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Kimi wa Pet  
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Smart, successful and good-looking Iwaya Sumire works for a big newspaper. However, her boss asks her to leave for being too "perfect" a woman. Feeling angry and dejected Iwaya returns home depressed, and most of all lonely. However, when she finds an unconscious young man lying in a box out the front of her home, she takes him in since he looks like a dog she used to own called Momo. She dubs him Momo and decides to "keep him as a pet." It's the start of an unexpected life together as they overcome obstacles and become quite attached to one another. But can love like this exist?

This manga won the 27th Kodansha Manga Award for shoujo in 2003 (shared with Hachimitsu to Clover).


Related Series
Kimi wa Pet the Best (Alternate Story)

Associated Names
きみはペット Lintégrale
حيواني الأليف
คุณผู้หญิงคือเจ้านาย คุณผู้ชายคือ -
너는 펫
Au pied, chéri! (French)
Kimi wa Petto
My Pet Momo
Sei il mio cucciolo (Italian)
Thiên Sứ Đáng Yêu
Tramps Like Us
You Are My Pet

Groups Scanlating
Doujinshi Adoptions
Eternal Blue

Latest Release(s)
v.7 c.37 by village_status over 9 years ago
v.7 c.36 by village_status over 9 years ago
v.7 c.35 by village_status over 9 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (1237 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.55 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 5th 2017, 7:36am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Kiss (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
TokyoPop (14 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #320 increased(+10)
Monthly Pos #329 decreased(-11)
3 Month Pos #297 decreased(-35)
6 Month Pos #275 increased(+12)
Year Pos #282 decreased(-8)

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On 1210 wish lists
On 2668 completed lists
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Forum Posts
a few questions over 5 years ago
male readers over 5 years ago
Okay, so... [possible spoilers] over 5 years ago
Scene in "Kimi wa pet" over 6 years ago
Kimi wa Pet/Tramps Like Us Manga Gets Korean Film over 7 years ago

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Josei Delight but Drags for the Angst   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by yuufee
July 4th, 2013, 7:34am
For me this series was amazing for one reason and that is Momo. Not only is he uniquely handsome and very well drawn (the art style never seems to fluctuate much for him except for his changing hairstyles) but his exposure as a dancer was both beautiful and masculine, making him very real. His personality was interesting if not elaborated on quite enough.

I was a bit disappointed...
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when the pair finally got together. Every scene seemed overtly silly and/or a little rushed. Especially when wed put in so much time watching the Hasumi-senpai relationship unfold. Momo seemed to shine the most when he was standing out of the spotlight, loving without needing to be loved in return, and for a relationship that was so different and special I think it could have been so much more.

Its understandable that theyd known each other inside out and for long enough that they might have rushed into familial happiness, and I found it terribly sweet that Momo was thoughtful and willing to take such giant steps for Sumire as the older woman, but I would have liked to see them adapt to the newness of romance a little bit more.

All throughout the Hasumi relationship the idea of marriage and children was somewhat precious, and finally with Momo it feels very happenstance. Sumire should have reflected a lot more, as Takeshi deserves. (he doesnt even get the satisfaction of having his true name called) His understanding is saint-like really.

All in all, the author obviously felt very dearly for both of these characters but its almost like she didn't want to write their happy ending. There were secondary characters leaping out of the woodwork for a chapter here and there and family members offering bizarre challenges for the two to overcome, and Id just hoped for something a little more low-key and sweeter.

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Fukushima does a convenient 180 when she goes from judging Sumire fairly as a rival and heading completely off the rails as a strip-tease love-affair who holds no qualms about getting her way by any means possible. She gets better, but the bitter taste remains.

DESPITE MY OBVIOUS RESERVATIONS, it was a joy to read. Watching Sumire develop and discovering more about her unique introverted-extrovert personality was always entertaining and easily relatable. Sometimes I found myself screaming that she should just figure it out but other times shes perfectly in control of her emotions and learning all the right life lessons. Her pet and master status-quo with Momo offered enough comfort and allure to keep me reading even when the arcs moved into something not quite as clear cut (mermaids?) Hasumi-senpai was also really likeable for all his adorkable traits, falling somewhere between manly-man and huge softie.
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The end of that relationship couldnt come quick enough but also felt a little rushed until later chapters where they both reflected properly. He still got the short end of the deal, but they both should have realized sooner.

A real gem if you can put in the time.

... Last updated on July 4th, 2013, 7:35am
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by zengoats
June 8th, 2013, 10:14pm
Phenomenal Josei. I hesitate to describe it as realistic because, let's face it, the premise is that the male protagonist is a pet. Despite this, I think the themes and ideas that the mangaka tackles are very interesting, and she has a knack for creating somewhat believable (I mean, it's a manga, so there is some degree of exaggeration) and warm characters. The story drags a little (14 volumes), but otherwise, I really enjoyed it.
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The Winner Goes To... Kimi wa Petto!   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by sumcogito
June 1st, 2013, 10:44am
This is my all time favorite series - as in out of the hundreds of series I have read. It does have flaws, but it is a great Josei, Slice of Life, Romance etc. and it feels REAL, well at least more than 99.99% of the manga out there. It's simply a charming read.

BTW I am scapegoat regarding my star, so you know it gets a 10 from the heart!

... Last updated on June 1st, 2013, 10:47am
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A Rare Josei Gem   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by MightyMaeve
May 19th, 2013, 1:40pm
Review and rating for entire series (14 volumes)

A rare josei gem! I enjoyed every chapter of this amazingly well-spun tale. It is real, heart-warming, and unique! Older woman meets younger man. Both have much to learn from each other. Even the secondary characters are developed with care and detail, with complete personalities, motivations, desires, etc.

The psychology is wonderfully insightful and each character's development alone and together is like a beautifully flowering blossom. (And don't forget a lovely dose of realistic angst!) What a relief to find a long josei series I can fall in love with!

My complaints are a mere two wee squeak: Why can't josei titles have sex scenes (especially when the build up involves INCREDIBLE, SLOWLY BURNING intensity!) that are as explicit as an intense sex scene in a well-done BL? And the English license title is HORRIBLE. My Pet Momo or You Are My Pet? Sensational!

... Last updated on May 19th, 2013, 1:45pm
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Rating: 7.9 / 10.0
by SilentFaltrnLesrWatr
April 16th, 2013, 9:32am
I really devoured this one, I thought it was excellent in the way that it was so addicting. It has been a while since I've read something so quickly. I thought this was a pretty good story in the way that it was structured, I agree with others that it had excellent pacing and did not focus just solely on the romance like other shoujos tend to do. I do have some qualms with this though, mainly one is
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that the whole issue that she treated Momo AND Hasumi unfairly was ignored. Not only did she degrade one guy, but she basically cheated on another. Master/servant relationship I think is ok mostly because it is not nearly as degrading.. At least the master has respect for the servant. However with this it really was not ok at all and the author just kind of ignored that fact and wanted to give off the idea that it was ok and some type of maybe a normal relationship. Also another problem was that Sumire supposably all the sudden loves Momo (she really should have started calling him his real name btw) but really that doesn't make any logical sense. Considering how she was psychologically warped in truly sometimes believing he was a pet, this MAY be able to be true. But Idk if "Momo" could get over the feeling of being degraded and being cast down in her eyes that easily. These issues don't really add up to me, psychologically as well.
Other than these issues, I thought the characters were well developed, I didn't really get bored of the manga while reading it and it was addicting. So overall it is pretty good.
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Awwwe... UGH! I guess.   
Rating: N/A
by Shadow_whispers
March 9th, 2013, 3:19am
I loved the overall story but HATED one of the female characters! She just ruined the entire thing for me. I think the other lead male got a bullcrap ending, but others think it's sweet... -_-
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Hajiwonkim
December 10th, 2012, 8:39pm
I thought it's a good josei because of the nice ratings it gets from readers so I started reading it. I have to agree that the story was quite addicting to read from vol 1-3 but it went downhill for me on the next volumes. I guess it lost its appeal when
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Sumire started to have a serious relationship with Hasumi while keeping her pet Momo on the side. Talk about infidelity.
Anyway I still recommend this to all josei readers out there because it has all the elements that a josei reader would love (ie Experienced characters, complicated relationships, multiple sexual experience etc.)

... Last updated on December 10th, 2012, 8:45pm
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good i guess   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by kevs926
October 3rd, 2012, 3:23am
i rarely pick up a Josei series, so the good titles are being left out. I am choosy at romance series, i really hate it when main girls gets picked up by a lot of guys so i stayed away on so many shoujo and josei and dark seinen. although this one has some of those, the guys never really lasted for alot of pages or has become an important part of the story.
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although the exception is Hasumi, he is made a main character and it started as hasumi sumire loving each other

it has it good moments although i wish more of
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sumire longing for momo before the epic break up with hasumi. more drama, more cheesy lines, more crying, more of rumi x momo to make sumire jealous. etc etc

oh on that last chapter,
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my heart hurts goes "ouch" at that sumire smile after Hasumi's call. I was like, "you stupid author why bring that back when hasumi x sumire is all over chapters ago"

... Last updated on October 3rd, 2012, 10:05am
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So far....   
Rating: N/A
by slykid
May 5th, 2012, 7:50am
Sooo, I started reading manga about a year ago, I always saw this and avoided it, since it seemed pretty boring...soo today I saw this on my wish list and decided to read this(was sorta in the mood I quess).So I read the first chapter and it was really good, then I read the second and yep, just as good;then I read the third and....hmm its kinda boring but ok....then the forth, my thoughts are, ok thus is getting a little boring now.I then got to the eighth with some skimming....I've now decided to give it a break.I'm thinking that maybe this is because I'm reading this in bed...

Edit:So, it didn't improve but I was ok with that but then volume 7 kicks in and the translations picture quality gets shit and the chapters get cut to 15 pages....from their I skimmed through it, and I finally realised that I was on volume 11 already and....nothing had really happened that was worth 11 volumes..I mean literally no development was made between the owner and the pet.

I have to say, I loved the pet, but really thus hangs went downhill from volume 1...I wouldn't waste your time because their really isn't any romance and the way the charters act can sometimes be very retarded...

... Last updated on May 6th, 2012, 4:09am
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: *some spoilers*   
Rating: N/A
by boo-bop
April 7th, 2012, 9:11am
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I deducted one star only because it dragged on for a loooong time. Too much Sumire and Hasumi and not enough Sumire and Momo/Hasumi and Fuku.
And I don't know why, but I loved Fuku and Hasumi together! When she started becoming his pet her character started getting so complex. Like the thing with her father hitting her, and her having to pay for schooling for her little brothers. I also liked Hasumi a lot more when he was around her (ditto for Sumire), they were both trying to be too perfect around each other. But seriously guys, awesome manga. The ending is worth it.
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