Tonari no Atashi
To Be Next to You
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Tonari no Atashi

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Synonyms: Next to Me
Japanese: 隣のあたし
English: To Be Next to You
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 40
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 13, 2008 to Feb 13, 2012
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Bessatsu Friend
Authors: Nanba, Atsuko (Story & Art)


Score: 7.521 (scored by 49854,985 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #27632
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1512
Members: 12,662
Favorites: 103


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Volumes: /10
Chapters: /40
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To Be Next to You
Volume 1


Nina's neighbor, Kyousuke, is starting high school while she's still stuck in junior high. Just walking to their nearby schools together isn't enough for her—especially since they keep running into Yuiko: a beautiful, outgoing girl in Kyousuke's grade who also seems to harbor feelings for Nina's next-door neighbor.

(Source: MU)


Tonari no Atashi was published digitally in English as To Be Next to You by Kodansha USA from December 31, 2019 to October 6, 2020.



May 7, 2012

First let me begin to say that there is nothing out of the ordinary about the story and you will not regret not reading this story. But, I really wish there was more attention for this shoujo manga. I feel that the little attention it gets is undeserving as the execution of this story is well-done in my opinion.

Like the summary, you could already tell the story is ordinary. Kyousuke is a guy whom Nina crushes on but of course the problem lies with him not being able to reciprocate her feelings and him dating a girl in high school, Yuiko.

I thought, and still ...
Jul 26, 2014
Love is complicated.

That probably seems like the most generic line one can say, but most shoujo manga portray love with a pink lens that colors it as sunshine and rainbows. Reality as we know it is that love can be unrequited and bittersweet sometimes. And sometimes what we think is love may just be fondness or obsession. This series takes a unique approach to that, but its real reward is that it gives the reader the ending that they (and the characters) deserve.

Someone perusing for a quick read will see the synopsis and pass this manga over for having a cliché premise. It's true that ...
Feb 3, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Mod Edit: This review may contain spoilers.
Here's the thing about this manga: if you like it, you'll hate the ending. If you hate it, you'll love the ending.

I confess to hate-reading this entire thing, and I'm shocked it paid off. But let me tell you: this is basically 39 chapters of netorare frustration and it is painful. I swear, I almost cried and I don't even like the main guy.

On that. Out of four main characters, three are incredibly unlikable. Kyousuke is probably the one that got to me the most; after our main character admits to being jealous of the new girl he's met ...

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