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Donten ni Warau

29 chapters | Completed | Rank 1512
In the dawn of the Meiji period, the Gokumonjou, an inescapable prison, has been established in the middle of an enormous lake to counter the soaring crime rates the new era has brought. Serving as the ferrymen are the famous Kumou brothers: the eccentric family head, Tenka; the reckless but noble second son, Soramaru; and the guileless youngest, Chuutarou. In spite of their grim work, the three lead relatively peaceful lives in the ever-cloudy town of Oumi, together with their housekeeper, Shirasu Kinjou.

But buried in the long history of Oumi is the legend of the terrifying "Orochi," a serpentine beast that awakens every three hundred years in a human vessel. Unbeknownst to Soramaru and Chuutarou, the actual job of the Kumou family is to seal the Orochi away before it fully revives—or the world will be plunged into destruction. Amid the monster's next resurrection, the Kumou family must find the resolve to keep laughing under the clouds.

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Vol.6 Chapter 29: Final Story - All Smile Beneath the Sunny Skies [End]
August 30, 2016
Vol.6 Chapter 28: Story Twenty Six - Brothers, Gathered Beneath the Sun
August 30, 2016
Vol.6 Chapter 27: Story Twenty Five - The Supression Squad Advances on the Orochi
August 30, 2016
Vol.6 Chapter 26: Story Twenty Four - The Zamaini Lives on the Line
August 30, 2016
Vol.5 Chapter 25: Story Twenty Three - The Cloudy Sky, Immured in Chaos
August 30, 2016
Vol.5 Chapter 24: Story Twenty Two - Fuuma, The Die is Cast
August 30, 2016
Vol.5 Chapter 23: Story Twenty One - The White Darkness, Arching Behind the Scenes
August 30, 2016
Vol.5 Chapter 22: Story Twenty - The Vessel, Clinging to the Azure Sky
August 30, 2016
Vol.5 Chapter 21: Story Nineteen - The Sun, Burning Once More in the Cloudy Sky
August 30, 2016
Vol.4 Chapter 20: Story Eighteen - The Orochi, Descending to the World
August 30, 2016
Vol.4 Chapter 19: Story Seventeen - The Orochi, Reviving in the Cloudy Sky
August 30, 2016
Vol.4 Chapter 18: Story Sixteen - Fuuma, Rooted in the Cloudy Sky
August 30, 2016
Vol.4 Chapter 17: Story Fifteen - For the Land that Lost It's Sun, Will the Day Come W...
August 30, 2016
Vol.4 Chapter 16: Story Fourteen - A Griever at the Mercy of His Thought
August 30, 2016
Vol.4 Chapter 15: Story Thirteen - A Young Man, Crying in the Rain
August 30, 2016
Vol.3 Chapter 14: Story Twelve - The Sun, Vanishing in the Cloudy Skies
August 30, 2016
Vol.3 Chapter 13: Story Eleven - Tenka, Shaken by Unrest
August 30, 2016
Vol.3 Chapter 12: Story Ten - Three Brothers, Sleeping Together at Home
August 30, 2016
Vol.3 Chapter 11: Story Nine - Fuuma, Approaching the Prison Gate
August 30, 2016
Vol.3 Chapter 10: Story Eight - Memories Revived by the Rain
August 30, 2016
Vol.3 Chapter 9: Story Seven - Second Son, Infiltrating the Prison
August 30, 2016
Vol.2 Chapter 8: Story Six - The Pursued One, The Cloudy Sky Burns
August 30, 2016
Vol.2 Chapter 7: Story Five - Flower God, Beseeching the Sun
August 30, 2016
Vol.2 Chapter 6: Story Four - Intruder, Climate of Unrest
August 30, 2016
Vol.2 Chapter 5: Story Three - Cutthroat, Sneering at the Cloudy Sky
August 30, 2016
Vol.2 Chapter 4: Story Two - Under a Cloudy Sky, One Danger After Another
August 30, 2016
Vol.1 Chapter 3: Ephemeral Laughter - Part Two
August 30, 2016
Vol.1 Chapter 2: Ephemeral Laughter - Part One
August 30, 2016
Vol.1 Chapter 1: Story One - Three Brothers Stand in the Clouds
August 30, 2016

Other Facts

PublishedOct 15, 2010 to May 15, 2013
SerializationComic Avarus
Last UpdatedJune 5, 2017
LanguagesEnglish, Japanese
Other namesCloudy Laugh, 曇天に笑う, Utakata ni Warau