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After three unfulfilling years of high school, Imamura Kinichirou was finally graduating. Because of his delinquent-esque looks, he was feared by his classmates, has made no friends, and his greatest regret was not joining the ouendan (cheer club), which was now disbanded. After an accident on the day of his graduation, he and classmate Fujieda Aki are transported three years back in time, freshman again in body but with high-school memories intact. Can Imamura fix the mistakes of his past? Can he re-do his high school years in the way that he's always wanted? Again!! The universe suddenly shouts.

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Associated Names
Ещё разок!
アゲイン!!
어게인
Again!! 重来一次
Agein!!

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11 Volumes (Ongoing)

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Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (376 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.55 / 10.0
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Pretty boring   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by MatrixM
October 1st, 2013, 2:22pm
I was looking forward to reading something about time travel to remove regrets and the like but that's not what this is about.
It's about one of those japanese cheer clubs. kinda hard to make something like that interesting.
They don't really address his regrets, his foreknowledge of events isn't important either (mostly because he has no foreknowledge as he just went through the motions of everyday life). I gave this to chapter 43, I think...boring.
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Awesome   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by tallrice
September 23rd, 2013, 1:02am
Again!! has been an amazing and rereshing read, right from the beginning. I strongly recommend giving it a try, particularly if you're looking for something creative, a bit wacky and mixed with very strong character creation and a versatile, ever changing plot with time travel questions thrown in.

Particularly in recent chapters, Kubo-sensei has gone with a twisted plot approach that really embodies her style and has a very nice effect, in my opinion. Even in earlier volumes, it was hard to predict where she was going, some, like volume 3 getting a bit boring and others like volume 4 seeming to hit so many different ideas and not close all of them off. This style, however, makes for a fairly realistic storyline, if a sometimes difficult one to follow.

In other words, Again!! isnít a standard plot progression and even the characters donít follow a steady development pattern. The characters arenít even constant: for much of volume 1 and 2, Aki was as important a character as Imamura, in volume 4, Hiro was suddenly introduced and became important, then disappeared, in volume 7 the character relations all get jumbled up and, if you look at the cover of volume 8, you will see that another, brand-new character suddenly becomes an important face.

If you look at Kuboís other series though, they have a similar feeling Ė Kubo doesnít like conclusions, she writes her stories to start new issues, introduce more characters and ideas and sometimes she closes them off, sometimes she just moves on. You could argue itís terrible story telling technique, or, if you get too invested in a particular aspect of the story, you might think it's filler or milking the plot but it's probably just Kubo-sensei's quirk and enthusiasm to throw her characters off in different directions, which, if you can appreciate it, always keeps her series fresh and pretty realistic (since I find that real life rarely has neat conclusions either)

So the one word of warning would be that you can't go into this series expecting a neat conclusion after a linear plot progression. You're in this for new things and often dropping old arcs without any warning!
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Some good stuff, eventually crushed by filler   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by AquarianDemocrat
September 18th, 2013, 6:17am
Around chapter 30 I thought this was one of the best manga I'd ever read. By chapter 67 (last translated chapter) I decided to drop the series.

This doesn't actually need any time travel in it. It could have just been about a freshman recruited into a cheering club, because that's what's good about this manga. The person below me is right, this manga has everything a shounen should have; huge cast, passion for club activities, friendship, living life without regrets! When this manga was about THAT stuff it was amazing.

Unfortunately around chapter 50~ this manga starts to go off the rails with lots of filler and the characters even not behaving like themselves. First of all, everything important and related to the club and the plot is put on the backburner. Instead, we get lazy filler about a stupid love triangle and some time travel stuff.

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Reo (the girl who's originally from the cheerleaders confesses to Imamura, Imamura for some reason goes completely out of character from the tough guy who decided to live his life to the fullest and becomes and indecisive loser. He clearly likes Danchou, but becomes sort of indecisive and basically starts toying with Reo (the kiss was completely OOC and inappropriate, I lost a lost of respect for the manga and Imamura when that scene happened.) If he behaved anything like he did the rest of the series he would have just turned her down.

Also, basically another guy comes back from the future and starts trying to use it to his personal advantage. He then has sort of drawn Imamura into doing it with him. It felt really OOC for Imamura who's always been a good guy. To top it off, all of this is obvious filler that's keeping us away from the plot involving the club. Whoever said the mangaka is milking the story is right, and it's really suffering because of that. Maybe it will get better but I can't bare to stick around to find out, the last 10~ chapters were really that bad.


... Last updated on September 18th, 2013, 6:20am
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Endearing Picture of YOUTH   
Rating: 9.7 / 10.0
by marunero
August 15th, 2013, 7:07am
Wrong gender but when I first read this manga, I was just blown away by the number of interesting characters and art, and the spirit that everyone had. I felt like, wow, this is what a shounen manga should be, friendship, club, and excitement, it's all there, and for once I'm not sarcastic. It may not be the best of Shounen Magazine, best it is so unique. (and the gags are actually funny) I'd much prefer reading this to reading Fairy ****. Maybe because it's a manga about revisiting one's high school years and overcoming regrets that appeals to me, younger kids in the midst of high school just don't understand. I swear, it's a college student thing. The only thing that bothers me just a little is how much Usami-senpai looks like a boy sometimes, but I really like the characters because they feel like real people as opposed to mere characters in a manga. I can empathize with the main character, and if you can't do that, this series isn't going to be as fun for you because you'll just be waiting for more time leap and cliche stuff. You can just watch The Girl Who Leapt Through Time for that, sheez.
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It had some potential...   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by momimomi
July 24th, 2013, 2:01pm
But all was lost when the mangaka chose to milk the story.

I'm grateful to this manga for introducing me to the Japanese style cheering. This thing feels like it came straight from Imperial Japan times. Anyway, just watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqk_YDZWRKU Who won't do a kamikaze attack after being cheered like that? biggrin

I won't comment on the plot since it wasn't my cup of tea for the most part. I just want to say one thing: this manga should have ended in volume 7. The new ark that started there is nothing more than a way to make money from a popular story. I feel exactly like the girl in the last meaningful chapter, "I'm disappointed." Does the author want to make another Haruhi style SOS-dan? Meh.

At least the artwork is nice.
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Excellent   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by jfaerr
July 11th, 2013, 11:06am
Just to clarify, this is not a story about cheerleaders or the protagonist becoming a male cheerleader.

The Cheer club is something more like a coordinated group that works along side the band and cheerleading team, but focuses more on rallying and directing the crowd in their cheers. For example, think of the cheering team comprised of diehard fans that follow the soccer club from game to game the manga series "Giant Killing".

The story is really interesting, and whille "Again" has been catagorized as shounen, it has the maturity and depth to also be classified as seinen in my opinion. The characters and their realism also really make this manga shine. The artwork is also quite good.

I look forward to more releases, and I hope this series continues on well past the 10 volume mark.

... Last updated on July 11th, 2013, 11:12am
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hehe   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by shmigelpuf
May 17th, 2013, 7:55pm
I can say that i can relate myself to this manga. . there was a time that i wish i could relive a bit of my collage years cause i was unable to get the girl of my dreams. . she was a perfect 10. . She was beautiful, smart, and had a lot of suitors. . @_@ and due to my lack of action i was friendzoned to my dismay. .I wished i could just go back to that point and do something to change the past. . The manga showed a bit of realism in itself that depicts how one can change the things he wished he was able to at that point in time. . The characters have depth and shows their own personality. . Its a good and fun read that anyone can enjoy. .

Ps. . In the end i wouldn't change what happened in the past. . Even if some of my decisions were bad, stupid, and down right regretful. . cause you know what? Everything happens for a reason. . after collage we met again and i finally got her to say those three words that all men want to hear from a beautiful girl. . <3 Yup. . I'm one lucky guy. . =)

... Last updated on June 17th, 2013, 4:13pm
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Human   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by jaxd_0
April 25th, 2013, 3:36pm
The MC is very human and very tangible (up to a point ofc) and I found myself identified with him. The mangaka depicts emotions very well and expresses how fickle and proud people can be. You get to root for the characters in such a way that it even inspires raging sometimes haha

This manga will make you feel that at the end of every chapter there's a hideous cliffhanger waiting (I count the pages before reading so I don't get my hopes up too much). I'm hopelessly waiting this gets an avalanche of releases of 4+ volumes in the span of 2 days like claymore once had. One manga I would definitely finish and reread. smile

update: Right now is, as the latest review stated, boring. But it could be just the arc (chap.~78). Still have high hopes for this series with 3 vols still unscanlated and all.

... Last updated on March 19th, 2014, 4:06pm
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Real Potential   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by duderus
April 12th, 2013, 11:19pm
This manga is really interesting, the first chapter stopped me the first try i tried reading this. But i hadn't read the whole chapter in the first place. I got fairly interested in this manga after the first chapter and then was immediately hooked after the first couple chapters and read start to the latest chapter. I hope to see more chapters in the future smile
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Great plot   
Rating: N/A
by emkat
April 7th, 2013, 2:08pm
I am a big fan of time slip manga and this one is really good. It actually focuses a lot on cheerleading and it's a bit different from other time slip manga in that manner. The biggest problem I have is that the time slip becomes less relevant to the plot as time goes on, but it still adds something fresh to the situation.
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