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Kimi wa Pet  
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Type
Manga

Related Series
Kimi wa Pet the Best (Alternate Story)

Associated Names
Au pied, chéri! (French)
Eres mi mascota (Spanish)
Kimi wa Petto
My Pet Momo
Sei il mio cucciolo (Italian)
Thiên Sứ Đáng Yêu
Tramps Like Us (German)
You Are My Pet
You're My Pet
حيواني الأليف
คุณผู้หญิงคือเจ้านาย คุณผู้ชายคือ -
สัตว์เลี้ยง
きみはペット
きみはペット L’intégrale
宠物爱人
너는 펫

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Latest Release(s)
v.7 c.37 by village_status over 11 years ago
v.7 c.36 by village_status over 12 years ago
v.7 c.35 by village_status over 12 years ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
14 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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Forum
6 topics, 22 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (1282 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.55 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 24th 2020, 9:28am PST


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Author(s)

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Year
2000

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Kiss (Kodansha)
Kiss Carnival (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Kodansha USA (14 Vols - Complete; digital)
TokyoPop (Expired / 14 Vols - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
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Monthly Pos #444 increased(+4)
3 Month Pos #460 decreased(-31)
6 Month Pos #425 decreased(-62)
Year Pos #386 decreased(-2)

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Guilty pleasure read that explores urban isolation of young adults  
by moonmystery
June 27th, 2020, 6:20pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
This manga is very emotionally raw and real, at least in my experience. I can relate to her in many ways.

That sense of suffocation and isolation can make people do stupid things--as seen with all of the main characters in this series. Sumire feels alone and suffocated after her ex-boyfriend cheated on her and impregnated another woman. As unlikely as it is, who doesn't yearn for a convenient, stable, pure, supportive, and genuine connection with another human being during times like this? Someone who understands you and keeps you sane, with no real strings attached?

Enter Momo, an emotional support dog in the shape of a human boy. Momo understands that what she needs isn't a boyfriend but a safe-space she can easily retreat to without pressure/chitchat. In a real relationship, both partners have to put in high levels of patience, communication, energy and time, but she's already too exhausted to insert herself into a serious relationship (hence momo, hence the lackluster relationship with hasomi).

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I can see why Sumire refuses to see Momo as a full-fledged human being with his own feelings and troubles. She isn't guilty dating guys while having Momo in the house because Sumire is too stressed out to spare the emotional energy needed to think about Momo as a partner on equal standing.

And that's what I love about this manga. It emphasizes from chapter one that Sumire's thought process is flawed . Momo is seen hurt by Sumire's lack of consideration for him, even though he naively thought he'd be ok with being just a pet at first.
Convenient unconditional love does not exist, and this series explores what it takes for Sumire and Momo to realize that they cannot simply keep using each other as a "safe haven"... that emotional intimacy does come with strings because we are humans after all, not dogs (or saints). We can't just expect someone to happily invest time and energy in us if we can't do the same.


This manga really sympathizes with the troubles that relationship-phobic individuals struggle with...that need for easy but authentic emotional intimacy in their lives even after they've been burned by a previous romantic betrayal. And I respect that. It's a huge problem in big cities. Young adults who are forced to spend all their energy pursuing their careers can often end up isolated from their communities, especially if the career is in a competitive field. Not simultaneously juggling a job and a relationship at the same time means you might not have the support you need... and the author showed that really well through the main female character.

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As for Hasumei , he was the representation of surface-level perfection that MC felt like she needed to have since her last boyfriend had an inferiority complex and cheated on her. Unfortunately, the MC doesn't realize that, in the end, she doesn't feel fulfilled with him because it takes too much emotional energy for her to open up to Hasumi. And then before she knew it, it was too late.


The ending fell flat for me, but overall the story really resonates as a fellow stressed out adult trying to keep everything under control while keeping the suffocating isolation at bay.

... Last updated on July 12th, 2020, 6:03pm
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mentally tiring to read  
by roboto45
May 8th, 2020, 1:15pm
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
The female lead is constantly thinking, "I'd rather be at home with Momo," but won't realize her feelings for him and strings along men, wasting their time. This was extremely frustrating to me. Where is her common sense? Because even if she's not technically cheating, she has a man living in her home, sometimes sleeping in her bed, she's basically keeping a gigolo. I get it, he's her emotional support dog! But even if it's not sexual, it's a man who she has a questionable relationship with where they are intimate. Not to mention
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she is a homewrecker and slept with Hasumi while he had a girlfriend.
So basically, she's trash. Another thing is the misogyny. This is a manga from the year 2000 and the author sounds like she grew up in the 90s or 80s so maybe I can believe that there are women actually pathetic enough to say "I can't survive if I don't rely on a man," or "a woman doesn't need a career, she just needs a good husband," gag those are actual quotes that characters say in the first chapter. I've heard enough about the gender divide in Japan that I can believe it, but even the women in her office are against her why? Because they're jealous? Are they not ambitious career women too? It seems like a ploy from the author to woobify the heroine more than anything else. It's so frivolously petty and ridiculous that I just can't believe it. And she keeps lying to both her boyfriend and Momo. It's seems so troublesome, yet she's so indecisive and messy with her relationships even though she's portrayed as some diligent, elite worker bee. I hate her.
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I had high expectations but...  
by IMKATE
April 24th, 2020, 4:18am
Rating: N/A
after reaching the end of 4th volume I feel like dropping it. I mean, I can already see the ending. I don't feel any enjoyment at all prolly because I dislike how the lead has two guys. She's actually a nice character.. strong, smart, intelligent basically cool but how she handles her lovelife sucks. A guy pet and a boyfriend? I would've continue this only if things were taken seriously but the author is making the story way too unrealistic. Very predictable and unsatisfactory. If you wanna know what I'm talking about then try reading it. Adios to this manga.

... Last updated on April 24th, 2020, 4:37am
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total waste of time if your a guy  
by foscor70
June 11th, 2018, 8:25am
Rating: N/A
-this manga is some desperate women's fantasy writing
-most unrealistic manga ive ever read.
-the main female lead is a slut who lets anybody have tier way with her
-She lets a strange guy live in her house for no reason
-all handsome guys are after her.

bullshit manga.
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Love is journey  
by yuri_shibuya
March 11th, 2017, 8:09pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I feel in love with this series and now it's my all time favorite Josie manga...
Sumire is not the usual heroine you see in mangas...
She is not perfect, and has her quirky and weak sides...
I love her character growth the most...

The manga is a delight to read and it took all my stress away...
The ending is also satisfying and it gave me a good feeling...
This is one of the most memorable and endearing manga that I've encountered.
And I will never ever forget and will forever treasure this work!!!!

... Last updated on March 12th, 2017, 5:47am
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Lots of feels  
by gintoshiro
June 7th, 2016, 9:37pm
Rating: N/A
I don't know why many people don't like Hasumi but he's one of my favorite characters in the series, if not my most favorite, so cute and funny. I love the art and how the author draws hair, they look so soft and fluffy, especially Momo.
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It's so bad shipping the ship that you know they will break up for sure, it's just a matter of time. Every chapters about Sumire thinking of Momo made me nervous that they will break up. They came a long way though, more than 2/3 of the story. The reason why Hasumi & Sumire relationship doesn't work from the beginning is that she doesn't open up for him even though he asked for it, so she keeps lying to him, to herself & doesn't feel comfortable around him. I thought Hasumi would be a jerk but he turns out loyal to the end, broke up with no drama, I teared up lol. It was both of their faults that they broke up & Sumire is a hypocrite if she blamed Hasumi for living with Fukushima because they really didn't do anything too intimate.
Another thing is that Sumire doesn't fight for their relationship like Hasumi, Momo, Momo's ex & Fukushima, she let Hasumi did everything and never really into it. I don't think Fukushima is a troublemaker since Hasumi still loves Sumire even though she's trying to seduced him so many times. He was shaking a bit but still loves Sumire anyways. I think she's just an excuse for Sumire to realized her feeling toward Momo & to give Hasumi a good ending. I have a lot of comments about Hasumi & Fukushima's ending but that would be too lengthy.
I wish Hasumi knows the truth about Momo because he deserves to know it.
I love Momo's short hair btw haha.
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by Rozzak
May 25th, 2016, 1:32pm
Rating: N/A
Okay this girl is pretty much scum. I don't know if the author is so out of touch with reality that they don't realize their protagonist is effectively two-timing without repercussions or what.

I can easily picture the middle-aged boyfriend-less self-inserting mangaka as I read this.
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Refreshing Read  
by hotarusasaki
May 21st, 2016, 5:27pm
Rating: N/A
This story was quite refreshing to read, it has some controversial subjects in it and deal with them wonderfully!
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For example, a woman having a younger lover with quite some age gap. This one probably is more accepted now but having the woman look after and pay for him is generally frowned upon in society. But I like how the characters don't treat it like a big problem, because traditionally it is the man's job to pay and look after the woman but now there's gender equality so as long as both parties are happy why should it matter to them? Also the matter of 'pride' being the reason why woman can't be smart or superior in any way, that's absolutely stupid because if you love someone the most important thing would be being by their side, not your pride.

Another thing I liked was how innocent Sumire and Momo's relationship was, I think it's lovely to cohabitat with someone and support each other like family. But there's also the thing where they all love more than one person, if you can love more than one friend, more than one family, I don't see why you can't love more than one person. Granted it may be rare therefore not socially accepted but I believe that you can love more than one person at a point in time. I also like how Momo actually said that he likes Sumire's boyfriend as well, in fact the author basically describes Momo as bisexual and I think it's nice how the author is open minded and thought that far because that does fit Momo's personality.

Another thing is the height difference, Sumire is much taller but they're still a great couple, it just emphasizes how its not the physical appearance that one falls for. Momo being shorter also doesn't make him any less manly.

One thing I didn't like as much is that Sumire does give up her job, but the author takes it seriously and I'm trying to justify it to myself that its about making compromises for love and that she has chosen to continue because sshe's writing freelance and there's a chapter where she talks about how she only wants to write what she's interested in.


The characters all feel deep and well developed, the author definitely placed a lot of thought on them. Momo's character is one of my favorites, because I honestly love characters that always seem happy and lighthearted but they actually see all and know all. Like in Shakespeare the 'fools' are the ones that speak the truth.

The art is really nice, way nicer than the cover picture right now in fact.

The plot is heart touching and complex, it's definitely not shallow.

Overall, a really great and entertaining read!
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Favorite!  
by Imsexyandiknowit328
June 24th, 2015, 7:52pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
To be honest, I started this manga with relatively low expectations, simply because of the synopsis and title. However, it turned out to be a very great read! I highly recommend this manga!! biggrin
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overall feel  
by Silvergoku
May 31st, 2014, 8:04am
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
Completed fully and it is a very satisfying read. Starts very interesting and continues to captivate you as you progress till the last chapter leaving you happy. I would describe the manga as slow romance and I recommend it to all romance fans. For those expecting sexy things between the older female and younger male don't get your hopes up because this is a true romance not one based on sex hence the josei tag. Would have given the series a 10 rating if the manga had a longer conclusion and had a time gap.
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