Life, Vol. 1 (Life, #1) by Keiko Suenobu
LIFE Volume 1 [Keiko Suenobu] on jogglerwiki.info *FREE* These frames, along with a genuinely haunting, semi-cliffhanger ending, more than make up for the. Read reviews on the manga Life on MyAnimeList, the internet's largest manga database. Authors: Suenobu, Keiko (Story & Art) *may contain mild spoiler* We find Ayumu our main protagonist .. Moreover, the aspect I love most about this manga is about the character's relationship with her mother. It begins with a very close-up look at a girl, ayumu and her relationship with another girl at the end of her high-school year during the entrance exams (I don't .
I loved Hatori especially. She's a wonderful friend to Ayumu and not typical for a shoujo story. I hate how every. Why does this happen?
I'm relieved that eventually the mangaka added some minor characters who call out the psycho band of girls for bullying Ayumu. But God, the things that happen to her are beyond nightmarish, and if the school had a normal administration the girls who did such a thing would have been instantly expelled in just one instance.
What bothers me about the bullying is that it seems near-constant to the point of ridiculousness, and it actually happens on school grounds, and in such a way where SOMEONE should have seen it first-hand.
The mangaka sometimes sacrifices the quality of the story to provide incidences of bullying that should get the evil girls expelled, but they never do.
I'm half-way finished LIFE. I've enjoyed it despite a few of its pit falls, like how Ayumu got a one-way ticket to Psychoville just from graduating jr. However, one day, Manami gets everyone in the class to ignore a girl called Hiro. I don't remember the exact reason why in the manga, but in the TV drama, it's because she's started modeling in magazines and Manami prefers being the centre of attention. Ayumu is shocked, but doesn't want to upset Manami. After seeing Manami try to jump under a train, she visits Katsumi, just to try and talk him into getting back together with Manami.
Katsumi is a complete and utter psychopath, it turns out, and he gets off on BDSM, tying up Ayumu and taking several blackmail photos of her. If she dares to tell Manami or a teacher, he will release them to the entire school.
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It also turns out that Hiro has shown the camera footage to Manami, meaning Manami has spread rumours and made everyone in the class vow to exclude Ayumu from their activities. The bullying in this series is extreme.
And I mean it. If you were bullied at school like I was, then you know how much it hurts. I was called names because I was 6'0" at the age of 14, with a side-serving of emotional abuse and threats of physical abuse And he knows about Shii-chan! Alright, later in the series, he gets his comeuppance when Manami gets a new boyfriend who just so happens to be this biker punk and beats the heck out of Katsumi. And in the TV drama, he kills his father and ends up in isolation on a prison ward. She also lies to her parents that she's being bullied by Ayumu and Miki causing her father to show up at school and forces Hiro to tell the school that Hiro is the bully so Manami won't bully Hiro anymore for almost telling the truth to Ayumu.
Since Hirose's attempted suicideall her classmates thinks but speaks out only in Volume 15 of the manga that she's the culprit of everything Ayumu's bullying, Hirose's attempted suicide and lie, Ms. Hiraoka's transfer, and Miki's cheat sheetthus, they start to ignore her.
All her bad deeds, including her true colors, are then known to the whole school so she escapes to Katsumi's home, thinking him as her only ally. Here, Manami explains Ayumu the truth behind their friendship she approached Ayumu because Ayumu wasn't ugly and should have been her follower without questioning or opposing herher involvement with the hospital incident and her intentions of killing Ayumu with a knife she hates Ayumu because Ayumu opposes her, thus, she can't let her live happily but she stops when she discovers Katsumi's scrapbook.
After hearing the truth from Katsumi, she stabs him in the back and she then stabs herself in the stomach. Before giving herself a mortal wound, Ayumu stops her; living is her punishment to redeem herself.
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In the hospital, Manami reveals her father her true real self and seeks Ayumu out because she wants to be reported to the police. In the end, she's in a reformatory. Yoshihiko Hosoda Manami's boyfriend. Around large groups of people he acts as a polite and sweet student with good grades; but his real self is manipulative and abusive. He has a fetish for bondage and keeps a scrapbook of the girls he turns into his slaves. This scrapbook is casually discovered by Ayumu, when she tries to convince him to get back together with Manami during their first break up.
As a result of that, he wants to forcefully make her his slave, so he molests her, blackmails her about her self-harm secret and nude photos taken with his cellphonestalks her, and even completely tricks Ayumu's mother into thinking he is a nice person when hired as Ayumu's tutor.
Because of this, Katsumi breaks up with Manami but soon his father forces him to end his "relationship" with Ayumu and get back together with Manami for business purposes. While they get back together, Katsumi becomes a target of Akira who is following Manami's request in the drama, he's explicitly going out with Ms.
At first, he's beaten and robbed by Akira but later Akira extorts money from him, otherwise he'd divulge his secret about forcefully dating Manami.
He starts dating Ms.
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Toda but are seen by Manami's group, thus, Manami breaks up with him. Toda's resignation and Manami's exposed true colors, he accidentally sets the fire alarm off so everyone, including Manami, thinks he wants to help her. At home, he sees Manami and Ayumu who discover his scrapbook so he finally tells Manami the truth about his fetish and his feelings he never liked her.
As a consequence, he is stabbed in the back by Manami and runs from the house. In the hospital, his father gets angry at Katsumi after learning the truth about his fetish and the end of his relationship with Manami which causes him to be "out of business" but, at the same time, Katsumi gets angry with him because he thinks of being only a tool for his father.
In the end, Katsumi is last seen in the bedroom crying and holding a picture of his classmates. Toda Toda- sensei Drama role by: She has a "peace at any price" principle, leading her to deny Ayumu's declaration of teasing by passing it off as "Ayumu's fault" Volume 6 of the manga. She is shown as very sympathetic towards Katsumi and Manami. During summer vacation, Ms. Toda starts dating Katsumi and is seen kissing him on a beach by Manami's group.
When she's found out by Manami, she promises Manami to help her to get rid of Miki in exchange of her silence.