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Girl Friends  
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Mari is a shy, studious girl who has neither a boyfriend nor any friends. One day, Akiko - one of the most fashion-conscious and sociable girls in the class - strikes up a conversation with her out of the blue! As the days go by the two become inseparable, with Akiko often cheerily remarking on how they became best friends so easily. Mari has a lot of fun with Akiko and her group, slowly becoming more outgoing despite still being timid and awkward. But she knows, deep down inside, that she doesn't want them to stay just friends forever...


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v.5 c.Omake by MakiMaki Scanlations (2163d ago)
c.35 (end) by MakiMaki Scanlations (2251d ago)
c.34 by MakiMaki Scanlations (2280d ago)
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5 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (862 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.53 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 29th 2016, 10:40am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Comic High! (Futabasha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Seven Seas (2 Volumes - Complete; 2 and half-in-1 edition)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #642 increased(+109)
Monthly Pos #1236 increased(+96)
3 Month Pos #1395 increased(+137)
6 Month Pos #1531 increased(+62)

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On 863 reading lists
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Ending! 1750 days, 0 hours, 20 minutes ago
Girl Friends (by Morinaga Milk) - "volume" 4 out yet? 2524 days, 20 hours, 36 minutes ago
Its about time! 2680 days, 19 hours, 56 minutes ago

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ranmaru
November 5th, 2009, 7:26am
This is my first yuri manga, it's also one of the best manga i've read, the story and characters, all are very good, but the most exceptional is the Art, you'll be fighting the cuteness XD

... Last updated on November 5th, 2009, 7:27am
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Really Like It   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by MadsR
August 21st, 2009, 4:40pm
Girl Friends was a surprise.
When I started reading it I expected to like it, however I did not expect to read it as quickly as I did; and I certainly did not expect to be waiting so eagerly for the next chapter.
Girl Friends isn't a common yuri manga.
It's story is very realistic and the feelings of the characters develop slowly and step by step, not rushing events and confrontations. I feel that it shows the way the feelings of the protagonists grow and also the way they struggle against this not socially accepted love .
A great manga, up until now, that strongly recommend! ^.^
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ain't bad   
Rating: N/A
by Trey21
April 26th, 2009, 4:50pm
I like it way different then I thought it would be but it's a good read. I was like what the hell i'll read the first chapter see if i like it or not two hours later i'm waiting for the next chapter 22 to come out, im not much of a yuri fan and i'm a guy but after this and one other manga that i can't remember right now defitinely got me into yuri. I'm a sucker for romantic things weird i know but what the hell.
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Rating: N/A
by A Stranger
April 17th, 2009, 6:15am
I started reading this last night a about 2:30am, read through all 20 chapters and didnt sleep a wink, real page turner, cant wait till the new release!!!!!!!!!!!1!!! if you havent already, START READING! i dont know why im this much into it, i cant explain it, the story is just so captivating, amazing read

... Last updated on April 17th, 2009, 8:09am
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sweet and realistic.   
Rating: N/A
by lialah
February 26th, 2009, 9:42am
Not being a huge Yuri fan, I decided to give this a try with a recommendation, and now I am quite glad I did. Its rare to find a yuri or even a shoujo-ai with this type of realism to it, which on the plus side dosent make it seem overly melodramatic. It was quite interesting reading about the blooming feelings the best friends have for each other and the struggles they go through in order to hide it.
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Well it is Yuri, but not the all girl moe type of Yuri.   
Rating: N/A
by Tsuyo_Puyo
February 26th, 2009, 3:46am
Well this is a Yuri manga, and supposedly its intended towards a male audience. Most guys who read yuri like the thought of all-girl, and the popular titles like Strawberry Panic have a very fantasy-like aspect. This manga is more realistic and doesn't bring that all-girl fantasy feeling to the average Yuri fan. What I mean by that, and here's a little spoiler, is that the characters are not all cute and innocent, and besides the two main females, everyone else is basically straight and there are a lot of guys brought up in this series. This creates some good conflict (I guess), as it deals with two girls developing mixed feelings and trying find their identity with the norms of society burdening them. But for me its a bit too realistic and isn't nearly as fun to read as "Iono the Fanatics", "Strawberry Panic", "Pure Marionation", or "Strawberry Shake Sweet". However I'm still keeping up with the releases because I'm curious to see how it ends.

... Last updated on February 26th, 2009, 3:49am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by RiderFan
November 19th, 2008, 5:51pm
So far it's been a great story! But I pray it doesn't pull a "Haru yo Koi" and turn to complete garbage (I despise Haru yo Koi)!

It's cute, it has a little fanservice, it's really worth reading!
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Peanut
October 2nd, 2008, 2:20am

Cute & heart wrenching.
More realistic than one would have expected.

Only thing I hate about it is the one month wait between each chapter.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by monkeyvoodoo
August 4th, 2008, 11:08pm
CAUTION Reading this manga can greatly increase the chances of heart attack from cuteness overload. PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Morinaga strikes again, with her dangerously cute characters and yuri/self-discovery dramatics. This is a great story with well-developed characters and a simple, yet addictive drama-filled plot. Morinaga does an excellent job portraying both sides of a blooming relationship between two girls -- best friends -- one of whom realizes her feelings for her best friend may be more than just those of a friend, and the other who is completely oblivious, and later, unsure how to cope with the sudden realization of her friend's feelings toward her. The story is told via narrative from both sides, which does a superb job of conveying both girls' feelings, expectations and fears.

I like this enough that I really can't find anything to criticize -- it's a cute story well worth your time.

... Last updated on October 2nd, 2008, 12:33am
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Great Series   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by 50carrots
July 30th, 2008, 12:38pm
I love the series one of my favorites actually since I LOVE Morinaga Milk's works but...when I first read it I thought it was Hitomi and Nana AU and OOC'ed bigrazz only drawback is the slow releases in Japan cause it only comes out like once a month ;.; *goes emo in corner*
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