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Pretty Face  
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Description
Randou Masashi, a self-centered, brash karate star, was the victim of a horrific bus accident that left him comatose, his face terribly disfigured by extensive burns.

Genius plastic surgeon Dr. Manabe saved Randou's life and went to work on his face, gradually reconstructing it based on a photograph found in the wreckage of the bus. But in a cruel twist of fate, the photo that the doctor used as his reference was not a picture of Randou, but of Rina Kurimi, the girl whom Randou has a crush on!

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
プリティ フェイス
プリティフェイス
漂亮脸蛋
Puriti Feisu

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Latest Release(s)
v.6 c.Extra by Akatsuki Manga (2927d ago)
v.6 c.52 by Akatsuki Manga (3326d ago)
v.6 c.51 by Akatsuki-Manga (3368d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (1154 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.16 / 10.0
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Year
2002

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Serialized In (magazine)
Akamaru Jump (Shueisha)
Shuukan Shounen Jump (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (6 Volumes - Complete)

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Weekly Pos #610 increased(+210)
Monthly Pos #1033 decreased(-8)
3 Month Pos #980 increased(+36)
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On 528 reading lists
On 566 wish lists
On 3516 completed lists
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a good read   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by tazman0208
February 18th, 2008, 3:37am
The first word that comes to mind when I think about Pretty Face is "lacking". I feel sorry that the mangaka had to end the story since the concept behind it is quite unique and entertaining. What was lacking from this manga was, as other people mentioned, plot. The manga is comical and entertaining all the while not really diving deeper into the storyline. Romance is non-existent in this manga so for those who are reading this for the romance you will be very dissapointed. The mangaka simply did not add any romance, at least from Rando's point of view, I can think of alot of comical situations where a normal interaction between two twin sisters could be a real nightmare for Rando who is in love with Rina. (i.e. Rina trying to set up her sister with a boy, wanting to bathe together and so on). Also, alot of characters added nothing to the plot development other then just being there. Especially Natsuo and Nozomi who in my opinion where two important characters that could have taken this story much further if used correctly. I felt the ending was a little rushed but still I find some closure in reading it so I am not dissapointed but was hoping for more (especially regarding the relationship between male Rando and Rina).
The art is great, I am a big fan of Kano Yasuhiro's drawing style. In the end, I can't bring myself to give this a high rating since there was so much more that could have been done to make this work turn from just entertaining to truly unique. I decided to give it a 8.
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Genre-wise, it is definitely a good choice.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by xObscurexOmenx
September 6th, 2007, 7:05pm
ART: The art is very appealing, and it uses veeeery exaggerated expressions to convey thoughts, which does help the humourous aspects of the series.

PLOT: What plot? The plot of this manga is not very... corporeal. It kinda sits in the background, twiddling its thumbs behind the curtain. The only plot is not a huge focus, since this is supposed to be a humourous, random manga, not an angst-ridden, serious series. And yes, there are many issues involving common sense, but there's a little something called "suspension of disbelief" that is necessary to enjoy the series (or any series, for that matter). So these issues didn't really impact me at all. As for the ending, yes, it was a bit lackluster. But, then again, the series itself would've been difficult to end on any note, and it makes sense that the author would want to choose an open ending over one that is more concrete.

CHARACTERS: They are varied and absolutely hilarious but still believable. No one is "perfect," which is a bit plus.

In short: if you want a manga series that's light-hearted, hilarious, and a bit perverted that doesn't put much focus on plot, then this is a perfect choice. But if you're into the more serious spectrum of manga, skip over this one. Also, if little inconsistencies (or breaks in logic) annoy you, you'd best stay away, since this is only for humour.

Why did I give it a ten despite its issues? Because it fits its genre perfectly and did what it was supposed to do. It wasn't weighed down with useless information that would be necessary to fill plot-holes or angst-ridden flashbacks/occurrences. As the subject says, this is a great manga if you're looking for something of this particular genre.
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First Manga I Read   
Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by dhabyahalk
December 20th, 2010, 6:30am
This was the first manga i read, and it bought me to the manga world.
if i think about it, this really set the standards for me for what a good manga would be :
- Funny ( Pretty Face had me literally ROFL'ing at times)
- Realistic (Pretty Face was, lets say, stretching the truth with the plot, but it still remained grounded)
- had a VARIETY of lovable different characters, with realistic flaws (I.E, in pretty face the backstabbing posse, the perverted doctor [ I LOVE HIM] )
- romantic (Pretty face was not romantic in the sense of bf-gf type, but it was sort of an unrequited love type that made sense in the circumstances, and that enhanced the realism factor)
- good art (pretty face had good art, thats all i can say)
- good plot line (sometimes, pretty face really had me going)

anyway, as you can see, i am ETERNALLY grateful for this manga, since it was my portal into the manga world, had it SUCKED, i would not have become this much of an Otaku

anyway - REALLY recommended! its a light yet memorable/meanigful read.

the only reason why i havent given this a 10 is :

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that the sister went back, and we never got to know what would happen with Rina + Randoh's (possible) relationship
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Lack of Conclusion Ruined It   
Rating: N/A
by devioustrevor
October 1st, 2010, 11:33pm
I know it's categorized as rushed ending/axed, but I imagine the mangaka must've received some notice ahead of time. If he had 2 or 3 chapters notice he could've at least done something
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to give any semblance of resoluation to Randou-Rina romance and at least given Randou the chance to locate his parents and let them know he's alive.


Because of that lack of finality I felt really let down by this series. I enjoyed it for the most part, but the abruptness of the ending means to mean this series is at best a 6/10.
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never before   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by izzatur
March 2nd, 2012, 12:45pm
I've never liked ecchi but this one is an exception. The story still goes smoothly. That's what makes 'pretty face' different from other ecchi mangas, it has plot and story, tearjerker moments, and love scenes, it's not like those only-showing-panties-mangas or whatever. Not really recommended but for ecchi lovers, this is perfect for you.
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Has good re-read value.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by westsiders2
July 4th, 2009, 2:05pm
i loved it and it was one of the manga that i read that got me interested in the romance and also the gender bender genre. It has great humor and the characters are very likable. i highly recommend it and i am in the process of reading it again. the main character is very energetic, fun and hilarious.
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Revew   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by hotanime
April 22nd, 2007, 7:15pm
This manga is almost perfect.Te situation was pretty funny. I mean just think about it. You get in a bus accident then all of a sudden you wake up in a hospital with a perverted doctor. Who just change your face in to a girl you hade a crush on. And now you must live your life as her long lost twin sister. That funny. The only down side is. There are some scene in the story that try be funny turns out not funny. But still this is one of best comedy manga I ever read. I strongly recommend this manga to anyone. Even people who not into manga. It still really funny. It get a 9.

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Fun, but a bit repetitive.   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by MangaGhost
February 16th, 2013, 4:40pm
Its not bad, and thankfully ends in 6 volumes so it didn't go too long. It does have a few really laugh out loud moments that had me in stitches. Another strong point is that the art does improve over the volumes. But it does get repetitive with the main character beating up a plethora of people and does repeat standard tropes like the really strong delinquent whose really a good guy at heart etc. Its light fun fare meant purely for entertainment, that said if it had a little more variety in the gags (aside from beating up people) it could have been really good and I would have rated it higher.
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Best Ecchi serie I know.   
Rating: N/A
by ArkangelID
June 27th, 2011, 5:33pm
The manga history is good, and the character has a good developement, the problem is o.o the author alwas get axed, always I dont know how him work doesnt sell when In America and Europe is pretty popular and we always wanted for more. The comedy is well planned and the ecchi is a consequence of it, dont feel silly like in other works. The romance is light hearted, and slow but there is.
My only disapoint is the rushed ending.
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hahahah!!   
Rating: N/A
by sy_angelsz
July 10th, 2009, 7:20am
one of the fun reading manga that ive read so far!! the echiness scale its awesome too! lots of pretty girls and the storyline is well developed ch. after ch. .. its worth to read , believe me.. and the user rating is supposed to be above 9.5/10
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