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Beauty Pop  
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Description
From Viz:

Although a truly gifted hairstylist, Kiri Koshiba has no interest in using her talent to pursue fame and fortune, unlike the three popular boys in the "Scissors Project" at school. Determined to become the best makeover team in Japan, they give showy makeovers to handpicked girls. As much as Kiri tries to shy away from the Scissors Project spotlight, she finds herself responding to beauty's call...

Note: Beauty Pop Stage 2 is from volume 7 to 10. It is a continuation of Beauty Pop. This is because they were published after the hiatus. The whole series ends with 10 volumes.

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Manga

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Associated Names
Популярность красоты
ビューティーポップ
俏丽魔发师
Beauty Pop Stage 2
Dự Án Kéo Vàng

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Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.Extra Story 1-3 (end) by Enchantment Scans (2185d ago)
v.10 c.51 by Enchantment Scans (2186d ago)
v.10 c.50 by Enchantment Scans (2187d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Reviews
Beauty Pop by riseabove77

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Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (1514 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.46 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 22nd 2014, 3:30pm PST

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Year
2004

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Serialized In (magazine)
Ciao (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (10 Volumes - Complete)

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Weekly Pos #496 increased(+83)
Monthly Pos #655 decreased(-29)
3 Month Pos #624 decreased(-50)
6 Month Pos #481 decreased(-57)

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On 566 wish lists
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On 162 unfinished lists
On 401 custom lists

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Like vs. Dislike... liked!   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Tatania
May 15th, 2010, 12:01pm
Note: This review is for Beauty Pop and Beauty Pop Stage 2

A cutesy story about hairstyling. This story has a tendency to veer toward the extreme (mostly in characters) and Iím guessing will be either liked or disliked by readers. I myself found the story enjoyable but not one of my all time favorites.

Plot- A fairly simple plot, become the best makeover team in Japan, of course it doesnít stay simple for long when you throw in people who want to stop their plan and of course love triangles. But even the opposition wasnít all that complex and the love triangle came late and wasnít to major a part of the plot.

Characters- All the characters seem to be taken to the extremes in their actions, but itís kind of fun to read so their extremeness didnít wear me down. But Kiri did get on my nerves a bit later on; she was too uninterested in anything! She shows hints at her true feelings but sheÖ just didnít seem to care enough at the time. Thankfully a time skip ahead showed some of her true feelings and helped her seem a bit less uncaring. But still the main character seemed like it was less Kiri, who got a little dull at times, and the main character felt like it was more Narumi, who I was more interested in reading about because of his more interesting reactions. As the story progressed the story gathered a lot of strange people into its plot, and while thatís not bad and was sometimes interesting it was also sometimes annoying and I wanted just one semi normal character now and then.

Art- It was all right, it wasnít the greatest but it worked for this manga so Iím satisfied by the artwork even if sometimes I felt it was a bit lacking.

Other- I donít really remember being bored with this manga while I was reading it but looking back I can see how some people could become bored, the plot does get a bit repetitive and I can find how some people wonít like the unusual cast of characters who do wear their likability a bit thin. Be warned, the romance isnít really thereÖ not until later chapters and then it felt more like one sided affection (until the time skip at the very end that isÖ), so donít start reading this expecting a lot of romance. But I still think itís an interesting story that if youíre thinking of reading and have time to read you should definitely do so!

6/10 -Liked it

... Last updated on June 13th, 2010, 2:57pm
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cool kiri-chan   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by holibelle
May 5th, 2010, 2:58am
another manga i love because of the characters. i really like Kiri-chan. she's not your typical female character so its kinda refreshing. i was a bit disappointed of the romance though, its just too little romance. i was really looking forward to Narumi and Kiri's romance. however, i like the last chapter especially the extra story. so cute. well, i do hope there is a sequel to this where they are all grown-ups. i think it'll be interesting. ^_^
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A dream come true   
Rating: N/A
by dora0chan
January 27th, 2010, 2:28pm
It's one of the best I've read so far (I'm on chapter 40). The main character (female) aka Kiri is awesome. I've always "dreamed" of such a female character in all those mangas I read and was annoyed. Narumi is funny, surprisingly enough not annoying at all. The others are cool too. I'm glad that the romance is slow, and that it's so unusual (for example, the boys is not "in control" like almost everywhere else, he holds her and she doesn't die of blushing), it's more real somehow, and those scenes where she helps everyone and all that, it's not too fake and annoying like in most of the other manga. I just roll my eyes to those scenes and skip them or just stop reading. Even if it gets "worse" in the last 11 chapters, it will still be one of the best I've read because it's different and the Kiri is simply a dream come true.
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great for the first couple of chapters but then..   
Rating: 8.2 / 10.0
by John21
December 30th, 2009, 10:25am
After like 5 or 6 chapters it got so boring and there was no romance at all. I mean how can some1 be interested with just cutting. Also i don't understand y she would hide her talent. Its not that funny either and I found Narumi to be so annoying
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Cheesy   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by thebikernun
October 14th, 2009, 2:51pm
This did not leave me with big warm fuzzy feelings. It was cute but cheesy. There was no depth to the characters everything was just surface appeal. The art was well drawn.
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Love~   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Takahashi4me
August 22nd, 2009, 7:44am
^_^ I really loved ths manga! All the dreams and determination and the CUUUUUTE Naru and Kiri moments ^_^ I would've liked a bit more romance but the ending was so CUTE I loved it anyway! Great!

... Last updated on August 22nd, 2009, 7:44am
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refreshingly different   
Rating: N/A
by elalendi
May 25th, 2009, 5:12pm
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What's really amusing about this series: the guy and girl's roles are reversed, personality-wise. Actually, Kiri isn't that much like a guy except for the indifferent and bored part but NARUMI acts hilariously like a girl. When he's starting to panic over whether he likes Kiri or when they accidentally kiss he's just... so much like a girl.

Anyways, cool manga cuz the heroine is just SO cool and awesome. She's strong and not the one head over heels in love (on the contrary, a bunch of guys are madly in love with HER and she doesn't even notice/care... until the end). It's about beauty and hairstyling which is interesting. Really cute with a lot of fluffy moments too of Naru xKiri.

Although there were moments when I was like 'this mangaka should tone it down a little...' cuz it's so unrealistic and makes me roll my eyes when a guy's going 'I like her? No way! Do I really? That's not possible!' etc.
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nice focus! superGIRL!!!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by angelfire_aja
May 21st, 2009, 2:17am
As a matter of fact... it's kinda rare to have a girl superior to a guy. really. that's what that has kept me reading this manga. and the fact that it also has it's focus on hairstyling, it made me more interested on it just like 'Skip Beat!' to showbiz. I like it.

I may not be that in to hairstyling but I might learn a lot of things that life might teach us in person someday, right?

True. there are chapters that made me wanna skip. only that i have to bear with boredom, i made it to the interesting part of the manga. it's totally awesome.

I admire manga with a heroine with so much power and impact. nice personality too.

i like it. that's why i'm planning to really finish it..

... Last updated on May 21st, 2009, 2:19am
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Ehh   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by Mistress99
May 11th, 2009, 5:23pm
I read to around the 4th book and I was very VERY bored. It's was very repetative and I felt like it was just a waste of time. I was hoping for at least a little romance by that time and I wasnt getting any. I thought the main character was cute and I liked her personality but at the same time I didnt like it how she didnt want anyone to know about her talent. The main guy is really annoying.
So I dropped the series and just for laughs I looked at the ending and I was very dissapointed that the guy JUST confesses on the last page.
10 books and he JUST confesses.
Now I dont know if there was any romances between books 5-10 but it couldnt have been that much.

I personally found this series to be very dissapointing
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Loved it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kahoko
March 15th, 2009, 3:19pm
At first, I didn't really want to read it because the name of the manga didn't sound appealing to me. I'm really glad that after reading a couple of positive reviews I decided to give it a try.
I just loved the story. Fortunately, it didn't revolve around love (since I find those mangas kind of boring), and the humor was the best part. I really found it hilarious.
The art is not bad either, and I liked the ending too. I totally recommend it.
10/10
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