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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
그와 그녀의 사정
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 Crimson Flower (1212d ago)
v.21 c.99-102 (end) by Slow and Dirty (2736d ago)
v.20 c.94-98 by Slow and Dirty (2826d 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 (1338 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.56 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 14th 2014, 7:05am 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 #221 increased(+6)
Monthly Pos #180 decreased(-22)
3 Month Pos #153 decreased(-29)
6 Month Pos #118 decreased(-21)

List Stats
On 1277 reading lists
On 1339 wish lists
On 3296 completed lists
On 328 unfinished lists
On 548 custom lists

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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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meh   
Rating: N/A
by faye_chan
June 8th, 2010, 12:57am
I dont really get why its so popular. its pretty mediocre, the story lines okay, the arts not that great but theres really nothing that makes it stand out. unless you're reaaallly bored i wouldnt recommend you read it.
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meh   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by the jabberwocky
April 27th, 2010, 11:52am
I started reading this, and it was okay. The plot wasn't super amazing but it has some cute/funny moments and the artwork is okay. I've put it on hold now however, it's just so long and very little seems to happen so it feels as though it drags a bit. It's an okay manga, but there are a lot more with more to offer than this one.
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One of those mangas...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Achiyugo
March 1st, 2010, 9:44pm
First let it be said that I'm a guy who enjoys reading seinen and shounen manga and that I have very few shoujo and josei that interest me.
This is one of the few manga that can actually cross the genre barrier. I read it from start to finish and it was quite enjoyable and refreshing.

If you're a guy who can stand reading something without echiiness and action then I recommend this to you.
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Well....   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by Bubbles Pink
January 15th, 2010, 10:18pm
I read this series back in 2005, and I haven't picked it up again until this week, because I remember hating it when I finished it. I was 12 when I first read it, and I think the subjects were too heavy for me then. Now that I'm 16, I can appreciate more. But, I now understand why I hated it.

This series is.... well, I guess it's just OK. In the beginning, I really loved it! But, the author spent too much time focusing on the side characters. I like Kazuma, Tsubasa, Takefumi, and everyone, but they didn't need 5 books about them. I also thought she spent too much time on the Soichiro arc. I know it was important, but Yukino was barely in it.

Also,
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Yukino getting pregnant, and everyone being okay with it is just unbelievable. I also do not like their daughter getting with Asaba. That's just sick. Same thing with Maho and Takeshi. There are too many years in between them. And, there was too much drama, Almost every character in this book had problems, not just minor ones either. I mean, if most of Japan has these problems, then I'd be worried.


In the end, the series just left a bad taste in my mouth. I may not tell someone to read it, but if they asked me if they should read it, I wouldn't discourage them per say. The author had a really good idea, but she didn't execute it well.
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Its good   
Rating: 8.3 / 10.0
by John21
December 23rd, 2009, 8:07am
There is some realism here. It should have a psychological tag here as well for the manga. Some very deep stuff. Found it difficult to read it in one go. Its really good though but there are some things i can't accept in this manga, such as Asaba going out with his friendz daughter who is like 20 years or so younger than him. Thats too gross really. Other than that, the plot is totally unique and the art is above average.
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