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Kimi wa Kirakira  
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Shinobu is a college student who seemingly has no conviction. Her childhood friend, the captain of the archery team, is worried about her. When she meets a football player in an interesting way, watching the guy's enthusiasm as he plays, she gets the sudden urge to take his picture.


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Associated Names
Kimi wa Kira Kira
You're Sparkling

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.5 (end) by Evil Flowers over 9 years ago
v.1 c.3-4 by Evil Flowers over 9 years ago
v.1 c.2 by Evil Flowers over 9 years ago
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1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (212 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.64 / 10.0

Last Updated
August 26th 2018, 2:05pm PST



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Petit Comic (Shogakukan)

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Could've been better  
by TheCuriousBean
August 6th, 2021, 8:14pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
Not saying that the story was bad or anything, what i mean is that the story had potential to continue. It only has 5 chapters and i enjoyed it but the ending could've been better.
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Ended to fast  
by Ah_Cat
June 13th, 2017, 1:08pm
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
Really, it feels like the manga just stared. I enjoyed it quite well, probably the most out of her works, yet it ended in the best place. I usually like this type of half-open ending but this time, it is very clear the story could go far beyond that. The characters personalities were great and I wish I could see much more of it. The way it finished, the romance tag is a bit of exaggeration ;/ And I wanted to see the father so much!
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the archery tag isn't really accurate  
by Fujoshi801
October 24th, 2015, 8:30am
Rating: N/A
The category for "archery" is very misleading, albeit it being written small. There wasn't a hint of archery at all except for chapter 1 where the characters were just talking about it. Just so that others will get a heads up and not be disappointed too much.
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by jeffreymgibson
May 28th, 2015, 8:27pm
Rating: N/A
Not really romantic at all. Inconclusive ending. Considering they were in college, they seemed about as emotionly mature as middle school kids. As much time as they spent with each other, they should of easily had their feelings sorted out by the ending. Also, it's highly unlikely that a guy playing club football in collage in japan would be able to come to the usa and turn pro. Not only that, his size was also way too small. He would have a rude awaking at the tryouts.
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It was Awesome~~~  
by RaikaRai
August 9th, 2014, 4:59pm
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
end of chapter one made me smile and feeling so happy, and OneRepublic's I Lived song was playing in my head haha, really was a joy reading this.
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in chapter 3 where he protect her from getting hit by the helmet, hoho it was natural reflex for him to protect her, heh heh and Colbie Caillat's Try song was playing in my head == whole lotta songs playing when reading this.
man, chapter 4 when she cried, how she cried was so (not the right word to use for this but it's so)beautiful, ahh made my heart skipped a beat, i think i really like this girl's character, so cool~

walaoa(malaysia slang words, kinda like saying oh my gosh XD), so heartwarming, at the end of it, it makes you feel more good things are about to come, and they will so have great future together, meh heh the way i see it.
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Though it did not even have a kiss scene, it already gave me a warm feeling inside, ahh, man this author is gooooood!

Totally big fan of Yoshino Aki's works! Woo!

... Last updated on August 9th, 2014, 5:03pm
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Not as conclusive as other works, but ...  
by Yankee-chan
May 24th, 2014, 11:47am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
It's surely a piece of work by YOSHINO Aki. The drawings are as usual simple and appealing in their own way, making the characters look soft and tough when necessary.

As for the storyline, it's a little unusual giving american football instead of the typical baseball a try and I liked it. It's a nice setting, although the initial meeting of the main characters may seem cliched, it's not stereotyped and refreshing. The characters have their personalities & stick to them, what's another strong point.

The ending may seem a little unsettling & leaving the reader longing for more, but - Should that be considered negative? I don't think so, because wanting to see more is just natural, when the things seen have been to ones liking. Kkk. That's why, this is a must for readers, that look forward to strong characters and a soft development, without unnecessary drama and with a daily life feel. ^^

... Last updated on May 24th, 2014, 11:47am
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Art is nice  
by xono
October 30th, 2013, 10:13pm
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
The art is nice. I really like the character design. The close-ups are gorgeous. However that's all to it. Story is mediocre. Lame and cliche in between details. Poor execution. Wish it has more substance though.
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Well, it had potential.  
by xMuffinPants
September 23rd, 2012, 9:33pm
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
But... dafuq? That's it? LOL.
Great start to the manga, though the end was a bit disappointing.
The art is lovely though.
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by polarpotterbear
July 1st, 2012, 1:03am
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
Wow...what a huge disappointment! Yoshino Aki quickly became one of my favorite mangakas of all time and I was really pumped up for this series.

But after 5 chapters
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all that happened was that they high-fived each other...REALLY!? SERIOUSLY!? The ending was so vague - did the team even win the game!? Did he end up going to America? Nothing is answered.
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A rating of 9 for its strong first-impression  
by awavingflag
June 21st, 2012, 3:05pm
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
My only qualm is that there's only 3 chapters out. This is a fantastic start and I agree with most of reviews here - nice, clean, attractive art style, three-dimensional characters, and a plot with promising potential. It's got the hallmarks of a love triangle, but it has a slight twist that sets it apart from other love-triangles:
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one of them has already confessed way back when.

What I love most about this manga is its characters. Even though the initial meeting between Shinobu and Saijou is a cliche, the WAY its done makes it seem fresh and I had no urges to chuck a book at the wall (read: not a love-at-first-sight ploy). Shinobu is a terrific heroine because she has an interesting personality, strengths and flaws and all. I like that the mangaka presents us with Shinobu's problem, that she has little motivation, and the possible solution to said problem, that she regains her passion for photography through her meeting with Saijou.

The problem with most manga that concentrates on romance is that it fails to develop its characters as people first, before developing the romance. Characters should have likes, dislikes, wishes, desires, problems, etc, things that motivate their actions, and it seems that mangakas forget this crucial point in storytelling 101. It disappoints me to run into mangas that COULD have potential, but because romance is pushed to the front it seems like the characters are just marionettes playing at love. Thank goodness that Kimi wa Kirakira doesn't seem to skimp on this aspect!

Now to check out the mangaka's other works...!

EDIT: Decreased my rating after finding out that it's finished. Too bad, considering it had potential...

... Last updated on July 11th, 2012, 11:41pm
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