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Majime na Jikan  
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Description
From Dazzling Scans:

Kazusa, a young high-school girl, is killed instantly when a car crashes into her as she was crossing the street. As a ghost, she watches her friends' reactions to her death—keeping a close eye on Miharu, the boy she was in love with before she died. However, she discovers that he was in love with another girl Okabe Ranko... but can Okabe see Kazusa's ghost when no one else can?

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Manga

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Associated Names
まじめな時間
最纯真的时间
A Serious Time

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.6-9 (end) by Dazzling Scans (319d ago)
v.1 c.4-5 by Dazzling Scans (336d ago)
v.1 c.2-3 by Dazzling Scans (396d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (143 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.12 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 7th 2013, 3:41pm PST

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Year
2011

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Serialized In (magazine)
Afternoon (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Weekly Pos #968 increased(+236)
Monthly Pos #2198 increased(+89)
3 Month Pos #3038 increased(+457)
6 Month Pos #3875 increased(+394)

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gets better as you read on   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by elalendi
May 26th, 2013, 8:25am
At first glance I thought this was gonna be one of those cliche dead-ghost stories... there are more of those out there than you'd think. Plus the art isn't very unique (I like to pay attention to the art)... but I kept reading and before I realized I was drawn in. You know why? 'cause the main character is amazingly real. I think the author captured a girl of that age very well - Kazusa's immaturity, her frustration, her confusion and her loneliness, they're all emotions I'd expect a girl in her situation to feel. The most recent chapter had me tearing up. The pace is slow but I am fine with it. I like how patiently the story builds up. Has a lot of potential, I would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes the slice-of-life genre (also it's funny, and surprisingly fits the atmosphere).

edit: finished it. Some things were wrapped up so nicely (the love interest, Kazusa's mom). This quote made me cry "Whether I die, or someone else, it might be a relief, or a tragedy, but it doesn't really matter... everyone must go at some point and in the end they must disappear." The only thing is the VERY last pages of the last chapter ended a bit abruptly. But it's still a solid, beautiful ending.

... Last updated on June 4th, 2013, 5:08pm
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A unique, one of a kind story   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by DarrisonSaber
June 4th, 2013, 1:55pm
Majime na Jikan is not like any other story out there; it is very special in its plot and that's one of the strong points of this manga. Unlike the others, this one right off the bat is not cliche and filled with all those uncreative ideas that had been exploited over and over again. No, this manga presents a different way to portray the afterlife, which if you read will be pleasantly surprised smile The characters are developed very well despite the fact that it is only 2 volumes and that is pretty short. Everyone has a unique personality and it is those personality that drives the plot to its climax and conclusion. The art is also really good; it reads like an anime, which in my opinion is pretty cool.
I dont wanna rant for too long so here is a shortlist of pros and cons:
Pros:
Unique plot, solid story
Good developed characters
Amazing art, better than most
Cons:
Ending, eh, it's alright
too short Jesus christ! need to be longer =_=
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good read, heart warming story   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kronpas
June 11th, 2013, 8:39am
Perfect ending, plot tied up nicely which is a rare thing for tragedy manga and even rarer for this tradegy genre. There is no character developement aside from the main lead (understandable since it s only 2 volumes), but I think its fine. This story will leave you with saddess, but kind of relief saddness, when you know things are all good afterwards. Not so unique art but the characters are certainly well drawn. In short, a very good read which shouldnt take much of your time.
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Gorgeous and rich story   
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by sundaetea
June 7th, 2013, 9:53pm
I just want to say that the cover for this is beautiful. It totally encapsulates the story you're about to read. The image of Kazusa floating amidst the red sunset is just so darn warming and yet it leaves you feeling a bit sad. There's something with the way the story is told that just gets you right in the gut. It's truly beautiful - I can't quite put the feeling into words. You just have to read it to feel it, and to understand it. But you'll be left with something good.
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Awesome   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by foobar
June 5th, 2013, 12:50am
OK, only 9 chapters (which means that if I hadn't started it before the scanlation ended, I'd probably never have started it - because I like long read), but one of the few mangas ever to end nearly perfectly for me.
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Very much worth it   
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by Ariaofthesong
August 10th, 2013, 9:05am
I'm not one for seinen, just because manga directed towards males tends to be immature and boring, all fights and sex and blood. Yet, I decided to give this one a try. And~I was pleasantly surprised! It was worth it.

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I actually enjoyed that it didn't follow the shoujou formula and that there was no magical fix. She stayed dead and her love was never known. I was actually happy that it focused more on her mother than the love interest. ( I also really enjoyed the fact that Ranko and the love interest didn't become a couple. Yay for Kazusa! lol)
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Likable Piece   
Rating: 7.6 / 10.0
by Fantasier
October 10th, 2013, 10:06am
Since I kept seeing this series recommended, I decided to start reading it. And... it doesn't fail to please me. It's good.

Majime na Jikan's story is a drama, but it is sort of a weak one compared to other good manga's of the same kind. That doesn't mean it's not good though; it's still touching, just lacking strong scenes. It is well told and has done a great job conveying its points. Can't say it's totally original, but it is certainly not just like others.

The characters... are not that real; there are quite a number of stories with more real characters. However, Seike Yukiko hasn't done a bad job about that.

The end is also weak and not as beautiful as it could be. Anyway, I like the concept of where one goes after being wandering ghosts; that's just...clever.

The art is great, especially the cover (I wonder why she can't do the same level of art with the cover of Byousoku 5 Centimeters). The camera angles are OK.

To sum up, Majime na Jikan is a good drama read, though not tagged with that. Recommended as a decent short story.

... Last updated on October 10th, 2013, 10:07am
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