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?
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
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
very sad (at least to me), and is one of the manga's strengths because it helps get one of its main themes across (and it made me cry a lot). Also, there are only 19 chapters avaliable(at least on kissmanga). Overall, I rate this manga 9/10! This is also my first review, so sorry for the disorganization.
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
very enjoyable character. Because of the time that the manga spans, we get to see Niina in many years of her life, and the development in her personality and wisdom is very obvious and close to how a real girl would grow up. Of course, she does have memories from her past life, so she is different in that sense, but the main character must always be special, mustn't she? She grows from cute and innocent to mature and smart, not a flawless person but a real one, able to come to terms with who she really is.
The story is well constructed. Each chapter ended with something to look forward to in the next, whether it was a cliffhanger or a continuation of a subplot. I actually had to keep myself from reading so quickly just because I wanted it to last longer. I loved the mangaka's ideas, though, and the way she depicted emotion and feelings was great. Painful memories? You bet.
I have to say that I really enjoyed this series. I cried a few moments and laughed at others. The art was lovely and cute and the manga was great all around. Things I did not like we're the unexpected time skip (rather, how unexpected it was, not the fact that it occurred) and the falling action reaching the ending. The first half was more exciting to me than the last. However, it was a very poignant manga and I would recommend it to any shoujo lover.
I originally decided to read to read this manga due to the art. But as I continued, I realized there was much more to this manga. It doesn’t have nearly as much attention as it should. I became to love the characters and this is definitely one of my favourite manga.
I actually started reading this manga before I saw the synopsis. It gave me a great surprise. Hajimari no Niina has a unique plot and heartwarming story. It brought to tears and even when I think of it now, I feel a hole in my heart. It is definitely not your typical shoujo manga and
brings much more meaning and depth.
Every manga cover is simply beautiful. You can tell that the mangaka’s spends a lot of time drawing from the remarkable details in the hair. Every page is modestly stunning. I found the art cute, sweet and airy which suited the story perfectly. The way Niina smiles can brighten up my day anytime.
Personally, I think it’s impossible to not love the characters. There is lots of character development which is where most of my tears formed. In the beginning, Atsurou may seem like a pedophile but you can’t judge a book by their cover. After reading this manga, you will come to love the characters because they’re just like you. They laugh, cry and sometimes find themselves love.
Hajimari no Niina is without doubt, an amazingly enjoyable manga. The story was told thoroughly for only 22 chapters and ended flawlessly. The ending was a bit expected, I would have loved to see more of their relationship, but still touching.
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