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Kanemochi-kun to Binbou-kun  
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Meiji Haruhito (Kanemochi-kun/the rich boy) just can't understand Misaki (Binbou-kun/the poor boy), but quickly falls for him anyway. However, Haruhito's love life is under threat. Not from a cute girl or ex-lover, but from his own grandfather. The boys' grandfathers knew each other when they were young and Haruhito's grandpa is delighted when he meets Misaki, who looks and acts like his late friend and (unrequited) love.


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Kanemochikun to Binboukun
Rich Boy and Poor Boy
Rich-boy and Poor-boy

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.1-6 + Extra (end) by Acme (1071d ago)
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1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (245 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.19 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 10th 2014, 2:56am PST



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Gateau (Ichijinsha)

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by Himitsu-chan
November 12th, 2015, 11:14am
Kanemochi kun to binbou kun

I fell in love when i'm sixteen. This makes me cry, oh God their Grandfather's love is heartbreaking. No doubt, like the sun and the moon which is very near to each other but cannot be close. But i'm happy that their grand children have a happy ending.. After 10 years lol. This manga is like a painting, it draws me in.
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Not sure how to rate this one, it surely is different.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by kidoraku
July 25th, 2015, 11:33am
I have to admit that the art is great and the plot is not dumb - as I thought at first and the characters are likeable but there's something missing in here (and I don't mean sex). Just like OmNom said, sth is not right. I'd blame the sense of humour in here, in short - it's dumb. It doesn't fit the story. It's barely funny. It's a complete mood-killer. Especially Meiji's friends - what a bother.

I mean the idea is great, the story is about unrequited love from the past - grandpa had a secret crush on his best friend - and about falling in love at present - there's a couple of high-schoolers, it's all nice and original, as well as the grandpa turning into his young self when he starts to hit on Misaki-kun, he's in the full bloom of youth again. I love the idea but the execution is not good.
The storyline is kinda serious and romantic - it deals with the war memories, lack of money, gaining independence and unrequited love of sb's life and this dumb and pathetic humour is confusing and it's crushing everything. You can't be serious and funny in the same time. Sorry.

If you put that aside the story is nice. You can read it but don't expect too much.

... Last updated on July 25th, 2015, 11:37am
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Very Good!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sofistree
August 18th, 2014, 9:33pm
Oh god. I broke down crying when Meiji's grandfather was crying on his walk with Misaki. It was so sad.

Misaki is such a nice guy! Love him. And Meiji...hopefully he'll grow up some. I think he could be a good guy. He's a brat in school.

The story is ridiculous in some ways (it's funny), but overall it's sweet and tragic.

The age-changing thing with the grandpa confused me a lot... didn't love that.

I'd definitely read this again, though!
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Read it.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by timenchips
January 22nd, 2014, 11:10pm
Seriously. Just read it. ( T ^ T )

It's cute, it's touching, and it's funny in all the right places (Misaki's grandpa saying "He's sure taking his damn time")
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by OmNom
November 26th, 2013, 9:22am
.. Was I the only one that got a bit confused rather than enchanted after reading this? I think it's kind of cute, I suppose, but my logical brain just doesn't leave me alone until I have solved a puzzle, especially when the questions occur during the time I'm reading/watching something. Not only did the constant change here in grandpa's appearance take me by surprise rather than enrapturing me, some details in the middle of the story also made me wonder if I'd missed something important. Not to mention the flow of events for me was too clunky to be comprehensible, let alone enjoyable. And about the characters, at the beginning I thought I would be so smitten with them by now, but for some reasons I found myself not quite so, now that I've finished reading. It's very odd, this one. If anything, the art is lovely, and the kids are really adorable.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sandyatthebeach1
August 20th, 2013, 3:31pm
amazing. Hideyoshico just has a unique, wonderful style that I'm totally in love with. It's a bit messy and simplistic, and almost awkward and confusing in a way- but that's the reason it's so good. That's exactly the way emotions are, so the style conveys the feelings of the characters perfectly, in an imperfect way.

Also, even though it wasn't a sad story, per se, it made me choke up a bit. I don't mean to ward anyone who's not into depressing stories off, though. This wasn't really sad or upsetting in any conventional way; rather, I think the reason I teared up was because the emotions conveyed were so simple and raw. It's hard to explain, really. You just have to read it- it's sad and funny, sweet, cute, painful, and beautiful all at the same time.

... Last updated on August 20th, 2013, 3:32pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by fisukisuki
July 26th, 2013, 6:42am
Makes you want to both laugh and cry in the same time...! DAMN IT!

Definitely Recommended!

*still crying and laughing*(mostly grinning with tears of touched and happiness)
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I like it   
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by Manaacass
April 12th, 2013, 7:01pm
I cried with the old man story :c everytime that grandpa cried i was crying too, and the storyline was cute, the dumb rich boy who doesnt understand the poor life always make me love it. So real. I like the art this is my first manga by Hideyoshico- sensei and i like it biggrin
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sallyen
April 10th, 2013, 7:58pm
@Angelkurisutin You're not the only one. I cried as well which I didn't expect. I was just reading the manga and it's a pretty slow paced manga then boom - I am just hit with a bunch of emotions. Lovely manga and I added this you my favorites.
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by gwkimmy
February 25th, 2013, 2:19pm
lmao. the strange threat the grandfather posed on meiji and misaki's relationship was interesting, though dismissive. i think this story was constructed really well, even though it was quite simple. i love that how through no explanation at all, you could feel meiji's powerlessness against his grandfather and the contrast between his rich-boy background and misaki's able-ness and independence. though meiji is rich and has it all, in reality he holds no swaying power over many aspects in his life and realizes this through his observation of the hard-working misaki. this culminates, in essence, when meiji's grandfather steps in during a difficult time and "steals" misaki from meiji. really, really well done.

also, the final image from the last chapter is ABSOLUTELY PRICELESS. meiji's grandfather-san, when are you going to take a hint XD
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