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Bokura ga Ita  
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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.


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Associated Names
สายใยรัก (Thai)
우리들이 있었다
C'était nous (French)
Olipa kerran me
Tình Yêu Học Trò
We Were There

Groups Scanlating
Iridescent Scans

Latest Release(s)
c.70 (end) by bxsmanga (1099d ago)
v.16 c.69 by bxsmanga (1163d ago)
c.68 by bxsmanga (1231d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
16 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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

User Reviews

11 topics, 52 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (733 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.23 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 9th 2015, 9:36am PST

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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Betsucomi (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (16 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #724 increased(+132)
Monthly Pos #1124 increased(+40)
3 Month Pos #1210 decreased(-159)
6 Month Pos #1146 decreased(-75)

List Stats
On 1484 reading lists
On 1166 wish lists
On 1125 completed lists
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On 408 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Bokura ga Ita to End in Japan 923 days, 8 hours, 18 minutes ago
Thoughts on the ending? (spoilers) 1027 days, 9 hours, 11 minutes ago
Chapter 70 1099 days, 6 hours, 13 minutes ago
Bokura ga Ita Manga to End in 2012 1263 days, 13 hours, 31 minutes ago
Bokura ga Ita Gets Live-Action Film 1478 days, 17 hours, 49 minutes ago

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This is very good.   
Rating: N/A
by yumemiru
July 7th, 2009, 6:00pm
Personally, I really like Bokura Ga Ita. And if a story is good enough right from the beginning, I'll keep on liking it no matter what, even if it has been stretched out. I mean, people do what they can, right? And I don't mind seeing more of these characters. It's no pain to me.

That being said, I like the way this mangaka draws and her style of storytelling. It makes me feel like I'm reading the old-school shoujos, the ones that are real and very magical to read still, even without all the magic wands and costumes that are more frequently seen in shoujos today.

Things move slowly and are very difficult even, but I believe that that's realistic. It's the way things are, in real life, and it's true-to-life.

I'm glad this series has been picked up by JShoujo, where hopefully, they'll finish scanlating the series. It would be a pity for people to miss out on reading this series.
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Enjoy a little pain?   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by voraciouszest
May 30th, 2009, 8:08am
Bokura ga Ita is a slow-paced shoujo manga that follows the story of a shy and reserved schoolgirl named Nana and her first love, the bright and outgoing Yano. Beginning as friends, Nana and Yano eventually find themselves in a relationship. Though the audience wishes the best for them both, it is almost impossible from the very beginning.
Regardless of the fact that this series was on hiatus for quite some time, the story itself is more frustrating than the wait. Nana and Yano are adolescents; ignorant, clumsy and immature. For those of you who are older than 16, the clumsiness and carelessness of the two protagonists will often pain you. Firstly because it is reminiscent of your own adolescent experiences and secondly, it will pain you because you know better and reading about it is like stabbing yourself in the eye.
Bokura ga Ita's biggest downfall lies in its storyline. The development of the characters, their emotional reactions and their adolescent logic all create a strong base for the series. However, the mangaka wastes all of her hard work on ridiculous, lengthy storylines and hateful side characters.
I have to admit that I rarely read Shoujo manga for the very reasons why I can't fully enjoy this series. Why write it in 12+ volumes when you can do a decent story in less than half of that? Bokura ga Ita loses a big chunk of points in my rating simply for selling-out. I'd rather read a short series with integrity than read one of the many series that has been stretched too thin to earn more money.
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One of my faves..   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by wasabi_senpai
May 3rd, 2009, 7:24am
I absolutely LOVE this manga. It was one of the few that I've actually purchased. The anime is just as great...I just wish that the next volume will be released soon...this waiting game is killing me.
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I'm so happy   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by yorli
April 28th, 2009, 4:36pm
I love this manga is one of the best mangas that I've read so far.
Their love story is just so beautifull and heart warming I just love it
definitely a must read.

... Last updated on April 28th, 2009, 4:57pm
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Rainy_x_DaySs
December 29th, 2008, 6:29pm
Its so Horrible!! my heart ache's when i read it . i started reading the manga at where the anime left off. Oh God i tear up on every page its kinda sad now that their older and the whole time changes everything>_< i can't explain well but its a must read its so emotional, it a really bitter-sweet manga and im so mad it on hold >:0

... Last updated on December 29th, 2008, 6:32pm
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Awesome manga   
Rating: N/A
by Christina2699
August 16th, 2008, 7:20pm
GRRR.... Hiatus...Geeze...That makes me mad! This manga is so good though!! I wish there were more chapters released soon, guess I'll have to wait...
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by OneTreeHoney
August 8th, 2008, 12:44am
cute manga series, watched the anime, read the manga so its sort of backwards but they arent very far in the manga i think they're farther along in the anime but still its a good reason and yano is kawaii! looking foward to more updates.
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why "tragedy"   
Rating: N/A
by Virtual_love
July 27th, 2008, 4:07pm
I was shocked when I saw that the tragedy genre was added to this manga....whyconfused?I hope there will be a happy end not some sad ending!!! T.T
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umm.. currently not recommended   
Rating: N/A
by Licia Valentine
July 13th, 2008, 11:22pm
The anime version is ok. Had me hooked. But, currently, I don't recommend reading the manga if you don't want to be disappointed. I currently AM. I sadi currently because it is not yet finished and the author seemed to have "paused" writing the rest of the story and at a bad part at that! I don't like the latest chapter until chapter 52 (which is the current chapter as I was writing this). Believe me, you won't either.
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Bokura Ga Ita   
Rating: N/A
by taiminhx
April 27th, 2008, 12:12pm
I saw the anime about a year ago I think, and I must say it was amazing. The ending had me crying my eyes out because it was so sad.

What sucks is I'm too lazy to read the rest of the manga =/ But I recommend it 10000%. It's a good plot.
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