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From Del Rey:

Yaya is a naïve and trusting girl. Hard-rocking, butt-kicking Nana is just the girl to grab hold of Yaya’s timid demeanor and turn it upside down. Can there be anything that terminally shy Yaya and hyper-confident Nana have in common? Well, for one thing, they’re the same person.


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Associated Names
Othello (IKEZAWA Satomi)
Othello (shoujo)

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Latest Release(s)
v.7 (end) by Humanist over 11 years ago
v.1-4 by Hush over 11 years ago
v.5-6 by Humanist over 11 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (440 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.72 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 14th 2016, 7:23am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Bessatsu Friend (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Del Rey (7 Volumes - Complete)

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On 161 reading lists
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Anyue
September 20th, 2009, 9:47pm
well i would personally like to say this has to be one of my top five manga faorites, and i have and "extensive" knowledge, lol. But no seriously this manga was just phenominal.
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Highly recommended   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by carlemb
June 20th, 2009, 11:09pm
Personally, I really enjoyed this series, it's not too long so that it drags but is entertaining all the way through.

Yaya's alter-ego Nana is a very entertaining character to watch. I find the idea of different personalities in the same person brought up by the manga very intriguing... is there another possible 'you' lurking somewhere that just needs the right occasion to bring it out?

Anyways, I thought the character development for the main character in this series was done quite well, with Yaya getting stronger as a person as it goes on. I found her love interest much more believable than the average shojo manga hero which was good.

Overall I would definitely recommend this manga for shojo fans, and for those who like 'alter-ego' stories (eg DN Angel, YuGiOh!)
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interesting and sweet   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by bunny_tsukino
December 21st, 2008, 8:15am
This was a pretty good manga, and had a good finish time. Any more volumes and it would have become repetative and boring. It's an interesting concept, and moves quickly. Avoids a lot of cliches, while still having the elements that make it a lovely shoujo title.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by LemoNeko
November 23rd, 2008, 10:30am
I like it a lot, ..well, it's better than some other manga i've read.
I like the art so much, and the story, even tho it's a bit too much i guess.
But yeah, it's really interesting and it kept me going to the end.
Usually i stopped in the middle if the story is not that god.

... Last updated on November 23rd, 2008, 10:30am
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Mantoki
August 1st, 2008, 3:32am
7 volumes.. wow.. this kept me interested for a good 3.5 hours (its already 6:30 am) and I'm happy i decided to read it. it's been a while since a manga kept me going like this. well in short this is a entertaining manga smile !
solving everything with violence haha, that really is the ideal solution

... Last updated on October 4th, 2008, 9:53pm
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It gets too repetitive...   
Rating: N/A
by flowerzan
July 17th, 2008, 10:53pm
The story was promising but the chain of events within the story becomes too repetitive...(weak yaya gets bullied, nana comes to the rescue, then yaya forgets....then it goes back all over again).

I have to agree with everyone though, I like nana too.

... Last updated on July 17th, 2008, 10:56pm
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i could very much relate to this series i am really like yaya the weak annoying girl and when i became a teenager i acted a bit like nana at school bu   
Rating: N/A
by kokokiki
July 2nd, 2008, 9:30am
i could very much relate to this series i am really like yaya the weak annoying girl and when i became a teenager i acted a bit like nana at school but that's all gone and i am back as yaya once again i don't have split personality though i guess i was just faking it but ithello is very semi real i love the character development .
it was veyy enjoyable to read i don't know why many people didn't like it
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Nana> Yaya   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by bjorie
April 7th, 2008, 6:08pm
I really like this story, though in all honesty, the first volume is the best volume.
Its really hilarious at times, and Nana is really a nice charismatic, violent girl. This is one of the few mangas where I actually took the time out to buy all the volumes, and visited Barnes and Nobles on the exact days it was suppose to come out (usually to be disappointed). It's nice and short, but the ending was lack-luster.
I agree that Yaya was a bit annoying, but there are people out there with that type of submissive personality... I don't think her personality ruined the whole story though.. -_-;;

... Last updated on April 7th, 2008, 6:10pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by renees
March 14th, 2008, 7:46am
Omg, the art, the plot and the characters were all great. I really enjoyed to read this one. biggrin I think the ending COULD have been a bit different, but I loved it anyway. ((: I'll give this a 10- (the minus is for the ending XD).
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Rating: N/A
by Zelly01
February 26th, 2008, 11:52am
hmm... this manga was good but it would be better if it was shorter... the story is really nothing special but i like it a lot. the charackters design is really good too (oww yaya was sooo cute) and i love the end of this manga really it was really great. you can really see how a person change. i think its worth reading...
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