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Timid and self-conscious high-school student Karin never paid much attention to boys until she met Kiriya, a popular student from a nearby boys' school. Karin and Kiriya embark on a romantic journey despite Karin's classmate Yuka's best efforts to sabotage their relationship, but Karin soon learns that living happily ever after isn't on the curriculum when she becomes Kiriya's center of attention, as well as embittered Yuka's bull's-eye on her dartboard of hate.
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when i first read this. like early in the beginging when i hjust started reading manga, i was really impressed with the story line, characters, drawings..etc. but as i read a greater variety of mangas. this one started to pale in comparison. i still feel that the art is one of the best for a shojo manga but the plot is starting to wear thin. so overall its not that fantastic but it definately worthy of some praise.
Well, this is a first. Usually ratings here are pretty representative of the actual content of the manga. But wow, this was totally off. I cannot even begin to describe how unbelievably disastrous this one is.
Here's your run-of-the-mill REALISTIC (haha) plot: Guy stares at girl on train. Guy flirts with her and does perverted stuff. Girl falls in love with guy. If this is the author's view of how love develops, well then, good luck is all I can say.
And as a word of caution to all those out there: if you insist on reading this, then please have your brain removed from your skull before starting this manga experience.
... Last updated on August 4th, 2009, 1:54pm
Best Romance Manga I've Ever Read
Like the subject says. I've read tons of shoujo mangas but KFL is still the best. It's romantic, it's cute, and the artwork is simply beautiful.
And unlike some great addictive romance mangas out there, KFL didn't have the two main characters breaking up all the time, if you know what I mean. Sometimes I'm just reading a manga and I feel that everyone is trying to break the two main characters up. KFL had it's ups and downs but there was never anything totally heartbreaking.
It's may be considered a typical shoujo manga, but it's quite realistic in it's own way. That's another reason why I liked this manga, it was realistic for two people in love. There were unrealistic parts of course (what else do you expect from a cute romance manga?), but KFL talked about how Karin and Kiriya got together from the beginning to the end. There were also family and work problems, which adds to the reality of this manga.
The relationship development between Karin and Kiriya is very detailed. You get to see how they get closer to each other each step of the way. The mangaka doesn't miss a single moment. Not many manga's are blended with a sense of innocence/cuteness and seriousness while still focusing on the romance genre completely. I loved the fact that it was completed by the time I started reading it so I didn't have to wait for the scanlations -.-" And the ending was not rushed like some mangas, it was clear and straightforward. This manga can really make a girl feel all sweet inside, some of the romantic moments are too cute for words <3333 This manga is an inspiration to those of us looking for our one true love.
... Last updated on August 2nd, 2009, 5:35pm
It was alright
One of the 3rd series I read. Despite the fact I hadn't read much, I thought it was okay. The art is so beautiful. But I didn't like how Karim was so shy. Also the topic of sex did carry on way to long. Their wasn't anything really intruiging about this manga This is a very typical shojo manga. I would recommend it to people who love simple plotlines and just want a breather between mangas. This isn't necessarily a happy manga but it isn't a deep one either.
This started out ok, the art is not the best which turned me off. I think it was a little drawn out and I probably would've just put it down had I not just been stubborn and wanted to finish what I started. It got too predictable and too ideal I think...
read this at 15 an aww.
When I read once again this manga at my 17 years, I just can think 'Yeah shit, like the popular would always be with the geek...F*ck that, its always a bet or hangover', and also showed me that boys will always be boys...
You might read it if you're waiting for a relationship sweet like they have
Looking at some of the comments here, I have to admit to being rather surprised. I've read a lot of various mangas, and most of them simply don't compare to this one. Yes its a bit cliche, but compared to some like Hot Gimmick, or Akuma de Sourou this is simply outstanding. The characters are fun and enjoyable. The constant fights are realistic. If you've ever been in a relationship, you know you fight about the smallest things. While there was some bullying, it wasn't ever present. Girls weren't being raped, guys weren't abused horribly. Every other character you meet wasn't trying to split up the main characters, and yes it had a happy ending. Overall hard to find fault with it. While those other mangas might have a lot of extra drama, for the most part, it just makes the story that much more unrealistic.
I thoroughly enjoyed this manga. If you're in the mood for some light romance, and fun, then give this a read.
Yes it is chliche. but what it does it does right most of the time. The thing i hate most about this is the number of people trying to break them up. There are so many that it gets really annoying and pisses you off. Nice character development though. I stopped reading at volume 8 cause there were so many people trying to break them up i was done.
... Last updated on May 19th, 2009, 8:29pm
It's very cliche - the beginning to the ending.
I actually enjoyed the start of the manga, but it became so cheesy and cliche. You can totally predict everything. & that's no fun.
The art is drawn (in my opinion) very motionless? Don't get me wrong, it's very beautiful drawn. It just doesn't 'move' very well. Or maybe not dramatic enough, I dunno.
I don't think it a realistic manga either, but a very cute one indeed. If you are like me and doesn't like cheesy love scenes, then it's definitely not something for you. It's a cute manga, but just too much over the top with the sugar and all. Especially the ending.
edit - I don't think it deserves anything below a 3.
... Last updated on December 10th, 2010, 7:31pm
I can't remember exactly how or when I stumbled across this manga, but what I do know is the second I started reading it I was hooked. I love it! Love everything about it! I find the story sweet and refreshing. Absolutely adorable, the artwork I love (one of my favourites). Recommend it as a good manga to start with, as the jump off point. However, like most to all shoujo, very cliche. but this manga being the first shoujo I actually read I loved it! =D