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Boku no Hatsukoi o Kimi ni Sasagu  
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From Tenshi-Tachi:

Takuma and Mayu's story began when they were only 8 years old. During his childhood, Takuma was constantly hospitalised due to his heart condition. He soon became friends with Mayu, the daughter of the doctor in charge of his case. Day by day they grew closer and closer. However, the summer when Takuma was 8, he made a promise to Mayu that he couldn't keep... Their story unfolds as they grow older and their bond gets stronger...

This manga received the 53rd Shogakukan Manga Award for shoujo manga.


ē V.01 - Motto Ikitai...
There is a ghost looming in a hospital. Two little kids, Mayu and Takumi, are now scared after listening to the ghost story from a nurse. Was the story told by the nurse true or not? The kids decide to find out.

ē V.07 - The Things I Want

ē V.11 - Kare wa Ike mo Shinai Sarukoen wo Mezasu


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Associated Names
Boku Kimi
Boku no Hatsukoi wo Kimi ni Sasagu
I Give My First Love to You
Il Mio Primo Amore Per Te
Kare wa Ike mo Shinai Sarukoen wo Mezasu
Motto Ikitai...
My First Love (French)
Sasagu Secretos del corazón
Secret Unrequited Love
Tình Đầu Dành Hết Cho Em

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Chibi Manga

Latest Release(s)
v.12 c.Extra by MangaTraders (475d ago)
v.12 c.67 (end) by Titania (1082d ago)
v.12 c.66 by Titania (1084d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (861 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.25 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 18th 2014, 6:29am PST



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Sho-Comi (Shogakukan)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #404 increased(+105)
Monthly Pos #506 decreased(-45)
3 Month Pos #462 increased(+40)
6 Month Pos #487 increased(+17)

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On 1099 wish lists
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On 214 unfinished lists
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Bokukimi Ending ( spoilers welcomed) 685 days, 1 hours, 51 minutes ago
Help me understand Boku no Hatsukoi o Kimi ni Sasagu 52 and 53 1199 days, 18 hours, 24 minutes ago
what just happened (spoilers) 1400 days, 4 hours, 6 minutes ago
Genre Tags Seriously Messed Up Here... 1800 days, 9 hours, 58 minutes ago
Shogakukan Manga Award! 2198 days, 21 hours, 16 minutes ago

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Propogates a horrible misconception   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by lyransi
June 20th, 2011, 3:05am
I initially enjoyed reading this series since it was a fun read. However now, I'm only left feeling disturbed by how Aoki Kotomi distributes her misconceptions about organ donation via her manga. It's one thing for the teenage protagonists to misunderstand brain death, however for a doctor to make the same error can only be blamed upon the author's biased and misconceived notions against organ donations.

Brain death is the permanent termination of all brain activity and thus is legally valid as a determinant of death. When there is a complete absence of any brain activity over a span of time, the complex brain functionality required to cry from emotional pain (I'm assuming emotional pain due to the lack of any mentioned physical pain reflexes) as described by the doctor in this manga is impossible. Yet he never questions a misdiagnosis and merely accepts that the brain is alive during brain death. By having all the main characters supportive of this stance with the doctor as the only authority and no opposition refuting this claim, the contradiction that the brain is simultaneously alive and dead in all instances of brain death simply becomes the manga's truth.

I also find it somewhat disturbing that despite the donor and his family having consented to donating, other characters would work towards convincing the family to oppose the donor's wishes. Organ donations are already so scarce in Japan due to the lack of donors. Aoki didn't need to further proliferate such antagonism towards signing the donation card with her manga by providing such erroneous reasoning.

... Last updated on June 27th, 2011, 4:56am
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The Ending   
Rating: N/A
by Mstry
August 20th, 2011, 9:00pm
2 years ago i found an article, Aoki Kotomi said that the planned ending is sad ending (the movie) but it changed because of her fans begged her. Dont worry about the black frame at the ending because she use it for night scene (see other chapters) thanks to the moon. so, his dream came true.
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Boku no Hatsukoi wo Kimi ni Sasagu   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by EtceteraSpeed
June 19th, 2009, 11:57pm
Note: There may be spoilers in this
It's amazing... The art is good, and I just love how the story's shown from the guy's perspective. Everything was so realistic. I loved how the story began when they were little, but didn't skip straight to the present day after a chapter or two. This manga showed the characters grow up and changed. Although I typically dislike the "let's make each other jealous" thing, I think it really worked for this manga. Before the guy learned that he was going to die before he reached 20, they were very honest about their feelings. It was really quite cool how Mayu declared to her entire class that she was going to marry Takuma. The characters in this manga are very elaborate. Mayu isn't one of those girls that are supposed to be strongheaded but aren't. She's supposed to be strongheaded, smart, stuck-up, and not a total ditz, and the author totally nailed it for her. Dammit, I hope the guy lives... I'm such a sucker for happy endings (Screw the bitter-sweet crap).

In response to cowslaves comment: Just to clarify, this manga is NOTHING like Haou Airen. In my opinion, Haou Airen was more of unrealistically screwing the girl (Yay, a f*** festival) than going through realistic problems in life. And while they're both tragic, the Boku no Hatsukoi is much sweeter.
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Emotional and realistic   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kujika
October 27th, 2008, 11:47am
That's something you can't often say about shoujo manga. I'm very sure it'll end with his death, because of what he thought at the end of the first chapter, when they promised to marry each other when they turn 20.
Spoiler (highlight to view)
"I made the worst promise ever. A promise I wouldn't be able to keep."

At the same time her father said something about "not being able to cure him with the current technology". Which means maybe he'll be able to cure him later on...

Want to read it *-*

... Last updated on October 27th, 2008, 11:51am
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Truly wonderful series   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Gynok
July 21st, 2008, 7:48am
this is probably one of the best romance series that i am currently reading - the flashbacks and encounters between mayu and takuma are really touching and takuma's conflicting feelings and actions really cause you to empathise with him. for a while i wasn't sure whether i was going to continue with this series because i just couldnt stand it if this turns out to be a tragedy, as it's seemingly going to be, but regardless of how it's going to end, this is a superb romance manga and i would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who has a soft spot for them.
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interesting and sad   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by imhereformanga
October 12th, 2006, 7:45pm
it is a very good story but scanlations are so dang slow..
it probably can make most people cry during the first chapter

... Last updated on October 13th, 2006, 10:14pm
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Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Silver Fantasy
December 27th, 2011, 4:52pm
This is one of the best ones in my personal opinion. I've read heaps of series but most seem to lack depth. I enjoyed this series more than most mainstream stuff because at the very least, it managed to make me believe in their love for each other. Admittedly there are times when they are selfish, rash, or make you want to shake them, but at the same time, if they didnít act like that out of desperation for Takumaís life, it wouldnít make sense in context with their situation. I canít say I absolutely love either of them, but I certainly donít dislike them either. They are flawed and human, and perhaps it drives readers up the wall once in a while but I believe itís mostly due to their circumstances. Iím just satisfied that theyíre not the shallow, brainless types I usually see because in this particular manga, I care more about the overall storytelling than the characters themselves. I just really love the way the mangaka leads us through the story with Takumaís monologues and the smart use of paneling. The tone is very down-to-earth and full of heartfelt feelings without coming across as cheesy. Iíve dropped series upon series that tried to be emotional but just made me cringe from the cheesiness. Obviously this is a sad story, so there are parts that may be heart wrenching, but also parts that are bittersweet or comical. The key is that it is well balanced. The balance is something most artists fail to grasp, but I think Aoki-sensei did an excellent job until the end. On another note, I am personally not a medical student so I donít know how realistic the technicalities are, but Iím just reviewing about the story of Takuma and Mayu trying to fight fate. I think it was refreshing and well-developed. Honestly, you donít have to read much (just one chapter will be enough) to see if you like it or not because they are each pretty representative of the series as a whole. I say definitely try it out if youíre not too prone to tears.
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Absolutely amazing   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by 0carinaoftime
May 4th, 2009, 7:42pm
Probably THE best manga I've ever read, Boku Kimi has a plot much deeper than your usual shojo I-love-you, you-love-me, kind of thing. 12 volumes may seem long, but once you get into it you'll wish for it to never end. Takuma and Mayu~ <3 amazing couple
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I'm not crying my tear glands are connected to the ocean   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Ginny
August 14th, 2012, 7:02pm
Okay, I'm not crying nor are my tear glands are connected to the ocean,but... I loved it!!!! I've always loved a good tragedy, but I didn't quite want anything tragic to happen. That's how much the author involved me in the story. The ending was unclear so that gave me the freedom to create my own.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Kou is no longer brain dead, and married his girlfriend. Takuma and Mayu are married. Kou's brother and Mayu's friend are also together. Now the story continues with a love triangle surrounding the children.

... Last updated on August 14th, 2012, 7:06pm
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Greatest Manga That I Have Ever Read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Convalescence
March 2nd, 2010, 4:18pm
Updating my comment since I finally caught up with it. At first, I thought it was going to go off-track and take a comedy route to the story (which would truthfully be just awful)... but it still kept up to pace with its storyline. This is a must read for anyone that doesn't mind shedding a tear or two (in my case, however, I don't think I can count how many times I cried... and now just thinking about this series makes my chest hurt, but I'm in love with this manga). This is just such a beautiful, sometimes heart-breaking, manga.

I can't wait for the next release. It's driving me nuts!

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For some reason I always feel that every manga I read is my favorite manga, but Boku no Hatsukoi wo Kimi ni Sasagu has officially taken the spot. This has actually become my favorite manga, and surprisingly this series is the first of it's genre (Shoujo/Romance). I've always been a fan of Shounen/Seinen, but this manga has really shaped my views... for the better.

I seriously suggest you read this. The entire manga is so great that I can't put it in words. I feel that anything I can say about it would be an understatment. You'll hate the characters you thought you once loved, but only to fall in love with them once again. You feel their pains and sorrows, but you also feel their love. This is a feat that not many novels could even pull off.

Anyways, this is a MUST READ... even if you thought Seinen/Shounen (i.e. masculine manga) are the only things that appeal to you. That used to be me, but this series has changed my entire opinion on the Shoujo/Romance, for the better.

No matter who you are, read this manga! I promise that you won't regret it.

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Also, Starry Heaven is doing an amazing job with this manga. Their quality is more than superb. The schedule, however, is on the slow side. But you have to understand that they have their own lives to live, and this project is one of about twenty others. Then again... who am I to complain? I haven't helped with the scanlation/editing process. Although I'm hoping to help out in the future in some shape or form (probably when I'm able to set up a paypal account), I have no right to talk when all I've done is express my gratitude.

Anyways, you NEED to read this manga. In truth, I would call it perfection. But that's just me...

... Last updated on March 7th, 2010, 9:08am
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