After Juri's third suicide attempt, only her aunt Monica cares enough to help her. Monica is a nun who regularly visits convicts and, believing that Juri will provide some insight on these emotionally destitute men, invites her to come along. One such prisoner is Yuu, who is on death row for murder, but has refused all visitors because of the hypocrisy he sees in the religious and other self-proclaimed do-gooders. When the two meet, they realize they have lived through similar turmoil, and agree to reconvene weekly to try to make sense of their lives.
I'm just gonna go ahead and say it. Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan is an amazing manga. The story is deep, the characters are really great, and it will never fail to kick you right in the feels. It's very well written, and the art is pretty as well. Yeah, it's short, but in only 8 chapters, it completely sucks you in. I highly reccomend everyone to read it, but be warned, it's a very bittersweet story. read more
The following review is part of the forums Secret Santa event for 2014. There’s nothing quite like a good seinen/josei story that does away with the usual genre tropes so it can focus on telling a concise, meaningful story with true depth of character and theme. And for the most part, Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan manages to be all of the above. No time at all is wasted in getting to the meat... read more
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