blue Tree

Kon no Ki Konoha

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Hotarubi no Mori e

Hotarubi no Mori e

While visiting her uncle for the summer, six year old Hotaru gets lost in the woods outside the village. Scared, the crying girl is eventually rescued by a gentle youkai named Gin, who is burdened with a curse that will cause him to disappear if ever touched by a human. Though they are barred from physical contact, the two become close friends. But after a few short years it becomes apparent that Gin ages more slowly than humans, so while Hotaru is growing up and changing, Gin remains in stasis. How will Hotaru adapt to the complicated emotions she develops as her and Gin's ages gradually converge?

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MADwonderholic MADwonderholic says...

The second story in Hotarubi no Mori E (Into the Forest of Fireflies' Light) is very similar to Kon no Ki Konoha and involve a young girl meeting a teenage boy spirit, and the young girl growing up with them.

edenofthegods edenofthegods says...

Ch2 of Hotarubi no Mori e and Kono no Ki Konoha are both one shots that deal with a growing relationships between a young girl and a forest spirit. If you like crying, you'll enjoy both of these, you masochist.

nathandouglasdavis nathandouglasdavis says...

Both manga tell the story of a human girl growing into a teenager and falling in love with an unaging forest spirit that she can only visit at certain times each year. A melancholic romance that can never fully come to fruition.

ialex32 ialex32 says...

Both series feature romantic relationships between spirits and humans, with a young girl meeting a spirit but can only see him for a short period each year. As the girl grows older but the spirit stays roughly the same age, both have to confront the reality of their relationships.

Boku wa Kimi no Shiro

Boku wa Kimi no Shiro

"When winter came, you swept away my sadness. When it passed, the memories of you lingered in my mind." A love that transcends time between a winter spirit and a girl broken with sorrow...

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phoenixaurora phoenixaurora says...

Boku wa Kimi no Shiro and Kon no Ki Konoha are both bittersweet oneshots about a love between a girl and a seasonal spirit that will leave you reaching for the tissue box.  Boku wa Kimi no Shiro focuses on winter and a love that goes back to the past.  Kon no Ki Konoha's season is autumn and depicts a love that grows over the years.  

Suggested reading order is in the order of the seasons: Kon no Ki Konoha for autumn first and then Boku wa Kimi no Shiro for winter.  The idea of moving on from a painful loss vs. remembering your loved one is explored.  Thematically, they complement each other well.     

Mitsuyokon: Tsukumogami no Yomegoryou

Mitsuyokon: Tsukumogami no Yomegoryou

"You will be my wife." At an early age, Midori was told this prophecy from a mysterious and beautiful young man. Even though Midori has an ability to see "unwordly things", she initially believed that the prophecy was a dream. However, it is later revealed that the true form of the man from the prophecy was Shirogane, the spirit of archery! After some time, Shirogane, who appears before Midori again, requests Midori to become his wife. Gods, who carry the burden of impurities, are revived by the skin of maidens. Midori has an especially strong yet hidden "cleansing" power that could potentially aid the Gods. Although Midori has so far lived a solitary life and has difficulty associating with people directly because of her power, she decides to get married in order to help. However, "becoming the bride of a god" is something that's beyond imagination and full of horrible chaos and dazzling pleasure.

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One Day, Suddenly, Like Love

One Day, Suddenly, Like Love

The god that got banished to the mortal world got an offering... Huh...what?! It's a guy?!

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Kamisama wa Ikiru no ga Tsurai

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Seirei Produce

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