I Want to Eat Your Pancreas

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One day, I – a high schooler – found a paperback in the hospital. The “Disease Coexistence Journal” was its title. It was a diary that my classmate, Sakura Yamauchi, had written in secret. Inside, it was written that due to her pancreatic disease, her days were numbered. And thus, I coincidentally went from Just-a-Classmate to a Secret-Knowing-Classmate. It was as if I were being drawn to her, who was my polar opposite. However, the world presented the girl that was already suffering from an illness with an equally cruel reality…

The best-selling, award-winning debut work by Yoru Sumino:

“Bestsellers 2016 (Overall) by NIPPAN” – 4th Place

“Bestsellers 2016 (Paperback Fiction) by NIPPAN” – 1st Place

“Bestsellers 2016 (Overall) by TOHAN” – 5th Place

“Bestsellers 2016 (Literary Books) by TOHAN” – 1st Place

“Bookstore Grand Prix 2016” – 2nd Place

“DA VINCI BOOK OF THE YEAR 2015” – 2nd Place

“Bestsellers 2015 (Literary Books) by TOHAN” – 6th Place

As of May 2017, this book has sold over 1.2 million copies.

Associated Names
One entry per line
Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai
Kimisui
キミスイ
君の膵臓をたべたい
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Latest Release

Date Group Release
05/22/17 Pajama Days extra
05/21/17 Pajama Days c10
04/22/17 Pajama Days c9
04/17/17 Pajama Days c8
03/20/17 Pajama Days c7
02/19/17 Pajama Days c6
01/15/17 Pajama Days c5
01/02/17 Pajama Days c4
10/22/16 Pajama Days c3
06/12/16 Pajama Days c2
05/07/16 Pajama Days c1
05/06/16 Pajama Days c0
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Leonix8128
New Leonix8128 rated it
January 30, 2019
Status: done
Literally made an account to rate this. Really loved this novel. Very good storytelling, told through the thoughts of one side and action of both. Brings a lot of life to the characters. Slow and sweet, words cant describe how much I enjoyed it, thx for the ride author.
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GrisiaSun
GrisiaSun rated it
February 21, 2017
Status: c6
Don't be fooled by the ambiguous title, just read the 1st chapter (not prologue) before you decide on anything else.

I just read till the lastest TLed chapter in one go and I'm still feeling it... Moved, stirred, as though my heart has been lured in by the fragrance of a hook the novel threw. The throbbing that aches from being caught on the hook yet irresistibly so.

Hats off to the translator for working on such a deep and intricate novel, I'm sure it was hard work to bring forth the... more>> subtle feelings between the lines. It also makes me want to read the novel in Japanese to get a feel of how the conversations actually flowed...

Spoiler

Not recommended for those who want to stay faint-hearted.

Alas, the prologue spoilt some of the enjoyment of the story for me. I would strongly advise against reading chapter 0 unless you want to know how it ends (though I haven't read till the last chapter).

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thetranquilman
thetranquilman rated it
February 19, 2017
Status: --
Quite sweet and interesting. Honestly a beautiful piece. Left me wanting for more. The translation quality is perfect. I saw no grammatical errors at all. The sentence structure is also on point.

If you're looking for something more serious, like a novel, this is something you might like to try.
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dreamsinparadise
dreamsinparadise rated it
December 22, 2018
Status: extra
I can't recommend this novel enough. It's an incredibly moving tale of a boy who has no care for those around him meeting a girl whose life revolves around interactions with other people. The chapters are slow but highlight the details in every one of their interactions, and those small details are what makes reading the novel such a breathtaking experience. Every word in the novel is meaningful and every sentence said by the two lovely characters contribute to the beauty of the plot. The ending is pre-determined because of... more>> the girl's illness, but the way the author (and the amazing translator) executes it sends a rush of emotions into my heart every time I re-read it. I wouldn't say that it's a sad ending, though, so I would still recommend this novel to those who shy away from sad stories. It's truly a wonderful read that will influence future readers to re-evaluate their perceptions on life and what it means to live. <<less
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Ethelon
Ethelon rated it
September 21, 2018
Status: --
I read the book in Japanese and definitely enjoyed it.

However, I did reference the translation here a few times while reading and noticed that the translation unfortunately does have errors particularly during conversation e.g. One example in c2: お洒落 has to do with being fashionable, not drowning in alcohol (the conversation is reshaped to fit the mistranslation).

Praise to the translator for making the novel more accessible to interested readers, but I'd recommend reading the official translation if possible.
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