Bokura ga Ita
We Were There
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Bokura ga Ita

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Synonyms: Run Baby, Run.
Japanese: 僕等がいた
English: We Were There
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 16
Chapters: 70
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 13, 2002 to Feb 13, 2012
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Theme: Love Polygon Love Polygon
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Betsucomi
Authors: Obata, Yuuki (Story & Art)


Score: 7.981 (scored by 1736717,367 users)
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Ranked: #7952
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Popularity: #329
Members: 48,639
Favorites: 1,793


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Volumes: /16
Chapters: /70


All 15-year-old Nanami "Nana" Takahashi wants in high school is to make as many friends as possible. However, her inability to follow along with the general gossip of the school, coupled with her failing to remember people's names, gets in the way of her ambitious goals.

One day, Nana has the displeasure of meeting the popular Motoharu Yano—whom allegedly two-thirds of the girls at school have fallen head-over-heels for. Irritated by Yano's mischievous antics and carefree attitude, Nana declares her hatred for him. But unbeknownst to her, Yano hides a somber burden under his charismatic demeanor: his ex-girlfriend died in a tragic car accident the past summer, and he has since not come to terms with his new reality. To make matters worse, the accident has distorted not only Yano's perception of the world but also his ability to trust those around him.

As Nana gets closer to the boy, she only finds herself pushed further away. But with her feelings toward Yano beginning to shift, Nana is determined to reach out and help him—or is the problem simply impossible for both of them to handle?

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Bokura ga Ita was published in English as We Were There by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint from November 4, 2008 to May 7, 2013, in French as C'était Nous by Soleil from May 24, 2006 to August 22, 2012, and in Spanish by Ivrea.

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Apr 27, 2013
Love hurts.

Two words that truly sum up the entirety of Bokura Ga Ita - We Were There. The story follows the interconnected lives of four people made tragic by circumstance and choice from their highschool days, and ten years hence.

This manga is categorized as a Shoujo, yet the maturity of the tale, and the realistic way everything is approached and handled is far more like a Josei, and therefore better for a more mature audience, either in age, mentality or both.

★ Story (9) - What starts off as a deceivingly simple and very cliche tale of a good, innocent girl falling love with the ...
Dec 10, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Nothing was really unique about the story, it was simple and predictable, not as complex as it appears to be. But I like how the story was told, there was a lot of deep dialogues, you can easily understand how the characters are feelings.
The pacing was random, sometimes fast, and sometimes so slow with lot of unnecessary details. It could end with less chapters in my opinion.

It did well to deliver the story, the expression were realistic. The background and places were drawn well, I was only hoping the character would be drawn more mature after they grow up, but in general I like it.

Nothing ...
Aug 2, 2016
Preliminary (14/70 eps)
I can see why people like this. If you love drama and painful relationships, then this is for you. However, I just couldn't stomach this at all, especially since neither the reviews or the summaries adequately covered what kind of story this is.

What this Manga does well:
- While the art is kind of same-y and everyone looks extremely young, it really did frame the story well. The lilting sadness that permeates this series owes a lot to the art. There are a lot of painful looks exchanged and things left unsaid.
- The story's pacing is quite good and it was easy to just get into ...

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