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From JShoujo Scans:
Yori Iwatani is close to her 40s and is giving up on love and marriage. She has decided to live a quiet solitary life in her hometown. But when a handsome former classmate appears, things change for her.


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Associated Names
زواج أختي الكبرى
My Elder Sister's Marriage

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.15 by Stiletto Heels 7 months ago
v.3 c.14 by Stiletto Heels about 1 year ago
v.3 c.13 by Stiletto Heels about 1 year ago
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Status in Country of Origin
8 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (102 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.66 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 28th 2017, 3:24am PST



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Flowers (Shogakukan)

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Monthly Pos #1216 increased(+390)
3 Month Pos #1964 increased(+26)
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Uniquely amazing   
Rating: N/A
by cornelia0306
November 1st, 2017, 7:55am
It's already 114 days since this was last updated and it is too bad. I was trying to find a josei and I stumbled into this manga. I started reading and I immediately loved the story, it's very unique and very interesting. I hope the scanlators would update this because I really want to continue reading this so bad sad
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Tags put me off...   
Rating: N/A
by theLettuceGarden04
September 24th, 2017, 9:27am
...but I'm so glad that I'm reading this! It was a lot better than I thought it would be. I was first reading this because apparently the main male lead is stalkerish (which I like lol), but that was just icing on the cake. It might be weird for me a 24 year old to say this, but in a way, I can relate to the main female lead in some ways and I don't think she's weak per se (I guess having an affair makes you one lol). I'm honestly shipping them, but I know I don't think it will work out (obviously). The art is not pretty and can even be disproportionate, but I love it too. Overall, like the tags says yes it will have affairs, so if you're not a fan do not read this. I definitely agree of what hatsumimi99 said, kudos for the translations~
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Make no mistake, this IS a mature, adult romance   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by hatsumimi99
June 1st, 2016, 10:38am
The last user who suggested that this is a high school romance dressed up in an adult setting clearly doesn't know contemporary Japanese women very well. I chose to translate this series because this IS a reality for a lot of women, and Nishi Keiko is well-versed in the emotional and psychological aspects of being in such a relationship. And when it comes to being single and forty, this woman knows her subject well.

Yori is a career-woman searching for the meaning of love at a point in her life where most women are already married with children. Myself being a career-woman, thirty and single, I hope never to find myself in her situation. But the frames where Yori agonizes over love and loneliness are thoughts that constantly flood my mind, even though I've learned to enjoy my time alone. I don't condone her actions, but I understand them. Was it Jane Austen who wrote, we are all fools in love?

Recently on a Japanese variety show, they brought a panel of "judges" (Comedy Duo Black Mayo's "Butsu-Butsu" half was one of them) to evaluate 60 single women in their 30's and 40's. Out of 60 women, 2/3rds admitted to having had an affair with a married man. A few women explained that they were looking for love and felt that the love was real. Sufficed to say, everyone was shocked and wanted to convince them otherwise, until a young student from the Literature Club at Tokyo U spoke up in her defense.

Perhaps if you only look at things above the surface, or your inhibitions about marital affairs and sex prevents you from wanting to delve any deeper into the characters, then I say, down the road, if you are still single and struggling in relationships, maybe that will be a good time to come back and read this manga again.

... Last updated on June 1st, 2016, 10:44am
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Need a better adult romance than this one   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by casandra28
February 24th, 2016, 7:36am
I really got into this one at the beginning. I hate school age romance and I thought this would end up being more my speed. Little did I know that after a few chapters we arrive at the same high school situations with middle aged adults... then I prayed that it would forsake the title of romance and the woman would be worthy of my original high opinion of her. However, it didn't happen. Trying to play the just sex affair card is like a teenager trying to look and act like an adult without really having any idea of how to be an adult. She is supposed to be 40? Ridiculous. After the first few chapters I started missing the high school romance stories which is really saying something. I wish someone would do a romance with older more mature characters but actually get it right and then step all over this trash... seriously both of them have the maturity level of teens it's like they never grew up and are playing at being adults. Adults will most likely see this comic for what it really is within the first 7 or so chapters. I was actually quite surprised when I looked at the creators profile to find a woman who is old enough to know that this is just a overly dramatic high school romance dressed up as one between adult characters. Don't get me wrong. There are all sorts of people out there and some never grow up. This is a story about those type of people.
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Weak Female Lead, Weak Moral   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Sternensilber
February 22nd, 2015, 9:53am
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I read the manga until chapter 8. I don´t like the female lead. At first I thought she is a cold and farouche but sensible woman. But then out of the blue she sleeps with a stranger.I don´t like females who sleep so easily with strangers. But ok. I could have endure this if she had at least a tiny bit of sanity. But she has not even that. In chapter 8 she begins an affair with the married male lead. Without love without an other sensible reason. (if there would be a sensible reason..) Just out of the blue. This story was a big disappointment. The moral of this story is that adultery is ok. And you can be selfish and unreasonable as long you are happy.
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"I'm having a blast"   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by xono
October 25th, 2013, 10:52pm
At first I was merely skimming to see the art and the pacing in panels. "Are you ovulating today?" and "I'm having a blast" parts drew me in. I properly read from the top and now I am so hooked till chapter 5. The banters were really interesting and the illustrations present smooth characterization and actions that this manga is easy to read and enjoy. I hope Maki and Iwatani will end up with each other. I am sucker for love that started since childhood of a male chara.

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I certainly dig the masturbation scenes even with the wife's presence in the house. It shows how he truly desires Iwatani without having to resort to use any other woman.
I just hope this manga won't turn into some shallow romance later.
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The fourth chapter will determine its worth   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by ghostbubble15
July 4th, 2013, 11:05am
I had rated this quite high because of its interesting first chapter, but my opinion of it went way down once it seemed to be turning into
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the "male+prestige=dominance" typical/disturbing plot-line of so many shoujos. From the resistance and disgusted looks that she's giving him, I hope that she won't betray my expectations and that she'll continue to be a character with backbone who won't fall for money or lust!
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ichigokira
May 30th, 2013, 7:47pm
This one is very interesting. I really like josei mangas and this one could be my new fav. The plot is good, it has a very mysterious plot. I mean why do they look the same? I really like the male lead. It has a mature ambiance for readers searching for a different type of manga. I really recommend you reading this one! smile
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Realistic mature romance series   
Rating: N/A
by arrha
May 8th, 2013, 10:14am
I'm looking forward to how this series will develop. I've always been interested in romance dramas (manga/dramas/novels) involving spinsters so this was a pleasant find. Like the first commenter, there's nothing ground-breaking about it, but if you're looking for a sweet, realistic romance then this should go on your list. And also, check it out for the art. It's not shoujo-pretty but I find the art used here rather 'refreshing', it's clean and there's movement (I can't explain it well but you just have to see it)
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Rating: N/A
by lialah
March 21st, 2013, 5:28am
Very slice of life-ish and deals with a woman librarian entering into her forties which, from what I've seen so far, is a refreshing change as she seems to have a more mature outlook on life. She certainly doesn't look that age though, so if older protagonists aren't your thing you could probably ignore it.

The plot has nothing major or dramatic going on (yet) and as a josei it doesn't really deal with anything stunningly original when it comes to romance. In short, it's basically a story where two people meet again after a few decades. What does make it interesting is that it strays a little outside of the box in that, when the two love interests do meet, Yori and Maki are older, single and well established into their own careers. As a consequence, their dispositions are a little more on the mature side.

Definitely recommended for josei readers, especially if you've read 'tramps like us' and 'Hotaru no Hikari'.

... Last updated on March 21st, 2013, 5:36am
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