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Kimi wa Kirakira  
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Shinobu is a college student who seemingly has no conviction. Her childhood friend, the captain of the archery team, is worried about her. When she meets a football player in an interesting way, watching the guy's enthusiasm as he plays, she gets the sudden urge to take his picture.


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Associated Names
Kimi wa Kira Kira
You're Sparkling

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.5 (end) by Evil Flowers (657d ago)
v.1 c.3-4 by Evil Flowers (697d ago)
v.1 c.2 by Evil Flowers (753d ago)
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1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (159 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.98 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 30th 2012, 7:18am PST

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Petit Comic (Shogakukan)

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Monthly Pos #2285 increased(+185)
3 Month Pos #3343 increased(+896)
6 Month Pos #4646 increased(+671)

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On 370 wish lists
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Art is nice   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by xono
October 30th, 2013, 10:13pm
The art is nice. I really like the character design. The close-ups are gorgeous. However that's all to it. Story is mediocre. Lame and cliche in between details. Poor execution. Wish it has more substance though.
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Well, it had potential.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by xMuffinPants
September 23rd, 2012, 9:33pm
But... dafuq? That's it? LOL.
Great start to the manga, though the end was a bit disappointing.
The art is lovely though.
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Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by polarpotterbear
July 1st, 2012, 1:03am
Wow...what a huge disappointment! Yoshino Aki quickly became one of my favorite mangakas of all time and I was really pumped up for this series.

But after 5 chapters
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all that happened was that they high-fived each other...REALLY!? SERIOUSLY!? The ending was so vague - did the team even win the game!? Did he end up going to America? Nothing is answered.
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A rating of 9 for its strong first-impression   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by awavingflag
June 21st, 2012, 3:05pm
My only qualm is that there's only 3 chapters out. This is a fantastic start and I agree with most of reviews here - nice, clean, attractive art style, three-dimensional characters, and a plot with promising potential. It's got the hallmarks of a love triangle, but it has a slight twist that sets it apart from other love-triangles:
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one of them has already confessed way back when.

What I love most about this manga is its characters. Even though the initial meeting between Shinobu and Saijou is a cliche, the WAY its done makes it seem fresh and I had no urges to chuck a book at the wall (read: not a love-at-first-sight ploy). Shinobu is a terrific heroine because she has an interesting personality, strengths and flaws and all. I like that the mangaka presents us with Shinobu's problem, that she has little motivation, and the possible solution to said problem, that she regains her passion for photography through her meeting with Saijou.

The problem with most manga that concentrates on romance is that it fails to develop its characters as people first, before developing the romance. Characters should have likes, dislikes, wishes, desires, problems, etc, things that motivate their actions, and it seems that mangakas forget this crucial point in storytelling 101. It disappoints me to run into mangas that COULD have potential, but because romance is pushed to the front it seems like the characters are just marionettes playing at love. Thank goodness that Kimi wa Kirakira doesn't seem to skimp on this aspect!

Now to check out the mangaka's other works...!

EDIT: Decreased my rating after finding out that it's finished. Too bad, considering it had potential...

... Last updated on July 11th, 2012, 11:41pm
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by enaikelt
January 6th, 2012, 8:25pm
Even though this was kinda awesome, I had the misfortune of reading it right after an Eyeshield 21 marathon. I'm sorry, cool male lead! Your running and dodging will never beat Sena in my heart. :<
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wants more   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by crystalhikari
January 7th, 2011, 10:53am
i have finished reading this manga and i totally want more. the ending is fine and bfitting but o would definitely want another volume to know what happens next. i can imagine stuff and all but the story still has a lot of potential from where it ends. really, i totaly want more. i wonder if yoshino-sensei's taking a break or something since i haven't seen much of new work from her lately...
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potential galore   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by turnip head
December 20th, 2010, 12:57am
what a great start! i'm a fan of the author's work and am curious to know where this one is going. the characters are three dimensional and interesting, the art is attractive and clean- two thumbs up!
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