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Tonari no Atashi  
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Nina is in love with her kind, handsome neighbor Kyosuke, and though he’s off to high school, she doesn’t see their friendly relationship changing much at all. But soon enough, Nina finds Kyosuke kissing another girl, his classmate. Will the one-year difference change them after all? Or can she work up the courage to confess and win him over once and for all? A sweet story of the joys and pains of first love. (Source: Kodansha Comics)


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Associated Names
Anh Bạn Hàng Xóm
Next to Me
Next to you (French)
To Be Next to You
สะดุดรัก คนข้างบ้าน
너 곁의 나

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v.10 c.Extra 2 (end) by Shoujo Sense over 8 years ago
v.10 c.Extra 1 by Shoujo Sense over 8 years ago
v.10 c.38 by Shoujo Sense over 8 years ago
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10 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (345 votes)
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Bessatsu Friend (Kodansha)

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Kodansha Comics (10 Vols - Complete; digital)

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An Okay read.  
by ohkimch
March 22nd, 2018, 4:46am
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
Not great, not terrible.

The reviewers on here are terrible, though, and way too supportive of/into the whole Madonna-Wh*re Complex bull that's such a hackneyed trope in manga.

Asou is flawed, but she really doesn't do anything villainous. She's a human teenager who'd been in a terrible relationship with an older guy who was kinda an a**hole, and she craved positive attention from a boyfriend figure. Kyousuke was a single guy with an attractive personality/appearance.

Everyone caling her a slvt needs to stop and reevaluate themselves.

I personally thought she was an idiot at times, and pitiful at others, but I never thought of her as a true antagonist. She didn't even actively try to sabotage Nina and Kyou's relationship or bully Nina, like any other shoujo villain would.

Nina's actions were more hurtful than Asou's, if we're going to be honest here, though she was never malicious. Nina hurt people with Bad Decisions because she's literally a kid, and as naïve/innocent as a fourteen year old can get.

That said, I did sympathize more with Yuiko than Nina. I sympathized most with Kyousuke, though, and thougght most poorly of Kumagawa.

The art was average - not bad, but not unique or pretty.
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by sharkypt
March 7th, 2017, 1:38pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
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I'm so happy with the ending! I went through the whole thing thinking 'god please let Miyake and Nina stay together even though he's not the main boy'! This ending was just great, so satisfied!
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i jumped in boxers  
by YanaseRyoko
December 21st, 2016, 1:03pm
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
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The ending was so good I don't feel sorry for kyousuke he's an idiot if he lover her too why did he hurt her so much, why did he ended up dating that slut, why ?? Because she rejected his kiss just for that. Asshole! Ugh. My bad. Well anyway I'm glad about the ending she finally realized her feelings. I'm quite happy bc miyake care about Nina feelings over his but the other guy he was just playing around he was giving hopes to Nina she believed it. I just hate him from the bottom of my heart. He lost the love of his life just for a slutty girl. You got what you deserve.

I like this manga because usually the girl always choose the asshole guy. But didn't happen I was praying for that actually.

... Last updated on August 29th, 2018, 10:17pm
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Good overall  
by GreenGrass2012
September 12th, 2016, 4:25am
Rating: N/A
It was good overall to me. I think it's the first manga that I ever hated a character this much
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(Asou of course)

The story is quite slow and sometimes there were some unnecessary things happened. But overall, I enjoyed it. The ending was satisfying for me.

Recommended to everyone.
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Dear god, shoujo mangakas: please empathize about the male lead  
by Rozzak
August 21st, 2016, 12:30pm
Rating: N/A
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He's tossed around by a slut who ruins his lifelong mutual love. Then ends up forever alone while some jabronni is banging his unrequited love 5 ft away from his room. Jesus Christ have some goddamn empathy for the opposite gender when you write a manga.
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Had to Keep Reading  
by Sogno
May 29th, 2015, 12:34am
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
It was honestly a rough beginning, very, should I say, shoujo-like. But it grows on you and it ends in a unique way. Not just in who she ends up with, but her interactions with other members of her family and fellow students. She's not some loner who makes friends throughout the manga. She already has friends and they support her. And though it is not free of drama, the bulk of it is centered around the main characters and not other random students in the school trying to create trouble.

Enjoyable read and would recommend to any shoujo fan.
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IT'S ok, but  
by jeffreymgibson
April 28th, 2015, 6:51pm
Rating: N/A
It's ok. And by the way, this is not the first manga to have this sort of ending. I have read many similar titles. There are a few things that bother me though.
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Early in the manga, if she was really so in love with him, why did she reject his kisses twice. That's not the way to convince someone you love them and want to date them. Also, if he really liked her all along, then why turn down her confession and date someone else. It really makes no sense at all. Last but not least, she seemed to move on rather fast. Under normal circumstances, it would probably be normal to move on in the given amount of time, but I think it was be nearly impossible to move on while living next door to the person and interacting with them on a daily basis.
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Ending was good!  
by Omlil
April 18th, 2015, 2:31am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Every character got what it deserved.
A very good story, like the heroine a lot. Not your typical crybaby shoujo manga character.
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by bodea
March 16th, 2015, 8:10am
Rating: N/A
I didn't like it, but it had potential and there were a few cute moments.

This series could have been a really sweet story of first love, but it all goes so wrong halfway into volume one. Let me just break it down:

The characters - Nina was sweet, but such a cry baby. Oh man, she was literally crying in every other scene and I had no clue why. It was just unecessary. She was also a little too naive and obtuse. As for Kyousuke, man, what was he doing? I didn't understand him at all. Both characters were horribly developed (yeh, even for a manga). I didn't get their motivations at all.

The story - It was confusing, and not just the panels. The dialogue as well (even that was scarce in parts). This could have been a really nice story of a girls crush and how she has to rethink her feelings as she grows and their lives don't connect in every way for the first time. I could have even appreciated the ending if the writing were better. As is, the plot didn't flow well and that killed it for me.

The art - Getting straight to the point, I didn't care for it. I felt it was inconsistent and messy.
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Nice ending  
by linasama
October 18th, 2014, 9:33pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I'm not into that kind of cliche shoujo, and if fact, i'm glad this wan.t one of those. Although there are 10 vol, it didn't feel like it was too much to dense, and stuff. It's a very nice, and pretty story, with some parts that maybe would've been better if they were explained a little bit more.
But aside of that, in was finally refreshing and it didn't dissapointed me at all. Even in the extras are things that complete some missing thoughts and feelings. Loved everything, Miyake looks like Roxas though (pretend you didn't read that).
A shoujo like it's supposed to be, more or less. More realistic.

A must read. X3
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