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Majime na Jikan  
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Kazusa, a young high-school girl, is killed instantly when a car crashes into her as she was crossing the street. As a ghost, she watches her friends' reactions to her death—keeping a close eye on Miharu, the boy she was in love with before she died. However, she discovers that he was in love with another girl Okabe Ranko... but can Okabe see Kazusa's ghost when no one else can?


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Associated Names
A Serious Time

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.6-9 (end) by Dazzling Scans over 8 years ago
v.1 c.4-5 by Dazzling Scans over 8 years ago
v.1 c.2-3 by Dazzling Scans over 8 years ago
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2 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (248 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.01 / 10.0

Last Updated
May 28th 2020, 7:26am PST



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Afternoon (Kodansha)

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Good manga covering a topic concerning death  
by Theoneyedsnake
July 3rd, 2020, 11:14pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
The manga was able to keep a comedic and serious tone while presenting the difficult topic of death.

Overall the art was ok, but the story was very good even with so little chapters. The author managed to invoke emotions and comedy in a fashion that didn’t undermine the main topic of death, but presented it in a interesting manner.
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Short but good  
by france
December 24th, 2016, 1:02am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Although its only two volumes, I'd say it did a great job in creating a new world for the reader to imagine. I liked the concept, and it is quite heartwarming. I wouldn't say it was a well crafted masterpiece, but it is a high quality short story.
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funny and make you cry  
by whitespade
July 15th, 2014, 6:51am
Rating: 8.6 / 10.0
the story progress swiftly with a lot of subtle humour that make you smile. however the last two chapters will make your eyes gush, so keep your tissues ready! this manga is great for anyone who want some feels in their manga, but nothing too overpowering, with like able characters and imaginative story line. just the right amount of chapters to make you identify with the characters, but short enough to keep you interested, try this light hearted but meaningful manga about death.

... Last updated on July 15th, 2014, 6:51am
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Very much worth it  
by Ariaofthesong
August 10th, 2013, 9:05am
Rating: N/A
I'm not one for seinen, just because manga directed towards males tends to be immature and boring, all fights and sex and blood. Yet, I decided to give this one a try. And~I was pleasantly surprised! It was worth it.

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I actually enjoyed that it didn't follow the shoujou formula and that there was no magical fix. She stayed dead and her love was never known. I was actually happy that it focused more on her mother than the love interest. ( I also really enjoyed the fact that Ranko and the love interest didn't become a couple. Yay for Kazusa! lol)
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good read, heart warming story  
by kronpas
June 11th, 2013, 8:39am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Perfect ending, plot tied up nicely which is a rare thing for tragedy manga and even rarer for this tradegy genre. There is no character developement aside from the main lead (understandable since it s only 2 volumes), but I think its fine. This story will leave you with saddess, but kind of relief saddness, when you know things are all good afterwards. Not so unique art but the characters are certainly well drawn. In short, a very good read which shouldnt take much of your time.
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Gorgeous and rich story  
by sundaetea
June 7th, 2013, 9:53pm
Rating: N/A
I just want to say that the cover for this is beautiful. It totally encapsulates the story you're about to read. The image of Kazusa floating amidst the red sunset is just so darn warming and yet it leaves you feeling a bit sad. There's something with the way the story is told that just gets you right in the gut. It's truly beautiful - I can't quite put the feeling into words. You just have to read it to feel it, and to understand it. But you'll be left with something good.
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by foobar
June 5th, 2013, 12:50am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
OK, only 9 chapters (which means that if I hadn't started it before the scanlation ended, I'd probably never have started it - because I like long read), but one of the few mangas ever to end nearly perfectly for me.
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A unique, one of a kind story  
by DarrisonSaber
June 4th, 2013, 1:55pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Majime na Jikan is not like any other story out there; it is very special in its plot and that's one of the strong points of this manga. Unlike the others, this one right off the bat is not cliche and filled with all those uncreative ideas that had been exploited over and over again. No, this manga presents a different way to portray the afterlife, which if you read will be pleasantly surprised smile The characters are developed very well despite the fact that it is only 2 volumes and that is pretty short. Everyone has a unique personality and it is those personality that drives the plot to its climax and conclusion. The art is also really good; it reads like an anime, which in my opinion is pretty cool.
I dont wanna rant for too long so here is a shortlist of pros and cons:
Unique plot, solid story
Good developed characters
Amazing art, better than most
Ending, eh, it's alright
too short Jesus christ! need to be longer =_=
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gets better as you read on  
by elalendi
May 26th, 2013, 8:25am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
At first glance I thought this was gonna be one of those cliche dead-ghost stories... there are more of those out there than you'd think. Plus the art isn't very unique (I like to pay attention to the art)... but I kept reading and before I realized I was drawn in. You know why? 'cause the main character is amazingly real. I think the author captured a girl of that age very well - Kazusa's immaturity, her frustration, her confusion and her loneliness, they're all emotions I'd expect a girl in her situation to feel. The most recent chapter had me tearing up. The pace is slow but I am fine with it. I like how patiently the story builds up. Has a lot of potential, I would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes the slice-of-life genre (also it's funny, and surprisingly fits the atmosphere).

edit: finished it. Some things were wrapped up so nicely (the love interest, Kazusa's mom). This quote made me cry "Whether I die, or someone else, it might be a relief, or a tragedy, but it doesn't really matter... everyone must go at some point and in the end they must disappear." The only thing is the VERY last pages of the last chapter ended a bit abruptly. But it's still a solid, beautiful ending.

... Last updated on June 4th, 2013, 5:08pm
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