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After hearing about the rejection of her friend Mika, high-school girl Kiritani Mutsuko attempts to extract a proper reason for the rejection from Mika's object of affection, Narita Akito. After all, although Narita is popular, Kiritani just dosen't understand why so many girls would fall in love with him. So in order to understand him better, Kiritani starts to walk home with Narita on a daily basis, and they slowly begin to grow closer.

But Narita has problems of his own, including a heavily depressed mother he must deal with on a daily basis. His own experiences at home leave him unable to relate to the girls whom he frequently rejects.

After learning of this, however, Kiritani makes him a promise. That she would never, ever cry in front of him.


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Associated Names
My Dear (KAZUMA Kowo)

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c.5 by Dragon&Fly Scans over 5 years ago
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c.3 by Dragon&Fly Scans over 5 years ago
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5 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (68 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.42 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 26th 2018, 9:39am PST



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Rakuen le Paradis (Hakusensha)

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so sweet and innocent   
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by HARUHI_han
June 18th, 2013, 10:03pm
this is one of my fav manga, the manga that can make me re-read whenever I miss it.
How can the love described here so sweet and innocent! It's not dramatic, not too light nor shallow, not stupid either. The both main chars tried their best to understand each other while not hurting the people around. Both are very considerate and respect others' feeling while enduring the pain themselves.
It has a happy ending , not sad at all but somehow I still wanna cry at certain moment.
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by Verix
December 11th, 2012, 7:35am
All I could think of when reading this was "high school sure is serious business". Sure, the male protagonist has it tough with his mother being depressed, so he doesn't feel like having a girlfriend, but then a girl shows up that is different. Okay. Other than that all you read is relationship drama being blown way out of proportion. If that's your thing it could be enjoyable.
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by theLettuceGarden04
October 25th, 2012, 10:56pm
It's a sin to read this before work, now I can't help but space out (while at work) XD... Anyway, please, someone, read this- it's so adorable! My heart was literally hurting? with happiness the whole time I was reading this- it was that good. The previous commentor, already touched on the details, so I won't bother, but honestly, read it- especially if you are looking for a cute, short and refreshing romance.
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It's really good.   
Rating: 8.7 / 10.0
by Jeshia
July 16th, 2012, 4:18pm
Finally, a manga with a headstrong girl who's willing to reflect over her actions and make amends. I normally despise such characters because they're so selfish and or clueless, but Kiritani is awesome and adorable. I love her interactions with Narita, because even though they're often about serious issues, she knows it bothers him and keeps them light, but not fluffy.

I probably wouldn't mind reading 100 chapters of something with her as the main character. She's very honest, and the misunderstandings that she comes to are not ridiculous or because of her own stupidity. The male lead is basically her quieter counterpart, but with a lot more hidden beneath the surface. He doesn't exactly keep secrets, but he keeps to his thoughts, though Kiritani has a tendency to make him actually say what he thinks. It's just adorable.

Even though it's just one volume, this manga is better than a lot of longer stories. The mangaka even manages to introduce other points of view to show just how special their interactions are.

It's a very good josei manga with wonderful use of undertone (often dramatic in nature) and good characters.
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