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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
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 (1027d ago)
v.21 c.99-102 (end) by Slow and Dirty (2551d ago)
v.20 c.94-98 by Slow and Dirty (2641d 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 (1297 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.56 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 3rd 2014, 5:23pm 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 #181 decreased(-21)
Monthly Pos #98 increased(+5)
3 Month Pos #103 increased(+2)
6 Month Pos #98 increased(+4)

List Stats
On 1236 reading lists
On 1292 wish lists
On 3184 completed lists
On 324 unfinished lists
On 516 custom lists

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Forum Posts
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Kare Kano/His and Her Circumstances Returns in 1-Shot Manga 1129 days, 5 hours, 53 minutes ago

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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 ultimate.dreamer
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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Super funny at times, love it!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by evinrud3005
January 7th, 2014, 2:10pm
I think the best character is the little brother Kano!!! HAHAHA! He could crack me open sometimes! I loved the humour throughout the manga!
Good laugh, good story, and a good lengths! Just perfect for me!
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Not a ten   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by marunero
December 22nd, 2013, 3:11pm
It was amazing it the beginning as a heart-warming romcom. I watched the Gainax anime forever ago and wanted to read more of the story since the anime sucked in the second half. Well, I'll just summarize what happens in the latter parts of the series after the happy slice-of-life stories in one word, angst. It's all about how Arima is the world's biggest emo kid. I know, he has gone through a lot, but does it really take that long to reach a resolution? I didn't particularly like Tsubasa's story either, I feel like she never did or said anything that was mature throughout the series. In the end, she just relied on her family... It was disappointing especially because everything was so predictable after a certain point. I really liked Miyazawa, but her character seemed to have been subdued in favor of portraying other characters. It felt like she was just a supporting character. Finally, the ending was...well, you could have just read Twilight to reach the same conclusion, that's all I've got to say. Arima's story was just too unrealistic that I got tired. As 10 signifies a perfect series, I cannot give this a ten, judge me.

... Last updated on December 22nd, 2013, 3:13pm
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BRILLIANT!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Rebekahs5
September 16th, 2013, 10:15pm
All I can say is read it, you will not regret it at all! The ending is perfect and it shows each characters personality and story. There was no nasty bullying or overlly irritating character. You also get to see some of their adult life, which in most manga it is rare to see. By far one of the best I have ever read! <3 10/10 *****

... Last updated on September 29th, 2013, 4:19am
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I've begun to understand   
Rating: N/A
by Ariaofthesong
June 14th, 2013, 4:32am
Sounds like I'm gushing with praise, but I'm not. Kare Kano has some faults (I.E its artwork in the beginning (but she was just starting out), and poor Asaba etc....) The reason its may be my favorite is much deeper.

You wont truly be able to understand how amazing the whole story is unless you've been dead inside, if you've ever felt emptiness before, or a deep loneliness so intense that you can't even cry out for help. When I look at Arima, its painful because I see myself in him. I understand his reasoning and his pain. (Yeah, this is a piece of fiction, but the author conveyed it with extreme realism, so I can't help but feel that she too has felt those feelings.) That is what makes it amazing. It made me realize that I myself was like Arima and his real father. I put up this front and hid what was really in my heart. It reminded me that I tried so desperately not to show people that I was wounded, that I was unable to accept others into my heart. That I'd been unbearbly lonely without even noticing it. Even as I'm writing this, I'm struggling and it hurts, but I want people to know how much this manga made me feel, how much I'd begun to see.... Its amazing.

Back to the story, in the end, even though there is this darkness, with the help of the people that loved him, Arima was able to escape his past and his pain. For me, a person who is still suffering, its like a beacon of hope. I loved the Reiji arc. It showed us that Reiji (Arima's father) was actually a good guy and that his twisted actions were meant to be helpful. I felt so sad about him that I wished that he and Arima would become closer (which was never mentioned in the end.)

I suggest that if you battle with depression and have feelings of hopelessness. If you've been abused, or hurt deeply, that you read this. It will awaken something inside you, I promise.

... Last updated on June 14th, 2013, 4:37am
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Very appealing   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jurippe
January 26th, 2013, 10:55am
Kare Kano is a story that tackles about romance, friendship & traumatic pasts. It's not your typical shoujo that after the main characters professed their undying love with each other, they'll have endless trials that includes love rivals / antagonists that will do anything to tear their love apart. This one is different. This manga have realistic characters with good & bad sides, that you'll see their personalities grow as time goes by in the manga. Moreover the author knows how to put a twist on every scenarios and unlike other stories, the premise is getting more & more complex and intense as the story progresses. But Even though there are many conflicts, it will be resolved first by the author before she introduces another one.


    Kare Kano is a real shoujo gem because It will make you feel many different emotions. The story is romantic, funny, dramatic, intense & dark. If you love all those themes, Please try this one. You'll be putting the manga on your top list after you read it, like I did.

... Last updated on January 26th, 2013, 11:53am
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Good at first   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Elara
December 31st, 2012, 12:09am
I really, really liked the main characters in this, their story was just.. wonderful, really. The whole thing was pretty good actually. Knocked off a few points for spoiler.

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Except for any and all parts about tsubasa and kazuma. I'm really not into that type of thing, and honestly, IMO, that kind of ... "twist" if you will, is horribly over used in japan, and I'm tired of it.


... Last updated on December 31st, 2012, 12:10am
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hmph~   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Ginny
July 30th, 2012, 8:25am
It wasn't bad. It was actually good. It just didn't end the way I wanted. I mostly and rather read angst in yaoi, but it was okay here too.

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I don't know. It bugged me that she got pregnant in high school. I don't agree with implied paring with Sakura and Asanda. Arima past was concentrated on a little to much. I didn't like the way is was handled either. The time progression and the story's was a little off balanced. These are minor fault that are based on my perspective. It was very enjoyable, but could be better.


... Last updated on July 30th, 2012, 8:26am
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