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Bitter Virgin  
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Suwa Daisuke is an ordinary, but popular, high school student. One of his classmates, Aikawa Hinako, is somewhat fearful of men and because she ran away from just his attempt to touch her hair, he states to one of his buddies, that she is the only one he wouldn't date, unaware all of the people in his classroom could hear them, including Hinako.
Daisuke's attitude changes after he unintentionally hears a shocking truth that she confesses in an abandoned church. His former annoyance turns to compassion and concern. Hinako is unaware that he knows her 'little' secret. Believing him to have no romantic interest, she becomes more relaxed and comfortable in his company. Their relationship faces a lot of obstacles, including jealous classmates.


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Associated Names
Горькая невинность

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Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.31-32 (end) by Solaris-SVU over 10 years ago
v.4 c.30 by Solaris-SVU over 10 years ago
v.4 c.29 by Solaris-SVU over 10 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete)

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Bitter Virgin by Master_M2K

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (2707 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.28 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 8th 2018, 12:28pm PST



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Young GanGan (Square Enix)

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3 Month Pos #405 decreased(-41)
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Year Pos #412 increased(+9)

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It was way better than expected   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by AnimeWatcher06
June 4th, 2018, 3:26pm
I knew this manga since quite long time ago but I refused to read it because I didn't usually read romance where any characters sexually abused in the past. But someone told me that this manga had a likeable main characters and they were so loyal to the one they love. So I tried with a warning in my head and prepared to drop it anytime it got worse and worse. Surprisingly, I found this manga enjoyable. I mean it was not fun reading how the characters become confused as they fall in love while they think they themselves are not worth a love from the beloved one, but it was a really nice experience. What makes it different from other manga that often brought the same theme is the ending. It was like a fairy tale, but it's nice to read a realistic approach with a fairy tale ending once in awhile, isn't it?.

... Last updated on June 4th, 2018, 3:32pm
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That's because...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by seanna2k
September 25th, 2017, 4:18pm
It's not about rape but recovery from rape. Healing of the heart and mind to be precise. Hope that there is still a future and learning to grasp it with one's own hands. The ending was perfect. I loved it. It was mature and realistic and very Asian, very like what you'd expect here in our culture. Down to earth, grounded in reality, not a soppy Disney ending. Also, they probably won't break up. They're just being typical pragmatic far easterners. Here, everything, including love and life revolves around practicality, possibility and feasibility. I'm Chinese myself, so I kind of understand where they're coming from. They want the best end result for each other, but also hope to remain together forever, but aren't certain if they are the best for each other, so they're just taking it one step at a time, enjoying each moment they have together, and going with the flow, crossing each bridge as they come to it, since life is always full of uncertainty.

... Last updated on September 25th, 2017, 4:40pm
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Bitter Virgin   
Rating: N/A
by distraughthallelujah
February 8th, 2017, 7:01am
Some parts are pretty average for a shoujo manga, but for the most part the characters were likable and well done and the more mature themes I actually appreciated -- I felt like the darkness hanging over it was a much-needed added level to make it an impactful story. It for the most part accurately portrayals the fear of someone who has been abused as well as the terrible sadness of a mother losing her child
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both with the older sister and with the main character, Hinako's, abortion
. Could have been much better, but having read the amount of shoujo that I have, it was still above average.
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It was good   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by SangMo
October 20th, 2016, 12:12am
But the ending just left a bad taste in my mouth.

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As they admit their love for each other, they both think that one day they will leave each other for other people. What? Personally I don't find that to be a good ending to a manga where it deals with these 2 and then at the end when they FINALLY get together, it's taken away.

Some might call that realistic, but this story wasn't mean to be realistic. We were given a "happy ending" with an *.
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Melodramatic but still enjoyable enough   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by plotrobert
April 29th, 2016, 2:32pm
Right out of the gate this manga gives you a decent plot hook, I was at least intrigued to begin with. However long term there's certainly a slow decline in quality, leading to a pretty lukewarm ending. I did enjoy how the story actually dealt with some pretty heavy issues, but the obligatory third wheel love interest character just ruined the story for me with her constant shit. I just wanted someone to give her a nice slap in the face.

This is still alright but it is kind of forgettable. The early chapters make you think the rest of the story will be super deep but it's really just typical shoujo fare.

... Last updated on April 29th, 2016, 2:33pm
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that's true that tis series is little bit too dramatic   
Rating: N/A
January 4th, 2016, 8:14pm
I agree with some people that this series is too dramatic. But I love how the author describes Hinako and Daisuke feelings, but I don’t really like the ending. somehow it's not happy ending to me.
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Rating: 9.7 / 10.0
by seat
December 1st, 2015, 4:25pm
this story is for a more mature audience so if rape offends you i advise you to not read it.

this story is beautiful. you will see what i mean if you read it. you will not regret it. it changed me and my perspective of life and people. i hope you will enjoy it as much as i did.
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Bitter Virgin   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by scorcher
September 4th, 2014, 4:41am
This cannot be describe as anything else, other than a work of extraordinary art and fantastic storytelling. Most manga that are of the same kind of theme as Bitter Virgin tends to lose it's purity by displaying an excessive amount of sexual assault. I am not some sick person who would want to read in details about what happen when it comes to something such as Rape and so I do not wish for there to be unnecessary display. And being who I am, I am please that the manga did a great job showing just the right amount to give me an idea of what the heroine is going through. At the same time, we aren't just focus with the protagonist point of view alone but the whole casts of characters. Reading through this manga, it is as though I myself have been pulled into their world and is living among them, watching as their story unfold.

Truth be told, I was afraid to read this because I thought that it would surely leave a hole inside me. But after finishing it, I regretted not reading it sooner. Bitter Virgin isn't just about your typical school romance of back and white, but a colorful story of a young man who fell in love with a girl whom no one could possibly love. A love that transcend beyond what people comprehend as love and a purity that goes beyond Virginity itself. I think that this is what the author is trying to display and is the driving force for a Bitter Virgin.
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Rating: N/A
by alicewhite3151998
May 17th, 2014, 9:40am
I feel for the Hinako, and all that shes been through, but I'm guessing everybody else feels the same way for her...
I thought the main character (Daisuke) could of been more confident, and more there for the character. Yes, granted that they are in high school. Any high school guy would have wavered in their response upon hearing the awful truth about what had happened to the girl.
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I felt so bad that the Daisuke's sister had a baby and wanted one w. She went through all this fuss about wanting one or not. Then she loses it. I was crying so badly when I got to that part. I think the saying "beggars can't be choosers" would fit in with that scenario.
When I read that Hinako finally found out that Daisuke listened to her at the church. I would of been so mad and hurt. Yeah, she got mad for a while and ignored Daisuke; but it didn't last too long. I don't know, I thought if I was in her situation I would of done something differently. I mean that's the ONLY reason why he approached yo. He wouldn't of done so if he didn't listen to your problems, that essentially means that your whole friendship basis was out of pity.

... Last updated on May 17th, 2014, 9:55am
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Pretty good   
Rating: 7.3 / 10.0
by MatrixM
December 14th, 2013, 2:00am
I remember years ago I definintely did NOT want to read this series. For the same reason as hot gimmick. I just didn't want to read a series about abuse. In the last couple of years, though, i've kinda craved these darker stories.

This is a pretty solid series but it has a smattering of cliches. I was kind of surprised when one of the tragic developments that I was thinking 'it would be good for the story if this happened' actually happened. bigrazz

It's classified as Seinen here, probably as it was published in a seinen mag, but at times it frequently flirts with shoujo which is at times annoying.

I'm pretty amazed by the ending, where 4 of the characters, including the main 2 are certain
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that the two won't stay together forever but will break up eventually and spend the rest of their lives with others
. Due to the underlying shoujo-ness of the series it's a fantastic little spin on the story. I mean, it's really freaking realistic, but perhaps a touch cynical and definitely a little sad.

Still, for the few cliches perhaps, it felt like it could've been better. Still, read it, if you have a few hours and not much else or want some escapism. I think it took me 4-5.
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