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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
N/A

Associated Names
Кузина
カズン
커즌
Kazun

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.30 (end) by J-SiS (113d ago)
v.3 c.29 by J-SiS (134d ago)
v.3 c.28 by J-SiS (315d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (282 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.04 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 2nd 2015, 7:48pm PST


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Year
2005

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Zipper (Shodensha)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #708 increased(+212)
Monthly Pos #1196 increased(+120)
3 Month Pos #1458 decreased(-509)
6 Month Pos #1043 increased(+175)

List Stats
On 1237 reading lists
On 682 wish lists
On 318 completed lists
On 57 unfinished lists
On 320 custom lists

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Amazing but..   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by eriberri
January 29th, 2016, 8:22am
The realism of this slice-of-life manga was refreshing, particularly in respect to the protagonist's see-sawing weight (and the fact that she wasn't suddenly 'drop-dead gorgeous', but was very cute in general, especially as the reader gets to witness her struggles and empathise with them), and also the frank way in which the character's acted towards one another.

I did find that the subtlty of the ending felt a little odd for such a solid, full story, and it did catch me completely unaware at first. I'm still trying to decide if I actually liked that part or not, but it certainly was an interesting and original ending (and Shiro is adorably dorky)~

I do wish there would be a sequel of some sort though. I would have loved to know how things worked out with Bon-chan and which of the men she may have eventually found happiness with.
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Highly recommended   
Rating: N/A
by micxj
January 4th, 2016, 8:46am
This is one of the mangas I would never forget but would like to delete from my memory so I could read it again for the first time. I would have given it a rating of 10 but I have certain concerns which you might also have after you finish reading all the chapters. Nevertheless, this is one of the best slice of life mangas out there.
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So close...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by ejkyaje
October 25th, 2015, 8:54pm
This manga was SO CLOSE to perfect. I adore the art style, and the plot is anything but cliche, and it's all just really enjoyable.

BUT the ending was somewhat confusing and quite unsatisfying. I would have liked it to be a chapter or two longer, or something, to give more clarity and closure.
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The Ending   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Nox Vulpes
October 22nd, 2015, 8:17am
I really liked this manga, until I got to the last chapter.
I suppose you could say that the ending is supposed to be... subtle (maybe)? But it just left me with a strong desire for proper closure. The story just kinda stops.
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WAS really liking this   
Rating: 7.3 / 10.0
by sinxer
October 21st, 2015, 6:04am
liked the content, the story, the leads determination and struggle to change herself but come on,
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way to stuff up a good thing with that ending.that wasn't even a bad ending it was nothing there has to be more than this?
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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.
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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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