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Bokura ga Ita  
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From Hanashi:

The start of high school life. To the girls, that also meant the start of their love lives. For brand new first year student, Takahashi Nanami (Nana for short), it was no different... She happens to end up in the same class as the incredibly popular Yano Motoharu, who rumors say that two thirds of all the girls are guaranteed to fall in love with. But will that hold true for Nana, who says that if she had to choose between like or dislike, she'd say she dislikes him!?

Note: Won the Shogakukan Manga Award for shoujo in 2005.


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Associated Names
สายใยรัก (Thai)
우리들이 있었다
C'était nous (French)
Here We Are (Indonesia)
Olipa kerran me
Tình Yêu Học Trò
We Were There

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Latest Release(s)
c.70 (end) by bxsmanga (1919d ago)
v.16 c.69 by bxsmanga (1983d ago)
c.68 by bxsmanga (2051d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
16 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 8, Chap 31

User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (777 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.13 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 8th 2016, 11:01pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Betsucomi (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (16 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #589 increased(+226)
Monthly Pos #1254 increased(+13)
3 Month Pos #1404 increased(+41)
6 Month Pos #1514 decreased(-7)

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On 1510 reading lists
On 1236 wish lists
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Forum Posts
Bokura ga Ita to End in Japan 1742 days, 21 hours, 4 minutes ago
Thoughts on the ending? (spoilers) 1846 days, 21 hours, 57 minutes ago
Chapter 70 1918 days, 18 hours, 58 minutes ago
Bokura ga Ita Manga to End in 2012 2083 days, 2 hours, 16 minutes ago
Bokura ga Ita Gets Live-Action Film 2298 days, 6 hours, 35 minutes ago

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For Emotional Mature People   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by boo-bop
January 28th, 2013, 10:47pm
When I first read this manga, I was 13 and I HATED it. I thought it was depressing and I hated Yano for his decisions. But then I decided to give it a try again just last year and started to understand, not relate to because these characters are freaking deep, the characters actions. Yano feels he has an obligation to be with certain people although it may not necessarily be what he wants. He is haunted by his past. I feel that only people who are able to appreciate deep stories and aren't afraid to cry their eyes out and be internally and externally frustrate for a good 40 chapters will enjoy this. Because I can honestly tell you that I did. It's different, original, and if you're looking for a fluffy vanilla manga, I can assure you, you will not find it here.
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Slice of life indeed...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by hyunwon88
December 28th, 2012, 10:50am
Bokura Ga Ita is about true love, the "reality of love." So be prepared to cry not because it's depressing but because it's nostalgic & relatable. Anyway It takes a lot of maturity & experience to appreciate this type of story. I recommend this series to people like me who wants deep & meaningful romance. It's a good story, I promise you.
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Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by purfect_kutie64
November 13th, 2012, 10:30am
This series was pretty good up until where the anime series ended. The 30+ chapters after that dragged on for too long. The ending was alright. Takeuchi-kun, I love him. He is too kind.
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Real Life   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mayrica
October 21st, 2012, 2:08am
Its this manga that always made me reflect about what love is rlly all about. Its not about happiness but instead its test you how much you believe in true love. like they said, inside every pain there is glory and this manga potrayed that. The realistic aspects of love, which i myself have experience. if i was to write my own story every bit of words to my story has alrdy been potrayed, with bokura ga ita smile
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Worth the sadness?   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by alex3510
August 29th, 2012, 8:56pm
In essence, this was mostly about being alone and self hatred. The story itself was like getting sucker punched in the stomach a few dozen times, standing back up in agony and experiencing it again. Each blow made it harder to have a chance of ever smiling again during the manga. No matter how many bandaids this author tries to provide for the characters broken hearts, it never did make up for the depression. It's good, just not for someone with chronic depression or suicidal thoughts -_-''.
Didn't make me cry though, but depressed as all hell afterwards.

... Last updated on August 29th, 2012, 8:57pm
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by MySwirl
August 1st, 2012, 6:37am
At first, I read up until volume 3 and couldn't move on because the art was so shabby.
Don't get me wrong, it's still shabby at the end but I've come to realize that it's a great story and that I need to go on reading.
As for the story itself: Personally, I really was surprised by the ending. It moved me to tears and I never expected it to end like this, actually.

I just finished it and during the past 20-25 chapters of it I had to cry so many times. I cried whole-heartedly, over and over again.
When a story made me cry, I feel that I actually loved it. And I really do, I love Bokura Ga Ita!
There were some parts that were too long and there were some things I didn't understand well because it was hard to know who was speaking, at times. Because of this and the art I give it only a 9, otherwise it would have definetely been a 10.
I think the art has to be simple and clear for this story, but it just looks plain instead of simple and sometimes confusing instead of clear.

As for the story: It's just too beautiful. I'm longing for series like this. It's not you all-day-romance. Bokura Ga Ita is SPECIAL!

Edit: I have to make a certain pont totally clear: I absolutely cried and it was overall extremely touching and emotionally.

... Last updated on August 1st, 2012, 6:42am
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Shoujo Gem!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jurippe
July 28th, 2012, 8:04am
This story will always be a favorite of mine and one of my top 10 shoujo manga of all time. I seldom find well paced and rich plot shoujo like this one. It's Dramatic, Romantic and Unforgettable. If you love good romantic meaningful story with a slice of life genre, I recommend this wonderful manga to you.

... Last updated on November 26th, 2012, 12:10pm
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70 tear-jerker chapters   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Aimet
May 23rd, 2012, 11:51am
The difference between a Josei and a Shojo manga is the seriousness of its contents. Bokura ga Ita, a tragic and obscure story of betrayal, manipulation, loneliness, hate, guilt, death, pain, existentialism and idealistic love, is in the borderline between those two genres.

The first chapters are there to show you why love is beautiful, magical, special and heart-warming... the later ones to teach you why, in reality, it is not always so. The brutal helplessness, desperation, frustration and even depression the characters go through is so realistically based that you can easily relate to some of it, making you feel their anguish to the brink of tears – and, one of this story’s most outstanding characteristics, is that not always if you fight for something with all your might, you will get it.

Plot: 10/10
The plot by itself is very well thought, interesting and easy to follow, with a deep search of the meaning of one’s existence and that every action we take, every decision we make, for the better or worse, is an important lesson…

Characters: 9.5/10
For a Shojo manga, in which is more likely to find strong willed, happy characters, it was refreshing to see only three of this type (Nanami, Takeuchi and Akiko), the others having a dark, messed up side that most people have in real life… Though some of them lacked any common sense at all to the point it was frustrating seeing them make a decision.

Art: 9.5/10
The art in a manga is not really that important if the story is good… though a MUST feature it has to have, is that it could easily convey every feeling the character is having. Though at very few times the art was so poor one couldn’t exactly tell what was happening… This requirement was INCREDIBLY WELL fulfilled.

So, despite having such a heavy emotional load that will make you cry most of the series, I highly recommend this story.

... Last updated on May 23rd, 2012, 1:57pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by MaNaRi
May 5th, 2012, 4:54am
the best realistic-love story i have ever red.. loved the plot.. enjoyed reading it.. felt like i was living the story.. completely captivated me.. watched the anime twice.. i think i'll read it again to relive the mixture of emotions all over again..

two thumps up
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Betrayal at its best, or is it not?   
Rating: N/A
by HeheSmile
May 3rd, 2012, 2:08am
Just a heads up, I watched the anime and then continued from there.
At first, I thought "the description makes it seem so cliche".
This is quite a good slice of life manga, as for tragedy.. meeeh it is not bad.
I am glad I ended up reading the manga/watching the anime. The lead can be quite annoying at first but hey, it is slice of life. I cannot complain. This manga expresses many problems that occur in real life. Some mangas have such a unrealistic plot for a slice of life, this is something you can relate to. It makes you think are there really people out there with the same problem? Instead of 'Wow, this is so unbelievable'. I am not saying it happens all the time but it can happen.
Every relationship has obstacles; relationships take a lot of effort. Honestly, this quote can relate to this manga a lot.
"When you accept somebody you accept their past too. Don't hold it against them later."
The past is very important in this manga; they have problems accepting what happened in the past so they can move ahead, but hey, it is like that for most relationships. People can change you know? The lead tries to forget about their past, but it is hard. Just like real life, you cannot just ignore the past but you can try.
All the way through, I never thought 'Isn't that a bit overboard?' you can understand everything, you can relate to it. When you are in love stuff like this can happen, some people can be more loyal than others.
I swear if I continue, it will end up in spoilers so... yeah! I believe it was worth reading.
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