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He seduces girls, gets them and then dumps them. He specializes in the one-night-stand. He has no interest in love or romance. Dating someone would be a pain. This terrible guy, Hanada Shintarou, is nevertheless, extremely popular. But then he meets a girl who might just be the one who can change him and his low opinion of women. The only problem is that she despises him!


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Dragon Voice Project

Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.41 (end) by Hakairei & The End over 2 years ago
v.10 c.40 by Hakairei over 3 years ago
v.9 c.39 by Hakairei over 4 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes 1998 (Complete)
5 Volumes 2006 (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (321 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.14 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 15th 2016, 10:56pm PST



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Dessert (Kodansha)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #506 increased(+153)
Monthly Pos #936 increased(+67)
3 Month Pos #1303 decreased(-43)
6 Month Pos #1301 decreased(-8)
Year Pos #1303 increased(+13)

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On 902 reading lists
On 527 wish lists
On 382 completed lists
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Last volume please! over 3 years ago
SO Ch. 39 discussion over 4 years ago
Who do you think Hanada will choose?(Beware may have Spoilers...) over 5 years ago

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It would have been a 10 if   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Pacific.Mint
January 2nd, 2014, 3:52am
the arc post study abroad was handled better. I felt like 1 volume (volume 10) wasn't enough for Sakura and Shin to reconcile. Plus, volumes 8 + 9 with Yuu were so boring. What made Kirai so entertaining was Sakura x Shin. I could not fathom why the mangaka decided to spend 2 (!!) volumes developing his relationship with Yuu. I understand that he needs to understand trust vs distrust so that he can reconcile with Sakura but that did not need 2 volumes with another woman.
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Rating: N/A
by polarpotterbear
July 8th, 2012, 1:14pm
I really really liked this manga because the relationship between Hanada and Sakura was entertaining and sweet...but now it's seriously going downhill since
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Sakura went to study abroad (and didn't even freaking say goodbye to Hanada!) and now Hanada is sleeping around again. One Sakura left, the manga has become VERY boring and I don't like the way Hanada's character is going :(
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Very interesting   
Rating: N/A
by Kevadu
April 24th, 2008, 3:02pm
The premise has been done (poorly) a million times before in shoujo manga so I didn't have high hopes when I started this series. Fortunately, I was quite pleasantly surprised. The story focuses on the interaction between player Hanada and the headstrong Matsumoto, but it does not degenerate into cheap romance (At least not yet...I've only read one volume so far). Rather, their relationship is complex and interesting. As more is revealed about Hanada's history and personality you begin to understand that his actions are not as random or whimsical as they first appear. For her part, Matsumoto manages to become more understanding without sacrificing her pride or dignity.

I'm not really sure why this is listed as 'smut'. Maybe it gets smuttier later on, but while the first volume does have a couple sex scenes they are brief, not very detailed, and certainly not the focus of the manga.

The weakest point of this manga is the artwork. Characters are drawn crudely and backgrounds are often simple or nonexistent. Still, I can easily overlook mediocre artwork if there is a good story and interesting characters, and on that count Kirai delivers.
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loves the artwork   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kittymeow
May 20th, 2008, 10:09pm
I find this very interesting and can't wait for the next chapter to come out. I also would like to say that I happen to like these artworks. People shouldn't judge the manga base on the artwork. There are different types of manga artworks so of course people will have different taste. You can't expect everybody to like the same artwork as you do. So I kindly ask you people to Please not say you dislike the artwork because I feel that is an insult to me. Also to the author and the other people who happens to like this kind of artwork. Even if it might not be much, but there are still some instead of none.
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it was quite good..   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by otakuness
June 7th, 2011, 9:30pm
i have put this in my Wish List a long time ago.. and i havent bother until threee days ago and i must say it was very addicting. at first the story sounded very cliched but even the most cliched story when handled with awesomeness in turn becomes awesome as well but what really surprised me was the fact that she
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she slept with him while he was drunk, well to me that was kinnda shocking and low
but seems it was the missing ingredient so hooray for them..

the characters were likable.. Hanada was cute, even though he were to appear to me in real life he would be on the 'dont touch, 100 % authentic asshole category' and Sakura, shes a really strong heroine, and i like it that the author didnt made it overly dramatic. i mean the key dramatic elements were already there, thank god she didnt milked it!

anyways.. the art.. wasnt that bad. twas kindda unique in my opinion. my one advice would be not to mind it.
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entertaining if not life-changing   
Rating: N/A
by aidygiz1
June 6th, 2011, 7:01am
ok, i must admit i was a little turned off by the art but i figured i'd give it a go. I guess it's kind of like a less intense version of Mars, but everytime the plot starts to edge into "psychological", it backs off pretty quickly
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Like when Hanada's deadbeat mum appears and threatens to claim custody over him if his dad doesn't lend her money but then magically wins some money and disappears into the sunset...
. But the characters are sweet and funny and i like how the mangaka spices up some of the usually cliche moments. I have to admit though, i'm at Vol7ch38 and i'm not really liking where Kirai is going
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I mean, how will running off to study abroad without properly telling him, make him trust her? *sigh*
...but i might have to edit this comment soon if it starts to get better : ) Anyway, if you like this, i seriously reccommend you try Mars!
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by takeva
June 14th, 2010, 6:51pm
Really great!!! I love it lol the art isn't all that great but as you read on it seems to get better and you won't notice it. Actually it really grew on me and it fit perfectly with this. So don't let the art stop you from reading this!!! I almost passed it over thank goodness I didn't. LOL I don't know why but one of my favorite characters is the guys mother even though she only appears like 2 times so far. She's really interesting. Favorite Part is at the end of Volume 6 <3 and the beginning of Volume 7 <3 XDDDD

... Last updated on June 14th, 2010, 6:52pm
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Rating: N/A
by pichie
November 9th, 2010, 9:11am
Yeah, the artwork isn't too nice. It'll definitely bother the reader a few times but it shouldn't be a reason to drop reading this because the plot and character development are great.

I can't explain why but I feel as if Hanada and Sakura's relationship was natural or very believable. Their situation is cliche, that's a given. The whole step-brother thing.. with the family.. But the development of their relationship is very nice and natural.

Read it if you are a shoujo enthusiast!!
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Rating: N/A
by Romashk
May 10th, 2010, 4:22am
It doesn't feel old or cliche, even if the setting is quite popular. I like both lead characters- they are funny and have their strong and weak points. The art isn't that bad, but you have to get used to it. It's a very good romantic comedy.

I had a very good time reading it.
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don't bother yourself with vol 9   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by tekiteki
August 17th, 2013, 1:07pm
I agree that the story went downhill after
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Sakura went to study abroad (~vol 8-9). No wonder the scanlation is frozen.
After all there was only one thing, that made this manga so exciting - Sakura + Hanada mix ^-^; But nevertheless it deserves it's 9/10 points. This manga is a nice gem along with Hana Yori Dango, Mars, Kare Kano, Fruits Basket, etc. (though they all differ ^^) ... Well, maybe it's not that great, but still very nice =)

... Last updated on August 17th, 2013, 1:13pm
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