Watashi Wa Yandere
It focuses on a paradigm of love and obsession, James is a 16-year-old boy who falls madly in love at first sight with Ana, the daughter of the director of the institute, which he attends. It tells how, with obsession comes misfortune, jealousy, fights and death, torment this young man, who in turn has a dark and cloudy past, along with his twin brother, who is missing for the moment, after lived situations that he himself had buried many years ago, they decide to torment him again….
Sayonara Watashi no Cramer
Sumire Suou is 15 years old. She has passion for soccer, but can't seem to grasp victory... After having a gloomy life as a middle school student, will a single moment as a high school student make her heart dance!? (Source: ANN)
The near future, the afterworld, and the perfectly normal present day. The five stories in this anthology revolve around the girls who deal with the uncertainties of fate; sometimes happy, other times grim. It contains the following stories: 1. Toki o Kakeru Mae ni (Before Crossing Time) 2. Otouto-kun (Little Brother) 3. Shitsuren Family Restaurant (Heartbreak Family Style Restaurant) 4. Us, you and me (Us, You and Me) 5. Sayonara Watashitachi (Good-bye, Us/Good-bye My Life) (Source: Sumie)
Sayonara no Jikan
A collection of short stories including: Nante Bakana Koi Nanda - He hates girls that cry all the time. The reason why he's my friend is because I don't cry. If I'm his friend, I can stay be his side. Therefore, I absolutely can't cry in front of him. (Source: Intercross )
Sayonara no Riyuu
A collection of cute oneshots. Low smut value but high in adorableness. A good read for anyone because it's humorous and full of cute boys. 1) Reason for Goodbye - Students Yukihisa and Akira were dating secretly until Yukihisa's parents discovered them. They don't speak anymore, and now Yukihisa's family is moving. Is there anything left for them? 2) Snow Snow Melody - Mutsuki wants to be songwriter, but he's only a clumsy intern working at a television station. When the most beautiful guy he's ever seen insults him, Mutsuki hits him in the face with a dust rag! But that guy is Kyoya, a singer in a popular band, and he's taken a liking to Mutsuki. 3) Don't Worry Baby - Takaya has a crush on his classmate Wataru, but Wataru only thinks of his younger brother Tsutomo. When Takaya decides to meet his competition, Wataru gets angry. Can these guys ever sort out their feelings? 4) Difficult Love Journey - Shouhei is in love with his classmate Wataru. But Wataru won't listen to his confession! He says he'll only hear Shouhei out if he can beat his test scores. Will Shouhei ever win? (Source: M-U)
Sayonara Sayonara, Mata Ashita
DramaRomanceSlice of Life
Iku, who was sentenced to 20 years life expectancy since birth because of the heart disease. Masatsugu, who has been appointed to the girls' school in province remaining lethargic. Maki, who do not like herself while being honor student. Some things are not going well, but days are filled with a soft happiness. To "transform tomorrow to today" is very important, "The usual days" are miracles collected together... 1. Sayonara Sayonara, Mata Ashita (Goodbye, see you tomorrow) 2. Souiu Kankei. 3. Sore wa Totemo Muzukashi. 4. Mawarimichi 5. Kawaii Hito 6. Itsumade Tatte mo. 7. Sakura Michiru Chiru 8. Midori no Koro 9. Sakura Chiru Michiru 10. Kurayami no Ondo 11. engage 12. ...Mata, Ashita.
Sayonara no Hate ni...
Masaki doesn't understand the feelings that are accumulating inside him. When he realizes them, it is too late–his best friend has moved. In the ice cold snow, he weeps and remembers his best friend's words. (Source: MU)
Onda Nozomi is in her second year on the middle school soccer team but has yet to play a single game because she is a girl. Growing up playing soccer, she has the technical skills, endurance and the elegance. However, as a girl, she can't overcome the physical difference and she can see all her male teammates that she grew up playing soccer with get further and further away from her. Even her younger brother, Junpei, who is also on the team, is starting to rise above her. Coach Samejima sees that Nozomi is an amazing player but because soccer is such a physical sport, he can't let her play. Nozomi isn't the kind of girl that just gives up so she practices harder than anyone and drives the team in the hopes of one day playing in a game. (Source: MU)
When a boy she doesn't know confesses to her, Yoshinaga finds herself the victim of bullying at the hands of his girlfriend and her female classmates. She resolves to endure it alone, until a classmate stands up to the bullies and sweeps her off her feet (literally!). The closer they get, the more she comes to care for him... but little does she know, her hero is hiding a sad secret of his own. (Source: Shoujo-Sense) Included one-shots: Kimi no Kira-Kira ni Naritai; Engi nanka ja, Nai!!
DramaRomanceSlice of Life
A collection of several short stories with characters from Ii Hito. 1. Sayonara, Papa. 14-sai: Tabidachi 2. Sayonara, Papa. 14-sai: Sotsugyou 3. Miai de Gohan 4. Frederick 5. Koyuki-chan to Asobou! 6. Sayonara, Papa.
A high school boy who's always considered himself to be an alpha finds out that he's an omega?? And his destined partner is a kid? (Source: MU)
Watashi no Joushi
Mano just started a new job, but her first day she meets a demon of a man. And to find out that same man is also her new boss what horrible luck! But is he truly a Demon Boss or is he really kind? (Source: MU) Included one-shots: Volume 1: Watashi no Hanashi Volume 8: Kanojo ni Rusuban wa Makaserarenai
Watashi no Hibi
Slice of LifeSeinen
The visual essay manga will be based on Mizuki's own life. In the series, Mizuki will tell of his peaceful childhood, his experience in World War II, his poor life afterward, and his foray into kamishibai picture stories. (Source: ANN)
Watashi no Kareshi
Aya is pretty busy with her relationship with Tetsuo (leader of the great Paster Rangels) and her longing to look like a cool and mature person. Can her feelings deal with Tetsuo's work?
Watashi no Kidou
A story about a girl who wishes to full fill her last wish before she dies.
Nakano Mayaka's Sayonara Sakura is a bittersweet unrequited love story about a young man who is secretly in love with his adopted older sister and how he comes to terms with the fact that she sees him as family and is going to marry another. (Source: alldempretties.tumblr)
DramaSlice of LifeSeinen
1-5. Sayonara Nippon 6. East of The Sun. West of The Moon 7-10. Seija ga Machi ni Yattekuru 11. A-sou Satsujin Jiken
DramaSlice of LifeJosei
An autobiography about the author's struggles after being diagnosed with cervical cancer.
Shounen AiSlice of LifeSupernatural
One day, 25-year-old Hajima Kanade wakes up to find himself in a child's body. While his live-in lover Kawata Yuuki freaks out, Kanade tries to take it as calmly as possible. Before they are able to figure out what to do, Yuuki's younger brother knocks on their door. Will Kanade be able to keep his cool? (Source: MU)
Hayase has gone to the same school for years, so she knows that you do *not* touch anyone on Monday, and if you do, there's a little incantation that must be recited. But Mashiro has just transferred in, and does not know these things. Hayase explains that we do not touch on Monday, because not too long ago two girls did - and they fell in love, became lovers and tried to die together. Therefore, if you don't recite the charm, you might fall in love with whomever touched you...and that would be bad. Of course Hayase explains this after Mashiro has touched her...on a Monday. (Source: Okazu) Included one-shot: Hakase no Koneko to Ame no Asa (The Professor's Kitten and the Rainy Morning)
Lately, nothing but unfortunate things have been happening to Maki. She went to see a famous exorcist, and instead found a suspicious man?!
Ken has never been good with words. However, he learned to overcome his shyness when his classmate Takumasa approached him with an exchange diary. In high school, problems start to arise in Ken's and Takumasa's relationship as they face their feelings, future paths and possible separation. (Source: MU) Included one-shots: Shiawase Hanayome Project (Happy Bride Project), Chibi Koi (Small Love)
Souji's life has been a series of dull events, with his parents endlessly quarreling, until he comes across Mika, a carefree student who lives each day as it comes. They start a relationship which banishes heavy words like "love" or "devotion". They see each other occasionally, without making any promises and such. But can an ordinary relationship make Souji say something like "I only got this far because you were with me" as Mika says "Who knows..." (Source: Canis Major Scanlations)
Yoshimoto blames herself for the accident Takayagi had 3 years ago. She is very nice and caring toward him, and Takayagi finally confess his love to her. However, will Yoshimoto overcomes her guilt and accepts his love?
Ever since Jun, a third-year middle-schooler, moved from Tokyo to a rural town his life has been boring. The only way he blows off steam is by shooting a gas gun at an abandoned love hotel called "Nocturne." There, he encounters four other kids the same age, including a school crush named Saki. After faking a UFO sighting on a whim, the five decided to band together to pull similar pranks around town. However, things gradually stopped being all fun and games.
YaoiSlice of Life
Trying to find his little sister a tutor for her college exams, Arimura, who has a giant sister complex, enlists the help of a younger classmate whom he use to play baseball with in high school. (Source: Exiled Rebels Scans)
Souta's mom left he and his dad to live by themselves, and suddenly returned when Souta's dad won a rookie novelist award. When Souta and a girl, Sanae, were hiking one day, they ran into a dog searching for its lost owner. (Source: MU)
Manga in which is followed the daily life in Paris in 1885 of Theodorus "Theo" van Gogh, art dealer and brother of the famous (but at the time still anonymous) painter Vincent van Gogh.
Collection of short stories including: 01. Tasai Shingou (Colourful Sign) (Source: Kokoro no Oasis)
1. Sayonara Girlfriend 2. Omokage Sunset 3. Watashi no New Town 4. Galaxy Kaikou 5. Maboroshi Cyanosis 6. Alien/Summer
In the first story, a guy wakes up with a woman in his house after a night of partying. She reveals him later that she is a male transvestite, and step by step she wins him and they end as a couple. (Source: MU)
Seishun no After
Makoto Toba hates everyone in his class. Everyone except, Sakura Touwa, an introverted high school girl who lives with her grandma and loves video games. But one day, Sakura disappears right in front of Makoto... akoto has visited the site of her disappearance on the anniversary of her disappearance for the last 16 years. That is, until Sakura comes back from the time slip she was stuck in, and to her not a moment has passed. Now at 32 with a girlfriend, Makoto has to take care of his 16-year-old childhood crush. What could possibly go wrong? (Source: MU)
Watashi no Muchi na Watashi no Michi
RomanceYuriSlice of Life
Minato was living an ordinary but slightly suffocating kind of life. The one who changes all that for her is her senpai at work, Maya Asami. When Minato is left bewildered by her boyfriend of 20 years' proposal, Maya sets Minato's heart free. What will come of this peculiar love triangle? (Source: Clairparfait)
Watashi no + Okusuri
Inori is an honor student in a witches' school. In order to pass her final exam to graduate, she has to make a "love potion." In order to make that "love potion," Inori lives in the same house with Aoi, in hopes to get him to fall in love with her (required for the "love potion.") The only problem is they don't get along at all! So how will Inori get Aoi to love her when he's always picking on her?! (Source: Royal Alliance)
Watashi no Uchuu
Alice, a transferred student in middle school, meets Hoshino Uchuu and his brother Shinri. Uchuu reveals her an astonishing truth: the world they live in is a manga.
Watashi Sora Anata Watashi
The manga's story centers on the Adachi family: the mother Kurumi, who runs a beauty salon at her home with her two daughters Ringo and Anzu. The family welcomes two new people to their family. The first is Remon Suzuki, the daughter of Kurumi's ex-husband by a different woman. Left with no other relatives, Remon is welcomed by the Adachi family. The second is Izumi, a former salaryman who seeks employment at the salon. (Source: ANN)
Sayonara ga Chikai no de
Follow the final moments of the Shinsengumi first squadron captain, Okita Souji, as the author tells his version of the story.
Watashi no Shiikugakari-kun
The first time for a shy girl to want to have a friend. But, mistakenly, she talkt to Hayamizu-kun the delinquent...! But, surprisingly Hayamizu-kun is xxx...!? Warm and kind!? A youth love story. (Source: Chibi Manga)
Watashi no Ookami-kun
Kusonoki Komugi lives with her mother in Tokyo and can't get along with classmates. Because of her mother's business trip, she has to stay with her father in Hokkaido for a year. She thinks she will have opportunities to make new friends. She got to sit next to Ookami Yuu, a popular boy who tells her she smells good. One day, she discovers his secret... (Source: MU)
Watashi no Ookami-san.
Bored of sitting around holding a wine glass all day, the Demon Lord is looking for something new. Something cute. Someone like Komomo, the level 0 heroine who has just appeared before him, ready to vanquish him like all heroes (or heroines) do. Faced with a demon king who'd rather watch TV under a kotatsu and make out with her than spread evil over the land, what will Komomo do? (Source: vimanga.ru) Included one-shots: Volume 1: Watashi no Ookami-san. (pilot) Volume 2: Calling, Stray Doll
Piace: Watashi no Italian
ComedySlice of Life
High schooler Morina Nanase starts work at Trattoria Festa, an Italian restaurant filled with various and sundry quirky characters...and where through its unique cuisine, she will begin to mature as a person. (Source: Crunchyroll)
Watashi no Kairos
After being sentenced to death, the girl Gladiolus was sent to a planet inhabited by robots and is forced to fight as a gladiator to win her freedom! (Source: MU)
Watashi no Koibito
First year student Emi falls for Junta, a boy in her class who is in love with Emi's perfect older sister Miki.
Watashi no Shounen
Satoko Tawada is an office worker. She's almost 30 years old, but she still hasn't been able to find happiness in her life. Fate brings her with Mashuu Hayami, a beautiful 12-year-old boy whom she finds practicing soccer all by himself in the park. Out of a whim, she decides to help Mashuu with his practice, with her knowledge of soccer at her disposal. As they practice together on an everyday routine, the two eventually develop an emotional bond. When Satoko's ex-boyfriend deceives her, Mashuu gladly comforts her. And when Satoko learns of Mashuu's mostly absent parents, she starts to concern herself with his personal life. The two lonely souls find common ground and develop an emotional bond that transcends their age difference and circumstances. With this newfound bond, new feelings start to sprout within Satoko. Are these feelings that of maternity? Or is it something else? (Source: Batoto)
Watashi no Cinderella
Princess Tsubaki, who loves romantic stories, is told by her father, the king, to choose a guy to date at her 16th birthday party at all costs. Troubled by this, princess Tsubaki asked a favor of Aoi, a boy who's treated like a Cinderella...!? Includes a one-shot called Quartet Cards. (Source: Aerandria)
Watashi no Oniichan
ComedySchoolSlice of Life
A series of "bishōjo"-centered manga booklets that were released weekly for a short time in Japan. The manga would come packaged with a limited edition plastic-figure assembly kit, designed by Ohshima Yuki, of the featured character of the week: Volume 1 - New! - Figure for volume 1 - Mion Volume 2 - Two! - Figure for volume 2 - Ashita Volume 3 - Hot! - Figure for volume 3 - Harusame Volume 4 - Why!? - Figure for volume 4 - Sonome Volume 5 - Bye! - Figure for volume 5 - Eruron Bonus volume - eXtra! - Figure for bonus volume - Tetora There is a conspicuous absence of the brothers (oniichan) of the title, as only the little girls are 'portrayed. (Source: MU)
Watashi no Sensei
Yoshirouta Mayumi is an assistant to the mangaka Ogawa Yayoi. While working hard at her job, Mayumi discovers Ogawa-sensei’s big secret—she’s actually the solider of love, comic demon buster Yayoi! (Source: shinkeikaku)
Watashi no Aquamarine
1. Watashi no Aquamarine 2. Kattish no Renai Kumikyoku 3. Ashita mo Juicy!
Watashi no Mura
Ayu Mizusawa quits her job in the the city and goes back to her village Mizusawa, where a the construction of a dam is threatening to engulf the village.
Watashi to Watashi
RomanceSlice of LifeSeinen
1. Hakoniwa no Toriko (The Prisoner in the Miniature Garden) 2. Yubikiri Hime (Pinky Promise Princess) 3-4. Watashi to Watashi
Watashi dake no Koukennin
If nobody wants to support me, I will live on my own! Sarah, an orphan, decides to go on a life journey after cutting ties with her guardian, who she had never seen. As an unmarried, single woman living in nineteenth-century England, she isn't allowed to take a trip by herself. Pretending to be a widow, she stays at a hotel where she runs into her guardian, Marcus Ravenhurst, who happens to be looking for her. With Sarah doing her best to hide her real identity, Marcus protectively observes her and finds himself enchanted with her young innocence… (Source: Harlequin K.K.)
Watashi no Kuro-chan
ComedySlice of LifeSeinen
A young girl has lost her cat and decide to find it on her own despite the city's many dangers.
Fragile - Sayonara Tsuki no Haikyo
The story is set in a post-apocalyptic near future Earth that has lost its light and is covered in a dense fog. Almost all the world's population has vanished, and the cities have been left abandoned. After his "grandfather" died, Seto, a young boy, decided to set out in search for other humans. (Source: Wikipedia)
Sayonara demo Aishiteru
1. Sayonara demo Aishiteru - Yutaka no Baai 2. Sayonara demo Aishiteru - Mariya no Baai 3. 1% no Kiseki 4. Tsumetaku, Amaku, Koi wo Shite
Sayonara, Itoshi no My Friend
Tatsuo is a makeup artist for a fashion photographer and is sick and tired of the models fawning over the new hairstylist, Haga. One morning, he comes across one of the models running out of Haga's room with tears in her eyes and has a long talk with him about how rude and antisocial he is. That's when Tatsuo realizes, Haga doesn't really know how to treat others and doesn't even have a single friend—until now? (Source: Spicy Scanlations) Included one-shot: Volume 1: Onizuka-sensei no Okiniiri Also includes the spin-off "Moshi Koi da Toshite" (If This is Love, Goodbye My Dear Friend).
Sayonara Boku no Princess Lolita
1. Sayonara Boku no Princess Lolita 2. Sono Go no Princess 3-4. Atarashii Tobira 5-6. Kimi no Tenohira
Seriu meets Yae, an older woman in the photography club, who's also a celebrity at her university known for her free-spirited speech and mannerisms—especially her magnificent travels from man to man! What's intriguing, though, is their relationship. Frustrated and formerly part of the tennis club, Seriu thinks that his girlfriend is just a bit of heavy baggage, but he unexpectedly gets off to a good start with her! Even though they hurt each other with their honest confessions, they grow with each other. Yasashii Watashi is essentially a compassionate romantic drama set in a university setting. (Source: Entropy)
Sayonara Shitsuren Banchou
Shibuya Hiromi's mother eloped with Ootsuka Junko's father, who lived in the same apartment building!? The two were initially at each other's throats, however, realizing their circumstances, both decide instead to take the motto, "Become more happy than those two that left!!" and tackle their love lives aggressively. Both continue on their record of heartbreaks, until Ootsuka finally gets a boyfriend!? (Source: An Endless Story)
Sayonara, Mata ne
Three years have passed since Ririka's childhood friend and crush moved, suddenly hes moving back what should Ririka do?
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
Nozomu Itoshiki is depressed. Very depressed. He’s certifiably suicidal, but he’s also the beloved schoolteacher of a class of unique students, each charming in her own way: The stalker. The shut-in. The obsessive-compulsive. The girl who comes to class every day with strange bruises. And Kafuka, the most optimistic girl in the world, who knows that every cloud has a silver lining. For all of them, it’s a special time, when the right teacher can have a lasting positive effect on their lives. But is that teacher Itoshiki, a.k.a. Zetsubou-sensei, who just wants to find the perfect place to die? (Source: Del Ray)
At age 20, Yuko is leading a life without aspirations, what with work as an assistant in a company and her boyfriend Yutaka. Determined to give a new twist to her lifestyle, she accepts Yutaka's offer to work at his side by night as a bar hostess. But Yuko quickly becomes disenchanted: this choice brings her much more trouble than pleasant surprises, leading her to face difficult situations, even dangerous ones. And above all, she doesn't succeed in getting closer to Yutaka who remains elusive and indifferent to her signs of affection. Despite his infidelity, Yuko persists in clinging to that futile and fruitless relationship. Will she react before being unable to break the deadlock? How far will she let herself go?
Sayonara Rocking Horse
A collection of short stories, including: Sayonara Rocking Horse Buzz Maker 3 3 3 Cherry Meets Boy
Rorona no Atelier: Watashi no Takaramono
Based on the PS3 RPG, this tells the story of the young, somewhat lazy alchemist Rorona. Rorona lives in the small kingdom of Arland, with her teacher Astrid and a helper called Hom. Unfortunately for Rorona, Alchemy is not as popular as it once was, and the government has given her atelier a three year review period to prove that it should not be shut down. Rorona lives peacefully amidst her numerous friends while she tries her best to prove the usefulness of alchemy. She works to complete the tasks assigned to her by the government, in addition to helping out various townspeople. Though she messes up sometimes, and occasionally slacks off, she’ll try her best to protect her atelier! (Source: MangaHelpers)
Saratte Watashi no Knight
1. Saratte Watashi No Knight 2. Honoka Ni Purple - Extra Story 3. Wedding to Yuu 4. Haruru Yoruru
Sayonara Piano Sonata
The story revolves around a 16 years old boy called Nao, which is son of a music critic and has a hobby of fixing machines. On a visit to a junkyard he meets a girl which is supposed to be a piano prodigy, to their surprise, she transfers to his school and enters his life. On top of it, he has a strange senpai and his childhood friend who want him to join their band... (Source: Sayonara Piano Sonata Wikia)
Sayonara Dekiru kana
1. Sayonara Dekiru kana 2. Seito no Otehon 3. Kareshi no Otehon 4. Maybe Love
Tenkousei Sayonara Anata
After his parent's divorce, Kazuo Saito moves with his mother from Onomichi and must leave his girlfriend behind. At his new school, Kazuo is surprised to reunite with his childhood friend Kazumi. He feels embarrassed around Kazumi, who talks about their early childhood stories without any reserve. One day, Kazumi invites Kazuo to her house. After talking about old times, they walk to a place from their childhood called the "Lonely Watering Place." Kazuni tries to scoop up some water with a dipper and the two accidentally fall into the water. They quickly crawl out, but suddenly realize that they have switched bodies! (Source: MyDramaList)
ComedySlice of Life
Because we're alive, we eat. A fish anthropomorphism comedy! Various creatures are living together in a home aquarium. One creature thrown in, a Medaka (a Japanese ricefish) confronts the harsh law of survival of the fittest! A slow and surreal "struggle for existence" comedy unfolds inside a fish tank. Live on, you live on as well! (Source: Official site, ANN)
Two women who went to the same high school (but didn't know each other) meet by chance. One a former literature student from a plain group, who's a freelancer now, and the other a former idolized prince in high school, who's a beautiful office lady now.
Mika has a special relationship with an abused girl who has an extreme fear of men. (Source: MU)
Sayonara Peter Pan
In the not too distant future... In this world, all children are gathered and brought up to an island known as the "Juvenile Circle." They receive their education there until the age of 18, when they graduate and go into society as adults. A boy named "Shizu" was overcome with strange feelings of anxiety the day after his graduation. Were they directed towards becoming an adult? Does he want to remain a child? It was neither of these. Anxiety embraced Shizu. The anxiety would lead him towards the "truth" of his world. (Source: Kodansha, MU)
Hajimari wa Sayonara
Kurosu Kei likes mediocrity, works in a normal office and goes out on dates with guys… But he is not human. In fact, the reason for him to go out on dates, is that he feeds the vital energy of the people with whom he goes out. Still, he never is completely satisfied and fed, but this changes when he meets Kyle Shou, the owner of a hotel. However, it seems that this intense man knows the past…? (Source: Paradise Love Scanlations)
Slice of LifeSeinen
Tama-chan is an affectionate way to say "testicle". But despite the name seems a gag, the story is sad, exciting and motivational, about the disease that attacked the author himself and made him lose his testicle. Much more than a history of disease, it is a story about overcoming.
Natsukage ni, Sayonara
DramaYaoiSlice of Life
The summer before starting college, Fuuka decides to work part-time at a beach house. There he meets Jun, the youngest son of the owners. Jun is always crying or laughing and is so full of emotion that it causes nothing but trouble. Still, Fuuka finds it impossible to tear himself away from this boy, two years his junior and yet closer to his heart than anyone else has ever been. But even the longest summer has to end sooner or later. (Source: Takeshobo, translated)
Boku no Watashi no Yusha Gaku
A mysterious "transfer student" shows up in a peaceful classroom at Holy Lance Academy. Their teacher announces that he is quitting because he won the summer jumbo lottery and continuing to teach would be stupid, much to the disgust and surprise of the students. It's suddenly revealed that the weird new student is actually their new homeroom teacher, Haganeno Ken, who wastes no time in saying that he is a hero.
Watashi no Tonari no Bussoo-san
One day, high school student in the countryside Tamako finds a shady-looking man named Sora collapsed by the side of the road. However, Tamako finds out that Sora is in fact very kind, and has his reasons for coming to the country.