Bokutachi no Ikita Riyuu
Our Reason for Living
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Bokutachi no Ikita Riyuu

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Japanese: 僕たちの生きた理由
English: Our Reason for Living
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 6
Chapters: 69
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 5, 2014 to Mar 26, 2017
Genres: Horror Horror, Mystery Mystery, Supernatural Supernatural
Theme: School School
Serialization: Manga Box
Authors: Watanabe, Kazuyuki (Story & Art)


Score: 5.851 (scored by 962962 users)
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Ranked: #188762
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Popularity: #7789
Members: 2,444
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Volumes: /6
Chapters: /69


"I don't want it to end..." Akira had made up his mind to confess his feelings to Himeno, the girl he liked, on the day they graduated elementary school. But what was waiting for him in the classroom was Himeno like he had never seen her before! Before they knew it, Akira and his classmates were trapped inside the school, unable to escape. Who was doing this, and why? Mysterious forces close in on the 11 fearful children, as if to laugh at them. This is the story of a harsh fate that awaits them. Does a hopeful future await them, or an ending filled with despair...?

(Source: Manga Box)


Bokutachi no Ikita Riyuu was simultaneously published in Japanese, Chinese and English (as Our Reason for Living) through DeNA's Manga Box app.



Jun 21, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Bokutachi no Ikita Riyuu is a hard one to review because I have a personal attachment to it, I was one of the few people actively reading it towards its run so I may be a little harder on it than most but I still feel this review needs to be made.

Story (4): The story is honestly abysmal it has a decent concept but eventually devolves into hide and seek with a monster, plot points are outright dropped before they have to be explained and characters always seem to actively not know what's going on even when it's obvious

Art (7): The artwork is very nice ...
Feb 9, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (35/69 eps)
A psychological horror type manga directed more towards kids than adults (as I'm sure you can pick up from the dialogue in the first chapter)

Middle school graduation day, boy goes to tell girl his true feelings, ends up waking up locked in his school with 11 other classmates, and the plot begins from there. I've watched/red plenty of students trapped in the school types, but this ones got just enough creativity to the plot to make it unique.
The arts lovely, all the students are well drawn and have their own distinct design, instead of being the generic character types were all so used to (except ...
Mar 29, 2017
Preliminary (59/69 eps)
As a diehard horror manga fan, I felt optimistic when I started this manga but quickly became disappointed. What could have been a good story with interesting monsters is diminished by characters that read like a list of high school tropes and a story where the twists aren't all that surprising. I repeatedly kept going back to it with the dwindling expectation for something to come out of left field and suddenly change my mind about the series, but that never happened. I ended up dropping it because I eventually couldn't force myself to keep reading. If I had to compare it to a ...

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