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Description
From StarryHeaven:
There’s the affectionless father and the overly affectionate mother, and then there’s the beautiful 18 year old high schooler Rina. “Friends are just meant to be used,” is what Rina says when she is caught having sex with one of her friends’ boyfriends. Rina has such a low opinion of friends, but when she is hospitalized her classmate from elementary school, Maki, appears before her, wanting to continue their free-of-charge friendship from long ago. In this day and age, just what is the meaning of friendship?

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Manga

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Associated Names
Дорогие друзья: Рина и Маки
ディアフレンズ - リナ&マキ
Dear Friends - Rina & Maki

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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (200 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.92 / 10.0
10
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7+
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Last Updated
June 25th 2014, 6:19am PST

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Year
2005

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Serialized In (magazine)
Bessatsu Friend (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Weekly Pos #880 increased(+351)
Monthly Pos #2236 increased(+176)
3 Month Pos #3745 increased(+368)
6 Month Pos #5317 increased(+111)

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A good read nevertheless...   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by khanaami
February 14th, 2014, 6:23pm
The premise is great, but lacks in its delivery. The story and characters I had no problem with, but I did so with the overall layout and pace. The art is so-so and there are moments where it is melodramatic. Anyways it is a short read that is worth it, mainly cause it does give important messages, one of them being true friendship.
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horrible   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by sarah-eats-cupcakes
March 15th, 2012, 1:27am
a complete waste of time....not realistic at all
it is soo bad in many ways and the characters were all revolting...that "friend" of hers was so abnormally kind and tolerant...and the main character was nothing but a slut(yes i know this changes later due to the kindness of her "friend". whatever.)
its like the mangaka was trying sooo hard to make another Deep Love - Ayu no Monogatari but it didnt work, deep love was very unrealistic and over dramatic but it still had its strong points...but this...this was a complete melodrama fail...i dont recommend this to anyone

... Last updated on March 15th, 2012, 1:31am
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hmm.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by countingwounds
June 23rd, 2011, 10:30pm
I feel this story wanting to be beautiful, and have a really good story and point, but I just don't think it was played out well... I can understand how she uses the friends that use her, but seriously, does she have to be such a b- to her parents?! I understand that not all heroines have the same personality, but at least show a little growth... it didn't really happen until the fourth chapter. But she can't just change like that, I understand! Still, something about this story just didn't touch me like I thought it would.

Besides, Maki would have made the story, but at times I kinda felt she was overdoing it... the tragedy was too much for two chapters.

I don't know, I can see it from both ways, but my impression of this wasn't all that high... and not because of the lack of romance!! bigrazz I do like how at the end

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She became a nurse. I mean, a little cliche yes, but it was a good change. Her personality was nice too, although it would have been a little nice to show more of her changed personality; just to give no doubts she'd go back to being a brat after Maki died. ... I wonder if she even went to college to become a nurse? Lol?
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It isn't very realistic...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by calstine
February 7th, 2011, 1:55am
...but I would definitely recommend this title to anyone who favours a heavy dose of drama and tragedy in her / his manga.

The reason for its lack of realism is very simple - women like Rina and men like her one-night stands exist aplenty; but friends as self-sacrificing and devoted as Maki can't be found anywhere in the world. The unrealistic personality of one of the main characters diminishes the credibility of the plot a great deal.

But if you're ready to ignore that fact, the story is still quite moving in its own way. Rina's transition from a conceited, stubborn, indecent girl to a responsible, sensitive individual is conveyed quite skillfully. This not being a "love conquers all" manga must be the reason why fans of typical shoujo romances (such as pearlized], below) are so irked.
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The heroine of Dear Friends does not have a handsome young man to offer her salvation through his 'pure and undying love'. In fact, it is the rejection of the boyfriend she turned to for love at her time of need, that made her realize the superficiality of "affections" gained through beauty and sex appeal alone.


If you are, as I am, tired of the age-old, done-to-death, "As long as you have romance, everything will be fine!" theme, you will appreciate this story at least a little - for it focuses on the unbreakable bonds forged between people linked through the pain and loneliness that comes with suffering from a debilitating illness.

... Last updated on January 10th, 2012, 5:40pm
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meh   
Rating: N/A
by pearlized
November 24th, 2010, 9:12pm
i think i'm the only one here, but.. this manga is BAD. the girl being troubled & dying doesn't make this a good manga. she's just a whiny bitch and this manga is like 'how much drama can we fit into 2 chapters.' i don't have a problem with tragedy mangas but this one is just not worth your time.
ps. not realistic.

... Last updated on November 24th, 2010, 9:13pm
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Review   
Rating: N/A
by IamLavii
June 10th, 2010, 10:24am
This manga really is good from my point. And it can also change peoples way of thinking since its so realistic.
And I think its amazing that a manga can do that. However, its not very long and thought some people want more of it I think its good actually that it didnt last long. I think that is because most people feel with the characters - being sucked into the storyline and dont want manga to be too much depressing so a short manga that is very realistic - and the characters got 'small eyes' gives more the feeling of "reality" .
So to make it short lets say its " a small dose of reality " . - which everyone needs once in a while.
The art is also good (:
Give it a try!
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Beautiful   
Rating: N/A
by Nakano
May 18th, 2010, 9:11pm
Really, amazing, touching manga that makes you think and evualate what really is friendship. Cried a lot for this manga and manga hardly makes me cry. I can't believe a manga with only two chapters could develop Rina from being such a terrible person into a caring, human being without it seeming forced or rushed and the development of the friendship is amazing. It also poses the question of why are we here, and shows the human desire to live on despite hardships. Loved it
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Great   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Xochie
February 17th, 2009, 2:05am
I found this a beautiful story, even though I didn't cry (and I did in Deep Love). In more ways than one, it's better than Deep Love, and it really touched me, but in a different way...
Sousuke just pissed me off.
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Yoshi strikes again   
Rating: N/A
by xxamayaxx
October 4th, 2008, 6:13am
I liked deep love it was really good and I like this one but I think we needed to see more of what the lead Riina was before she got ill so that we could really understand why she felt the way she did. But overall it was really good typical of yoshi!
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Heart Breaking   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mariamyassin30
May 24th, 2008, 11:00pm
*May contain Spoilers/Hints*
This story broke my heart.. Sure she was an asshole in the beginning & got me mad a bit about how she saw the world & how she thinks that "friends are there so that they can be used" but she did learn about the real world & how important life is... I can only image how much it hurt her when *someone* would tell her that they loved her but then found out about her "condition" and then walked out...URG! MEN!
I didn't cry though, maybe because it's almost 2am & I'm so tired.
Great story, well developed, & beautiful art... I give it a 10/10

... Last updated on May 24th, 2008, 11:01pm
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