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Karakuri Odetto  
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Odette is an android designed by Dr. Yoshizawa. Wanting to find the ultimate difference between humans and her, Odette decides to persuade Dr. Yoshizawa to enroll her in a local high school. Follow Odette's adventures, as she ventures through high school, in search of the true meaning of being a human!


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Associated Names
Android Odette
Karakuri Odette
Puppet Odette
Puppet Odetto

Groups Scanlating
Bloody Sakura Guild

Latest Release(s)
v.6 c.35v2 (end) by Shiny Translations (2303d ago)
v.6 c.34 by Shiny Translations (2317d ago)
v.6 c.33 by Shiny Translations (2324d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (639 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.4 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 26th 2017, 2:12pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
TokyoPop (6 Volumes - Complete)

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Weekly Pos #681 increased(+110)
Monthly Pos #1347 increased(+89)
3 Month Pos #2006 increased(+182)
6 Month Pos #2376 decreased(-91)

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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by NoOneSpecial75
May 1st, 2017, 8:06pm
I'd give this series a C+/B-. I remember reading it for the first time back when you could get new tokyopop titles at Borders bookstores, ha ha! Suzuki's drawings are a little rough in chapter one, but they improve. She says outright, and it is very clear that this story was simply meant to be a oneshot, and when she was told to make it into a series, she kind of made it up as she went along, which probably explains the "not" ending.
Of Odette's five potential love interests: Chris, Asao, Yukimura, Travis, and the professor (ok, the professor is more like her "father"),
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Odette does not end up definitively with any of them. In-story Asao has the most going for him, but he's apparently graduating and moving on, plus he's a human (that probably still likes her best friend). To my surprise, Suzuki reveals in the postscript that she planned for Odette to end up with Yukimura - who gets the least 'screen time' of any of the five - but that since he was unpopular with readers she wasn't allowed to do that, and then she basically had no idea what to do -__- .... so yeah... Personally Chris was my favorite character and I feel he was tragically underutilized because he kept breaking and needing repairs and then wouldn't be in the story for a long time.
Romance aside, with her robot protagonist it feels like Suzuki is trying to make some kind of point, though she doesn't seem to know what that is either. 'Robots have feelings too'? 'Humanity comes down to being able to understand each other'? 'Everyone just wants to feel accepted'? Who knows...
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It Doesn't Make You want to Drop It while Reading   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Xiximaro
March 1st, 2016, 8:02pm
The art at the beginning is okay and gets a little better. For all that's worth, for what this manga intends to be, it could be a Masterpiece. I think this was the best story I've read till now about a robot trying to be human and it doesn't get too philosophical while doing it like other works out there, which makes it fresh and less intimidating.
It really makes wonder if a robot with emotions can exist and if it did, would it be like this. The only downside to me, is that it was a little too short and the characters interactions with each other could be more lasting. For example Asao was pretty much a protagonist and still he didn't appear as much time he should even though he was so much important to the MC which made the author draw a little vague ending.
Still this was one of the best character development I've seen till now,
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
the robot girl really turns human without even you noticing
which it's a really incredible feet to make a person think like that. This manga made me remember that film with Robin Williams where he was a robot trying to be human, just less depressing. To be honest you'll laugh a lot at the really small details of this work and the best is that you'll look forward to read the next chapter.
You should read, if you want a reason to, think of this as something different like a change of pace or if you are bored of the standard mangas, it's really worth it.

... Last updated on March 1st, 2016, 8:11pm
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Great start   
Rating: 2.5 / 10.0
by tipz
January 24th, 2015, 1:58pm
It had a great start but didn't follow through very well. Ending was disappointing. Art was cool.

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A very smart almost perfect human-like android is made by a young professor of science. She decides that she wants to go to school after reading a school girl magazine.. The scientist allows this.. She ends up instantly meeting girl friends.. But there is also a troublesome bit she ends up bumping into.. And little do they both know how close they will become... Later an assassin android is send to kill her professor.. But the professor found out and put a stop to it.. He then turns the boy into a proper android sort of like Odette.. Chris and odette become close as well. There is different series of events that happen that slowly makes her more and more human.. She goes through the whole manga pretty much in love with Asoa but being an android I guess it's not possible and in the end there is an android that is pretty much just like her and wants her to marry him.. But she is saved by Asoa that to the very end doesn't want to admit feelings towards an android.. So it ends with him graduating and her starting her last year there... That's it...
I think it's stupid that Asao is so abusive to her even if she is an android... And the enough should and could have been better. On the plus side it really makes a person feel for her.
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cute and light   
Rating: 9.4 / 10.0
by whitespade
August 3rd, 2014, 4:38pm
this is a happy, light manga about a girl discovering herself. odette doesnt need to be a robot, an alien, time traveller, god etc could also stand in as someone who discover herself thus my usual irritation about artificial intelligence is swept away. it is also because her character is so charming, with the help of various smiling characters that this character driven manga make me smile the whole way. the only drawback of this manga is that it is too good but it is too short, i would love to journey together with her some more.
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Rating: N/A
by dotsforeyes
June 1st, 2013, 3:24pm
Story: 7/10 (pretty good concept, light-hearted w/ equal parts humor and heartwarming but don't expect closure in the end)
Art: 5/10 (flat but decent)
Characters: 9.5/10 (Unexpectedly great, esp. for the genre. Main character Odette is especially good)
Cliche Factor: 3/10 w/ 10 as extremely cliche (Some re-hashed jokes and the usual school scenarios, but characters were not stereotypical. Very refreshing read.)
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For the most part nice easygoing and heatwarming story... and supergayish style   
Rating: N/A
by Dickegrobe
January 27th, 2013, 6:19am
This one tells a very likeable story about a robot girl trying to blend into a mostly human world. There is not much drama (for the most part) and the characters shown play well together, allthough, sometimes their character traits do not seem very plausible and just have to be taken as a given.

Talking of things that might have been better... art! Especially all the boys/men look just sooooo gay (I am not talking about sexual preferencesces here...) - all of them are suuuuperslender, painfully overstyled and look just so plain silly (forget your frigging hair stylists and find yourself some barbers)... it makes you wanna laugh... or puke... well, both would work, I guess. I mean, hey, even the assumedly bad bad deliquent guy looks like he couldn't harm a fly except for drowning it while spilling his Latte or crushing it with his iPad (which he had to lay on a table as it was too heavy for his skinny skinny arms).

But don't get the wrong idea - the art might annoy a bit, still, the story really is a nice one and worth reading!
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Rating: N/A
by shadowwalker
August 12th, 2012, 2:22am
This is a very good read but the ending is very unsatisfactory... there were so many things i wanted to read about i felt the story ended because the author felt its time to end it.. all in all thats not a bad thing but still its disappointing not being able to see Odette's life long quests ending sad i have a complaint about the art too, you can't tell the difference between robot and human emotions on the faces.. all humans also feel like robots because of this. if this was only true for Odette then it wouldn't have been a problem but even failure robots have as many emotions on their faces as humans (i'm sure you can make a good case even with this minor points but i felt as if this was mangaka's one of the first works so she tried to get away with less)
I feel like i only said bad things while its true there are some minor problems with presentation overall this manga is a good story you can read while relaxing. i laughed with Odette, i felt sad with her, i felt happy with her. If you want to spend a relaxing afternoon while reading something don't hesitate to pick this one up. You won't feel disappointed for 34 chapters (i still think it ended prematurely lol)
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by goodieblanker
June 23rd, 2012, 2:00pm
The way this manga was done can truly be called a masterpiece. The characters are compelling and there isn't one chapter that one, as a reader, can't help but feel the heart of their actions. This manga is just so wonderful. I was really satisfied with the ending, as it shows how one's journey doesn't stop with the protagonist finding love or some other fate.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by blackmokona
May 27th, 2012, 12:47am
This is something I read sparingly because I don't want it to end. It is intimate and sweet because it explores big feelings, and does it so successfully like all other Suzuki Julietta titles it's to keep for rainy days. Like the question of humanity, it's clear which side anyone would care to take, but we still wait to see how the series handles the answer. It cannot take us by surprise in the stories it tells, but how masterfully and sincerely it tells them.

I have very little problem with the art, because presentation -- panel layout, pacing, -- still triumphs.
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Very good quick read   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by peregrintook
January 21st, 2012, 6:13am
This is an extremely good, light and quick read on those boring Sunday afternoons. Characterization is very good, development of the protanganist is done very well: in a good pace and all characters are very likeable. Plot is probably not as deep as other mangas but it is quite original and it's very refreshingly light-hearted, humour is perfect! Art is also beautiful and all characters are uniquely drawn so it's easy to distinguish between each one. Also has a frustrating but very suitable and reasonable open-ended ending which is good for a light-read but I personally WANT ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS DAMNIT, this is just out of bias though, so even you loathe open-ended endings like me, try it!

Recommened this to everyone! I like how it's one of the few mangas that dont take "romance + robots = pedophiliac smut"
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