A Perfect Day for Love Letters

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A Perfect Day for Love Letters
恋文日和
(Koibumi Biyori)
Genre Romantic comedy
Manga
Written by George Asakura
Published by Kodansha
English publisher
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Bessatsu Friend
Published March 9, 2001
Volumes 2
Live-action film
Released
  • December 4, 2004 (2004-12-04)
Runtime 111 minutes
Television drama
Network NTV
Original run January 2014 – ongoing
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A Perfect Day for Love Letters (恋文日和 Koibumi Biyori?) is a Japanese manga short story series written and illustrated by George Asakura. Each story depicts a relationship that revolves around the use of love letters. The stories were originally published by Kodansha in the shōjo (aimed at teenage girls) manga magazine Bessatsu Friend, and collected in two bound volumes. A Perfect Day for Love Letters received the Kodansha Manga Award for shōjo manga along with Oi Piitan!! by Risa Itou in 2005.[1] A live action film adaptation premiered in Japan on December 4, 2004.[2] It will also be adapted into a Japanese television drama in 2014.[3]

Manga[edit]

In Japan, Kodansha published both tankōbon volumes on March 2001 (ISBN 978-4-06-341229-1 and ISBN 978-4-06-341230-7).[4][5] The series is licensed for an English language release in North America by Del Rey Manga.[6] The first published on June 2005 (ISBN 978-0-345-48266-2) and the second on November 2005 (ISBN 978-0-345-48267-9).[7]

Reception[edit]

Anime News Network's Carlo Santos criticizes the manga for its characters quirks for being annoying and "occasional clutter layout". However, he complemented the manga for "true-to-life characters".[8] Mania.com's Mike Dungan criticises George Asakura's artwork as "coarse". However he commends the manga for "building the tension just right" in each of the individual stories.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kodansha Manga Awards". Anime News Network. 2005-05-12. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  2. ^ "恋文日和". eiga.com (in Japanese). Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  3. ^ "A Perfect Day for Love Letters Manga Gets Live-Action Show". Anime News Network. 2013-12-15. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  4. ^ "恋文日和 (1) (講談社コミックスフレンドB)" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  5. ^ "恋文日和―ラブレターをめぐるオムニバス集 (2) (講談社コミックスフレンドB (1230))" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  6. ^ "New Del Rey Manga". Anime News Network. 2004-12-07. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  7. ^ "Catalog: A Perfect Day for Love Letters 1 - A Perfect Day for Love Letters 2". Del Rey Manga. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  8. ^ Santos, Carlo (April 26, 2006). "A Perfect Day for Love Letters G.novel 2". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on 26 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  9. ^ Dungan, Mike (June 12, 2006). "A Perfect Day for Love Letters (aka: Koifumi-biyori) Vol. #01". Mania.com. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 

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