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Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou  
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Yukino Miyazawa is the perfect model student. She's pretty, kind, good at sports, and is always at the top of her class; but she's not all that she seems. It's all an act of deception; she is really the self-confessed 'queen of vanity,' and her only goal in life is winning the praise and admiration of everyone around her.
When she enters high school, she finally meets her match: Soichiro Arima, a handsome, athletic, popular, and very intelligent young boy. Ever since he stole the top seat in the class from her, Yukino has hated him, and has been plotting on how to take back her former place as the object of all other students' admiration.
What she wasn't expecting, however, was that Soichiro, the very boy she hated, would confess his love for her; or that he would find out about her deception - and use it to blackmail her!
Together, they discover that they have more in common than they knew, and they slowly begin to bring out each other's inner selves.

Also included are the following short stories:
The Tiger and the Chameleon - A Promise
for One Week
(Vol. 1)
Ashita Mata Mori de Aoune (Meet Me Again Tomorrow in the Forest; Vol. 4) -
Always an outcast because of her black hair the heroine of the story finds a strange man in the forest - a man from Earth - and he has black hair, too.


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Associated Names
Он и она и их обстоятельства
С его стороны с её стороны
ظروفه وظروفها
그남자 그여자
그와 그녀의 사정
Circunstancias dele e dela
Con trai con gái F3
Elle et Lui
Elle et Lui - Kare kano
His and Her Circumstances
Kare Kano
La situazione di lui e lei (italiano)
Las cosas de él y de ella
Le situazioni di Lui e Lei
That Man That Woman

Groups Scanlating
Aerie Scans
Omari's Sister

Latest Release(s)
c.Special by Omari's Sister over 6 years ago
v.21 c.99-102 (end) by Slow and Dirty over 10 years ago
v.20 c.94-98 by Slow and Dirty over 11 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
21 Volumes 1999 (Complete)
10 Volumes 2011 (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 8, Chap 33 (Episode 26)

User Reviews
Kare Kano by moritana
Kare Kano by Mejust

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (1467 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.55 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 31st 2017, 7:17am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
LaLa (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
TokyoPop (21 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #192 decreased(-5)
Monthly Pos #157 decreased(-15)
3 Month Pos #126 decreased(-24)
6 Month Pos #105 decreased(-2)
Year Pos #94 increased(+2)

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Forum Posts
It has ended! (ending spoilers) over 6 years ago
Kare Kano/His and Her Circumstances Returns in 1-Shot Manga over 7 years ago

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Not bad shoujo   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by PrincessVera
June 22nd, 2007, 3:34pm
This series began in a light-hearted manner, but became darker and more dramatic as time went on. Each character is well-rounded and has their own quirks. I enjoyed it a lot, but I wish the plot had been a little more coherent -- after a few volumes it simply became an endless angsty love drama.
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by gurrla
June 22nd, 2007, 11:41am
Truly magnificent. I really enjoyed reading this manga. It made me feel like I grew up with the characters, like time actually did pass by.
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His and Her   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ratyz
June 19th, 2007, 8:32pm
Possibly one of the most interesting mangas that I would consider. Side characters aren't just complimentary to the main characters but also individuals in their own respect.

High school would be very interesting once more, even I who had detested my high school years now reminisce it all over again with a more broader perspective and had come to appreciate the things that occured, similar to how the lead male character, Soichiro, had accepted what he had went through.

Hilarious, serious and over and over again.

Totally not a waste of time ^_^

Way to go, Tsuda Masami!!
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A gem. Don't miss it   
Rating: 9.7 / 10.0
by elianthos
June 10th, 2007, 9:11pm
As it has been eloquently written in previous comment, it's a long story, but the characters and the plot (especially the arcs not covered by the anime) are really gripping, moving, and addictive. The art improves greatly also. The first volumes sometimes were a bit confusing and the scenes felt a bit crammed, but then the drawings get more and more clear
Back to the characters: they evolve a lot, and even the side characters are graced with some intersting facets and stories.
****semi-vague spoilers ahead****
You have the touching story of Tsubasa and Kazuma, and you see more of Tsubaki and Tonami, and Maho, and Rika, and Asaba ^^.
The 'Arima's arc' is really dark compared to the firts half of the series and to the anime (eh, the anime stopped just when things were getting juicy >.< ), and it really pulls the reader in: you'll find about his and his family's past, and ooh, boy, wait to see and know about a certain character... *squeals* .
But don't be afraid of Arima's descent into his personal and family's hell, oh gentle reader. The mangaka does an excellent job of showing both the darkness and the light. Which one prevails? Read - or even better, buy the volumes *pats her own hard copies* - and see it for yourself ;).
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Kareshi Kanojo no Jijo (Kare Kano)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Orika
May 17th, 2007, 6:40am
Yes! The story is so deep and often so funny and sweet! Miyazawa has a queer character but she and Arima are so lovable! The art at the beginning is more shojo-like, but in the end you see such a great change! The atmosphere in that manga is very refreshing and silent like a beautiful song. It's a recommend for all shojo-manga fans. The mangaka seems to be very cultured and nice, like her manga. I'm happy to have that great manga.
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Funny and Romance   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kelena93
May 7th, 2007, 3:24pm
This is the funniest manga I have ever read, and the romance is nice too!
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i'm done!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by rabookal
May 2nd, 2007, 12:21am
does any one else here get het 'i've finished high', that feeling that makes you want to squeal like a little girl, run around in circles, and beat the crap out of people; all while screaming how awesome the thing you just read was?

yeah ...thats how i feel

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee IT WAS REALLY COOL
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Great Tale   
Rating: N/A
by philip72
April 29th, 2007, 1:14am
I'm a guy who generally hates shoujo, in general I've loathed most everything in the genre I've read, however Kare Kano is a rare and wonderful exception.

The female protagonist is not an emotional masochist, has a strong will and is no pushover, yet she still manages to remain sweet and charming.

The male protagonist too has a backbone and a strong will, but unlike most male shoujo leads who are cruel, narcissistic sadists; he is kind, goodhearted and relatively emotionally stable. He makes for a wonderful change.

The supporting cast are all oddly charming and though Yukino has her ups and downs with many of them, she usually wins them over in the end.

Some of you may feel that a manga filled with likable characters would be boring, but Kare Kano manages to keep you charmed and entertained with every chapter.
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Close to perfection   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Lowlife
April 28th, 2007, 3:34pm
Wow, the last week I've been reading Kare Kano and I've just finished the last volume. This manga has utterly destroyed my sleep in the last few day, but it doesn't matter in the least since it was so worth it.

Kare Kano might be the best manga I've read so far... in fact, I just decided that it is. The series is not all perfect, which is why I won't give it 10/10, but the boring parts were few and far between. The romance is top notch and the drama is amazing as well. I'm fond of the meet-sweetheart-in-school-stories and I've always liked stories where characters are mentally unstable / deceiving as well, so the story fits me like a glove. Thus, it's no great shock that I liked it extremely well.

What wasn't perfect? Well... the Steel snow-play part was quite boring, and sometimes it felt like the story was elaborating a little too much on grandfathers/etc in the Arima-family. I also wouldn't give the series such a high rating based on the first volumes. In my opinion, the story gets better and better and is at it's best, (we're talking 11 out of 10 here) somewhere around vol 15. Some 'darker' sections were needed to get the most out of the characters.

Oh well. the characters.. yea, you'll love them all, seriously. When it comes to the "students", I didn't even get annoyed when the story strayed away from the main couple, and that is something incredible in itself smile And that is true even if Yukino probably is my favorite manga/anime character of all time.

I thank the mangaka with all of my heart for creating this wonderful series. Read this, you probably won't regret it.
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Shoujo at its best   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mangum44
April 25th, 2007, 7:55am
What to say about this series now? Just calling it one of the greatest romance/drama stories ever just doesn't do it justice.

Yukino is one of my favourites characters ever, and one of the more original concepts I've ever seen. This double-faced, incredibly sharp, amazingly strong-willed (yet sometimes insecure), partially evil but always funny girl is the character I'm gonna miss the most. It really is worth it reading the manga just to see her interact with the rest of the cast, with the world, and often just to follow her thought processes. Her reactions to developments are often surprising, yet endearing to the reader. Her simple but powerful "I never said no" little speech (you'll know it when you get there) remains one of the most touching and memorable (and unexpected) things I've ever read. Yes, she's that amazing and more.

Arima is also a good character, always interesting to read. He and his family are responsible for most of the drama in the series, specially in the second half of the manga (the part that's left out of the anime). In fact, he's pretty much the main character in this half. And although I was a little skeptic at first as the author hinted at his future developments, I have to admit Ms. Tsuda did a terrific job in this "Arima arc". Seeing Arima battle his personal demons was truly touching, and the outcome of all this was very satisfying.

The rest of the cast is also comprised of funny, charming, real, memorable characters, and it's a really nice thing that they are all (some more, some less) given space to show themselves and develop. I also love the fact that they are all given some sort of closure by story's end.

This manga does back story like no other. Starting from Yukino, you get to hear the story of her parents since their childhood. In Arima's side, you get to hear about his parents and their cousins, as adults, teenagers and children; about Arima's grandfather (quite a bit), and even about that guy's father, and it's all important to the story as a running theme is the effect parents have on their children's lives. All in all, five (!) generations are explored, to a different extent. And this is a good thing, because it deepens the story as it explains the motivations of the characters to act as they do.

So, to recap: this manga is an exploration of love between teenagers as they bloom and become adults (with its fun, tender and painful moments); it's a look at the world of parents, and how their actions can both screw or save their children; and it's a beautiful tale of young people trying to understand themselves, improve themselves, overcoming their burdens and finding out what their dreams are - and then launching on the life-long trip to fulfill them.

Please give a shot to one of the best shoujo mangas ever written.

... Last updated on April 25th, 2007, 8:16am
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