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A romantic comedy about Fuwa, a guy living in a small apartment in overcrowded Tokyo, who wants to have a place of his own. Because of a building accident in their new office building, Fuwa's company (5 employees) had to move into his apartment, right after he had moved to a larger place. And the new employee (Hiyama Izumi, a 15 year-old girl) had to move into Fuwa's place, as she had just come from the country. Then Fuwa's old girlfriend Tokiko, who had already gotten married, ran away from her husband and came to Fuwa's place.


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v.10 by Hawks over 11 years ago
v.9 by Hawks over 11 years ago
v.8 by Hawks over 11 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (384 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.8 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 24th 2016, 8:53am PST



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Big Comic Spirits (Shogakukan)

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Really, magnificent!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Azari02
May 16th, 2009, 6:30pm
I thought this manga was incredibly good. The romantic development was pretty good and I really loved the Izumi and Fuwa relationship. I enjoyed their affection and the theme that Love is not is not hindered by AGE! It also didn't drag on like some other romances and was always filled with some entertaining rising action.
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Optimistic... No.   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by alchemist11
April 6th, 2009, 6:49pm
I had high hopes and was looking forward to the manga after reading the summary here, but once I began reading it, I ended up hating a lot of the characters and in the end, didn't like it much. I was expecting it'd be like Aishiteruze Baby, but no, it wasn't. Not even a "same-age" futari relationship. I'm afraid this manga was just too poor... And for the record, I oppose pedophelic-like relationships.
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Not great, not bad, but does go downhill   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by Nins_Leprechaun
June 7th, 2008, 12:57pm
This manga started out good, with likeable characters and plot devises, but as it move past the first couple volumes it steadily goes downhill. While it started out believable, it becomes frustrating as characters seem to appear out of the blue (and naturally fall in love Fuwa), and naturally Izumi gets involved by shear chance in some fantastic fluke, drama ensues. Its kind of ironic that the world in this manga can make it seem like there are all of 50 people living in Tokyo (minus people on the subway), given that the end of the series seems to portray a message regarding the almost infinite opportunities present in this wide world.
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For the most part, very nice   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by jamie1990
April 27th, 2008, 2:11pm
The art is perfectly suited for conveying the often very witty comedy in this series. Lovely character designs, facial expressions and page layout also help out this often quite implausible manga.

Some arcs are undeniably better than others, which is a shame. Even so, I enjoyed it.

I'd imagine this is a manga that would be appreciated more by people who don't generally go for romance manga than shounen, otaku or shoujo romance buffs.
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It is a manga   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Deva
January 31st, 2008, 8:19am
The manga started had a middle and an end, thats is it, didn't get caught in it and most of the time I just read it because I hadn't anything else to read. Wouldn't say it is boring but everything except the economystuff is just so replaceable
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by palabasa
June 30th, 2007, 12:19pm
Seinin is quite different with shounen, it's more realistic in its approach so it might shock others who are more used to shounen...This one is kind of light, sweet, and more accurate in what happens in real life, kind of an eye opener for me(it really has a similarity with my life)..It has some dragging moments, and i think it could have ended sooner than 10 volumes..But its good enough that i finished it without reading another title as a filler...and it also has some touching moments and a more mature mood...

... Last updated on June 30th, 2007, 12:32pm
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by canucks
May 29th, 2007, 9:32pm
Started with great momentum when introducing a very likeable cast, and lighthearted gags. As the manga moves forward however, it loses its novelty. Things really spiraled downwards after the realization of their relationship, when the author seemed to have ran out of ideas and started inserting random filler one-shot-characters with very shallow backdrops. It was so poorly orchestrated that it seemed like the author merely wanted to stretch a thin plot. The art goes downhill as well, having almost NO memorable scenes in the latter half and most of the dialogue lacked impact, even on the supposedly emotionally-high-strung scenes. The events seemed to be lost through the pages, leaving one to think "did I miss a page?" Very unnatural and disjointed.

If light hearted romatic comedy is for you, I would suggest you read the first few volumes, but stop after the economic bubble and leave the rest to your own imagination.

... Last updated on May 29th, 2007, 9:34pm
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Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by tPior9ranZP63nLu
May 29th, 2007, 9:16am
really too stupid
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The best   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ranmaru
May 18th, 2007, 5:59am
I love this one, Great characters (you really will like them) and they'll stay in your mind for a really long time after you finished this, I recommend this to evey one.
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by m1sael
March 28th, 2007, 8:28am
I enjoyed reading this manga. It starts pretty good. Everytime I finished a chapter, I couldn't wait to read the next one. Near the end, however, it gets more serious but less funny and the plot becomes loong and sloow. In fact, I had to force myself to read it to the end. They had put this manga as a "Slice of Life" manga but in my opinion some characters and situations in this manga a very unlikely to happen in real life. In short, it's an OK manga.
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