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Kimi wa Pet  
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Smart, successful and good-looking Iwaya Sumire works for a big newspaper. However, her boss asks her to leave for being too "perfect" a woman. Feeling angry and dejected Iwaya returns home depressed, and most of all lonely. However, when she finds an unconscious young man lying in a box out the front of her home, she takes him in since he looks like a dog she used to own called Momo. She dubs him Momo and decides to "keep him as a pet." It's the start of an unexpected life together as they overcome obstacles and become quite attached to one another. But can love like this exist?

This manga won the 2003 Kodansha Manga Award for shōjo.


Related Series
Kimi wa Pet the Best (Alternate Story)

Associated Names
きみはペット L’intégrale
حيواني الأليف
คุณผู้หญิงคือเจ้านาย คุณผู้ชายคือ -
너는 펫
Au pied, chéri! (French)
Kimi wa Petto
My Pet Momo
Sei il mio cucciolo (Italian)
Thiên Sứ Đáng Yêu
Tramps Like Us
You Are My Pet

Groups Scanlating
Doujinshi Adoptions
Eternal Blue

Latest Release(s)
v.7 c.37 by village_status (2615d ago)
v.7 c.36 by village_status (2720d ago)
v.7 c.35 by village_status (2750d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (1184 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.55 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 28th 2015, 3:27pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Kiss (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
TokyoPop (14 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #391 increased(+61)
Monthly Pos #493 decreased(-27)
3 Month Pos #443 decreased(-6)
6 Month Pos #438 decreased(-5)

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On 1319 reading lists
On 1126 wish lists
On 2502 completed lists
On 180 unfinished lists
On 507 custom lists

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Forum Posts
a few questions 1224 days, 15 hours, 45 minutes ago
male readers 1225 days, 13 hours, 14 minutes ago
Okay, so... [possible spoilers] 1262 days, 15 hours, 50 minutes ago
Scene in "Kimi wa pet" 1779 days, 3 hours, 29 minutes ago
Kimi wa Pet/Tramps Like Us Manga Gets Korean Film 2135 days, 6 hours, 27 minutes ago

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Rating: 7.9 / 10.0
by SilentFaltrnLesrWatr
April 16th, 2013, 9:32am
I really devoured this one, I thought it was excellent in the way that it was so addicting. It has been a while since I've read something so quickly. I thought this was a pretty good story in the way that it was structured, I agree with others that it had excellent pacing and did not focus just solely on the romance like other shoujos tend to do. I do have some qualms with this though, mainly one is
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that the whole issue that she treated Momo AND Hasumi unfairly was ignored. Not only did she degrade one guy, but she basically cheated on another. Master/servant relationship I think is ok mostly because it is not nearly as degrading.. At least the master has respect for the servant. However with this it really was not ok at all and the author just kind of ignored that fact and wanted to give off the idea that it was ok and some type of maybe a normal relationship. Also another problem was that Sumire supposably all the sudden loves Momo (she really should have started calling him his real name btw) but really that doesn't make any logical sense. Considering how she was psychologically warped in truly sometimes believing he was a pet, this MAY be able to be true. But Idk if "Momo" could get over the feeling of being degraded and being cast down in her eyes that easily. These issues don't really add up to me, psychologically as well.
Other than these issues, I thought the characters were well developed, I didn't really get bored of the manga while reading it and it was addicting. So overall it is pretty good.
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Awwwe... UGH! I guess.   
Rating: N/A
by Shadow_whispers
March 9th, 2013, 3:19am
I loved the overall story but HATED one of the female characters! She just ruined the entire thing for me. I think the other lead male got a bullcrap ending, but others think it's sweet... -_-
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Hajiwonkim
December 10th, 2012, 8:39pm
I thought it's a good josei because of the nice ratings it gets from readers so I started reading it. I have to agree that the story was quite addicting to read from vol 1-3 but it went downhill for me on the next volumes. I guess it lost its appeal when
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Sumire started to have a serious relationship with Hasumi while keeping her pet Momo on the side. Talk about infidelity.
Anyway I still recommend this to all josei readers out there because it has all the elements that a josei reader would love (ie Experienced characters, complicated relationships, multiple sexual experience etc.)

... Last updated on December 10th, 2012, 8:45pm
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good i guess   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by kevs926
October 3rd, 2012, 3:23am
i rarely pick up a Josei series, so the good titles are being left out. I am choosy at romance series, i really hate it when main girls gets picked up by a lot of guys so i stayed away on so many shoujo and josei and dark seinen. although this one has some of those, the guys never really lasted for alot of pages or has become an important part of the story.
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although the exception is Hasumi, he is made a main character and it started as hasumi sumire loving each other

it has it good moments although i wish more of
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sumire longing for momo before the epic break up with hasumi. more drama, more cheesy lines, more crying, more of rumi x momo to make sumire jealous. etc etc

oh on that last chapter,
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my heart hurts goes "ouch" at that sumire smile after Hasumi's call. I was like, "you stupid author why bring that back when hasumi x sumire is all over chapters ago"

... Last updated on October 3rd, 2012, 10:05am
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So far....   
Rating: N/A
by slykid
May 5th, 2012, 7:50am
Sooo, I started reading manga about a year ago, I always saw this and avoided it, since it seemed pretty boring...soo today I saw this on my wish list and decided to read this(was sorta in the mood I quess).So I read the first chapter and it was really good, then I read the second and yep, just as good;then I read the third and....hmm its kinda boring but ok....then the forth, my thoughts are, ok thus is getting a little boring now.I then got to the eighth with some skimming....I've now decided to give it a break.I'm thinking that maybe this is because I'm reading this in bed...

Edit:So, it didn't improve but I was ok with that but then volume 7 kicks in and the translations picture quality gets shit and the chapters get cut to 15 pages....from their I skimmed through it, and I finally realised that I was on volume 11 already and....nothing had really happened that was worth 11 volumes..I mean literally no development was made between the owner and the pet.

I have to say, I loved the pet, but really thus hangs went downhill from volume 1...I wouldn't waste your time because their really isn't any romance and the way the charters act can sometimes be very retarded...

... Last updated on May 6th, 2012, 4:09am
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: *some spoilers*   
Rating: N/A
by boo-bop
April 7th, 2012, 9:11am
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I deducted one star only because it dragged on for a loooong time. Too much Sumire and Hasumi and not enough Sumire and Momo/Hasumi and Fuku.
And I don't know why, but I loved Fuku and Hasumi together! When she started becoming his pet her character started getting so complex. Like the thing with her father hitting her, and her having to pay for schooling for her little brothers. I also liked Hasumi a lot more when he was around her (ditto for Sumire), they were both trying to be too perfect around each other. But seriously guys, awesome manga. The ending is worth it.
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Would be good if it wasn't too long.   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by merlockmagus
March 4th, 2012, 8:21pm
It felt way too drawn out for me. Not much happens that's worth 14 volumes. Better than the length of Hana Yori Dango, but that's not saying much.

I really want to like it, and it's nice, but... too long for the content it contains.

... Last updated on March 4th, 2012, 8:21pm
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A favourite   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by black.rOses
November 29th, 2011, 8:48pm
At first I thought this was going to be like one of those typical manga with typical characters but boy was I wrong! This manga is like really fabulous >.<
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It has the perfect end where it didn't really leave in a cliffhanger because before the actual chapter, we get a glimpse of the near future and all
I swear I love this like crazy, it satisfied my day.

The characters are very distinct and the two protagonist had an unbreakable bond where one was able to fully trust each other. No massive jealousy misunderstanding that one can find in a typical manga.

This is definitely a worth it manga to those who love a strong heroine but falls weak before the people she trust and to those who believe that even the third character deserved happiness.
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Was Never Going to Read this   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by LittleKittyGroans
November 11th, 2011, 3:48pm
Well, I thought this was done by the same person who did Happy Mania ( Moyoko Anno) because the art looking quite similar on the covers, and I really disliked that story. (Intensely) to the point in which, I had been avoiding Tramps Like Us (Kimi Wa Pet) manga for 6 years years, thinking it was done by the same person. And I never bothered to clarify.

But, lets just say, getting volumes 1 and 2 for $0.25 cents (in United States Currency) at a used book sale, I finally started to reluctantly read this series out of boredom. (There is not much manga I have not read already released in America, so I go over to ones I've skipped all these years) But, to say the least, I really I loved it when I actually did give it a try!
I am so glad I finally started reading this series.
And I hope to get further volumes soon!

... Last updated on November 11th, 2011, 3:50pm
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Worth the hype!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by blueseeker
October 21st, 2011, 10:39am
I have been a little hesitant to read this one because there is just so much hype about it, but i almost wanted to smack myself for waiting this long!
This is very much Josei and slice of life, so beware before starting it, if you're not in the right mood. The romance is secondary and develops slowly. I tend to like that sort of thing, so it was not a problem for me at all. I liked that the characters were flawed, but not stupid. With so many volumes, i would have hated it if the story started to drag, or took forever to realize things.
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