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Kare First Love  
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Description
From Viz media:

Timid and self-conscious high-school student Karin never paid much attention to boys until she met Kiriya, a popular student from a nearby boys' school. Karin and Kiriya embark on a romantic journey despite Karin's classmate Yuka's best efforts to sabotage their relationship, but Karin soon learns that living happily ever after isn't on the curriculum when she becomes Kiriya's center of attention, as well as embittered Yuka's bull's-eye on her dartboard of hate.

Type
Manga

Related Series
Binetsu Shoujo (Adapted From)

Associated Names
「彼」first love
彼 first love
第一恋人
He's My First Love
My First Love

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Latest Release(s)
v.6-10 (End) by SaD (2664d ago)
v.8 c.3-5 by [ RC-SCANS ] (2670d ago)
v.8 c.2 by [ RC-SCANS ] (2674d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (818 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.77 / 10.0
10
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May 4th 2013, 3:21am PST

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Year
2002

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Serialized In (magazine)
Sho-Comi (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (10 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #711 increased(+333)
Monthly Pos #1549 increased(+5)
3 Month Pos #1663 decreased(-102)
6 Month Pos #1651 increased(+83)

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On 535 reading lists
On 496 wish lists
On 2514 completed lists
On 126 unfinished lists
On 235 custom lists

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eh..   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by xRinko
December 15th, 2008, 5:58am
I started reading this a few years ago, and as far as the romance goes it was really dumb (like a bunch of other shoujo manga) but i continued reading it just because, but i stopped at volume 5 until later i decided to pick it up again (from the beginning) after reading Bokutachi wa Shitte Shimatta (which is a much better manga btw) at first i was all "i'll give this another shot.." and then later i was all "ew"
i agree with MissRaw's comment about the series.

... Last updated on December 15th, 2008, 8:20pm
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Over-used   
Rating: N/A
by maplegirl102
December 4th, 2010, 12:03pm
The art is OK but the story is really overused. Shy, smart girl that is bullied has super hotty fall in love with her. Girl bully comes in and tries to get in their way. Girl and guy overcome challenge and start going out. Girl finds out guy is super rich but has a sad past and mean family. A bunch of other guys and girls try to get in there way. Blah blah blah they end up happily ever after.
Sometimes you need something classic but it isn't all that special to tell you the truth bigrazz
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Seemingly Cliche, but Look Closer.   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by yongzhi93
October 25th, 2011, 12:55pm
It's certainly what you would call a standard shoujo, not least because of all the cliches it employs right from the beginning. Socially awkward, never-had-a-boyfriend-before four-eyes somehow meets a seemingly flirtatious hottie and they end up hitting it off. Of course we have our rivals and ex-flames and misunderstandings but everything works out eventually.

Where it stands out and goes beyond the intial 7 rating it promised was the character development. Our characters grow. Karin, who's hid in some shell and feared challenging the status quo for all her life, eventually wises up and makes pretty big decisions for herself in spite of her parents' opposition. Kiriya is interesting: superficially, he hasn't changed much; but more discerning readers will realize he's managed to let loose of a lot of old insecurities, especially the guilt that's hung over him all this while, and become much more natural and relaxed around his friends. So this character development, I think, is the series' saving grace to differentiate it from the sea of cliche out there.

... Last updated on October 25th, 2011, 12:56pm
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Kare first Love brought out the romance and shoujo-ness crazed human within me   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Elu-hamu1
December 20th, 2010, 8:20pm
One of my first shoujo manga,( come to think of it this was the one that made me shoujo or romance crazed!) This is why i will always truly remeber this! I loved the Art, the Plot, Character/s and development and simply the shoujo-ness that is portrayed whithin this manga. I mean , you got to love the part where he takes offf her glasses and Love struck! XD CUTE KAWAIII
OVERALL i loved this manga, not because it was my first manga but it was actually a very sweet and decent mangaw which moments that make you heart melt!!!! HIGHLY RECOMENDED
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love it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by fruitsmis
February 21st, 2009, 12:11am
I can't remember exactly how or when I stumbled across this manga, but what I do know is the second I started reading it I was hooked. I love it! Love everything about it! I find the story sweet and refreshing. Absolutely adorable, the artwork I love (one of my favourites). Recommend it as a good manga to start with, as the jump off point. However, like most to all shoujo, very cliche. but this manga being the first shoujo I actually read I loved it! =D
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Best Romance Manga I've Ever Read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by NejiTotallyRulz
August 2nd, 2009, 5:13pm
Like the subject says.
I've read tons of shoujo mangas but KFL is still the best.
It's romantic, it's cute, and the artwork is simply beautiful.

And unlike some great addictive romance mangas out there, KFL didn't have the two main characters breaking up all the time, if you know what I mean. Sometimes I'm just reading a manga and I feel that everyone is trying to break the two main characters up. KFL had it's ups and downs but there was never anything totally heartbreaking.

It's may be considered a typical shoujo manga, but it's quite realistic in it's own way.
That's another reason why I liked this manga, it was realistic for two people in love. There were unrealistic parts of course (what else do you expect from a cute romance manga?), but KFL talked about how Karin and Kiriya got together from the beginning to the end. There were also family and work problems, which adds to the reality of this manga.

The relationship development between Karin and Kiriya is very detailed. You get to see how they get closer to each other each step of the way. The mangaka doesn't miss a single moment. Not many manga's are blended with a sense of innocence/cuteness and seriousness while still focusing on the romance genre completely. I loved the fact that it was completed by the time I started reading it so I didn't have to wait for the scanlations -.-" And the ending was not rushed like some mangas, it was clear and straightforward. This manga can really make a girl feel all sweet inside, some of the romantic moments are too cute for words <3333 This manga is an inspiration to those of us looking for our one true love.

... Last updated on August 2nd, 2009, 5:35pm
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don't really like it   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by ipychan
September 10th, 2008, 8:20pm
Actually the art is pretty nice. but i absolutely don't like the main guy. at first i still like him. but until what volume i was so dissapointed and left this one hahaha. How come he push his girlfriend to do whatever he wants. I hate him. And in my opinion the main girl is so boring and too shy.
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cute ;)   
Rating: N/A
by areumlee
November 28th, 2010, 2:22am
this was a nice romance read smile nothing much more though..it pretty much just focuses on the two main characters. I thought they could have focused less on sex too...it was kind of awkward at a lot of parts none plus..i would have liked the girl to grow a backbone.
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THE BEST EVER!   
Rating: N/A
by Syrrasyrran
November 3rd, 2010, 6:44pm
Okey,this is the BEST manga i ever read, and i have read really many..!
At first I didn't like it so I stopped reading it, but then after maybe 6 months I became interested and gave this a chance and yes, it was good that I did it!
I read the entire series in one day and I just love it, it was about everything and I was so happy when I saw what happened in the end of the storie.

give this book a chance because after about 4 chapitel you simply can not stop reading it. smile
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argh! frustrating (?)   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by angeltheya_12
August 30th, 2010, 12:10am
argh!! how do i explain this! i just finished the manga after.. 2 days( i think) cause i skipped some chapters. It was fun reading it, but i dont know it was kinda frustrating, its like i needed to finish it no matter what! but then i dont want to read it anymore (that's why i skipped some chapters)... but i like the plot (typical shoujo)... hmm ok, i'm getting it! This manga DOESNT have refreshing days! i mean it's always problem after problem after problem! there's no Arc where kiriya and karin(?) had a very free day that the didnt have to worry their self!! and so i skipped cause it's becoming frustrating having all those tight days. i bought volume 7 and 8 that's why i started reading it... i'll reccomed this for those readers who likes typical shoujo... but! dont get me wrong! the manga's characters are cool and cute.. i like their behaviour..

... Last updated on August 30th, 2010, 12:14am
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