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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
그남자 그여자
그와 그녀의 사정
Circunstancias dele e dela
Con trai con gái F3
Elle et Lui (French)
Elle et Lui - Kare kano (French)
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 (1428d ago)
v.21 c.99-102 (end) by Slow and Dirty (2952d ago)
v.20 c.94-98 by Slow and Dirty (3042d 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 (1373 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.55 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 18th 2015, 5:02am 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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3 Month Pos #174 decreased(-28)
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It has ended! (ending spoilers) 1436 days, 1 hours, 6 minutes ago
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One of the best!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kaira-chan
December 7th, 2007, 4:07am
Kare Kano was the second shoujo manga I read (the first one is Fruit Basket) because I didn´t like the ending in the anime serie, and I´m so glad I did it! The special about this manga is the feeling you get when reading it. Various of emotions will develop in you when you go through the story and if you are deep-minded (as I am) you´ll get suck in the world by the characters. It´s interesting how each and every characters grow in the manga, both mentally and the apperance. The drawings gets better and better when they grow older, and how often do you enjoy the ending like this one. After this manga I get suck in the world of manga, and now I want to pass foward to the next future-to-be-mangalover =)
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by Pitt
November 23rd, 2007, 8:27pm
One of the most amazing mangas I've ever read. Great emotion, nice drawings (not the best.. too bad she wasn't prettier, to me anyway though she was considered pretty in the manga, which is good. It always bugs me in the mangas where the girl's always made fun of for being "plain looking" and people says he doesn't deserve the main male character.. stupid.. and half the time the girl looks pretty even though she's called plain.. anyway).

Long story, lots of depth, sometimes slow but easy to read through, and awesome ending.

You just don't get that good of an ending in a manga. I don't know why every author always wants to leave the reader hanging.. most of the time they do a crappy job and if they don't um.. hello, it's the end of the story, don't leave us hanging, tell us what the heck happened! Yes!!

The ending has like 30 pages worth of the future!! (30 double sided so almost 60!) Great, awesome, amazing, read it =D

... Last updated on November 23rd, 2007, 8:28pm
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Rating: N/A
by KimiNoAi
October 22nd, 2007, 10:06am
The review makes it interresting though, must some comments make it so boring. I don't know whether I should read it or not.
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im pissed (see details before hating me)   
Rating: N/A
by svnhddbst
October 2nd, 2007, 7:46pm
i keep hearing about great books but they sound bad but then 2 or 3 weeks of boredom later i wanna hit myself for not reading another good book and this made it so much worse
i heard a horrible "review" and dismissed this manga now that i read a good review i regret(majorly) that i didn't read this sooner.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by der052
September 21st, 2007, 8:21am
I like this manga, there were no three or four way love issues... I think it was simple and heartfelt! smile
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by Tropicalkiwi1104
September 10th, 2007, 5:17pm
This is a great manga really funny and serious at the same time with arima. I could read this a million times!
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Romashk
September 1st, 2007, 9:00pm
I read it... twice. "Kare Kano" is one of my favorite manga. The coolest thing about this manga is that it starts off with simple love relationship and then the story keeps getting things pile on this intersting couple(Arima and Miyazawa). It is as if editor pulled the gun out before mangaka and said: "if this story gonna be like any other shoujo manga -I am gonna kill 'ya". I didn't like the anime though... I watched it and thought if it was introdution to first half of manga... The most juicy stuff wasn't shown, and it's a let down...
I don't know what people expect from this manga. Yeah, it's not very twisted, But there are its exciting moments...

Ah, and I don't understand people who drop manga half way through. If youre not confident enough, that you can take on 20 vols, don't read smthn so long. You can't have a complete picture if you didn't even read all of it.

... Last updated on December 17th, 2008, 3:42pm
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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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