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Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan (Manga)

Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Watashi-tachi no Shiawase na Jikan, Our Happy Hours, Our Happy Time
Japanese: 私たちの幸せな時間


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 8
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 28, 2008 to Aug 22, 2008
Authors: Yumeka, Sumomo (Art)
Serialization: Comic Bunch


Score: 9.011 (scored by 21436 users)
Ranked: #72
Popularity: #47
Members: 39,887
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"I have something I don't want to lose."

"So much so that these terrible feelings have grown."

A pianist who attempted suicide 3 times, Juri, is taken to help her aunt at a prison where murderers who killed indiscriminately are sentenced to death. There, she meets a man named Yuu who took the lives of 3 people. A mother's antagonism. A brother's death. Together they embrace the violent rebellion in their hearts caused by the large, deep scars they carry. However, before long, they both embrace an earnest hope in their hearts.

"I want to live..."

(Source: Psycho Pandas)


Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan is an adaptation of a novel by Gong Ji-Young, one of South Korea's most popular female novelists.


Mutou, Juri
Mutou, Juri
Inoue, Jirou
Inoue, Jirou

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Dec 18, 2009
One reason why I like seinen and josei manga is that the themes, characters, and messages presented are sophisticated. Not to say that shoujo and shounen manga aren't, but the percentage of the latter manga that actually contain such attributes is minimal. Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan (Our Happy Time) was a surprisingly astounding read I came across around one in the morning, hoping to find something short, sweet, and rid of filler material. Upon reading the first few pages of the manga, I realized that what I discovered was much, much more than just that, and consequently provided a MEANINGFUL literary experience -- read more
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Nov 4, 2009
Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan (1 Volume/8 Chapters)

One brilliant story created by the famed mangaka Yumeka Sumomo, who's various works have comprised themes of elegance, beauty, and emotion. I don't believe words can summize just how magnificent and wonderful this artistic piece actually is. There was literally nothing wasted in the emotional impact delivered by the characters and their progressive development throughout the story.

Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan poses the hard questions that plague the human conscience, is it right to contemplate suicide in order to escape your life's seeming hardships? Does someone who's murdered three people in cold blood deserve the death penalty? Can read more
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Mar 13, 2015
As far back as I can recall, I've always had a soft spot for tragic romances (I blame you, Shahrukh Khan and your Kal Ho Naa Ho!). There's a melancholic charm to be found in these stories that makes everything more heartfelt and sincere and those are two things that a lot of conventional romances these days tend to lack. Of course, with that said there's always something underwhelming to be found with these kinds of romances as well. The way these stories present themselves makes it painfully obvious that it will end in a certain way, and that just takes some of the fun read more
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Nov 10, 2014
If I have only one word to describe Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan, I'll say...Touching.

This manga conveys a strong message. Sometimes people aren't what they seem to be. I will not spoil anything about it. So, I'll stop there 'cause I hope after this review you'll go read it ;)

In my opinion, this manga is just perfection. I disliked nothing about it.No, that's not true, there is only the fact that the manga is too short. :( But I'll say this:'' The short-lived things are the most beautiful you'll have the chance to see. '' This manga is the first manga ever who made me read more
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I must say, that for me - personaly - the greatest similarity is one thing : I really was touched. The Endings are amazing. It gives you a very strange feeling, that nearly wants to make you cry.
Both Stories are drawn from the same person (Yumeka, Sumomo), that why I guess the touch is so euqal. Both deal with romance, but in a very special way.
These two stories are so loving, even though one hast to considerate how short they are. But I find this just gives them even more, this unique, deep and touching feeling that flows right into you, as soon  read more 
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The plight of both female protoganist is sort of similar. Though Aikawa's[BV] plight for me is much worse, Juri's[WnSnJ] character is sort of more believable for me. 
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