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Suwa Daisuke is an ordinary, but popular, high school student. One of his classmates, Aikawa Hinako, is somewhat fearful of men and because she ran away from just his attempt to touch her hair, he states to one of his buddies, that she is the only one he wouldn't date, unaware all of the people in his classroom could hear them, including Hinako.

Daisuke's attitude changes after he unintentionally hears a shocking truth that she confesses in an abandoned church. His former annoyance turns to compassion and concern. Hinako is unaware that he knows her 'little' secret. Believing him to have no romantic interest, she becomes more relaxed and comfortable in his company. Their relationship faces a lot of obstacles, including jealous classmates.


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Горькая невинность

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v.4 c.31-32 (end) by Solaris-SVU (2405d ago)
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4 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (2536 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.28 / 10.0
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Sweet and Bitter   
Rating: N/A
by MeenGreen
March 12th, 2012, 6:49pm
As the title describes it.
This manga makes you care for the character which makes it harder and fustrating to read.

Not because it is a bad manga, but because it makes you think of how this unfortunately isn't just a story it's a reality to many. So fustrating how such things can happen.

But this manga pulls at the heart string and gives hope. Hope that things can get better and that people, no matter what the circumstances, can learn to love and trust again.

I don't usually read psychological manga, but after reading this it definitely got me interested.

Starts off by passing the main guy as a jerk, but you later learn to like him for how much care and love he has for the main girl.

This story is a sad, but beautiful story, and you should DEFINITELY not pass the opportunity to read this.
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dont' read the summary above...   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Lorska
February 8th, 2012, 1:38pm
... and you'll get slapped in the face after only one chapter!
If you took the parts of this story alone, this wouldn't be anything special. But you got the whole thing together. And you'll learn two things:
1. Life sucks.
2. No matter how much it sucks, there's always a way to change it.
It's nothing you'll need much time to get through, there's not enough happiness that goes further than a short smile, but the emotions emitted by this manga are tremendous. This topic isn't an easy one, but it's something that's reaching everyone who has something like a heart.

great drama, great characters, only small issues: 9.5/10
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A touching story...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by strixflash
December 20th, 2011, 6:37am
This is one of the very few stories which has actually made me cry. You will definateley enjoy it. Remember that it is not a hentai manga and hence it doesnt have sexual scenes. It is a complete psycological and human behaviour manga.
It shows the pain of a victim and the sufferings he/she have to undergo. The importance of a relationship and a family support.
A must read!
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Not terrible.   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by Jeshia
December 10th, 2011, 11:48pm
The plot... ehh. I've seen it before, and I wasn't necessarily moved. It had too much unresolved drama piling and piling, and that was not only irritating, but got in the way of the characters.

In the way of character development... only the two main characters had any "development," and that development was of the shoujo kind. From the beginning, the story seemed kind of superficial and fictional, which for the serious topics it covered, could and should have been a bad thing.

However, it wasn't a bad read. I don't regret the time I spent reading it, and as a manga, I think it depicted what the author wanted to depict. As for realism, there were some elements of it. It wasn't entirely fabricated, and unlike previous reviewers, I felt that the main girl's personality was fine. Not to be pointing fingers, but I feel that anyone that has a set way of how such a girl (i.e. those that have gone through teen pregnancy/were raped) should act hasn't experienced life any more than a "teenager." I will hold back my biting comments toward a previous reviewer's mention of a k-drama representation because this is supposed to be an objective (ish) review. Anyway, the way the flashbacks dealt with how she developed were well-placed, and added to the bulk of the story.

The emotional strain on the reader I felt wasn't huge. In fact, the characters felt so distant to me, and it had nothing to do with whether they were "relatable" because of similar characteristics. It might just be this author's style. Or the fact that, with issues such as these, it's just difficult to portray a person with such a past in a manner that has the reader absorbed. You either like the plot, or you don't.

One thing that wasn't addressed that really should have been was the issue of pity. I appreciated the subtlety of its development, but the way the author just abruptly ended the light sense of issue put me off. If that had been more masterfully developed, this manga would have been above-par for its genre.

My end recommendation? If you like the summary, read it. It's a pretty accurate representation of the story. The male lead is quite like-able in the sense of the word, and if you can manage to see past all the random plot elements of drama, I don't think you'll regret reading it.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by voices-
July 28th, 2011, 5:58am
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I felt something in my heart when I'm reading the last few chapters. I felt really sad for Aikawa and there's a little tears in my eyes. (the tears didn't flow out though. heh.) This is a reaaally touching manga. T.T

Kazuki is pretty irritating so luckily she did something to redeem herself at the end... if not I would really hate her for it. hahaha.

Daisuke's desire to protect Aikawa was sweet enough. hahaha, I liked how considerate he is when he's with Aikawa~ awww~

Basically, all the characters were great and I enjoyed the story ( the emotional parts at the last few chapters)

mmm, there are some parts in which I don't understand.

Since Aikawa gave birth, what is her mother doing??? o.O Continue working and leave the girl alone?

Then what happened to the step father? I only knew Aikawa moved out of the house but I don't think I read anything about what happened to the step father... hmmmmm...

These are the few question marks I had in my head... so I don't really give a 10 for this.

Well, I think I read too fast so I might left some details out... hmm, I don't know...

... Last updated on July 28th, 2011, 6:01am
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Rating: N/A
by fuzetsuscans
March 23rd, 2011, 2:56pm
Could have been much better. The main girl just wasn't believable--I couldn't believe that she was actually raped given her personality, nor that her family and society would allow her to have a kid so willingly and at such a young age.

Its a wasted story and I can't recommend it. If you want the same story told better, watch a good k-drama instead. I'd give it a 4, but because so many teenagers who are not yet jaded to the novelty of rape are giving it 10s which it obviously doesn't deserve, I'll give it a 2 instead.
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one of the darkest mangas ive read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by haou_airengabby
March 18th, 2011, 5:37pm
this manga covers some very touchy topics molestation, abortion, adoption but it flowed together beautifully. I liked the main character he so sweet and nice and the girl had every reason to break down but was so strong. the ending couldve been much better tho. but i highly recommend to an adult reader of manga
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On eof the best mangas I have read.   
Rating: N/A
by kidayuki
February 7th, 2011, 8:48pm
This is an amazing, must read manga. I was looking for manga involving rape a while back and someone suggested it to me and I delayed reading it because I thought the title would havbe been yet another one of the smutty titles that have gotten lost in the back of my mine where the girl gets raped and falls in love with her attacker.

100% WRONG. Wow. This manga left me in tears and speech less. I teared up several times and I was impressed by the depth of which it was plotted. This manga even managed to avoid random character insertion syndrome which drives me nuts. but instead the character which was later introduced was not random but rather foreshadowed. Not often thought about but a brilliant touch.

the art work was surpurb and you really felt for the lead characters. wishing them the best and then with that ending phrase leaving you to paint their own future.
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well written manga, but beware   
Rating: N/A
by Eskamobob1
January 24th, 2011, 2:01pm
this is truly an incredibly well written and emotionally moving manga. you need to be prepared to cry when you read this manga. also, READ THE DESCRIPTION!!! if you have any experiences similar to any of the characters in this manga and have not come completely to terms with them, i would not read this. a close friend of mine (and someone who has read this manga) has had experiences pretty close to Aikawa and it was a few weeks of constant tears before she was back to her old self. however, i do feel that it helped her to read this because she has now come to terms with the whole ordeal. my main message i guess is KNOW WHAT YOU ARE GETTING INTO BEFORE YOU START TO READ THIS!!! and i do entirely recommend this manga

... Last updated on January 24th, 2011, 2:02pm
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by Kito00
November 22nd, 2010, 4:49am
I never had an emotional distress since I finished Ichigi 100%, I did not cry though. But im always thinking about it and i cant sleep for 1 night after i finished i, but thank its not as severe after Ichigo if your searching for realistic moral issue and exciting romance you should read this.

PS: sorry for mentioning Ichigo100% many times, im still at the state of aftershock about the ending of it so if you dont still know i was saying just read it.
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