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Complex (KIKUCHI Kumiko)  
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Rin is a tomboyish 14-year-old who lived with her grandpa in a small village out in the countryside. After her grandpa's death, Rin is obligated to leave her village to live with her mother in Tokyo. When she arrives, she discovers an amazing secret: her mother is not an office lady, but a famous model, Myu Suzuki!
After one night of reunion, Rin's mother leaves to follow some guy to an unknown foreign country without any notice other than a letter. Without any money to survive on, and the contract between Myu and the model company, what is Rin to do?


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Latest Release(s)
v.7 c.35 (end) by Esthétique over 10 years ago
v.7 c.34 by Esthétique over 10 years ago
v.7 c.33 by Esthétique over 10 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.4 / 10.0 (266 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.32 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 25th 2015, 10:30am PST



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Princess (Akita Shoten)

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not developed   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by shikonhana
June 23rd, 2007, 2:05pm
superficial story and characters. not recommended.
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by Aarana
June 4th, 2008, 11:55am
I didn't find anything wrong with the ending. When I read the reviews first, I was thinking the worst. Actually, I thought it was a fantastic ending. More realistic than alot of Shoujo's that are out there.

That being said, there is a bit of shallowness to the characters. You never quite get why a person is as they are, and questions that are raised just never seem to be answered. I read this in one sitting, and I found myself dragging through it. I felt like I read 35 empty chapters that are leaving me to wonder. Quite honestly, the ending is what saved what little sanity I had.

... Last updated on June 4th, 2008, 11:56am
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Yay for Modelling manga!   
Rating: 9.9 / 10.0
by Renesmee37
March 15th, 2011, 9:24am
Okay, I'm now going through my list of completed mangas and commenting all of the ones I thought were pretty great; this was one of them.

Although I wasn't a big fan of the main male protagonist for a while, I slowly grew to like his personality. I'd recommend it to any manga fan, seriously. Any bigrazz
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Mediocre at best...   
Rating: 5.5 / 10.0
by pokie
July 20th, 2007, 11:39pm
Like shikonhana stated, the story and character development maintains a superficial level but although I would catagorize this as a "fluff" story, I wouldn't say that it was a total waste of time to read it...
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Something is missing.   
Rating: N/A
by devioustrevor
January 29th, 2011, 4:35pm
Based on some of the thing's Rin's mother said at certain points it made it seem like there was some big secret about who was Rin's father, but then the manga ends without finding out the identity of Rin's father.
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Very nice manga   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by anoni
April 22nd, 2007, 1:00pm
Lovely story.....boring sometimes but lovley.
Its going to end soon but I will miss the characters....not my best one mangaka, the end a sweet shoujo story.
good to read.
See ya
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Rating: N/A
by love
May 16th, 2006, 5:50am
interesting storyline and fun to read. recommended for shoujo lover
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It was quite good   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by rajand
September 10th, 2014, 4:01pm
I ended up reading this by mistake. Someone had added this manga's chapters to a totally different manga on a site. Even tho the first chapter was derpy, I continued reading it.
Sometimes it made me hard to understand if the manga was mirrored or not. On some panels and pages, it would have seem the text bubbles went left to right.
There were also some missing pages from chapter 12, I believe, where Kyo was talking about his family in the hotel. Couldn't find them anywhere. Also some (quite the few actually) chapters had pages in a false order. Don't know if it was because of this or that, but some scenes seemed weird.
I'd love to reread this in the correct order and with all the missing pages. (If anyone has any info about this, please message me!)
Even tho it was quite jumpy, I liked it - otherwise I wouldn't have stayed up till 5am reading 19 chapters of it, oops. I do wish the ending would have gone a bit further. It seemed the ending was rushed like it was with Shiawase Kissa Sanchoume.
They didn't reveal the issue with Rin's father. Miyu almost made me scared few times that the boss might have been her father, but that was hopefully just me overthinking. Would have loved to see Rin grow out her hair atleast a bit.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Dragoness57
January 13th, 2008, 4:47am
i thought that it was actually pretty good. the plot was interesting enough to keep me going.. and not cliche enough to make me barf.

i just didn't like how the ending didn't explain everything.. but i guess open-ended isn't too bad either.
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thoroughly shoujo   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by PrincessVera
June 22nd, 2007, 1:49pm
Simple storyline. I don't like the "instant" success of the main character, and the plot twists are all very predictable as well. A very typical shoujo story with a typical shoujo ending, but still a very cheerful and innocent story.
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