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Kasane (MATSUURA Daruma)  
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Beautiful people are loved and revered. They have everything they desire at their fingertips... Even if their beauty is a complete illusion.

Before Fuuchi Kasane's mother passed away she gave her daughter a special lipstick inherited from her own mother, with instructions that, if ever life becomes too hard to bear, she should put on the lipstick and kiss whatever she truly desires.

But is this keepsake a blessing? ...Or a curse?

Note: Nominated for the 8th Manga Taishou Award.


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Associated Names
累 ──かさね──
累 (かさね)

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.26 by Whatever & Snoozing Scans 11 months ago
v.3 c.25 by Whatever & Snoozing Scans about 1 year ago
v.3 c.24 by Whatever & Snoozing Scans about 1 year ago
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Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (120 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.01 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 20th 2018, 3:22pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Evening (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Kodansha Comics (10 Volumes - Ongoing; Digital)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #559 decreased(-97)
Monthly Pos #779 increased(+365)
3 Month Pos #1367 increased(+369)
6 Month Pos #1551 increased(+65)
Year Pos #1663 decreased(-101)

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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by EnviouslySane
May 6th, 2015, 2:07am
A monster-like girl who has a magical lip gloss that can change her face with whoever she kisses with.
The mc is really pitiful, most people shun her cause of her looks and it feels so heart wrenching to see her being treated so badly. The main idea in Kasane, to me, is basically "Looks are everything". One may beg to differ but for the mc, looks are what that is separating the world fom her. Luckily she has the lip gloss from her mother which Wola! makes her change her face with the person she kisses with. As I followed the mc in her journey, it really sets me thinking if looks are important in our current society.
The manga in english has only been translated to chapter 10, but chinese scans are up to chapter 48.
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Captivating Perfection   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
January 24th, 2014, 9:18pm
Everything about this story - from its incredibly artwork to its captivating tale - hooked me from the first page. The story follows Kasane, an monstrously ugly girl with a growing desire to act, much like her beautiful dead mother. While we see her try to follow her mother's footsteps, she is constantly bullied by her classmates. From her torment, the story resonates the duality of the monster vs humanity. Often times, the most beautiful people become the monster, yet Kasane loses her humanity in her pursuit towards becoming a beautiful actress like her mother.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Sorcha
January 23rd, 2014, 10:32am
The story follows Kasane, the daughter of a legendary actress whose often get bullied because of her ugly face. Depressed by the bullying, she remember her mother's words 'When you were all alone, and it was really really hard for you, take the red lipstick and after putting it on, reach for the thing you desire and kiss it'. And thus Kasane gain the ability to steal someone else's face. Think of face swab here, not body swab.

As for the previous comment that said that the MC is only 'anime ugly', I have to disagree. Why? because for the 6 chapter that has been translated so far, none of its has actually shown us Kasane's true face. It is, however, drawn to give the impression of an ugly, undesirable face. No ' she's actually pretty cute if she dress her self up' cliche here. I have to agree that the artwork is impressive though.
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Heart Wrenching   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by DarrisonSaber
January 6th, 2014, 1:12pm
Pros and cons list (tl;dr people, this is for you)
+ Sympathetic main character
- Main character is portrayed ugliness, not really ugly ugly (i guess it doesnt really come off since it's manga; she's anime ugly which is not ugly at all :\ )
+ Awesome artwork!

So far this is what I got out of it after 5 chapters, maybe it will change in the future, maybe not. But if I had the choice to recommend it to a friend, I no question would.

... Last updated on January 6th, 2014, 1:13pm
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