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Rec - Kimi ga Naita Hi  
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From KakerA Translations:

Aizawa Minami is a girl who has never cried in her life. She's awkward with her feelings, and she carries a camcorder to film everything she likes. Because of her quirks, she's labeled as a freak and alienated by her classmates.

Satoru is her classmate and a recently retired teen actor who understands her. They quickly become friends, but what Minami doesn't know is that Satoru is hiding his secret from the world...

The included oneshots: "Kira-fuwa Kiss" and "Kira-fuwa Xmas" have not been translated.

*The oneshot Blue Wings from HAL takes place before this. In that story, Satoru's first name is different because the translations were done by different groups and 暁 can be read as Akira or Satoru.


Related Series
HAL (MAKINO Aoi) (Prequel)

Associated Names
تسجيل - اليوم الذي بكيت فيه -
Rec (MAKINO Aoi)
REC - der Tag an dem ich weinte
REC - the day you cried -

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.4 (end) by KakerA Translations over 6 years ago
v.1 c.3 by KakerA Translations over 6 years ago
v.1 c.2 by KakerA Translations over 6 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (293 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.3 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 17th 2017, 5:53pm PST



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Ribon (Shueisha)

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by widyaaindrawan
September 21st, 2015, 5:01am
OMG.... I cried in the end. I was crying in Satoru final moment. (TдT) If I be Minami maybe I will never stop crying.....

You should read this manga. I like Makino-sensei story except Sekai no Hate... It's to heavy to follow it.

... Last updated on September 21st, 2015, 5:02am
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by darkflames13
September 24th, 2013, 3:09am
Almost made me cry at the end. It was really really really beautiful and moving. It was an obvious tragedy from the end of the first chapter. It was beautiful nonetheless.

Sort of reminds me a lot of Taiyou no Uta (in a way...)

Love it. I would very much recommend it to those who love tragedies and heartwrenching stories.
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ok it fiction ok...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Mayuchi89
August 22nd, 2013, 8:53am
T^T sob sob...i keep on saying ..."ok its fiction ok,dont u dare cry"..huhu...sob sob...
Personally thinking...
In the whole process of the story exclude the ending..the story wasnt have the tragic feeli'n in it..but at the end..when the guy from the media gave her the camera n when she saw the footage of the video satoru take before he died...that when my emotion breaked..when i saw minami start to cried...i also started to cried...

It really worth reading...give a try...
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Wanted to cry   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Narufan1st
August 21st, 2013, 7:31pm
This is basically what happened as I read it
*prepared for tradegy*
*got distracted by the cuteness*
*strated loving the characters*
*started getting*
The BAM *MUST NOT CRY* my eyes are still watering
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very, very well done   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sleepychan
July 2nd, 2013, 2:50am
I think what makes this manga so beautiful is the execution. There are hints placed all through-out the four chapters about what is going to happen--so when the actual events occur, everything makes sense. You don't expect it, but when everything happens, you aren't exactly surprised... and that makes it all the more tragic.
I often give up on reading romance manga because too often the lead couple and the plot are made of flimsy substance; the fact that this short piece focuses on the inevitable tragedy of its romantic couple gave it a beautiful depth.
The characters aren't the most original. Not even the story is original. But what makes REC so great, enjoyable and painful to read is the romantic AND individual development of the two. They affect each other so positively, not burdened by trivial worries.
The ending really, really hurts in the absolutely best way. My chest clenched with that painful emotion I only experienced when I heard my grandfather passed away. I'm not one to cry, but I had grown so attached to the two within the few short chapters that when I saw the last page, I lost it.
Very well done. If you're okay with tragedy, this manga is a great reminder to love those around you more than your own life.
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It hurt to read   
Rating: N/A
by Ariaofthesong
June 25th, 2013, 6:41pm
At first, I really wasnt moved by the manga. I honestly didn't think much of it....Until I read the ending. It hit me like a punch in the stomach and I started sobbing. It was beautiful to the point of being painful.

Read it... Please. Overlook everything else and read it.
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Must Read.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Sakura29
December 25th, 2012, 8:41pm
This manga has been one of my favourites so far. I read it some years ago, so forgive me if I get some things wrong. The plot is great and I can definitely feel and sympathise for the characters, something that only happens with really good manga for me. The ending could have not been better and if it had ended differently, it would have not been memorable and great as it is. The art is beautiful.

You just have to read it.
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Truly is bittersweet.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Kookie_Monstar
August 12th, 2012, 1:28am
These two individuals shared a bond like no other.

The manga has little physical interaction between the two leads. At first I thought there wouldn't be much chemistry and I was a bit sad, to tell you the truth, but the lack of physicality did not affect that romantic, loving feel. It just made it seem more special. The mangaka was able to portray that final blow in the final pages that just made me think "WOW ;A;" (I think most people teared at that point).

The tragic end was expected but yet unexpected.
In a nutshell, it was a nice read smile
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by Ibleda
July 25th, 2012, 11:13pm
I have no idea how good it is, or at least supposed to be based on the ratings. As soon as the traditional cold front ridiculously "sweet" inside appeared, I dropped out. How typical.

Prob gonna get better afterwards, but honestly, no matter how good it's gonna get, it's not worth reading at least to me. That girls personality... plus the author's way of expressing it: overly serious way of showing off her greatness, unfortunately I hate those types of girls. Whoever's failure that the first chap wasn't enough to grab someone's attention.
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So Bittersweet.   
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by Akinochi
May 31st, 2012, 6:57am
This was the first manga I ever read from this mangaka. It was just something I chose from liking thee cover to pass time.

I really didn't expect to like it so much. It gave me a really weird feeling. And while it has some cliche stuff, The execution is pretty good.
What made it better was the two leads. While they don't might not seem much to some readers. But to me, After reading god knows how many shoujo manga's, I know they were much better than most Shoujo hero's & heroines. Not once did they get in my nerves (which is an achievements in itself xD) and they were pretty lovable.

The ending fit the story so much (even if I wanted a happier one). I felt like I was watching a movie scene. And the last page made me tear up ;u;

So if you want something short to read. Give it a try!
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