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Hikaru ga Chikyuu ni Ita Koro......

Hikaru ga Chikyuu ni Ita Koro......

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English: When Hikaru was on the earth
Japanese: ヒカルが地球にいたころ......


Type: Novel
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 93
Status: Finished
Published: May 30, 2011 to Apr 28, 2014
Authors: Nomura, Mizuki (Story), Takeoka, Miho (Art)
Serialization: None


Score: 8.371 (scored by 621 users)
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Ranked: #2752
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High school student Koremitsu Akagi finds himself attending the funeral of Hikaru Mikado, who had died in an accident during Golden Week. He's not sure why he's there, as he only exchanged a few words with Hikaru at school.

However, Hikaru doesn't seem to be completely gone from the world, as he comes back as a ghost in order to fulfill a promise to Aoi Saotome, his fiancée. Since Koremitsu is the only one who can see him, he asks him to carry out his promise in his place.

Complying with his request, Koremitsu tries to fulfill Hikaru's promises to the rest of his "girlfriends," helping them overcome past misunderstandings and repair broken relationships. But the situation surrounding Hikaru's death is shrouded in mystery, as it's uncertain whether or not he truly died in an accident...


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Jan 30, 2016
Sashi123 (All reviews)
Hikaru ga chikyuu an ikatoro is a bittersweet romance novel that is really good and enjoyable. It follows the 2 main characters koremitsu and Hikaru and as it usually is ,a wide variety of girls.
Hikaru is the kind of playboy you see in movies or you see women fantasising about. He is that overly pretentious guy who some how turns out to be romantic for reasons we males can never decipher. He is the guy who'd go to a woman watching flowers and say something pretentious like “ the flowers are soothing but not as soothing as you”. Oh he has a nice face read more
Sep 7, 2016
Yunikonkun (All reviews)
I don't always read a light novel. This is probably the first light novel I have ever finished. So here is basically my review. I spent 2 days reading 10 volumes.

Story: 9.5/10

If you had read or heard of "Tale of Genji", you probably would have sensed some characters' name related between this two stories.

"Hikaru ga Chikyuu ni Ita Koro" or simply "When Hikaru was on Earth" is a story about ghost. Wait! It is not a horror one. The main character Akagi was haunted by a ghost who needed to fulfill the promise before passed on to either heaven/space/nirvana/idk.

You might think of Anohana read more
Jun 24, 2017
Freestyle80 (All reviews)
Since most reviewers already gives you the gist of the story, i'll keep it as short as I can

This is one of the few LNs i read, i dont really read the 'popular' ones since they come out in manga/anime form eventually anyway. I found this through the rankings and was surprised its so highly rated since from the story description it just seems like the MC would be going after some dead guy's girls

It really does deserve its high ratings, might even argue it deserves to be higher up the rankins after reading he first volume i couldnt help but want more.

The MC is read more
Sep 12, 2015
NoriAvidReader (All reviews)
Its a interpretative piece(like so many others) of Genji Monogatari, although the outcome maybe predictable, its a pretty good novel.

The story follows through Koremitsu (the name of genji's aide in GM) , similar to Ryuuji from Toradora, he has a scaring face and people often mistake him for being a bad person, while he does not have any friends, he's caught up in a mess, when the ghost of Mikado Hikaru (Note: Genji's name is Hikaru) tells him to help him go to heaven by fulfiling his wishes.

So Koremitsu ended helping a lot of Hikaru's (ex)lovers, and ended up getting caught in a mess read more


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