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Atashi wa Bambi  
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Description
Mai was constantly picked on in Junior High because of the way she looked. To change all that, she walks into High School with a new look and a new attitude. As she was getting used to school, she falls for her classmate, Sen. But Sen's best friend, Yaezou, tells her to back off because Sen was his! But, knowing Mai, this doesn't stop her.

Contains the following oneshots:

Aiko de Jo

Kiite Kiite Ouji

Kokoro Kirari (Shining Hearts)
Chisa is a naturally 'slow girl' who is accident-prone, and still braids her hair. So it comes as a big suprise (to Chisa and the class) when Shin, a cute and popular boy, asks her out! So THE END? Wrong! Not all relationships are easy... especially when the couple consists of two very different people.

Survival

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
あたしはバンビ
我是班比
班比甘芭茶
ม.ปลายหัวใจ BAMBI
Aiko de Jo
Kiite Kiite Ouji
Kokoro Kirari
Shining Hearts
Survival (MAKI Youko)

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Latest Release(s)
c.Oneshot by Da Gurlz Translationz (3636d ago)
v.1 c.5 by Hush (2876d ago)
v.1 c.4 by Hush (2876d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 7.5 / 10.0 (396 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.46 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 3rd 2014, 3:30pm PST


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Year
2001

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Ribon (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #915 increased(+282)
Monthly Pos #2009 increased(+290)
3 Month Pos #2882 increased(+306)
6 Month Pos #3331 increased(+494)

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On 161 reading lists
On 302 wish lists
On 1554 completed lists
On 29 unfinished lists
On 147 custom lists

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ordinary   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by yashihirou
July 16th, 2013, 12:43pm
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i rarely read romance shoujo like this but this also ordinary . But i like because the love rival not only girl we see. And im happy that in the end yoezoe guy and mai ended up together <3 i dont think sen will match for her ;P
but i like the ending..
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Shallow   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by ChildofSecrets
June 7th, 2013, 3:25am
Your typical skin-deep silly shoujo, where things honestly are not realistic. The crushes were shallow, the (homogenous) friendships still kind of shallow and the transitioning was oddly rushed. The only relationship that had a tad more depth was the one between Yaezou and Mai - which was shrouded in confusing ambiguity, not to mention the horrible product of said rushing. So in all, what positives can I really say? I guess I laughed a couple of times.

Basically, the mangaka avoided all the possibly controversial questions being raised and relied on vagueness. Still, to me it didn't look like she was trying to pull a "gay guy turned straight to appeal to readers" type of thing, it was more like she wanted to make a complicated/unexpected love triangle but didn't really put the real effort to make it work (not that it really could). Using sexuality as a plot card is pretty much a shoujo nono, unless you know what you're doing and explain everything sensibly - things which do not apply :/

... Last updated on June 7th, 2013, 3:42am
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weird...   
Rating: N/A
by MySwirl
September 5th, 2012, 5:08am
I just finished the series. I began to read it a long while ago but dropped it after a few pages because the plot seemed weird to me.
Yesterday I finally picked it up again because I didn't wanted it to remain unfinished.

My impression on this is like I first thought: really weird. The first story by Maki Yoko I read was Aishiteruze Baby, which was way better than this one. But I don't really want to compare right now.
This might be a spoiler, but I need to say this: What really irritated me was that I couldn't believe that Yaezou was actually homosexual and even turned bisexual in the end...? In the beginning I could't tell wether he tells the truth or is just pranking on Mai. In the end, I couldn't understand his action at all because not even once did he talk properly about his sexuality. I mean...it was just so confusing.

What's more, the story felt rushed. When there are only 3 volumes the author shouldn't have picked so many things to pack into it. It was too much for too little space and especially the homosexuality was explained inadequately.

Moreover, Mai fell in love with Sen too early and too unexpected and too inapprehensible. I felt like: "Huh? Why out of the blue now...?"

All in all rather weird.

... Last updated on September 5th, 2012, 5:09am
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Umm   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by born2shop
March 27th, 2012, 8:03pm
Lets start with the positives... The art was good and the story seemed promising. I think it was cruel to take away their love though. And the ending left me sad and confused. sure it had a "happy" ending, but there was something a little (-_-) about it. can't explain it fully. I do agree that it seemed rushed but I guess it was also fitting. Just wished there was more to it.

... Last updated on March 27th, 2012, 8:07pm
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A decent read...   
Rating: 5.8 / 10.0
by VampireBanana
April 2nd, 2010, 11:25am
A typical romance story set during high school, though... with slightly better than average characterisation, with none of that "mushy mushy" or "melodramatic" approach to life. I kinda liked all the characters involved but I really wished there'd been more to them because at times, there just wasn't enough to really flesh them out. Yes, they were fun to read about as they had their own real strengths and weaknesses, had their own personalities. But sometimes, they felt a little flat since there wasn't too much in terms of interactions, their thoughts and so forth.

Also, I didn't really like the ending
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because quite simply, even though Sen might have been bisexual or whatever, none of that was really insinuated and it felt more like a gay guy turning straight, for the sake of making the main girl happy. That was a little disappointing, actually, for me. Of course, it'd probably please the shoujo romance fans... I guess.


... Last updated on April 2nd, 2010, 11:31am
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good. . . sorta   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by egoamote
April 18th, 2009, 12:01am
This was the first of the mangaka's works that i read and i enjoyed this one enough to read her other works. For the most part it was a good introduction to her works. I only read it because I got some Ribon merchandise promoting it. I don't remember the details, much. but in retrospect I don't think the ending was that great for same reasons stated in dreamit's comments.
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not that good   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by comics
November 15th, 2008, 5:22am
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cute story, that is true, all of them are adorable , and the mangaka did start the story with a really interesting twist that the male best friend is in love with the main guy. However, she didnot manage to do a good job of developing it, or even solving it.... Somehow the ending is rushed, there should be much more interaction to show changes between them ( you know, the 2 characters who would end up together ). Sure, they were close before, but not enough to see love there, it's just friendship between 2 people in a similar situation, and I think it would be much more reasonable if they become really close friends who can keep consulting another about their love life later on. To tell the truth when I started reading I expected much more than this >.<
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♥♪♫♥   
Rating: N/A
by Disremembrance
November 8th, 2008, 9:40pm
Hehe, I love Yaezou and Mai's conversations and rivalry. You can tell they have the best kind of relationship, where you know they understand each other so much, that they can fight all the time. I somehow knew who would end up with whom by Volume 3...
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feel-good ^_^   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by milque
October 10th, 2008, 11:24pm
I quite like this manga hehe.. I kinda knew the ending because I read the comments on here. >.<; But at some points in the manga I still felt that it would turn out the way other typical shoujos did. But it didn't, and that's why I like it. Art is good, of course. And the characters are likable too. Despite the main girl always crying and all, I still find her likable, she's strong in her own way.
I just wish we get to see more development in the characters' relationship.. But overall, it's pretty good.
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Original yet cute and loveable ;-)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by funbun33
August 27th, 2008, 11:34pm
I really liked this one because the twist and the main theme are original yet really entertaining. I felt like i could relate to her feelings soooo much, and for this it has 10. The art work is also really pretty ;-)
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