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From TokyoPop:

Keidai Saeki is a high school student who remembers his past life in Pompeii, living as the Italian warrior Sirix... His friends around him are all also reincarnated - although they don't quite remember things the way he does. Keidai's wife from the past? He's now a middle school boy - while his best male friend is now a cute girl?! Throw in a case of love at first sight, and you have a new look at romance - manga-style!


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Associated Names
حياة سيئة
No Good Life

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.1 by Eien Scans over 2 years ago
v.1 c.2 by Ochibichan over 9 years ago
v.1 c.1 by Ochibichan over 9 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
9 Volumes (Complete)

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NG Life by Aironic


User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (498 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.57 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 21st 2017, 9:38am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)
The Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

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English Publisher
TokyoPop (9 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #416 increased(+95)
Monthly Pos #741 increased(+77)
3 Month Pos #885 increased(+66)
6 Month Pos #938 decreased(-50)
Year Pos #867 decreased(-89)

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On 760 reading lists
On 999 wish lists
On 1046 completed lists
On 111 unfinished lists
On 444 custom lists

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for girls   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by kevs926
October 5th, 2012, 1:14pm
so many boys are swarming over serizawa. they keep popping out of nowhere, seriously if i knew this was reverse harem surrounding the main heroine i wouldnt have started reading it.

i love the art. Serizawa is very pretty. but the bishounens they are so damn annoying, they ruined the manga.

first they just show a little interest to serizawa, then talk to her. they get more annoying each time they approach her. although those scenes are bearable, the author didnt stop and finally delivered the finishing blow when that one bastard
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kissed her

... Last updated on October 5th, 2012, 9:15pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Gizmos
September 10th, 2012, 3:28pm
This is one of my favorites. It is a heartwarming, funny and original in my eyes. And one of the series which made me cry-there is not a lot. But everytime I see the name of this manga, a smile appears in my face. Because the funny moments are funny, serious ones are serious always. Which means a perfect manga for me.
So, completely and definitely recommended.

... Last updated on September 10th, 2012, 3:28pm
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Drags a bit.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Doki
August 30th, 2012, 8:24pm
The premise was what drew me to this; it's definitely not a theme that's been done a million times.
But this series just dragged for me. I saw finishing it as daunting. I almost feel like if it spanned fewer volumes the pace would be much better. An annoying amount of time was spent on issues that should have been resolved much more quickly-- too much "fluff" between resolutions and revelations.
The other thing was I felt no connection to the characters; usually characters of a series this length work their way into my heart one way or another, but these just didn't.

All that doesn't mean I didn't LIKE this series. Again, it was a unique story, and the art is reasonable. The last volume (almost) redeems some of the boredom I felt in the middle. As a plus, there were no loose ends.

One thing I just have to mention is that I was SHOCKED this didn't stray towards shounen-ai even in the smallest regard. It didn't even have the remote feeling. Part of me can't help but think that if it had it would have added an element of depth to the story, but that could just be the yaoi fangirl in me speaking.

... Last updated on May 13th, 2013, 12:55pm
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NG Life spazz   
Rating: N/A
by pinboo
March 14th, 2012, 9:48am
Mizuho Kusanagi never fails to make me spazz over her work. After Mugen Spiral, now this... NG Life...

One of the best shoujo comic I've ever read.

The plot is surely something refreshing. The idea is really good, and boy, thank goodness Kusanagi has her way to execute her already brilliant plot brilliantly. Especially the few last chapters... I love them. I love that this manga is not all about romance-love. It's about friendship, it's about learning to accept yourself, it's about good moral and ethic, it's about comedy, it's about bonds... Love the plot, really.

And then the characters... I love them all. Keidai, the main male lead, despite being stupid for TOO many times, can be really cool and made my heart skip a beat several times. Serizawa is likeable. The rest character are also funny, strong, and I love how they really care about each other.

NG Life is a very good manga. Totally can make you fangirl over it.
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had potential....   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Sunahm
January 10th, 2012, 12:29am
The concept is interesting, but the story itself really really dragged for me. I would have gotten the same out of reading the first ten chapters + last two as I did reading the entire thing. Too bad.
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worth reading till the end   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by laners
December 1st, 2011, 9:50am
At first, I enjoyed reading it because it was funny and cute. As the story progressed, it became this beautiful and unconventional love story, that I could not put down. It's almost like a play within a play possessing ALL of the dramatic elements in classical theatre but with a strong grip on realism, which helps it steer clear from becoming a soap opera.

Basically, the characters are rich, the plot is interesting, and the story was beautiful.

If you read this, I hope you enjoy it as much as I had smile
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Rating: N/A
by 1122shadows
November 21st, 2011, 9:13am
Couldn't finish it, I stopped at ch 10. Too much about BL which I'm not into, also I think living in the past is stupid. Keidai just is too pathetic and this story drags on and on about how much he's into Yuuma/Serena, meanwhile Yuuma is straight and he's into Seizawa/Loreius. Past lives could be interesting especially if there's a soul mate but the premise of this story ruins that concept.

... Last updated on November 21st, 2011, 9:14am
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That was so heartwarming.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Zina
November 18th, 2011, 9:28pm
This story was about a man who had a beautiful and precious past life, and a woman that he truly loved. In fact, he truly loved everyone. Now, he's living his life, still remaining true to his past, and honouring it. There is absolutely no doubt that he loved everyone from this past life, and it is truly beautiful

Beautiful in every sense of the word.
The poetry of every line of dialogue was beautiful. The story and its deep effects on the main character's beliefs were beautiful. The love shared between any characters was beautiful. Even the art itself was absolutely astounding. The sheer emotion that was expressed in all of their facial expressions was breathtaking.

I highly recommend this manga. The summary makes it look like a comedy/romance, but it's more part drama, part psychological in a way, and quite a bit romance.
It is absolutely beautiful. I am so glad I read it. I haven't found a perfect 10 manga in so long. :')
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by freakiepoh
November 2nd, 2011, 2:16am
Picked it by coincidence at the library and it hooked me instantly. Saeki/Sirix never fails to put a smile on my face with all his gags and antics, all the characters are beautifully designed and all have their own backstories. They arn't there for the sake of being there. It didn't feel rushed at all and I felt everything came together when I read the final volume. Give it a shot, its an awesome series!
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Loved it, but...   
Rating: N/A
by Sapphire07
October 26th, 2011, 10:01pm
It was definitely good, but the whole concept of reincarnation, and me believing in soul mates tested my beliefs about it a little. In the end, the final couple was not to my liking, but it was hard to rate it low because of that, since overall it was good. I just kind of ignored how it ended, since it was the most I could do. The characters are all very interesting to watch, and it had me laughing a lot, so I really enjoyed it.
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