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Hajimari no Niina  
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From Shoujo Crusade:

10-year old Niina is special. This is because she has the memories of her past life as a girl named Chitose still intact. Among these memories is a promise with Chitose's boyfriend which Niina then decides to try and fulfill. But can she really?

Includes the following one-shots:
Koi Baka. (volume 1)
Toda is a really smart girl but has no passion for anything. She admires idiots who are passionate, especially her classmate, Iijima.

*Note: The series is not fully scanlated. The main story is done, but the two side stories are NOT scanlated in volume 4.


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Associated Names
La nouvelle vie de Niina (French)
Niina’s First Love Story

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Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.17-19 by Shoujo Crusade (470d ago)
v.4 c.16 by Shoujo Crusade (541d ago)
v.3 c.14-15 by Shoujo Crusade (632d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (398 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.63 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 5th 2015, 5:54am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

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Weekly Pos #702 increased(+115)
Monthly Pos #916 increased(+40)
3 Month Pos #919 decreased(-2)
6 Month Pos #921 decreased(-40)

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On 582 wish lists
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Orulyon
April 21st, 2012, 9:14am
probably the best shoujo ive read since fruits basket. I was looking for something pure like this for years, and this author has the ability of making me cry, love her works, and Hajimari no Niina is the best~
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by KittyTeea
January 24th, 2012, 10:58am
Too bad the rating only goes up to 10, because it's worth so much more. The art is lovely, the story is beautifully told and the characters are endearing, I don't know how it could get any better.

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As for the ending, some people criticized that they would have preferred Atsurou to discover that Niina is actually Chitose, which actually pretty much happened, though only hinted. But I rather he doesn't figure, because this way he can actually fall for Niina, not Chitose's ghost. Niina remembered her past as Chitose at age 10, up until then she lived a completely different life, and even after she remembered she still had her own experiences, so by no means she is Chitose. What I want to say is that Niina deserves love for what she is now, not for a remeberance.
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Every Page is precious   
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by Hexogen
December 29th, 2011, 1:34pm
Loved that one, although i was hoping for him to really realize who she was, or an open way of announcing it. But all i can say is: read that goddamn omake, those last pages wont disappoint you bigrazz
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by [][][]
December 4th, 2011, 12:36pm
It's supposed to end, but it said ongoing there. Ill just assumed it has ended since that's what my eyes say.
1 words. Amazing.
1 word. Heartbreaking.
1 word. Touching.
For those worried about lolicon part, it will not be a lolicon story.
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Love it :)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by idealistical
October 30th, 2011, 11:26am
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From what I've read so far, this manga seems incredibly sweet; it really tugs at your heartstrings, because it revolves around the pain of lost love, of unrequited love. There's a large age gap (15 years), and the main girl character is quite young (10 years old), but given the circumstances, I think it's perfectly ok. I wouldn't describe it as "loli" at all, because it seems like this series will focus less on the "romance" of love, and more on the kindness and faithfulness of true love. Love that never disappears even when one person dies and the other is left behind. I doubt that this will be the kind of manga where they kiss, hold hands, etc. Maybe there will be a "10 years later" where they finally end up together again (that would be lovely). But I think the series will be so much more about healing the pain of their separation, more about learning to move on and seeing happiness in life again. The art is also really nice^^ Maybe it seems like I'm making too much of a shoujo manga, but it really touched me <3 - I definitely recommend it.

... Last updated on October 31st, 2011, 2:09pm
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by pinboo
August 14th, 2011, 2:07am
I've just read the first chapter and it's really good!
The mangaka is able to dig the emotion and the artwork is nice to look at too.

I think this is an honest, sweet, worth reading shoujo manga
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