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He seduces girls, gets them and then dumps them. He specializes in the one-night-stand. He has no interest in love or romance. Dating someone would be a pain. This terrible guy, Hanada Shintarou, is nevertheless, extremely popular. But then he meets a girl who might just be the one who can change him and his low opinion of women. The only problem is that she despises him!


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Dragon Voice Project

Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.41 (end) by Hakairei & The End (144d ago)
v.10 c.40 by Hakairei (479d ago)
v.9 c.39 by Hakairei (1070d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes 1998 (Complete)
5 Volumes 2006 (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (290 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.22 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 7th 2016, 3:48pm PST



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Weekly Pos #769 increased(+76)
Monthly Pos #1155 increased(+73)
3 Month Pos #1314 decreased(-45)
6 Month Pos #905 increased(+87)

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On 922 reading lists
On 524 wish lists
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Last volume please! 748 days, 16 hours, 9 minutes ago
SO Ch. 39 discussion 1070 days, 2 hours, 55 minutes ago
Who do you think Hanada will choose?(Beware may have Spoilers...) 1265 days, 20 hours, 23 minutes ago

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Same as everyone else...   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by aetherwyn
March 29th, 2016, 12:43am
I loved this manga until the study abroad arc happened. Honestly, @Pacific.Mint couldn't have put it any better. The arcs with Yuu were mishandled, boring, and frustrating. The mangaka's decision to completely disrupt the love story between Hanada and Sakura for TWO VOLUMES as Shin acts like an *** and is unfair to Sakura for his exhausting "emotional development" (his maturation and dawning self-awareness was important and necessary, sure, but god it could have been handled so much better -- and he still treated Sakura like dirt when she got back....)... and then tries to resolve the entire disaster in, really, a poorly handled conclusion? Yikes.

I wish the story had ended when the two of them got together and were happy in high school. It really /should/ have ended there. I'm going to pretend it did, for my own sake.

(The story pre-downfall was funny, charming, and heart-warming. Like, don't get me wrong, it's definitely old school #Problematic at times, but still really enjoyable and one of my faves. Skip the study abroad arc and have a good time if the summary/tropes appeal to you -- you'll probably love it. Just save yourself the trouble of that headache.)

... Last updated on March 29th, 2016, 12:46am
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sakura i'm tired of your crap   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by nambzi
February 15th, 2016, 12:51pm
Let me get this out of the way, I don't hate this series but oh god do I wish things had gone more differently. The whole 'rich playboy finally tamed by strong feisty girl' story was all super peachy, just until sakura decides to study abroad.Why couldn't the studying abroad debacle be handled the same as Gokinjo Monogatari? She literally spent the whole story up to that point to try and win hanada over and WINS; she knew he didn't trust women right off the bat, so why be surprised that he would be freakishly possessive?? She thought that going away for 2 years would solve the trust issues when in reality she was just running away from her problems! So, ok sakura dipped.. what now? Hanada moves on like any logical person would do. Alright then he meets the amazing Yuu and they hit it off for 2 volumes, heck she even TEACHES him how to trust and.. *exhales* aw geez i'm so mad.. OKAY even though yuu wasn't his type, I couldn't help but ship them ;-; (even tho tbh ANY tsundere would have done the trick for hanada..) and hugh and maria or whatever that lady who falls for yuu's name is,they were unnecessary if hanada and sakura were going to end up together anyway, plus hanada's mom just vanishes.. there were A LOT of cop-outs in this manga~!
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i so love it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by willnira
December 3rd, 2015, 7:18pm
gosh! none of the new mangas are like the old school, i mean i stopped reading shoujo since a year ago and then i decide to try this one (i was keeping it in sight but i knew it was a long way to go i decide to read it, i know it's paused right now but it's ok i can tell who will end with whom), the whole relationship was amazing (she never made him change his ways, he changed because he wanted it. she was not a cry baby, i so want to read it again!)

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It would have been a 10 if   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Pacific.Mint
January 2nd, 2014, 3:52am
the arc post study abroad was handled better. I felt like 1 volume (volume 10) wasn't enough for Sakura and Shin to reconcile. Plus, volumes 8 + 9 with Yuu were so boring. What made Kirai so entertaining was Sakura x Shin. I could not fathom why the mangaka decided to spend 2 (!!) volumes developing his relationship with Yuu. I understand that he needs to understand trust vs distrust so that he can reconcile with Sakura but that did not need 2 volumes with another woman.
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Great Story   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Murara
December 24th, 2013, 8:55pm
Hilarious at some point. The tone of the story is a mixture of Hana yori Dango and Kare Kano. It is sweet, and drama. Through out the story, the characters will go through some changes and mature. There is a great deal of misunderstanding between Sakura and Hanada. But they come around at the end, because they truly love each other. Which was extremely sweet.
I read it twice, once online and the next time I bought the series from the book store.
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don't bother yourself with vol 9   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by tekiteki
August 17th, 2013, 1:07pm
I agree that the story went downhill after
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Sakura went to study abroad (~vol 8-9). No wonder the scanlation is frozen.
After all there was only one thing, that made this manga so exciting - Sakura + Hanada mix ^-^; But nevertheless it deserves it's 9/10 points. This manga is a nice gem along with Hana Yori Dango, Mars, Kare Kano, Fruits Basket, etc. (though they all differ ^^) ... Well, maybe it's not that great, but still very nice =)

... Last updated on August 17th, 2013, 1:13pm
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Rating: N/A
by polarpotterbear
July 8th, 2012, 1:14pm
I really really liked this manga because the relationship between Hanada and Sakura was entertaining and sweet...but now it's seriously going downhill since
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Sakura went to study abroad (and didn't even freaking say goodbye to Hanada!) and now Hanada is sleeping around again. One Sakura left, the manga has become VERY boring and I don't like the way Hanada's character is going :(
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it was quite good..   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by otakuness
June 7th, 2011, 9:30pm
i have put this in my Wish List a long time ago.. and i havent bother until threee days ago and i must say it was very addicting. at first the story sounded very cliched but even the most cliched story when handled with awesomeness in turn becomes awesome as well but what really surprised me was the fact that she
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she slept with him while he was drunk, well to me that was kinnda shocking and low
but seems it was the missing ingredient so hooray for them..

the characters were likable.. Hanada was cute, even though he were to appear to me in real life he would be on the 'dont touch, 100 % authentic asshole category' and Sakura, shes a really strong heroine, and i like it that the author didnt made it overly dramatic. i mean the key dramatic elements were already there, thank god she didnt milked it!

anyways.. the art.. wasnt that bad. twas kindda unique in my opinion. my one advice would be not to mind it.
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entertaining if not life-changing   
Rating: N/A
by aidygiz1
June 6th, 2011, 7:01am
ok, i must admit i was a little turned off by the art but i figured i'd give it a go. I guess it's kind of like a less intense version of Mars, but everytime the plot starts to edge into "psychological", it backs off pretty quickly
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Like when Hanada's deadbeat mum appears and threatens to claim custody over him if his dad doesn't lend her money but then magically wins some money and disappears into the sunset...
. But the characters are sweet and funny and i like how the mangaka spices up some of the usually cliche moments. I have to admit though, i'm at Vol7ch38 and i'm not really liking where Kirai is going
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I mean, how will running off to study abroad without properly telling him, make him trust her? *sigh*
...but i might have to edit this comment soon if it starts to get better : ) Anyway, if you like this, i seriously reccommend you try Mars!
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Rating: N/A
by pichie
November 9th, 2010, 9:11am
Yeah, the artwork isn't too nice. It'll definitely bother the reader a few times but it shouldn't be a reason to drop reading this because the plot and character development are great.

I can't explain why but I feel as if Hanada and Sakura's relationship was natural or very believable. Their situation is cliche, that's a given. The whole step-brother thing.. with the family.. But the development of their relationship is very nice and natural.

Read it if you are a shoujo enthusiast!!
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