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Japanese: はじめ


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: 2
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 31, 2002 to Jan 7, 2003
Genre: Supernatural Supernatural
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Obata, Takeshi (Art), Otsuichi (Story)


Score: 6.911 (scored by 14531,453 users)
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Ranked: #97882
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Popularity: #5948
Members: 3,063
Favorites: 7
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Two kids, Kouhei and Akio, made up an imaginary girl named Hajime to take the blame for destruction of the principal's copper statue. But one day, they meet a girl that is exactly like their description of Hajime, but only they can see her.

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Jul 12, 2010
Released in 2004, "Hajime" still remains an unknown work. Most people would have read this because of the involvement of renowned Takeshi Obata (art of Death Note, Bakuman, Hikaru no Go and Aoi Bungaku Series) had in this. Others may have read it because they are a fan of Otsu-Ichi’s works. It is mostly read out of curiosity to quench the fans’ thirst, but what some fans realize when the read this is that they’re actually drowning in it...but in a good way.

The most common reason why people come up with an imaginary friend is to have a companion. Although I personally have ...

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It’s time to ditch the text file.
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