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Nov 4, 2008 8:48 AM

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THIS IS AN MANGA ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS ANYTHING BEYOND THIS CHAPTER.
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Lovely, i find it nice how "GOD" made them feel each other, both types... Makes me think that he is somehow an evil god, lol.
The ending had me though, i really though it was going to be those happy ending one shots and god was just ... i dunno, teasing them...
It got me when she was never coming back...
 
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Nov 4, 2008 9:25 AM

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i really liked the story itself but the character designs were exactly the same as kimi no iru machi
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Nov 4, 2008 9:47 AM

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That was a really good one-shot. Kinda glad it wasn't a happy ending, its better this way.
edit: It sure touching as well ^^
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Nov 4, 2008 5:29 PM

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The fact that she was already going to die was a twist..
It was a happy ending, seeing how now he knows there is a afterlife, and they will probably meet there.
 
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Nov 4, 2008 9:10 PM

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enjoyed reading it, and the ending was sad/touching
 
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Nov 4, 2008 9:22 PM

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It was really nice. The ending made me sad...

And god was an asshole! What a jerk...
 
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Nov 4, 2008 10:31 PM

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Real nice oneshot

失去的愛情不能回來
 
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Nov 5, 2008 2:48 AM

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good one shot. Love the ending
 
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Nov 5, 2008 3:02 AM

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The premise was interesting, although the direction the author took made it highly predictable.

crazy_eights made a point regarding character designs, and I agree. Seo Kouji has that problem; you'll notice that he can only draw the same characters over and over (Suzuka, Kimi no Iru Machi). Still, the designs are nice, so it's not that bad a minus.

All in all, not a bad read considering its length.
 
Nov 5, 2008 7:42 AM

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Wooly said:
It was really nice. The ending made me sad...

And god was an asshole! What a jerk...


Lol. It was a good one shot story.
 
Nov 6, 2008 5:28 AM

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A very very good oneshot but really sad....reminded me of Orguss 02 and Type-Moon stuff such as Tsukihime and F/S-N.....truly bittersweet...these endings always mess me up. =( Loved it nonetheless!! XD =D
 
Nov 6, 2008 11:03 AM

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I think she was really happy at the end. God gave her chance to see what love means. And I think If she even could live she would still do the same as she done.


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Nov 6, 2008 4:12 PM

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a truly sad story
enjoyed reading it thou

JW* Did yall read this from Onemanga?
 
Nov 6, 2008 5:38 PM

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Son1x- said:
That was a really good one-shot. Kinda glad it wasn't a happy ending, its better this way.
edit: It sure touching as well ^^
Samewise... it was a great ending.. sour-ish bittersweet... touching as a scorching flame hahahaha
Lazyfulness said:
The fact that she was already going to die was a twist..
It was a happy ending, seeing how now he knows there is a afterlife, and they will probably meet there.
I do agree... A nice twist... And well it all depends on him ne? If he believes in it he will if not then he won't as simple as that :P
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I think she was really happy at the end. God gave her chance to see what love means. And I think If she even could live she would still do the same as she done.
Yep.... Wouldn't you? Really if I had to choose between keep on living by myself than giving another person a better life with my own life I would give it right away

Regarding the character designs, well I don't know 'cause i haven't read the manga you mention hehehehe... Besides that I think they are really cute and lovable...

Yes, I read it at www.onemanga.com
And attempt of ecchi was made, good that the author didn't give ecchi-ness to the one shot :P

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Nov 7, 2008 5:56 AM

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Lisiak said:
I think she was really happy at the end. God gave her chance to see what love means. And I think If she even could live she would still do the same as she done.
And at the same time, someone is burdened with the pain of lost love for the rest of his life.

It might not be true that the surviving party is better off. And, as suggested in earlier posts, the god might be a cruel one for offering such a choice.
 
Nov 8, 2008 5:46 AM

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Nice one-shot, somewhere in my mind though I want to see an anime or manga of this even around 5 to 8 chapters so we can see the details of the whole week.

Touching indeed. :)
 
Nov 8, 2008 6:04 AM

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if they felt each others feelings..wouldnt oe persons feelings be forced onto another person...like, she liked him and since he could feel her feelings liked her too??

lol, but i did enjoy this oneshot, sadd ending tho T__T
 
Nov 10, 2008 12:20 PM

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Yes, they knew what other person felt.
 
Nov 18, 2008 6:28 PM

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It was a happy ending, seeing how they will meet each other in the afterlife, and seeing how they KNOW there is a afterlife and a god...

God put them together in the first place, and made them BOTH feel love.
He gave her a chance at love, and the guy a another chance at life because he was supposed to have "died" from the truck.

This was a happy ending veiled as a sad ending..
I liked the "depth" of the story..
 
Dec 26, 2008 9:21 AM

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Lazyfulness said:
I liked the "depth" of the story..

I agree, the depth of the story was wonderful.

It was a pretty interesting one-shot and a sweet one at that. Yuuki only had half a life and was meant to live at the hospital and most likely die there - but God gave her a chance to experience love and live a different live for a week. Whereas Shinichi died by getting hit with the truck, but gained love and was given a chance to fulfill his dream and Yuuki's as well.

The ending was actually unexpected for me -- I thought that since both of them were willing to give up their lives for the other --> God would excuse them and let them both live.

A great one-shot :)



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Dec 30, 2008 5:58 AM

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As i read all of your replies, i felt like i was in the wrong thread.

TBH, i saw that ending coming halfway through the chapter. Kinda meh for me but that's probably just me.
 
Feb 8, 2009 2:30 AM

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I loved this oneshot, i was also pretty shocked by the ending. I was expecting a pretty happy-go-lucky, win-win type situation in the end.
 
Feb 12, 2009 4:53 AM

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cute oneshot
 
Jun 15, 2009 11:24 AM

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Sad ending. :(
But at least she was happy.
 
Jul 14, 2009 3:05 PM

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Sad ending to a excellent oneshot
 
Jul 15, 2009 7:15 PM

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Sei Kouji definitely knows how to express romance! great oneshot
 
Sep 3, 2009 5:27 AM

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a pretty story..
a happy ending but sad..


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Nov 18, 2009 8:54 AM

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Nice one shot.
The ending was touching, it was happy but sad at the same time.
 
Nov 19, 2009 1:33 PM

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it was a nice read
 
Dec 8, 2009 9:58 PM

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Good, enjoyable, but predictable.
 
Dec 29, 2009 10:41 AM

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OMG that was very sad and I feel the goosebumps at the end part, it feels like you had read long chapters for just a short while, and 1 week full of love and happiness was just sad yet amazing
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Dec 29, 2009 8:54 PM

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Predictable yes..i mean one of them will die eventually
Sad one shot..great atmosphere
 
Jan 9, 2010 5:31 PM

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It was a sad, but great story! So touching... I loved it very much! ^_^
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May 26, 2010 10:58 PM

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It is great but too bad the story is short.
T-T
 
Jun 6, 2010 6:47 AM

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A really nice one-shot , I enjoyed reading it.
Really liked the twist at the end of it as well.
 
Sep 24, 2010 5:48 PM

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Interesting concept but poorly played... what a cheap, cop-out ending.
 
Nov 15, 2010 3:13 AM

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this was such a sad one shot. i was expecting the guy to give up his life. I never expected that plot twist at all
 
Dec 30, 2010 1:58 PM

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This should have been longer, because it didn't look like she was really sick or something. So i gave it a 9 :D
 
May 10, 2011 9:15 AM

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Great story for a one-shot, Its kinda awesome that the author was able to stuffed in all the emotions into a one-shot to make us readers to actually feel it, as one-shots usually doesn't end up well due to a limited 40 pages.

<3 Like it though its making me sad at the ending, ><
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Jun 6, 2011 7:34 AM

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some time sad ending will make u remember it for along time if it is good ending than it not great at all i give it 9
 
Jun 6, 2011 7:44 AM

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Well some time you need to read sad ening because always happy ending is not fun at all.Sad ending make you remember it more than happy ending but i like this ending she still a live but a live in his heart igive it a 9
 
Jul 18, 2011 4:48 PM

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sad ending indeed.

but i did like the concept.
 
Aug 10, 2011 10:24 AM

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good story...sad ending is just the impact although it was obvious
 
Aug 29, 2011 1:53 PM

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Such a beautiful story with an unexpected finale. I really thought that the guy was going to give up his own life or that they both would somehow emerge alive as a twist, which might have been better. However, the pieces do fit together in her letter, as she explained how she had just run away from the hospital, probably meaning that she had just received the news, which is also the reason Sanada Yuuki did not go home, and she lied about her family planning a trip with a friend.

Man, there were so many openings for fan-service, but the author made extremely little use of them, partly I guess because of space restrictions, but still, her suggestion of the nude portrait was not bad; I was thinking the same thing. When she touched herself and he could feel it, too, the situation was both sexy and disturbing. How could Nagakawa sleep, though? I would be thinking about ways to drug her on the seventh by any means possible in order to save her. Well, it was unintentional. The deal with "god"/"the voice" was not really well-followed through; it should be that they both deciding or at least be conscious. What, she just prayed at midnight? Plus, I figured she would kiss Shin-ichi on the mouth, that is if they did not have sex. What is up with the half-assed cheek kiss while he was sleeping. Was that all the action he got?

By the way, to the one that complained about this, she did not have to look that sick just because she was going to die half a year later; she was obviously in early stage. Nagakawa got to observe Sanada only for a week, excluding bath and sleep times, whereas the reader could see much less than that, not to mention it was never made clear as to what type of illness she had. Besides, it was a change from the "cough-cough-I-feel-bad" kind of situation that usually takes place in other stories.

I do not think the last two pages were translated well, though. Nagakawa Shin-ichi was the one talking in the frames, right? Whom was he talking about when he said, "'they' both can aim for the same dream," then, "and 'we' can advance one step at a time for our dream"? Also, who said and what did he mean by "please bring our emotions together!! Yet another questionnaire" at the very end? I assume that "prize is Nagakawa Shin-ichi" means he won an award for his painting of Yuuki? These Red Hawk Scanlations are really crappy; I hope they did not get to screw up The World God Only Knows, too.
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Sep 18, 2013 3:33 AM

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Nayah said:
As i read all of your replies, i felt like i was in the wrong thread.

TBH, i saw that ending coming halfway through the chapter. Kinda meh for me but that's probably just me.


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