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Bokura ga Ita  
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Description
From Hanashi:

The start of high school life. To the girls, that also meant the start of their love lives. For brand new first year student, Takahashi Nanami (Nana for short), it was no different... She happens to end up in the same class as the incredibly popular Yano Motoharu, who rumors say that two thirds of all the girls are guaranteed to fall in love with. But will that hold true for Nana, who says that if she had to choose between like or dislike, she'd say she dislikes him!?

Note: Won the Shogakukan Manga Award for shoujo in 2005.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
僕等がいた
我们的存在
สายใยรัก (Thai)
우리들이 있었다
C'était nous (French)
Here We Are (Indonesia)
Olipa kerran me
Tình Yêu Học Trò
We Were There

Groups Scanlating
Bebexiu©Shoujo
Hanashi
Iridescent Scans
JShojo
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Latest Release(s)
c.70 (end) by bxsmanga (2064d ago)
v.16 c.69 by bxsmanga (2128d ago)
c.68 by bxsmanga (2196d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
16 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 8, Chap 31

User Reviews
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Forum
11 topics, 52 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (782 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.13 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 8th 2016, 11:01pm PST


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Year
2002

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Betsucomi (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (16 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #560 increased(+171)
Monthly Pos #918 increased(+204)
3 Month Pos #1388 increased(+68)
6 Month Pos #1492 increased(+77)

List Stats
On 1520 reading lists
On 1243 wish lists
On 1302 completed lists
On 219 unfinished lists
On 468 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Bokura ga Ita to End in Japan 1888 days, 0 hours, 8 minutes ago
Thoughts on the ending? (spoilers) 1992 days, 1 hours, 1 minutes ago
Chapter 70 2063 days, 22 hours, 3 minutes ago
Bokura ga Ita Manga to End in 2012 2228 days, 5 hours, 21 minutes ago
Bokura ga Ita Gets Live-Action Film 2443 days, 9 hours, 39 minutes ago

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70 tear-jerker chapters   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Aimet
May 23rd, 2012, 11:51am
The difference between a Josei and a Shojo manga is the seriousness of its contents. Bokura ga Ita, a tragic and obscure story of betrayal, manipulation, loneliness, hate, guilt, death, pain, existentialism and idealistic love, is in the borderline between those two genres.

The first chapters are there to show you why love is beautiful, magical, special and heart-warming... the later ones to teach you why, in reality, it is not always so. The brutal helplessness, desperation, frustration and even depression the characters go through is so realistically based that you can easily relate to some of it, making you feel their anguish to the brink of tears – and, one of this story’s most outstanding characteristics, is that not always if you fight for something with all your might, you will get it.

Plot: 10/10
The plot by itself is very well thought, interesting and easy to follow, with a deep search of the meaning of one’s existence and that every action we take, every decision we make, for the better or worse, is an important lesson…

Characters: 9.5/10
For a Shojo manga, in which is more likely to find strong willed, happy characters, it was refreshing to see only three of this type (Nanami, Takeuchi and Akiko), the others having a dark, messed up side that most people have in real life… Though some of them lacked any common sense at all to the point it was frustrating seeing them make a decision.

Art: 9.5/10
The art in a manga is not really that important if the story is good… though a MUST feature it has to have, is that it could easily convey every feeling the character is having. Though at very few times the art was so poor one couldn’t exactly tell what was happening… This requirement was INCREDIBLY WELL fulfilled.

So, despite having such a heavy emotional load that will make you cry most of the series, I highly recommend this story.

... Last updated on May 23rd, 2012, 1:57pm
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I WANNA READ IT ONE MORE TIME T.T   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by MaNaRi
May 5th, 2012, 4:54am
the best realistic-love story i have ever red.. loved the plot.. enjoyed reading it.. felt like i was living the story.. completely captivated me.. watched the anime twice.. i think i'll read it again to relive the mixture of emotions all over again..

two thumps up
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Betrayal at its best, or is it not?   
Rating: N/A
by HeheSmile
May 3rd, 2012, 2:08am
Just a heads up, I watched the anime and then continued from there.
At first, I thought "the description makes it seem so cliche".
This is quite a good slice of life manga, as for tragedy.. meeeh it is not bad.
I am glad I ended up reading the manga/watching the anime. The lead can be quite annoying at first but hey, it is slice of life. I cannot complain. This manga expresses many problems that occur in real life. Some mangas have such a unrealistic plot for a slice of life, this is something you can relate to. It makes you think are there really people out there with the same problem? Instead of 'Wow, this is so unbelievable'. I am not saying it happens all the time but it can happen.
Every relationship has obstacles; relationships take a lot of effort. Honestly, this quote can relate to this manga a lot.
"When you accept somebody you accept their past too. Don't hold it against them later."
The past is very important in this manga; they have problems accepting what happened in the past so they can move ahead, but hey, it is like that for most relationships. People can change you know? The lead tries to forget about their past, but it is hard. Just like real life, you cannot just ignore the past but you can try.
All the way through, I never thought 'Isn't that a bit overboard?' you can understand everything, you can relate to it. When you are in love stuff like this can happen, some people can be more loyal than others.
I swear if I continue, it will end up in spoilers so... yeah! I believe it was worth reading.
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A Beautiful Memory that won't fade away with the time :3   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by bibisuki
April 24th, 2012, 2:43pm
The manga really surprised me (even though a friend told me the end beforehand: BIG TIME SPOILER). I think that's why I didn't feel extremely ansious and mad, while reading it.

I would like to cry at the end, because that way I feel this memory will remanin engraved in my heart, is like your heart blend as one with the story because you truly understood the feelings that were conveyed, they entered and will remain engraved inside your heart as a beautiful memory. If the 2 Live Action Movies (after been released) when I watch them, they are able to convwy those heart warming feelings and make me cry, I will proudly say that knowing this whole series (anime, manga and the 2 live action movies) turn into the most beautiful memory ^^

I WAS THERE *-* reading it, feeling it and loving it X3

... Last updated on April 24th, 2012, 2:50pm
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Beautiful   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by tingster7
March 26th, 2012, 7:10pm
Wow...I can't say how much I love this manga. At first, I read it because I saw a preview of it in a shoujo beat preview book which they used to have...but anyways, I didn't particularly love the art or the story when I read the first chapter, but I'm sure glad I decided to continue it. It started out really light-hearted and cute, and I instantly loved the characters--Nanami, Yano, and Takeuchi. They were all very loveable in their own ways. And I kept reading, because everything about the story/characters seemed very realistic to me, even though at times the plot went by really slow that it killed me. But it's a slice-of-life, and things do/can progress slowly in real life, and I think that's what makes me love this manga so much. There were also many beautifully drawn/written scenes that tugged at my emotions. The mangaka is very skillful at that...sometimes I would cry just because the scene was so simply drawn, yet it was so calm and beautiful, and even if there were only words, the words meant a lot. Like UsoSora said, it makes me feel serene. I don't know how to describe all the feelings I've felt reading this manga, but I definitely cried a lot, and it did hurt to read it at times. Also, this manga does make me think a lot, like the last few pages of the last chapter. Because the manga started when they were 15 and ended when they were 25, it made me think how much times passes.

Well all in all, this is also one of my favorite manga because it had so much depth and so much emotions in it that made it realistic and relatable. By the way, the ending was beautifully written, and I definitely recommend it to those who enjoy stories that are realistic and not some cliched and cheesy story with no depth.

... Last updated on October 3rd, 2013, 9:01pm
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Im serene now   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by UsoSora
March 26th, 2012, 1:28pm
I cried my heart out, it ended beautifully. It was worth waiting patiently all this time. One of my favourite manga pieces I've read so far and I believe that it will stay dear to me even after some time passes by. Really beautiful story.
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I like it but...   
Rating: N/A
by jeffreymgibson
January 23rd, 2012, 8:49am
I do like this manga, it's been fairly entertaining, however, if it was a bit more realistic, then I don't think there is any justification for many of Yano's actions except for the sake of adding some unrealistic drama to the story. Also, if you really think about it, could they ever really be happy after being apart so long? I mean, one or the other would always be fearful of the other just disappearing for no reason. Also, after 5 or 6 years, I think she would of moved on and not be waiting anymore.
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I wanna be there   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by born2shop
December 21st, 2011, 9:47pm
So in the beginning I thought this manga was boring. But then it quickly picked up and I started to get excited. My sentiments are just about the same as everyone's. Sometimes I love it and sometimes I get so mad I don't want to read anymore. But I just have to find out what the ending will be and who she'll end up with. (I so want her to be with Yano...Sorry Takeuchi...)

I swear if Yuri end up it the picture i just might pull my hair out. And why the hell is that damn Akiko apart of this.Ugh!! Pisses me off.

update: after chapter 45 I completely lost it. WHY?

This story was so beautiful. One of my all time faves. I swear my heart almost broke with that accident. I'm so glad that things finally looked up. Obata sensei did a really beautiful job. Recommend to all.

... Last updated on March 27th, 2012, 9:22pm
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Amazing.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by dendenchan
December 12th, 2011, 9:55pm
EDIT - Okay, done the entire series now.
Ch70 almost made me cry. It really is the end! ;w;

BgI is beautiful, art, story, romance.
I'll take 1 mark off because I disliked the long wait. I think some parts could have been shortened. Yes, 70 chapters is a lot. I don't think I will re-read this since there's too much sadness in the middle of it.

Reminding someone to upload ch 21 to ch 32 I believe. Come on~ I dare anyone to just scan english volumes! xD

I. Would. Like. To. See. An. Epilogue. smile

... Last updated on March 31st, 2012, 7:59pm
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Still a must read   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by loveiszero
November 19th, 2011, 7:35am
I have such a love hate relationship with this manga. When a manga is capable of tugging at your heart this much, it is great. However at time, I feel like it could be too painful to handle. The joy, love and pain the characters went through are realistically relatable, which is why it hurts reading this at time. I'd still strongly recommend it. At least this manga is ending soon, so it won't be as torturous waiting to for the end.
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