Jumyou wo Kaitotte Moratta. Ichinen ni Tsuki, Ichimanen de.
I sold my life for ten thousand yen per year.
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Jumyou wo Kaitotte Moratta. Ichinen ni Tsuki, Ichimanen de.

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Mikkakan no Koufuku, Three Days of Happiness
Japanese: 寿命を買い取ってもらった。一年につき、一万円で。
English: I sold my life for ten thousand yen per year.
German: Ich habe mein Leben für 10.000 Yen pro Jahr verkauft
French: Le Prix du reste de ma vie
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Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 18
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 10, 2016 to Oct 25, 2017
Genre: Drama Drama
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump+
Authors: Taguchi, Shouichi (Art), Miaki, Sugaru (Story)

Statistics

Score: 8.781 (scored by 8983689,836 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #422
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #59
Members: 166,485
Favorites: 13,820

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Synopsis

Helpless and struggling for cash, 20-year-old Kusunoki sells the last of his possessions to buy food. Noticing his poverty, an old shop owner directs him to a store that supposedly purchases lifespan, time, and health. While not completely believing the man's words, Kusunoki nevertheless finds himself at the address out of desperation and curiosity.

Kusunoki is crushed when he finds out the true monetary value of his lifespan—totaling a meager three hundred thousand yen. Deciding to sell the next 30 years of his life for ten thousand yen per year, Kusunoki is left with only three months to live. After heading home with the money, he is greeted by an unexpected visitor: the same store clerk he sold his lifespan to. She introduces herself as Miyagi, the one tasked with the job of observing him until the last three days of his life.

Jumyou wo Kaitotte Moratta. Ichinen ni Tsuki, Ichimanen de. follows the remaining three months of Kusunoki's life as he confronts lingering regrets from the past and discovers what truly gives life value.

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Background

The series is based on the novel Mikkakan no Koufuku (三日間の幸福) by Sugaru Miaki.

Characters

Miyagi
Main
Kusunoki
Main
Himeno
Supporting
Mister
Supporting
Obaa-sama
Supporting
Substitute Observer
Supporting
Big Man
Supporting
Enishi
Supporting
Gramps
Supporting
Shinbanshi
Supporting

Reviews

Dec 21, 2017
Have you ever randomly searched for a manga by scrolling down the top manga list... Well I can tell you that you can find beautiful hidden gems like this. Currently ranked in the top 50s, at first I thought it was “overrated” like many others. I was wrong. Completely.

This manga is probably one of the best presentations of the harsh world we live in. The expectations from people for someone to achieve certain goals. The false hope that "something good" may happen at some point. The realization of the hidden thoughts of those around you.

Although it is relatively short, this is a very unique manga, ...
Dec 24, 2023
Mixed Feelings
A spoiler-free review, don't worry.

This could be a hit-or-miss for certain readers and honestly I didn't have high expectation of this manga when I read the first chapter.

Well, what do you expect if the synopsis itself tells you that this MC has sold his lifespan for a few bucks and waiting for his life to end?

I expected it to be a downer piece but as I went along the chapters, I had this sense of dread reading it, knowing that the end will surely come.

Oh boy, it was a ride - feeling of dread, disgust, hope, love, warmth, happiness, hate, et cetera...all of them wrapped ...
Feb 8, 2018
Tales of simplicity have always pursued a universal theme, trying to evoke sentiments of genuineness and the empathy of the reader. “I sold my life for ten thousand yen per year” ultimately ends with a transparent attempt of capturing a message, but the means it uses to get to this point completely deny any sense of authenticity this might have pretended to transmit.

Youth is a complicated age. Time to make decisions, to face a myriad of risks and to move on, it usually never comes in the way one was expecting it. Overall, what mostly matters is trying. This manga introduces us to a fairly ...

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