Manga Review: Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan



“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. (Source: Psycho Pandas)

General information:

Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 8
Status: Finished
Published: 2007
Genres: Drama, Romance, Slice of Life, Psychological, Seinen
Authors: Yumeka, Sumomo (Art)
Serialization: Comic Bunch


I decided to read this manga since it held the second spot of best manga in Myanimelist. At first it was too depressing for me to handle, I didn’t know how anyone could go on reading something like that. Though when I finished the manga I was so glad that I stuck to it. It was absolutely amazing and totally deserves the second spot! The manga is so hopeless, yet it teaches you about hope. I think I’ve leaned how to live reading that… Even though the manga is so sad. The glimpse of happiness that was there is indescribable. I never thought that I would like this type of manga… Given the genre and all. Surprisingly I loved it! I totally recommend it.

Overall Rate: 9/10

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