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Karakuri Odetto  
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Odette is an android designed by Dr. Yoshizawa. Wanting to find the ultimate difference between humans and her, Odette decides to persuade Dr. Yoshizawa to enroll her in a local high school. Follow Odette's adventures, as she ventures through high school, in search of the true meaning of being a human!


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Associated Names
Android Odette
Karakuri Odette
Puppet Odette
Puppet Odetto

Groups Scanlating
Bloody Sakura Guild

Latest Release(s)
v.6 c.35v2 (end) by Shiny Translations over 6 years ago
v.6 c.34 by Shiny Translations over 6 years ago
v.6 c.33 by Shiny Translations over 6 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (640 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.4 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 26th 2017, 2:12pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
TokyoPop (6 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #494 increased(+214)
Monthly Pos #1336 increased(+32)
3 Month Pos #2185 increased(+66)
6 Month Pos #2347 increased(+160)
Year Pos #2522 decreased(-125)

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On 1135 reading lists
On 1048 wish lists
On 1363 completed lists
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That ending... over 5 years ago
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Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by whistlebird
August 22nd, 2011, 11:53pm
It's like a slice of life high school sci-fi. Sweet, innocent, and doesn't rush things, and to top it off there's some interesting sci-fi plot dynamics and excitement here and there. Nothing serious or too terrible, but it keeps the pace going. I did think it got a little tedious at times, but the main character's quirky naivete and curiosity kept it cute and funny enough that I didn't mind too much. I loved the parts involving Chris because they were the most interesting (besides the ending) and I also really liked Asao's character. He makes a nice foil for Odette and his huge reactions to her strange questions are funny. The art's also pretty nice. So overall it was not the most exciting or innovative or intense in any way but it was a refreshingly safe and sweet read.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by black.rOses
June 26th, 2010, 4:24pm
Because its so unique in so many ways, when I read, I actually worry that it's not completed and that I won't be able to read more. The characters are extremely entertaining that I sometimes literally laugh out loud.
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Funny manga   
Rating: N/A
by MissRaw
November 7th, 2009, 3:11pm
It's been a long time since I read a manga, and I'm glad this is the first manga I've read in a while to remind me why I liked reading these in the first place.

This manga is so cute and very funny. I definitely recommend it.
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Rating: N/A
by dotsforeyes
June 1st, 2013, 3:24pm
Story: 7/10 (pretty good concept, light-hearted w/ equal parts humor and heartwarming but don't expect closure in the end)
Art: 5/10 (flat but decent)
Characters: 9.5/10 (Unexpectedly great, esp. for the genre. Main character Odette is especially good)
Cliche Factor: 3/10 w/ 10 as extremely cliche (Some re-hashed jokes and the usual school scenarios, but characters were not stereotypical. Very refreshing read.)
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by xorisa
December 12th, 2011, 2:13am
This manga has a great story line. The ending was quite realistic, nothing too lovey-dovey, the idea of how it focuses more on the female lead slowly developing as she enters the human world is fantastic.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by SylvestraArgena
September 15th, 2010, 8:48pm
One might think that the whole android getting accustomed to living in a human world theme is unoriginal and cliched, but I didn't find it so at all when reading the manga, and our heroine Odette explores her world with such innocence, sweetness and humour that you can't help enjoying the story with her. The characters are interesting and delightful, and the story is surprising and never dull. I love the romance in this manga, it is innocent, heartfelt, and sweet, just like the manga =)
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Cute and pure story   
Rating: N/A
by hotarusasaki
March 5th, 2018, 2:59am
I really enjoyed the characters and how they meshed with each other even when they didn't get along instead of just bitch fighting and being nasty, which I've came across in other stories. The story didn't have direction or much plot so it was rather slice of life like. The art isn't great,but bearable. The reason why this gets a 7 is the ending!!!! What was the endingconfused Ugh.... It felt all crammed into one chapter and was not conclusive.... Sigh. That was a big disappointment....
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Entertaining but wasted potential due to lack of direction   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by cherrykookie
January 30th, 2018, 1:43am
Starting with the positives: Karakuri Odette is an enjoyable read. The female protagonist is very likable, and is what makes this series truely shine. For the most part, it makes you want to continue reading, and only becomes draggy somewhere in the middle. Nonetheless, Karakuri is simple, light hearted read. If you are looking for a shoujo with a serious romance and solid plot, then I'd suggest avoiding this series.

The negatives: My main issue with Karakuri, is obvious lack of direction it exhibits. Suzuki Julietta seems to be overly ambitious, and wastes time introducing a vast array of characters and plot lines , without being able to decide to focus on a few and fully develop them. For example, it felt as though she couldn't decide on which male character as Odette's main love interest.
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At first Asao seems the most likely, not to mention that she ditches Chris, although I understand that he was meant more for the one-shot in chapter one, before the series became serialized; and then she introduces Yukimura and makes it seem as though Odette is developing feelings for him, only to completely drop that plot line! And she does this throughout the series, to the point where it became increasingly annoying. She continuously drops characters without tying up loose ends (E.g.:Chris disapearing for 10 chapters or so, Mika-chan, Yukimura, the reason for Odette's battery issue).
This is a real shame, because Karakuri is driven by it's cast, and there are a few great characters who had a lot of potential, and could have benefited from more background story development, such as the professor. Instead, Suzuki introduces even more characters very late in the story who I didn't care for (Shirayuki, Travis/Grace
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mainly due to them being introduced so late in the series, and to purpose an unnecessary over-dramatic conclusion
) The ending was also very unsatisfactory on my end- I felt like absolutely nothing was properly tied up.

... Last updated on January 30th, 2018, 1:46am
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by NoOneSpecial75
May 1st, 2017, 8:06pm
I'd give this series a C+/B-. I remember reading it for the first time back when you could get new tokyopop titles at Borders bookstores, ha ha! Suzuki's drawings are a little rough in chapter one, but they improve. She says outright, and it is very clear that this story was simply meant to be a oneshot, and when she was told to make it into a series, she kind of made it up as she went along, which probably explains the "not" ending.
Of Odette's five potential love interests: Chris, Asao, Yukimura, Travis, and the professor (ok, the professor is more like her "father"),
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Odette does not end up definitively with any of them. In-story Asao has the most going for him, but he's apparently graduating and moving on, plus he's a human (that probably still likes her best friend). To my surprise, Suzuki reveals in the postscript that she planned for Odette to end up with Yukimura - who gets the least 'screen time' of any of the five - but that since he was unpopular with readers she wasn't allowed to do that, and then she basically had no idea what to do -__- .... so yeah... Personally Chris was my favorite character and I feel he was tragically underutilized because he kept breaking and needing repairs and then wouldn't be in the story for a long time.
Romance aside, with her robot protagonist it feels like Suzuki is trying to make some kind of point, though she doesn't seem to know what that is either. 'Robots have feelings too'? 'Humanity comes down to being able to understand each other'? 'Everyone just wants to feel accepted'? Who knows...
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It Doesn't Make You want to Drop It while Reading   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Xiximaro
March 1st, 2016, 8:02pm
The art at the beginning is okay and gets a little better. For all that's worth, for what this manga intends to be, it could be a Masterpiece. I think this was the best story I've read till now about a robot trying to be human and it doesn't get too philosophical while doing it like other works out there, which makes it fresh and less intimidating.
It really makes wonder if a robot with emotions can exist and if it did, would it be like this. The only downside to me, is that it was a little too short and the characters interactions with each other could be more lasting. For example Asao was pretty much a protagonist and still he didn't appear as much time he should even though he was so much important to the MC which made the author draw a little vague ending.
Still this was one of the best character development I've seen till now,
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the robot girl really turns human without even you noticing
which it's a really incredible feet to make a person think like that. This manga made me remember that film with Robin Williams where he was a robot trying to be human, just less depressing. To be honest you'll laugh a lot at the really small details of this work and the best is that you'll look forward to read the next chapter.
You should read, if you want a reason to, think of this as something different like a change of pace or if you are bored of the standard mangas, it's really worth it.

... Last updated on March 1st, 2016, 8:11pm
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