Ranked #1009

Vitamin (Manga)


Alternative Titles

Japanese: ビタミン


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 3
Status: Finished
Published: 2001 to Nov 2001
Authors: Suenobu, Keiko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Bessatsu Friend


Score: 7.941 (scored by 3075 users)
Ranked: #10092
Popularity: #968
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High school student Sawako is caught in a compromising situation. As a result, the other students in her school bully and ostracize her to the point she looks to suicide and drops out of school. She starts drawing manga and the hobby becomes her "vitamin."

(Source: ANN)


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Yaramizu, Sawako
Yaramizu, Sawako
Arii, Kouta
Arii, Kouta

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Jul 18, 2015
It's not an easy story to read. It's about a teenager girl, not the smartest, not the cutest, just a normal, ordinary girl who has friends, a boyfriend, who is cheerful and happy. And than something happens and everyone who she trusted turns againts her, bully her, even her own family doesn't understand her feelings.

It's a story about a girl who draws her own story and that becomes her "Vitamine". Because even when everyone is againts her, she wants to be strong and don't give up. That's what this manga tells us, to never give up, even if nobody is on our side, even read more
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Nov 24, 2009
Vitamin's story starts with revealing a typical day of a normal teenage girl with an ordinary life, who's attending school and is surrounded by dependable friends, faithful boyfriend and caring family. Or it just seems so.

With a life, that perfect, just one wrong step is enough ruin it all.

Her life's being completely teared apart from the jealousy of the people around her. Everyone she has ever trusted, betray her after nasty rumours about her being an easy girl. "Trust us", "I will protect you", "We are sorry".. are the words she falls for and so the story begins.

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Feb 23, 2012
Vitamin is the story of a young teenage girl who, after watching desperately as her life is turned upside down, seeks solace in her childhood dreams and rediscovers in doing so a passion she had long since forgotten.

A brilliant story that centres on the very real and very damaging issue of bullying and the resulting trauma. What seems to be to some no more than ‘harmless fun’ and to others a problem that is not their own, Vitamin highlights the emptiness and isolation that such tyrannizing behaviour can bring on.

A touching story that brought me to tears more than one, this manga is read more
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Jun 7, 2009
an absolute must read!! also quick as its just one volume..
the story is about the hardships a girl faces at school..bullying, peer pressure etc. and how she goes about it..
you really begin to feel what the main character is feeling and thats what a manga or any book should do...
and the polt is believable so youre able to relate with real life
dont want to spoil the manga so im not writing anymore!

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