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A romantic comedy about Fuwa, a guy living in a small apartment in overcrowded Tokyo, who wants to have a place of his own. Because of a building accident in their new office building, Fuwa's company (5 employees) had to move into his apartment, right after he had moved to a larger place. And the new employee (Hiyama Izumi, a 15 year-old girl) had to move into Fuwa's place, as she had just come from the country. Then Fuwa's old girlfriend Tokiko, who had already gotten married, ran away from her husband and came to Fuwa's place.


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v.10 by Hawks (4140d ago)
v.9 by Hawks (4140d ago)
v.8 by Hawks (4140d ago)
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10 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (382 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.89 / 10.0
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September 24th 2016, 8:53am PST



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Big Comic Spirits (Shogakukan)

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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by m1sael
March 28th, 2007, 8:28am
I enjoyed reading this manga. It starts pretty good. Everytime I finished a chapter, I couldn't wait to read the next one. Near the end, however, it gets more serious but less funny and the plot becomes loong and sloow. In fact, I had to force myself to read it to the end. They had put this manga as a "Slice of Life" manga but in my opinion some characters and situations in this manga a very unlikely to happen in real life. In short, it's an OK manga.
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Don't Listen to goldminer and Taopaipai   
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by Jigero
December 3rd, 2010, 4:33pm
Both have no idea what they are talking about, they don't have sex when she's 15.
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it doesn't happen until she's 17 just about to turn 18

God forbid they actually read a manga instead of writing it off because of their prudish values that don't even apply to this.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by yoannjuan
August 7th, 2014, 9:17am
This manga is still one of my favorites of all times. Fun situations and great characters all around in this touching story. It has a good insight into the land speculation crisis in Tokyo.
Very much recommended if you have liked Usagi Drop for example.

... Last updated on August 8th, 2014, 1:35am
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by alldark
March 29th, 2011, 10:15am
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She so pure and naive that even they lived together more than year they dont do anything. But then turns out that her father kick her out of town coz she slept with her classmate. And than drama, cliche, drama, cliche. As always when author try to milk some money and make more volumes than story really need.

... Last updated on March 29th, 2011, 10:16am
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Da Red One
October 14th, 2009, 2:37pm
woohoo...i finished this one...and i loved it...Izumi was a little annoying in some places and the fact that just about every woman began to get feelings for Fuwa was a tad bit annoying too....but all around a good was funny and pretty sweet the one real issue i had with it was the moving every five seconds...honestly i don't think that was too realistic...lastly, the main theme of this one is finding your own place, be it your own home or a love hotel...but it was a really good manga...

... Last updated on October 14th, 2009, 2:41pm
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Really, magnificent!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Azari02
May 16th, 2009, 6:30pm
I thought this manga was incredibly good. The romantic development was pretty good and I really loved the Izumi and Fuwa relationship. I enjoyed their affection and the theme that Love is not is not hindered by AGE! It also didn't drag on like some other romances and was always filled with some entertaining rising action.
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Beautiful philosophy   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by huangzu12
December 20th, 2016, 6:44am
I read this manga seven times, and until this time I write a short review about it. I love the characters and story of this manga, all of them are perfectly in harmony. Izumi is childish, but she still too young to face the adult world or have a serious relationship. Because of that, Fuwa is very patient with her, this is realistic about age gap relationship in real world. Time of adult is very different from the time of the young girl, you know. So the ending is good when Izumi finally catch up with Fuwa.
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Almost perfect   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by SangMo
October 25th, 2016, 1:13pm
I loved the comedy. I loved the romance. Fuwa and Izumi were great characters. The office workers were great characters. I loved all the characters except Tokiko & her husband. They are the very definition of a dysfunctional marriage. They are what ruins it from being perfect. He's a complete scumbag who neglects & hits her and she's an idiot for going back to him time and time again because she does this soooo many times. Most of the time it came off as a joke that she would leave her husband, but honestly that just made it worse. I started to drift when it became more and more about them. She was a likeable character at first until it got more into her story with the husband and then it spiraled. There were times where you were supposed to feel bad for the husband, but again he just came off as a complete scumbag. Worst of all
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she gets pregnant with that scumbag's baby and of course goes back to him and then after she leaves with him, they joke about her running away again.
I've never seen a more frustrating couple in a manga than I have with Tokiko and her husband.The last 2 volumes were good because you didn't see them until the end
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where she comes back AGAIN, pregnant & talking about divorce and her idiot husband right behind coming to argue with her.
All in all, a really good romance slice of life where its perfection is ruined by 2 highly unlikable characters. I know this review is mostly about ranting Tokiko and her husband, but seriously, they are the one flaw of this manga.
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Good ...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by arcobran
January 11th, 2007, 8:18pm
Good story, interesting characters. I think the best are its characters, even though all the characters are "good people". Through the manga the story loses focus at times.
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Cute but...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by pokie
November 11th, 2006, 12:15pm
Cute story but this was one where I wished the story was shorter. At times, the characters grated on my nerves but not enough to keep me from finishing the story.
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