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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
ظروفه وظروفها
彼氏彼女の事情
그남자 그여자
그와 그녀의 사정
Circunstancias dele e dela
Con trai con gái F3
Elle et Lui
Elle et Lui - Kare kano
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 (1526d ago)
v.21 c.99-102 (end) by Slow and Dirty (3050d ago)
v.20 c.94-98 by Slow and Dirty (3140d 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 (1388 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.55 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 29th 2015, 5:35am 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 #233 decreased(-16)
Monthly Pos #213 increased(+12)
3 Month Pos #205 increased(+19)
6 Month Pos #207 decreased(-50)

List Stats
On 1316 reading lists
On 1401 wish lists
On 3434 completed lists
On 340 unfinished lists
On 581 custom lists

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Forum Posts
It has ended! (ending spoilers) 1534 days, 8 hours, 17 minutes ago
Kare Kano/His and Her Circumstances Returns in 1-Shot Manga 1628 days, 12 hours, 49 minutes ago

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Kare Kano: The more you put into it, the more you'll find it offers.   
Rating: 8.8 / 10.0
by Tsuppi
May 17th, 2011, 2:58am
Put in a bit, and to you this manga will be fun and cute at first, then drop off into a bit of a boring, confused funk, followed by, of all things, a violently dramatic final arc.

Put in a lot, and Masami Tsuda's work will reveal itself a deceivingly-simple, earnest, absorbing, intense tale, sometimes hilarious, often endearing, and downright beautiful.

And yes, Maho goes for a guy a decade or two her senior.


-30-

KARESHI Kanojyo no Jijo, or, His and Her Circumstances, is a manga following a number of girls and guys just new to high school--egoistic, anxious, blustery, full of potential, and lost...not to mention all of them crammed with hormones (the majority of which is provided by Hideaki Asaba)--down the paths they take towards the rest of their adult lives, supported by friends, family, and, over time, lovers.

It's not really for everyone.

As I hope the tl;dr version above demonstrates, Masami Tsuda's manga series (The series, in terms of her career) demands something. You won't get this impression with the first, oh, three volumes, really. The art is cute, charming, and although at times just too gorgeous--look at those lips, dammit--it does what it ought to... 'Intro, gimmick, joke, joke, angst, angst, chase scene, confession, kiss: Ah, love. Oh, life.' It's just nice.

And yet... the same could not be said of Tsuda's style in the latter half of the twenty-one--volume series. Recalling this about a few months after marathoning the last ten or so volumes, albeit after a long, long break, I'd say that Kare Kano (as it's popularly and very conveniently nicknamed) is... Well, I wouldn't really call it a novel made of pictures or a live-action film put on paper; I couldn't. Despite all its waily melodrama, this, friends, is real life in ink.

You'll have to trust me on this. Towards the end, Tsuda, as a manga-ka, just turns it up to Max Level. She draws well-rounded characters situated in a three-dimensional world, recalling reality with a style that's still 'anime,' still simplistic, still pretty, and always all her own.

But I'm getting ahead of myself. To be simply simple: Kare Kano begins as a high-school love story, but wends its way through a number of other romantic episodes (and a school play!?) to a drama that examines forgiveness, fatherhood, and the nature of living fully. It loses none of its original juvenile-type storytelling (soap operas, anyone?) yet manages all the while to push its own boundaries. This piece of work blooms. It grows into something Big.

All in all (congratulations on getting to this point!), if the art style's evolution is any indication, readers should expect a pleasant ride that will quickly turn into a little roller-coaster of a tale...which may well make your stomach drop and swoop as well as the real thing would, depending on how much is invested. It's up to you.

As a final note, let me say that the two-volume sidestory mid-way through is abso-freaking-lutely amazing, no ifs, ands, or buts. YIN AND YANNGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

... Last updated on May 17th, 2011, 3:23am
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Read this manga!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kerii06
April 25th, 2011, 4:04pm
In my opinion, I think this is one of the best shoujo manga's I've ever read. The story begins as a sort of simple comedy and as it progressed the story became much more complexed, but it ended with everything being tied together and explained beautifully. All of the characters are unique and each of their personalities developed as the story went on. The artwork is really lovely as well, from the cute, funny chibis to the more realistic drawings. Anyways, I'm really glad I read Kare Kano, it's definitely a manga worth reading!

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To be honest, at the end, I was really shocked and believed that Soiichiro died... and thought that Asapin and Yukino really got together! I'm glad that it was just a joke! hahaha
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it takes its time:)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by AnimeMusicLuv
March 5th, 2011, 7:12pm
lots of characters, therefore lots of storylines, and each one is pretty interesting. the author takes its time to describe her characters in depth, but overall great manga. long, but enjoyable. pretty funny, romantic and realistic. thumbs upsmile
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going nowhere fast   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Sunahm
December 4th, 2010, 4:19pm
It was interesting until they actually got together. Now it's almost a chore to read through it. I may give it another try later, but I can only handle so much of their repetitive, overly virtuous, generically sappy thoughts (which seem to have taken over the manga).

To be honest I'm also not really a fan of how there characters were drawn. Guess it just isn't everyone's cup of tea :3

... Last updated on December 4th, 2010, 4:20pm
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bravo!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jpchkvn
November 14th, 2010, 12:22pm
this has got to be the best shoujo manga i've read in my life! i love how indepth they get with each character especially the two protagonists!! i wish more shoujo mangas were like this one!
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Not perfect, but worth the time to read...   
Rating: N/A
by Makyxed
October 11th, 2010, 9:46pm
I rarely comment on a Manga but this one deserves a few lines. It has been a while since I finished reading Kare Kano and even after reading tons of similar stories over time this still is one of my favorite romantic mangas.

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Even if it is true that the middle includes the stories of their friends that some will find unnecessary and the fact that unrealistically every single one seemed to find a happy ending by then I was simply in love with both Yukino and Soichiro so much that I could not stop until I reached the end of their story.


The beginning does such a wonderful job of introducing the two main characters: their own persons, strong and funny with their foibles and insecurities, so human and likeable that at once I was hooked. That made it impossible for me to put it down until I read the end.

There are some flaws that stopped me from giving it a 10; mainly what I included in the spoiler above. However the fact that I still think fondly and can clearly recall both Miyazawa Yukino and Arima Soichiro and can re-read those first and last volumes with the same enjoyment I experienced the first time I read them is a clear testament to this manga's value. If you have not read this manga, I urge you to try it. You will not regret it!

... Last updated on October 11th, 2010, 10:03pm
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I stop reading when minor characters took over the series   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Celianna
August 19th, 2010, 2:51pm
I really like Kare Kano in the way that the main characters fall for each other in a realistic sort of way.

The main girl, Yukino, lives off of compliments and attention. She's a big attention whore, and she'll behave like a role model to get all the attention she wants. She's a completely different person when she's at home (wears baggy clothes, glasses, and acts like an unruly person), while at school she's gentle, modest, and always gets the highest grades. Her dream of getting the most attention is shattered when a new guy, Arima, gets higher scores than she, and thus gets more attention than she does.

She gets angry, jealous, and wants to destroy him. She does this by secretly being nice to him, even telling him she likes to listen to classic music. Because she's acting so nice to him, Arima brings up his courage to tell her that he likes her. Yukino is absolutely overjoyed by this, because it means she has him under her finger. On a later day, Arima unexpectedly drops by Yukino's house to give her a CD, and she's discovered by him for what she truly is; a fraud. With this new information in line, Arima blackmails Yukino in doing paperwork for him, in return for keeping quiet about her facade.

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During this time, Yukino slowly begins to like Arima as well, but is afraid he doesn't like her anymore because he saw her true self. However, it seems he does still like her, and eventually, gradually I might say, they finally get together.


It was a wonderful story, really, if it had ended there. A story about two people who act like someone else to get through life, find each other and fall for each other. It was nice and realistic, and this is also usually where I stop reading, because afterwards, the story is overtaken by drama and minor characters. Every single minor character in this story gets a day in the spotlight, and it's so annoying to read about, especially when the main characters aren't even in the chapter. And of course, every minor character has to have someone they like, and all get a happy ending ... it gets wishy washy
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which is why I prefer to end the manga at the time Yukino and Arima get together.


... Last updated on March 27th, 2011, 1:29pm
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Well.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Crazyee.
August 14th, 2010, 1:32am
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Everything was going alright, but how everyone was just OK with Yukino's pregnancy is just weird. I understand if Yukino's mother reacted that way since thats her go with the flow mom. but how Yukino reacted to the situation herself was just.. plain "just".
and i gotta admit the age difference between maho and her boyfriend freaked me out a bit, but hey, ive seen worse here in this world.

but i did enjoy the ending. not realistic but made me happy =)
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Read it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ladykitty
July 16th, 2010, 3:22pm
Art (10%): 10
The art is nice and clean. It is a nice mix between shoujo and realism if that makes sense. The chibi parts are done nicely and makes the story funnier.

Story (40%): 9
This story has one of my most favorite plots. Two people seemingly perfect but are really putting up a facade. I didn't really like how part of the story is mostly thoughts but that is my own personal opinion. I do like how the mangaka reshow the beginning of the manga in Arima's point of view. The story is amazing overall and one of my favorites.

Character (40%): 10
One of the best parts of this manga is the characters. All of the characters become likable and all of them develop (even the side characters). This is one of my most favorite part because stories rarely develop all of the characters including the side characters. The characters themselves are also funny and I love how they all develop their own relationships (and I mean develop not "when/how did she get together with him").

Enjoyment (10%): 10
This part doesn't really need a comment, I just enjoyed reading the story.

Total Score: 9.6
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Pretty good... i think.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by HucSao
June 10th, 2010, 10:02pm
I read this about two years ago. I was pretty young (and still am biggrin ) and in-experienced with manga, but at the time i thought it was really amazing. If you're looking for one of those manga's where u see the characters grow up from knowing nothing to becoming more mature and much stronger, then this is for you. You get the whole story with this manga. Many things are resolved, from what i remember, and the post ending is absolutely amazing. I always hated the mangas that don't explain anything and especially the ones that climax on the last chapter with only a few pages of post ending!! Reading those always frustrated me to the max. In this manga i felt you really knew the characters as you get their entire life explained to you. As i said before its been a while since i read this, but, thinking back on all the manga and anime i've experienced, none have really explained things and rarely dwell on the post ending, which is very important to me, or explained the romances and life afterwards in full detail. I don't think ill re-read this, as in the past i've done with a previous Rpg that i thought was one of the best to turn out not as good. Not saying that this manga is just so-so. Just that i don't want to see its bad qualities. In-fact, please read it smile Just not twice!!

... Last updated on June 10th, 2010, 10:04pm
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