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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: 9.051 (scored by 18553 users)
Ranked: #42
Popularity: #50
Members: 34,458
Favorites: 2,511
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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)


Characters

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


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Dec 18, 2009
Keilis
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
ralphy0103
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
regnum-dei
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
Shikama
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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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.
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.
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 as you've read the last word.
They both carry this feeling of melancholy and feature impossible romances.
Both manga have different settings and types of characters, but it's about two people who fall in love, but know that one day, death might come for the guy, so they try to stay by each other, with each other as their reason to live.
I have an affinity for beautifully tragic anime/manga, and I believe that the reason why I liked Watashitachi so much is because it gave me the same vibe as that of Hotarubi. After each anime, I was rendered rather speechless and mute or the next two weeks or so as I ponder over the short taste of heaven and hell contained in these small packages. In both stories, two unlikely characters stumble upon each other and, before even falling in love, already knew that someday, the two of them will be parted. Thus began the journey to make every meeting count, since they can't met everyday and in the process, inevitably, or, as I would like to say, tragically, falls in love. The ending I would like to keep under wraps, but for those of you that had read or seen either one, you can see the direction I'm heading towards.

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