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Peach Girl  
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It's not easy being beautiful. The envy, the jealousy, the vicious rumors spread by your best friend. That's life for young Momo. While everyone thinks that Momo is a wild party girl, the reality is that she is just shy and lonely. Can Momo confess her love to her classmate, Toji, or will her best friend Sae steal him away? It's a bittersweet drama of growing up and fitting in that will charm readers everywhere.

Won the 1999 Kodansha Manga Award in the Shoujo category.


Related Series
Peach Girl Fan Book (Adapted From)
Peach Girl Next (Sequel)
Ura Peach Girl (Spin-Off)

Associated Names
Cô bé mật đào
Peach Girl - Change of Heart
Peach Girl Momo - preplanula djevojka

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Latest Release(s)
v.1-18 by Slow and Dirty (3789d ago)
v.2 by Kanzashi (3818d ago)
v.1 c.4 by Sweet Love (4898d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Complete)
1 - 8 (Peach Girl)
9 - 18 (Peach Girl - Change of Heart)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Volume 18

User Reviews
Peach Girl by lilbabi1004


User Rating
Average: 7.3 / 10.0 (475 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.26 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 22nd 2015, 8:30pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Bessatsu Friend (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
TokyoPop (18 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #656 increased(+99)
Monthly Pos #1588 decreased(-106)
3 Month Pos #2095 increased(+232)
6 Month Pos #2311 increased(+523)

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On 375 wish lists
On 1365 completed lists
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Shoujo at its finest   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by PansyWansyLinsy
February 7th, 2009, 7:59pm
Peach Girl is like the mother of all shoujos. It runs the gamut with just about every popular shoujo device Ė from catfights to love triangles, from petty school bullying to the typical relationship melodrama Ė Peach Girl has it all. For those looking for an unconventional shoujo, I advise you look elsewhere because in Peach Girl, Miwa Ueda takes us through the relationship woes of our bronze, misunderstood beauty with the flare and drama typical of your regular shoujo. However routine Peach Girl may seem on the surface, I still found it to be an enthralling read (especially the drama).

I see a lot of complaints about the wishy-washy nature of the main character, Momo, but I think fans need to look at it with some perspective. Love triangles are tricky animals. There are usually two variations of love triangles - the ones thrown into the story for the sake of creating drama, and then there are the serious ones that run through the entirety of the manga. Not a fan of the former (does anyone think that perhaps all the hate for the love triangle probably stems from its blatant overuse in shoujo?), but a big fan of the latter.

A lot of the complaints about Momo's indecisiveness are overblown. Whatever guy Momo happened to be dating at the time, she was devoutly loyal to him during their relationship. She may have had a few bouts of regret or what if moments, but she never strays. Itís not until we get into the final story arc in the last 3 or 4 volumes that we see a lot of Momoís insecurities with both guys come to a head.

I think itís naïve to believe that itís impossible for an individual to care for more than one person in their life, and if Peach Girl did anything else, it was to showcase this possibility. Momoís indecisiveness was realistic; she cared for both guys, and both loved her. Nothing in life is so straightforward as shoujos would have you believe - especially when it comes to love - and Peach Girl does a good job showing us that.

With all that being said, I was sad to see the end of Peach Girl. At 18 volumes long, itís probably one of the longer shoujos Iíve read, but I enjoyed each and every chapter. I look forward to reading Miwa Uedaís other works!

ETA: I also wanted to add that I'm glad Momo picked who she did at the end. Life is also about moving on, and in doing so, Momo was able to really find her best love.

... Last updated on March 19th, 2009, 6:35pm
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Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by zero-chan
April 8th, 2012, 2:41pm
urrgh -.-.... I just finished reading this manga and all in all I can't say that it was bad because it had me pretty hooked and I finished reading this story in 2 days...but there are just some points that I just don't like...

- the first half of the story is pretty much always the same
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Momo likes something/someone >>> Sae steals it >>> momo tries to get it back >>> Sae pulls her next evil trick

after the third repetition of this I couldn't take it anymore but I kept reading
well after some events the "evil" person changed to someone else and the same drama again...

the art is not bad and some of the characters are likable...
my conclusion is that this is a typical shoujo manga with a 100% shoujo heroine and a 100% predictable ending...and for the next few weeks I'm cured from this genre XD
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Frustrating series to read.   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by HanaTenshiHimeko
July 10th, 2010, 3:36pm
When I first started out reading this series, I really loved it. But now I hate it. Why? Because of the frustration I had when I watched each situation unfolds. No, it wasn't Sae's fault. Sae played the perfect manipulative villain. 2 thumbs up for Sae. She's the total star of this series.

What frustrated me was Momo. She's supposed to be the heroine of the story. More of the victim of the story instead. Momo pisses the hell out of me and she's do I say it? Weak? Indecisive? Stupid? Or all of the above? And she didn't even end up with her first crush. I guess good guys in this series are doom to be girlfriend-less. Sure, the shoujo-cliche of having the boy saving the girl isn't uncommon, but to have her not able to stand up on her and tackle the problem by herself? Come on, I want to see some girl power here! No damsel in distress!

What started out with a good potential story ended up be the worst story you want to read. Avoid it at all cost.
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by sweeteden
August 22nd, 2007, 4:03pm
The manga was just okay to me. As far as the story goes it was a very typical story line of jelousy, hate and lies which is nothing new. Most of the characters were annoying and I didn't feel like I could grasp the situations in which they were put in.

The art was good enough for me to keep reading throughout the 18 volumes.
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Worth the read   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by HautxTalons
September 2nd, 2012, 2:30am
I'll admit the first arc was tiring to read because of everyone doubting each other, due to Sae's neverending schemes. But the second arc blew my mind. It was drama from start to finish, and I mean major emotional DRAMA, so you better be prepared to have your brain rocked back and forth.

A lot of people are saying that it's cliche, irritating, even labeling Momo as a slut. I rated this a 5 when I first started reading this, but now I give it a 9. Why? It's a good story, it's realistic in its way. Relationships are complicated, life is complicated, and sometimes you can't see through yourself no matter how hard to you try. But you learn from your mistakes and only become stronger than you were before. A lot of the execution was flawed and had me smh too many times to count, but I think it came together well in the end. The characters are amazing, they really are. Everyone is solid, and I genuinely cared for the main leads. Momo is one of my favorite Shojo heroines to date, and although she has trouble making up her mind, she's strong. She's not perfect, but she's as gutsy as Makino from Hana Yori Dango. Momo had good reason for her doubts because both guys in her life are great. Because of all the previous drama it was even difficult for me to choose which guy I liked more. Toji or Kiley? Kiley or Toji? The ending caught me off guard because it wasn't what I predicted, but it left me satisfied.
My only peeve about this is that Momo seemed unrealistically lucky, always having one guy or the other by her side right when things go bad for her or when she'd had a riff with either one of the dudes. If only real life were like this for us girls... but then again, it's a manga!

PS: They seriously need to get cell phones that WORK. I can't imagine the number of times everything could have gone well if only their damn cells weren't constantly out of battery or service. -_-; seemed like lazy writing sometimes.

... Last updated on September 2nd, 2012, 2:45am
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Rating: N/A
by Sphear
January 15th, 2012, 2:08am
So, when I began this manga and the main character was with the main guy and everything, I was like "How sweet~"
But then there came Sae and thus she began to create mischief for the protagnists and I was at the edge of my chair, waiting for the mains to learn the truth. It continued liked this and by the next trap/misunderstanding Sae made, I was pretty much annoyed and I began to wonder, are her plans actually genius? My conclusion was no, and I decided the main characters were pretty darn stupid for:
1.Giving Sae chances despite knowing her evil-ness
2.Falling for those frikin tricks over and over.

And I have to say, I really like Momo if not for her naivety. I mean, seriously.
As for the main guy, he's REALLY naive or even just stupid.

So for me, these series were pretty...annoying.
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Not as bad as they say   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by noireangel
December 8th, 2010, 5:10pm
I read this manga a few years ago and i liked it. After reading the comments on this site i had to reread it because i was shocked by the number of unsatisfied people. I think the plot was very good. The situations may be a little over exaggerated but they can also be believable. I don think Momo was a bitch. She's a teenage girl. Pretty or not it believable that a teenage girl cant decide what she wants and has a tough time making real friends. When one guy dumps u, move to the next. Sae was a good character too. Females can be that malicious. The manga really did have many cliche parts but so does life. I think people are being to critical. It's a romance story thats meant to be based on struggles with love. What were you expecting?

I for one enjoyed the series. It bought back memories of reading a simple good manga. smile
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Pacific.Mint
January 14th, 2014, 12:21pm
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Enough said.

Ok well not really. Kiley was super adorable and unique. Even upon a re-read, Kiley still holds up his one-of-a-kind quirk. In Change of Hearts, the focus on his Past love gave a different atmosphere to his character but he's still awesome anyway.

Considering that this manga was written in 1997, it's probably one of the first shoujo that features a non-typical male lead like Kiley and has the main girl to end up with the second guy she dates.
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typical shoujo manga but still entertaining.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by hyd_ed
December 22nd, 2008, 4:35pm
Give it a break. Thats what u call DRAMA. Unnnahhh, i'll admit if her phone didn't run out of battery constantly she wouldn't be in the mess she was in. Its called the slippery slope effect. Fine she indecisiveness but thats what you'd expect. If she picked Toji over Kiley then END. Thats the end of the manga. No fun. This is a Shoujo manga. Read it in the genre column honey and also take note of the word DRAMA.

Nevertheless your typical romantic dramatic school life comedy and it still maintains its sense and I also gotta say that Sai is one freekin funny little brat.
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Poor characterization   
Rating: N/A
by kute_changmin
August 19th, 2012, 10:37pm
Someone mentioned that this manga and Parfait Tic were kind of the same. I think the characterization here is worse though, especially Ichi vs Toji comparison. Even though Ichi was wishy washy with his ex, it was still understandable. The guy Toji in here though could not even talk to his own girlfriend face to face as a man but talked through her friend instead. He should be out of the picture before the love triangle even starts.
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