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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 (2876d ago)
v.7 c.36 by village_status (2981d ago)
v.7 c.35 by village_status (3010d ago)
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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 (1212 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)

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Monthly Pos #459 decreased(-24)
3 Month Pos #383 decreased(-11)
6 Month Pos #359 increased(+19)

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a few questions 1484 days, 23 hours, 58 minutes ago
male readers 1485 days, 21 hours, 26 minutes ago
Okay, so... [possible spoilers] 1523 days, 0 hours, 2 minutes ago
Scene in "Kimi wa pet" 2039 days, 11 hours, 41 minutes ago
Kimi wa Pet/Tramps Like Us Manga Gets Korean Film 2395 days, 14 hours, 40 minutes ago

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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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Rating: N/A
by shojofrik
December 19th, 2009, 8:28am
I've posted up many comments about manga's and they are usually pretty bad, I guess I have my own reading standards or just that I found this AWESOME masterpiece that I had compared to everything I read these days which may be unfair. But, Kimi wa pet got an average from me, the manga is lovely I love this type of contemporary modern manga art I simply love it. And I really love the female dominance and the character of Sumire the Ice beauty who strives to keep up her image. Kimi wa pet is a sweet sort of comedy but unfortunately I didn't get to finish it because I thought it wasn't worth reading till the end, I stopped reading it at volume 5. But this is just my opinion alone, for those who actually liked it good for you.

love, shojofrik x
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Kimi wa pet   
Rating: N/A
by Skaro
December 7th, 2009, 10:38pm
This is probably the best manga I have read in the last 5 or 6 months (I read A LOT of mangas). The art is lovely, specially when dealing with the complex shapes the body takes when doing modern dancing. Even though it has its clichés here and there it's not one of those mangas that are completely predictable and therefore boring.

The story is not entirely realistic (I don't know a single person that would take a human pet in) but you kind of overlook those little unrealistic bits and thoroughly enjoy the story. On the other hand, the sadness, the desperation, the loneliness, all these (and many other) strong human emotions are depicted in a most realistic way; I have been in several situations like the ones that take place in the manga and felt exactly the same way the characters did.

I absolutely recommend it and (unlike many people here) don't think the ending was rushed, it took the necessary time to develop and wrap up everything nicely.
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Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by John21
November 14th, 2009, 11:55pm
Really dis manga is soo original, not many cliches except da ending which wasnt that good. There were some really great moments in dis manga. Dre were sum chapters tho which felt like fillers or like not connected to the overall plot here. Sometimes author tries to be too smart and dat ruins things, but otherwise da concept is good, and drez not really any smut here which is good. The realtionship between Momo and Sumire is soo unique, funny and refreshing and was the real highlight of dis story!!
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Surprised me.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by blackrosevirus
November 2nd, 2009, 8:18pm
I've been putting off this manga forever and I finally gave in and started reading it. I must say, I'm totally surprised. I love it. I love how it deals with sexism in everyday life, especially the work place. Something I can totally relate to. I haven't finished yet, but I felt like reviewing.
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Love it! but...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by batmans_lair
October 16th, 2009, 10:03pm
Great series, the drawings are so nice and the characters have personality. For me the end though was left so much want for more.
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josei <3   
Rating: N/A
by cherrykookie
September 25th, 2009, 11:20am
I watched the drama of this a few years ago, and i thought it was okay. Then i heard it was a manga but when i checked it out i thought it looked cheeky. Few years later on a whim i decided to read it. The drawings bugged me like other readers, but as you read on, the artwork grows on you and you understand how to appreciate it.
Kimi wa pet is a great josei manga, with lovely characters. I especially loved Sumire and Momo, as they are very realistic. It made me laugh,cry,smile and feel anger. A very in depth realistic and beautiful manga. The only problem i had with it is that it gets draggy at a point, moving at an extreme slow pace and then the mangaka jampacks everything into the last volume! i wish she would have evened out her pace more so the ending could have a natural sort of ruined the beauty of the manga with having a rushed and cliche (bit) ending.

... Last updated on April 3rd, 2011, 1:48am
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Pure Satisfaction   
Rating: N/A
by iitzHans
August 5th, 2009, 1:56am
Long ago, a person (not me of course) happened to adore Matsumoto Jun. This person (not me) went to watch every single dorama (j-drama) he starred in and happened to land on the series called Kimi Wa Petto. Oh man. That person became addicted to the series, watching it nonstop for an entire 2 days without sleep. After it ended, that person found of that "GASP. IT WAS ORIGINALLY A MANGA?!". The person ravished Google and scoured the depths of the internets to read Kimi Wa Petto. That person thinks that Kimi Wa Pet (also known as Kimi wa Petto) was the best josei manga that the person has read.
But of course, that person is not me. After all, no one would be dumb to watch Kimi Wa Petto for 2 days straight and go hunting in 5 different bookstores to read it in book format... Right?
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Dragonfiremule
July 23rd, 2009, 10:09pm
Sumire is defiantly one of the most realistic characters I have ever come across. This might just because I have almost the same personality she does, and my defense system is the same, but yeah.

I didn't try this for the longest time because it sounded perverted, which I wouldn't really mind, but I just didn't feel like reading this type. Then, I was super bored, and had it recommended to me. I was very glad I picked it up.

The art is really nice, and the characters all very human and realistic. I defiantly recommend it.
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