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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.

Type
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 (124d ago)
v.12 c.57 by Mystic Iris (196d ago)
v.11 c.56-56.1 by Mystic Iris (207d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes 2002 (Complete)
6 Volumes 2011 (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (300 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.33 / 10.0
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Last Updated
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 #713 increased(+132)
Monthly Pos #1149 increased(+261)
3 Month Pos #1428 decreased(-138)
6 Month Pos #815 decreased(-80)

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On 1371 reading lists
On 1102 wish lists
On 276 completed lists
On 104 unfinished lists
On 327 custom lists

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One of my very favorite series   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Fells
May 24th, 2010, 6:34pm
"Is it worth reading?"

That's what I wondered at first. The cover didn't make it look particularly exciting, the summary bored me, and after clicking on a random chapter I decided the art was too plain and the characters all looked like clones. I went off to find a different manga... read several... and somehow found myself back at Dear. This time I skimmed through the forum and found some intriguing spoilers that led me to chapter 21. I fell in love with Ki-chan and Chiruha in that chapter and finally steeled myself to read all 22 chapters.

And, boy, am I grateful I did. Dear is now one of my favorite series of all time. The cover and summary have taken on new depths. The art that used to seem so plain is now unique and expressive. And the characters looking like clones? No way!

In fact, it's the great characters that make this series work. You've got Chiruha, the sweet, sincere, and energetic goofball; then there's Kisara, the stoic pretty boy who's actually got a storm raging inside him. There's the weirdo captain of the punitive squad who prizes beauty above all else. There's Komomo, the obstinate lolita character, and Subaru, who's so aloof and amused all the time it's easy to forget he's a powerful demon lord. Then you've got the demon trio: Purino (the smart and beautiful but clumsy general), Kurenai (a swordsman with a level-head and a short temper), and Carol (a baby-faced boy with powerful magicks). It's not often that I see a mangaka put so much care into each character and their interactions with the rest of the cast.

Plot: All the characters are working towards a similar goal: lifting/helping their companions lift the curses put on them by lycanthropes. Lycanthropes are a mythical race of powerful creatures believed to be extinct at the start of the manga. Later, the characters learn there's one left and the discovery ties all their stories in.

Romance: I'm not going to lie--that's what got my interest at first and I haven't been disappointed. Chiruha and Ki-chan are a very sweet, tragic sort of love. He loves her but he doesn't know it or at least doesn't know how to express it, and Chiruha's too innocent to see him as anything but a friend. I'd compare it to Zero and Yuki from Vampire Knight or Kyo/Yuki and Tohru from Fruits Basket. Then there's Subaru and Komomo. Their relationship consists of Subaru pursuing Komomo and Komomo freaking out and denying her feelings. Their love reminds me a little of Usui and Misaki from Maid-sama!

Similar Manga: The vibe I get from this manga is similar to what I got from Fruits Basket, if you've read/watched that.^^
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Recommended! >w< kyaaaa~   
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by voices-
July 24th, 2009, 1:08am
My sister bought Dear vol 1 -7 . So far , i've finished reading vol 5. it's really sweet and ..
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I heard that they ended up tgt! kyaaaa~


this manga hooked me up xD
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So it is the sequel   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by ajmanga
August 4th, 2008, 8:37am
It's the sequel of Watashi no Ookami-san but it starts out a new story the first two volumes. They reintroduced Komomo and the Demon Lord and you even get to see General Purino under the curse again. But just like the prequel, it takes a while to pick up on the new story they introduced so you need patience. If you only read a few chapters of this author without waiting for it to develop I notice most people gave up on. With the prequel, most did and marked it with a 6 or lower without giving it a chance. @HuhWhat: Yes this manga does have a plot that goes somewhere.

... Last updated on August 4th, 2008, 8:52am
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:3   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by tale
March 24th, 2008, 4:48am
I highly recommend this manga! It doesn't seem to go anywhere in the first few books but the plot and all the characters get tied together towards. People who've enjoyed Watashi no Ookami-san will greatly enjoy this for all the Subaru and Komomo goodness.
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Nice   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by AuraBlaze
January 11th, 2008, 1:28am
I love this mangaka. Hopefully he/she will make more!
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yay   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by momoodar
June 2nd, 2007, 9:13pm
i love this manga! i hope the translation group will keep up their work~!
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Dear   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by crow_kun
January 2nd, 2007, 9:28pm
this manga is a sequal to watashi no ookami-san. give this manga a chance you may like it i did.
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Does this manga go somewhere?   
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by HuhWhat
June 28th, 2006, 2:45am
A guy's cursed with immortality so he pretends to be nice so he can kill a girl when she's at the peak of her happiness? What? Lame...
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