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Rakuen (SAKURAKOUJI Kanoko)  
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From Midnight Scans:

1) Rakuen
Nana, a 16-year-old girl, has had a happy relationship for 1 year with a University student named Shugo. Though, it all comes to a halt, when a doctor tells her that in 6 months, she will become completely blind. While her condition worsens everyday, she decides not to tell Shugo anything because she fears she will be pitied. Will their love be able to survive this tragedy or will it go all downhill?

2) Summer Rain (Natsu no Ame Furufuru)
A girl and her mother move to the countryside where her father had been raised up in, the lonely girl finds herself in a friendship with somebody new...

3) The Smiling Doll (Warau Ningyou)
''We'll always be together,'' her friend had said to her before she died...


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Associated Names
Paradise (SAKURAKOUJI Kanoko)

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.3 (end) by Midnight Scans & Wataame Shoujo over 9 years ago
v.1 c.Story 1-2 by Midnight Scans & Wataame Shoujo over 9 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (212 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.07 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 21st 2018, 4:33am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Betsucomi (Shogakukan)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #672 increased(+13)
Monthly Pos #1315 increased(+251)
3 Month Pos #1949 increased(+789)
6 Month Pos #3592 increased(+348)
Year Pos #4267 increased(+1122)

List Stats
On 181 reading lists
On 318 wish lists
On 916 completed lists
On 6 unfinished lists
On 183 custom lists

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First 2 are beautiful   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Larawolfgirl
July 25th, 2013, 1:37pm
The first two are very lovely stories with true emotion. The last one is okay. It has a different feel than the other two. There is a morbidness to it and it is a lot shorter than the other two. The last one's story is also not flushed out as well.
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So nice T-T   
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by mlat26
March 16th, 2013, 4:05pm
The first two stories are so pretty T-T I cried so much. It's a must read.
The last story is a bit creepy but nothing too weird.
I'm in love with the second story <3 I haven't cried so much in a long time.
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Very touching!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Kinky-Chan
April 14th, 2012, 8:12am
Oh gosh, I can't help but cry when I read the second story. It was so, so, so touching!!! The first story was awesome too but the third one is just plain creepy. *shivers* Don't read the last story (but you'll still end up reading it 'cause you're curious about it) just read the first two and it's enough to bring tears to your eyes. So heartwarming!!
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The first 2 are worth reading :O   
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by alex3510
February 11th, 2012, 10:24am
If you love a touching, sad and heartbreaking short read, this is it. In under 90 pages the author gives us a story of loss and tragedy that is woven perfectly together. It made my eyes water.
Also, the second brought the tears down my face like a current, it's so touching!

... Last updated on February 11th, 2012, 10:58am
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by yennyenn
April 10th, 2011, 12:25am
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The second story is the best of all. I was moved to tears. I knew that was her father from the very beginning (because I read a similar manga which is like this too), but still, it just touches me. ):

The last story just gives me the creeps. I always hate dolls. OMG.
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i cried   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by foreverangelprincess
February 17th, 2011, 9:29pm
the first two stories were really good. i cried even though it was a happy ending. but what made me laugh in the second story (maybe a spoiler) was the part where the guy asked her "have you been seeing a ghost" instead of are you imagining things or are you crazy. i'm pretty sure that if someone told you that there's a person there, talking to them (who can't be seen) the first thing the majority would think is that they are hallucinating. well i just found his reaction interesting. however, the stories were great. and as other may have mentioned, the third one was rather out there. i hate dolls so it did creep me out a lil. but i would recommend this for sure
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Just Great   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by nutz
November 14th, 2009, 5:23pm
The second story was one of the greatest one-shots ever. It is definitely a must read, a pure pleasure. I have to say that I rarely got so overwhelmed by emotions. The author has a way of telling things that's just so delicate, but at the same time profound. You really have to experience it to understand.
I only gave it a 9/10 because of the 2 other stories.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by emiliasan
July 4th, 2009, 1:33pm
Very sad love stories, but very well told stories. Even though they are sad they also have hope in them making them beautiful. I had to admit I got a bit teary eyed.
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a MUST read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by polarpotterbear
April 5th, 2009, 1:55am
This manga has very touching one-shots, especially the second one. The mangaka has always been one of my favorites, and this manga is definitely one that won't leave you unsatisfied! smile
The last story was...weird though. Don't bother reading it if you're more a romantic like me

... Last updated on June 17th, 2010, 5:16pm
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