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Bitter Virgin  
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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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Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.31-32 (end) by Solaris-SVU over 9 years ago
v.4 c.30 by Solaris-SVU over 9 years ago
v.4 c.29 by Solaris-SVU over 9 years ago
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4 Volumes (Complete)

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Bitter Virgin by Master_M2K

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (2697 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.28 / 10.0
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April 8th 2018, 12:28pm PST



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Young GanGan (Square Enix)

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Could be worse.   
Rating: N/A
by Trifoilum
March 23rd, 2010, 11:42pm
...There certainly are lots of worse romance stories out there, but this doesn't really take the cake either. But it could be worse. Far, far worse.

The heroine's (and the mangaka) situation certainly deserves every sympathy, and I do appreciate the take on their relationship. But I would wish she would make it shorter. The build feels very slow, too much drama, too much angst over unrequited loves, and one too many past confessions. And no thanks especially to the jealous girl. Kick her out and I'll be spared from several wtf moments and lots of unnecessary drama.

I like the childhood friend. And the sister. They're strong. And the heroine has her strong moment too, but the hero takes the cake in terms of self-condescending "I'm not worthy, she had dark past" angsts, tho, which is very strange as far as self-condescending comes.

And I think the future, as bleak as it seems to be, will make a pretty good future out of them. As far as seinen universe are concerned, theirs seems very bright compared to others.

But yeah, it could be done better.

... Last updated on March 23rd, 2010, 11:45pm
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Great Read   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Convalescence
March 6th, 2010, 1:15am
It seemed to end abruptly (almost rushed?) but I feel that it was for the best.

One of the things I liked the most about this manga is the end...
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"I'll love you only until you find someone more deserving". The lack of self-confidence that they both feel just makes you to want more. You can only hope that it's a "happily ever after"... that's how I try to see it as when I think of their future.

Anyways, Bitter Virgin is a great series. Definite read for anyone that doesn't mind shedding a few tears in the beginning.

... Last updated on March 6th, 2010, 1:16am
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Happy Ending???   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by SerenitySuzy
February 12th, 2010, 10:32pm
I'm a happy ending kind of person and the ending to that story defientely wasn't happy. The story was suspenseful and the guy was really dedicated and cool to keep loving Aikawa despite her past because I know I couldn't be that generous. But the ending was so abrupt and didn't make sense. I'd like to ignore what they said about probably not being together forever but even the couple believes it themselves, what kind of ending is thatconfused It's like those movie endings where you go "sequel".
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Inner strength will push us through...   
Rating: N/A
by frei
January 17th, 2010, 1:03am
The story [of Hinako] is something altogether uncommon in mangas or is something mangakas intentionally do not generally venture into [from what I've read so far].Hinako's struggle in the manga is a deliberate manifestation of her past. Her experience is something most of us only read or watch about; and I believe such survivors like her are worth the admiration of struggling to attempt living normally even with the burden they are bearing. If you like a manga that will show values such as trust and forbearance as an important mix of the story, check it out.
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This is what I think about the ending.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by LUEser
October 14th, 2009, 8:49am
The ending was really deep; yes, it was sort of sudden but it was deep, emotional and I like it. Daisuke and Hinaki wishes to be together until they both lost feelings for eachother. Nevertheless, they both wishes each other good luck even after they aren't together. It takes a real person with a great heart to wish their ex to have a good life even when they aren't dating anymore.
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Bitter Virgin   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Mikashi
October 10th, 2009, 7:05pm
I've have just re-read it for the third time [I believe it's the third time.]
And I think I have just fallen more in love with this series~~ [tho' this may be due to the fact that I can just empathize with it extremely well].
The only two things that I dislike [and still dislike] is the rushed ending [I know it was originally supposed to be 5 or 6 volumes, so it's only -.5] and the damned yandere b**tch Kazuki. Oh, how Kazuki annoyed me, I know she was there to keep tension and conflict, but honestly, I would've loved the story so much more if she didn't exist.
So, all in all, an 8.5 for me.

... Last updated on May 4th, 2011, 4:50pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by RhinoX753
October 1st, 2009, 3:46am
This is the best romance i have ever read (if ya think there is something better or similar, PM me)

Art is great, story is believable and characters are well though of. Dunno why people say that ending was rushed or that it was the worst ending you can think of, imo but this was probably the best ending to a romance manga as such, its seinen not a shojo after all, and no matter how i think about it its defenetly not tragic.

Overall its a must read!
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Akatsubaki
July 19th, 2009, 6:25am
I just read the manga, well the story is interesting, art is good. I can say it is a good manga.
But the ending story kinds of piss me off. In scanlation i read, they "certainly" must ***** up someday. Instead of using word "certainly" i think it's better to say that we don't know what will happen in the future. If they love for each other, i suggest they must struggle for their relationship. This manga lack determination or struggle of life.
And one more thing, it's categorize as seinen, but i think it is a shoujo/josei manga.
The story took much emotion involvement, as it influence every choice the characters made. One characteristic i recognized was the boy, the hero in the manga. Type of man who always appear in shoujo manga. It looks like their whole world is only about the girl they fell in love with. Like prince charming or knight rides a white horse...
I don't like much the characters of Suwa Daisuke. I always think that is it pity or love? His first concern about her absolutely not love, but then from pity for her, want to protect her and alongside he also developed his feeling to her. This Suwa Daisuke is a type who fell with cute weak fragile girl. So he can act like a knight. I know, many men fell for this type of girl.
Oh geez... I, personally, don't like this type of men. It gives me feel about domination, and look like woman are weak creatures.

... Last updated on July 19th, 2009, 7:25am
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Harusohma
July 12th, 2009, 5:49pm
things went smooth and the expectation to the end building great. But the end sucks big. What kind of end was that??
But, read it! You can always imagine a better end. I do that all the time.
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Wonderful <3   
Rating: N/A
by Alice.Blue
June 30th, 2009, 2:45am
I didn't expect too much out of this at first, but in the end, I really enjoyed it!

My only critique that there were certain parts (mostly near the beginning) that came out as rather unrealistic or vague.

However, the art was beautifully drawn and the story line, which was very original, made my heart cringe (in a good way) at certain parts.

The manga-ka had put quite a bit of thought into the ending, which was, (despite the fact that it was highly unsatisfying according to some readers,) quite realistic in a sense that made it stray away from generic romance manga endings.
I would recommend this manga to any hopeless romantics out there who are mature enough to handle this type of tragedy smile
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