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Life (manga)

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Alternative title:
Life ~人生~ (Chinese (Taiwan))
ライフ (Japanese)
Genres: drama, psychological
Plot Summary: Ayumu Shiiba is studying for the all-important high school entrance exams. She is struggling to get by, but thankfully has help from her best friend Shii-chan, who is at the top of their class. Test results come back and their friendship falls apart when Ayumu surpasses Shii-chan's scores and gets into her high school of choice while Shii-chan doesn't. Losing Shii-chan is so painful for Ayumu that she starts cutting her wrists for comfort. Hoping for a fresh start, Ayumu arrives at her new high school and finally opens up to a new friend, Manami. Unfortunately, Manami isn't the best role-model, and Ayumu starts to spiral downwards.
User Ratings: 54 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 7 votes (sub:3, dub:2, Eng:1, raw:1)
 Excellent: 15 votes (Eng:10, sub:3, raw:1, ?:1)
 Very good: 12 votes (Eng:9, ?:1, dub:1, sub:1)
 Good: 10 votes (Eng:6, sub:3, dub:1)
 Decent: 4 votes (Eng:3, sub:1)
 So-so: 1 vote (Eng:1)
 Not really good: 2 votes (Eng:2)
 Weak: 2 votes (Eng:2)
 Bad: 1 vote (dub:1)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 165 users, rank: #527 (of 6719)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.704 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.882, rank: #1729 (of 7450)
Weighted mean: 7.657 (Very good−), rank: #2076 (of 7450) (seen all: 7.87 / seen some: 8.06 / won't finish: 4.33)
Bayesian estimate: 7.660 (Very good−), rank: #1139 (of 3485)
Number of tankoubon: 20
Chapter titles: We have 77
2002-04-13 to 2009-02-13 (serialized in Bessatsu Friend)
2006-04-11 (North America)
Release dates: We have 75
Links: We have 2
Life GN 2-3 (Jun 4, 2023)
Life GN 1 (Apr 27, 2023)
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Graphic novel
    Life (GN 1) 2006-04-11 (from $6.09)
    Life (GN 2) 2006-08-08 (from $2.46)
    Life (GN 3) 2006-12-12 (from $9.99)
    Life (GN 4) 2007-02-27 (from $11.88)
    Life (GN 5) 2007-05-29 (from $15.11)
    Life (GN 6) 2007-09-04 (from $4.99)
    Life (GN 7) 2007-12-11 (from $4.99)
    Life (GN 8) 2008-03-04 (from $2.74)
    Life (GN 9) 2008-06-10 (from $10.99)
    Life (GN 10) 2008-09-09

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story & Art: Keiko Suenobu
Japanese companies
Publisher: Kodansha
English staff
English cast
Fabian Kraft (Kodansha)
Michelle Kobayashi

Editing: Thalia Sutton (Kodansha)
Lettering: Salud Campos Blasco (Kodansha)
English companies
Licensed by:
Kodansha Comics (2023)
French staff
French companies
Publisher: Kurokawa
French cast
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
Publisher: Norma Editorial (Spain)
Translation: Traducciones Imposibles (Norma Editorial)
Spanish cast
Italian staff
Italian companies
Publisher: Planet Manga
Italian cast
German cast
German staff
German companies
Publisher: Heyne
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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