Eleven-year-old Niina is special. This is because she has the memories of her past life as a girl named Chitose still intact. Among these memories is a promise with Chitose's boyfriend which Niina then decides to try and fulfill. But can she really do it?
What if you died and were reborn and remembered all your memories of your former life when you were 10 years old? this is the story of an adorable 11 year old girl who happens to remember her former life, and fate reunites her with her former lover again, who is now 25 years old. Also, she remembers the promise she made to him. And our story begins. Small spoilers will follow.
Art- The art is adorable, cute, sweet. Its such a light, yet detailed art that suits the characters perfectly.
Character- Its impossible not to love the main protagonists. If you´re waiting for a tsundere unstoppable lolita, this is not the case. If you´re waiting for a quiet emo loli with a trauma, this is also not the case. Niina is simply adorable. What i enjoyed the most was the fact that she easily adapted to her current life, to her family, and mostly to herself, and she liked to be her current self, also, does not regret not being Chitose anymore (her past life), and she does not want to be Chitose, she wants to be Niina. Yet, she was incapable of letting go her former lover when she accidentally meets him again. But she does not imposes her feelings on him, she does not reveal him "I was Chitose". She simply wants to be with him and if its possible, making him falling in love with her again. This loli gained all my respect. period.
As for the male protagonist, we have a man tortured by the death of his girlfriend when both had 15 years old. 10 years have passed since her death and he was not able to move on. Still, he did not became a loner or a bitter person to others. He is still kind, and the best of all, he has a deep tenderness and respect for Niina that does not involve second intentions. He is no pedophile and even hangs out with Niina´s family.
I enjoyed a lot to see the protagonists relationship. An unbreakable bond of friendship, mutual respect and understanding, where both of them try their best to convey their thoughts and feelings to each other with honesty.
Enjoyment- I enjoyed this a lot. So cute. I havent read such a cute manga lately. It didnt have many comedy, nor many drama, although i felt so sad in the flashbacks of Niina´s former life and it broke my heart to see the main guy feeling guilty and still loving her even after her death.
But Niina´s healing power with cuteness overload was unique.
Also epic quotes. My favorite includes: " When the partner of a swan dies, the other stays alone forever".
Overall, a great read. It surprised me, really. I like this author a lot, she makes amazing stories that always leave me with a smile or a tear at the end.
If you enjoy light romance and drama plus slice of life with cuteeeee moments, then this is for you:)read more
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
The first thing that attracted me in this manga is it's art. I really love it's art. So much. I fell in love with it when I read the synopsis. Then when I read the manga I got addicted to it.
Niina, a 10 year-old girl, met her past love life. How cute is that?
I liked the story because it's very attractive. It has a very unique plot and is very shoujo. So It is very recommended for shoujo fans. And especially for fans of loli-shota.
As for the romance in the story, it was very cute, like starting from puppy love to teenage love. Niina makes him fall for her again.
The art was is like a professional. While the characters give you a nice warm feeling.
I really enjoyed it. And I kept thinking, 'good thing the chicken died'.
Overall, the manga was great. The ending was a 'so-so' to me, I wasn't kinda expecting more romance with the two but that would make the story a bit boring, I think. So maybe it was good to end it that way. The 'Their love will grow much stronger as time goes' thingy is the ending feeling for me.
So I really think this story is very recommended for all ages.
Afterall, it's time falling to fall in love all over again!read more
What happens when you lose the one you love when your life together has barely even begun? Hajimari no Niina answers this question very simply - by coming back to see your loved one through reincarnation. Chitose comes back as a girl named Niina in order to be with Atsurou, despite the age barrier that now exists between them and despite the fact that he doesn't know who she really is.
The manga is great at weaving the emotions of the characters throughout the story, exploring the hard question of who suffers more: the one left behind, or the one who left? The story isn't very complicated and is pretty much what you would predict it to be in the summary, but that doesn't matter because the focus is on the characters. You can see that the love between Niina and Atsurou is heart-warmingly strong. She tries her best to be there for him while Atsurou is inexplicably drawn towards her even when he is constantly mourning the loss of Chitose.
Hajimari no Niina is like a cool breeze on a hot summer day - refreshing and liberating - and makes you believe in the power of human emotion again. It really touched me and I'll gladly give it a rating of 10. read more