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Kanemochi-kun to Binbou-kun  
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Meiji Haruhito (Kanemochi-kun/the rich boy) just can't understand Misaki (Binbou-kun/the poor boy), but quickly falls for him anyway. However, Haruhito's love life is under threat. Not from a cute girl or ex-lover, but from his own grandfather. The boys' grandfathers knew each other when they were young and Haruhito's grandpa is delighted when he meets Misaki, who looks and acts like his late friend and (unrequited) love.


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Associated Names
Kanemochikun to Binboukun
Rich Boy and Poor Boy
Rich-boy and Poor-boy

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.1-6 + Extra (end) by Acme over 5 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (283 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.12 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 17th 2016, 10:42am PST



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Gateau (Ichijinsha)

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Very Good!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sofistree
August 18th, 2014, 9:33pm
Oh god. I broke down crying when Meiji's grandfather was crying on his walk with Misaki. It was so sad.

Misaki is such a nice guy! Love him. And Meiji...hopefully he'll grow up some. I think he could be a good guy. He's a brat in school.

The story is ridiculous in some ways (it's funny), but overall it's sweet and tragic.

The age-changing thing with the grandpa confused me a lot... didn't love that.

I'd definitely read this again, though!
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Read it.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by timenchips
January 22nd, 2014, 11:10pm
Seriously. Just read it. ( T ^ T )

It's cute, it's touching, and it's funny in all the right places (Misaki's grandpa saying "He's sure taking his damn time")
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loved it!   
Rating: N/A
by rumflakes
December 28th, 2012, 4:12pm
the characters were just so cute >w< the grandpa alsdkfjdsla
Like what Justiflake said, there wasn't much explanation, but i don't think explanation was needed since all is shown, not told. Just from their actions and expressions, their thought and their feelings are clear.
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Wasted potential   
Rating: N/A
by Justiflake
December 26th, 2012, 12:47am
The characters were nice and interesting, the overall story was better than your average rich kid / poor kid story, but the dialog and interactions between the main characters were so awkward and bland. A lot of things weren't properly explained, so the character's actions got confusing at times (although that could have been because of a faulty translation, but I doubt it), and it felt like they cut out a part of the book.
The ending, in my opinion, was also unsatisfying. If it was going to be like that, it could have been a lot more enjoyable.
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Rating: N/A
by Himitsu-chan
November 12th, 2015, 11:14am
Kanemochi kun to binbou kun

I fell in love when i'm sixteen. This makes me cry, oh God their Grandfather's love is heartbreaking. No doubt, like the sun and the moon which is very near to each other but cannot be close. But i'm happy that their grand children have a happy ending.. After 10 years lol. This manga is like a painting, it draws me in.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sandyatthebeach1
August 20th, 2013, 3:31pm
amazing. Hideyoshico just has a unique, wonderful style that I'm totally in love with. It's a bit messy and simplistic, and almost awkward and confusing in a way- but that's the reason it's so good. That's exactly the way emotions are, so the style conveys the feelings of the characters perfectly, in an imperfect way.

Also, even though it wasn't a sad story, per se, it made me choke up a bit. I don't mean to ward anyone who's not into depressing stories off, though. This wasn't really sad or upsetting in any conventional way; rather, I think the reason I teared up was because the emotions conveyed were so simple and raw. It's hard to explain, really. You just have to read it- it's sad and funny, sweet, cute, painful, and beautiful all at the same time.

... Last updated on August 20th, 2013, 3:32pm
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Lovely; Though A Bit Confusing   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by toastmuncher
February 10th, 2017, 3:21pm
Highschool love, poor and rich, tsundere and being stoic; I love this type of settings and characters. The art is also beautiful and definitely great care has been taken in drawing the characters but I feel that a little too much was left to the readers imagination. At the end of it I felt that something was missing from the story. I feel bad myself that I am unable to explain this properly even though I am making this accusation, so sorry about this.
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Rating: N/A
by OmNom
November 26th, 2013, 9:22am
.. Was I the only one that got a bit confused rather than enchanted after reading this? I think it's kind of cute, I suppose, but my logical brain just doesn't leave me alone until I have solved a puzzle, especially when the questions occur during the time I'm reading/watching something. Not only did the constant change in grandpa's appearance take me by surprise rather than enrapture me, some details in the middle of the story also made me wonder if I'd missed something important. Not to mention the flow of events for me was too clunky to be comprehensible, let alone enjoyable. And about the characters, at the beginning I thought I would be so smitten with them by now, but for some reasons I found myself not quite so now that I've finished reading. It's very odd, this one. If anything, the art is lovely, and the kids are really adorable.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by fisukisuki
July 26th, 2013, 6:42am
Makes you want to both laugh and cry in the same time...! DAMN IT!

Definitely Recommended!

*still crying and laughing*(mostly grinning with tears of touched and happiness)
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I like it   
Rating: N/A
by Manaacass
April 12th, 2013, 7:01pm
I cried with the old man story :c everytime that grandpa cried i was crying too, and the storyline was cute, the dumb rich boy who doesnt understand the poor life always make me love it. So real. I like the art this is my first manga by Hideyoshico- sensei and i like it biggrin
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