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Description
Yuka is a freshman in high school, living in the apartment next door to her mystery writer father and his new wife. The one thing she learned from her father was to "fall in love as many times as you can, and become an attractive woman." Now that she is in high school, Yuka is determined to meet her one true love. Will the day finally come when she will meet her destined one?

Type
Manga

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Associated Names
ランダム・ウォーク
一起散散步

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.15 + Extra (end) by MangaArt (816d ago)
v.3 c.14 by MangaArt (822d ago)
v.3 c.13 by ShoujoMagic & Manga Art (1984d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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User Rating
Average: 6.7 / 10.0 (284 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.74 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 3rd 2013, 8:52pm PST

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Year
2000

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Serialized In (magazine)
Ribon (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Weekly Pos #862 increased(+423)
Monthly Pos #2345 increased(+201)
3 Month Pos #3931 increased(+62)
6 Month Pos #4579 increased(+60)

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On 278 wish lists
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...Like but....   
Rating: N/A
by Hazelrie
May 19th, 2013, 3:00pm
It was a great story but just wasn't fit to be real. I mean I love the artwork and all but
it was rather to unrealistic. I mean the guys seemed more of just douches but also I understand the fact that love isn't always as planned but I would say this is a good 5/10
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that was..   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by countingwounds
January 23rd, 2012, 10:44pm
slightly terrible? i kinda couldn't tear my eyes from it until the end, like a train wreck... i didn't get all too attached to the characters, and for being three volumes there wasn't that much development... although the relationships (many) were somewhat realistic, they weren't very worth getting attached to. when she finally found "love" it was kinda a joke at that point in my opinion.

this was just... not terrible, but a little above? idk, if you like drama and relationships and mistakes? you might like this. just not something that will ever stand out to me.
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it's seems realistic   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by immiyatchin
July 19th, 2011, 11:27am
it's fun to read, and i think the romance seems pretty realistic to me, since i experienced one of the romance story in this manga, and i feel the same way she did. and its just enjoyable expect the guys looks very similar.

and i think that hiro should be with toko at the ending. ^^ bad it didn't comes true.
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Random Walk should be named Random Dating   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Celianna
January 14th, 2011, 12:53pm
I agree with the rest of the reviewers here, the name shouldn't have been Random Walk, instead it should have been Random Dating, as that's what the main character does all the freaking time.

Random Walk stars main character Yuka. She's had a few boyfriends already, and now she's a first year in high school. She meets a random boy, and decides she likes him. She asks to be his girlfriend, he says yes. Chapters go on, and they break up. Yuka meets a new boy and decides she likes him. They date, they break up. Rinse and repeat for 3 more times.

Random Walk offers almost nothing new. The art is bland and the main character's design gets lost in the rest of the shoujo genre art. She's nothing special. She's got a rather flat personality, and the only thing we see her 'liking' apart from boys, is taking pictures. All the boys have zero personality too, and very questionable morals.

Since the characters are so bland, you don't really feel like reading the rest anymore, since you don't care what happens to any of them. Sure the manga tries to portray a more realistic way of teen dating, since I've known plenty of girls myself who were exactly like Yuka (randomly dating guys they don't know, and breaking up within 3 days to a week), but there was one thing that really bothered me about this realistic portrayal. There was no jealousy. You'd think that since they're teenagers, and they've dated plenty of times before, that their current girlfriend or boyfriend would get jealous of their past relationships, or would get jealous if they saw them with another girl/boy.

But there's absolutely no jealousy in this manga. The only 'conflict' this manga has is that you know they're going to break up, and you're skimming through the pages, waiting for this to happen. I'm also very surprised that nothing else happened besides kissing. Where's the sexual tension when you're in a relationship? Like the jealousy part, it's non-existent.

I wouldn't recommend reading Random Walk. It's not really enjoyable, with bland characters who you don't care about, little to no plot, and nothing ever progresses further than kissing. That, and the ending was cut very short.

... Last updated on January 14th, 2011, 12:58pm
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Disappointed ToT   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by yuii
November 14th, 2010, 3:48am
Honestly, this really isn't one of Wataru-sensei's best works... it could have been better >.> the plot is average and it's too much to keep reading on. Sigh I wouldn't recommend this and I stopped reading somewhere in vol 2.
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Above Average   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Fronzel
October 30th, 2009, 5:38pm
It's a shame that Yoshizumi's art style is so blandly indistinguishable from that of so many other artists, because this series is actually moderately interesting.

It's a quite rare shoujo romance that lacks idealization of love or melodrama, but doesn't go the other direction into angst. It's a fairly low key story about teenagers who get into relationships, but get bored or drift apart and break up. Surprisingly realistic portrayal of innocent emotional immaturity (there are no villains, for example).

It's found a tiny, unique niche to fit in, which makes it worth reading. It isn't actually anything to rave about, though.

... Last updated on October 30th, 2009, 5:54pm
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So-so   
Rating: N/A
by PrincessVera
September 3rd, 2009, 9:10pm
The story is nothing special. It's about a girl who goes through a string of boyfriends, has some bad luck with them, and discovers someone who has liked her for a long time. All in all, it's actually a realistic experience of a high school girl who knows how to "like" a lot without falling in love. That's the best part of this series, really - you don't have all the drama and you have a fairly introspective girl, who's not incredibly dumb, who doesn't necessarily fall in love head over heels and create all the angst that goes on forever in other series.
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...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Fareki
June 18th, 2009, 3:05pm
This manga was rather refreshing to me. I mean, I haven't really read a shoujo manga where the heroine was not a shy, "I can't confess" type, or a tomboy type of girl.

I dunno. It's pretty interesting. Even if the end was a bit obvious. Too obvious in my opinion.

... Last updated on June 18th, 2009, 4:15pm
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nice   
Rating: N/A
by lily_kitty15
April 5th, 2009, 3:35am
i liked this story but it felt like its was short i mean i wanted to see of her bro and her relation.
man i liked this an it turned out to be short. and she hard 5 boyfriend for a short manga will for 15 chapters the mangaka was able to fit everything in those 15 chapters and the extra.
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not her best work   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by yumi15kl
March 15th, 2009, 8:03pm
it's alright read but i've read better. YOSHIZUMI Wataru's written better. the dating left me lost. i was able to geuss who she'd end up with. I was right but for awhile i kept second geussing myself. it's just that confusing. she kept bring in new guys that after we got to know them we lost them till the end. I was alittle disapointed like i said not her best work. still if you've go some free time and nothing esle to read, go ahead and pick it up.
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