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Description
From DokiDoki:

When a Tokyo teenager botches a suicide attempt, he finds himself recovering in a hospital where most of the patients are more than twice his age. Rejecting his mother's visits, he spends his time counting the hours between meals and blood-tests until a run-in with another teenage patient leaves him with an unlikely new friend.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
Birthday (SUGIMOTO Ami)

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Latest Release(s)
c.2 (final) by DokiDoki (3224d ago)
c.1 by DokiDoki (3238d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Chapters (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (138 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.79 / 10.0
10
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Last Updated
April 30th 2014, 9:13am PST

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Year
2000

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
June (Tokuma Shoten)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

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Weekly Pos #864 increased(+407)
Monthly Pos #2388 increased(+398)
3 Month Pos #3702 increased(+1222)
6 Month Pos #5560 increased(+1200)

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On 59 wish lists
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by MirayAllen
August 28th, 2013, 8:29am
It's definitely a touching, heartfelt story. However, I would have liked it better without the small portion of shonen-ai it actually has. The relationship was built up wonderfully up to the sudden confession, and the story didn't need that to excel. If anything, the "romance" weirds things out, so to speak. It was still a very interesting, if sad, story though...
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Wow   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Ginny
July 27th, 2012, 1:13am
Truly inspirational. It tells a sad, but invigorating story. The shounen ai was not very developed it was more bromance, but the kiss told otherwise. I like it. It was short, a little sad, but sweet.
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Good two-shot   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by HanaTenshiHimeko
July 4th, 2011, 1:10am
Hmmmm...I question it being shounen-ai. More like a friendship two-shot for me. Felt weird 'cause there wasn't really a plot building up toward romance and suddenly out of nowhere, it was like, "I love you, gimme a kiss." O__o;;; Nevertheless, it was a really good two-shot. The building of the story and character development is good.

... Last updated on July 4th, 2011, 1:12am
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yey   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by takitogr
January 2nd, 2010, 2:44pm
that was nice...made me think about some things

i found the art quite nice actually..effective and not dated at all but not any eye-candy in it which is not a bad thing...makes you concentrate more on the story and it doesn't idealize situations and appearances...it tries to be a realistic and not idealistic depiction

the story is quite nice and true to life...it talked to me...it might touch you as well depending on your experiences in life

the good thing is that it can be appreciated and enjoyed by non-shounen-ai fans because i'm not one...i find them quite boring and repetitive...i wish i could read more by this mangaka...her works are very interesting
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Sad, but Sweet   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by XKamariaX
October 6th, 2008, 5:15pm
I believe this was a very touching story. It was well written, had beautiful art, And it wasn't too short or too long. Also I could honestly see their relationship. Sure it was all shoujo-y or smutty, but it really did work.
All in all it was a wonderful read and I would even recommend it to people who aren't necessarily shounen-ai fans.
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Touching but kind of confusing   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by xObscurexOmenx
May 13th, 2007, 11:41am
Yes, this is a touching two-shot that involves both angst and a relationship between two boys. However, I for one could not detect any sense of "love" in their relationship. It seems very random when the phrase "I love you" is put into the open considering that friendship was the only thing that I could detect until that point. I could see no hints to such a confession, and the conversations the two main characters had did nothing to make this manga seem romantic in any sense. Even after the confession, I found it hard to detect any actual emotion in the two characters. But I must admit that the ending was touching, even if it wasn't in the romantic sense.

In short, I found that this manga was more of an attempt at a shounen-ai that failed rather miserably, instead seeming to be more of a story of an unlikely friendship. If the whole confession and whatnot was thrown out I think that the manga could've been much better.
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Birthday   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by louie29
May 10th, 2007, 5:00pm
For me, this is a favorite. Short and sweet, with two engaging characters whose lives are made so much better because they found each other. The story is sad but very uplifting.
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birthday   
Rating: N/A
by pleochroic
April 16th, 2007, 2:33am
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it's not a bad manga, and contrary to the previous reviewer i didn't find it confusing or too fast moving, but there are two drawbacks to it for me: 1) the drawing style is quite dated. and 2) because i don't expect it in my yaoi, i think others might benefit from this warning: character death.


... Last updated on April 16th, 2007, 2:34am
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Heh.   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Natsu
February 3rd, 2007, 12:30pm
It killed my brain cells... It wasn't bad or stupid, but I dunno, it just did... Too fast moving? Too confusing?
Up to you to decide.
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