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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
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Eternal Blue

Latest Release(s)
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Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (1197 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.55 / 10.0
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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)

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Excellent romance and josei series   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by niteangel
December 22nd, 2010, 11:50am
As a romance, this is as good as it gets. In shojo, usually the girl gets only one amazing kiss or a confession but everything after that, I feel nothing. In Kimi Wa Pet, there were many moments, one after the other, where my body tenses up and feel that rush. Additionally, now that I've grown up from shojo, I was looking for more realistic romances with a sexual side, and here, it's done masterfully well, perfect amount, without being vulgar, perfect for a female audience.

I really fell in love with the characters, even the "evil" ones by the end. I especially love Sumire, realistic and relatable with insecurities, desires, etc. I love how Sumire is independent and career-driven, looking for the balance between work and a love life: a very modern scenario. This woman has a better education, higher salary, is taller, than most men. What do you do, in a world where some men are insecure about successful women? Once you do find the guy who is more successful than you, do you give up everything your worked for to become a housewife? This is why this manga is great, addressing these social issues, that exist not only in Japanese, but I see in American society. A breath of fresh air.

Ascetically-pleasing work, characters are beautifully drawn, to reflect their personality and emotions. Of course, the pet-master relationship is up in the clouds, but the way the author portrayed it, like great fiction, it feels real. The ending is amazing. That's all just frosting to all the romantic moments, that the reader would feel. Two thumbs up.

... Last updated on December 22nd, 2010, 11:58am
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by workshyslacker
December 21st, 2010, 5:56pm
.. but I didn't enjoy it.

It's one of those mangas that dealt with the theme of relationships in a generally mature way (there were no villains or heroes and the characters were complex) but I never warmed to it. Sumire was just weak IMO. Despite being a successful career woman she could never voice her emotions or be her real self even though she was contemplating a lifelong commitment to Hasumi. And her inactive passivity meant she was just stringing along all the other characters' development and progress. "Momo" as a male lead was slightly distasteful. His attitude towards other woman was manipulative although his saving grace was he doted on Sumire. The relationship between them was initally comedic but the master/pet relationship was borderline creepy at times. I never really understood what motivated these characters into this wierd psychological behaviour.

The art was scruffy, disorganised and scratchy, and I wasn't drawn into it; it was a waste of a visual medium which could've been used more eloquently to convey emotions and plot in order to draw the reader in. I've seen better art in other manga. Towards the end the story just meandered with unnecessary subplots and I got bored.

So generally;

1) Too long
2) Flat, slightly unsympathetic characters
3) Boring towards the end
4) Poor art

Read if you're killing time...or wondering how this manga won an award. I think its like one of those oscar-winning films that you'd rather catch on DVD to see what the fuss was about.

... Last updated on December 21st, 2010, 6:18pm
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Charis
December 20th, 2010, 10:09am
I was really hesitant in reading this manga when searching for a manga to read during my holidays. But surprise, it was actually pretty good. Probably one of the best josei manga I've read in a while. I particularly like the last chapter, it was sooo cute!

Probably one of the problems with this manga is that it was too long. I think about half way throught the manga everything just gets soo dull (that is if read it continuously) that you don't even have to read the text and you can get what's going on. But the ending kind of made the whole series worth reading. lol
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by chibit_tan013
November 15th, 2010, 8:20pm
I don't normally like josei (I like more bloody, gory stuff), but this has that cute charm to it that sets it apart from others. You really were almost left guessing until the end, with a great plot and characters with actual depth to them. Sure, Sumire and Momo's "pet-master" relationship is found pretty much nowhere in modern society, but it is the only unrealistic thing about the whole series, really. The only problem I have is that the mangaka really stretched the plot out as much as possible, adding unnecessary obstacles and side stories to an otherwise well constructed plot.

It's cute, clever, original, and one of the best manga I've read all year.

... Last updated on November 15th, 2010, 8:22pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by beansappears
June 28th, 2010, 12:01am
I've just started reading it, and I'm only on chapter 2, but I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! It really is an award-winning manga for a reason. So so good! And can I just say that the art is is wonderful, best I've read.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by LovelyCookie
May 27th, 2010, 10:04pm
Best manga I've read in ages! The flow of the story is very natural and smooth, the characters are very lovable and overall, it's just one amazing story that can be enjoyed no matter what's your genre of preference because it has something for everyone. This mangaka has greatly impressed me.

... Last updated on August 8th, 2011, 12:38am
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This Hits the Spot   
Rating: N/A
by shojojunkie
May 4th, 2010, 10:04am
I was looking for a manga with a strong but secretly insecure female lead, and this is it! It's awesome. The romance development is just right, and the bittersweet scenes are played out so beautifully. It's no wonder this manga gets so much attention and gets recommended frequently. Must-read!
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Loved it...   
Rating: N/A
by Da Red One
February 27th, 2010, 7:18pm
I was a little wary about reading this one so i had it on my waiting list for years....then off chance [should have been writing my term paper] i picked it up....and i was hooked...i fell hard for the was funny and sweet...worth the read...Sumire was lethal at some parts...and Momo was like a leash kid in a candy store, he sees the candy and wants to start pigging out, but Mama happens to have a firm grip on the leash... even the side characters were really well developed and cool (dumb word)...I want more but...then again no i don' ended just like it was meant i'm debating on whether i wanna go sniff out the drama...[depends on what grade i want on my Term Paper...] but all in all a good read....
Spoiler (highlight to view)
could not stop laughing when Sumire went to meet Takeshi's (Momo) sisters and she went through the whole "take care of me" speech only to realize she was still wearing slippers from the hotel...well the look on her face was priceless...and she fainted about five times...and i wonder what Yuri's husband looked like...and at least her ex...What's his face got a somewhat happy ending to...he hooked up with his pet too...and their son is a cutie...but "Sakura"...really, i get how Sumire meant violet...but come on!
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Just be yourself.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Lillian
February 4th, 2010, 10:53am
This manga is wonderful.

It shows how relationships can break and nobody is really at fault.
It shows how people mask their own personality in front of other people to look better in front of them.
It shows that pets never get shown masks but always the true self of a person.

Of course to come to that result you need to read a lot of volumes, about 12-13. The development to that point is slow and added with side stories of other characters that don't necessarily are part of this path. Volume 14 shows how it progresses in the future for most of the involved people. So this manga is not a long dragged story with everything resolved in the last 2 chapters.
Spoiler (highlight to view)
The main character is the female reporter Sumire. She finds a runaway boy in a box outside of her apartment. She wouldn't allow a stranger living with her unless it's a harmless pet. And thus the boy Takashi becomes Momo, the dog.
Having a human pet may sound pretty silly but the story is not silly at all. And all dirty minded will be disappointed.

Sumire shows a strong, strict and tough image of herself to the outside. She's top in her job and does everything very professional. That also gives her a unapproachable appearance among her colleagues.

Hasumi (male role #2), an upperclassman from old college days, has always been interested in her and vice versa. So it doesn't take long until both start dating. And he's a cool dude too - wish his side was better shown and presented.

Sumire wants to keep up her perfect image and restrains herself from showing her weaknesses and flaws to him. That works well and he falls more and more for her.

That brings trouble to her inner balance.
In secret she smokes, plays video games and can become all teary suddenly. Those are the sides that Momo does know very well. As the understanding petdog it's his task to listen and comfort.

However, Momo soon will have troubles too because he slowly falls for her. But since he also respects Hasumi and because of certain other circumstances he keeps that to himself.

So who will get her at the end? ^^

I don't know whether Sumire actually realized at the end that her own forced image in front of her boyfriend Hasumi was the reason that gave this relationship no chance from the beginning. The bond between the two would be much stronger otherwise, just like to Momo/Takeshi.

Takeshi on the other hand, as in the petrole, was presented her very self right from the beginning and thus had already an advantage over any other man.

The ironical thing is that Hasumi actually still had a clumsy and naive girl image of her in his mind. Taking that he surely wouldn't mind the faults she desperately tried to hide from him and wouldn't just still love her, he'd love her even more knowing all about her. After all she is a lovable person.
Those two would be a great couple if just Sumire hadn't hidden half of her personality.

That's the arching thing about this story.
Such chances that get missed because you stand yourself in the way happen often in real life. Sad, isnt it?
Also in a relationship you want to be accepted as your very self, but then you actually should show it.

It's the message of the manga, at least that's what I took from it.

Be yourself.

So why did I rate it 8? Well it's the length. 7 volumes would be enough, but all those extra chars and stories weren't necessary and just dragged it out. I was dieing to know what will happen between Momo and Sumire and didn't want to know about her colleagues at all.
However, now I'm sad that it's over and I won't read anything new about the people there. Well except for Takeshi's cameo appearance in Kiss & Never Cry.

Sumire's bigger sister, who never shows emotions on her face, surely would deserve a manga for herself, seems pretty interesting. LOL.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by 9redrain
December 22nd, 2009, 7:03pm
- realistic characters
- adorable story
- well developed, well planed characters and plot
- multi-dimensional issues consist of romance, work, gender, friendship, decision making, family, age (and pet?)
- enjoyable comedy (why did the mangaka name one of her main charater Gouda Takeshi?? it's hilariously funny)

a perfect josei!

Spoiler (highlight to view)
i do really hate the idea of cheating.. but what happen to Hasumi-sempai is somehow understandable. (And i do really happy for the plot, it opens way for sumire x momo :)) As for shiori, i don't like this bitchy-slutty woman at first, but in the end i kinda sympathize her, this woman is only miserably looking for love she's never got before in her chaotic life and family, and i do think she really loves Hasumi from deep down her heart. I think Sumire's got more, there's nothing to lose if she release others. And hasumi too, already has (at least more) perfect life (than shiori). There's nothing wrong if he shares his happiness to other who need it. The concept of mutual need, giving and sharing when you have more and lack any, are what i like about this manga.
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