Hajimari no Niina
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Hajimari no Niina

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Synonyms: Beginning Niina, Koi Baka., Yasashii Tenohira, Machibito
Japanese: はじまりのにいな


Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 22
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 18, 2010 to Oct 20, 2012
Genre: Romance Romance
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Hana to Yume
Authors: Minamori, Koyomi (Story & Art)


Score: 7.981 (scored by 59555,955 users)
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Ranked: #7222
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Popularity: #1059
Members: 14,248
Favorites: 170
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Niina Aoyagi is an 11-year-old girl who claims to be in love with Atsurou Itami, a man 15 years older than her. In Niina's past life, she was a girl named Chitose Amamiya, who was infatuated with the same person when they were middle school students. Before Chitose's death, the two had made a promise, that Niina intends to fulfill while hiding the precious memories from her past. Can Niina heal the wounds in both their hearts?

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Included one-shots:
Volume 1: Koi Baka.
Volume 4: Yasashii Tenohira, Machibito


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Nov 4, 2014
rimrima (All reviews)
I directly love these cover.. Very cute art and their synopsis interested me..
I didn't regret bought it^^

First, this story kinda strange to me. it mean, why Niina still remember her past? How to explain this while she too young for know everything that no longer excist... but, I decided to ignore it & just focus for story....

Honeslty I cried, this comics hurting me with their characters, so warmly, I can felt too.. I was sad and seriously cry when I started read Vol.2 .... not just me, but my friends who borrow this Niina actually cried too.. haha
Sep 18, 2015
Chinomi-san (All reviews)
From the beginning, she meets the old boyfriend from her past life, so that's the running plot in the start. I thought that the whole manga would be about Niina as an eleven-year-old girl, but there is a time skip right after chapter one, which was surprising but well done. It made the story much more enjoyable. After reading the first chapter I think many people would drop the manga, thinking it to be about a silly little girl pining over an older man, but it really does get better. I liked her as an older girl in high school.

I found Niina to be a read more
May 7, 2016
Candyforever (All reviews)
At first I was reluctant to read this manga because of the whole "past life" aspect. However, this manga is extremely beautiful and definitely worth your time. Unlike most shoujo manga, it is not 100% cliche (for example falling onto one another) and the romance is sweet, slow, and subtle. The characters also do not fit into the regular shoujo manga mold. For example, the mc realizes her immaturity and reflects on it. The male character is very smart and understanding too, and lets the mc find her own path in life. The other characters are also well developed. The "past life" part is actually read more
May 26, 2019
Chrissolita (All reviews)
I'd been on the hunt for a good Shoujo manga, before this story I read a few boring ones that didn't leave much of an impression on me. I came across this one and read the reviews (all that highly praised this manga btw) So I decided to pick it up and read it AND BOY I"M SO HAPPY I DID.
Hajimari no Niina made me ~almost cry (I sucked it up because I was reading it at work) I'm not crazy about romances with a huge age gap, at some point in the manga I was rooting for another guy, but I quickly ended read more


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