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Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan  
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Description
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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Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
Часы нашего счастья
私たちの幸せな時間
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 (2022d ago)
v.1 c.7 by Psycho Pandas & Storm in Heaven (2075d ago)
v.1 c.6 by Psycho Pandas & Storm in Heaven (2106d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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User Rating
Average: 9.2 / 10.0 (1712 votes)
Bayesian Average: 9.15 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 15th 2015, 4:45am PST


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Year
2007

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Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Bunch (Coamix)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #130 decreased(-17)
Monthly Pos #105 decreased(-36)
3 Month Pos #73 (No change)
6 Month Pos #85 decreased(-13)

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On 560 reading lists
On 1280 wish lists
On 3631 completed lists
On 23 unfinished lists
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simply a master piece of art   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by asashou
December 31st, 2010, 4:04pm
a great story that you can't not love. here you can see the true meaning of pure love between two souls, that life isn't a fantasy dream -but in the same time not as dark as some mangaka like to show -, and that we are not angels yet we are not demons. in the last chapter i cried a lot wishing for yuu not to die but in the same time i knew that i would have hated it if it was for another ending -it was the only natural ending with all its sorrows-. and lastly i found the letter yuu wrote for juri simply a piece of art.
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Touching   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by trepazoid
December 27th, 2010, 7:11pm
I think this manga is one you have to kind of ignore common sense to really enjoy. Sure it's a stretch to
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meet your love on death-row, and etc etc
, but it's it was otherwise a really touching story. It's optimism wasn't in the punishment and disposal of "bad guys" but recognizing life and forgiveness.

Also, to those who are unhappy about the bad guys that aren't punished (piano tutor, bullies...), this manga isn't about that. In the end, Juri learns to forgive and live (and let live). Is that not the moral of the story? Also, with a hit-and-miss justice system, there ARE going to be those who get away (many do) and those who are perhaps wrongly convicted. That's just the unfortunate truth. Without bending/fictionalizing that truth, I think this manga did a touching job on the humane side of it all.

... Last updated on December 27th, 2010, 7:13pm
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Augustine   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by shoufuu
December 15th, 2010, 9:06pm
It just pains me to think that Yuu will probably not have a decent burial, no matter how much that policeman had done for him...I feel bad for the policeman, too...It always hurts you the most getting close to someone who's going to die. Augustine...I like the name...it's nice... As well as Sylvia.
...It has a perfect ending...though sad. :'(
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Good one!   
Rating: N/A
by AceD
September 28th, 2010, 5:29am
Just one thing, its not about romance. No hypes, no cliches.

Short, sweet and Sad. True to life, u know the ending but u would still be sad.

Go for it! 8 chapters will just take half an hour of ur life, but the message will prevail ur entire life.
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I cry after reading this manga   
Rating: N/A
by rain_tears0123
September 22nd, 2010, 9:49am
I have no word more to say about my feeling. I don't care much about the punishment for anyone. I feel sad, while so much warm air and happiness beacause of the pictures of people who heal each other's heart. I love the art. It looks like a raw. Somehow, I saw the feeling and the world of two characters that way: not real, fantasy among their pain, past and happiness they gave each other. I can't stop crying for their feeling, hurtful and so much warm.
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real drama manga/story   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by maearei
September 21st, 2010, 10:43pm
it's too good to be true..
i've read lots of drama or tragedy manga yet this story makes me cried (at the same time i have sinusitis) for whole time..

at first i thought this is so lame yet when i continued, i want to help yuu..
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if you didn't like it, you didn't get it.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lylicagalatea
September 6th, 2010, 3:13am
I don't know what the people who didn't like this manga were expecting, but I truly believe they missed the whole point of it.
Sure there was romance, sure there was drama, crimes and sorrow but this was not the point of the story!
The point was that the two protagonists had shut themselves in because they had been hurt by everyone around them and by life in general. They didn't want to open to others because they felt they would only show hypocrit pity or disgust, without truly wanting to get to know them. They wanted to die because they thought their mere presence on earth was source of sorrow for others. They thought life had no meaning and they never felt emotions like happiness or love.
Then they finally find someone who doesn't show pity who understands without judging and that needs them.
This is the whole point: they find someone who wants them to live! Someone who cares for their existence in a true sincere way. They don't see a criminal and a rich girl, they see the person beyond those definitions.
And the ending is deeply sad but invigorating: he wants her to live, he gives her the strength to break with her past and go on with her life. And she shows him emotions, something he had shut himself off from, he has come to terms with dying a long time ago but now for the first time he cherishes his life and life in general. It is a gift that even if for a short time has allowed him to "live" instead of being a walking-dead. He got to know love and happiness at the end of a life of sorrow.

If you didn't get this then you didn't look deep enough. Or maybe you want everything to be spelled out clearly because you never reflect on what you see.

Some of you kept seeing stereotypes "the criminal", "the rich girl with a dark past". You are doing the same mistake of the people in the manga. You are not going beyond these definitions. Was the criminal a cruel serial killer who enjoyed killing? No. He was a good man who had tried to care for others and give them a better life but was scarred by life and the really cruel person who had paid for the second child to be killed. I'm not saying he's not a criminal anymore, but that beyond a criminal's face there is a person that doesn't necessarily have to be a demon.
You should look deeper otherwise you remain a shallow person yourself.

... Last updated on September 6th, 2010, 3:19am
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oh my goodness   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by bamboosalade
August 16th, 2010, 1:29pm
No manga has ever made me cry, but this is the ONLY exception.

I have to disagree with some comments before mine, because I am a big fan of Sumomo/Sahara Mizu's artwork. It has a unique simplicity that shows very raw emotion, and i think she developed the characters very well. Some people think it's cheesy, but you really have to look at the meaning and plot without thinking about the other sappy shoujo manga that've probably corrupted your mind.

Very touching, very tragic, very hopeful. i loved it.

Get your kleenex ready if you decide to read!! ;A;
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Agree with the last 3 below me: NO BETTER THAN AVERAGE   
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by spikebaby
July 30th, 2010, 9:13pm
Truly one of the most mediocre manga I have ever read. Everything except the art, which was very pretty but did not fit in with the tone of the story, was at may average.

Romance was rushed, underdeveloped and slightly unbelievable. Story was just bascally the romance between the characters. Characters were given traumatic cliche backstories, it was like you were forced to feel sorry for them. They weren't well developed, didn't have good mtives for their actions, and hard to sympathize with. They were very cliche which distracted me from really getting into the story.

And before I knew it, it was over. Very anticlinatic ending and I felt unsatisfied.
Another negative point would be that you can not only predict exactly the way the story will end, but also what will happen in the story. Don't agree with me? Then you haven't seen enough manga/anime/books/movies to know how to spot a predictable story.

EDIT: I can only sit back and chuckle at the extremely narrow-minded people above, who claim that a person is stupid or shallow for not liking this manga or the characters. Also, you can
understand it and dislike it at the same time. Saying a person does not look deep enough or wants it all spelt out for them...you're really getting heated about a 1 volume comic book. Learn to respect other's opinions.

... Last updated on January 8th, 2011, 9:10pm
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Juri is really pretty.   
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by cascade
June 24th, 2010, 7:31am
May I add that this story has already been adapted into a movie? Just look at "Maundy Thursday", it has been released on 2006.
The ending is the same as I expected, and even though I knew it right from the start, I ended up crying a little. The artwork is well, okay, especially the anterior view of the characters (but not the side profile - those were a little bit shabby...)

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I don't like the fact that the piano tutor hasn't been punished.
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