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From Tokyopop:

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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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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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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Weekly Pos #512 increased(+253)
Monthly Pos #1244 increased(+326)
3 Month Pos #2088 increased(+244)
6 Month Pos #2643 increased(+72)
Year Pos #2938 decreased(-194)

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It is actually good, if u don't mind that the girl look like an guy... over 4 years ago

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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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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by ares6
January 13th, 2007, 10:38am
It's pretty funny. But that guy looks like a girl and that girl looks like a guy.....

There's more comedy than romance.

... Last updated on January 13th, 2007, 10:46am
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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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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: N/A
by kamasutra69
June 27th, 2007, 6:47am
another typical shoujo. main heroine kira too weak and always crying. cheap love triangle. sometimes manga repeating itself
overrated manga . nothing special
art ok.
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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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Never Give Up   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by ambrosiatea
January 22nd, 2007, 11:17pm
Plotwise, this manga is typical. Character wise, it's nothing special. However, of all the gender bender manga I've read, Kiri's the only one I ever saw as really manly...
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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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Never Give Up   
Rating: N/A
by Isabel
April 2nd, 2006, 1:20am
Traditional shoujo, and fairly predictable but heartwarming in a silly kind of way. Plus crossdressing is always fun. Always. Read it, smile, wish you had more drive to do things, and burn it somewhere safe for a rainy day when you need to smile again. Its worth the space.
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