Natsu e no Tobira

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The Door into Summer
Cover of the Anthology Book Natsu e no Tobira
(Natsu e no Tobira)
Genre Drama, Romance
Written by Keiko Takemiya
Published by Hakusensha
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Hana to Yume
Published October 1975
Volumes 1
Anime film
Directed by Mamoru Masaki
Toshio Hirata
Written by Masaki Tsuji
Studio Toei Animation
Released March 20, 1981
Runtime 60 minutes
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The Door into Summer (夏への扉,, Natsu e no Tobira) is a 1975 Japanese manga by Keiko Takemiya. It is an early example of a shōnen-ai manga. It was originally serialized in Hana to Yume, published by Hakusensha, and it was re-released in 2000 by Kodansha. An animated film version of this manga was released on March 20, 1981 in Japan.


The original manga of Natsue no Tobira is a short story, which first appeared in 19th and 20th issues of magazine Hana to Yume in October, 1975. This work was contained in the anthology book of Keiko Takemiya, published in 1976. In 1981, a 60-minute anime movie adaptation was released in Japan.


A handsome, clever student of the certain school in France.
Marion's friend, classmate.
Marion's friend, classmate.
Marion's friend, classmate. He feels solitude and asks Marion to love him. He commits suicide.
A pretty young girl. Daughter of mayor of the town. Many boys adore her.
A beautiful woman. Love of Count Cluny. She loves and makes love with Marion. It is the first experience for Marion.
Le Comte de Cluny (Count Cluny)
Politician, Lover of Sara.

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