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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

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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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v.1 c.8 (end) by Storm in Heaven & Psycho Pandas (2199d ago)
v.1 c.7 by Psycho Pandas & Storm in Heaven (2252d ago)
v.1 c.6 by Psycho Pandas & Storm in Heaven (2283d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

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Yes

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Average: 9.2 / 10.0 (1783 votes)
Bayesian Average: 9.15 / 10.0
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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)
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Monthly Pos #135 increased(+16)
3 Month Pos #147 increased(+6)
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Beautiful   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Leatha
May 1st, 2011, 1:29pm
I think it's a beautiful story, it made me cry so much !!
I haven't been that touched by a manga or a book in a long time...
It is about two people teaching each other about life and bringing each other hope and happiness....

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I could help but hope Yuu would be save while at the same time, I think the story is so much better this way...
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Amazing but imperfect   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by MondSemmel
April 1st, 2011, 5:22pm
I enjoyed reading this story a lot. It was deep and had the kind of melancholic undertone I like to read from time to time.
Others have probably stressed the virtues of the story better than I have, so I'll try to point out the flaws that made this manga a 9 in my book, not a 10.

First of all, the whole aspect of religion in the story does not seem to be particularly well done. I am very critical of religion, so I was going to be annoyed by this no matter the plot, but e.g. the Christian baptism of Yuu just seemed to have no purpose in the story. It didn't feel right. Or rather, it seemed to me that Yuu changed in enough subtle ways that a story-telling device as blunt as a major religious rite seemed to cheapen his growth as a character. That he called himself Augustine made me even blink with incredulity.
However, this is really only nitpicking or personal preference. The second issue annoys me far more because it strikes at the heart of the message this manga wants to send:
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There is so much wrong with the rape subplot. That Juri's mother hates her daughter so much she tells her to basically live with being raped is horrible but believable from her twisted point of view. That "nobody would believe Juri", is not.
A major theme of the story is forgiveness, and I agree that forgiving her mother rather than killing her seems to be the better choice - if we are limited to these two options. However, why was the option "call the police" never discussed? Juri was bleeding and had just been raped; her rapist would never have gotten away with it if she had reported it right away...
In the real world, one of the dangers of not reporting rapists is that they will just do it again. (Look up "Catholic sex abuse cases" on Wikipedia for a recent and ongoing example.) As far as I see, it is no different here. In fact, the rapist still lives, is still free and apparently came by to her mother's house in chapter 3. That makes no sense whatsoever.
Forgiving her mother in the twisted circumstances described in this manga makes no sense and seems to fall into one of the great dangers of the Christian call for forgiveness, which calls for it before any reparations or restitutions or whatever are made. That's not how it works, and it's not justice. Before forgiveness there must be restitution - be it putting the rapist into prison or (since we are in a manga) him having a mysterious accident or whatever.
Due to the absence thereof, Juri's forgiveness is cheapened and sends the message that "it's okay to be evil - there won't be any consequences" (both in the cases of the mother and of the rapist).

(On a sidenote, this is my first review on this site. So while I don't consider this manga a true masterpiece due to its faults, I do consider it as something quite special.)

... Last updated on April 1st, 2011, 5:28pm
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:'(   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by ultimatepunk
January 30th, 2011, 7:10am
I was reluctant to even read this, because it didn't seem like something that was worth reading, but it popped up in suggestions quite a few times and I thought I should give it a chance. The drawing is not fantastical, but the story was just so amazing. Sure this may be just my opinion and many may disagree, but this was a good read and just tragic at the same time. As soon as I realized what was going to happen, I couldn't stop crying... silly i know...

Pick it up, you may just gain some insight on humanity. I know i did...As soon as I realized what was going to happen, I couldn't stop crying... silly i know...
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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   
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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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