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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 (1704d ago)
v.1 c.7 by Psycho Pandas & Storm in Heaven (1757d ago)
v.1 c.6 by Psycho Pandas & Storm in Heaven (1788d ago)
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1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 9.2 / 10.0 (1515 votes)
Bayesian Average: 9.15 / 10.0
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February 14th 2014, 5:44pm PST



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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
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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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Very sad story but still READ IT   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by bull3thole
February 8th, 2012, 8:58pm
You what will happen at the end of the story but still read it. I dislike sad endings in mangas' too but don't let it discourage you to not read it. The plot is really great and different from other mangas'.
The ending made me cry and I am a guy too.

Overall read this manga because its just that great even with sad endings. I rarely if ever rate mangas with 10s so it shows that it is special.

... Last updated on February 8th, 2012, 9:03pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by UsoSora
February 8th, 2012, 4:37pm
This manga, based on a novel, with a small difference, it won't let you feel warm in the won't let you make a wide smile due to a happy ending, it won't make you understand and be slightly wiser than you were before reading it, it won't make you feel bad you're here, but it will make you look up to the window and search for that feeble snow, falling gently, (it will make you silently listen to that steady rain, it will make you remember the thistle) will make you remember that life and love should never be understated, never!

... Last updated on February 8th, 2012, 5:37pm
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a beautiful tragedy.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by aominedaiki
January 21st, 2012, 10:05am
this is one of the most beautiful mangas i`ve ever read. it has honestly made me think a lot, about life, about living. i`ve thought about suicide before on many occasions, and i`ve attempted to commit the act twice because i just didn`t want to live in pain for another day, but this made me think, if i did, how would my family feel if they found me, hanging from the ceiling of my room, or with a bloody wrist. how would my family live, would they lose their smile because of me? i am also a victim of sexual harassment. my dad, when i was younger, would strip me of my clothing, and run his manhood in areas he should never have access to, but it happened anyway. i was only seven then, i did not understand anything. when i was older, and mature enough to understand what he did, i felt disgusted in myself, that i let him do that to me. that, and all the abuse and peer pressure that i had surrounding me, was the reason why i first tried to take my life. i ate a full pack of those silica gel packets that you find in your shoebox. nothing happened to me, of course. but i was only about 11 then, and i was already thinking so negatively. i don`t what would have happened if they were toxic, and i died then. i don`t want to think about it much either. but anyways, i totally recommend this, it`s a beautiful tragedy. just remember to have a tissue box with you, or else your sleeves would be completely soaked, like mine was during the first half of the manga.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by KakeranoTsuki
January 17th, 2012, 11:57pm
I nearly cried, which has only happened a handful of times in the ~7 years I've been reading manga.

The story itself is very cliche and predictable, and the morals were ones that have been used many times before... But the way it was delivered, omg. Her artwork is perfectly suited for a story like this, and the text was very moving in itself.

I completely agree with the "if you didn't like it, you didn't get it" statement (that entire review, really). Trying to analyze the manga based on the fact that it's cliched or preachy (which I didn't find to be true, compared to other mangas) would only lead to missing the bigger picture.

I adore this gem from Sahara Mizu/Sumomo Yumeka/whatever she wants to call herself. It was short and to the point, and I really think it's amazing what she was able to get across in one volume.
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sad story, but really worthed   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by SnowVallen
January 11th, 2012, 2:22am
at first im only attracted to the art and not very grateful with the story until chp 4
the story is so deep and strong, especially the bond between those two, every words in this manga has meaning so deep that really make you shiver and thinking twice.... a really good manga, the first ever make my eyes in tears :')
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