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Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou  
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Description
Yukino Miyazawa is the perfect model student. She's pretty, kind, good at sports, and is always at the top of her class; but she's not all that she seems. It's all an act of deception; she is really the self-confessed 'queen of vanity,' and her only goal in life is winning the praise and admiration of everyone around her.

When she enters high school, she finally meets her match: Soichiro Arima, a handsome, athletic, popular, and very intelligent young boy. Ever since he stole the top seat in the class from her, Yukino has hated him, and has been plotting on how to take back her former place as the object of all other students' admiration.

What she wasn't expecting, however, was that Soichiro, the very boy she hated, would confess his love for her; or that he would find out about her deception - and use it to blackmail her!

Together, they discover that they have more in common than they knew, and they slowly begin to bring out each other's inner selves.

* Also included are the following short stories in this manga:

The Tiger and the Chameleon - A Promise
for One Week
(Vol. 1)

Ashita Mata Mori de Aoune (Meet Me Again Tomorrow in the Forest; Vol. 4) -
Always an outcast because of her black hair the heroine of the story finds a strange man in the forest - a man from Earth - and he has black hair, too!

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
Он и она и их обстоятельства
С его стороны с её стороны
彼氏彼女の事情
그남자 그여자
Circunstancias dele e dela
Con trai con gái F3
Elle et Lui (French)
Elle et Lui - Kare kano (French)
His and Her Circumstances
Kare Kano
Karekano
Las cosas de él y de ella
Le situazioni di Lui e Lei
That Man That Woman

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Latest Release(s)
c.Special by Omari's Sister (1131d ago)
v.21 c.99-102 (end) by Slow and Dirty (2655d ago)
v.20 c.94-98 by Slow and Dirty (2745d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
21 Volumes 1999 (Complete)
10 Volumes 2011 (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 8, Chap 33 (Episode 26)

User Reviews
Kare Kano by moritana
Kare Kano by Mejust

Forum
2 topics, 13 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (1327 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.56 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 3rd 2014, 5:23pm PST


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Year
1996

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
LaLa (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
TOKYOPOP (21 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #205 decreased(-36)
Monthly Pos #127 decreased(-29)
3 Month Pos #91 decreased(-3)
6 Month Pos #86 increased(+3)

List Stats
On 1255 reading lists
On 1322 wish lists
On 3252 completed lists
On 327 unfinished lists
On 543 custom lists

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hmph~   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Ginny
July 30th, 2012, 8:25am
It wasn't bad. It was actually good. It just didn't end the way I wanted. I mostly and rather read angst in yaoi, but it was okay here too.

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I don't know. It bugged me that she got pregnant in high school. I don't agree with implied paring with Sakura and Asanda. Arima past was concentrated on a little to much. I didn't like the way is was handled either. The time progression and the story's was a little off balanced. These are minor fault that are based on my perspective. It was very enjoyable, but could be better.


... Last updated on July 30th, 2012, 8:26am
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A must read for shoujo fans!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by yourwaifu
June 21st, 2012, 5:56pm
Kare Kano is one of the best shoujo manga I've ever read. For starters, the main characters are not your typical shoujo heroine and hero. Both seem so perfect at first, but as the plot deepens we are able to figure out their many flaws and observe as some real character development takes place.

The only thing I really disliked about this manga was the whole "DARKNESS" thing. I'm not sure if they should have dragged it on for so long.

Aaaanyway, this one earned a 10/10 with me!
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Perpetually engaged.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jnatsumi
May 1st, 2012, 1:02pm
I read this a while ago, but I still remember the plot and the long-lasting impression the characters and the romance left on me. It's dark in some part and light in some part. The humorous parts are not for everyone, though--I personally found it funny. The characters are extremely well-thought out, with good background and deep emotions.

It's a shoujo, but not in the stereotypical light-hearted, fluffy, and lovely way. It's deep. It *will* get darker as it goes along. If you don't like heavy and emotional manga, don't read it. The strong emotions will keep you perpetually engaged even years after finishing it.

I read below that someone was saying that Yukino is weak-minded after 3 chapters-worth of reading. No offense, and their loss, but don't listen. It's called character development. Yukino as well as Arima will grow as the manga progresses. They are not perfect--that's what make this so relatable (to an extent) and engaging--the maturation of these characters. Also keep in mind that this is a 21-volumes manga. It's long, so don't expect them to suddenly become mature and strong right away.

It's one of the classics. You can't really be a manga lover without at least knowing about this one, imo.
I was surprised that I didn't have this on my completed list already. I guess I know it by the name of "Kare Kano" not "Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou."
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Kare Kano Fan For Ever XD   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by bibisuki
April 17th, 2012, 6:51pm
Yukino and I got so much in common, she's intelligent, got a strong attitude and she's perfeccionist. Arima's struggles about: regaining trust in love after all his childhood trauma, and meeting Yukino (his goddess) was the perfect cure yet something stills holds him back...

This is SOOO MUCH WORTHING an Anime Second Season, it would be SUCH GREAT THING as for other mangas who deserve a second season as Bokuta ga Ita and Fruits Basket.

... Last updated on April 17th, 2012, 7:13pm
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Read all the volumes first   
Rating: N/A
by Nikkha
April 6th, 2012, 2:35am
This manga is, like said before for another title, "the one who doesn't like it didn't understand the story"
But well, this manga is not for everyone, and not for the one who just like beautiful art with beautiful stories and beautiful emotion.

When I first decide to read it, I think I will read the usual shoujo manga in 20s volumes length, with an art style I don't really like and that didn't make me feel good at all. I dropped it when it goes boring, but then I always wanted to read it again.

The second time I read this, I finnish it, and I didn't regret it at all.
The very first volumes make me think that it's the usual, rather bad shoujo comic with a very dragged story, because hey, what would come next after the changes in the main protagonist and the story seems like that they would live happily ever after? This part of this manga make it seems like a bad shoujou manga
But the stories get heavier and more interesting in later part
Dark, and a bit surreal that it may seem unrealistic, but the ones saying this story unrealistic have never really have a clear and long outlook in live. Or maybe have no life. Or forgetful over problems, or else, have never faced with a 'real' problem yet, or have so great a luck that problems never reached their lives.
The middle-volume was a bit dragging to me, and I didn't really get the point until the lasts volumes, but when I get it, the whole story becomes wonderful and great.

I admit tough, that the story is "boring" for the one didn't like heavy story, and maybe the title 'shoujo manga' doesn't really fit. The long and confusing story line didn't provide beautiful art to look on. Not to say that the plot seems dragged and slow.
Maybe it's not the best for the art and the comedy, but it definitely not fair to say it is bad

This is a great manga for slice-of-life fans who can survive reading it through the end, and actually understand it.
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Amazing.   
Rating: N/A
by dendenchan
December 12th, 2011, 10:12pm
Like many others said, this manga is splendid. Art is not the best, but still amazing. This is a really good romance story. I love the characters. Almost all of them.
I...I don't think this is for a younger audience. It gets really intense in the middle. By intense, I don't be smutty or anything crazy like that. I mean emotions.
Oh, I should point out one con. There are several side plots in this entire manga. If you don't like reading those, just skip them. They don't matter that much.
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dropped it   
Rating: N/A
by Mi Ho
December 4th, 2011, 8:53am
dropped it at the end of chapter 3.
I'm not a fan of the girl who cries when someone ignores her,in other words,mentally-weak female lead. Sigh,and I thought that this was gonna be good.
Well I'm more into the mentally-strong female lead type~
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If You're Superficial, You'll Give It 8   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by yongzhi93
October 24th, 2011, 11:09am
For all the "kyaaa" fangirls, presumably, you'll have closed the books blissfully after Arima returned from the Kendo tournament as national champion and they find they love each other more than ever. Your more complex desires (if any) have been satisfied sufficiently by the intriguing premises - like Yukino being a closet mugger and putting up a front at school - and so you pat yourself on the back. Job well done, you say.

Well, no. That's not even reading half the story (literally), and that's like having friends just for shopping and goukons. Maybe you'll come back when you grow up a little, and realise that this is more than that. The start is really setup, and when you flip the final page on Yukino's story, the author does more than foreshadow: she says it right front. "This is where their stories diverge."

Because not all change is good. Yukino has overcome her own weaknesses and integrated well. Great. Her boyfriend hasn't, and he's hiding it more and more, and their roles are reversed. He doesn't want her to ever find out and leave him, and the pressure piles on in vicious cycles. Then the past starts coming to haunt him. The dark and sometimes surreal plot-twists are at once terrifying and exhilarating - like the motorbike that Arima's dad arrives on.

It peaks in insanity. You would never imagine it, and I'm not saying it - but you know if you read. Yukino, bless her, has grown. She's a woman (in more ways than one) and she's willing to sacrifice. And the ending we get is one borne of her maturity, where she has outpaced Arima in mental growth only so she can be the one to pull him back when he needs it most - just like he did for her right from the start. And that sacrifice, from utmost trust and love (pun), is perhaps the most touching of all.

It's not perfect. The artwork could do with touch-ups. Arima's inner struggles could've been brought out more strongly, and Yukino's leaps of faith are so amazing that she could be a saint. But the development was paced, even if not completely rational at times, and the author evidently knew where she was going. I think this is a deserved 9 out of 10.

Of course, if you're only shoujo-shopping and on the lookout for BISHIE X SULLEN GIRL (that never would get a boyfriend except in Manga ooh imagine I were her), then feel free to close this by the end of Yukino's story. You'll have been satisfied. But if you're brave enough to try out the darker side of reality, you'll come out slightly shaken, but stronger for the experience.
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Dark, sweet, heartbreaking and stunning.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by alex3510
September 27th, 2011, 4:02pm
I love how this story starts as innocent, and the characters build into somthing more dark and bittersweet. Nothing about this manga is anything like I have ever read. It makes you think about it afterwards, and want to read it again (but I dont suggest this, as the plot turns are spoiled after the first time.) Very touching, emotional and I could not get enough of it.
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The male protagonist, at first I hated him, but then I loved him with the darkness that he came to have.But my love diminished after raping her. Sure, she forgave him but RAPE IS RAPE.

I forgot to add that I cried BUCKETS.

... Last updated on June 16th, 2013, 6:26pm
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Very nice read.   
Rating: N/A
by swahili500
July 28th, 2011, 11:08am
This manga is worth the time to read, but sometimes you have to be a bit patient. The characters were very nicely developed. Somestimes, some of them kinda....I don't know.....hog up a chapter or two? But other than that, it was a really nice read. I just love Yukino, she's unlike many shoujo characters I met. Really nice read. biggrin
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