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Kimi wa Pet  
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Smart, successful and good-looking Iwaya Sumire works for a big newspaper. However, her boss asks her to leave for being too "perfect" a woman. Feeling angry and dejected Iwaya returns home depressed, and most of all lonely. However, when she finds an unconscious young man lying in a box out the front of her home, she takes him in since he looks like a dog she used to own called Momo. She dubs him Momo and decides to "keep him as a pet." It's the start of an unexpected life together as they overcome obstacles and become quite attached to one another. But can love like this exist?

This manga won the 2003 Kodansha Manga Award for shōjo.


Related Series
Kimi wa Pet the Best (Alternate Story)

Associated Names
きみはペット L’intégrale
حيواني الأليف
คุณผู้หญิงคือเจ้านาย คุณผู้ชายคือ -
너는 펫
Au pied, chéri! (French)
Kimi wa Petto
My Pet Momo
Sei il mio cucciolo (Italian)
Thiên Sứ Đáng Yêu
Tramps Like Us
You Are My Pet

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Eternal Blue

Latest Release(s)
v.7 c.37 by village_status (2696d ago)
v.7 c.36 by village_status (2801d ago)
v.7 c.35 by village_status (2831d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (1194 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.55 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 28th 2015, 3:27pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Kiss (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
TokyoPop (14 Volumes - Complete)

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a few questions 1305 days, 2 hours, 5 minutes ago
male readers 1305 days, 23 hours, 34 minutes ago
Okay, so... [possible spoilers] 1343 days, 2 hours, 10 minutes ago
Scene in "Kimi wa pet" 1859 days, 13 hours, 48 minutes ago
Kimi wa Pet/Tramps Like Us Manga Gets Korean Film 2215 days, 16 hours, 47 minutes ago

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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Imsexyandiknowit328
June 24th, 2015, 7:52pm
To be honest, I started this manga with relatively low expectations, simply because of the synopsis and title. However, it turned out to be a very great read! I highly recommend this manga!! biggrin
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overall feel   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Silvergoku
May 31st, 2014, 8:04am
Completed fully and it is a very satisfying read. Starts very interesting and continues to captivate you as you progress till the last chapter leaving you happy. I would describe the manga as slow romance and I recommend it to all romance fans. For those expecting sexy things between the older female and younger male don't get your hopes up because this is a true romance not one based on sex hence the josei tag. Would have given the series a 10 rating if the manga had a longer conclusion and had a time gap.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by plaiin
April 19th, 2014, 8:21pm
This is the manga that got me into josei. I've been looking for something as good as this, with very few results. From the start, the two have great chemistry and the relationship between the two develops in a fun and interesting way. I still have strong feelings about this cute couple and I love how they grow together with the help of the other and it's just really great.
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I'm in love.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
March 30th, 2014, 5:26pm
This manga introduced me to the fantasy of having a boy as a pet (not a sex slave mind you) but just someone who would always be there for you. The conflicts and the woman's desires in this manga are quite relatable, as I am somewhat in her situation (just not the pet part).

I understand how she feels lonely and needs someone there for her despite her strong outer appearance as a career woman. She is too proud and aware of others' views to allow the relationship to develop, but the two fall in love nonetheless.

The whole series just pulls on me. It's very mesmerizing. (btw, I also love the japanese drama that is based off of this.) Although I don't personally agree with the logic of her early resignation from her job, the overall story trumps the slight disappointment I had from the ending.

... Last updated on March 30th, 2014, 5:28pm
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Good ending   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by mysocksgotdirty
February 8th, 2014, 2:27pm
I feel that the author really wrapped this nicely. I don't think she left any loose ends which is great!
I would have loved to see more of their married life together though...And mabye a couple more of steamy scenes... T_T But it's fine! I'm not realy used to this kind of long manga but I really liked this one(and I really like the live action too ^^)
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Massive Disappointment   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by yamaken-dono
December 6th, 2013, 12:14pm
All you need to know about this manga is: successful intelligent career woman lets younger freeloader stay as a pet, only to decide to quit her job and marry him as soon as his own career takes off. Fail. I have no words.

Okay, I have more gripes. By the end, the story becomes too rushed, hammy, predictable, and ridiculous. It's a mess.
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Josei Delight but Drags for the Angst   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by yuufee
July 4th, 2013, 7:34am
For me this series was amazing for one reason and that is Momo. Not only is he uniquely handsome and very well drawn (the art style never seems to fluctuate much for him except for his changing hairstyles) but his exposure as a dancer was both beautiful and masculine, making him very real. His personality was interesting if not elaborated on quite enough.

I was a bit disappointed...
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when the pair finally got together. Every scene seemed overtly silly and/or a little rushed. Especially when we’d put in so much time watching the Hasumi-senpai relationship unfold. Momo seemed to shine the most when he was standing out of the spotlight, loving without needing to be loved in return, and for a relationship that was so different and special I think it could have been so much more.

It’s understandable that they’d known each other inside out and for long enough that they might have rushed into familial happiness, and I found it terribly sweet that Momo was thoughtful and willing to take such giant steps for Sumire as the older woman, but I would have liked to see them adapt to the newness of romance a little bit more.

All throughout the Hasumi relationship the idea of marriage and children was somewhat precious, and finally with Momo it feels very happenstance. Sumire should have reflected a lot more, as Takeshi deserves. (he doesn’t even get the satisfaction of having his true name called) His understanding is saint-like really.

All in all, the author obviously felt very dearly for both of these characters but it’s almost like she didn't want to write their happy ending. There were secondary characters leaping out of the woodwork for a chapter here and there and family members offering bizarre challenges for the two to overcome, and I’d just hoped for something a little more low-key and sweeter.

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Fukushima does a convenient 180 when she goes from judging Sumire fairly as a rival and heading completely off the rails as a strip-tease love-affair who holds no qualms about getting her way by any means possible. She gets better, but the bitter taste remains.

DESPITE MY OBVIOUS RESERVATIONS, it was a joy to read. Watching Sumire develop and discovering more about her unique introverted-extrovert personality was always entertaining and easily relatable. Sometimes I found myself screaming that she should just figure it out but other times she’s perfectly in control of her emotions and learning all the right life lessons. Her pet and master status-quo with Momo offered enough comfort and allure to keep me reading even when the arcs moved into something not quite as clear cut (mermaids?) Hasumi-senpai was also really likeable for all his adorkable traits, falling somewhere between manly-man and huge softie.
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The end of that relationship couldn’t come quick enough but also felt a little rushed until later chapters where they both reflected properly. He still got the short end of the deal, but they both should have realized sooner.

A real gem if you can put in the time.

... Last updated on July 4th, 2013, 7:35am
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by zengoats
June 8th, 2013, 10:14pm
Phenomenal Josei. I hesitate to describe it as realistic because, let's face it, the premise is that the male protagonist is a pet. Despite this, I think the themes and ideas that the mangaka tackles are very interesting, and she has a knack for creating somewhat believable (I mean, it's a manga, so there is some degree of exaggeration) and warm characters. The story drags a little (14 volumes), but otherwise, I really enjoyed it.
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The Winner Goes To... Kimi wa Petto!   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by sumcogito
June 1st, 2013, 10:44am
This is my all time favorite series - as in out of the hundreds of series I have read. It does have flaws, but it is a great Josei, Slice of Life, Romance etc. and it feels REAL, well at least more than 99.99% of the manga out there. It's simply a charming read.

BTW I am scapegoat regarding my star, so you know it gets a 10 from the heart!

... Last updated on June 1st, 2013, 10:47am
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A Rare Josei Gem   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by MightyMaeve
May 19th, 2013, 1:40pm
Review and rating for entire series (14 volumes)

A rare josei gem! I enjoyed every chapter of this amazingly well-spun tale. It is real, heart-warming, and unique! Older woman meets younger man. Both have much to learn from each other. Even the secondary characters are developed with care and detail, with complete personalities, motivations, desires, etc.

The psychology is wonderfully insightful and each character's development alone and together is like a beautifully flowering blossom. (And don't forget a lovely dose of realistic angst!) What a relief to find a long josei series I can fall in love with!

My complaints are a mere two wee squeak: Why can't josei titles have sex scenes (especially when the build up involves INCREDIBLE, SLOWLY BURNING intensity!) that are as explicit as an intense sex scene in a well-done BL? And the English license title is HORRIBLE. My Pet Momo or You Are My Pet? Sensational!

... Last updated on May 19th, 2013, 1:45pm
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