English: I Am Here!
Synonyms: Here I Am!, I'm Right Here!
Published: Jul 2007 to Jan 2009
Authors: Tooyama, Ema (Story & Art)
Score: 8.041 (scored by 9549 users)
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Popular Tagsromance school school life shoujo
Oct 27, 2009
I really like the art especially how she drew the characters. I loved how Teru looked and Hikage's hair was very cute. The character's were very cliched but still very cute and likeable. Hikage is an invisible girl who wants to be noticed, to have confidence and be strong. While Hinata and Teru are in the center of crowds. I loved Hinata and Teru's friendship and the bond that was made between them when they were young.
I enjoyed the manga very much. I was a bit short but it was just enough. She didn't end up with the guy I wanted her to end up with but it's okay she and ..... made a cute couple too.
Overall it was a good story about a girl looking for her place in the world and falling in love with someone. She creates bonds with people along the way, and gets into sticky situations but she always had someone's help to pull her through. I really think you should read this manga, but first get a box of tissues! read more
Oct 24, 2009
The story is basic and easy to follow. It seems like your typical shoujo manga in its first chapters being based on a shy and extremly timid girl named sumino with little confidence or self esteem. Sumino confides in her online blog and her 2 online friends "BlackRabbit" and "Mega Pig" in troubled times. Sumino feels alone and worthless till popular boy Hinata confesses his love for her one day, with this in mind Sumino has the strength to change for not only herself but for him. The story progresses at a steady pace, and captivates you to read on. The manga is fairly short lived at 19 chapters and only 5 volumes but you see a transformation of the characters and enviroments within the story and the story as a whole is quite frankly beautiful. The problems and issues the characters are faced with are dealt with very well. It is a fairly realistic story which alot of people could relate to, it can at times seem like your average shoujo story but overall Koko Ni Iru Yo has a strange appeal and draws you in.
The art of Koko Ni Iru Yo is magnificant. The character designs are adorable! Sumino is often described as "plain" within the story which is ironic considering how beautiful she is. The 2 main male characters Hinata and Teru unfortunatly don't look as distinctive in their design as Sumino does in hers. The supporting characters don't seem to stand out as much in their design as Sumino, Hinata and Teru but this can be excused as overall the art of Koko Ni Iru Yo is preety amazing.
One of the main things i enjoyed about this manga was Sumino's character and her development throughout the story. Sumino's growth as a person is quite remarkable in honesty. You really see her blossom and grow to admire her by the finish of Koko Ni Iru Yo. Hinata is very charming but unfortunatly there is little insight as to why he likes Sumino however it can be said it comes across that he really trully has very strong feelings for her, other then his feelings for Sumino we see little depth in his character then again it isn't necessarily needed in the story. Teru is very bold in his character and more rebelious then Hinata or Sumino, he is blunt and somtimes harsh but we see his character take on a interesting turn when he develops feelings for Sumino, i actually think his character has more depth then Hinatas but it is obvious from the start of the story that him and Sumino are not fated to be together.
If you are looking for a complex story or for a action or thriller this may not be your kind of manga. If your looking for a shoujo story with a little bit of heart, i think your more on the right line with Koko Ni Iru Yo. As i have said previously Koko Ni Iru Yo has some kind of strange power it seems of making you want to read on and hope for Sumino to finally be able to find her place in the world, i really enjoyed this anime to the point where read it twice in a day!
Simple but beautiful story, great characters and art, fun to read and to some inspiring. I really could relate to this manga, it made my day and cheered me up when i was really feeling down, i highly reccomend you watch. It is not rated 10 because the story was short lived at 19 chapters and i felt a few more twists were needed in the story. read more
Oct 24, 2010
The art in this manga was really adorable and I loved it , the only thing I didn't like was the backgrounds. The backgrounds were really simple and sort of plain and I wished Ema would have went more in depth with them but then again , backgrounds are a pain to draw and such so I can assume maybe Ema was getting irritated with that or maybe just lazy I have no idea.
The characters were great , I loved everyone of them but they are the same old routine character people. You see those type of characters basically in every manga / anime , so thats the only gave a 9 for characters for that because Ema could have probably went in more with a different character but they characters she made are still cute.
All in all , I really really enjoyed this manga , I'm sure it can give A LOT of encouragement to shy people out there if they read this. Well at least I would hope it would. So I'm sure a lot of people will enjoy this manga even if they can see a lot of flaws in it , but it's still really enjoyable.
But overall this whole thing gets a 9. And the only thing I can really say I dislike about this manga is that Ema did not go into depth with MegaPIG ( Aoi Nanjo ) . I really wish Ema would have gave us more of a story with MegaPIG and had him in there way more than he was especially with that one shot at the end with him. We didn't really get know about MegaPIG which is kind of sad because I'm sure we all like to get to know about all of the characters in any manga / anime series even if they are annoying. Which is why I'm disappointed , I think Ema should at least do a few more chapters and throw MegaPIG in there but I highly doubt it will happen but at least we can be somewhat satisfied with the little bit at the end with him so we have that to look forward too I guess. But I do encourage all people to read this manga , I'm pretty sure all of you will enjoy it if your into these sort of mangas. read more
Aug 21, 2010
Honestly, why are depressing and almost mute heroines all the rage now?
I swear, if I see a chick like that, I'd do an about-face. And if she keeps comparing me to objects, like say... The sun. I'd seriously question her mental stability.
Not what happens in this lukewarm story, in fact, she almost started worshiping the other two main characters (dude, seriously?) and absurdly enough, they both fall for her.
What message does that send?
That chicks have completely zero personality or that guys like weird, fanatic chicks?
Well, thank God I'm under neither article.
Also the main heroine seems to be obsessed with her blog, I can't diss her about that fact too much since I actually know people like that but I'll just say one thing: people, there is actually life past the computer screen.
The art was proportionate if the characters are supposed to be spokespeople for people starving in Pakistan, I mean the characters' heads were almost bigger than their bodies.
Repeat after me: PRO-POR-TION!
There were barely any backgrounds and did I mention only two people have brown hair and
They are the couple in this story. Come on, the writer could only have made it more obvious by putting labels on the characters' heads.
*Children, labeling people is wrong. (Wags finger)
I don't recommend this story because it just sad and boring. It's just sadly boring, I guess. You will find dozens of stories of the same caliber as this one, and let's face it, it's just not entertaining. read more
Oct 1, 2009
It went with the generic "loner" story but it never went over board with it and the author constructed it so that everyone could relate to it a little.
The art is fantastic, it really is. It's ridiculously cute but not overboard with the eyes. It's quite consistent the whole way through and Sumino is the cutest girl character in a shoujo manga.
Yeah, it's not too bad. Sumino has been developed quite well whilst the two guys didn't get enough chapters to create that deeper connection between the reader and them.
I enjoyed it, I really did. This was one shoujo story that managed to capture my heart and I didn't give it a 10 as I wished there was more to the story
Read it if you want a good story! It is relatively short and it doesn't really drag on too much.
Mar 30, 2010
Aug 7, 2010
it was very sweet and a bit dramatic, but i enjoyed every chapter of it. although it could have been a little funnierthan it was. the storyline was easy to understand and the character development was good. the characters are like other shoujo characters except instead of an energetic, peppy main character we have a shy and timid girl.
overall it was a good manga to read in my spare time.
Mar 3, 2010
I also like how the love blossomed in the story and that it wasn't too overwhelming so that Sumino wouldn't be able to handle it. The story stays true to focusing on Sumino, like it should be.
This was truly a delightful stroy and it really gives you a perspective on how it feels to be all alone, with no one there to reach out for you. Many people struggle with being sociable, like dear Sumino, and just need one person to reach out. This really teaches a valuable lesson about being the person strong enough to reach out! read more
Oct 12, 2009
Oct 17, 2013
Suddenly she become's a little more of the person who talks. But the catch is that the kid who talked to her is the MOST POPULAR KID IN SCHOOL,and then his friend likes her too know! This book is definitly a very sweet book and romancey yet it's not, the story melts youre heart and makes you feel good inside.
I definitly recomend this book to all who like a sweet story read more