Dear Friends: Rina & Maki
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Dear Friends: Rina & Maki

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Japanese: Dear Friends リナ&マキ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 2
Status: Finished
Published: 2003
Genres: Drama Drama, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Bessatsu Friend
Authors: Yoshi (Story), Watanabe, Ayu (Art)


Score: 7.521 (scored by 22672,267 users)
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Ranked: #24672
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Popularity: #3700
Members: 4,300
Favorites: 27
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There's the affectionless father and the overly affectionate mother, and then there's the beautiful 18 year old high schooler Rina.

"Friends are just meant to be used," is what Rina says when she is caught having sex with her friend's boyfriend. Rina has such a low opinion of friends, but when she is hospitalized her classmate from elementary school, Maki, appears before her, wanting to continue their free-of-charge friendship from long ago. In this day and age, just what is the meaning of friendship? A tale of friendship based on a true story, as retold by Yoshi.

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Jun 6, 2016
keta_fro (All reviews)
To say the truth, I do not really remember why I haven’t read this story the first time I was reading Yoshi’s works. As always the story explores the human’s deepest desires and emotions. You should be prepared to face the reality in its harshest and cruelest form available out there. In these four chapters, the author explores death and illness without my second thought. And if you are not ready to have your sanity questioned numerous times just do not take up this work. It might really break you.

The story is 4 chapters long and you’ll think how can someone actually encompass anything in read more
Aug 14, 2020
Curiouswanderer (All reviews)
This manga really has a series of unfortunate events happening to the main character as well as the others. One minute she's a cold hearted jerk who pretty much goes behind her friends back by sleeping with their fellas and the next she is admitted to hospital because the doctors told her she has breast cancer. Really effin scary man of you think about it. It's just Heart breaking like it's pretty much a wake up call that any one like the characters Rina, Maki and Nasume have to deal with having a deadly illness throughout their daily lives!

Yeah I don't want to discuss more read more
May 7, 2010
Anna2697 (All reviews)
Rina is a beautiful girl who cares little for friends and uses them, believing that since they use her to meet boys, it's alright.Her father is cold, but her mother loves her deeply. However, Rina cares little about her mothers love too. But once she suddenly gets sick and is sent to a hospital, a friend from elementary school appears. She helps Rina understand the meaning of true friendship and together the two girls go through many difficult things together.

Dear Friends is one of those manga's that really get to your emotional side. I have to admit, I wasn't looking forward to reading read more


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