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Heaven's Door (HONGOU Ranko)  
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From Nagareboshi Manga:
Harumi has been in the hospital practically her whole life. She has a life-threatening disease, and is kept inside at all times. Her life is incredibly mundane until she meets Masato, a new patient. He isn’t the best influence, being a heavy smoker and drinker, but since they’ve both got nothing better to do, they become friends. This humorous story follows their meeting and the night they spend together, talking about what it means to die early.


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ヘブンズ ドア

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.4 (end) by Nagareboshi Manga over 8 years ago
v.1 c.3 by Nagareboshi Manga over 8 years ago
v.1 c.2 by Nagareboshi Manga over 8 years ago
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1 Volume (Complete)

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Average: 8 / 10.0 (281 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.85 / 10.0
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Sho-Comi Zoukan (Shogakukan)

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Heart wrenching   
Rating: N/A
by NegalisticBLAST
March 9th, 2013, 6:59pm
This series was wonderful. It was very fullfilling. Both charecters going through the same thing going on thi crazy exciting trip to the sea. I love the feeling of no regrets and the message of life. I can somewhst connect with this story on personal reasons. The ending had me crying. Highly recommended.
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so simple and beautiful   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by countingwounds
August 13th, 2012, 7:45pm
just read it! i loved the style, and at points it had me laughing out loud. it's adorable, and doesn't have any set style or limits... it's bitterweet and really a good, short read. it both broke my heart and strung it together.
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by alex3510
April 9th, 2012, 5:10pm
All I have to say is read this if you feel like you need to shed a few tears. It delivers the heartbreaking message of"everyone must die".
This one was so sad...
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Didn't cut it for me..   
Rating: N/A
by VampireBanana
August 10th, 2011, 5:47am
I kinda liked the characters, the character interaction and even the plot setting. However, everything was overall simplistic and too convenient. And the characterisation wasn't meaty enough to keep me reading. The art was quite good and pleasing on the eyes, though.

If you're looking for a simple and dramatic love story but with tragic overtones(and don't care or mind the depth of writing), this will just be fine. If you're looking for a serious story about terminal illness and romance, there are other titles to consider, like 1 Litre no Namida or Ai Ren or Seizon - Life.

Just a few thoughts:
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if the girl truly suffered from the terminal stages of bone cancer, she shouldn't be able to walk or run around carefreely as her bones would likely shatter from slight bumps or other types of minor trauma. As for the guy, no way can a person with terminal brain cancer function normally since there're bound to be changes in his personality, a decrease in the types of skills he can use, possible paralysis, seizures and so on.

... Last updated on August 10th, 2011, 6:04am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lizchl
June 19th, 2010, 7:25pm
I love the 2 main characters and how the mangaka came up with the concept...

It's such a beautiful story. And while we all knew what was coming..... The ending felt sudden.. It would've been perfect if there was another chapter to wrap things up.
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by djbreezy
December 9th, 2009, 12:35am
It's a very simple and sweet manga, that I did enjoy reading. However the plot isn't all great and the art can be gorgeous at times, but then looks weak in some parts. I still would recommend a read for it though.
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Sweet sincere shoujo = Good read   
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by arrha
October 31st, 2009, 1:11am
So sweet... *sob Yep, I cried. I don't usually download typical-looking shoujo series, but with Heaven's Door, I'm just glad I did. The story is not original, other shoujo series may have already incorporated the same "deadline for death"-plotline but I just like the way how the mangaka used it in this series. It doesn't treat the situation as something to be so overly-sentimental about, instead there's this "push" or this "insight" to find something good out of it. I like the characters, they're personalities and the different insights they have on their life. Lastly, there's just with this earnestness in the whole story that I like. A recommended read for all shoujo lovers.
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The Story   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by jaysah925
September 8th, 2009, 10:46pm
i generally tend to shy away from tragic stories simply because they make me sad. however, reading this manga, i was surprised to find out that it wasn't angsty at all! it was refreshing, to say the least. i don't mind their age gap since I'm one of those hopeless romantics that believe that "love has no age." i loved the plot, loved the humor, but most of all, I'm very satisfied with the ending. A must read for those who want a short, in depth story about what it means to live for today.

... Last updated on September 8th, 2009, 10:47pm
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i like it   
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by elalendi
June 11th, 2009, 1:56pm
It's.. I dunno, it's got a very refreshing and different feel to it. The art is just great, and the story's a little unrealistic (escaping from a hospital? Driving drunk? Robbing a post office?) but interesting... and even sad at times. I like how it can make you feel sad but make you smile too. It's not depressing at all, but rather sweet and light. The going to see the sea thing is very sweet and I'm looking for more chapters. Yeah their age gap is pretty huge but since the art makes him look like he's 16, it doesn't bother me.
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Heaven's Door..   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by aoi_tenshi
April 19th, 2009, 3:57am
Ah, I really liked this, even though it's only one volume, i really like harumi and masato, i was a bit suprised by their ages and the big gap between them though. It's quite a refreshing manga even though it's about two people who don't have long left to live and escape from hospital to go to the sea. But it isn't catergorized under the genre Tragedy. It made me laugh, and I liked how chapter 2 ended! There isn't any sign of romance, but I think maybe in the next chapter things will start to change. Give it a read if you're into something with soft-romance, comedy and a slice of life. So I'm giving this a 10!

... Last updated on April 19th, 2009, 3:57am
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