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Tonari no Kashiwagi-san  
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A guy named Yuuto (an otaku) is interested in a web artist known as "Sayane." Recently a girl at school named Kashiwagi Kotone over-heard a conversation about Yuuto liking the web art of Sayane; but it turns out that Sayane is Kashiwagi!?! Yuuto hasn't figured that out yet... but he got a job at his favorite anime shop and caught Kashiwagi in that anime shop...


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Kashiwagi-san, My Desk Neighbour
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Next to Kashiwagi-san
The Kashiwagi-san Next to Me
Tonari-no Kashiwagi-san
โต๊ะข้าง ๆ นี่ล่ะน่ารัก (Thai)

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12 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 7.7 / 10.0 (445 votes)
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Great supporting cast, boring main cast  
by NerevarineVivec
August 8th, 2020, 9:05am
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
This story drags. The main problem is that it follows the same formula. The male lead will initiate something, male lead will do something stupid, male lead apologizes, male lead is forgiven. It will do this over and over and over on repeat. After the artist personality issue is resolved in vol3, the female lead just becomes a piece of cardboard that has no agency in the story. The male lead initiates everything, and she just stays confused and is there for the male lead to gush over and does not really grow as a character.
Luckily this story has a great supporting cast with their own love lives. While it is not worth reading for the main cast, you might want to give the story a go to read about the other characters. Tina is best girl.

... Last updated on August 8th, 2020, 2:09pm
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Not innovative, but that's OK  
by SNaG21
October 27th, 2014, 9:34am
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
There's a lot of standard slice-of-life/comedy/school life romance fare in here, but that's not a bad thing. The manga presents it nicely and (mostly) realistically, devoid so far of too much melodrama and too much meandering. It's an admittedly underwhelming, but ultimately relaxing, treat.
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There is so little information in each page  
by Fundefined
September 27th, 2014, 10:09am
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
I only could stomach two volumes of this manga but it already feels drawn out and past its due date. A large part of that is because each chapter feels short because each page conveys far less information then other mangas. You can literally 1 second skim each page and barely miss a thing in this manga. His art, panel layout and framing are all just incredibly unengaging. Everyone else as commented the emotional immaturity of the writing.

... Last updated on September 27th, 2014, 10:22am
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Disappointed,... Really...  
by Knightzomegaz
April 26th, 2014, 9:58am
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
I had high hopes for this manga,
But at the very first few chapters, I already had my doubts, cause of the male lead...

The art is really nice and cute, but there is definitely a limit on how much the art could make up for,
And it definitely does not include this manga's plot, the st*pidness and naivety of the male lead..

I really hate those kind of Leads, doesn't really think of the consequences of their actions just cause they CAN apologize if anything goes wrong, not everything can be fixed with an apology, even if you perform a Dogeza (prostration)...

To be more specific, I dropped this manga at around chapter 15,
With the 'Moe Maker' incident...

If you don't care about the manga's plot or characters and just want some cute arts, go ahead and read this,
But if you do, I do not recommend this..

... Last updated on April 26th, 2014, 10:00am
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With flaws but also refreshing  
by train93
December 21st, 2013, 9:13am
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
Let's get to the negative part first. It's slow. Reeeally slow. The main character is very unsure and often misses good chances to improve himself. But it's also a strenght of this manga. (From now on watch out for spoilers)

He's got only a friend at the start of the story, and as of chapter 51, he's pretty much in the same situation. But that's far better than a sudden change of lifestyle that would make this manga really cliche and uninteresting (how many times have we seen a supposedly loser character turn into a popular one in a matter of seconds, to the point that we can't even tell why he was a loner to begin with?). And there is character development: it's slow paced, so it's not for everyone, but it makes it more enjoyable to me. The main character is not improving in his actions, but he's surely and gradually understanding what he has to change about himself. It's not that his flaws are ignored by the mangaka (that would make it annoying): the MC is the first to point them out.
You won't believe it, but I consider this manga really original for many reasons:
-Instead of having the MC struggling to understand his feelings, he's the one who is most sure about them, way more than the main heroine (it's the whole issue of the manga after all)
-We usually have a character who isn't able to spit out what he feels, so he does it through actions; our main here is the opposite, he's actually confessed countless times (to the same girl), but he can't bring himself to take the initiative
-If the MCs are supposed to be a bit awkward in this kind of manga, then why exactly do all the girls end up swooning over them almost immediately? Well, this main character has regular interactions with 3 cute girls and an older one, and none of them sees him as a love interest (even his crush); not only that, but they most likely won't ever (except the main heroine of course)
-There is character development for the side characters too! Actually a little flaw is that the main couple's friends get even more development than the "heroes" themselves; but it's logical if you think about their personalities, and it actually serves the purpose to balance the slow pace and prevent the manga from getting boring
-While the MC is head over heels in love, he is in love with the actual person, not her curves (an otaku who's not a pervert, who would have said); he actually cares about stuff like his crush's future career, and he's also interested in his best friend's issues

In the end we have a slow series with likeable characters and a good-for-nothing protagonist who is struggling to change, and for once can't do it by snapping his fingers. If given its time, this manga could bring a really well done character development. We'll see; for now, I'd recommend this if you have the patience to wait for the characters to mature, because I'm sure they will.

... Last updated on October 8th, 2015, 12:30pm
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Hard to rate  
by 7godeohs
October 20th, 2013, 7:12pm
Rating: N/A
Not quite sure how to rate this one. The art is nice, the story (although very cliche) is decent, but something just isn't right. You know a manga has problems when the budding relationship (and the accompanying backstory) of their respective best friends is much more compelling than the main couple themselves. There is nearly zero progress between the destined couple, and the main character has the backbone of a jellyfish.

I think this will be worth the read eventually, but I would recommend marathoning it once it's over.
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Have a drink each time someone says 'sorry'..  
by soyokaze
April 16th, 2013, 6:13pm
Rating: N/A
...and you will end up hammered like timber in Amazonian forest.

I think I worked it out: it must be all about angst. The characters are as firm or self-confident as foundation of a high-rise chinese apartment building. Frankly, I find it funny imagining how with their assertiveness they would end up dead within a year if the mangaka had a tad bit more realistic approach. I mean, if he/she makes them hyper-kawaii artists, uber-innocent otakus and super-faithful friends, gives them looooving family and portrays sweeet as aspartam relationships in this sugarcoated world - why the hell would they be so withdrawn, afraid and uncertain of everything?
Were they all molested or what?

Well, I suppose mangaka might have gone through some serious sh*t in his life. Maybe even he still stands knee deep in it. I care about it just as much as he cares about originality and fun. Nada.

Not caring is another issue I had with this manga. Reading it is as interesting as watching a cactus grow. Cactuses do not require much water, care, energy, love.. sometimes they give a birth to a small red flower or some fruit.. but other than that, you generally forget about them the moment you turn around. Be wary - this is not a bad thing, because, even if they appear somewhat boring, they will still prevail drought and lovelessness when you forget about them. They will just be there, growing slowly with every chapter, not changing much.. just slowly, unengagingly and meaninglessly growing.
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by Darkn1te
March 16th, 2013, 3:35pm
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
commenting about the comment by Verix about philip72. he is absoluttly right, this manga sucks, slow paced and very boring.

Someone must have made a mistake this is by no means seinen, this is classic shoujo drivel.
If you are reading this comment and are thinking about reading this manga STOP!!!

trust me this started off promising. got stale real quick and this is still not axed yet many better mangas do get the axe. >_>

... Last updated on February 6th, 2014, 1:50pm
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by Verix
March 14th, 2012, 12:33pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
In response to philip72's review; it's true that the first chapters are a bit tedious and not too realistic, but they aren't boring or dull either. Since the current chapters there's actual romantic development where the pages are bursting of cuteness ("moe"), it's a pleasant read, really; especially if you like the subject.
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by philip72
October 2nd, 2011, 9:32pm
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
Who knew that chapter after chapter of angst could be so boring. Every chapter is the same, it's like a manga version of Endless Eight but with thoroughly uninteresting characters.

Why I'm still reading this is another mystery.
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