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Ningen Deshita

Ningen Deshita

Alternative Titles

English: I Was Human
Japanese: 人間でした


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 8
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 24, 2013 to Apr 1, 2014
Authors: Hyakurai (Story), Kikonomi (Art)
Serialization: Manga Box


Score: 7.261 (scored by 221 users)
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Ranked: #59242
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Popularity: #11069
Members: 431
Favorites: 3
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Death comes suddenly to a loved one. Though their body may have perished, you cling to the hope that their soul will stay with you... It is the year 2222, and that dream has been made a reality in a local city of Japan. Today, at the Soul Foundry in the center of the city, people's souls are being transferred to the bodies of others, or sometimes, to things that aren't human. This manga is a story about the curious, bittersweet love and human dramas that exist in an age where souls can remain in this world after death.

(Source: MangaBox)


Ningen Deshita was simultaneously published in Japanese, Chinese and English (as I Was Human) on DeNA's Manga Box app.

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May 17, 2016
If you're hesitating in reading this manga. Don't! I can reassure you, you won't regret it.

This manga is cute and incredibly touching in its own way. I was reluctant at first and just read it on a whim and it turned out to be one of the best mangas I've read so far - and there are plenty!

This manga is different than the ones you know and that is why I was even more surprised that it caught my heart and even made me cry. Short stories usually don't accomplish that in my case.

Honestly, I really loved it. Give it a try read more
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Nov 6, 2016
Ningen Deshita is about a boy who gets his soul temporarily transplanted into a hamster. He is then cared for by some random girl he barely knows until he gets put back into his original body. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. This being a romance, it shouldn’t be hard to guess the story’s direction. Yet while very contrived, the story and characters end up rather innocuous when compared to the surrounding aspects of the manga which the author seemed to completely neglect.

In Ningen Deshita, there is a huge lack of reasoning for anything that happens. We don’t actually find out why exactly hamster-kun needs a soul transplant/substitute body at read more
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