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Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou  
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Yukino Miyazawa is the perfect model student. She's pretty, kind, good at sports, and is always at the top of her class; but she's not all that she seems. It's all an act of deception; she is really the self-confessed 'queen of vanity,' and her only goal in life is winning the praise and admiration of everyone around her.

When she enters high school, she finally meets her match: Soichiro Arima, a handsome, athletic, popular, and very intelligent young boy. Ever since he stole the top seat in the class from her, Yukino has hated him, and has been plotting on how to take back her former place as the object of all other students' admiration.

What she wasn't expecting, however, was that Soichiro, the very boy she hated, would confess his love for her; or that he would find out about her deception - and use it to blackmail her!

Together, they discover that they have more in common than they knew, and they slowly begin to bring out each other's inner selves.

* Also included are the following short stories in this manga:

The Tiger and the Chameleon - A Promise
for One Week
(Vol. 1)

Ashita Mata Mori de Aoune (Meet Me Again Tomorrow in the Forest; Vol. 4) -
Always an outcast because of her black hair the heroine of the story finds a strange man in the forest - a man from Earth - and he has black hair, too!


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Associated Names
Он и она и их обстоятельства
С его стороны с её стороны
ظروفه وظروفها
그남자 그여자
그와 그녀의 사정
Circunstancias dele e dela
Con trai con gái F3
Elle et Lui
Elle et Lui - Kare kano
His and Her Circumstances
Kare Kano
Las cosas de él y de ella
Le situazioni di Lui e Lei
That Man That Woman

Groups Scanlating
Aerie Scans
Omari's Sister

Latest Release(s)
c.Special by Omari's Sister (1615d ago)
v.21 c.99-102 (end) by Slow and Dirty (3139d ago)
v.20 c.94-98 by Slow and Dirty (3230d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
21 Volumes 1999 (Complete)
10 Volumes 2011 (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 8, Chap 33 (Episode 26)

User Reviews
Kare Kano by moritana
Kare Kano by Mejust

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (1396 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.55 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 29th 2015, 5:35am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
LaLa (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
TokyoPop (21 Volumes - Complete)

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Weekly Pos #274 decreased(-11)
Monthly Pos #246 decreased(-17)
3 Month Pos #225 decreased(-5)
6 Month Pos #215 decreased(-7)

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It has ended! (ending spoilers) 1623 days, 18 hours, 45 minutes ago
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Rating: N/A
by KakeranoTsuki
August 23rd, 2007, 5:28pm
It's nothing special. It's funny sometimes, but sometimes... it just seems like the author is trying too hard to be funny. The characters and plot is very cliche, and the series being insanely long doesn't help.

The drawing is alright, but it seems like the mangaka is good at drawing everything *except* living things. The poses are stiff and all the detail she puts in the flowers/background/other stuff distracts the reader from the subject- the people, who are drawn very simply. This is coming from an art nerd! 8D

All in all... not really recommended unless all your friends are talking about it or if you've REALLY got nothing else to read. =P
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Chapters 46 and 47   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Joe Sargent
August 17th, 2007, 4:33pm
Well... I enjoy both the manga and anime. Indeed, the second lead me to the first. But right now I'm in trouble with the vol. 10. I didn't find the ch. 46 and 47. Perhaps because Aerie dropped the project in this point. If anyone knows where I can found these chapters, please, tell me.

Thanks for help
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by bjorie
August 9th, 2007, 11:28pm
I actually really liked Kare Kano...but I had wanted to read it for
years so that might be a reason. I thought the pacing was good.
I liked the character development... and I really enjoyed the
majority of the side characters. The main story was... a bit angsty
at time, but just a little, and the art wasn't magnificent.
It's for sure one of my favorites regardless.
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Why do people like this?   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by GeoHolyhart
July 7th, 2007, 10:24pm
I agree with jellyunicorn123, I didn't like the series much. It dragged on needlessly at many points and nothing ever seemed interesting enough to make you wanna continue. Regardless I finished the series and as expected I was disappointed having heard so many good things about it. The humor was especially lame, the story was linear and extremely cliche. If I had to describe this manga in 1 word it would simply be "Corny".

Don't get me wrong, I don't mind a cliche story, if executed well, but this isn't the case.
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Not so Great   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by jellyunicorn123
July 7th, 2007, 9:46pm
I found this serie to be VERY draggy, so much i was pulling on my hair hoping something more important would happen. I waited and waited for better plot, but nope , didn't happen. The drawing was just OK, nothing special. I read up to volumn 18 or so, and just couldn't continue, maybe down the road i will finish it . But it's unbearable boring. I had really high expectation for this, but it was dissappointing. I wish it was better written and more entertainning.

... Last updated on July 9th, 2007, 8:19pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kevinkgood
June 27th, 2007, 1:24am
When both characters were introduced, I was immediately hooked. I could just not stop reading this series, from beginning to end there was not a boring moment for me. I truly consider this story to be a masterpiece and should definitely not be missed!
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Not bad shoujo   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by PrincessVera
June 22nd, 2007, 3:34pm
This series began in a light-hearted manner, but became darker and more dramatic as time went on. Each character is well-rounded and has their own quirks. I enjoyed it a lot, but I wish the plot had been a little more coherent -- after a few volumes it simply became an endless angsty love drama.
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by gurrla
June 22nd, 2007, 11:41am
Truly magnificent. I really enjoyed reading this manga. It made me feel like I grew up with the characters, like time actually did pass by.
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His and Her   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ratyz
June 19th, 2007, 8:32pm
Possibly one of the most interesting mangas that I would consider. Side characters aren't just complimentary to the main characters but also individuals in their own respect.

High school would be very interesting once more, even I who had detested my high school years now reminisce it all over again with a more broader perspective and had come to appreciate the things that occured, similar to how the lead male character, Soichiro, had accepted what he had went through.

Hilarious, serious and over and over again.

Totally not a waste of time ^_^

Way to go, Tsuda Masami!!
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A gem. Don't miss it   
Rating: 9.7 / 10.0
by elianthos
June 10th, 2007, 9:11pm
As it has been eloquently written in previous comment, it's a long story, but the characters and the plot (especially the arcs not covered by the anime) are really gripping, moving, and addictive. The art improves greatly also. The first volumes sometimes were a bit confusing and the scenes felt a bit crammed, but then the drawings get more and more clear
Back to the characters: they evolve a lot, and even the side characters are graced with some intersting facets and stories.
****semi-vague spoilers ahead****
You have the touching story of Tsubasa and Kazuma, and you see more of Tsubaki and Tonami, and Maho, and Rika, and Asaba ^^.
The 'Arima's arc' is really dark compared to the firts half of the series and to the anime (eh, the anime stopped just when things were getting juicy >.< ), and it really pulls the reader in: you'll find about his and his family's past, and ooh, boy, wait to see and know about a certain character... *squeals* .
But don't be afraid of Arima's descent into his personal and family's hell, oh gentle reader. The mangaka does an excellent job of showing both the darkness and the light. Which one prevails? Read - or even better, buy the volumes *pats her own hard copies* - and see it for yourself ;).
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