The Summer Hikaru Died - Reviews

Alt title: Hikaru ga Shinda Natsu

The Summer Hikaru Died
dingdong69's avatar
Jan 3, 2022

BL isn't the focus of this Manga, rather than that, it's the horror/thriller aspect that truly makes it shine. It really takes the Skin-walker genre to another level, though it seems that this 'Hikaru' is madly in love (or rather obsessed) with Yoshiki. 

After discovering that his friend isn't his friend, Yoshiki is in a constant state of fear, and regret. It is hinted that he had a crush on Hikaru - unable to accept that Hikaru isn't here anymore - he accepts the thing that took over Hikaru's body. 

The art is really nice, it perfectly translates the constant eeriness emanating from 'Hikaru' and the village. 

Not to mention this shit be goofy asf sometimes 💀

7/10 story
9/10 art
8/10 characters
8/10 overall
paprikart's avatar
Mar 6, 2022

Holy crap, gorgeous art!! There's gotta be more, it can't end there. Please give me more chapters!!

9/10 story
10/10 art
8/10 characters
8/10 overall
yab33ba's avatar
May 21, 2022

Great, promising premise so far (only 8 eng unofficial translated as of May 21). Contains horror with lovecraftian influences. BL isn't the main focus, more so interpersonal relationship between the two main characters but still feels well-considered and heartfelt. Looking forward to where it goes from here!

9/10 story
10/10 art
9/10 characters
9/10 overall
Curiousmadra's avatar
Mar 6, 2022

Really interesting BL with Junji Ito vibes to it!

?/10 story
?/10 art
?/10 characters
7.8/10 overall
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