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Nanoka no Kare  
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First confession in life. but to see the face only a moment after confession!? calm and deep love story is about to begin.
Nanoka's friends are only interested in boys, leaving Nanoka feeling alone and left out. The truth is, she had a boyfriend before, but was left so heartbroken by his lies that she's not interested in dating anymore. That's what she thought, until an overheard conversation moves her so much that she ends up suddenly confessing to a boy that she's never even seen!


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Associated Names
菜の花の彼 ─ナノカノカレ─
นาโนกะกับรักสุดห้ามใจ (Thai)
나노카의 그이
Ein Freund für Nanoka - Nanokanokare
Nanohana no kare

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14 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 7.5 / 10.0 (118 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.32 / 10.0
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August 4th 2017, 7:05am PST



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stopped at chapter 9   
Rating: N/A
by Poopee6
March 4th, 2017, 3:29pm
i could tell this manga was about to get really annoying with your typical crybaby, can't-do-anything by herself female lead so i stopped myself from getting a major headache then came here and read all these reviews that basically just proved i saved myself..LOL
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At this point it's ticking all the a bad way.   
Rating: N/A
by WShin
February 8th, 2017, 10:18pm
Like all other comments overdramatic, only reason I'm reading it is for wangst and to see how ridiculous it gets. Let's see, overblown misunderstandings, amnesia...what's next, terminal illness?

If it ends the manga faster, I'm all for it. Don't count on this to be the next R and J.
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Your very definition of MELODRAMA   
Rating: N/A
by Green Mylle
December 11th, 2016, 1:51pm
There is good drama and bad drama. Then there's "I don't know how to end this story so I'll just smash some drama right after another one over and over again." It's ridiculous.
One misunderstanding can lead to another yes, but atleast solve it logically...

Imma go read Bokura Ga Ita instead, that one is DRAMA but has actual conlusion, development, nice build up, and it connects.

Nanoka no Kare is a story that tries waaay too hard.
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Think twice, read reviews.   
Rating: N/A
by ChildofSecrets
July 3rd, 2016, 7:34am
Nope goodbye outta here see ya. I've been on one too many dramatic rodeos and I'm jumping off this horse.

Like everyone else has said, the first 8 chapters were lovely and refreshing. Such nice sweet characters who had the maturity and hearts of saints. But then I read to chapter 11 (the beginning of the end). I tried to reassure myself things were going to be okay by reading these reviews, but I was shockingly wrong.. Because several reviews have all said the exact same thing about its overly dramatized spiral of misunderstandings, reading 50 more chapters to see it for myself would only drown me in my own tears. Very sad that I can't bring myself to read anymore of this, I saw a lot of potential.

Save yourself, jump ship or don't board at all.

... Last updated on July 3rd, 2016, 7:36am
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intensity level 10 but story? not so much.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by noticing
April 10th, 2016, 8:14pm
So far I've read up to 8 volumes of this. I feel like the author is trying to make a problem into a much more dramatic issue, which is a problem that is not that serious to begin with and ending up resolved very fast. The problem itself is presented to the audience, the drama keeps snowballing with misunderstandings etc, and it is resolved. This process is so extra and ridiculous. I already know the author and the writer is different but I want to point out that this is like the anxious first love sometimes not going to great type of issue from Toumori's Hatsukare ADDED with the intense rising action dramatic moments from Akuma to Love Song, except what's happening is literally NOT THAT INTENSE as they present it to be. I always think that good mangas are able to hold the intensity it is presenting in the story, but this was not one of those. The art is not that special, I feel like Toumori has not put in her all in this one like there was no usual wow factor in the art although she is one of my favorite manga artist.

Aside from all this, the characters are very shallow, not developed much at all. Very one dimensional, except the main female lead Nanoka. I disagree that she's weak, I think she has developed much over the chapters. She is reserved, kept to herself. She is constantly reaching to fix things and she's very human and down to earth. The main male lead Hayata's development was okay. Sometimes I feel like it's actually going somewhere, but sometimes I just give up on it. Takato is developed, but I feel as if the author is focusing on him too much. He is my second favorite character in this manga. It's not because I don't like him, but because he is not as big of an obstacle as they, I mean both main couple and the author, are trying to make him out to be. There's not enough going on with him half of the time to have him in so many chapter cover and chapters making an unuseful and unnecessary appearances. I feel like he's just "there" to be "there", you know? That's the same with the dramaticness of this manga.
The rest of the characters are just poorly developed, no comment on that because it's pretty self explanatory once you read it.

... Last updated on April 10th, 2016, 8:27pm
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Starts good, but becomes just another shoujo cliche very fast   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by niknetniko
December 21st, 2015, 2:47pm
It starts out really good! The main heroin speaks her mind and isn't some helpless shivering puppy that needs help all the time. The main guy isn't some jerk, and is really nice and mature even though he is younger.

But then, surprise surprise, the main heroin's ex appears, is really handsome (of course /s) and forces a kiss on her. This is cliche, but still acceptable.

Now, the reason the main guy broke up with his previous girlfriend is because she was cheating on him. Naturally, what do we do if someone harasses us and our partner is sensitive to infidelity-related things? We keep it a secret from him, of course. (/s)

From there on out, the ex, who is obsessed with her, keeps popping up at all the right moments, when she then finally is together with her boyfriend, she keeps comparing everything to her ex.

In the end it's another cliche shoujo manga where a lot of needless and stupid drama is created because the characters are not able to open their mouth and talk. The obviously never heard of a thing called communication in a relationship.

It's still one of the better cliche shoujo manga out there. If this is your thing, you'll like this one.

The manga still had a lot of potential, but with every chapter that comes out in the wrong direction, this potential decreases, and right now I'm not sure if it is still able to become something more than a cliche.

Note: this review is up to chapter 52. If I read the rest, I'll update the review accordingly.
(Sorry for the rant, I'm just frustrated, because the first 8 chapters or so where really good)

... Last updated on April 26th, 2016, 12:37pm
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My opinion on this manga...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by ngeixinyun
November 21st, 2015, 10:30pm
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]At first I didn't expect this manga to be good, I noticed this manga when its already on 41 chapter.. i spent the whole day reading all of them, and this is my conclusion. Hayata is a very warm guy but I like Takato more.. why? because he shows a lot of expressions and feelings which is very interesting, what i mean is he did struggled a lot on managing his feelings.. the typical 'Im not saying what I'm actually feeling'-type (at first).. but let us put ourselves in Nanoka's shoes, will u like this type of ex boyfriend? I mean Takato is quite obssesive towards Nanoka.. And everytime he will grab ur hand so hard and what he said will hurt u a lot.. Seriously, I can understand why Nanoka is very afraid of him and then she decided to ran away from Takato. Their first love is pure but Takato made a mistake, if he choose to explain why he told his friend that he already kissed Nanoka instead of threatening her to kiss, I think the situation they are facing now will be completely different. Since the 2nd volume is out, Im getting stressed by seeing Takato looking sadly at Nanoka and Nanoka is disturbed by the guy who has the same voice as Hayata.. haha its quite ironic, because the reason Nanoka fall in love with Hayata is because of his voice .... If I'm not mistaken, eventually Nanoka will stay with Takato again? and that will took a very long time =.=

Sry for my broken english >.<
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Went from great to crazy   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Melrakki
October 4th, 2015, 3:22pm
I really liked this manga for like the first half of it. But I really didn't expect it to become so insanely dramatic. In the beginning I thought it would just solely focus on the two's relationship; which I would have liked. But now it's gotten into a dramatic-nobody-can-be-happy loop due to a crazy character. It had a lot of potential, but now it's becoming ridiculous.
I hope it can be redeemed, but I'm not so sure anymore.

... Last updated on October 4th, 2015, 3:23pm
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Getting Annoying   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by great_k
June 28th, 2015, 12:57pm
Started out nicely.
Nanoka and Hayata are cute together.
But Nanoka is always flash-backing about her old boyfriend every few pages. She thinks more about her old relationship than her new one.
Hayata obliviously picks up on this through Nanoka's expressions and body language and eventually learns the truth little by little.
Frankly speaking Nanoka is no good for Hayata as she cannot focus on him and keeps hurting him emotionally.
What irks me the most is public opinion, i.e. Hayata is boring coz he is not a seductive playboy and Takato is exciting.
Besides the early chapters this manga has been a train wreck to so far from the RAWS,
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Better than I thought, but still mediocre at best.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Baniita
April 20th, 2015, 1:21pm
I scoffed at the synopsis until a friend talked about really liking Takato, so I picked it up.
The story isn't good. It's full of not-so-well pulled off cliches, and in the end the main plot, like always, is based on a misunderstanding that could be easily resolved by an explanation, but isn't (or I guess not until the end? Manga's still ongoing) The writing isn't good (mostly, there are some good parts), but they do explore areas that aren't often done. (i.e. older female highschooler x middle schooler guy, they both have exes, etc, but the thing about asking him out before even getting to know him, just because "he isn't like other guys" as if he's the only one who would think/do such things, is completely ridiculous. It's no different from a guy making a girl and exception because "she's not like other girls" yeah no)
Takato is an interesting character, albeit a horrible person. I forgave him more easily around c30 or so. His character development is rather decent. His parts were more interesting to read, but he can say some extremely aggravating things before
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he realizes how wrong he was. He still needs to apologize. He's not Fuwa Shou. He can't get away with forcing a kiss on a girl in such a creepy way and without apologizing.
Nanoka's gorgeous, can be strong (emotionally) and not so much at times, but she tries her best. She fixes most of her communication/personality problems quickly in the beginning, which weren't much to begin with. I can't say she develops that much as a character, rather than that her circumstances changed. She has no real flaws, and if someone called her a Mary Sue, I'd have a difficult time arguing that. Still, for most of the series, I liked her best out of all the characters. Which isn't saying much, because all the characters were rather weak (as in not very well-constructed). Her denseness can be irritating at times, as well. By the way, clumsy girls aren't as cute as people think they are. Speak to my legs covered in scars and bruises. Falling three times on the way to the airport, having a suitcase fall down a long flight of stairs, and then getting a black eye from accidentally socking yourself in the cheek with the seat arm--all in one day? It's not fun, and definitely not pretty. :T
Hayata has some great expressions (and some not-so-great, but that's only because some of those remind me of Makoto, which pisses me off)--he's rather too perfect? I mean yeah, he has some flaws, but no real flaws. He's great, but let's face it--he's boring. We look at his dazzling expression, get entranced, and then 10 minutes later we forget about him. That's the sort of character he is.
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Well, it was obvious he was endgame from the beginning.
The way his jealousy was played out was cliche and tiresome.
Kensuke is too convenient of a character. It's obvious and distracting.

I have to say, though, that this manga did manage to catch me off guard at times. There were moments I actually did not expect, that were technically still cliche, but cliche with a spin. Those parts, which were usually Takato's, were the most interesting to me.

Was it worth the read? Ehh. It's ok. I wouldn't read it unless you're bored and have nothing better to do. Also, if you like the legit nice guys. This wasn't for me, since I usually prefer darker relationship dynamics. At the very least, the endgame so far is being done a lot better than Hirunaka no Ryuusei did theirs.
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