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Cousin  
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Description
18-year-old Tsubomi has a bit of a weight complex. After graduation from high school, she takes up a part-time job at a video rental store where she is introduced to another male employee, 19-year-old Shiro, whose shifts always seem to coincide with hers. Shiro casually mentions that she reminds him of someone familiar. A few days later, while on duty, she bumps into a customer in one of the aisles. He leaves, but not without dropping his membership card, and Tsubomi finds out that his name is Nasukawa, and that he is an acquaintance of Shiro's. Meanwhile, after a song for a commercial comes on, Shiro realizes that Tsubomi reminds him of a famous model in a commercial (her "eyes", at least), who turns out to be none other than Tsubomi's cousin...?!

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
Кузина
カズン
커즌
Kazun

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Latest Release(s)
c.25 by J-SiS (26d ago)
v.3 c.24 by J-SiS (82d ago)
v.3 c.23 by J-SiS (146d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
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Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (223 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.29 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 27th 2014, 8:11pm PST

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Year
2005

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Serialized In (magazine)
Zipper (Shodensha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #738 increased(+111)
Monthly Pos #1125 decreased(-408)
3 Month Pos #930 decreased(-108)
6 Month Pos #890 decreased(-53)

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On 1271 reading lists
On 665 wish lists
On 75 completed lists
On 46 unfinished lists
On 267 custom lists

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Still great as ever   
Rating: N/A
by Kilayli
August 10th, 2013, 8:22pm
I started reading this a couple years back. I loved it then, but I have to say, I Love it even more now. It feels so real. I just love it sooo much. It's a must read.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
I love the way losing weight + makeup =/= facial reconstruction. She still looks like herself, and I love that factor the most


... Last updated on August 10th, 2013, 8:26pm
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READ THIS NOW GODDANGIT.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by LaLaLinzo
January 17th, 2013, 1:14am
This is a gem of a gem of a gem.
The cream of the crop!
THE BEST OF THE BEST!

I love it so much.
This manga has a realistic, deep, and understanding feel to it.
It's amazingly cute, but also so....not cheesy.
There's nothing cheesy about this manga, it's not exagerated either.
it's so real.

And it's SUPER ENJOYABLE TIME FOR BULLET POINTS YAY OMG:
Art- AMAZING. Just gorgeous.
Characters - RAVISHING. I can't believe I like every character there is (they all are so cool and deep even if some of them are weird xD)
Plot - AWESOME. This seems like if it were a normal cheesy "Im in LOVE" shoujo manga, it's be just like any other manga. But...idk it's just so real. There's no flowers blooming in the background unneccisarily in romantic parts, but you still can feel the romance. It's JUST SO GOOD.

I don't even know what to say,
besides:

IT NEEDS TO HAVE MORE SCANLATIONS RIGHT NOW.
OMG.
PLEASE.

JUST READ THIS NOW.
This is legitementy the first 10 I've given to a manga that I truly mean it. There isn't ONE thing I have found to my disliking when it comes to this manga. smile
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It picks up.   
Rating: N/A
by x_Rupa_X
March 7th, 2012, 9:21am
I've read all the chapters up to 18. It really is a good read!..Though I can't help but feel a bit sorry for the main heroine. But at least the artist doesn't make the character completely lazy, slow, ugly, and overly obsessive over food. It's stereotypes that I don't much agree with for larger characters.
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Love this   
Rating: N/A
by nekoburo
November 25th, 2011, 12:15am
I love this manga. Ikuemi Ryou is one of the best mangakas, in my opinion. Her characters have depth, she has a gift for conveying emotion in her art, her plotlines are plausible, she's a genius. Sadly, unless J-Sis starts up again (they've become inactive) or another scanlator picks this series up, we won't know if Tsubomi and Shiro realize they like each other.
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AAHHH!!!   
Rating: N/A
by chapiz
October 25th, 2011, 12:53pm
someone needs to pick up the scanlation in this manga soon because i just need to read volume three and ive been wating for it forever!!!!! but its an awesome, realistic, feel-good manga. its also very refreshing!!! i felt so ooooh and ahhhh the whole time, like i was eating a really good juicy fresh plump apple i just picked from a tree....idk but this manga gave me that feeling
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Finally   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by bull3thole
September 28th, 2011, 9:48pm
Finally there is a shoujo manga without those melodramatic moments. Its a really realistic manga because the girl is like a person you can relate to. She is inexperienced in many things but is trying to change and mature. She is not like those other shoujo characters that just cry and do nothing about it. I give this a 9/10 and i hope this manga gets picked up again.
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Unbelievly realistic...   
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by kiwiwu
October 13th, 2009, 8:01pm
This character really reminds me of myself and I find it really realistic even some parts I find a little harsh in some scenarios. Otherwise, Bon- Chan seems like a very interesting character; not those basic shojo girls all being skiny and somewhat depressingly annoying biggrin
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pure   
Rating: N/A
by Hell_Clues
October 6th, 2009, 9:16am
Take a shoujo manga. Now eliminate every annoying tendency they tend to have, and that´s this manga.

Let me give a brief explanation about it since I don´t think the description says much. This is about a late bloomer or perhaps someone who simply didn´t put the effort, or didn´t believe it was possible. A slightly over weight chubby girl that´s very likable.

This manga shows how similar shonen and shoujo manga protaganist are, and how we want to see people raise to their potential. These appear to be very regular people. Not super whatevers that excel at everything.

Not much happens but not much has to happen, and it´s very enjoyable. Like eating a nice meal, or that one nice day where you enjoy the sun´s warmth.

... Last updated on October 6th, 2009, 9:17am
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Good all the way until the end.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by hatsumimi99
October 5th, 2009, 4:23pm
Though the chapters are relatively short and simple, there's still a lot of room left to wonder about the characters. I like how Ikuemi Ryo handles the character-driven plot. Things just happen rather naturally and realistically rather than seeming forced, and characters are just so likeable. (That's always a plus) Bon-chan is adorable and Shiro's antics always make me chuckle.

Cousin is one of those mangas that are sometimes overlooked in place of the more dark and gritty stories. Of course the characters in Cousin may have their share of underlying problems and conflicts: Bon-chan has her complexes; Shiro and his girlfriend have theirs; Nasukawa has his; and while these problems may be serious, it's more of a feel-good story overall.

If you need a remedy for a heavy heart after trudging through so much depressing manga, pick this one up.

... Last updated on October 5th, 2009, 4:26pm
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Fun   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Daxisheart
September 20th, 2009, 11:07am
It's a fun, slow paced josei for young adults and up. The art is likeable, the characters you can really like, and there are moments to make you smile. It's worth your time, although I think buying volumes of it would be a better experience/
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