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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English: She doesn't know why she lives.
Japanese: なんで生きてるかわからない人 和泉澄25歳


Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 28
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 15, 2018 to Mar 22, 2019
Genres: DramaDrama, PsychologicalPsychological
Authors: Anu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Web Comic Zenyon


Score: 7.871 (scored by 15001,500 users)
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Ranked: #9592
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Popularity: #3021
Members: 3,979
Favorites: 139
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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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Aug 8, 2019
RoterMann (All reviews)
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 read more
Aug 9, 2019
Ainosora (All reviews)
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 read more
Aug 30, 2020
totetwotechs (All reviews)
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 read more
Apr 30, 2020
Robin997 (All reviews)
Early adult deals with avoidant depressive personality.

The initial chapters are simple personal vignettes of depressive episodes reminiscent of Watamote, but without much for deprecating cringe comedy, and focusing more on self-conceited introspection. These are done well enough if you look for something to identify with, but where the story begins to shine is past chapter 9 after adding to the cast. You get multiple views on experiencing avoidant anxiety, introversion and loneliness, with models to fight these issues. Though told overly simply, it's a pleasant and well-done surprise.

The artwork is competent, though it lacks a little in character design and distinguished art-style. Some panels can read more

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