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Gaki no Koro kara  
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Collection of short-stories

Itsumo Issho or Always Together
In order to win the heart of her dream boy, an obese girl joins forces with her cousin to lose weight… — An amusing take on the topic “obesity” and how the right motivation can work wonders from the author of Piano no Mori and Hanada Shônen-shi.


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Associated Names
دائماً معاً
Always Together
Gaki no Koro kara - Makoto Isshiki Tanpenshu
Itsumo Issho
Since We Were Brats
~ガキの頃から~ 一色まこと短編集

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Latest Release(s)
c.Oneshot by Kotonoha over 11 years ago
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1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (267 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.02 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 4th 2015, 12:02pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Big Comic Spirits Casual (Shogakukan)
Morning (Kodansha)

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too cute!   
Rating: 9.4 / 10.0
by whitespade
October 21st, 2011, 8:24pm
though i reckon their activity is a bit too intense, their relationship is very cute. it look real and there is no pretension. i should get off my butt too! i do wish i'm able to get my hand on the others in this series

... Last updated on October 21st, 2011, 8:25pm
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It's just that good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by nail80
June 13th, 2010, 4:51am
I second all these comments.
Finally i get to see a good story, most slice of life stories are, with normal characters, real emotions and educational and inspirational value. The friendship bond between both characters feels real and truthfull. You feel the characters.
It's not angsty, it tells you that it's not about the looks, and it manages to provide a light take on obesity.
Most of all you feel that this is an honest and solid piece of work, not like a lot of pretentious stuff you see around.
Please let there be more stories like this one!
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by sweetnsour321
May 24th, 2010, 5:10pm
I love this one-shot
Its realistic and really nice
i wonder why I haven't read it
it's really sweet and knowledge-ful
I reccomend it! I agree with everythin terrorofdeath92 said
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encourages you on whatever you wanna do   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by TerrorOfDeath92
May 3rd, 2010, 12:59pm
This really teaches you to not judge anyone or anything by outer appearance but to give them a chance to shine and that everyone has the potential to do so. The story's message is flawlessly being conveyed to the reader through the artists way of telling the story and his drawing style. It leaves you more satisfied than some series i've read while considering it being a one shot. Definitely worth a look!
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Amber3
February 3rd, 2010, 4:52am
This is great, the author was really thoughtful in the way she handled obesity and how it effects teens at school. A very good read for when you want to read something short, cute and inspiring.
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Great work-must read.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by honey_67
January 7th, 2010, 4:09am
I found this when I grew sick of cliched shoujo themes and I'm glad I read this. It's tone of realism reflects the fact that it's seinen and the theme used in this manga is expressed delicately too.

A good read indeed. biggrin
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im inspired!!!~   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by otakuness
June 5th, 2009, 9:04am
this is so nice!!! its so realistic and i can also related becaue i did most of it when i was in fourth grade i mean...welp...this is just so nice!!! i can really relate...gotta say... im touched!!!
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really great   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by roxslide
December 8th, 2008, 6:39pm
I'm a sucker for things like this, sadly to say the ending made me all happy teary eyed. Speaking of which, I need to loose some weight, where's a retired judo champ when you need him? bigrazz

And I'm pretty sure taking hot baths increases your metabolism, steam rooms at spas do the same thing. No 100% but...

... Last updated on December 8th, 2008, 6:43pm
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Very cute and sweet   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Pantherocker
October 29th, 2008, 9:09am
Does bathing really speed up your metabolism? I don't think so..... anyway, it's a great short story about the social problems of being overweight and also overcoming your problems.
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truly amazing!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by raen
April 5th, 2008, 4:18am
i really loved this one shot. it was something that i could relate to so it really did strike a chord. and like BimboSilly mentioned, the characters are'nt the usual super cute and super hot guy.
also, the dramatic scenes in the manga were made so to create a positive experience for the character.
this manga is a definite must-read!
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