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from Sound of Jewels:

One day, Yukino received a weird message
from her best friend Saho.
Then when she came to school she heard about
her death. Truth is, she killed herself because
she was persecuted by her schoolmates...
So why is her last message "run"...?

(2) I’d Rather be Killed Under the Cherry Tree
Sasagawa is not the type who can easily make friends, yet Saho opens to her and they slowly end up to be the best of friends. When Yukino enters their group the balance is somehow broken. A short oneshot about friendship, love and betrayal. This is Sasagawa’s version of the story: Dead Friend’s Love Letter.
From Evil Flowers


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Associated Names
죽는다면 차라리 벚꽃나무 아래서
Dead Friend's Love Letter
I'd rather be Killed under the Cherry Blossoms
Kirschblut - Dead Friend's Love Letter (German)

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.I’d Rather be Killed Under the by Evil Flowers over 4 years ago
v.1 c.3 by Sound of Jewels & Sumire no Team over 5 years ago
v.1 c.2 by Sound of Jewels over 6 years ago
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1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.3 / 10.0 (88 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.12 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 20th 2015, 10:45pm PST



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Cheese! (Shogakukan)

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i cried like a bloody baby   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by YanaseRyoko
February 23rd, 2017, 11:45pm
This was so much for my kokoro, I definitely loved it. the art was wonderful and beautiful
but it was so sad and I still have this nostalgic feeling... Ugh . but you know what I truly hate was that he said he was going to be always by her side and yet he failed... Why?!? (ಥ_ಥ)

... Last updated on February 23rd, 2017, 11:45pm
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o(´^`)o Ah... oh boy   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by xninaxhangx
April 5th, 2014, 2:34am
this was a very confusing story and pretty much scared the heck out of me. i was going to shock mode to idk mode all at once. i'm not really sure on how i would explain it but i'm pretty sure i'm confused.
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i think that Tatewaki should have rejected Saho instead of using her. and told Yamashita he loved her. i feel very sad that Yamashita was pretty much being blame for the crimes Tatewaki had done.
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A bit lame....   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by yumemiru
November 29th, 2012, 9:53am
I don't know, but I guessed early on what had happened.

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Except it was even more sinister in my imagination... I thought he had planned to kill Saho and use her death as an excuse to get close to Yukino. Turns out he let Saho die and saved a camera instead. Pretty dark, except now I don't get what the whole point was. He knew Saho wanted to out him, why didn't he do anything about it? Also, the story never explained why he was crazy to begin with, nor why he was always burning up his pictures. Open-ended stories are okay, but I think these factors were crucial to the story, and shouldn't have been ignored.

The problem with this is that it was way too short, and the transitions were absolutely terrible. You can barely understand what's going on, and after you're finished, it feels like there were a couple of pages missing or something. Also, NONE of the characters were fully developed. How are we supposed to sympathize/have any feeling if we can barely understand why the characters are all acting like that?

Lastly, this might be a pet peeve (I don't really think so though), but the art is just not...very good. This is a shoujo, but the only time characters look "cute" or "nice" is when they have barely any expression on their faces. At any other point in the story, they just look creepy, even when the mood is supposed to be funny. Weak, weak attempts at humor. It's terrible.

This could have been interesting, but this needed way more plot than just the premise and way more characterization. (And my pet peeve...a better artist who can draw other nice facial expressions than creepy).

... Last updated on November 29th, 2012, 9:55am
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so glad that its only one volume   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by kyeoptae
January 13th, 2012, 1:37am
If this manga had like 5-6 volumes, I'd drop it.
chapter 1 was really good then after reading chapter 2, i got really confused and started to feel like i don't want to read it anymore.
if i can't even take the 1st volume, how would i even be able to read it if there were more?
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that guy is just really scary, its hard to tell whether he actually likes yukino or he's just pretending and going around killing people that yukino interacted with to make it seem like yukino was the one who killed them (does it make sense?)

i'm really curious on how it would end so that's why i'm still not dropping this manga.
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