Manga of the Week - 私たちの幸せな時間

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A hauntingly beautiful story coupled with the absolutely gorgeous art of Sahara Mizu.



Title: 私たちの幸せな時間, 우리들의 행복한 시간, Watashitachi no Shiawase Jikan, Our Happy Time
Author: Gong Ji-Young
Artist: Sahara Mizu
Genre: Seinen, Drama, Romance, Slice of Life, Tragedy
Serialized in: Coamix Comic Bunch
Total Volume Count: 1

Series Summary from Psycho Pandas:
“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 a novel by South Korea's most popular female novelist, Gong Ji-Young.  

Kenn's Comment: In 1 volume, Sahara Mizu (and Gong Ji-Young) bring out a beautiful story of love and life, giving it more feeling and emotion than almost any other series I know of. And it's all very human to boot. The story reminds me a bit of a series, 死刑囚042, which also deals with the capital punishment albeit with a slightly brighter outlook. 

Anywho, the novel that this is adapted from also has a movie out, going by Maundy Thursday I believe.From the trailer for the movie, it looks sooo much happier than this manga adaptation.

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