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Ikeda Masaki, called Ikeuchi by his friend, is a college student living alone with his little sister, Minami, who is in grade school, after their father suddenly left one day leaving only a note behind. After thinking about dropping out of university to work and support himself and his little sister, Ikeuchi was encouraged by his best friend, Kanda, who currently has a job after dropping out himself, to continue his studies, and if ever the need arises, Kanda would be there. Ikeuchi believes that even if misfortunes come, as long as he has friends and family, they will be happy.
As time goes on, Ikeuchi gets any part-time job he can get to pay the bills. He eventually forgets Minami's birthday, but is saved by Kanda, who not only remembered it, but bought a gift that the little girl really liked. Ikeuchi notices strange behavior on Kanda's part sometimes, however, he pays it no mind.
One day, Ikeda gets a job that requires him to leave home for a while, so he asks Kanda to stay with Minami. Kanda intially furiously refuses, telling Ikeda not to depend on him all the time. When Ikeuchi is about to leave saddened, Kanda reluctantly changes his mind. After he finished his work at a hotel, Ikeuchi returns earlier than expected because he believes that his little sister is missing him, as she called him to inquire about the time that he will be coming back. Since it is late at night, he does not phone her when he gets off the train, but heads straight home instead.
Ikeda goes to Minami's room as soon as he walks in, and knocks on the door. She is surprised that it is her brother, and when he opens the door, Minami screams hard for him not to enter. What Ikeda sees there shatters everything he believes in .


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v.1 c.Omakes 4-5 by THMMY Scans (1783d ago)
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Average: 5.9 / 10.0 (224 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.01 / 10.0
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Penguin Shobou (2003)
Wani Books (2006)

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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by monkry
July 6th, 2011, 10:25pm
Hufff loli story always interesting but this one, I hope the epilogue of main story never exists...
BTW, I hate that egoistic brother above all =_=
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And I don't understand the reason that the brother's friend still rejected her at the end...
Eventhough I love the story between the sister and her brother's friend, I don't understand what the reason the sister have the thought to do that to her brother's friend to thanked him.... I mean, she's a child, a little girl! how could her thought going all the way to 'that' to thank someone???? WEW

... Last updated on July 6th, 2011, 10:33pm
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they are human   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by whitespade
May 22nd, 2011, 4:00pm
and so flawed, but at least they get a not-totaly-unhappy-ending, so thats alright. some people forget how is it when you are a child. we were afraid and insecure because we depend on other people. but even adults still full of weakness.
this is a good quite reading material.
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Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by ilovejaneausten25
March 20th, 2011, 4:14am
I hate this story, I hate the hero, heroine, and bad guys. It isn't just because the loli element is present. Loli handled appropriate doesn't usually leave me shaking with anger frustration and disgust as I am reading it. All the characters are insane, I expect a little lack of reality when reading manga but this is off the scale. They are all selfish one dimensional brats with whom I can in no way sympathize. The art is sketchy and rough but not terrible and the story could possible be good but the delivery is so terrible it just doesn't work. I feel dirty after reading this and if I was stupid enough to buy it I would burn incinerate it to work off my horror.
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Okay, but not very well written   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by samurailynn
February 11th, 2011, 2:11pm
This manga takes a serious situation and gives it the serious atmosphere that it deserves, but I feel it kind of falls short on the writing. I think the basic plot is fine as it is, but some depth could have been added to make the character's actions a little more understandable.
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Really good, but there's room for improvement.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by monkeyvoodoo
September 20th, 2010, 2:31pm
This was recommended to me by someone who wanted my opinion on it. After coming here and finding a rating average of ~6 (at the time of this writing), I was about to pass it up, but then i noticed it was mostly great ratings, and then a bunch of "1"s. Then I noticed the genre contained "loli", and it all clicked. People were offended. Which means there's a good chance this is a real story with actual depth, and it's probably significant in some manner.

I was not let down by any means. This was really good (though a depressing read). The only reason it didn't get a 10 from me, is I feel like it needed more than 5 chapters to tell the story properly. The story could probably easily span a few volumes. That being said, it's a great story that (if you can get past the social taboos) actually makes you stop and think about things from a different perspective.

tl;dr: Excellent, yet provocative story.

Also, though this has nothing to do with the manga itself, the typesetting is horrific. Also, the translation's English could be a bit better.

... Last updated on September 20th, 2010, 2:42pm
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It incites emotion at least   
Rating: N/A
by Hell_Clues
September 11th, 2009, 5:49pm
I agree with Molenir. It´s tough to swallow. and god how I wanted someone to call the cops on that guy. The girl deserves a smack too. Despite her speechs trying to come off as the correct course of action, they were all flawed.

I´m arguing with myself over whether the manga ka purposely made her give speechs that and actions that were so bad but spotlighted as if they´re right. I think to myself whether this was a way of showing how kids might reach a conclusion, and the simple act of reaching one, making them assume its the correct one.

I doubt it, yet in the end, it seems that all of her actions resulted in the collapse of everything. Honestly this manga shows how screwed up this is by putting the reader in the position of a second party to the events. As close to finding out anyone I know is doing such a thing as I would ever want to be.

Right, I just want to say one more thing, though I mentioned it before. But the one thing that really bothered me most was that the guy and girl were sometimes portrayed as knowing more, as in the best course of action. It´s a bit weird but this is countered by the fact that the end of the story seems to disprove them. Just be aware new readers, and hopefully it´ll help you reach the end

... Last updated on September 11th, 2009, 5:55pm
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great psychological drama   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by takitogr
August 29th, 2009, 10:49am
the way i saw it, the story or the mangaka doesn't try to justify or make pedophiles seem right AT ALL...just tries to show things the way characters feel them no matter how repulsive or immoral they are or how much of a demented state of mind you'd have to have to see things this way...yes, it's wrong but the story is one from the characters' point of view and how they see it according to what their life experiences and more life traumas had been until then....your experiences in life especially negative ones can make you see things in a different light than the morality side of was the case with the lil' girl not having any care or affection when she's so lil' and ending up searching for affection in a very wrong way...demented as it may be it is very realistic...i believe that it's a very good study of the dark side of human psyche and tries to show mainly what bad things can happen while growing up in a modern dysfunctional japanese family and alert of the dangers...that's how i received it actually...not a pedo story but a tragic psychological drama about a dusfunctional family in was very powerful...really enjoyed it

too bad it has such a low rating...more people deserve to read's just a bit bleak and dark that's why not many ppl like it

i loved the way the mangaka is drawing hair for some reason bigrazz
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Hard to Read   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Molenir
June 15th, 2009, 8:14am
This is a hard one to read. A little girls yearning for affection, a grown up guy taking advantage of that. And the hurt feelings on both sides, as the betrayal sinks in.

Others have commented on the art. It was ok, not outstanding, but not bad. The story however, and the lack of appropriate actions makes this a hard story to read, or accept on any level. The brother doesn't report the guy to the cops as he should. The rapist receives no punishment, and we're made to feel like the brother should allow the relationship between an adult and a child to continue, since thats what they both want. The story about the father, and his abandoning of the family is essentially a sidestory, that tries to explain some of the actions and attitudes that even still make little sense.

What it comes down to is, this is a statutory rape story, that tries to justify that rape. And it simply doesn't work.
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Yeah...Tough luck   
Rating: N/A
by Sunfizz98
April 11th, 2009, 10:10am
Although the art is average, it helps the reader focus more on the morals of the story. Overall, the manga is very realistic and likes to question if the character's actions were righteous. This will definitely be on my reading list, since I want to find out what further happens with the protagonist. Poor guy...
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It's good, BUT...   
Rating: N/A
by Criminal Intent
March 31st, 2009, 10:44am
The comment below me is right. Everything else deserves a 7 or better, but the morals of most of the chararecters in the story aren't exactly "balanced". This is one of those stories where something treacherous happens to the hero and throughout the rest of the book everyone spends the whole time telling them "ZOMG YOUR A DRAMA QUEEN!!!!", when in reality he is the victim and is just trying to make sense of it all. Albeit he does get annoying, but he also has a very valid reason for being that way.

... Last updated on March 31st, 2009, 10:45am
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