You and I Are Polar Opposites

You and I Are Polar Opposites (Japanese: 正反対な君と僕, Hepburn: Seihantai na Kimi to Boku) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kōcha Agasawa. It was originally published as a one-shot in Shueisha's Shōnen Jump+ service in January 2021, before being serialized in the same website starting in May 2022. It has been collected into six tankōbon volumes as of March 2024.

You and I Are Polar Opposites
First tankōbon volume cover
正反対な君と僕
(Seihantai na Kimi to Boku)
GenreRomantic comedy[1]
Manga
Written byKōcha Agasawa
Published byShueisha
English publisher
ImprintJump Comics+
MagazineShōnen Jump+
DemographicShōnen
Original runMay 2, 2022 – present
Volumes6

Plot

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Miyu Suzuki and Yusuke Tani are two high school students who are polar opposites of each other — Suzuki is an energetic and outgoing girl who tends to follow the crowd, even when she doesn't feel like doing so, while Tani is a quiet and introverted boy who bluntly speaks his mind. Because of this, Suzuki has grown to have a crush on Tani, but is unable to really make her feelings known to him. The series follows Suzuki and Tani in their developing relationship, as well as their friends' own issues.

Characters

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Miyu Suzuki (鈴木 みゆ, Suzuki Miyu)
Voiced by: Yū Sasahara (PV)[2]
Yusuke Tani (谷 悠介, Tani Yūsuke)
Voiced by: Yūto Uemura (PV)[2]

Media

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Manga

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Written and illustrated by Kōcha Agasawa, You and I Are Polar Opposites was initially a one-shot published on Shueisha's Shōnen Jump+ service on January 7, 2021.[3] It began serialization in the same website on May 2, 2022.[1] The first tankōbon volume was released on July 4, 2022.[4] As of March 2024, six volumes have been released.[5]

In June 2022, Shueisha began releasing the series in English on its Manga Plus website and app.[6] In October 2023, Viz Media announced that it licensed the series for English publication.[7]

Volumes

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No. Original release date Original ISBN English release date English ISBN
1 July 4, 2022[8]978-4-08-883125-1May 7, 2024[9]978-1-9747-4376-6
  1. "Suzuki and Tani" (鈴木と谷, Suzuki to Tani)
  2. "From Tani to Suzuki" (谷から鈴木へ, Tani kara Suzuki e)
  3. "First Date!" (初デート!, Hatsu Dēto!)
  1. "Hierarchy" (ヒエラルキー, Hierarukī)
  2. "'Cute'" (「可愛い」, "Kawaii")
  3. "Study Session" (勉強会°, Benkyōkai°)
2 October 4, 2022[10]978-4-08-883275-3August 6, 2024[11]978-1-9747-4639-2
  1. "Summer Nights, Convenience Stores, and..." (夏の夜とコンビニと, Natsu no Yoru to Konbini to)
  2. "It's an Estival Festival!" (祭りだ祭りだ, Matsuri da Matsuri da)
  3. "Dormant Desires" (潜在的願望, Senzai-teki Ganbō)
  4. "A Subconscious Inclination" (無自覚な癖, Mujikaku na Heki)
  1. "Summer Break!" (夏休み!, Natsuyasumi!)
  2. "A Story of Stories" (それぞれいろいろ, Sorezore Iroiro)
  3. "Culture Festival Part 1" (文化祭1, Bunkasai 1)
  4. "Culture Festival Part 2" (文化祭2, Bunkasai 2)
3 March 3, 2023[12]978-4-08-883395-8
  1. "Festival Follow-up" (祭りのあと, Matsuri no Ato)
  2. "A Room in the Autumn Rain" (部屋と秋時雨, Heya to Aki Shigure)
  3. "A Fluttering Heart" (ドキドキ, Dokidoki)
  4. "A Gnawing Feeling" (モヤモヤ, Moyamoya)
  1. "A Candid Moment" (シャッターチャンス, Shattā Chansu)
  2. "A Lenient Lady" (許す女, Yurusu On'na)
  3. "Surprise!" (サプライズ!, Sapuraizu!)
  4. "Planning!" (プランニング!, Puranningu!)
4 July 4, 2023[13]978-4-08-883630-0
  1. "Overthinking" (意識, Ishiki)
  2. "Holding Back in Silence" (サイレント遠慮, Sairento Enryo)
  3. "Field Trip Part 1" (修学旅行1, Shūgakuryokō 1)
  4. "Field Trip Part 2" (修学旅行2, Shūgakuryokō 2)
  5. "Field Trip Part 3" (修学旅行3, Shūgakuryokō 3)
  1. "Field Trip Part 4" (修学旅行4, Shūgakuryokō 4)
  2. "Step by Step" (ほいっぽ, Hoippo)
  3. "Green Light" (青信号, Aoshingō)
  4. "A Fancy(?) Date" (背伸びデート?, Senobi Dēto?)
5 November 2, 2023[14]978-4-08-883697-3
  1. "Quick Exchange" (ファスト交流, Fasuto Kōryū)
  2. "Emotional Junction" (多感ジャンクション, Takan Jankushon)
  3. "Christmas Eve" (クリスマスイブ, Kurisumasu Ibu)
  4. "Clown" (ピエロ, Piero)
  5. "Shared Sentiments" (詩情シェア, Shijō Shea)
  1. "From Reflection to Inflection" (考え始めた人, Kangae Hajimeta Hito)
  2. "New Year's Eve" (大晦日, Ōmisoka)
  3. "New Year's Day" (元旦, Gantan)
  4. "A Shrine Visit" (初詣, Hatsumōde)
6 March 4, 2024[5]978-4-08-883858-8
  1. "Hot and Cold" (寒暖差, Kandansa)
  2. "A Mix of True Intentions" (真意それぞれ, Shin'i Sorezore)
  3. "Confessions of a Hedgehog" (ハリネズミの禊, Harinezumi no Misogi)
  4. "A Plan in Shambles" (計画崩れ, Keikaku Kuzure)
  5. "Sunset" (日の入り, Hi no Iri)
  1. "Valentine's Day ♪" (バレンタインデー♪, Barentain Dē ♪)
  2. "A Cynic's Progression" (ひねくれ者の進行, Hinekuremono no Shinkō)
  3. "March" (3月, Sangatsu)
  4. "The Drop of a Hat" (箸が転ぶ, Hashi ga Korobu)
7 August 2, 2024[15]978-4-08-884143-4

Chapters not yet in tankōbon format

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These chapters have yet to be published in a tankōbon volume.

  1. "A Birthday Date ♪" (バースデー♪, Bāsu Dē ♪)
  2. "Reconnaissance" (探り探り, Saguri Saguri)
  3. "Yeah No" (んなわけ, Nnawake)
  4. "Masks and Shadows" (仮面と影, Kamen to Kage)
  5. "What Lies Ahead" (この先, Kono Saki)
  6. "Undecided/Tentative/Certain" (未定/暫定/確定, Mitei/Zantei/Kakutei)
  7. "Helter-Skelter" (右往左往, Uōsaō)
  8. "Background Noise" (ざわざわ, Zawazawa)
  9. "Looking Beyond" (視線の先, Shisen no Saki)

Novel

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A novel written by Shunto Saiba, titled You and I Are Polar Opposites: Sunny & Rainy, was published in Japan on November 2, 2023. It chronicles the events of a single day from the perspectives of three groups.[16][17]

Reception

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In 2022, You and I Are Polar Opposites was nominated in the Next Manga Awards in the Web Manga category,[18] and ranked second out of 50 nominees.[19] It ranked 34th on the 2022 "Book of the Year" list by Da Vinci magazine.[20] The series ranked ninth in the 2023 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Manga ga Sugoi! list of best manga for male readers, tying with Midori no Uta: Shūshū Gunfū.[21] The series ranked third in the 16th Manga Taishō, tying with Onna no Sono no Hoshi;[22] it ranked seventh in the 17th edition in 2024.[23] The series ranked twelfth in the National Bookstore Employees Recommended Comics of 2023 list;[24] it was also ranked second in the 2024 list.[25] The series ranked sixth in the 2023 Tsutaya Comic Award.[26] The series, alongside The Strange House, won the Men's Comic Prize at NTT Solmare's "Minna ga Erabu!! Denshi Comic Taishō 2024" competition in 2024.[27]

Louis Kemner of Comic Book Resources positively compared the series to My Dress-Up Darling, noting the similarities in the lead characters' chemistry and the story's use of the "opposites attract" romantic paradigm.[28]

See also

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References

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