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Bitter Virgin  
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Suwa Daisuke is an ordinary, but popular, high school student. One of his classmates, Aikawa Hinako, is somewhat fearful of men and because she ran away from just his attempt to touch her hair, he states to one of his buddies, that she is the only one he wouldn't date, unaware all of the people in his classroom could hear them, including Hinako.
Daisuke's attitude changes after he unintentionally hears a shocking truth that she confesses in an abandoned church. His former annoyance turns to compassion and concern. Hinako is unaware that he knows her 'little' secret. Believing him to have no romantic interest, she becomes more relaxed and comfortable in his company. Their relationship faces a lot of obstacles, including jealous classmates.


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Associated Names
Горькая невинность

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Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.31-32 (end) by Solaris (3195d ago)
v.4 c.30 by Solaris (3196d ago)
v.4 c.29 by Solaris (3197d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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Bitter Virgin by Master_M2K

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (2667 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.28 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 20th 2016, 3:08pm PST



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Young GanGan (Square Enix)

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Weekly Pos #463 decreased(-17)
Monthly Pos #466 increased(+8)
3 Month Pos #503 decreased(-25)
6 Month Pos #492 increased(+23)

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On 1365 reading lists
On 1061 wish lists
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by Kaioh
August 24th, 2008, 3:23pm
One of he best manga I have read in a long time. The characters are great, and realistic. The overall plot is great, but its one of the subplots that makes this one stand out.

I'd recommend this to everyone. It's four volumes, what do ya got to lose?
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Great read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by markdarkangel
August 24th, 2008, 1:51pm
Ok, the manga has ended, and i feel its one of Kusunoki-sensei best work bar none. Dealing with the issues of rape, teenage pregancy, child abuse i could feel all the emotions coming out of every chapter i read, you can tell that Kusunoki-sensei really brought her real life experience as well. Art work is great, story is fantastic, charaters are intresting to follow. I give this a big recommendation for everyone to read and it also deserves a re-read if you like the story alot.
I'll be expecting this level of greatness from Kusunoki-sensei from now on.

... Last updated on August 24th, 2008, 7:04pm
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One of my favorites   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by moondagger
August 24th, 2008, 12:56pm
i just finished reading the manga i really liked me it is one of my favorites although it went a little to fast in the last volume but i still give it a 10 biggrin
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about this manga   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by cyttonmyface
August 21st, 2008, 6:35am
hrmm no matter how much i give this manga a try i cant seem to get myself to like it. Theres too much contradiction in the main female character's personality and behavior. What i am trying to get at is that for a slice of life manga i can't shake of the feeling that i am just reading a quaint, overly dramatized manga story. slice of life is basically supposed to display a realistic perspective of a person's life, which in this manga is not easily observed. sure the girl was raped and had horrible thing done to her which is more or less common in our society today. But my problem isnt with the basic plot. It has more to do with the unrealistic/ contradictory psyche, character behaviors that leaves them somewhat lacking severely in human quality department. Dramatization worsens the realistic view point of the whole manga and I can't seem to justify it under as slice of life. He should have stuck with his comedy routine of girlasaurus rex or whatever he used to draw because he cant really capture tragedy in realistic perspectives to pass.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by RazzleDF
August 19th, 2008, 5:59pm
One of the few romance seinen/shounen mangas that does not focus on vast amounts of overly erotic fanservice ,and a scenario where the loser type character is being surrounded by hot girls in a cheesy romance/comedy plot. The raw emotion added into the plot is what makes it so interesting and compelling rather than the use of panty shots and border line pornographic scenes as selling points. So if your looking for something fresh and serious I suggest you give Bitter Virgin a try.
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Not my preference but worth a look   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by drunkguy
August 19th, 2008, 12:32am
It's odd for me to read this one from Kusunoki Kei since I'm used to her gag manga. Even though there is next to nothing to laugh about you do see her comedic art style peek through here.

In a sense you could see the same type of pacing for the story in that it goes relatively quickly. This isn't that good since much of the time it is rapid shots of drama that can leave a person a bit dazed. A good read from chapter to chapter though since it maintains interest fairly well.

The (main) characters themselves are fairly complex considering the quick progression of the story. There are times you can hate them and others where you can like them. Most of the time, though I just pity them. The world of Bitter Virgin has been pretty hateful so far.

As the titles said, not my preference but worth a look.

... Last updated on August 19th, 2008, 12:41am
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I love it   
Rating: 8.6 / 10.0
by dandan1
August 17th, 2008, 2:36pm
Despite it's dark theme, I find this manga to be quite uplifiting. The relationship between Daisuke and Hinato is simple at the moment, yet very sweet. I can't wait to read the next chapter.

Edit: OH MY GOD IT ENDED, AND SO SOON. Yet I think it was the smartest move. One of the very few shoujo like mangas that didn't piss me off because of the characters indecisiveness. Highly recommended.

... Last updated on August 24th, 2008, 8:14pm
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Significant and Moving   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by monkeyvoodoo
August 15th, 2008, 9:36am
Put away your Super-Critic Goggles for a bit and read a story for the sake of the story. Admittedly, Bitter Virgin is lacking in a few key areas -- the characters lack some depth and uniqueness, for example, but that's far overshadowed by the significance of the story being told. This story deals with a couple of VERY touchy subjects (rape and stillbirth), and does so gracefully, and in a way that lets you really feel connected to the characters.

The ending was unrealiztically optimistic, but if it was accurate to real life, probably most people would be angry. The type of treatment Aikawa experienced does not leave one so well-adjusted to people and society in general, much less able to function normally in intimate relationships.

This is an accurate and moving story worth anyone's time, and you should read it.

... Last updated on September 6th, 2008, 1:32am
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Rating: N/A
by odium323
August 14th, 2008, 11:56am
im kinda happy that the main character's sister's baby died that bitch was annoying always getting into peoples buisness but still now shes blabbin about how shes the only one with problems mangaka please can you kill her off or at east kick her out of the story
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by RoninNoTsuki
August 10th, 2008, 4:35pm
The story is touching... I think it's shoujo, as evidenced in I think chapter 6. I dunno, maybe I'm wrong. Anyways, it's nice to see a guy that places the well-being of a girl above his own. Very chivalrous. The epitome of a tragedy, that's for sure, but I hope the series picks-up again soon. It's addictive.
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