Koko ni Iru yo!
I Am Here!
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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!

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 21
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 2, 2007 to Dec 17, 2008
Genres: RomanceRomance, SchoolSchool, ShoujoShoujo, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Authors: Tooyama, Ema (Story & Art)
Serialization: Nakayoshi

Statistics

Score: 7.771 (scored by 1483214,832 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #13352
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #266
Members: 30,189
Favorites: 840
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Synopsis

Lacking in self-esteem and suffering from social anxiety, eighth-grader Hikage Sumino has remained unnoticed throughout her life. Upon entering middle school, she made a personal resolution to make some friends, but even at the end of her first year, she remains fruitless. Her only comforts are a lonely flower she found and regularly cares for, and "1 Centimeter of Happiness," her sunflower-themed internet blog where she regularly posts her thoughts and experiences. Though she usually gets only two visitors on her blog, Hikage finds satisfaction in their comments and appreciates their support.

One day, she is surprised to find out that two of the most popular boys of her school, Hinata Mutou and Teru Mikami, are aware of her presence and remember her name. Dazed by this sudden revelation, she posts about this encounter on her blog and gets an inspiring comment from one of her regular visitors. Taking her internet friend's advice, she gains some confidence and aspires to change her world for the better.

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Background

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.

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May 11, 2009
MsMcMorbid (All reviews)
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.
Aug 7, 2011
Reksho (All reviews)
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
Oct 1, 2009
Pyapi (All reviews)
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
Oct 8, 2009
Sailor-Mitsuki (All reviews)
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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