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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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Year Pos #3773 increased(+297)

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Liked it but...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Sayasugizo
September 29th, 2012, 10:45pm
It took Yaya too long to figure out what was wrong with her. Also, there's some parts where Nana comes out when Yaya is in danger when I thought Nana only came out when Yaya looked at the mirror or a reflection of herself.

The relationship between Moriyama and Yaya was dragging. They both started liking each other but it's only somewhere in the middle or near the end of the manga is when they realize they like one another.
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Pretty Good!   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by CurlyJoe
February 25th, 2012, 9:55am
Despite the cliched plot, I liked this manga. Yes, some of her wimpy personality traits were exaggerated, but I did like the character in general, although that part could be improved. Loved the goth cosplay biggrin The art was great! I think this would be a good live action K-Drama if done right without cheesy special effects. If it had a hot male lead and a not annoying female lead, I would certainly watch it. Not the stuff of legends by any means, but certainly worth a try wink

... Last updated on February 25th, 2012, 10:00am
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what the heck.   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by strangledwords
February 12th, 2012, 5:00pm
The only thing that drew me in was the art because it is similar to Mars' mangaka Souryo Fuyumi.
But it turned out to be a waste of time. The plot was extremely boring, and I didn't enjoy any of the characters. Not a single one developed/grew throughout aaall those chapters/volumes.
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Very interesting!! At the beginning...   
Rating: N/A
by netwizard
June 10th, 2011, 9:08am
The beginning of this manga was absolutely interesting!!
The situation around split personality girl bullied by classmates
and dealing with her beloved was exciting))
it was funny to watch how nana pulls pranks on girls
and makes protagonist get embarassed))
however, it lasts right until chapter 10 or 11, when
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
protagonist starts to acting too stupid
he is pissing me off!!!!
why doesnt he tell her about her split personality?
why doesnt anybody recognize nana and yaya to be same person?
they DO have same faces, don't they?
even since nana doesnt use makeup, different appearances or something like that to
become unrecognized!
why yaya doesnt go to hospital or psychiatrist??

stupid character behavior is that what irritates me a lot!!!
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pretty kawaii   
Rating: N/A
by aoi_tenshi
November 11th, 2010, 5:59am
Well, I really enjoyed this, I know Nana probably isn't the type of female to exist in real life, but who cares, it's fiction after all (: the other characters like Moriyama and Hano-chan weren't very developed, and neither was Yaya/Nana, but I still enjoyed the series, it's light-hearted, give it a read, It's not supposed to be a very dramatic manga to begin with. But, like I said, give it a read!
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Split Personality?   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by LUEser
January 13th, 2010, 1:26pm
In this manga series, the author delivered the split personality really well; that Yaya isn't exactly aware of Nana is something that kept me reading. Overall, the story wasn't all that great. If I would have to rate the artwork, I'd give it a 6.5/10. However, it is very common to make characters exact opposites of eachother and I think it shouldn't be like that. The shy and timid person can't always be meek and weak while the energetic and loud person can't always be bright and confident. There's gotta be a weakness for both constantly so that the weak wouldn't always have to play the weak role and the strong wouldn't always have to play for the strong.
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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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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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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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Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by nemo91591
August 18th, 2007, 9:17pm
Someone recommended this story to me, but after I finished the firstvolume I just couldn't stand it. Nana is awesome, I admit, but Yaya pisses me off. Weak characters are the worst so that just completely ruined the whole story. I gave up reading any further.
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