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Hito wa Naze Hataraka Nakereba Naranai no ka  
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1. Hito wa Naze Hataraka Nakereba Naranai no ka
Why is it that People Have to Work? Air headed superior and competent subordinate office love story. Continues in ch 2-4.

2. Hito wa Naze Hitori dewa Ikite Yukenai no ka
Why is it that People Can't be Alone?

3. Hito wa Naze Onaji Ayamachi wo Kurikaesu no ka
Why is it that People Always Make the Same Mistakes?

4. Hito wa Naze Shiawase ni Naritai to Negau no ka
Why is it that People Wish to be Happy?

5. Closed

6. Bokura wa Tada Hashiru Dake
For ten years Kousuke has followed Tomonari-senpai, from high school to college and now the company at which they both work, all the while telling himself that their friendship is enough for him. Kousuke's world tips upside down when he finds out two shocking facts in one evening that change his perspective on Tomonari drastically.

7-10. Call Me
Long distance relationship between two work colleagues spanning over some time.


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Associated Names
Bokura wa Tada Hashiru Dake
Call Me (YAMADA Yugi)
Hito wa Naze Hitori dewa Ikite Yukenai no ka
Hito wa Naze Onaji Ayamachi wo Kurikaesu no ka
Hito wa Naze Shiawase ni Naritai to Negau no ka
Why Must People Work

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Latest Release(s)
c.10 (end) by Dangerous Pleasure over 4 years ago
v.1 c.1-5 by Dangerous Pleasure over 4 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.7 / 10.0 (134 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.48 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 12th 2018, 12:20pm PST



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Reijin (Take Shobo)

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Monthly Pos #1357 increased(+146)
3 Month Pos #2190 increased(+384)
6 Month Pos #3202 increased(+802)
Year Pos #4084 increased(+1426)

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I enjoyed this despite all else   
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by OmNom
October 3rd, 2014, 11:20am
So there are three stories, each one better than the one preceding it. All three consists of men working in the office - a topic I dare say is the author's forte - and all consist of a sense of humour very much in Yamada Yugi-sensei's style. There certainly are 'killer' moments where the readers expect something juicy only to be disappointed by comedic relief, but all in all I still rather like the manga. Perhaps I'm too biased with sensei, in which case then ok I take the blame, but surely you can't deny the fact that it is an enjoyable and 'interesting' read, ranging from full-out humour to heart-wrenching drama to touching sweetness, and you just can't get bored reading it. That definitely makes the manga stand out from the crowd, even if its topic is rather common and down-to-earth. Once again I'm reminded of the reasons why I fell in love with the mangaka in the first place.
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Boys Lust just a little bit   
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by xeucet
March 3rd, 2012, 9:14pm
It was probably the "lustiest" story of the mangaka that I had read, but despite that minor factor (cause I've read many more explicit titles after that one, why did I??) it was great. It had a good sense of humor, like always with her.

The two of them are about the same stature and build, so I was wondering who was gonna be the pitcher
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and I must say it was a surprise, because judging by the cover I was clearly wrong. The one with the longer haircut has black hair in the manga and wears spectacles, while the other has fair one. I also liked the fact that both of them were, how should I say, not depravated but "libertine", well read it and see it for yourself. None of them did shy away from sexual arousal, and none of them did take the lead, both were equally in it

I really liked when you feel that you are actually reading a story about two men partners, especially if the relationship seems balanced, it is a nice break from our never-ending seme/uke formula!!! Too bad I'll only be able to find that in short stories. Well, you can't have it all!!
It is different from her others stories where the uke has bigger eyes or is smaller, because here the two men look like a seke couple.

I'm completely in love with her way of drawing characters. Sometimes I just stay on some pages to take the time and admire her pencil stroke/line, a pure visual pleasure.

... Last updated on March 3rd, 2012, 9:24pm
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Rating: N/A
by Sasageru
July 9th, 2011, 4:56am
Yeah i really liked the two stories that have been scanlated in this manga :3 very cute, nice and happy, not too fluffy but not depressing at all either. Light hearted reading with some mild comedy and lots of hidden emotions :3
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