Mata, Onaji Yume wo Miteita
I Had That Same Dream Again
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Mata, Onaji Yume wo Miteita

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Japanese: また、同じ夢を見ていた
English: I Had That Same Dream Again
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Type: Novel
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 11
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 17, 2016
Genre: Drama Drama
Serialization: None
Authors: Sumino, Yoru (Story)


Score: 8.231 (scored by 10581,058 users)
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Ranked: #3762
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Popularity: #5858
Members: 3,422
Favorites: 102

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Bold and witty Nanoka Koyanagi believes she is above the typical assignments that her teacher gives in school. Rather than participating in her physical education class, the young girl crafts a foolproof argument to avoid any activity altogether. Instead of being impressed, Nanoka's worried teacher decides to give her a new task—to find the meaning of the word "happiness."

As Nanoka mulls over the answer to such a difficult question, she seeks advice from two of her closest friends: Obaa-chan, an elderly woman living in the woods; and Abazure-san, a young woman living alone in a nearby apartment. Along the way, Nanoka befriends high school student Minami at an abandoned building, whom she initially met while Minami was hurting herself. Each of them has a different outlook on life, making Nanoka's mission to figure out what it means to be happy even more challenging.

During her search, it seems that there is something bigger drawing Nanoka to these three women. The more she investigates, the closer she gets to her friends and learning about herself.

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Mata, Onaji Yume wo Miteita was published digitally in English as I Had That Same Dream Again by Seven Seas Entertainment on March 12, 2020, and in print on July 7, 2020. Seven Seas Entertainment's publication was nominated for the Eisner Award for Best U.S Edition of International Material—Asia in 2021.


Koyanagi, Nanoka


Dec 6, 2021
Spoiler free!

How would you define happiness? That’s the question being asked by this thought-provoking story.

I’ll be honest I wasn’t expecting a whole lot from this novel but the faint air of mystery and the brilliant, relatable characters are what kept me reading. I found myself wanting to read more whenever I had some free time. It’s never overwhelming but this is the kind of novel that will get you thinking about life, similar to that of Sumino’s other works. You’ll also be happy to know that in terms of endings a happy one awaits you, that’s not to say there are no emotional parts ...
Sep 2, 2022
This is an inspiring story about a little girl in search of happiness. It tackles the obstacle of the question itself: "What is happiness?". Through the whole manga the little girl tries to find the right answer or, as it turns out, more of them. She doesn't want and is not satisfied with a simple answer, even though she is aware that happiness is also found in eating sweets and delicious food, she is digging deep to find the real, core meaning.

What is even more interesting is that she is so very young to be facing such a difficult question in a difficult way that ...
Feb 4, 2022
Mata, Onaji Yume wo Miteita is the story of an elementary school girl, "Koyanagi Nanoka", finding the meaning of "happinness". Right at the beginning, she is assigned by her teacher to find the answer to that. While thinking about it, she visits 3 friends, a teenager, an adult and a granny, named "Minami", "Skank" and "Granny", and discusses with them about what happinness means. Each one of them has different views on life and what happinnes is, as it is expected from their age gap and they also face different struggles. There are many sensitive themes, which makes the story seems dark sometimes, contrasting with ...

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