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Jinsei light novel volume 1 cover.jpg
First light novel volume cover featuring the character Rino Endō
GenreSlice of life, romantic comedy
Light novel
Written byOugyo Kawagishi
Illustrated byMeruchi Nanase
Published byShogakukan
ImprintGagaga Bunko
Original runJanuary 18, 2012March 18, 2015
Written byJinsei: Manga no Shō
Illustrated bySeiji Matsuyama
Published byShogakukan
ImprintSunday GX Comics
MagazineSunday GX
Original runMarch 2014April 2015
Anime television series
Directed byKeiichiro Kawaguchi
Written byNaruhisa Arakawa
Music bySatoki Iida
Licensed by
Original networkTokyo MX, ytv, CTV, BS11, AT-X
Original run July 6, 2014 September 28, 2014
Episodes13 (List of episodes)
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Jinsei (人生, literally "(Human) Life"), subtitled La Bonne Vie (The Good Life in French), is a Japanese light novel series written by Ougyo Kawagishi and illustrated by Meruchi Nanase. Ten volumes were published by Shogakukan between January 18, 2012 and March 18, 2015 under their Gagaga Bunko imprint. A manga adaptation was serialized in Shogakukan's seinen manga magazine Sunday GX between March 2014 and April 2015, and was collected in three tankōbon volumes.[1] A 13-episode anime television series adaptation by feel. airing between July 6 and September 28, 2014 under the title Life Counselling TV Animation "Jinsei" (人生相談テレビアニメーション「人生」, Jinsei Sōdan Terebi Animēshon "Jinsei"). Funimation licensed the series under the English title Jinsei - Life Consulting.[2]


Yūki Akamatsu (赤松 勇樹, Akamatsu Yūki)
Voiced by: Yasuaki Takumi
The main character. A boy with glasses that usually ends up as the straight man when dealing with his club mates at the Life counseling section. He got involved with the club when the president of the journalism club, Ayaka Nikaido, convinced him to join as a way of improving his social interactions.
Rino Endō (遠藤 梨乃, Endō Rino)
Voiced by: Hiyori Nitta
A girl with glasses and member of the science club. She is very proud of her scientific knowledge, doesn't like irrational behaviors and tends to give her opinions based on science. She frequently ends up in awkward situations with Yūki (mostly thanks to Ikumi) and seems to have feelings for him, but refuses to acknowledge it. Yūki is not completely unaware of her feelings.
Fumi Kujō (九条 ふみ, Kujō Fumi)
Voiced by: Moe Toyota
A member of the literature club, she is a sweet and cultured girl, but tends to over think when giving her opinions at counseling. Ikumi usually tries to grope her large bust. She comes from a wealthy and distinguished family. She has trouble speaking to her old fashioned and strict grandfather.
Ikumi Suzuki (鈴木 いくみ, Suzuki Ikumi)
Voiced by: Ayaka Suwa
A very energetic girl coming from the sports club. She gives the most physical and less deeply thought counseling of the club, but sometimes her counseling compliments the other's. She usually tries to pair Rino with Yuki, but frequently ends up causing awkward situations between the two. She seems to be a bit perverted, as she has groped Fumi's large bust on one occasion. She always wears spats under her skirt.
Ayaka Nikaidō (二階堂 彩香, Nikaidō Ayaka)
Voiced by: Rena Maeda
The president of the journalism club and a relative of Yūki. She convinced Yūki of directing the Life counseling section as thanks for helping her keeping her club open. She also seems aware of Rino's feelings towards Yuki.
Emi Murakami
Voiced by: Saori Ōnishi
A girl with pink hair that is the Arts club president. After her club is cancelled because of the lack of members and bonding with Ikumi, she decides to join the Life counseling section as a consultant. She tends to get overly excited when asked to paint something.
Kouta Asano
Voiced by: Showtaro Morikubo
The President of the 1st Division newspaper who creates his own life counseling section in order to force Ayaka join his club. A very narcissistic person who hired students that have similar personalities (but not the same knowledges) as counterparts of the members of the 2nd Division club. After being defeated in a counseling contest with the 2nd Division, he agrees on shutting down his counseling section, but his perversion remains.
Voiced by: Hitomi Harada
Fumi's counterpart who, just like her has large breasts.
Voiced by: Mai Fuchigami
Rino's counterpart who is also sharp-tonged.
Voiced by: Hisayoshi Suganuma
Ikumi's counterpart (and only male counterpart) who is also hyperactive and short.


Light novels[edit]

The first light novel volume was published on January 18, 2012 by Shogakukan under their Gagaga Bunko imprint. The tenth and final volume was published on March 18, 2015.

No.Release date ISBN
1 January 18, 2012[3]ISBN 978-4-09-451318-9
2 April 18, 2012[4]ISBN 978-4-09-451335-6
3 August 21, 2012[5]ISBN 978-4-09-451359-2
4 December 18, 2012[6]ISBN 978-4-09-451382-0
5 May 17, 2013[7]ISBN 978-4-09-451412-4
6 November 19, 2013[8]ISBN 978-4-09-451449-0
7 February 18, 2014[9]ISBN 978-4-09-451467-4
8 June 18, 2014[10]ISBN 978-4-09-451493-3
9 October 17, 2014[11]ISBN 978-4-09-451516-9
10 March 18, 2015[12]ISBN 978-4-09-451541-1


A 13-episode anime television series adaptation by feel. aired between July 6 and September 28, 2014.[13]

Episode list[edit]

No. Title Original air date
Transcription: "Sōdan" (Japanese: 相談)
July 6, 2014 (2014-07-06)
Transcription: "Hansei" (Japanese: 反省)
July 13, 2014 (2014-07-13)
Transcription: "Shihon" (Japanese: 資本)
July 20, 2014 (2014-07-20)
4"Summer Things"
Transcription: "Natsumono" (Japanese: 夏物)
July 27, 2014 (2014-07-27)
Transcription: "Tanjaku" (Japanese: 短尺)
August 3, 2014 (2014-08-03)
Transcription: "Īda" (Japanese: 飯田)
August 10, 2014 (2014-08-10)
7"Beautiful Voice"
Transcription: "Bisei" (Japanese: 美声)
August 17, 2014 (2014-08-17)
8"Word Chain"
Transcription: "Shiritori" (Japanese: 尻取)
August 24, 2014 (2014-08-24)
Transcription: "Kyakka" (Japanese: 却下)
August 31, 2014 (2014-08-31)
Transcription: "Insei" (Japanese: 陰性)
September 7, 2014 (2014-09-07)
Transcription: "Ōbo" (Japanese: 応募)
September 14, 2014 (2014-09-14)
Transcription: "Sen'nyū" (Japanese: 潜入)
September 21, 2014 (2014-09-21)
Transcription: "Komo hata" (Japanese: 隠畑)
September 28, 2014 (2014-09-28)


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  2. ^ Ferreira, Mike (27 February 2015). "FUNimation Acquires Jinsei - Life Consulting". Anime Herald. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  3. ^ "人生 #1 at Shogakukan.co.jp" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2013-12-20.
  4. ^ "人生 #2 at Shogakukan.co.jp" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2013-12-20.
  5. ^ "人生 #3 at Shogakukan.co.jp" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2013-12-20.
  6. ^ "人生 #4 at Shogakukan.co.jp" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2013-12-20.
  7. ^ "人生 #5 at Shogakukan.co.jp" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2013-12-20.
  8. ^ "人生 #6 at Shogakukan.co.jp" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2013-12-20.
  9. ^ "人生 #7 at Shogakukan.co.jp" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2014-02-15.
  10. ^ "人生 #8 at Shogakukan.co.jp" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2014-06-24.
  11. ^ "人生 #9 at Shogakukan.co.jp" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2015-02-04.
  12. ^ "人生 #10 at Shogakukan.co.jp" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2015-09-28.
  13. ^ "School Newspaper Anime Jinsei's Staff, Designs Unveiled". Anime News Network. May 19, 2014. Retrieved May 20, 2014.

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