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Kimi wa Pet  
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Description
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.

Type
Manga

Related Series
Candy Life (Adapted From)
Kimi wa Pet the Best (Alternate Story)

Associated Names
きみはペット
きみはペット L’intégrale
宠物爱人
คุณผู้หญิงคือเจ้านาย คุณผู้ชายคือ -
สัตว์เลี้ยง
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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Latest Release(s)
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Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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Forum
6 topics, 20 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (1101 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.64 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 18th 2013, 2:35pm PST

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Year
2000

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Kiss (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
TokyoPop (14 Volumes - Complete / Defunct)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #375 increased(+47)
Monthly Pos #320 decreased(-15)
3 Month Pos #307 decreased(-18)
6 Month Pos #285 increased(+9)

List Stats
On 1274 reading lists
On 1068 wish lists
On 2279 completed lists
On 162 unfinished lists
On 441 custom lists

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Forum Posts
a few questions 658 days, 8 hours, 46 minutes ago
male readers 659 days, 6 hours, 14 minutes ago
Okay, so... [possible spoilers] 696 days, 8 hours, 50 minutes ago
Scene in "Kimi wa pet" 1212 days, 20 hours, 29 minutes ago
Kimi wa Pet/Tramps Like Us Manga Gets Korean Film 1568 days, 23 hours, 28 minutes ago

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Loved this Story.   
Rating: N/A
by AliceinAmestris
June 28th, 2011, 12:08am
I loved this manga. I couldn't stop thinking about it. I stayed up till 3am just to finish it.

The art was gorgeous and I loved the characters even Fukushima (though i didn't like her when she was first introduced) but I couldn't bring myself to hate her. I actually didn't hate any of the characters, they felt like real people. I LOVE Momo!

I loved the theme of Sumire chan being strong on the outside but weak on the inside and it wasnt over done. The ending is a bit over kill though but it ends happily and i guess the ending was right for the manga. Overall I'm so glad i picked it up.
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Was Never Going to Read this   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by LittleKittyGroans
November 11th, 2011, 3:48pm
Well, I thought this was done by the same person who did Happy Mania ( Moyoko Anno) because the art looking quite similar on the covers, and I really disliked that story. (Intensely) to the point in which, I had been avoiding Tramps Like Us (Kimi Wa Pet) manga for 6 years years, thinking it was done by the same person. And I never bothered to clarify.

But, lets just say, getting volumes 1 and 2 for $0.25 cents (in United States Currency) at a used book sale, I finally started to reluctantly read this series out of boredom. (There is not much manga I have not read already released in America, so I go over to ones I've skipped all these years) But, to say the least, I really I loved it when I actually did give it a try!
I am so glad I finally started reading this series.
And I hope to get further volumes soon!

... Last updated on November 11th, 2011, 3:50pm
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Definition of a Flawless Romantic manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sirsosss
August 26th, 2011, 1:44pm
This manga is simply brilliant. I'm usually not a big fan of shoujo/josei, but i really have to make this one an exception. Even with all the dramas and stuff going on, there was not a single second that i feel frustrated reading this manga, which is quite rare for a 14 volumes manga. After finishing the first volume, I thought 14 volumes worth of this stuff is way too long. However, i was mistaken. the manga was very well, no, perfectly paced. Sure it feels almost like a slice of life in the first few volumes, but the development between the characters was amazing. The characters have some depth to them, but not too much. The plot could be predictable sometimes, but I have nothing against that so it wasn't really a minus for me. It was simple, interesting, and not frustrating. The idea wasn't very new or unique, but the execution is masterclass. The art felt weird at first, but as i kept reading, i felt that the main characters become better and better looking every chapter. By the time i finished this manga, I thought the art was just gorgeous. The ending was nice; it perfectly fits the manga and was ultimately satisfying.

In conclusion, this manga is... well flawless would be a way to describe it, since no matter how hard i try, i couldn't find a flaw to it. It's a very light read. If you're into a romance story then, this is a must.

... Last updated on August 28th, 2011, 10:20am
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Excellent romance and josei series   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by niteangel
December 22nd, 2010, 11:50am
As a romance, this is as good as it gets. In shojo, usually the girl gets only one amazing kiss or a confession but everything after that, I feel nothing. In Kimi Wa Pet, there were many moments, one after the other, where my body tenses up and feel that rush. Additionally, now that I've grown up from shojo, I was looking for more realistic romances with a sexual side, and here, it's done masterfully well, perfect amount, without being vulgar, perfect for a female audience.

I really fell in love with the characters, even the "evil" ones by the end. I especially love Sumire, realistic and relatable with insecurities, desires, etc. I love how Sumire is independent and career-driven, looking for the balance between work and a love life: a very modern scenario. This woman has a better education, higher salary, is taller, than most men. What do you do, in a world where some men are insecure about successful women? Once you do find the guy who is more successful than you, do you give up everything your worked for to become a housewife? This is why this manga is great, addressing these social issues, that exist not only in Japanese, but I see in American society. A breath of fresh air.

Ascetically-pleasing work, characters are beautifully drawn, to reflect their personality and emotions. Of course, the pet-master relationship is up in the clouds, but the way the author portrayed it, like great fiction, it feels real. The ending is amazing. That's all just frosting to all the romantic moments, that the reader would feel. Two thumbs up.

... Last updated on December 22nd, 2010, 11:58am
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Top Notch   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by riverofrussia
April 9th, 2008, 6:36pm
My favorite series - can't wait to finish them. The story is realistic, has wonderful depth, an intriguing storyline, the idea overall, I think, is very interesting. Highly recommended.
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A favourite   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by black.rOses
November 29th, 2011, 8:48pm
At first I thought this was going to be like one of those typical manga with typical characters but boy was I wrong! This manga is like really fabulous >.<
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It has the perfect end where it didn't really leave in a cliffhanger because before the actual chapter, we get a glimpse of the near future and all
I swear I love this like crazy, it satisfied my day.

The characters are very distinct and the two protagonist had an unbreakable bond where one was able to fully trust each other. No massive jealousy misunderstanding that one can find in a typical manga.

This is definitely a worth it manga to those who love a strong heroine but falls weak before the people she trust and to those who believe that even the third character deserved happiness.
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Pure Satisfaction   
Rating: N/A
by iitzHans
August 5th, 2009, 1:56am
Long ago, a person (not me of course) happened to adore Matsumoto Jun. This person (not me) went to watch every single dorama (j-drama) he starred in and happened to land on the series called Kimi Wa Petto. Oh man. That person became addicted to the series, watching it nonstop for an entire 2 days without sleep. After it ended, that person found of that "GASP. IT WAS ORIGINALLY A MANGA?!". The person ravished Google and scoured the depths of the internets to read Kimi Wa Petto. That person thinks that Kimi Wa Pet (also known as Kimi wa Petto) was the best josei manga that the person has read.
But of course, that person is not me. After all, no one would be dumb to watch Kimi Wa Petto for 2 days straight and go hunting in 5 different bookstores to read it in book format... Right?
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A good one   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by mangalover
August 11th, 2011, 5:45pm
I started reading it in 2008, only some of the first chapters and stopped reading it. Then, three years later, I picked it up again and I have to say, I'm so glad I did!
I think this manga is funny and enjoyable, but as it progresses, we come to a more complex, a little unrealistic plot and two many secondary characters appear, making me kind of wanting to skip some parts.
We come to understand two main characters whose past life choices made them become who they are, Sumire, being unable to be herself and thus others have a different perception of her, as the cool and smart career woman. On the other hand, Takeshi (momo), due to some of the past dealings, have made him kind of promiscuos. These two characters blended well because they needed each other and by living together they unconditionally accepted themselves, though as master and pet.
I just think it took a bit too long for Sumire to realize and not treat him only as a pet, and then when she finally realizes her feelings the story kind of rushed. It focused too much on Hasumi and her..
It lacked a bit of consistency, it felt like the mangaka had so many ideas and wanted to put them all, and only after some chapters she remembered to develop those ideas
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like when Hasumi gave her the ring and later called to her to try it on at his home, I had already forgotten about that lol

Nonetheless, it had some pretty cute scenes and made me smile and laugh a few times. I totally loved the fact that
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Sumire and her best friend ended up getting pregnant at the same time


About the art, I liked how it is different from the other mangas, it has its own style and I adore the drawings, like the different angles used, nice body proportions and faces filled with emotions.
Overall, I recommend it, if you don't like cliches, this is a good manga!

... Last updated on August 11th, 2011, 5:47pm
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good i guess   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by kevs926
October 3rd, 2012, 3:23am
i rarely pick up a Josei series, so the good titles are being left out. I am choosy at romance series, i really hate it when main girls gets picked up by a lot of guys so i stayed away on so many shoujo and josei and dark seinen. although this one has some of those, the guys never really lasted for alot of pages or has become an important part of the story.
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although the exception is Hasumi, he is made a main character and it started as hasumi sumire loving each other


it has it good moments although i wish more of
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sumire longing for momo before the epic break up with hasumi. more drama, more cheesy lines, more crying, more of rumi x momo to make sumire jealous. etc etc

oh on that last chapter,
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my heart hurts goes "ouch" at that sumire smile after Hasumi's call. I was like, "you stupid author why bring that back when hasumi x sumire is all over chapters ago"


... Last updated on October 3rd, 2012, 10:05am
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: *some spoilers*   
Rating: N/A
by boo-bop
April 7th, 2012, 9:11am
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I deducted one star only because it dragged on for a loooong time. Too much Sumire and Hasumi and not enough Sumire and Momo/Hasumi and Fuku.
And I don't know why, but I loved Fuku and Hasumi together! When she started becoming his pet her character started getting so complex. Like the thing with her father hitting her, and her having to pay for schooling for her little brothers. I also liked Hasumi a lot more when he was around her (ditto for Sumire), they were both trying to be too perfect around each other. But seriously guys, awesome manga. The ending is worth it.
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