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Shinobi Life  
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Energetic and strong-willed, Beni doesn't care if she lives or dies as long as her death will result in embarassing her arrogant father! But one day, she suddenly encounters Kagetora, a ninja who's fallen from the sky and swears complete loyalty to her -- as her bodyguard. Kagetora has time traveled from a long, long time ago, and has devoted his life to protecting Princess Beni. Little does Kagetora know that this Beni is not the real princess... Can true love and honor survive after a centuries-long time warp -- in a crazy modern world?


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พ่อหนุ่มนินจา ข้ามเวลามารักกัน (Thai)

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v.13 c.64 (end) by Shinobi's Life Fan Community (1279d ago)
v.13 c.63 by Shinobi's Life Fan Community (1292d ago)
v.13 c.62 by Shinobi's Life Fan Community (1315d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (934 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.15 / 10.0
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February 7th 2016, 5:57pm PST



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Princess (Akita Shoten)

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English Publisher
TokyoPop (7 Volumes - Defunct)

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Weekly Pos #519 increased(+172)
Monthly Pos #865 increased(+76)
3 Month Pos #938 decreased(-24)
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I remember now   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by hurafloyd
October 10th, 2015, 9:29pm
I picked this one up a couple of years ago and I stopped reading it... today I stumbled upon it since I felt reading some time travel stories and I didnt remember why I stopped reading this one, and now I do, it is because Beni and Kagetora are utter and complete morons. I honestly cant stand idiots while reading, it gives me (fake) ulcers, specially how mentally and emotionally useless Beni is in contrast to Kagetora's own uselessness. Just as before, I dropped it again, but this time I will leave a note in here to remember myself to avoid making the same mistake.

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... Last updated on October 10th, 2015, 9:31pm
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Not Bad   
Rating: N/A
by RS456
August 3rd, 2015, 1:19am
Not bad. It was nicely ended but the time jumping arc could of been done better. I am not sure but I think writer also intended to make another time paradox. Beni's mother is Beni and Kagetora's daughter from the future as their daughter looks almost identical to Beni's mother. If your worried about smut you have no worries as this manga is pretty clean cut except a few instances where she had to kiss the other guy under duress.

... Last updated on August 3rd, 2015, 1:47am
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I rarely leave reviews   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by ohsnaptheresa
November 5th, 2014, 9:52am
BUT I GOT TO WITH THIS ONE. UGH. Okay, so I LOVE the artwork and storyline and the way the mangaka portrays each emotion and expressions, BUT FUQING A. BENI IS SO FRIGGIN ANNOYING. Like, please, spare me. She is over emotional, naive, and a complete moron. I really pity everyone who has fallen in love with her. SHE IS SO 1 DIMENSIONAL. WHAT IS THERE TO EVEN LOVE?! She is a Mary Sue!
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Read til the last arc   
Rating: N/A
by Strobe
August 8th, 2014, 12:22pm
At first it seemed like a romance story, just with a ninja. Then it became more complex and it was awesome.

Beni comes off as very head strong and stubborn, but that changes. Honestly, I'm not that impressed by her character and personality. Now thinking about it, she changed quite a lot from the beginning but it did 't feel that natural...The stars of this manga was for me Hitaki and Rhihito. I don't feel that this manga brings something new to the table, it's the story that's interesting.

In the beginning, the time travel just seems like a ploy for our MC to get together with a ninja. But what we get is a more complex story, with developing characters and lots of action. While romance is one of this story focuses, I like that it spends time giving us more than cliche, cute scenes. If you amange to stick around, the time travel part of this story is by far the best part. The other parts are "meh", not bad but not that good.
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Not what I was expecting   
Rating: 5.5 / 10.0
by tipz
June 23rd, 2014, 8:34pm
I was expecting more of a love story.. Which threw me off that there was more action then love.
Which is not all that bad..
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starts with a girl that lives Ina controlling house hold.. She then gets bombarded by this sexy shinobi guy.. That to me was too sweet to be one ... Then bad guys come in .. One on a murderous rampage.. The middle is kind of exciting but does get you lost with the past.. The time travel started to drone on through it as well.. The brothers story made me so sad.. Then in the end it all makes sense.. But I did wish for more love build up between the two.. alright emotionally.. I would have loved to see more of the added story of the brothers but all is well.

... Last updated on June 23rd, 2014, 8:35pm
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A nice change from regular shoujo   
Rating: N/A
by MilkTee
March 13th, 2014, 4:14am
I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed this. Initially I was quite unsure about the characters and the plot - Beni really annoyed me. But it quickly became really interesting a wonderfully unpredictable, which is quite refreshing in a shoujo manga. I will say that the plot got a little bit too convoluted at some points and I occasionally thought bits dragged on and I wanted them to hurry up, but for the most part, this was a really wonderful manga.
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started okay and develop into good ninja action.   
Rating: N/A
by wrensei
November 26th, 2013, 10:22pm
I thought it would be just a cliche story about a brat girl falls for her bodyguard then engage to another man.
It's not just what it is.
The time-travel element gives the plot more interesting.
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Becomes more and more addictive   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Kulianne
October 13th, 2013, 12:00pm
The plot is amazing, once the twists and turns start taking place, you won't be able to stop.
I've read my fair share of manga and I have to say, I did NOT see a couple of these things coming, such as
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Beni's dad being from the past or that he knew Kagetora before chapter 1

The art is wonderful, especially after volume 5.
Embarassed Kagetora makes me want to squee.
I just wish they would have clarified at the end whether
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Beni's dad accepted Kagetora and whatever happened to Enji

Other than that, everything wrapped up nicely. Very interesting read - was not disappointed.

... Last updated on October 13th, 2013, 12:01pm
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Way better   
Rating: N/A
by Sphear
September 1st, 2013, 1:32pm
Than how I initially felt the manga would be. The first few chapters were really nothing more than shoujo dump. But eventually there was an actually story to be told, and the story was honestly not bad. The heroine, wasn't very impressive - she went from a genuine tomboy to a genuine useless, crybaby heroine. All in all, I didn't really hate her, but she wasn't exactly my favorite character either.

For a romantic shoujo, with ninjas and time skips, the story was really quite nice.

... Last updated on September 1st, 2013, 1:35pm
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It gets better..and better... and even better...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by chrum
July 26th, 2013, 4:26pm
At first (about 10 or 15 chapters) i didn't think much about this story - just a typical shoujo, a lot like Dengeki Daisy, with all the cliche characters and situations you could think of.
After that, about the time when we meet Hitaki it got better. And by the 15 chapter or so i was completely hooked. The story became intriguing and very sad, and a lot of interesting characters were presented (while the main pair is too dull for me all the supporting characters are great). They have different reasons for what they do, most of the story you see through eyes of at least two of them, and i like the way the author portrayed this.
Also - the mangaka did a good job of not getting confused with all the time-skipping, and in the end everything is tied more or less together. Which - judging by how complicated the plot becomes - is something remarkable.

Not a 10, because it's not a masterpiece, but overall it's one of the best.

... Last updated on July 26th, 2013, 4:33pm
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