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From Tokyopop: Keidai Saeki is a high school student who remembers his past life in Pompeii, living as the Italian warrior Sirix... His friends around him are all also reincarnated - although they don't quite remember things the way he does. Keidai's wife from the past? He's now a middle school boy - while his best male friend is now a cute girl?! Throw in a case of love at first sight, and you have a new look at romance - manga-style!
エヌジーライフ Enuji Raifu NG Raifu NGライフ NG人生 No Good Life
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That was so heartwarming.
This story was about a man who had a beautiful and precious past life, and a woman that he truly loved. In fact, he truly loved everyone. Now, he's living his life, still remaining true to his past, and honouring it. There is absolutely no doubt that he loved everyone from this past life, and it is truly beautiful
Beautiful in every sense of the word. The poetry of every line of dialogue was beautiful. The story and its deep effects on the main character's beliefs were beautiful. The love shared between any characters was beautiful. Even the art itself was absolutely astounding. The sheer emotion that was expressed in all of their facial expressions was breathtaking.
I highly recommend this manga. The summary makes it look like a comedy/romance, but it's more part drama, part psychological in a way, and quite a bit romance. It is absolutely beautiful. I am so glad I read it. I haven't found a perfect 10 manga in so long. :')
Picked it by coincidence at the library and it hooked me instantly. Saeki/Sirix never fails to put a smile on my face with all his gags and antics, all the characters are beautifully designed and all have their own backstories. They arn't there for the sake of being there. It didn't feel rushed at all and I felt everything came together when I read the final volume. Give it a shot, its an awesome series!
Loved it, but...
It was definitely good, but the whole concept of reincarnation, and me believing in soul mates tested my beliefs about it a little. In the end, the final couple was not to my liking, but it was hard to rate it low because of that, since overall it was good. I just kind of ignored how it ended, since it was the most I could do. The characters are all very interesting to watch, and it had me laughing a lot, so I really enjoyed it.
it had an interesting plot... but...
the first few chapters that I've read was too slow. I'll read on for some more and see if it changes... but it's more likely that i'd drop this out of boredom
i am probably weird..
ahh... i can't put my finger on but i find this manga super entertaining. it's sweet, cute, really funny and drawn really well. this is one of those manga's which everything is sorted out in the end, no lose ends at all. now that i think about it, i don't know why i keep passing this manga since i found it quite to my liking. lol. well, lastly my favorite character is Loleus/Mii. i really love her/his attitude in both he/his past life and the present. she/he's really an interesting character.
Decent read but not Impressed
The manga is really funny, very well drawn and I appreciate this authors story telling ability. I got caught in the very beginning but my interest started to quickly fade after the first volume. Seemed long and became uninteresting and I was forcing myself to read further. The humor, while great (I found myself literately laughing out loud at some things.) wasn't enough to keep my interest. The ending was very good though but the entire manga hardly seemed worth all the volumes you have to read to get to the good stuff.
I think my expectations were entirely to high because a lot of the reviews I read were something along the lines of "insanely brilliant" and "the best thing I've ever read". Hardly the case (for me anyway).
Recommended to all shoujo-fans.
Love it. I wonder why I didn't pick this up earlier. I really got teary towards the end when they were going in full detail of the past life. For some reason, I felt there were filler moments at times, but other than that, recommended to all shoujo fans.
And BL fans, don't get your hopes up (like me, lol).
It was so awesome, I had to rush here and write a review.
I think this must have been one of the best mangas I've read in a long, long time. The art is beautiful, although not amazing, but it is the story that really captures you. From beginning to end, everything flows together, everything makes sense, and everything is sweet, sad, touching, tragic and wonderful. You find yourself thinking back on early scenes, going "Oh.. so that's why!" and "Now I understand this better."
Keidai is a bit of a spaz, but he gets better, and he's never so dumb he's annoying. In fact, if he didn't have the personality he does, he'd be a bit of a Mary Sue xD And after a while, you begin to know the characters so well you can think like them. NG Life had all the cliches - the evil school teacher, the best childhood friend, the love rival, the love rival for the other person - and it took all of them and turned each character into someone you'd love, root for and enjoy reading about. For a manga where every character has two different names, it was remarkably easy to keep the cast straight.
And that's not even to mention all the ROFL moments scattered liberally around. The mangaka has a great sense of humour to add to her amazing storytelling skills. Plus the aww/kiss scenes were so awwww, you can't help but reread them a few times, just to get your bandwidth's worth.
To sum it up, it was amazing. Read it. I think I might have cried. It certainly took me all the way from laughter to happiness to tears.
... Last updated on July 4th, 2011, 2:06pm
Can't get it out of my system
Normally, I'm able to close a good book or finish a good manga, cherish the experience for a moment, and move on, starting another one. Not NG Life. I'm still caught up in the emotions. So I'm trying to get them out by writing this review.
Actually, it reminded of Fruits Basket in a way, though a good bit lighter. Both have lots of funny moments (thought NG is more lol than FB) but they also have deep emotions that really affect the reader. I'm not often moved to physical expression by manga or books, but in FB, and here, especially at the end, I'll admit that I teared up.
I thought the mangaka paced it well, developing the story, bringing in new characters and showing us glimpses of the past. The protagonist is absolutely amazing. Such an interesting, animated, alive character. Unique, a rare thing in manga. His panic attacks are hilarious, but he also has some moments where he was extremely cool--those kiss scenes for one The other characters were developed well too. The story was still fairly Saeki-centric, but I feel that the mangaka spent enough time on the other character's stories to make those characters real, with their own lives and feelings rather than being completely subordinate to the protagonist.
Anyway, my opinion? If you don't read this, you'll miss out.
Blew me away!
This manga was insanely brilliant. It had an amazing plot, romance with a twist of comedy, captivating characters, beautiful art and most of all, it was perfectly well sequenced. It didn't have any cliff hangers and everything was sorted out in the end. Every question gets answered, every scene becomes perfectly clear. I highly recommend this manga because it will keep you glued and seriously addicted. NG Life was unique and truly unforgettable. Oh, and the ending was perfect.