Manga Mondays (2): Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan by Gong Ji-Young

Manga Mondays is hosted by Alison Can Read 

Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan

by Gong Ji-youngSahara Mizu (Illustrator)Sumomo Yumeka

"I have something I don't want to lose"

"So much so that these terrible feelings have grown."


A pianist who attempted suicide 3 times, Juri, is taken to help her aunt at a prison where murderers who killed indiscriminately are sentenced to death. There, she meets a man named Yuu who took the lives of 3 people. A mother's antagonism–a brother's death… Together they embrace the violent rebellion in their hearts caused by the large, deep scars they carry. However, before long, they both embrace an earnest hope in their hearts. "I want to live"…


An adaptation of novel by South Korea's most popular female novelist, Gong Ji-Young.



Review
Recommended to me by: Lynn
Recommended for: John Green Lovers


READY YOUR TISSUE BOX. IT IS GOING TO BE A CRYING FEST! I think this was like The Fault in Our Stars for many others. Maybe if I felt that book, I would cry like this.

Juri's life is dark, lonely and painful. With a mother who wishes Juri was never born, while things can't get any better, right?


Juri has attempted to commit suicide 3 times. And every day was a burden. #3987, Yuu, has a lot of similarities as Juri. Both painted with a past, a darkness, a death.

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Manga Mondays (2): Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan by Gong Ji-Young

Manga Mondays is hosted by Alison Can Read 

Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan

by Gong Ji-youngSahara Mizu (Illustrator)Sumomo Yumeka

“I have something I don’t want to lose”

“So much so that these terrible feelings have grown.”


A pianist who attempted suicide 3 times, Juri, is taken to help her aunt at a prison where murderers who killed indiscriminately are sentenced to death. There, she meets a man named Yuu who took the lives of 3 people. A mother’s antagonism–a brother’s death… Together they embrace the violent rebellion in their hearts caused by the large, deep scars they carry. However, before long, they both embrace an earnest hope in their hearts. “I want to live”…


An adaptation of novel by South Korea’s most popular female novelist, Gong Ji-Young.



Review
Recommended to me by: Lynn
Recommended for: John Green Lovers


READY YOUR TISSUE BOX. IT IS GOING TO BE A CRYING FEST! I think this was like The Fault in Our Stars for many others. Maybe if I felt that book, I would cry like this.

Juri’s life is dark, lonely and painful. With a mother who wishes Juri was never born, while things can’t get any better, right?


Juri has attempted to commit suicide 3 times. And every day was a burden. #3987, Yuu, has a lot of similarities as Juri. Both painted with a past, a darkness, a death.



Yuu’s life, gosh. I can’t even describe how cruel and twisted. But truthfully, things like this happen in real life and it pains the crap out of me. Sentences such as “Sorry bro…” utterly crushes me. The back story to Yuu’s life, oh, I don’t…I can’t.


Aunt Monica is the sweetest, wisest, little woman. Gosh I just want to hug her. She is lonely but kind. Some of the things she does just make me tear up. Sahara Mizu did a great job drawing her. Her postures, movements made me want to cry. Aunt Monica has more depth as you read on. She has her past and her unfortunate events.


The warden is also so kind. I always have this image of evil wardens and I think that is true in most part but the warden in this manga is just so cute and kind. Awwww~


This manga was dark, and hollow. It seemed to suck your soul out. I wanted to cry so bad. (Thank you Lynn for warning me before hand. I have a box of tissues at the ready. But Lynn, I want to yell at you because WHY DID YOU INTRODUCE ME TO THIS PAIN?!!! ;______________;). But this manga was not all pain and sadness, there were beauty, elegance, and magic. The pages flew by with each passing one, more intricate delicacy seemed to fly off the page. The arts was beautiful, lyrical, and thoughtful.


This manga was powerful, dark, light, and just purely beautiful. This manga is about life, living, and enjoying. I highly recommend this manga! If you are going through a hard time, please, I beg of you, read this!




PLEASE PLEASE PLEEEEASEE read the quotes I have written down. My words above can’t describe how amazing this manga is…….soooo please read some of the quotes from the manga and see for yourself? 🙂


Random thought: Yuu looks like Haru from Tonari :3 Cute!


Quotes: These are only SOME of the quotes within the manga. There were way too many great quotes within the manga.


“I was always looking for a place where the bad days didn’t keep running by…” ~ Yuu


“To me, the hours that pass by each day are just an agony that I want to throw in the trash.” ~ Juri Mutou


“Yeah, you were the only reason I didn’t pick better ways to kill myself, Aunt Monica. It’s the thought that there actually is somebody who’d miss me and grieve for me that makes my heart ache.” ~ Juri


“If you pardon the things that unfortunate people do, then what of the people killed by his selfish acts? And the people who say he should be the one killed?” ~ Juri


“You said that the hours of every day are trash. However, that is the way someone lucky enough to welcome the next day thinks.” ~ Aunt Monica


“Grudges don’t simply disappear. And I know that no matter what people tell you to comfort you, it just sounds like sarcasm.” ~ Aunt Monica


“Is a rope around the neck and a drop from the gallows all that we can do for a guy who lived his life without ever smiling? ~ Inoue


“We were only granted 30 minutes every Thursday. Today may be the last day…and so we continued to talk, even about trivial little things, and even if our throats became sore…”


“In that moment…I was happy.” ~ Yuu


“If only the entire week was Thursdays…” ~ Yuu

Manga Mondays (1): Super Lovers Vol 1 by Miyuki Abe

Manga Mondays is hosted by Alison Can Read

Haru visits Canada to spend the summer holidays in the woodland house of his strict, strong-willed mother, Haruko. There, she burdens him with the responsibility of caring for his younger adoptive brother – a wild and unruly little boy named Ren who trusts no-one and prefers to wander in the woods with Haruko's dogs rather than associate other people. Haruko orders Haru to 'civilize' Ren.
As the young man strives to teach Ren how to live in human society, their relationship gradually improves – so much so that Haru plans on taking his 'little brother' to Japan with him once he finds a job.

Unfortunately, fate has a cruel habit of interfering with one's plans…
18+ MATURE MANGA!  :O

I am soooo glad I found this meme! OMG ALISON I LOVE YOUUUU~ Okay so for my first Manga Monday I am doing an yaoi*…and it is kind of dedicated to Gianne (ily guurrlliiee), who totally got me into reading yaoi. We were just talking about this manga on twitter and totally going cray cray so yeah…my review. PS: It might just include tons of fangirling jibberish instead of coherend words.

*Yaoi, also known as Boys' Love, is a Japanese popular term for female-oriented fictional media that focus on homoerotic or homoromantic male androphilic sexual relationships, usually created by female authors.

Review

SWEET BABY JESUS!!!! WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE??!!!!
This was just sweet! UGHHHHHHh! Gosh is it good or what?! Okay, first I would like to say Haru, oh my gorgeous Haru. ❤ doki doki ❤ And omg, Haru is like the sweetest teenage boy I every known!!! (And don't say he is fictional! It will break my heart. He is real!)
And Ren for a little kid is adorable/gorgeous!!!<—I swear I am not a pedo. He kind of reminds me of Natsume from Gakuen Alice. Aki and Shima are cute too (especially Aki)! So I give a HUGE thumbs up to Miyuki Abe's art! GOORRRR-GEEOOUUUSSSS!!!

Below you will see what I mean. FEAST YOUR EYES ON EYE CANDIEESS~~ ❤
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Manga Mondays (1): Super Lovers Vol 1 by Miyuki Abe

Manga Mondays is hosted by Alison Can Read

Haru visits Canada to spend the summer holidays in the woodland house of his strict, strong-willed mother, Haruko. There, she burdens him with the responsibility of caring for his younger adoptive brother – a wild and unruly little boy named Ren who trusts no-one and prefers to wander in the woods with Haruko’s dogs rather than associate other people. Haruko orders Haru to ‘civilize’ Ren.
As the young man strives to teach Ren how to live in human society, their relationship gradually improves – so much so that Haru plans on taking his ‘little brother’ to Japan with him once he finds a job.

Unfortunately, fate has a cruel habit of interfering with one’s plans…
18+ MATURE MANGA!  :O

I am soooo glad I found this meme! OMG ALISON I LOVE YOUUUU~ Okay so for my first Manga Monday I am doing an yaoi*…and it is kind of dedicated to Gianne (ily guurrlliiee), who totally got me into reading yaoi. We were just talking about this manga on twitter and totally going cray cray so yeah…my review. PS: It might just include tons of fangirling jibberish instead of coherend words.

*Yaoi, also known as Boys’ Love, is a Japanese popular term for female-oriented fictional media that focus on homoerotic or homoromantic male androphilic sexual relationships, usually created by female authors.

Review

SWEET BABY JESUS!!!! WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE??!!!!
This was just sweet! UGHHHHHHh! Gosh is it good or what?! Okay, first I would like to say Haru, oh my gorgeous Haru. ❤ doki doki ❤ And omg, Haru is like the sweetest teenage boy I every known!!! (And don't say he is fictional! It will break my heart. He is real!)
And Ren for a little kid is adorable/gorgeous!!!<—I swear I am not a pedo. He kind of reminds me of Natsume from Gakuen Alice. Aki and Shima are cute too (especially Aki)! So I give a HUGE thumbs up to Miyuki Abe's art! GOORRRR-GEEOOUUUSSSS!!!

Below you will see what I mean. FEAST YOUR EYES ON EYE CANDIEESS~~ ❤

OMG HARU WHY YOU SO HAWWTT??! ❤
OMG REN WHY YOU SO CUTE TOOO?!
AKI! SHIMA! YOU GUYS TOOO?!! #dead

The plot kind of sounds typical and cheesy but for now it is not yaoi yet. It just seems like a kind brother to brother relationship. I mean most yaoi are short and it kind of get straight to the point with the steamy actions but this is completely different. If you don’t know better you might think this is just a “normal” manga. I mean it is kind of sneaky of the mangaka to build such a world and put this much effort. It kind of tortures the readers (like me) with background info instead of the stuff. While reading this I was having so much of “Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan” feels (PS: read it Watashitachi, omg THEE FEEELLLLSS. Omg I might do Watashitachi for Manga Mondays 2 omg). Right, back to Super Lovers. I mean this manga is just so much more! It has depth and it is not just some cheap, steamy yaoi. Like seriously, is this even consider a yaoi? Because I personally don’t think so, it is more shounen ai. It is beyond sweet and it has just so much character, and substance.It is a huge gamble. What if I stop reading because I get bored? I mean I am reading this for the yaoi-ness. But for now I will keep reading this because it is good, and it has quality.

Look at this cuteness!!

AND GOSH! THE ENDING TO CHAPTER ONE?!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!!! THAT, MY FRIEND, IS HOW YOU START A BOOK! Just from that one chapter I knew Miyiki Abe will be one of my favourite authors.

Gosh. Cannot. Simply. Explain. My. Love. You know I will go hunting for more of Abe’s works

Random Bits and Pieces:

  • Heehee this is the manga that introduced me to  “hosts”. I will explained more in the later volumes. 😉
  • Omg Canada! Soooo rare do I find any mentioning of Canada in manga. Omg let me love you Miyuki Abe!