一人交換日記
拝啓。未来の私は、誰かに愛されてますか?話題作『さびしすぎてレズ風俗に行きましたレポ』の永田カビが、過去と未来の永田カビに向けて綴る、親との確執、初めての一人暮らし、愛のこと、そして・その後・の生活――。セキララエッセイコミック!【編集担当からのおすすめ情報】『さびしすぎてレズ風俗に行きましたレポ』で2016年のコミック界を激震させた永田カビ氏がpixivコミック[ヒバナ]にて連載していた最新作、待望の単行本化です!本作の連載開始時は『レズ風俗レポ』単行本発売前で、まだ何者でもなかった永田カビ氏ですが、連載中に同作が発売になると周囲の状況は一変。そんな中での心境の変化や、新たな発見、葛藤、苦悩などを己との交換日記という形でセキララに綴っています。連載中は本当に多くの共感のコメントをいただいた渾身作、ぜひご一読ください!

一人交換日記 Details

Title一人交換日記
Author
LanguageJapanese
ReleaseDec 10th, 2016
Publisher小学館
ISBN-139784091893208
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Comics, Autobiography, Memoir, Graphic Novels, Lgbt, Nonfiction

一人交換日記 Review

  • Jhosy Lephor
    January 1, 1970
    I don't know what to write in this review. This series has become very personal to me.Things that I never realized in my life were described here that caught my attention and began to make sense.This is a very intimate and striking reading as well as exciting. From the drawings that illustrate what goes on in the head of author to the narrative, everything is quite incredible.I can't wait for the next volume.A very interesting thing is that the author tells in the story that despite the cover an I don't know what to write in this review. This series has become very personal to me.Things that I never realized in my life were described here that caught my attention and began to make sense.This is a very intimate and striking reading as well as exciting. From the drawings that illustrate what goes on in the head of author to the narrative, everything is quite incredible.I can't wait for the next volume.A very interesting thing is that the author tells in the story that despite the cover and the genre being sold in the lesbian category, the story doesn't revolve around her life as a lesbian or a romance, but rather about her recovery and the day to day of a person battling with depression that happens to be homosexual.
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  • Derek Royal
    January 1, 1970
    I wasn't sure what a solo exchange diary was before this book, and now I find the idea fascinating. This is the first volume of Nagata Kabi's own solo exchange, where her present self talks to and comments upon what her former self had thought and done. In this first volume, you clearly see an author grow in many ways -- e.g., leaving the safe (and restrictive) confines of her family's home to her own apartment, learning to get into her own natural rhythm, becoming more disciplined as a writer, I wasn't sure what a solo exchange diary was before this book, and now I find the idea fascinating. This is the first volume of Nagata Kabi's own solo exchange, where her present self talks to and comments upon what her former self had thought and done. In this first volume, you clearly see an author grow in many ways -- e.g., leaving the safe (and restrictive) confines of her family's home to her own apartment, learning to get into her own natural rhythm, becoming more disciplined as a writer, and finding a potential lover. At the same time, there's a sense of forlornness and regret that accompanies her accomplishments. It's a curious balance that works. I'd like to read future volumes.
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  • Rebecca
    January 1, 1970
    This is much darker than My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness, and it does come with a trigger warning for depression to the point of briefly mentioned suicidal thoughts. More than the previous book, the author is really trying to work through something, and she comes close to it without ever quite getting there. If you've ever suffered from anxiety or depression, her experiences will be very familiar...and for some readers, that might not be a good thing.
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  • Sarah Schanze
    January 1, 1970
    I've been looking forward to this ever since reading Kabi's first book. I really admire her bravery in being so brutally honest with herself and exploring her feelings. It's messy and confusing and there's no real clear answer to anything, and that makes it wonderful and real. I look forward to future volumes.
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  • Rod Brown
    January 1, 1970
    A solid follow-up to the unique first volume. The author continues to make use of sex workers to alleviate her loneliness and lack of human contact. She also continues to struggle with depression and anxiety.I like how she formats the book as diary entries that she writes to herself, cheering on her future self or consoling her past self as she struggles through multiple attempts to move out of her parents' house and tries to establish some independence as she nears 30.The possibility of actuall A solid follow-up to the unique first volume. The author continues to make use of sex workers to alleviate her loneliness and lack of human contact. She also continues to struggle with depression and anxiety.I like how she formats the book as diary entries that she writes to herself, cheering on her future self or consoling her past self as she struggles through multiple attempts to move out of her parents' house and tries to establish some independence as she nears 30.The possibility of actually entering a real romantic relationship lends the book energy as it enters the closing stretch.
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  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    Raw, painful, resonant exploration of life, family, relationships, and loneliness. Truly excellent. Definitely touched on many relatable issues in my own experience. Art is extremely expressive, capturing feels in the most visceral of ways.
  • usagi ☆ミ
    January 1, 1970
    4.5/5 stars.
  • D
    January 1, 1970
    A sequel of sorts for My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness, My Solo Exchange Diary gives us another look at mangaka Nagata Kabi's life and what happened to her after her manga had been published. We go back to the themes Nagata has already explored in My Lesbian Experience: her lack of self-esteem, her dependence on her family and their approval, her loneliness, and also her growth as a person. We see a lot more of the latter in My Solo Exchange Diary, where she finally manages to move to her A sequel of sorts for My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness, My Solo Exchange Diary gives us another look at mangaka Nagata Kabi's life and what happened to her after her manga had been published. We go back to the themes Nagata has already explored in My Lesbian Experience: her lack of self-esteem, her dependence on her family and their approval, her loneliness, and also her growth as a person. We see a lot more of the latter in My Solo Exchange Diary, where she finally manages to move to her own place and get out to meet more people. So actually when I first read My Lesbian Experience I was so excited about it and sent Snapchats of some of the panels I loved to a couple of friends, who agreed that Nagata got 'it'. She knew about the feeling of helplessness and just drifting in life with no concrete goals. She knew the feeling of loneliness and failing (but wanting) to connect. And of course, she knew what it was like to be clueless about life even as she enters her thirties. As a 30-something person myself (it looks like Nagata was born one year before I was but I'm too lazy to check), I've always wondered about this. Do people my age really have it all figured out? Are we really adults at this point or are we just faking it?I'm not sure how good my sample is because I'm surrounded by like-minded friends (and I am after all a millennial; one of the older ones, but still a millennial) but from what I gather our thoughts and experiences reflect Nagata's more than what society expects our thoughts and experiences ought to be. Reading this and My Lesbian Experience is like that moment from The History Boys that often get quoted about books: it's like someone reached out and held your hand. Still full of hope, even if she has a hard time accepting praise and the good turn in life she has experienced, even if she finds herself too focused on herself to return someone's love, even if she realises (and admits to herself) that she came from a family that didn't love each other, Nagata moves on. And so, I guess, should we.
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  • Neko McEvil
    January 1, 1970
    Nagata once again manages to touch me on a deeply personal level. Her first work My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness is probably one of my favourites in the graphic novel/mangas I read this year as I could relate to several of her experiences with mental illness and coming out and I read it in one sitting despite it being 3-4 AM before I went to bed because I could not put it down. It made me cry and realize things about myself which is often the best takeaway one can get from a memoir.For tha Nagata once again manages to touch me on a deeply personal level. Her first work My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness is probably one of my favourites in the graphic novel/mangas I read this year as I could relate to several of her experiences with mental illness and coming out and I read it in one sitting despite it being 3-4 AM before I went to bed because I could not put it down. It made me cry and realize things about myself which is often the best takeaway one can get from a memoir.For that reason, I am thrilled that this book did the same, even if it was not to the same degree as the first one. It took me a little while to get into it, about the first 20 pages, but after that it was a breeze. I will not recommend that you read it while already going through a depressive period as that was what I did and I almost ended up giving up, but once I was in a better headspace I was able to get into it much better.Overall it is a very personal and raw depiction of what is essentially a continuation to what Nagata was already dealing with in her first work: mental illness, loneliness, parent-child relationships, awkwardness, love and most importantly, hope. All in the form of a series of "letters" Nagata sends her future self in a diary, like being a pen pal to herself. Definitely an interesting read that you should not miss.
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  • Katja
    January 1, 1970
    A very good book with its brutal honesty and relatable situations of growing up, discovering self, finding love... It shows how learning to know and accept yourself isn't an easy task and even victories along the way don't guarantee happiness from that point onwards.It's not quite as striking as My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness but it expands on themes explored in that. Like how Kabi still gets depressed and lonely and how she longs to find human contact. And there's a lot of interesting th A very good book with its brutal honesty and relatable situations of growing up, discovering self, finding love... It shows how learning to know and accept yourself isn't an easy task and even victories along the way don't guarantee happiness from that point onwards.It's not quite as striking as My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness but it expands on themes explored in that. Like how Kabi still gets depressed and lonely and how she longs to find human contact. And there's a lot of interesting thoughts brought up, like what is independence. Kabi's family relationships get a lot of panel time and many of the things she goes through are similar to what many of us have experienced too.Great read.
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  • Alexis Sergio
    January 1, 1970
    Deeply personal and heart twisting, My Solo Exchange Diary is a story of learning to learn to have hope for yourself. Nagata's life and struggles being portrayed so honestly was something wild and raw. I can't help but root for her and I hope she is doing well in her life. Volume 2 is coming out soonish so I will be able to see but I hope she can find love. Lots of great thoughts in here that could really help you understand emotions more. This is a great story for queer folks looking for solida Deeply personal and heart twisting, My Solo Exchange Diary is a story of learning to learn to have hope for yourself. Nagata's life and struggles being portrayed so honestly was something wild and raw. I can't help but root for her and I hope she is doing well in her life. Volume 2 is coming out soonish so I will be able to see but I hope she can find love. Lots of great thoughts in here that could really help you understand emotions more. This is a great story for queer folks looking for solidarity in the drama of trying to live an adult life.
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  • Alex
    January 1, 1970
    Kabi doesn't hide anything from her readers, and it's such a wonderful experience to find something of myself in her experiences and feelings occasionally. She's so brutally honest about her depression that it makes the entire ordeal easier to think/talk about, without feeling taboo. A great sequel, looking forward to the next!
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  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    This book picked up my heart and mind, threw them on the ground from the top of a tall building and then raced down to hug me.. Like the first one, this story broke and warmed my heart. It puts into words and pictures feelings that I could never articulate if I had a thousand years and all of the words in existence. Please read this. It is beautiful.
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  • Maggie Gordon
    January 1, 1970
    My Solo Exchange Diary is much less about sex than the cover implies. Instead, Nagata Kabi takes on her issues of anxiety and depression, particularly as they relate to her family and living situation. It's another brutally honest look at mental illness and its challenges, and I do wish marketing would stop trying to make the books look so sexy as the topic is so much more nuanced.
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  • Benjamin Kass
    January 1, 1970
    Continues a great series. Even though she's talking through her own depression, I find it really motivating. Seeing Nagata Kabi continue to make small improvements to her life gives me faith in my ability to work on mine.
  • Victoria
    January 1, 1970
    This hit home so much harder than the first book! Wow. She really illustrated a lot of the shiiiittttt I’m going through and made it possible to explain it in that way. Thoughts that were jumbled up now have a reference through her art style/explanations. She’s awesome!
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  • vostendrasamigos yotengolibros
    January 1, 1970
    this is part of a series, but I really want to have the next one now!
  • Mateen Mahboubi
    January 1, 1970
    Even more meta than the first book, a very honest and open exploration of family and loneliness.
  • tatterpunk
    January 1, 1970
    I wish I could slip this book into the hands of every queer woman or girl in the world. It's intensely personal. Not everyone who picks it up will be Japanese, or gay, or cis, or suffer from emotional abuse or mental health problems. Or a mangaka! It's not trying to be universal, for which I applaud Nagata Kabi -- her book is searingly intimate and honest, with an intensity of self-reflection which makes sure this is no one's story but hers. I know how rarely that space is allowed for women in g I wish I could slip this book into the hands of every queer woman or girl in the world. It's intensely personal. Not everyone who picks it up will be Japanese, or gay, or cis, or suffer from emotional abuse or mental health problems. Or a mangaka! It's not trying to be universal, for which I applaud Nagata Kabi -- her book is searingly intimate and honest, with an intensity of self-reflection which makes sure this is no one's story but hers. I know how rarely that space is allowed for women in general -- the space to say "my story is a story, and worth knowing." I think I'd forgotten to make the leap then to how amazing it would be read a gay woman's story on those lines. There's so much in here that makes me go: "god, YES, I get that," even if I haven't gone through the exact scenarios. And it's so... necessary. It makes me feel like I fit better into my own skin. Like Alan Bennet says in "The History Boys:" The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met (...). And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours.Reading this was like sitting down at a table and holding someone's hand as they told you their story: that moment of humanity and relief and connection. And if Nagata Kabi has a theme, it's that queer women are starving for those connections. Somehow, in exposing her own hunger, she's managed to satisfy a piece of ours.
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  • Em
    January 1, 1970
    Painful and funny in turns, this sequel deals with the fallout that having a successful manga doesn't actually fix any of the problems the first book was about, but now people expect you to turn those problems into more content. The structure of letters to herself casts Kabi as the victim of her own endless cycles and traps, but who among us cannot relate to that? This is a book about being mired, and captures such a sensation well.
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  • Jes Jones
    January 1, 1970
    My Solo Exchange Diary continues to follow the life of Nagata Kabi after the success of her first manga. In this addition, she struggles with discovering her self-esteem outside of seeking her parents approval, ventures out to live on her own and finally gain her independence. Although, it seems that she can never truly escape the judgements of her parents. Likes: - As someone who recently moved out of her parents' house to gain her own independent, my heart went out to the author as she strug My Solo Exchange Diary continues to follow the life of Nagata Kabi after the success of her first manga. In this addition, she struggles with discovering her self-esteem outside of seeking her parents approval, ventures out to live on her own and finally gain her independence. Although, it seems that she can never truly escape the judgements of her parents. Likes: - As someone who recently moved out of her parents' house to gain her own independent, my heart went out to the author as she struggled to find her strength to distance herself from her parents. - Nagata equates developing one's own measuring stick of self with a developed self -esteem. Those that tend to measure themselves against the accomplishment of others tend to be the ones still building their own self esteem . - The novel hits on many common issues that many individuals are experiencing daily: depression, loneliness and how to cope with the harsh, judgmental views of others. I love that the novel is completely relatable, offering an alternate point of view to many issues that I myself have dealt with as I grow up. Dislikes: - I don't understand the motivation of Nagata's parents to judge and ridicule their daughter. How can a parent not see how that contributes to poor self-esteem and self - doubt? It's no wonder that Nagata was so worried about her parents coming across the material as it seems like they've never had anything positive to say. - I don't feel like Nagata had to internalize her dismissal of the woman interested in her. Not being interested in someone that likes or wants you isn't a sign of some deeper issue. It's just a note that you two aren't meant to become anything more than friends. Hang in there Nagata! You will find someone to hold you.
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  • Starlah Marlaine
    January 1, 1970
    CW: depression, suicidal thoughts, self-harmI don't really know what to write in this review. This book and its predecessor, My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness, have become very personal to me. Despite these being marketed in the lesbian category, a very small portion of her story has to do with lesbianism or even romance in general. Nagata Kabi shares her story of recovery and the day to day internal and external battles with depression. Things that I have only ever felt were put into words CW: depression, suicidal thoughts, self-harmI don't really know what to write in this review. This book and its predecessor, My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness, have become very personal to me. Despite these being marketed in the lesbian category, a very small portion of her story has to do with lesbianism or even romance in general. Nagata Kabi shares her story of recovery and the day to day internal and external battles with depression. Things that I have only ever felt were put into words into these two stories. Like before, Nagata Kabi is very intimate and vulnerable in her writing and it is very impactful to read.
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  • rosamund
    January 1, 1970
    Each section of this is written as a diary and then published, so the author doesn't have as much time to reflect on events -- it's an account of life as it happens. This means it feels more disjointed than the first part, and the themes are joined as coherently. I hugely enjoyed this, though -- it's insightful, authentic, and captures experiences not often spoken about. The author is great at capturing despair, aloneness, the troubles relationship with parents. I found it moving, and am glad it Each section of this is written as a diary and then published, so the author doesn't have as much time to reflect on events -- it's an account of life as it happens. This means it feels more disjointed than the first part, and the themes are joined as coherently. I hugely enjoyed this, though -- it's insightful, authentic, and captures experiences not often spoken about. The author is great at capturing despair, aloneness, the troubles relationship with parents. I found it moving, and am glad it exists. Just FYI, the author does talk about lesbian relationships, particularly towards the end, but it's not as much about sexuality as the first part. Lots of loneliness and dysfunction though, so if that's what drew you to the first part, definitely read this.
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  • Jenny O'Neill
    January 1, 1970
    Everyone should give this manga (and it's prequel) a read for its accurate depictions of depression, the stress of moving out on one's own, dealing with a stressful home life, loneliness, the list goes on. This is easily one of the most relatable memoirs I have ever read and while the art style is not what one would consider "polished" it effectively gets Kabi's messages across and even enhances certain panels. I loved this sequel and cannot wait for volume 2 to come out later this year. This wo Everyone should give this manga (and it's prequel) a read for its accurate depictions of depression, the stress of moving out on one's own, dealing with a stressful home life, loneliness, the list goes on. This is easily one of the most relatable memoirs I have ever read and while the art style is not what one would consider "polished" it effectively gets Kabi's messages across and even enhances certain panels. I loved this sequel and cannot wait for volume 2 to come out later this year. This woman's story needs to be told because I feel that her struggles speak to so many people (including myself) and her story can help others struggling the way she is. Loved, loved, loved this volume and so stoked for the next one!
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  • Kyra Bea
    January 1, 1970
    The Sequel to My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness is a book that explores more dark topics, and a lot of self analysis of the author. Like a lot of Nagata Kabi's readers, i just wanna give her a hug. Reading this book is like watching some of my friends make huge strides in life, and it makes me so happy to see them succeed. I also feel their pain when they suffer like Kabi. I think anyone can pull some valuable lessons from this book on how to be an independent person, and what that really me The Sequel to My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness is a book that explores more dark topics, and a lot of self analysis of the author. Like a lot of Nagata Kabi's readers, i just wanna give her a hug. Reading this book is like watching some of my friends make huge strides in life, and it makes me so happy to see them succeed. I also feel their pain when they suffer like Kabi. I think anyone can pull some valuable lessons from this book on how to be an independent person, and what that really means. (cw: suicide/suicidal imagery)
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  • Chelsea
    January 1, 1970
    Can't wait to read more. It's late so I won't get too into it, but- these are so, so incredibly personal and not in the very fake hyperdramatic way currently in vogue- I really root for people trying to break away from being the person they think their parents want them to be, or living truly authentically while being disapproved of. (I struggle with this constantly because I don't yet feel I have a strong sense of my own identity apart from those expectations.)This author is fucked up and brave Can't wait to read more. It's late so I won't get too into it, but- these are so, so incredibly personal and not in the very fake hyperdramatic way currently in vogue- I really root for people trying to break away from being the person they think their parents want them to be, or living truly authentically while being disapproved of. (I struggle with this constantly because I don't yet feel I have a strong sense of my own identity apart from those expectations.)This author is fucked up and brave. So glad I stumbled on this.
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  • Ivo Lederer
    January 1, 1970
    Eager to read the prequel to this as well as some of Nagata Kabi's other works! For me, it was deeply resounding (especially the parts about loneliness and how we should use our own ''measuring sticks'' to determine our personal growth instead of constantly comparing ourselves to others). From what I have read, the author strikes me as a hard-working and honest individual with whose humor continues to help her (as well as others) through rough times. Her work shows a lot of insight and while rea Eager to read the prequel to this as well as some of Nagata Kabi's other works! For me, it was deeply resounding (especially the parts about loneliness and how we should use our own ''measuring sticks'' to determine our personal growth instead of constantly comparing ourselves to others). From what I have read, the author strikes me as a hard-working and honest individual with whose humor continues to help her (as well as others) through rough times. Her work shows a lot of insight and while reading, you do not cringe at the author but at yourself, at most. Such an adorable character!
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  • Heather Johnson
    January 1, 1970
    A well-rounded follow-up in the same vein as the first book. Nagata Kabi exchanges journal entries with herself and explores her depression, self-destructive nature, and relationships with her family that effect how she builds relationships with others outside the home. Her insight is relatable and heart-wrenching, as she deals with her growing fame from her debut book and negative criticism from her parents. Enjoyable read, though I found her debut more powerful in storytelling.
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  • Miriam
    January 1, 1970
    It was just very easy to relate. Nagata Kabi describes and draws feelings that I always figured couldn't just be mine, but always made me feel embarrassed and isolated due to my inability to describe them and thus share them. And she just draws them out on the page, like that! This and My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness are both incredibly important to me. I'm rooting for her. And also myself. And all the rest of us lonely bitches out there, really.
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  • Anelia
    January 1, 1970
    Once again Kabi touched my heart. I love the way she puts all those complicated situations and feeling in drawings and words easy to understand. Like, I, most of the time don't know how to properly express myself so when I read something that explains what I'm feeling too in a simple and quite easy to understand way it really resonates with me and makes me feel warm and somehow at peace, knowing I'm not the only one feeling that way.
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