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Kare First Love  
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From Viz media:

Timid and self-conscious high-school student Karin never paid much attention to boys until she met Kiriya, a popular student from a nearby boys' school. Karin and Kiriya embark on a romantic journey despite Karin's classmate Yuka's best efforts to sabotage their relationship, but Karin soon learns that living happily ever after isn't on the curriculum when she becomes Kiriya's center of attention, as well as embittered Yuka's bull's-eye on her dartboard of hate.


Related Series
Binetsu Shoujo (Adapted From)

Associated Names
「彼」first love
حُبي الأول
彼 first love
He's My First Love
My First Love

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Latest Release(s)
v.6-10 (End) by SaD over 10 years ago
v.8 c.3-5 by [ RC-SCANS ] over 10 years ago
v.8 c.2 by [ RC-SCANS ] over 10 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (862 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.76 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 19th 2017, 4:29am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Sho-Comi (Shogakukan)

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English Publisher
Viz (10 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #522 increased(+103)
Monthly Pos #834 increased(+145)
3 Month Pos #1101 increased(+60)
6 Month Pos #1203 increased(+62)
Year Pos #1235 increased(+20)

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On 559 reading lists
On 541 wish lists
On 2660 completed lists
On 132 unfinished lists
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Why "Kare First Love" is a spin off of "Binetsu Shoujo"? over 5 years ago

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Desperately seeking.....   
Rating: N/A
by slykid
April 5th, 2012, 6:42am
Awwwwww, its actually good, when I first read this, it was in my early days of manga, but after a few chapters I got sooo bored, I just had to drop it...I quess its because back then I had a lot of choice sigh* anyway I came back to this after about a year, which is now and yes it is typical but its a very rich typical, I feel like this is one of the originals(its well done) tbh this is exactly like that manga ...erm I can't remember the name but the titles pretty long and it has three names, the last begins with a H...or what ever anyway this is the less smutty version of it, so tbh I prefer the other one.I like it because I think I'm desperate for new manga.......(oh how I envy those who still have a wide range) :'(.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by born2shop
March 21st, 2012, 4:48pm
Oh my gosh I love it!! One of my all time faves. Read it a long time ago, but I still get that gushy feeling just thinking about it.. I absolute love the art the story and the characters, Everything about it had me hooked from the second I picked it up!
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good :)   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by maranair
March 16th, 2012, 6:04pm
i think this is the first manga i read!!! so of course i love it!
it's sooooooooooo cuteee!!!!!!!!
now, i know that there are better mangas.. but there are much worst!!!!

thank you Kare First Love!! thank you!!! smile
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Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by kichiX
February 11th, 2012, 9:11am
I am a glasses wearer and I can tell you that taking of your glasses, while changing your appearance slightly, does not make you transform from a "plain" girl to a "beautiful girl". The mangaka clearly used this as oportunity for an "ugly duckling turned Cinderella" type of scenario. The main male lead is so superficial; he kisses her when her glasses fall off and she becomes "beautiful", but doesn't think much of her appearance before that point.
In short, the first three chapters were enough to turn me off this. How I ever got to the end the first time (I was re-reading) is a mystery!
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Seemingly Cliche, but Look Closer.   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by yongzhi93
October 25th, 2011, 12:55pm
It's certainly what you would call a standard shoujo, not least because of all the cliches it employs right from the beginning. Socially awkward, never-had-a-boyfriend-before four-eyes somehow meets a seemingly flirtatious hottie and they end up hitting it off. Of course we have our rivals and ex-flames and misunderstandings but everything works out eventually.

Where it stands out and goes beyond the intial 7 rating it promised was the character development. Our characters grow. Karin, who's hid in some shell and feared challenging the status quo for all her life, eventually wises up and makes pretty big decisions for herself in spite of her parents' opposition. Kiriya is interesting: superficially, he hasn't changed much; but more discerning readers will realize he's managed to let loose of a lot of old insecurities, especially the guilt that's hung over him all this while, and become much more natural and relaxed around his friends. So this character development, I think, is the series' saving grace to differentiate it from the sea of cliche out there.

... Last updated on October 25th, 2011, 12:56pm
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made me love shoujo   
Rating: N/A
by chapiz
October 6th, 2011, 8:11pm
this was one of the first shoujos i read and it made me fall in love with shoujo manga...its a pretty good start for anyone who hasnt had much experience reading shoujo manga and im sure u'd love it...i personally fell in love with Aoi because he was like the best guy lead ever(well thats what i thought then) but anyway its a great manga filled with cliches,if ur into them, and it has a cute happy leaves u satisfied.
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Kare first Love brought out the romance and shoujo-ness crazed human within me   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Elu-hamu1
December 20th, 2010, 8:20pm
One of my first shoujo manga,( come to think of it this was the one that made me shoujo or romance crazed!) This is why i will always truly remeber this! I loved the Art, the Plot, Character/s and development and simply the shoujo-ness that is portrayed whithin this manga. I mean , you got to love the part where he takes offf her glasses and Love struck! XD CUTE KAWAIII
OVERALL i loved this manga, not because it was my first manga but it was actually a very sweet and decent mangaw which moments that make you heart melt!!!! HIGHLY RECOMENDED
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Rating: N/A
by maplegirl102
December 4th, 2010, 12:03pm
The art is OK but the story is really overused. Shy, smart girl that is bullied has super hotty fall in love with her. Girl bully comes in and tries to get in their way. Girl and guy overcome challenge and start going out. Girl finds out guy is super rich but has a sad past and mean family. A bunch of other guys and girls try to get in there way. Blah blah blah they end up happily ever after.
Sometimes you need something classic but it isn't all that special to tell you the truth bigrazz
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cute ;)   
Rating: N/A
by areumlee
November 28th, 2010, 2:22am
this was a nice romance read smile nothing much more pretty much just focuses on the two main characters. I thought they could have focused less on sex was kind of awkward at a lot of parts none plus..i would have liked the girl to grow a backbone.
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Rating: N/A
by Syrrasyrran
November 3rd, 2010, 6:44pm
Okey,this is the BEST manga i ever read, and i have read really many..!
At first I didn't like it so I stopped reading it, but then after maybe 6 months I became interested and gave this a chance and yes, it was good that I did it!
I read the entire series in one day and I just love it, it was about everything and I was so happy when I saw what happened in the end of the storie.

give this book a chance because after about 4 chapitel you simply can not stop reading it. smile
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