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Boku-tachi wa Shitte Shimatta  
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From Aka Roze Tenshi:

Kaji Kotori is a shy girl and was always bad at making new friends, especially with guys. Since the start of high school she has been made fun of by Kaji Yukito who's the center of attention of the class. Rumors are that he was a delinquent during middle school but he doesn't look like one. Here comes the life of Kotori and how she adapts to love.


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Associated Names
우리는 알게 되었다
A romantic love story
Aprender a querer
Bokutachi wa Shitte Shimatta
Bokutachi wa Shitteshimatta
Lebe deine Liebe
We Came to Know it
We Experienced the Affair
We Know It

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Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.40 by Mystic Iris (179d ago)
v.10 c.39 by Mystic Iris (190d ago)
v.10 c.38 by Mystic Iris (190d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (423 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.82 / 10.0
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November 6th 2014, 8:11pm PST

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Cheese! (Shogakukan)

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Good Progress Award   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by yongzhi93
October 24th, 2011, 10:16am
You know how some manga series can give you the 10-star impression from the beginning, but halfway through it all falls apart? Like Bleach. Well, this one's the opposite: nauseating at the start but improving rapidly by the current chapter.

The premises are very, very unbelievable - so "perfect" I can't even call them cliche. The boy likes the girl from the get-go for no real reason whatsoever other than that the plot has to flow and there has to be romance. Oh, and this love remains - if not grows - even though, as the boy himself notes, she really only mouths three syllables throughout: "ah", "oh" and "uh". (To unsuspecting readers out there: this is NOT something even remotely attractive.) If you have no stomach for unwarranted mushy behaviour from a supposed former-yankee (I bet most people would've forgotten that little detail, especially the author), then you might not want to try it at all.

But the saving grace comes in the middle, when a new character is revealed as the old one, and this new character (thankfully) has some level of complexity, history AND isn't the shoujo airhead that every other girl here seems to be. Plus, she's on the good side, and has to be converted back later on. Ibuki really is the saving grace, and she pulls everyone else up: Kotori is forced to mature, and Yukito finally plays a boyfriend role other than obsessive pervert.

This manga has potential to eventually hit even 9 on my rating scale, if it continues this winning streak and has a powerfully touching conclusion. I recommend it so long as you can tank the cheesiest shoujo cliches, else you'd better skip the first 5 chapters.

... Last updated on October 24th, 2011, 10:18am
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I Like it :)   
Rating: N/A
by MySwirl
May 21st, 2011, 12:19pm
I don't actually know why this manga touches me, but it definetely does! The female protagonist is weak and the male one is a bishie. But the art is so cute and beautiful and the story drags me into it. Why should I abandon cliché Shojo-manga if they are heart-warming? It IS similar to Kare First Love, but that doesn't mean it's not a manga you can enjoy :-)
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Rating: N/A
by black.rOses
September 13th, 2008, 5:08pm
well i just updated on reading this then i read the summary of the plot this phrase caught my eyes "Kotori, the summer I was fifteen…" so does this mean that were reading the past? .. of kotori and yukito ?
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by ez3
June 25th, 2008, 7:18am
Well, I never really did finish Kare First Love, which is why I won't compare the two mangas. I personally found Kare First Love boring, though. Instead, I quite like Bokutachi wa Shitte Shimatta. The thing with the Otome game is a nice addition. And the friend from the pictochat is cute, too. I don't exactly love this manga, but it's a good read. I'm a steady fan, I'll say.
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Misunderstandings ahead.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Yankee-chan
September 13th, 2013, 7:00am
Yes, the storyline revolves mainly around misunderstandings - and the after effects of those, like realizing, then struggling around a while, finally talking about them and apologizing. Again and again, you will get to see that cycle taking another turn and - to be honest - this is boring and gets tiring for the reader. The typical cliched Shoujo storyline surely includes those misunderstandings, but there should at least be some development (~ character growth & a correct conclusion of the story). I'm not sure, if this Manga will be able to catch my attention till the end, though it would be nice to see a work of this length (14 volumes!) to end properly.

The drawing style is okay, although it's not something new and comes mainly up with rather typical design - Adding a few contemporal items every now and then. All in all it's an okay read for those, that don't mind repetitive stories and characters, that just take their time to grow up. ... Really, take their time... Sighs.
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Cliched shouja at its WORST   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by PJ1
June 12th, 2013, 10:54pm
If you read shoujo manga... you know the deal. It's going to be filled with the typical cliches.

Some manga get it right and shoujo can be a sweet, fluffy treat for readers. However, others are simply boring, unoriginal and filled with empty, one-dimensional characters. That is what Bokutachi wa Shitte Simatta is. An overly shy, heroine who blushes at everything, and her way too cool boyfriend who she feels ridiculously insecure around spend the entire manga being depressed and suffering through a melodramatic relationship. The manga consists of a bunch of arguments and misunderstandings that occur because the heroine is just incapable of speaking up for herself. It gets to be very boring very quickly.
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Rating: N/A
by ayanechan
September 30th, 2012, 11:42pm
THIS GETS ON MY NERVES. how many times can you misunderstand a person or push someone away? God! If i were Yukito i wouldn't even bother with karin-look-a-like but then there are those moments when i truly like Kotori so it makes me sad T_T

Read if you liked Kare First love or other works by this mangaka.
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Turmoil of emotions!   
Rating: 7.8 / 10.0
by notquiteyet
July 29th, 2010, 2:15am
This manga definitely managed to keep at the edge of my seat. Once I started, I couldn't put it down! I find myself almost screaming or rooting for the characters throughout the whole thing. It started out as one of those I'm-bored-I'll-read-whatever manga, but it ended up being one of my favourites !!!! Can't wait till the next volume ... <3

... Last updated on July 29th, 2010, 2:43am
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i like chocolate   
Rating: N/A
by greenish
May 24th, 2010, 8:04am
I didn't really like from the beginning but later I changed my mind. It's really cute and I recommend itsmile
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Cute and annoying moments   
Rating: N/A
by Miyukix3
August 9th, 2013, 2:54am
The art is very well drawn and there are alot of cute moments in the manga. But I cannot help but get annoyed by both the heroine and the yukito. Things will be fine if they COMMUNICATED. I will love this manga if the author didn't ruin it with pointless 'rivals' However, the couple is still very adorable and I will recommend the manga to people who are bored and not looking for anything ground breaking smile
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