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Description
Meet Chiruha: She lives alone in a small secluded house deep in a mountainous forest, the TV her only connection to the outside world. After years of watching and dreaming of what life must be like in the outside world, she has gathered up her courage to venture out and explore the local village. However, she must be careful not to stand out among the humans, for Chiruha holds a secret...
Kisara also holds a secret...and a grudge. He's searching for who--or whatever cursed him, and he may have finally found the answer...

Sequel to the two "Watashi no Ookami-san" series ("Other Side" being published by scanlators as a second volume, which it actually isn't). The adventuring Komomo/Subaru duo of Watashi no Ookami-san and the troublemaker pair plus ditzy general from the Demon Lord Army of Other Side will wander into the story and become main characters on par with Chiruha and Kisara a couple volumes into the story.

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Manga

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Associated Names
ティア
dear亲爱的

Groups Scanlating
A Willful Muse
Fuyu-no-Gekkou
Mizu no Kagami
Mystic Iris
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Latest Release(s)
v.12 c.58-60 (end) by Mystic Iris (174d ago)
v.12 c.57 by Mystic Iris (246d ago)
v.11 c.56-56.1 by Mystic Iris (257d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes 2002 (Complete)
6 Volumes 2011 (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (307 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.33 / 10.0
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August 11th 2014, 12:57pm PST


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Year
2002

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Serialized In (magazine)
GanGan Wing (Square Enix)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #833 increased(+130)
Monthly Pos #1221 increased(+122)
3 Month Pos #1488 decreased(-51)
6 Month Pos #947 decreased(-212)

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On 1363 reading lists
On 1105 wish lists
On 296 completed lists
On 104 unfinished lists
On 334 custom lists

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"soft"   
Rating: 9.9 / 10.0
by fishiiie
September 26th, 2014, 11:21pm
I have to admit, I didn't like this when I first read it. I was just like... ugh.

But then I got past volume 2, and then - whoaaaaaa, 360 degree change in perspective.

For one, I absolutely love the humour. It's exactly my type of humour. And I can't get enough of it.
I also love how someone like Chiruha can exist (albeit in fictional form). She's so pure and sweet. Other mangas try to replicate this kind of innocence, but no one's pulled it off so successfully like this. Sooner or later I expected myself to start hating her or get annoyed, but no! Nothing like that has happened yet! Instead, I like her more and more. ^^

The only issue I have with this is that the characters all look like they're... 12... which really throws me off. And as I said, I really hated vol 1 and 2. The plot didn't really start flowing until volume 5 or 6, so you kinda have to bear with it for a bit, which sucks. Also, the setting of the manga didn't make sense to me - it's like a mix of contemporary and ancient times... Which is possible, but the mangaka did a poor job of integrating the two.

In general, a very light, gentle, soft, and cute manga. =)
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meh..   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by ajaykumaryadav
September 8th, 2014, 11:46pm
this manga is absurd.dont know what exactly author has in his mind.
even enemy are portrayed good people
every time fighting protoganoist hesistate to harm or are ungarded and no strategy.
while enemy have strategy,do not hesistate to harm and are smart

glad it s dropped wasted my time frustating
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Cute, but...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by MondSemmel
June 30th, 2014, 4:05am
...the plot is all over the place. In contrast to the description, this is basically a slice of life story set in a slightly (very slightly) fantastical world. There are monsters, but they hardly appear; there are 'lycanthropes', but they hardly matter, there are human-type demons who are indistinguishable from humans, etc.
Basically, you could move the entire story into a school life setting, say, and it would still work. Which is bizarre.

Also, something I don't get at all:
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Throughout the whele story, Kisara considers his immortality a curse and wants it cured. WHY? Nobody in the story even questioned the notion that immortality could be bad... and it actually turned out that it had no negative consequences as long as you refrained from eating humans, though you'd still age then (for some reason).


All that said, there are lots of cute scenes, but these scenes are set in a plot I can only consider a complete mess.

... Last updated on June 30th, 2014, 4:06am
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Very cute!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by alex3510
June 15th, 2013, 3:00pm
In all honesty, this is pure shoujo and is ridiculous, but its cute to the point that it overtakes the cheesiness. Yes, it may follow a bit of a generic plot, but it isn't the same "cut out" shoujo that is being mass produced nowadays, so I consider this a success.
So all I can say is that it's super cute manga and worth a read!
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"Shounen"... hello, Shoujo???   
Rating: N/A
by Aadieu
April 28th, 2013, 7:03am
Sweet, bit melodramatic, very gentle and lovey-dovey lil series. Veeeery shoujo.

Author also addresses readers as "girls, and the occasional boy who reads me" (or something like that) and states that, based on letters received, 90% of her readership is female.

...On a separate note, scanlators, keep up the good work, please don't drop!!

... Last updated on April 28th, 2013, 7:05am
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one of my favorites   
Rating: 9.7 / 10.0
by Suxinn
January 4th, 2013, 1:17am
The thing about Dear is that, even while being published in a shounen magazine, it takes all the shoujo cliches, plays them all entirely straight, and, somehow or another, ends up making them better. I don't even understand how Fujiwara Cocoa does it. She just does.

Honestly, more than a romance series, Dear is, at its heart, a really sweet and charming slice-of-life about someone who is the last of her kind trying to make friends and helping these friends the best she can. It's all so unbearably heartwarming that every time I read it I always end up sitting here and wondering why everyone else isn't reading it either.

As others have mentioned, all the characters are really strong and fleshed-out. They're all really likable and interesting to watch, and Fujiwara Cocoa manages to give them so much depth that just awes me. This really is one of those series which is more character-driven than plot-driven, and that's what really sets it apart from others of its kind: its intense focus on characterization.

Really, just give Dear a try. It's fantastic, every single chapter of it.
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Ridiculously incredible!!! > <   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Eternal_rain
August 21st, 2012, 12:55pm
This is absolutely one of my most favorite series of all time! It's sweet, It's cute. The characters are sooooo adorable and lovable. Oh how I love it > ω < Coming across this series was a bless. I have so much fun reading this.
IN SHORT, THIS IS A MUST READ!! I'm positive you won't regret reading it!!
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freaking adorable   
Rating: N/A
by gwkimmy
December 22nd, 2011, 12:00pm
if you're looking for a heavily plot-driven manga, this is not it. the plot does start to move and take form in later volumes, but for a good while it's comedic 4-koma-ish slice-of-life fantasy vignettes about the central characters.

but really, this manga is character-driven. it's easy to fall in love with all the characters and laugh along with them through their happiness and misfortunes. chiruha is SO cute in her innocence, as well as kisara and his quiet protection of her. komomo is a tsundere i can actually stomach and is quite enjoyable alongside the cool but amusing subaru. carol looks like a little kid but acts like a parent to the whole gang and kurenai is well meaning but just ends up as the butt of all the jokes (he's way too easy to tease, lmao). purino is refreshing in her professionality (though i could do without her moe ditziness), and the captain is a riot, as well as many of the other recurring supporting characters (my new favorite is the spy guy hiding in trash cans and behind wallpaper, rofl).

if you just want a peek into the lives of these highly endearing characters, read this.
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hmmm   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by cobalt_rain
January 11th, 2011, 5:28pm
im not excatly sure where the story is going at all, i really have no idea what the plot is supposed to be what so ever... it would be a better story if it was an action adventure, but it is more of a comedy slice of life with a few fantasy elements

the reason i like this is mostly becasue the girls are sooooo cute
purino, komomo and chiruha are all adorable in really diffrent ways

if you are going to read this manga i highly recommend reading the prequil Watashi ni ookami-sama i think its called
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Storyline   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by SeKai_no_ShuGo
May 25th, 2010, 9:02pm
I began reading this because of Watashi no Ookami-san. Honestly, in the beginning, I didn't like how the summary was written. I didn't like the preview picture looked like either, so I thought the artwork would be bad. But I read it anyway. Now, I HONESTLY think that I misjudged it!! The "grudge" really pissed me off, but as I read on, I actually thought the story got cuter~ (not spoiling it) The comedic aura of this manga (once it enters) always hypes me up! There are even these moments where I can't stop laughing after 10 minutes. Then I stop. Then once I remember the joke, I start chuckling a bit, then my friend/parents/other relatives stare at me and say, "what the hell are you doing?" The storyline is hell of an almost unpredictable one for me! Its stories are so random, and there are so many problems! But I love the romance in it, but I'd like it to be more shoujo-like though... The romance doesn't have that much of a "Doki Doki" and "Fuwa Fuwa" atmosphere to it... But that's just my opinion~ wink But it's still awesome! The comedy just blew me away, and I looooooove my comedies~ <333
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