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Description
Sixteen-year-old Nene Kashiwagi has undergone a transformation from a sporty girl to a chic one--or, at least, she's trying to become chic so that she can finally find love! Her efforts only gain her teasing from her (former) friend, Jun Endou. But when Nene's first attempt at finding love goes awry, Jun steps in to rescue her in the most unexpected way.

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Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
オトメゴコロ
少女心
A Girl's Feelings
Girl's Heart
Mädchenherz (German)
Maiden's Heart
Otome Gokoro (Watanabe Ayu)

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.8 (end) by Which Scanlations (1747d ago)
v.2 c.7 by Which Scanlations (1797d ago)
v.2 c.6 by Which Scanlations (1843d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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Average: 7.4 / 10.0 (317 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.36 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 31st 2013, 7:50am PST

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Year
2008

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Serialized In (magazine)
Bessatsu Friend (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Weekly Pos #1106 increased(+210)
Monthly Pos #2551 increased(+115)
3 Month Pos #3615 increased(+688)
6 Month Pos #4711 increased(+651)

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On 360 reading lists
On 289 wish lists
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Ok...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by luck_life
October 18th, 2009, 11:26pm
Its starts out really promising. And then it just goes downhill for me. The only character that I really liked was Nene. Her character is very well rounded and dynamic. On the other hand, the love interest, not really. He's a flat character. His personality is all over the place and not in a very positive way. The art is well drawn though! =)
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Rushed...   
Rating: N/A
by Sunfire-
June 29th, 2010, 9:26pm
8 chapters is probably too short of a time to include a decent love triangle drama and then have it end satisfactorily. I'm not sure if it's the case, but the drama and the subsequent ending seemed very forced; this leads me to believe as if this series got axed earlier than anticipated (like halfway through or maybe even by the third chapter, and was given 4-5 more chapters to complete). The art is great, but the storyline lacks depth (you hardly learn a thing about many of the characters, so you end up not really caring for them).

What drove me (and I suspect for others) through the 8 chapters was that initial impression of a strong, female lead in the first chapter. However, after 2-3 more chapters, things just happen somewhat matter-of-factly; I felt as if the mangaka didn't have enough chapters to elaborate on specific things she may have wanted to (i.e., the superhuman strength, or 'sporty' past prceeding the transformation, or why Endou is even described as Kashiwagi's a 'former friend').

Moving on to L-DK next...
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Nene :3   
Rating: N/A
by choirin
March 13th, 2010, 11:14am
The only thing I liked in this series is Nene. There should be more shoujo leads like her. Also, I wished there was more about Kanemaru. He seemed like the type of character I would love. :">

P.S. - Izumi is such a b*tch. D<
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Ugh, Endou is awful.   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by aetherwyn
April 18th, 2010, 6:57pm
Well, that's disappointing.

Nene was a great main character, filled with tons of promise. She cried, but she always tried to do something about her tears, rather than just wallow in them. Unfortunately, Endou totally doesn't deserve her -- he's a pretty horrible person. I don't condone their relationship. Just like choirin's review said, I would've prefered Kanemaru to sweep in, haha. And Izumi really is an awful b*tch. Egads. XD

So, basically, the only nice things about this manga are Nene and the artwork.
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Such a disappointment   
Rating: N/A
by sheilalyn08
October 26th, 2012, 7:13pm
The first chapter (especially because of Nene) was great and that's what made me read the rest of the manga but I didn't expect the rest to be so disappointing. I'm frustrated about the fact that the guy is VERY indecisive and in the end, it was all Nene that had the courage to get their relationship back together. I'm angry about Jun not putting too much effort into their love. He's so stupid. He doesn't deserve Nene at all. Izumi was dumb too.
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Horrid   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by kitty1826x
September 11th, 2013, 8:36pm
This really is HORRIBLE!!!! Don't waste your time on this.
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I started hating the male lead after he kept telling the female lead you'll never get a boyfriend or pretty much saying she's not cute. I can deal with the whole 'bully the one you love' , but there was no love being hidden in what he was saying. Getting pass this initial dislike for the male lead it then turned to loathing the female lead. In what world is it fine to go out with a guy who only 1/2 heartily likes about you? Having both of them agree on going out when he only 1/2 heartily invested just brings more disgust. I probably would have liked this better if she ended up with that quite guy Keisuke Kanemara. I honestly was hoping it would end up like that, but no such luck.

This is what I would call a F-ed up romance that teens somehow think is wonderful when it's just pathetic, irritating and horrible.(Was making a reference to a certain movie(s)/book(s) that ruined the vampire genre.) How could you call this a romance, I'm not even sure. It just seemed like an obsession one can't let go.
To sum everything up- it's bad, I wouldn't recommend anyone reading this.

... Last updated on September 11th, 2013, 8:38pm
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bad, bad, bad   
Rating: N/A
by sundaetea
March 19th, 2013, 3:24pm
one of the worst shoujo mangas i've ever read. the story line is irritating and the characters are pathetic. and yet i finished it because i wanted to see how it would end - there really are no redeeming qualities to this manga.
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haa soo suspenseful   
Rating: N/A
by sour_lemon_1k
May 31st, 2009, 7:38pm
especially since scans are only on chp 4~~~

i like the drawings, especially the hands...art is above average!
story is average//dramatic..
what really got me is the main character...she's strong-willed and genuinely cares for the guy's happiness, so she roots him on even when it hurts her on the inside..she doesn't blush when she doesn't have to too, unlike other manga girls =w=
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Average   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by leilockheart
July 10th, 2011, 12:04pm
Err. What's with that? Not romantic at all.
Read Strobe Edge, although the guy there has someone he loves at the first chapters of the manga, it was still romantic unlike this one.
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I feel like a sadist   
Rating: N/A
by Cyren
June 27th, 2011, 7:59pm
Izumos little schemes were hilarious. This was all so funny...I just couldnt take anything happening seriously. Izumo had absolutely zero reasons to try and this take this guy from the heroine. She was only the device thrown in to complicate the 2 main characters relationship. She did a good job. Honestly....the last scheme was the funniest. I mean, all her plans to split them up were lamely executed. My only thoughts for each chapter were ''How will Izumo screw up their relationship this time?" I had a little fun with this one. Nothing to be read twice though. Im not giving it that much credit. Loved the main character.

... Last updated on June 27th, 2011, 8:00pm
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