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Kimi wa Pet  
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Smart, successful and good-looking Iwaya Sumire works for a big newspaper. However, her boss asks her to leave for being too "perfect" a woman. Feeling angry and dejected Iwaya returns home depressed, and most of all lonely. However, when she finds an unconscious young man lying in a box out the front of her home, she takes him in since he looks like a dog she used to own called Momo. She dubs him Momo and decides to "keep him as a pet." It's the start of an unexpected life together as they overcome obstacles and become quite attached to one another. But can love like this exist?

This manga won the 27th Kodansha Manga Award for shoujo in 2003 (shared with Hachimitsu to Clover).


Related Series
Kimi wa Pet the Best (Alternate Story)

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

Groups Scanlating
Doujinshi Adoptions
Eternal Blue

Latest Release(s)
v.7 c.37 by village_status over 9 years ago
v.7 c.36 by village_status over 9 years ago
v.7 c.35 by village_status over 9 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (1239 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.55 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 5th 2017, 7:36am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Kiss (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
TokyoPop (14 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #267 increased(+17)
Monthly Pos #299 decreased(-20)
3 Month Pos #273 decreased(-11)
6 Month Pos #271 increased(+6)
Year Pos #274 (No change)

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On 1362 reading lists
On 1215 wish lists
On 2672 completed lists
On 192 unfinished lists
On 554 custom lists

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Forum Posts
a few questions over 5 years ago
male readers over 5 years ago
Okay, so... [possible spoilers] over 5 years ago
Scene in "Kimi wa pet" over 6 years ago
Kimi wa Pet/Tramps Like Us Manga Gets Korean Film over 7 years ago

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Loved this Story.   
Rating: N/A
by AliceinAmestris
June 28th, 2011, 12:08am
I loved this manga. I couldn't stop thinking about it. I stayed up till 3am just to finish it.

The art was gorgeous and I loved the characters even Fukushima (though i didn't like her when she was first introduced) but I couldn't bring myself to hate her. I actually didn't hate any of the characters, they felt like real people. I LOVE Momo!

I loved the theme of Sumire chan being strong on the outside but weak on the inside and it wasnt over done. The ending is a bit over kill though but it ends happily and i guess the ending was right for the manga. Overall I'm so glad i picked it up.
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Was Never Going to Read this   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by LittleKittyGroans
November 11th, 2011, 3:48pm
Well, I thought this was done by the same person who did Happy Mania ( Moyoko Anno) because the art looking quite similar on the covers, and I really disliked that story. (Intensely) to the point in which, I had been avoiding Tramps Like Us (Kimi Wa Pet) manga for 6 years years, thinking it was done by the same person. And I never bothered to clarify.

But, lets just say, getting volumes 1 and 2 for $0.25 cents (in United States Currency) at a used book sale, I finally started to reluctantly read this series out of boredom. (There is not much manga I have not read already released in America, so I go over to ones I've skipped all these years) But, to say the least, I really I loved it when I actually did give it a try!
I am so glad I finally started reading this series.
And I hope to get further volumes soon!

... Last updated on November 11th, 2011, 3:50pm
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Definition of a Flawless Romantic manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sirsosss
August 26th, 2011, 1:44pm
This manga is simply brilliant. I'm usually not a big fan of shoujo/josei, but i really have to make this one an exception. Even with all the dramas and stuff going on, there was not a single second that i feel frustrated reading this manga, which is quite rare for a 14 volumes manga. After finishing the first volume, I thought 14 volumes worth of this stuff is way too long. However, i was mistaken. the manga was very well, no, perfectly paced. Sure it feels almost like a slice of life in the first few volumes, but the development between the characters was amazing. The characters have some depth to them, but not too much. The plot could be predictable sometimes, but I have nothing against that so it wasn't really a minus for me. It was simple, interesting, and not frustrating. The idea wasn't very new or unique, but the execution is masterclass. The art felt weird at first, but as i kept reading, i felt that the main characters become better and better looking every chapter. By the time i finished this manga, I thought the art was just gorgeous. The ending was nice; it perfectly fits the manga and was ultimately satisfying.

In conclusion, this manga is... well flawless would be a way to describe it, since no matter how hard i try, i couldn't find a flaw to it. It's a very light read. If you're into a romance story then, this is a must.

... Last updated on August 28th, 2011, 10:20am
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Excellent romance and josei series   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by niteangel
December 22nd, 2010, 11:50am
As a romance, this is as good as it gets. In shojo, usually the girl gets only one amazing kiss or a confession but everything after that, I feel nothing. In Kimi Wa Pet, there were many moments, one after the other, where my body tenses up and feel that rush. Additionally, now that I've grown up from shojo, I was looking for more realistic romances with a sexual side, and here, it's done masterfully well, perfect amount, without being vulgar, perfect for a female audience.

I really fell in love with the characters, even the "evil" ones by the end. I especially love Sumire, realistic and relatable with insecurities, desires, etc. I love how Sumire is independent and career-driven, looking for the balance between work and a love life: a very modern scenario. This woman has a better education, higher salary, is taller, than most men. What do you do, in a world where some men are insecure about successful women? Once you do find the guy who is more successful than you, do you give up everything your worked for to become a housewife? This is why this manga is great, addressing these social issues, that exist not only in Japanese, but I see in American society. A breath of fresh air.

Ascetically-pleasing work, characters are beautifully drawn, to reflect their personality and emotions. Of course, the pet-master relationship is up in the clouds, but the way the author portrayed it, like great fiction, it feels real. The ending is amazing. That's all just frosting to all the romantic moments, that the reader would feel. Two thumbs up.

... Last updated on December 22nd, 2010, 11:58am
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Top Notch   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by riverofrussia
April 9th, 2008, 6:36pm
My favorite series - can't wait to finish them. The story is realistic, has wonderful depth, an intriguing storyline, the idea overall, I think, is very interesting. Highly recommended.
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A favourite   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by black.rOses
November 29th, 2011, 8:48pm
At first I thought this was going to be like one of those typical manga with typical characters but boy was I wrong! This manga is like really fabulous >.<
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It has the perfect end where it didn't really leave in a cliffhanger because before the actual chapter, we get a glimpse of the near future and all
I swear I love this like crazy, it satisfied my day.

The characters are very distinct and the two protagonist had an unbreakable bond where one was able to fully trust each other. No massive jealousy misunderstanding that one can find in a typical manga.

This is definitely a worth it manga to those who love a strong heroine but falls weak before the people she trust and to those who believe that even the third character deserved happiness.
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Pure Satisfaction   
Rating: N/A
by iitzHans
August 5th, 2009, 1:56am
Long ago, a person (not me of course) happened to adore Matsumoto Jun. This person (not me) went to watch every single dorama (j-drama) he starred in and happened to land on the series called Kimi Wa Petto. Oh man. That person became addicted to the series, watching it nonstop for an entire 2 days without sleep. After it ended, that person found of that "GASP. IT WAS ORIGINALLY A MANGA?!". The person ravished Google and scoured the depths of the internets to read Kimi Wa Petto. That person thinks that Kimi Wa Pet (also known as Kimi wa Petto) was the best josei manga that the person has read.
But of course, that person is not me. After all, no one would be dumb to watch Kimi Wa Petto for 2 days straight and go hunting in 5 different bookstores to read it in book format... Right?
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Josei Delight but Drags for the Angst   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by yuufee
July 4th, 2013, 7:34am
For me this series was amazing for one reason and that is Momo. Not only is he uniquely handsome and very well drawn (the art style never seems to fluctuate much for him except for his changing hairstyles) but his exposure as a dancer was both beautiful and masculine, making him very real. His personality was interesting if not elaborated on quite enough.

I was a bit disappointed...
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
when the pair finally got together. Every scene seemed overtly silly and/or a little rushed. Especially when we’d put in so much time watching the Hasumi-senpai relationship unfold. Momo seemed to shine the most when he was standing out of the spotlight, loving without needing to be loved in return, and for a relationship that was so different and special I think it could have been so much more.

It’s understandable that they’d known each other inside out and for long enough that they might have rushed into familial happiness, and I found it terribly sweet that Momo was thoughtful and willing to take such giant steps for Sumire as the older woman, but I would have liked to see them adapt to the newness of romance a little bit more.

All throughout the Hasumi relationship the idea of marriage and children was somewhat precious, and finally with Momo it feels very happenstance. Sumire should have reflected a lot more, as Takeshi deserves. (he doesn’t even get the satisfaction of having his true name called) His understanding is saint-like really.

All in all, the author obviously felt very dearly for both of these characters but it’s almost like she didn't want to write their happy ending. There were secondary characters leaping out of the woodwork for a chapter here and there and family members offering bizarre challenges for the two to overcome, and I’d just hoped for something a little more low-key and sweeter.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Fukushima does a convenient 180 when she goes from judging Sumire fairly as a rival and heading completely off the rails as a strip-tease love-affair who holds no qualms about getting her way by any means possible. She gets better, but the bitter taste remains.

DESPITE MY OBVIOUS RESERVATIONS, it was a joy to read. Watching Sumire develop and discovering more about her unique introverted-extrovert personality was always entertaining and easily relatable. Sometimes I found myself screaming that she should just figure it out but other times she’s perfectly in control of her emotions and learning all the right life lessons. Her pet and master status-quo with Momo offered enough comfort and allure to keep me reading even when the arcs moved into something not quite as clear cut (mermaids?) Hasumi-senpai was also really likeable for all his adorkable traits, falling somewhere between manly-man and huge softie.
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The end of that relationship couldn’t come quick enough but also felt a little rushed until later chapters where they both reflected properly. He still got the short end of the deal, but they both should have realized sooner.

A real gem if you can put in the time.

... Last updated on July 4th, 2013, 7:35am
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A good one   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by mangalover
August 11th, 2011, 5:45pm
I started reading it in 2008, only some of the first chapters and stopped reading it. Then, three years later, I picked it up again and I have to say, I'm so glad I did!
I think this manga is funny and enjoyable, but as it progresses, we come to a more complex, a little unrealistic plot and two many secondary characters appear, making me kind of wanting to skip some parts.
We come to understand two main characters whose past life choices made them become who they are, Sumire, being unable to be herself and thus others have a different perception of her, as the cool and smart career woman. On the other hand, Takeshi (momo), due to some of the past dealings, have made him kind of promiscuos. These two characters blended well because they needed each other and by living together they unconditionally accepted themselves, though as master and pet.
I just think it took a bit too long for Sumire to realize and not treat him only as a pet, and then when she finally realizes her feelings the story kind of rushed. It focused too much on Hasumi and her..
It lacked a bit of consistency, it felt like the mangaka had so many ideas and wanted to put them all, and only after some chapters she remembered to develop those ideas
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
like when Hasumi gave her the ring and later called to her to try it on at his home, I had already forgotten about that lol

Nonetheless, it had some pretty cute scenes and made me smile and laugh a few times. I totally loved the fact that
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Sumire and her best friend ended up getting pregnant at the same time

About the art, I liked how it is different from the other mangas, it has its own style and I adore the drawings, like the different angles used, nice body proportions and faces filled with emotions.
Overall, I recommend it, if you don't like cliches, this is a good manga!

... Last updated on August 11th, 2011, 5:47pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by plaiin
April 19th, 2014, 8:21pm
This is the manga that got me into josei. I've been looking for something as good as this, with very few results. From the start, the two have great chemistry and the relationship between the two develops in a fun and interesting way. I still have strong feelings about this cute couple and I love how they grow together with the help of the other and it's just really great.
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