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Ikioku - The Cooler Half  
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Description
This beautifully drawn short story by Yôko Nihonbashi, creator of G senjô Heavenís Door, introduces the silent, beautiful Yaeko Shimura, a woman who brings new meaning to the words dutiful wife and good friend.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
粋奥
Ikioku

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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
Oneshot (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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User Rating
Average: 7.4 / 10.0 (99 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.29 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 7th 2014, 4:32am PST

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Year
2004

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Ikki (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1019 increased(+268)
Monthly Pos #2409 increased(+223)
3 Month Pos #4231 increased(+382)
6 Month Pos #6717 increased(+301)

List Stats
On 31 reading lists
On 105 wish lists
On 326 completed lists
On 4 unfinished lists
On 102 custom lists

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Great one shot   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by SAimNE
April 9th, 2014, 9:02am
the only shortcoming this story has is giving you false hope of serialization at the end. when i first read this i couldnt wait for it to be serialized.... and now it's like 4 years later and all i have is disappointment x.x. it's great as a one shot, but it would have been so much better as a series.
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Such a pity this is a oneshot   
Rating: N/A
by LaoBa
October 29th, 2011, 4:36pm
This looks so promising, a fun and touching manga. I'm curious whether Yaeko can't speak or won't, but she certainly makes herself understood.. A great pity this was never serialized!
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What a misleading user rating!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by calstine
March 18th, 2011, 6:41am
Really, the protagonist is every man's dream woman! She is beautiful in both face and figure (which is uncommon enough among females in seinen manga, since they are usually have such unpleasantly buxom bodies), quiet, diligent, considerate, helpful and loving.
It has been a long time since I last came across a manga character whom I began to admire and cheer on with all my heart, but she is one of those select few.

The mangaka claims that this is simply a pilot chapter; but after more than 6 years since its publication, I can only assume that she was not granted a longer serialization. A real shame, because Ikioku lays the basic foundation for what could definitely have evolved into a lovely slice-of-life seinen work. Here's to hoping Nihonbashi Yoko continues it some day!

... Last updated on March 18th, 2011, 7:52am
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one, please...   
Rating: N/A
by Romashk
July 17th, 2010, 4:08am
I'd like to date a person like the protagonist. Usually you're not that diligent in finding out why somthn wrong. HEh...
The art is a bit like comics style, and there are few words since the protagonist is silent. - still it was fun.
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Ikioku   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Sleepy_Sheepy
January 4th, 2009, 3:17am
From the way it ended, I'm assuming that there is more of this somewhere. Any how, I really like the art style, especially the protagonist's unchanging face. It was refreshing. I also like cute couple stories, and this way, though not in the usual manner.
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Liked more than expected   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Xeronia
July 9th, 2007, 11:33am
I suppose it reflects reality, and all the things that a gentle heart has to deal with. Overall, I liked it much more than I expected.
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