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Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan  
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From Psycho Pandas:

"I have something I don't want to loseó
So much so that these terrible feelings have grown."

A pianist who attempted suicide 3 times, Juri, is taken to help her aunt at a prison where murderers who killed indiscriminately are sentenced to death. There, she meets a man named Yuu who took the lives of 3 people. A mother's antagonism--a brother's death... Together they embrace the violent rebellion in their hearts caused by the large, deep scars they carry. However, before long, they both embrace an earnest hope in their hearts. "I want to live..."

An adaptation of a novel by South Korea's most popular female novelist, Gong Ji-Young.


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Associated Names
Наши счастливые часы
우리들의 행복한 시간
Maundy Thursday [film title]
Our Happy Hours
Watashi-tachi no Shiawase na Jikan

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.8 (end) by Storm in Heaven & Psycho Pandas (1891d ago)
v.1 c.7 by Psycho Pandas & Storm in Heaven (1944d ago)
v.1 c.6 by Psycho Pandas & Storm in Heaven (1975d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 9.2 / 10.0 (1634 votes)
Bayesian Average: 9.15 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 23rd 2014, 9:11pm PST



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Everyone should read this.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by joyfullyme16
June 27th, 2012, 11:35pm
I hate to cry but for this story it was so worth it. I hate sad things and tend to avoid them like the plague so obviously i avoided this story for a long time. Too long. I dont know what posessed me to read this but i am very glad i did even though i am in tears as i write this. I hate sad/bittersweat endings more than anyone i know but i still recomend this story for everyone and anyone. If you knew me that would tell you just how amazing this is. All i am going to say is read it and have some tissues ready because you will need them.
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Utterly Magnificent   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by nezushi
June 25th, 2012, 6:30pm
Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan was the most meaningful, heart wrenching, and most tragic manga i have ever read. The author has such great talent that my eyes simply could not hold back the tears, I genuinely felt for each and every character. This story was absolutely amazing and everything flowed together smoothly.

It shows you the true meaning in life and there is just not enough words to explain this masterpiece.
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Captured it beautifully   
Rating: N/A
by Leafy
June 20th, 2012, 1:03am
This is my first manga by Sahara Mizu/Sumomo Yumeko and I have to say I'm glad I gave this one a chance. Although she only illustrated the story she completely sold it for me. The whole ambience and nature of the characters are captured beautifully by her- the author definitely chose the right person for this manga. I love how Juri and Yuu's relationship was portrayed through subtlety rather than the traditional route. The love is there, and it is sincere.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by crownprince
June 15th, 2012, 10:50pm
that was heart wrenching. two people who wants to die and see living something agonizing.a prisoner who is sentenced to death teach someone who tried to kill herself so many times. they fine console with each other.
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The feelings hidden inside my heart   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Ariaofthesong
June 3rd, 2012, 2:30am
It was painful... Not because of the artwork or anything the author did, but because the feelings that are conveyed are so strong and so similar to how I've felt since I was a child.
Simply put- Life is never good. We may have moments where we are happy but in reality the feelings of hopelessness and sorrow are always ever present. Both main characters try to kill themselves for equally valid reasons, but after meeting each other they find that even though living is harder, it is worth it. The bittersweetness at the end is like a sour candy. It burns and it stings at your wounds but you cant help but wanting more and more, never becoming satisfied.
I usually am not a fan of such sad stories, but this one... It made both my physical and mental scars twinge with pain. I was reminded of the slight chance of sunshine that can be give and taken away at anytime.I was reminded that I am alive.
To want to die is this painful emotion, and unless you've tried to kill yourself you wont know the true feeling. The story perfectly conveys the hope that can rise from those feelings and for that it is an amazing manga.
It is sad, bittersweet, but also hope. I suggest that if you feel like killing your self you should read it.
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Isn't Easy   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sundaetea
May 23rd, 2012, 6:39pm
This isn't an easy read.

This story is something that all humans know: people are good and bad. But the way it is delivered is oh so bewitching. It's touching, poignant, (every other adjective) - simply one of the best one shots I've read. It made me cry so much, tears of joy and sadness.

I think everyone will in some way relate to the characters because we've all been lonely and sad at one point or another in our life.
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I cried a fountain   
Rating: 9.3 / 10.0
by ChildofSecrets
May 16th, 2012, 8:26pm
I think I needed this.
For a while I've been looking for a series or anything that could really move me. And not just something sad, but something that could give me a different perspective of life and to uplift myself from negative thoughts (meaning that I cried so much it relieved me of depression..?). This series did just that. Everything was so simple (in terms of story-telling) but the amazing part about that was it still touched me while sympathizing with the characters. It makes you look at those that have been at bottom of hell but still have been dragged back to live out there lives in reflection. It's obvious how the story ends (sadly) but I still thought it was great and enjoyable no doubt.
It felt very "slice of life"-ish

Also the romance was very light, but sweet.

Small Cons:
(reasoning it only gets a 9.5) I felt it evoked human emotion well but did not portray much else in terms of character. Due to shortness (and I suppose the main focus), it didn't bring out much personality in both of the mains. Rather, it only showed their changing emotions and sorrowful attitudes as a plot/thematic enhancer. Still, it did said justice.

... Last updated on May 18th, 2012, 8:23pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ko-miko
April 21st, 2012, 12:07pm
That was a truly beautiful work of art. Both the story and the characters felt real, and in the end it was a bitter sweet feeling. Thats the first time I've cried from a manga in a very very long time.
Read this
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Left Me Speechless   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mashimaro12345
April 21st, 2012, 4:14am
This is the BEST manga I have ever read. The art is good, unlike the cover(which turned me off initially from reading this). The story started off slow, and in a depressing manner, but as it progressed, everything turned better and soon, you would be cheering for the main character and hoping that the worst would not come for Yuu, although you knew it would anyway. Then, the crying would start and the ending was splendid in every way. I'm really glad that Juri forgave her mother in the end, and how her mother showed the tiniest bit of emotion when Juri forgave her, showing how the mother actually cared for Juri and is why she was not such a bad person after all. And Juri could finally find a will to live life to the fullest despite everything she had gone through.

... Last updated on September 23rd, 2012, 2:00am
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Loved it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by shinbei42
March 18th, 2012, 5:07am
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Don't let the murder scenes at the beginning intimidate you (as it did me).
This is definitely one of those manga which I regretted delaying reading. The ending was beautiful and realistic. For those who've contemplated suicide before, I think this could help change your mind. Both characters lives are tragic (guy's is worse than girl's for me), both have contemplated suicide but incredibly it made me think "If you can't find a reason to live for yourself, live for others." Thinking that the guy's life may be the life of some other kid in real life makes my heart ache and makes me feel foolish for giving up. The role the girl
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and her aunt
plays in the guy's life inspires me to be more useful. I loved how the guy observes not just sees things like most people do. The girl was suicidal and yet... Anyways, check it out! (It's only one volume :3)

... Last updated on March 18th, 2012, 5:10am
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