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Koko ni Iru yo!

Koko ni Iru yo!

Alternative Titles

English: I Am Here!
Synonyms: Here I Am!, I'm Right Here!
Japanese: ココにいるよ!


Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 21
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 2, 2007 to Dec 17, 2008
Authors: Tooyama, Ema (Story & Art)
Serialization: Nakayoshi


Score: 7.901 (scored by 12581 users)
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Ranked: #11402
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Popularity: #160
Members: 24,223
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Volumes: /5
Chapters: /21


Invisible to her classmates, Hikage Sumino is an eighth grader with no self-esteem. Her only friends are the visitors to her Internet blog. One day, the most popular boy in the grade suddenly talks to her. Encouraged by this twist of fate, Hikage determines to transform her life and declare to the world: "I am here!"

(Source: Kodansha Comics USA)


Koko ni Iru yo! was first published in English as I Am Here by Del Rey Manga, who released one 2-in-1 omnibus on November 23, 2010 before going defunct. Kodansha Comics USA took over the license and published the second and final omnibus on July 26, 2011, and republished the first omnibus on December 18, 2012.


Sumino, Hikage
Sumino, Hikage
Mikami, Teru
Mikami, Teru
Mutou, Hinata
Mutou, Hinata
Nanjo, Aoi
Nanjo, Aoi
Tanaka, Arisa
Tanaka, Arisa
Kurasawa, Hiriyo
Kurasawa, Hiriyo
Fujinaga, Aya
Fujinaga, Aya

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May 11, 2009
An amazing, beautiful manga.
People don't really take notice of those lone wolves in the world. They believe that they prefer to be alone, to be secluded from humanity. Though, 99% of the time that isn't the case. It's lonley, and Sumino is the perfect character to show the truth.
Hinata's help to bring Sumino into the sunlight is extremly touching. For those who have felt such lonliness will be sure to shed some tears for this manga.
Beautiful art work, beautiful story, just an all beautiful manga.
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Aug 7, 2011
Ever had a conversation on the internet that felt more meaningful than real-life ones? I’m sure you had. Anyone who has been on the internet for more than a week is familiar with this. The point is though, does this phenomenon take a place in your life? Does it matter to you whether the person you talk to online – and online only – is available or not? Sometimes, these kind of online conversation can mean so much to people, can be so helpful and encouraging. It can even upset them if the person they talk to is not available anymore. But to what extent read more
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Oct 1, 2009
This story, while it does have the annoying stereotypical "shy girl", is very touching and absolutely lovely!

Story: (9)
The story is very realistic and one that many people can relate to. It's not too complicated or complex, but is very interesting and encouraging for people who have the same problem. While a few parts are a bit exaggerated (Especially when she's practically invisable, even shy people aren't that unnoticed!), most of the story is very touching and realistic.

Art: (9)
The art was pretty good! Although in some parts I found some characters to be a little too similar, even to the point I wasn't sure who read more
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Oct 8, 2009
This manga is absolutely stunning.
It is, in my opinion, extremely realistic overall, but there is also a slight hint of classic shoujo--shy girl, no friends, afraid to talk to everyone--and instead finds joy in her online friends who comment on her blog, Black Rabbit and MegaPIG. No doubt, Koko ni Iru yo is one of the most encouraging manga I have ever read. Even if it is just a manga, it, at least for me, gave me courage and lifted my spirits highly. ^^

Art: Such pretty artwork! In my opinion it was above average of most shoujo. The official color pages were colored amazingly and read more
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