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Taken from Solaris-SVU:
Ikuru is a boy who doesn't have long to live. Growing up questioning the purpose of his life and the reason for his impending death, he's constantly confused and lonely. After learning that he doesn't have much time left, he requests that a special "girl" called a AGH-RMS (Artificial Genes Human Regenerated for Mental Support) be given to him. These people are genetically made so that they help heal and ease the mental burdens of the terminally ill. This manga is cute, sad, and ultimately a story about life, death, and humanity.


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Associated Names
愛人 (田中ユタカ)

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Latest Release(s)
v.5 c.40-43 by Solaris-SVU (4567d ago)
v.5 c.39 by Solaris-SVU (4588d ago)
v.5 c.38 by Solaris-SVU (4596d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Tankoubon - Complete)
2 Volumes (Aizouban - Complete)

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Ai-Ren by cryptic
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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (546 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.01 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 17th 2016, 12:05am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Young Animal (Hakusensha)

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Weekly Pos #665 increased(+70)
Monthly Pos #1087 decreased(-2)
3 Month Pos #1228 increased(+63)
6 Month Pos #1365 increased(+52)

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On 424 reading lists
On 869 wish lists
On 1390 completed lists
On 75 unfinished lists
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Must read it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dripper
January 19th, 2009, 6:06am
Nothing more to add.
I even didn't sleep so that i can read it.
Great manga, don't miss it.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by magnolia93
January 2nd, 2009, 5:35pm
This story made me cry alot,but of sadness AND happiness.The love between the 2 main characters is really beautiful and an example of true,unconditional love.The ending was really sad but was a ending that needed to be made.There is alot of joy in this series and it can be quite peaceful sometimes.I'd highly recommend it,if you think you can take the sadness at some times.This is most definitely the best manga I've ever read so far smile

... Last updated on January 2nd, 2009, 5:36pm
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Sad, Touching, and Great manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by markdarkangel
October 15th, 2008, 6:48pm
This manga.... very sad, touching, and can really put you through a myriad of emotions for the charaters. To be honest, this is not the type of manga i'm particulary into and out of sheer will i picked it up, and i'm glad i did.

This manga seriously left a impression on me, execellent job by Tanaka-sensei.

... Last updated on March 12th, 2009, 5:23pm
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Great Story   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by RideTheWalrus
August 24th, 2008, 10:38pm
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I would have liked it better if they left the ending open for interpretation or wrote an alternate ending. I like happy endings ;( - still this is a great story
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Must get seinen   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Wolfii
June 7th, 2008, 5:16pm
Really reccommend this. Think it's awesome, the slow progress, the feel of being in it, the fact it makes you continue reading and reading and reading... and then you complete it and you cry as a small child...

I have read it as scanlation... but going to buy it, even in Jap. It's well worth it.
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Must read   
Rating: N/A
by Nomad
April 2nd, 2008, 1:44am
If you like seinen you cannot miss this.

Very sad, yet sweet romance.Who would have thought Tanaka, who mainly does ecchi/hentai was capable of such a thing, just goes to show you, don't dodge a book by its cover.

Love it, one of the best seinen.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by JJTang
January 28th, 2008, 2:26am
An incredibly happy, incredibly sad manga. A beautiful story for the ages.
Don't miss it. And make sure you have tissues.
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can't take it anymore...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by skybz
January 17th, 2008, 7:18am
If you really want to cry, just read this manga. Do not concern about the art too much as if it will get better along with your growing tear.

I never cried while reading manga before, this was my first time and you should too XP
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Cradial
December 16th, 2007, 7:41am
i never cried so much in my entire life, honestly. the bond between the protagonists is, although clouded by the death, not desperate, but free and fulfilling in a way which'is just overwhelming.

It's not drawn too well, but you get really used to it. You know what will happen to the two main characters, but in the end, you just dont even dare to think about it.

the limited paradise. 10/10!
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there is..   
Rating: N/A
by syne
November 4th, 2007, 11:38am
..not that much plot (ok, so i'm actually on the 2nd vol), and i don't mean it's pointless BS, but that it's not filled with action.

the way the feelings are portrayed, like childish love but so-so real. i don't think i want to read it to the end and cry for i know the inevitable is bound to happen.

ok, so the art is not-so my taste, but i like the kind-of diary version - today we did this, and she was this and that. it reminds me of a great book i once read. or was it a manga?

will rate it when through.

so i'm through. didn't cry as much as i expected. actually the bits not actually about Ai and Ikuru were kinda boring. tooo much text. seriously.

i'll give it a 8, but i don't think i'll be reading it again any time soon. still recommend it though

... Last updated on November 5th, 2007, 1:23pm
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