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Chichi to Hige Gorira to Watashi  
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After losing her mother to a traffic accident, 5-year old tomboy Michiru finds a "suspicious person" moving into her home: her father's younger brother Kouji, whom she quickly nicknames “Beard Gorilla.” While awkward at first, it doesn’t take long for them to develop a relationship that's closer to one between a brother and sister than an uncle and niece.


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Chichi to Hige Gorilla to Watashi
Chichi to Hige-Gorilla to Watashi
Chichi to Higegorira to Watashi
Dad, the Beard Gorilla and I
Dad, the Beard Gorilla, and I
아빠와 수염고릴라와 나

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c.95-98 (end) by Meraki Scans 3 months ago
c.93-94 by Meraki Scans 3 months ago
c.92 by Meraki Scans 3 months ago
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7 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (72 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.82 / 10.0

Last Updated
June 9th 2019, 2:23pm PST



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Manga Kurabu (Takeshobo)

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Fantastic and Wholesome.  
by MondSemmel
April 9th, 2019, 11:58am
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
This is a wonderful slice-of-life 4-koma about family life, growing up, coming to terms with grief, and more. It's consistently high-quality, and ends at exactly the right time.

Slice of life is a bit hit-and-miss for me - some stories are utterly devoid of conflict, or waste dozens of chapters without any plot progression. In contrast, this manga has a well-rounded overarching story arc, so the story progresses slowly but continuously.

I loved the comedy, the quirky cast, and the manga overall. My only criticism is that the plot focus of the final ten or so chapters is slightly detrimental to the comedy, and that some side characters lose out on screentime after a while.

Highly and universally recommended.

... Last updated on April 9th, 2019, 12:00pm
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One of the best family-oriented (and 4-koma) mangas  
by jackalan
March 12th, 2019, 9:33pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I just finished reading this and tiny drops are pushing at the corner of my eyes. It's not long ago that I picked up this series. So I am just too grateful that I get to finish this 8-year of hardwork and wonders from author-san Koike Sadaji; plenty of care and precision from scanlator-san Meraki (the whole team); and doses of enjoyment and squeals from my fellow readers (and the memorable arigatou-guy at Meraki's online reader site). Thank you!

Now to the manga itself, what I love the most is how short the chapters usually are, yet they are ALWAYS packed with humour, warmth and fuzziness no matter how difficult the focused subjects: death, new accustoms, personal traumas, growing up (I love this because it's a task shared by both the adults and children with skillful observation and listening - something I still strive to improve as a person in my everyday life), getting over one's fears (various actually haha), and taking a step forward even if the future is largely unknown.

There are silly moments of antics and child-like that applicable for both small and big kids. There are friendship moments that are low-key discoveries of supports and endearments. There are romance moments that can be laughed-out-loud or tightly squeezed your heart. And most importantly, through it all, family moments that make it all a bliss at the end of the day, and the end of this title.

I was able to learn and reflect heaps reading this (and likely many times more in the years to come). I am 100% ENDORSING/RECOMMENDING Dad, the Beard Gorilla and I.

Please don't overlook it for its lightheartedness - because I am certain we can all get something out, and it makes this a better, more breather age (of craziness).

As for comparison to mangas like Yotsubato!, I don't really see it :-? The family focal lens is there. But really, they are quite different. Maybe Amaama to Inazuma is a bit more similar... Maybe not. This is a gem of its own rights.

On the other hand, the only tinny qualm I have for this manga is Michiru - the daughter who started as kindergartener, now a second grader - has been (too) surprisingly mature for her age (reflecting on my own personal growth and observations of others). Like she is fun-loving and a 100% kid, but damn, even adults, many can't compare to her handling of tough situations.

EDIT: if you look for something similar to read (like me), try My Home by Munko (the 1st in the Category Recommendation). I just started it and already love it! Also 4-koma, family-oriented with quirks and charms (fuzzy heart!)

... Last updated on March 14th, 2019, 3:08am
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Meh, average at best  
by Seregosa
October 23rd, 2018, 11:42am
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
A very boring manga with an unlikable brat and two dull adults as main characters. It's kinda similar to yotsubato and I didn't like that one either. I guess I just don't like this type of manga in the first place, but the characters are truly insipid, they have no spirit and I truly don't feel like they're interesting, the relationship also isn't harmonious. The comedy falls completely flat and I didn't get a single laugh out of reading this. To me, it's garbage, but maybe people who love this type of stuff and are interested in family settings would like it more.

The reason I even started reading this was because the little girl was supposed to be precocious and I thought that could be fun with a rude brat, but it wasn't, the story and jokes are just too bad.

... Last updated on October 23rd, 2018, 11:43am
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A nice and funny slow paced slice of life  
by morphin007
September 5th, 2018, 11:33am
Rating: N/A
I really like this manga, everything is progressing little by little, like the passing time, and they add a lot of funny and touching moments.
Every characters are well depicted except...

My only grief, spoiler alert, is with Hiwa-san. I feel like she is in this manga only to be the perfect girlfriend prospect for the widowed father. Seriously every time she appear I feel like the author is screaming in my ears "See they'll fall in love, she is perfect for him". It's so unnatural. It's like the author couldn't find a way to make a widower fall in love again.
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It's Interesting  
by suimikado
January 24th, 2018, 5:14pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
I find this manga interesting. Mainly because i love slice of life with family feels, but this manga do much more than that.
This manga has, of course, comedies which i find not that funny except very few of them. Still, it's not bad comedies. This manga also has, of course, family feels between the main protagonists AND we can suspect this family feels will develop to (at least) one new character. This manga has this warm and serious side that pop out rather unexpectedly yet quite frequently. And then, this manga also has quite an amount of romance.
Well, i personally like this manga smile Michiru is cute, her dad is being a young father and her uncle is seems more like a brother than an uncle.
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Definitely enjoying it so far  
by noisyparker
December 17th, 2017, 8:00am
Rating: N/A
As the name implies, this isn't just about the daughter, but also about the lives (and loves) of the two brothers. So far it has taken a pretty sequential focus (younger brother first, and the older next) and it remains to be seen whether the ongoing relationships will furnish as much material as the developing ones (since gags for developing relationships are usually easier fruit to reach), but I'm hopeful.
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by cyclamen
September 22nd, 2017, 1:56pm
Rating: N/A
Maybe it's because the natural comparison is to the timeless classic Yotsubato! but I find this series to be only "so-so" as of the latest scanlated chapter. The kid is a bit too mean-spirited and precocious for my tastes, the dad is plain and has nothing particularly interesting about him, the jokes aren't that funny and the slice-of-life aspect is too disjointed to have much strength. I do like the uncle a bit, but he can't carry the entire story on his own.

Still, imo it's not a complete waste of time, because the premise is pretty unusual. I don't think I've ever seen another series with a non-incestuous uncle-niece bond as its central relationship. So I'll keep reading for now, and update this comment provided my views change (for better or for worse) in the future.

Edit: Dropped it, but for no particular reason. It continued in the same fashion as always, but I think there are much more interesting slice-of-life manga out there that I could be spending my time on. Still, if you like tomboyish and precocious little girls then I think you'll enjoy this.

... Last updated on September 29th, 2017, 4:42am
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