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Hajimari no Niina (Manga)

Hajimari no Niina

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Beginning Niina, Koi Baka., Yasashii Tenohira, Machibito
Japanese: はじまりのにいな


Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 22
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 18, 2010 to Oct 20, 2012
Genres: Romance, Shoujo
Authors: Minamori, Koyomi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Hana to Yume


Score: 8.271 (scored by 2587 users)
Ranked: #3782
Popularity: #787
Members: 6,010
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11-year-old Niina is special. This is because she has the memories of her past life as a girl named Chitose still intact. Among these memories is a promise with Chitose's boyfriend which Niina then decides to try and fulfill. But can she really do it?

(Source: Shoujo-Crusade)

Included one-shots:
Volume 1: Koi Baka.
Volume 4: Yasashii Tenohira, Machibito


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Nov 8, 2011
What if you died and were reborn and remembered all your memories of your former life when you were 10 years old? this is the story of an adorable 11 year old girl who happens to remember her former life, and fate reunites her with her former lover again, who is now 25 years old. Also, she remembers the promise she made to him. And our story begins. Small spoilers will follow.

Art- The art is adorable, cute, sweet. Its such a light, yet detailed art that suits the characters perfectly.

Character- Its impossible not to love the main protagonists. If you´re waiting for a read more
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Nov 4, 2014
I directly love these cover.. Very cute art and their synopsis interested me..
I didn't regret bought it^^

First, this story kinda strange to me. it mean, why Niina still remember her past? How to explain this while she too young for know everything that no longer excist... but, I decided to ignore it & just focus for story....

Honeslty I cried, this comics hurting me with their characters, so warmly, I can felt too.. I was sad and seriously cry when I started read Vol.2 .... not just me, but my friends who borrow this Niina actually cried too.. haha
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Sep 18, 2015
From the beginning, she meets the old boyfriend from her past life, so that's the running plot in the start. I thought that the whole manga would be about Niina as an eleven-year-old girl, but there is a time skip right after chapter one, which was surprising but well done. It made the story much more enjoyable. After reading the first chapter I think many people would drop the manga, thinking it to be about a silly little girl pining over an older man, but it really does get better. I liked her as an older girl in high school.

I found Niina to be a read more
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Nov 20, 2011
The first thing that attracted me in this manga is it's art. I really love it's art. So much. I fell in love with it when I read the synopsis. Then when I read the manga I got addicted to it.

Niina, a 10 year-old girl, met her past love life. How cute is that?

I liked the story because it's very attractive. It has a very unique plot and is very shoujo. So It is very recommended for shoujo fans. And especially for fans of loli-shota.

As for the romance in the story, it was very cute, like starting from puppy love to teenage love. Niina makes read more
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