4.035 out of 5 from 174 votes
Sawako has always tried her best to do well in school, like her older sister, so she would be praised by her mother. She gets good grades, has many friends and a caring boyfriend, and in general things are going well for Sawako. That is, until she is caught in a compromising situation by another classmate. Suddenly, Sawako's life is turned upside down when all of her classmates ostracize her and even her boyfriend abandons her. Faced with being bullied on a daily basis by her entire class, Sawako must find a way to survive or die trying.
When Saya was in middle school, her father had a mental breakdown – and that's when things began to change. Kyoko, her best friend, noticed the girl becoming distant, and Saya even began selling her body for money. But when the troubled teen met Mitsuko and joined her Suicide Club, Kyoko watched Saya gain a new, chilling sense of purpose and a deep desire to follow Mitsuko to the grave. Can Kyoko save her friend's life when all she wants to do is die?
Shiina is a sixth-grade tomboy whose brave and adventurous nature almost causes her to drown in the ocean. However, from the experience she meets a ‘Shadow Dragon' that she names Hoshimaru; strangely silent and star-shaped, it has the ability to shape shift and fly. Soon, Shiina makes yet another new friend: a troubled girl named Akira who happens to also acquire a Shadow Dragon. Yet Shiina and Akira aren't alone - others besides them have Shadow Dragons, and not all of them have such innocent intentions. Furthermore, the Japanese Military has taken an interest in the creatures' combative uses. What are the Shadow Dragons, where did they come from and what is their ulterior motive? Shiina is determined to find out...
It's around bullying all right! While Vitamin is around it, it's just one of the things Narutaru comes across. Still sitations around Shiina are quite similar to those of Sawako. That similar part is around dealing with bullying, and it's ultimate resolve... you might not like the results but I reccomend that you read it none the less...
In both of these mangas, the protagonists aren't exactly enjoying life (or more specifically, school). You get to see them struggle and pick themselves up and start to enjoy life. They both have strong, memorable endings.