Reviews / I Don't Even Have Time to Live

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Vitzeke
I'm sorry, I didn't particularly like this. It's very discouraging, but it is the life of someone who is depressed.
Aug 25
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musicrave
In parts of this manga, I honestly felt like I was reading my life story. There were so many aspects that I related to: Wanting social interaction and being self-consicous about how to approach, the anxiety around short interactions like making phone calls and answering the door.
The way that it's written feels personable, like I'm reading a journal. I feel like I know the author.
When the parts that are jarring come up, especially talking about suicidial thoughts, it gets me.

Aug 25
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Christina Hathaway
It's the kind of quirky relatable comic you can find from Sarah Andersen. It's like shining a light on those innermost feeling you usually brush off and it's funny.
Aug 25
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Gothic Sugar
It's true that the art sn't polished, but it's not a manga like so many others out there. It's real which is why I recommend this. From the portrayal of thought processes-most of them, not eating due to lack of appetite, and just existing, he really makes it relateable. And I do feel badly for him and so many others in the comments of each chapter who voiced that they felt/feel the same way.
One good thing is that in spite of the constant negatives in the author's life, he realizes that he will eventually feel better, if only for a short time, because that's just how it works.
Aug 25
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N38
The manga has a very straightforward way of expressing all of the negative thoughts, and the straightforwardness is true to how those thoughts can work. There are chapters very relatable, however if you haven't been diagnosed with something as extreme as the main character or aren't familiar with someone who has been, some of the anecdotes can be a bit overbearing, but that is exactly how it should be portrayed, especially being overbearing towards the main character.
Aug 24
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MadamManga
I like this manga, I believe it portrays someone with depression very well. The only thing I can complain about the character is that I don't like that he believes that when an attractive person touches him it's because they feel he'd be happy to have someone like them touch him. It is a realistic mentality, but I don't want that to be a mentality that is shown to represent people with depression.
Aug 24
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tom_farahamani2401@gmail.com
It was a simple but yet understandable.Some of the details are hilarious like the ‘hand’ soap store.This also shows how anxiety people lives such as me when I was younger.Some of it is true too,becuase I been through it.Yet this manga is very good to read and exciting somehow but I would prefer it.
Aug 23
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David C.
The artwork looks simple but it's a fun read!
Aug 23
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Wide-eyed Wander
This isn't like any manga I have ever read & honestly I think it is amazing. With all it's subtly & simplistic art it is able to capture the negative spiral of anxiety & depression. It is cleverly titled can you trap yourself in a vortex of negative thoughts that keep you from wanting to be yourself & experience other people & the world, which is so tragically relatable. It feels at times a reflection of myself but also tackles how men have a fear of being perceived as a gross & creepy person while women are scared of being assaulted by men. It really makes me contemplate how society has planted these seeds of self hatred & distrust to people.
Aug 23
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Peanut1281
The art is plain, but absolutely adorable much like the main character. As I read, his struggles hit close to home and I am able to remember my own awkward and depressing moments in my life. *Sigh* A good and short read overall if you are looking for reassurance that you are not the only one who is stuck in this awkward phase of life.
Aug 23
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pokemontrainerjacob
Pretty true lol
Aug 22
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Mira
a relatable manga and pretty funny
Aug 22
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Rem Faoa
Whether you're suffering from depression or not, you can somewhat understand the author's struggle to everyday life while also having social anxiety and being a lazy shut in xD. The "comedy" in the story is more of a relatable matter but also gets the point across. Good read
Aug 22
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merlinyan
A biographical manga that shows the day to day battle the author has with bipolar disorder. Hard to read at times but worth it.
Aug 22
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Flying_Pasta_Guy
good comedy
good reflection on reality of people 2 day
and me/outher people out there probably thinks is so them XD cuz its tru
Aug 22
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soukatsukuro
I really related with Nanako. I don't suffer from depression or suicidal thoughts, but I do have really bad social anxiety (I'm basically agoraphobic). His moments with people entering his personal bubble and hearing his phone ring, definitely know and have had those exact thoughts, "Please. Don't touch me." "Oh no. I've got the anxious sweats, I'm going to stink for sure," or "Who's calling me?... I ain't answering that."

Wish there was a way to tell him, "Don't worry, guy. You're not alone in this." I hope the manga is somehow therapeutic for him, being able to share like this.
Aug 21
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Skeem689
Pretty nice art style and quite funny at some parts.
Aug 21
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qqchmignonne
One of the best depictions of depression from my experience, and it has an interesting art style to boot. I know you don't think you're great at art, Nakano, but you've made a new fan today~
Aug 21
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Hatsune's Hubby
This caught my eye because of how different it looked. The art style, it reminds me of the comics in newspapers. The story is interesting.
Aug 21
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Lanford
This is incredibly relatable. Even if you don't really suffer deeply from depression, but other states of the mind, like being an antisocial person, feels relating to situations depicted in it just as well. It feels believable regarding everyday struggles.
Aug 21
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Will The Soulless
A very dark and relatable read, this gives a perfect representation of the daily life of someone with Anxiety and Depression trying to cope and survive with each daily interaction and struggling to get by.
Aug 21
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DarkNova
That kind of humour only those who have suffered from depression and/or anxiety will understand. Some situations are highly relatable. If someone would like to know how a depressed person feels and thinks, this is definitely the best way to understand it.
Aug 21
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Justin Andrew Mason
A manga with simple art. It's a rather dark look into the monologue of depression and anxiety. There were aspects of the story that I think are relatable to most introverts, but others that seemed really concerning and potentially dangerous. I wouldn't recommend reading this if you're suffering from depression. However if you do not experience depression, but have friends that do, the story can provide an informative perspective of their daily battles.
Aug 20
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Acrophobe
As someone who struggles personally with mental health problems, I relate a lot. Seeing someone who understands the lows in our lives and mildly humorous moments we deal with is refreshing. I too have been on a unstoppable train of thought: assuming I am bothering people for just existing, or a lump of depression. Or trying to seem cheerful only to have no energy immediately after, because it physically is more demanding than running to my body.

I recently found out on top of my known mental illnesses, I may have one we missed, which might mean I may be unable to ever reach where I'd like to be mentally. So reading this and seeing how someone like me, can still have some happiness amongst the depression is in a way reassuring.

Some people might think his life is awful, but the thing most people don't realize is that some mental illnesses make that level your baseline. You never really feel "okay," it sucks, we go to doctors, therapy, etc, but it never gets better for some of us. So
Aug 20
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