Nande Ikiteru ka Wakaranai Hito Izumi Sumi 25-sai
She doesn't know why she lives.
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Nande Ikiteru ka Wakaranai Hito Izumi Sumi 25-sai

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Japanese: なんで生きてるかわからない人 和泉澄25歳
English: She doesn't know why she lives.
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 28
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 15, 2018 to Mar 22, 2019
Genre: Drama Drama
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Serialization: Web Comic Zenyon
Authors: Anu (Story & Art)


Score: 7.701 (scored by 30753,075 users)
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Ranked: #17372
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Popularity: #2455
Members: 8,166
Favorites: 203
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Izumi Sumi, a 25-year-old part-timer struggles through anxiety and depression, pondering the meaning for her own life.


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Izumi, Sumi
Mizuno, Kanade
Kawakami, Haruka


Aug 8, 2019
She Doesn't Know Why She Lives is a short story following Sumi Izumi, a 25 year old part timer struggling with anxieties over the uncertainty, and seeming unsuccessful life she has come to live in. Originally I started reading this manga expecting to drop it, but was surprised by how much it was able to suck me in and make me care for Sumi and her coworkers over the course of its 28 chapters.

=Story 6/10=
The story is simple, following how Sumi deals with various day to day interactions. Most of the time Sumi struggles to follow through with even everyday activities, such as cleaning ...
Oct 22, 2022
This is what real anxiety looks like. 25-Year Old Izumi Sumi Doesn't Know Why She Lives is an excellent look into the realities of living with anxiety/depression and covers some existential crisis of wondering "why do I even exist?" The manga starts off gloomily introducing our protagonist and titular character Izumi Sumi, at first I was personally worried this would just be a cheap sob story, if you feel the same way, don't stop reading, it's actually much better.

The story is overall a very simple look into the life of living with anxieties. It deals with this well and includes harsh realities and reflections on ...
Aug 30, 2020
Mixed Feelings
It leaves as quickly as it comes. For a quick summary spoiler free; it's worth a read as it's a very quick 28 chapters, decent art, and the start is very strong.

Spoilers below:

28 chapters sure flies by quick, especially when it pulls you in so well at the start. I was excited since the beginning truly shows what raw anxiety, stagnation, and a bit of depression can do to a person. A spiral of insanity as we peered into the mind of someone at the edge of humanity in SOL format is what I was hoping for. Instead we are given a rather lovey-dovey ...

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