NG Life
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NG Life

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Synonyms: No Good Life
Japanese: NGライフ
English: NG Life
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 9
Chapters: 54
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 1, 2006 to Mar 5, 2009
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Supernatural Supernatural
Themes: Historical Historical, Reincarnation Reincarnation
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Hana to Yume
Authors: Kusanagi, Mizuho (Story & Art)


Score: 8.131 (scored by 39593,959 users)
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Ranked: #5172
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Popularity: #1705
Members: 11,986
Favorites: 304


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Lost to history and buried under the ashes of its ruin, the ancient city of Pompeii was once home to many great warriors. High school student Keidai Saeki is the reincarnation of Sirix, one of these warriors, and he retains the memories of his past life.

While at school, Keidai does not openly share the truth of his memories. The only one aware of them is his best friend, Mii Serizawa. In her past life, before the destruction of Pompeii, Serizawa was Loleus, Sirix's male best friend. However, unlike Loleus who felt nothing more than brotherly affection for Sirix, Serizawa is in love with Keidai.

Unaware of Serizawa's feelings for him, Keidai yearns for Serena, his wife from his past life. But his hopes of their romantic reunion are dashed by the arrival of his new neighbor, Yuuma Ujoh. Though he does not remember, Yuuma is the reincarnation of Serena, and he has fallen for Serizawa! Plagued by Sirix's memories and regrets, Keidai must choose to remain in the past or pursue a new future.

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NG Life was published in English by Tokyopop from March 17, 2009 to April 12, 2011.



Jul 16, 2011
Tokyopop's parting gift to the manga community was the release of the final volume of this most wonderful series, shortly before they ceased to exist. NG Life is not the usual shoujo mush, nor is it just another romantic comedy destined to be forgotten shortly after being read. It is a work that poses the sort of introspective questions essential to all-time classics being remembered as such.

- Can love survive the tests of time; can it even transcend death?
- Can one be forgiven for falling in love with another, after being separated from their beloved?

Make no mistake: NG Life should be read with the reader ...
Sep 19, 2012
AHH! i loved this manga!!! i would die if they made it into an anime. it had lots of comedy, the best of romance, and just the right amount of heart wrenching!!! :)
the story was really unique, i mean im sure its been done plenty of times but never even close to the way this was! i love the characters quirky personalities, not your average girls or guys and even the relationships were different. but all in all the romance wasnt some shallow crap, your constantly laughing at the main character, and it was a fun and interesting story. loved it!!
Aug 12, 2020
Mixed Feelings
I've been enjoying Mizuho Kusanagi's current work, Yona of the Dawn, so I thought I would try one of her earlier works. The basic plot idea had some potential to it; meeting your reincarnated lover and best friend and discovering they are each now a different gender could have been done in a way that humorously turned gender and sexual expectations on their head in a fun and interesting way. Instead of doing that, it turned into a story that was blatantly homophobic, where the main character constantly worries that he might still be attracted to his former lover despite the fact that she is ...

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