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Description
From Stiletto Heels:

Aoki Kaoru is a 26-year-old woman who has never had a boyfriend. Normally unattached and unmotivated in her own life, Kaoru decides to start up a nail salon as a side business in addition to her regular job as a medical dispatcher. Although having a severe aversion to physical touch, she is forced to confront that fear when she meets a man who can?t help but touch others.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
& -アンド-
& ~ 兼職
And (Okazaki Mari)

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.13 by Stiletto Heels (52d ago)
v.3 c.12 by Stiletto Heels (135d ago)
v.2 c.11 by Stiletto Heels (173d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
8 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Reviews
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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (115 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.21 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 10th 2014, 1:05am PST

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Year
2010

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Serialized In (magazine)
Feel Young (Shodensha)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #684 increased(+106)
Monthly Pos #1126 increased(+45)
3 Month Pos #870 increased(+22)
6 Month Pos #768 decreased(-6)

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On 806 reading lists
On 439 wish lists
On 23 completed lists
On 26 unfinished lists
On 221 custom lists

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Beautiful, well crafted manga   
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by meganpietura
May 14th, 2014, 1:35pm
This is actually my favorite manga I think for reasons that others wouldn't be able to connect with but everyone that's a fan of shoujo or josei need to try this manga. The story is unique and a much needed palate cleanser from other mangas in these genres and the art is superb. I think it's beautiful and very well crafted story. It's also easy to root for the heroine and releases come out enough after each other so you don't wait too long. I also suggest reading other manga from this translation group, Stiletto Heels.
A real work of art for josei manga. My personal favorite.
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So Far, Interesting....   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by wallyakazukin
October 12th, 2013, 11:19pm
Good josei, I expect it would be better as the story goes. If you search for josei close to reality, then try this one. I have to say that the main male character was the source of those pain, age gap also a big issue for him. Maybe some reader would think that the female chara was too stupid or what, but i think in reality, that's how most women do. When they in love, they can't do anything about their feeling.
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Not for me   
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by ayanechan
April 5th, 2013, 1:08am
Too many characters, too soon. Its alarming for me not to know who the players are (in terms of romance) within the first couple of chapters. Its the kind of story where you need to love reality, or really gruesome things. This was really depressing for me, thats what i mean by gruesome.
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Not Yet   
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by yuno19
July 27th, 2012, 6:39pm
Not in essence, but much more in frame, I disagree with the earlier comment. For you to say some title is great in few early chapters, some surprise are required. Considering this one is published for josei demography, not shoujo, I don't see any surprise being played in these three chapters. Sure the tension is escalating, but still, 'normal' is the best word to describe the setting and background.

The most I can say is, this manga develop well, giving clues that important conflict or interesting development going to take place. But not just yet. Not in this three chapters.
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absolutely great.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Imou
February 22nd, 2012, 9:35am
This! This story is the epitome of amazing shoujo manga. No really! This is really well done. The story seems predictable, cliché-ed love triangle and such, but NO! this story, even though the plot line seems already used to the bone, has a charm never seen in any shoujo. All because of one character. Not gonna spoil the fun since only one chapter has been translated, but I've read the story in french, and I promise you, it's just breath taking.
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