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A dad that's a professional model passed on his stunning male looks to his only child, Kiri...but unfortunately, that Kiri is a girl! Tohya Enishi, the love of her life, decides to be a male model, so Kiri fakes her gender and becomes a male model alongside him. But things get really complicated when others start to fall for Kiri and her male alter ego!


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Never Give Up

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Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.56 by Syuura & Help Scanlation over 7 years ago
v.10 c.55 by Help Scanlation over 7 years ago
v.9 c.54 by Help Scanlation over 7 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.5 / 10.0 (193 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.37 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 14th 2016, 4:00am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
TokyoPop (8 Volumes - Defunct)

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Monthly Pos #1291 increased(+82)
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6 Month Pos #2629 increased(+185)
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On 893 reading lists
On 542 wish lists
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It is actually good, if u don't mind that the girl look like an guy... over 5 years ago

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Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by nebukanessar
February 11th, 2016, 5:19pm
Like the art and the idea of girlish boy/manly girl, but it drags on FOREVER. No personal growth, no iniative taken from any of the mc's.
This manga could have been great if it was ended in 2 vol, but the author tried to cash in on a good idea
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Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by Krimson
October 19th, 2013, 10:03pm
Mazzax is right. One word for this manga: Unappealing. Their love story spans chapters without any substantial romance development. After a few chapters you cant help but hate HER for being a spineless pathetic fool in love and HIM for being excessively passive and unable to communicate.
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Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by MaZzAx
February 26th, 2011, 1:35pm
What is with my day? I've read some completely rubbish manga today it's been such a waste of time.
This manga was so boring. Her love for that unappealing Tooya guy just won't quit. He isn't a likeable character I wanted her to fall for someone else but she wouldn't.
It was just too nicey nice I love Tooya forever and it made it so boring and not worth the effort. Tooya was not a good main love interest in my opinion, too much of a girly blushing guy.
Do not read. It's not as good as it sounds.
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Rating: N/A
by mahiru
September 30th, 2010, 10:59pm
I really thought this one would have a much better reader hook. After reading the first volume I gave up since the previews pretty much gave away most of the story line anyways. So I only read that short 1 paragraph preview of next volume then skimmed through the next volume. Nothing that really catched my eye. The art is mediocre as well. Even up to volume 5 where Mutou improves a little bit on art, Kiri still looked like a boy even though she was wearing a one-piece dress =/
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Rating: N/A
by iitzHans
August 22nd, 2009, 1:30pm
It's okay. Average. If I haven't read Blaue Rosen before this, I would have thought this manga was fantastic.
But since I've read that before this, I felt it was nothing special.

But, don't make my review turn you off from this interesting read. The girl really does look like a guy. In a scene where she comes out of the shower, I was pretty shocked to see her with boobs. It was like as if reality came shaking down on my head. My reaction was pretty bad if I do say it myself. "OMG SHE REALLY IS A GIRL!1!1!1!!"

The story is similiar to Blaue Rosen. Check it out.
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I really like this!!   
Rating: N/A
by Usagi~Gurl
July 13th, 2009, 9:48pm
This series is very interesting!!! I really like it!! But man, Tokyopop has commitment issues. It hasn't released the next volumes in a year and a half, maybe even longer. It seems they have dropped this series just like they did to sooo many others. For example, Rure too, hasn't had it's newest volume in forever. I am very dissapointed in tokyopop. These mangas are just too good!!!

... Last updated on July 13th, 2009, 9:57pm
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Give Up   
Rating: 4.8 / 10.0
by Lillian
March 11th, 2009, 4:17am
The title is its phrase, since you have to tell yourself that after every volume.
Hope dies last, so it says. Mine lasted till volume 5 until I finally gave up since there was no worth progress in sight.

Must add that I didn't like the art nor the main chars very much either.

So my tip: if you are not further interested in it after volume 2 then drop it. If you liked the first two volumes then continue since it won't change that fast and stay like this.
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Never Give Up   
Rating: N/A
by inuveggirl
October 7th, 2008, 1:20pm
I have to say that I picked this up thinking it would be something to read in between my main stories. I have to say I was surprised. It threw me off seeing Kiri as a guy because she actually looked hot. I think that the guys are also hot in this story. It is nice to see Kiri cry and act like a girl because she is one. Her mom is evil, but very funny. I would give this a chance and the story does become better as it goes on.
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by XKamariaX
July 2nd, 2008, 8:18pm
It's your basic story, no outstanding character or story development or anything. Like PoshSam said, unless you're bored without anything else to read, you won't find this interesting.
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Thumbs up   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by 3CL1P35
October 12th, 2007, 6:47pm
Yeah the main character cries a lot but to me, it seems very comical. Not the annoying, whining like a 11-year-old premature kid. This series is one of the very funniest I've read. Art is good. I love Kiri's mom, she makes me laugh the most. Kiri does look masculine and at first it was a bit of a turn-off for me but then I started seeing worst, in other gender-blender manga. I prefer a masculine, mature-looking, handsome girl than a cute, small, boyish looking girl. That's just my preference though. This series is too funny to pass out on. Give it a read.
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