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Taken from Solaris-SVU:
Ikuru is a boy who doesn't have long to live. Growing up questioning the purpose of his life and the reason for his impending death, he's constantly confused and lonely. After learning that he doesn't have much time left, he requests that a special "girl" called a AGH-RMS (Artificial Genes Human Regenerated for Mental Support) be given to him. These people are genetically made so that they help heal and ease the mental burdens of the terminally ill. This manga is cute, sad, and ultimately a story about life, death, and humanity.


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Associated Names
愛人 (田中ユタカ)

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Latest Release(s)
v.5 c.40-43 by Solaris (3790d ago)
v.5 c.39 by Solaris (3812d ago)
v.5 c.38 by Solaris (3819d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Tankoubon - Complete)
2 Volumes (Aizouban - Complete)

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Ai-Ren by cryptic
Ai-Ren by Master_M2K


User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (504 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.11 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 13th 2015, 12:38pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Young Animal (Hakusensha)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #805 increased(+164)
Monthly Pos #1333 increased(+48)
3 Month Pos #1508 decreased(-43)
6 Month Pos #1360 decreased(-198)

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On 388 reading lists
On 787 wish lists
On 1304 completed lists
On 68 unfinished lists
On 270 custom lists

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A masterpiece   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by milque
January 27th, 2009, 10:57am
At first I was skeptical about this series, what with the 'ecchi' tag in it, but since I was strongly recommended to read it, I gave it a go. And I'm glad that I did.
Ai-ren is truly a beautiful story that explores life and death, and ultimately- love. What made this manga great is the masterful stroy-telling by Tanaka Yutaka that compels readers into laughter as well as tears, moving across a range of emotions to portray loss, destruction, hope etc...
Also, despite it being labelled as 'ecchi', the nudity and ecchi parts are rendered beautifully, and add to the general atmosphere and tone of the manga.
Bottom-line: a must read!
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Must read it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dripper
January 19th, 2009, 6:06am
Nothing more to add.
I even didn't sleep so that i can read it.
Great manga, don't miss it.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by magnolia93
January 2nd, 2009, 5:35pm
This story made me cry alot,but of sadness AND happiness.The love between the 2 main characters is really beautiful and an example of true,unconditional love.The ending was really sad but was a ending that needed to be made.There is alot of joy in this series and it can be quite peaceful sometimes.I'd highly recommend it,if you think you can take the sadness at some times.This is most definitely the best manga I've ever read so far smile

... Last updated on January 2nd, 2009, 5:36pm
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Sad, Touching, and Great manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by markdarkangel
October 15th, 2008, 6:48pm
This manga.... very sad, touching, and can really put you through a myriad of emotions for the charaters. To be honest, this is not the type of manga i'm particulary into and out of sheer will i picked it up, and i'm glad i did.

This manga seriously left a impression on me, execellent job by Tanaka-sensei.

... Last updated on March 12th, 2009, 5:23pm
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Great Story   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by RideTheWalrus
August 24th, 2008, 10:38pm
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I would have liked it better if they left the ending open for interpretation or wrote an alternate ending. I like happy endings ;( - still this is a great story
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Must get seinen   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Wolfii
June 7th, 2008, 5:16pm
Really reccommend this. Think it's awesome, the slow progress, the feel of being in it, the fact it makes you continue reading and reading and reading... and then you complete it and you cry as a small child...

I have read it as scanlation... but going to buy it, even in Jap. It's well worth it.
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Must read   
Rating: N/A
by Nomad
April 2nd, 2008, 1:44am
If you like seinen you cannot miss this.

Very sad, yet sweet romance.Who would have thought Tanaka, who mainly does ecchi/hentai was capable of such a thing, just goes to show you, don't dodge a book by its cover.

Love it, one of the best seinen.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by JJTang
January 28th, 2008, 2:26am
An incredibly happy, incredibly sad manga. A beautiful story for the ages.
Don't miss it. And make sure you have tissues.
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can't take it anymore...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by skybz
January 17th, 2008, 7:18am
If you really want to cry, just read this manga. Do not concern about the art too much as if it will get better along with your growing tear.

I never cried while reading manga before, this was my first time and you should too XP
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Cradial
December 16th, 2007, 7:41am
i never cried so much in my entire life, honestly. the bond between the protagonists is, although clouded by the death, not desperate, but free and fulfilling in a way which'is just overwhelming.

It's not drawn too well, but you get really used to it. You know what will happen to the two main characters, but in the end, you just dont even dare to think about it.

the limited paradise. 10/10!
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