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Japanese: ビタミン


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 3
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 13, 2001 to Oct 13, 2001
Genres: Drama Drama, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Themes: Psychological Psychological, School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Bessatsu Friend
Authors: Suenobu, Keiko (Story & Art)


Score: 7.681 (scored by 69676,967 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #15962
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1365
Members: 11,567
Favorites: 249
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High school student Sawako is caught in a compromising situation. As a result, the other students in her school bully and ostracize her to the point she looks to suicide and drops out of school. She starts drawing manga and the hobby becomes her "vitamin."

(Source: ANN)


Vitamin was published in Polish by Waneko on April 24, 2016 and in Brazilian Portuguese in December 2015.


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Nov 24, 2009
PostPunkTea (All reviews)
Vitamin's story starts with revealing a typical day of a normal teenage girl with an ordinary life, who's attending school and is surrounded by dependable friends, faithful boyfriend and caring family. Or it just seems so.

With a life, that perfect, just one wrong step is enough ruin it all.

Her life's being completely teared apart from the jealousy of the people around her. Everyone she has ever trusted, betray her after nasty rumours about her being an easy girl. "Trust us", "I will protect you", "We are sorry".. are the words she falls for and so the story begins.

There's noone who can lend you read more
Feb 23, 2012
Nayukuo (All reviews)
Vitamin is the story of a young teenage girl who, after watching desperately as her life is turned upside down, seeks solace in her childhood dreams and rediscovers in doing so a passion she had long since forgotten.

A brilliant story that centres on the very real and very damaging issue of bullying and the resulting trauma. What seems to be to some no more than ‘harmless fun’ and to others a problem that is not their own, Vitamin highlights the emptiness and isolation that such tyrannizing behaviour can bring on.

A touching story that brought me to tears more than one, this manga is read more
Jun 7, 2009
riku_kaze (All reviews)
an absolute must read!! also quick as its just one volume..
the story is about the hardships a girl faces at school..bullying, peer pressure etc. and how she goes about it..
you really begin to feel what the main character is feeling and thats what a manga or any book should do...
and the polt is believable so youre able to relate with real life
dont want to spoil the manga so im not writing anymore!

Oct 18, 2010
beppo (All reviews)
This story is nothing short of amazing.

You can actually feel her pain at some points (at least I could).
I almost cried.

Just seeing the main character develop and become strong is outstanding.
This is a must read, even though it isn't very long.
It's well worth the read.

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