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Atashi wa Bambi  
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Mai was constantly picked on in Junior High because of the way she looked. To change all that, she walks into High School with a new look and a new attitude. As she was getting used to school, she falls for her classmate, Sen. But Sen's best friend, Yaezou, tells her to back off because Sen was his! But, knowing Mai, this doesn't stop her.

Contains the following oneshots:

Aiko de Jo

Kiite Kiite Ouji

Kokoro Kirari (Shining Hearts)
Chisa is a naturally 'slow girl' who is accident-prone, and still braids her hair. So it comes as a big suprise (to Chisa and the class) when Shin, a cute and popular boy, asks her out! So THE END? Wrong! Not all relationships are easy... especially when the couple consists of two very different people.



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Associated Names
ม.ปลายหัวใจ BAMBI
Aiko de Jo
Kiite Kiite Ouji
Kokoro Kirari
Shining Hearts
Survival (MAKI Youko)

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Latest Release(s)
c.Oneshot by DGT over 13 years ago
v.1 c.5 by Hush over 11 years ago
v.1 c.4 by Hush over 11 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.5 / 10.0 (417 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.44 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 21st 2018, 8:59am PST



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Ribon (Shueisha)

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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by bloogal
December 30th, 2007, 5:26am
It's like a slice of life. A very simple storyline, which is beautified by the 'realness' of the characters. Things don't always go the way you expect them to be. What you're searching for, is hidden right under your nose; you just have to realize it's there. This manga shows you that.
Though I could predict the ending from the start, the fact that it actually happened, made it very pleasing to read.
It's from the mangaka of Aishiteruze Baby! No wonder it's so good.

... Last updated on December 30th, 2007, 5:29am
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Original yet cute and loveable ;-)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by funbun33
August 27th, 2008, 11:34pm
I really liked this one because the twist and the main theme are original yet really entertaining. I felt like i could relate to her feelings soooo much, and for this it has 10. The art work is also really pretty ;-)
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Rating: N/A
by iaminlovewithU
May 4th, 2008, 7:10pm
cha i saw that coming and i was SO friggin happy it did the ending was great and this mangaka is good at feel good manga's just like Aishiteruzu baby wich was just as good this manga was kool and an amazing read the charcters weren't as sterotypical... the main character was always crying but she was strong 2 so i liked her more than most shojo grls (however i have no problem with whiney shojo grls like most ppl do ..prolly cuz there r alot of sappy grls like that at my school {dies a lil on the inside])

any way i digress(?) thia was good if u want a quick fun read

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feel-good ^_^   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by milque
October 10th, 2008, 11:24pm
I quite like this manga hehe.. I kinda knew the ending because I read the comments on here. >.<; But at some points in the manga I still felt that it would turn out the way other typical shoujos did. But it didn't, and that's why I like it. Art is good, of course. And the characters are likable too. Despite the main girl always crying and all, I still find her likable, she's strong in her own way.
I just wish we get to see more development in the characters' relationship.. But overall, it's pretty good.
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A decent read...   
Rating: 5.8 / 10.0
by VampireBanana
April 2nd, 2010, 11:25am
A typical romance story set during high school, though... with slightly better than average characterisation, with none of that "mushy mushy" or "melodramatic" approach to life. I kinda liked all the characters involved but I really wished there'd been more to them because at times, there just wasn't enough to really flesh them out. Yes, they were fun to read about as they had their own real strengths and weaknesses, had their own personalities. But sometimes, they felt a little flat since there wasn't too much in terms of interactions, their thoughts and so forth.

Also, I didn't really like the ending
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because quite simply, even though Sen might have been bisexual or whatever, none of that was really insinuated and it felt more like a gay guy turning straight, for the sake of making the main girl happy. That was a little disappointing, actually, for me. Of course, it'd probably please the shoujo romance fans... I guess.

... Last updated on April 2nd, 2010, 11:31am
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i luv it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by anime_luvr123
January 4th, 2008, 4:26pm
to me its cute...i wish there was kinda a small sequel talking about wut happend to Mai and
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by born2shop
March 27th, 2012, 8:03pm
Lets start with the positives... The art was good and the story seemed promising. I think it was cruel to take away their love though. And the ending left me sad and confused. sure it had a "happy" ending, but there was something a little (-_-) about it. can't explain it fully. I do agree that it seemed rushed but I guess it was also fitting. Just wished there was more to it.

... Last updated on March 27th, 2012, 8:07pm
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by dreamit.
July 21st, 2008, 7:56pm
It was kinda weird and.. i dunno. missed somthing.

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the fact that she liked the guy and he liked another girl den she went for the gay guy was just.. so quick O.O. it was lyk "yah, i couldn't get him so ill go for you" kinda thing. same with the gay guy. The gay guy is bisexual now i guess =/. iunnoe it was relli messed up.
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by cuttlefishii
September 2nd, 2007, 7:23pm
Completely different than what I expected. Wow. Umm, unbelieveably Minami ended up being my favorite character. o-o I couldn't completely give it a 10, but I wanted to rate high, so 9.5 ^^
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A good story   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by chixon
December 15th, 2015, 8:15am
I think what I found most appealing about the story was the open mindedness of the characters. Mai, tired of being picked on, decided to think of her own happiness a bit more instead of being a victim. She aggressively pursued a relationship with Sen, who made her feel happy, but stayed conscientious of others' feelings as well.

Even when things don't go exactly to her advantage she makes sure things are open and honest for everyone involved. This inspires others to do the same.

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An example would be when Sen was talking to Yeazou, he didn't say, "I know how you feel," because he knew that would be a lie, instead he said "I know you will be alright."

As far as Yeazou's sexually goes; if reading works by CLAMP has taught me anything, it's that love can't always be packaged and labeled.

The conclusion may seem a bit rushed, but it kept in pace with the rest of the story. I actually enjoyed how quickly I was getting through the chapters, it was like reading one volume instead of three. I also liked that the end was left open in many ways. This mirrored the story's theme of being open and taking chances in order to find happiness.
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