Undercurrent (manga)

Undercurrent (アンダーカレントAndākarento) is a drama manga by manga author Tetsuya Toyoda (豊田 徹也Toyoda Tetsuya). The manga was serialized in Japan by Kodansha in the monthly seinen magazine Afternoon from October 2004 to 2005, and the 11 chapters were collected into a single bound volume. A French translation was published by Kana in its collection Made in in 2008.

The story is set in the contemporary Japan, and follows the manager of a public bath Kanae whose husband vanished while traveling. The French edition of the manga was widely reviewed, being praised for its dreamlike qualities and calm pace, the richness of its emotions, and its characterization.


Kodansha published the single tankōbon volume on 22 November 2005 in Japan (ISBN 978-4-06-372092-1). Kana published the French edition of this manga on 19 September 2008 (ISBN 978-2-505-00450-9).


In France this manga was an official selection of the 2009 Angoulême International Comics Festival, and won the Prix Asie-ACBD 2009. It was named as top manga pick for year 2008 by the Belgian newspaper Le Soir.


  1. ^ アンダーカレント (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved 27 June 2009.
  2. ^ “Undercurrent” (in French). Kana. Archived from the original on 8 January 2009. Retrieved 27 June 2009.
  3. ^ “Manga Nominated for France’s Angoulême Comics Awards”Anime News Network. Retrieved 27 June 2009.
  4. ^ “Prix-Asie-ACBD-2009” (in French). ACBD. Archived from the original on 1 February 2010. Retrieved 4 July 2009.
  5. ^ Couvreur, Daniel (30 December 2008). “Les bulles magiques de l’an 2008” (in French). Le Soir. Retrieved 27 June 2009.



Cover of Undercurrent as published by Kana in France, showing Kanae Sekiguchi
Genre Slice of lifeDrama
Written by Tetsuya Toyoda
Published by Kodansha
Magazine Afternoon
Demographic Seinen
Original run 2004 – 2005
Volumes 1

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