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Natsu e no Tobira (夏への扉, The Door Into Summer?) 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.

Manga

The original manga of Natsue no Tobira is a short story, which was 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. Later, 60 minutes anime work was produced based on this manga story.

Characters

Marion
A handsome, clever student from France. He is around 13-15 years old.
Jacques
Marion's friend, class-mate
Lindo
Marion's friend, class-mate
Claude
Marion's friend, class-mate. He feels solitude and asks Marion to love him. He commits suicide.
Ledania
A pretty young girl. Daughter of mayor of the town. Many boys adore her.
Sara
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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