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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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 9.041 (scored by 19975 users)
Ranked: #72
Popularity: #47
Members: 37,161
Favorites: 2,645
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Synopsis

"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)

Background

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

Characters

 Yuu
Yuu
Main
 Juri
Mutou, Juri
Main
 Jirou
Inoue, Jirou
Supporting
 Monica
Monica
Supporting

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Keilis
Dec 18, 2009 5:20 PM
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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ralphy0103
Nov 4, 2009 8:01 AM
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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Shikama
Nov 10, 2014 2:27 PM
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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smilin-madman
Mar 13, 12:10 AM
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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Recommendations

Manga: Bitter Virgin
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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Manga: Kon no Ki Konoha
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 
reportRecommended by EternalFate
Manga: Rec: Kimi ga Naita Hi
Both manga have drama, romance, and tragedy. Regarding the stories themselves, nice character development, beautiful artwork, and wonderful plots are present in each. Because they both have misunderstood characters and a character that wishes that they could live longer, the heart-wrenching atmospheres are also similar. The only difference would be that Rec - Kimi ga Naita Hi is shoujo, whereas Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan is more seinen/josei. Although WnSnJ is more unique and more favored, I think that fans of one will like the other. I believe that anyone, any age will find these 1-volume manga enjoyable. 
reportRecommended by DoReMinami
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If you enjoyed Tomoyo After's ending then you should definitely go read WnSnJ. It does a much better job with its ending imo and characters are more believable than the ones in Tomoyo After. Conversely, if you found WnSnJ too serious and would have enjoyed something with more comedy in it, then Tomoyo After would be a safe pick. 
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