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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 (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 Omari's Sister (1497d ago)
v.21 c.99-102 (end) by Slow and Dirty (3021d ago)
v.20 c.94-98 by Slow and Dirty (3111d 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 (1381 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.55 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 6th 2015, 2:41pm 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 #267 decreased(-43)
Monthly Pos #221 increased(+4)
3 Month Pos #221 decreased(-8)
6 Month Pos #195 decreased(-38)

List Stats
On 1311 reading lists
On 1394 wish lists
On 3421 completed lists
On 339 unfinished lists
On 581 custom lists

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Forum Posts
It has ended! (ending spoilers) 1505 days, 12 hours, 4 minutes ago
Kare Kano/His and Her Circumstances Returns in 1-Shot Manga 1599 days, 16 hours, 37 minutes ago

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Enlightening Love & Life   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Bermud
June 22nd, 2015, 5:31pm
After more than 10 years, this is still one of the best romance manga I've ever read - the only other one is "Honey & Clover". There is something very authentic, very humane from each character's struggles - not too hasty development, not too drastic "Deus ex Machina" solution. As cliché as it is, hearts are fragile things easily disturbed by anxiety, anger, regret. And neither condemnation nor avoidance can offer true peace, but time and sincere acceptance from others and themselves - to let go the past and move towards future. And I've also learn that's it true and very hard thing to do. I sympathize with the belief that trying to be perfect is the only path in life, the denial and anguish of his own imperfection, the desire and frustration of hiding true self and deceiving others; and rejoice with them being able to save each other's heart. This story is something to remember and borrow the courage.
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BRILLIANT!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Green Mylle
June 14th, 2015, 2:05am
I've watched the anime a lot back then when I was in grade school, it was so funny and cute so I decided to read the manga. I didn't like it at first since the anime one was lighter than the manga. Then rereading it again was a fulfillment.

Like now I've read it again and I still love it!

All the drama, all the characters! It's like Fruits Basket in a way how the ending had the best closure. It was solid.
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The absolute best romance manga over 10 volumes   
Rating: N/A
by jeffreymgibson
April 26th, 2015, 5:59pm
Most romance manga that last more than a few volumes are filled with pointless over the top drama, and misunderstanding after misunderstanding. They also become very repetitious and frustrating after a while. Kare Kano is different on so many levels. Neither of the main protagonist are your typical cookie cutter characters. They actually say whats on their minds for the most part and they just don't assume what the other is thinking. It reads quickly and doesn't at all feel like 21 volumes at all. This is one of my absolute favorite romance manga of all time. The ending is not rushed and leave you with plenty of closure unlike so many others. If you decide to give this a try, read at least 3 volumes before forming any opinions.
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read up to ch 42   
Rating: N/A
by shiro_kuro
January 15th, 2015, 5:32pm
i really wanted to like this manga, but after a while i just grew tired of it. it's slow, meandering, and heavy-handed. i don't really know how this manga got the praise it garnered.
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I tell you, that was GREAT   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by berf
September 11th, 2014, 3:05pm
It was emotional, it was cute, and (maybe it was just for me but) sometimes scary..
Guys thats my first time commenting but I've read way too much shoujo mangas so I can recommend it at ease just dont think even for a sec. The author took a very different subject to start so I gurantee you that you will like it immediately
It does teach you lessons without making you bleak. But I guess I have to admit that it doesnt make you be like "wow" etc. well just read and see for yourselves.Also you will see interesting characters into friendships and lotsa cute couples
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very well done   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by rockerpunk
August 2nd, 2014, 10:11pm
really good. emotional. extremely well done. sometimes an arc takes a chapter or 2 more than it should've but honestly one of the best I've read. ties together really well.
i got really hyped up in the middle when a blurb for the next volume made me assume somethings but very satisfying manga
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i loved loved loved the fact that unlike typical shojo where the bulk of the manga focuses on the characters intimacy, it takes care of that pretty easily and early on and focuses on the much meatier emotional issues. second to none in this respect. purely epic.
there is the fantasy element to it that so much that a person has gone through can be saved by that one person. never been interested in girls and then you see her and it's love at first sight? well arima did have asaba but miyazawa essentially saved him...similar to their kid loving asaba before "she was even born" and him knowing that they were going to have a daughter
it's dark and surprising. and it ties itself up with a little bow all perfect in the end, which i generally love i.e. supremely happy ending because of & after much hardship...a little too perfect maybe? i mean if you're LOOKING for a flaw that would be it...that and the length.


... Last updated on August 2nd, 2014, 10:13pm
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Bests shoujo/psychological manga for me   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Stickerhappy04
May 17th, 2014, 4:06am
The premise of two-faced characters has always fascinated me. When I started following through the lives of Yukino and Arima, I was amazed at how naturally the author revealed the personal flaws which they try to conceal. I'm glad that the author explored the psychological side to them being two-faced instead. It made this manga have an insightful twist that very few shoujo mangas possess. The supporting characters were all relatable too; I rooted for all of them throughout the series.

For those who are looking for romance stories in a slice of life backdrop but with enough dramatic elements, Kare Kano is for you. Love stories and friendships here are presented in a realistic way. As the manga lets you explore what is going through the characters' minds, you begin to feel like they are also your friends.
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Antithesis to what I hate in manga. Romance manga in particular.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Glad-kun
February 28th, 2014, 8:55pm
The more I read and find faults in other manga, the more I LOVE Karekano. It doesn't have the tropes I dislike in manga. There are none here.
Usually a manga has some sort of a balance between having great characters, character development, chemistry between characters, plot or atmosphere. KareKano delivers almost everything.
The narrative is somewhat in the middle between manga and heavily pictured novel. Doesn't maintain that great of a balance in the beginning, but when it finally finds that balance it becomes more than amazing.
The main characters are strong enough to carry the manga and they do, but they also get an amazing support cast. So much space to play with character chemistry and development and the manga does just this.
It plays around with lighter and darker themes, silly and serious tone very well. Not without some problems with keeping the balance, but this is were the other aspects come to save it.
It sets up the proper plot part in the first half and delivers in the second.
With novel-like qualities in the manga form, it some times packs in too much of the text and the text itself can become a bit cheesy, some of it because of translation.
The interlude/sidestory in the middle lacks a bit of push to be as great as the rest of KareKano.
With the amount of information packed, it's very good pick for reading multiple times. I would say that, to see all of what it has, it has to be read multiple times.
And more that anything, IT IS SATISFYING! It's a bit rare. Manga usually fail at endings or wrapping thing up or drag out things too much, but this ends with a great feeling of "YES! This is how it should be!"
Even with some faults, I can't give it any other rating besides 10, because this is not objective. Besides being great, it hits me hard enough to disregard its fault and confidently give it the highest score and a "MUSTREAD".

... Last updated on February 28th, 2014, 9:00pm
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uniquely realistic   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
January 29th, 2014, 6:39pm
I love how mature the main characters are in this series. Their character development from vain and apathetic to happy people is done really well. kudos to the author for the masterpiece, seriously!
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Good character development   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Sogno
January 15th, 2014, 10:32am
It's a solid story from start to finish. The characters are not the same in the end as they were in the beginning. They change, progress, and learn. That's not seen often in shoujo.

There's comedy, but it does have really dark moments, especially in the second half of the story. It loses some of its initial childish charm, but that makes the ending much more enjoyable to read.

The only beef I have for this story is one particularly long arc that had to do with side characters. But I believe that's more personal than anything; many readers like to know about secondary characters. Well there was also that Twilight-esque vibe there at the very end haha... but it's not all that bad, just a warning.

The art isn't a problem for me; I rarely read a manga for its art.

The story is good, and if that's what you are looking for, then give this a go. You won't regret it.
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