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Noramimi  
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Description
In the Noramimi universe, most families own a 'mascot'. These strange and amusing creatures live at home and act as companions for younger children.

Noramimi is one such mascot. Unfortunately for him, he is an ogre type and thus not popular with children, who prefer 'cuter' alternatives. Unwillingly, he decides to 'home stay' at "Hello Kids" - an agency that organizes matters between mascots and humans.

But, like all mascots, his heartfelt wish is to one day be adopted by a family...

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
のらみみ

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Latest Release(s)
v.8 c.67-68 (end) by Hox (1443d ago)
v.8 c.66 by Hox (1446d ago)
v.8 c.65 by Hox (1447d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
8 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (60 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.69 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 21st 2011, 6:27am PST

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Year
2003

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Ikki (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
No

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N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #994 increased(+342)
Monthly Pos #2471 increased(+391)
3 Month Pos #3764 increased(+962)
6 Month Pos #5213 increased(+1082)

List Stats
On 124 reading lists
On 194 wish lists
On 99 completed lists
On 21 unfinished lists
On 97 custom lists

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Appearances can be deceiving...   
Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by calstine
February 7th, 2011, 2:24am
..and that certainly is the case where Noramimi is concerned!

I picked up this manga with little to no expectations, believing it to be the kind of simple story that is read merely for the sake of innocent entertainment. But I was mistaken - there is so much more to this comedic little slice-of-life piece than just a few laughs.
Each chapter carries subtle and cleverly-implied messages about the importance of friendship, family, bearing responsibility, accepting differences, letting go of the past in hope of a brighter future, maturing through experience, the fickle and fleeting quality of human desire, the competitive and demanding nature of a career...the list goes on.

The initial impression gleaned from the art, the concept of 'mascots' and the apparent 'immaturity' of the plot-line and characters may be off-putting; but if you take a moment to reflect on each story, you will undoubtedly begin to appreciate the insinuations that are being made.

I must clarify the misunderstandings that are bound to arise due to the comment made by Hell_Clues, below.
The events of this manga are set in an alternative reality, where the existence of mascots is just as normal as the presence of humans. They are a natural life-form, so why should it be necessary to explain their reproduction, proliferation and the like?

Also, the event of the mascots leaving when their children reach a certain age is simply used as a metaphor to symbolize the end of childhood and the changes that come with it. The mangaka is obviously not implying that a child is fully matured once he / she leaves Elementary school.

And I feel that the intense-but-soon-forgotten sadness of parting that is incurred as a mascot leaves its child, is all the more realistic because it is not forcefully represented as being a tragic and soul-wrenching event. We must all one day say good-bye to people we once knew and cared about. And no matter what anyone says, everyone will get over it eventually - some faster than others. I feel that this aspect was very skillfully portrayed using the many and varied mascot-owner duos encountered throughout the manga.

In conclusion - anyone who feels they can enjoy a cleverly and thoughtfully written manga with odd (but cute) art and quirky, cynical, endearing, characters would do themselves a favour by trying out Noramimi. It will surely be a unique and refreshing experience!

... Last updated on February 7th, 2011, 2:26am
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Unexplainable   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by Hell_Clues
January 18th, 2011, 2:23pm
The manga really sticks to its premise and carries it out logically. I really got it give it credit for that. But it doesn't make too much sense. How do they reproduce? will there be an over population? Why are the limits there?

Basically, the manga saw that most children manga about this type of story ends when the kid grows up. But that's pretty arbritary and one might want to think that the mascots mean something like childhood but they don't. They couldn't, it just doesn't make sense. wacky children adventures don't end at middle school and the transition is slow. Not to mention you could have them throughout your life ect ect

Basically I don't think the mascots signify childhood and so rules are arbritary and they don't behave like organisms. Does that mean magic exists? In a way small way the manga does deal with loss and parting. But its not as a sad as even a pet dying. So it's more like a friend moving away.
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Superb   
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by papa
August 19th, 2006, 6:58am
Funny stuff. Really the kind of low-brow comedy that makes one think. Often cynical and filled with thoughtful remarks. And who doesn't want his own mascot?!
Ikki on its best.
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