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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 #675 increased(+4)
Monthly Pos #1264 increased(+104)
3 Month Pos #2149 increased(+102)
6 Month Pos #2298 increased(+209)
Year Pos #2498 decreased(-101)

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On 1135 reading lists
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cute and light   
Rating: 9.4 / 10.0
by whitespade
August 3rd, 2014, 4:38pm
this is a happy, light manga about a girl discovering herself. odette doesnt need to be a robot, an alien, time traveller, god etc could also stand in as someone who discover herself thus my usual irritation about artificial intelligence is swept away. it is also because her character is so charming, with the help of various smiling characters that this character driven manga make me smile the whole way. the only drawback of this manga is that it is too good but it is too short, i would love to journey together with her some more.
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One of the better shoujo-s out there (Sweet, cutesy but deep)   
Rating: N/A
by arrha
December 21st, 2011, 8:21am
If you're looking for a sweet, lighthearted but intelligent read, you could do much worse than Karakuri Odette. The romantic subplot, as already mentioned in the past comments, was subtly executed but satisfying nonetheless even for a hardcore romantic like me. The characters are funny, interesting and relatively 'unique' (by shoujo standards). And the art is nice, though I've definitely seen better, I'm satisfied that the mangaka's drawings were able to convey the different feelings & emotions of the characters.

... Last updated on December 21st, 2011, 8:21am
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Rating: N/A
by shadowwalker
August 12th, 2012, 2:22am
This is a very good read but the ending is very unsatisfactory... there were so many things i wanted to read about i felt the story ended because the author felt its time to end it.. all in all thats not a bad thing but still its disappointing not being able to see Odette's life long quests ending sad i have a complaint about the art too, you can't tell the difference between robot and human emotions on the faces.. all humans also feel like robots because of this. if this was only true for Odette then it wouldn't have been a problem but even failure robots have as many emotions on their faces as humans (i'm sure you can make a good case even with this minor points but i felt as if this was mangaka's one of the first works so she tried to get away with less)
I feel like i only said bad things while its true there are some minor problems with presentation overall this manga is a good story you can read while relaxing. i laughed with Odette, i felt sad with her, i felt happy with her. If you want to spend a relaxing afternoon while reading something don't hesitate to pick this one up. You won't feel disappointed for 34 chapters (i still think it ended prematurely lol)
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It's okay.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by TaeminLuv
January 7th, 2011, 6:05pm
I think I'm the only one who isn't satisfied with this manga. Sorry. I do admire Odette's urge to want to be more human, and she's very innocent about it. She's quite cute. However, I was hoping more of an adventure manga than a coming-of-age one. I much prefer Julietta's Kamisama Hajimemashite so much more.
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Great start   
Rating: 2.5 / 10.0
by tipz
January 24th, 2015, 1:58pm
It had a great start but didn't follow through very well. Ending was disappointing. Art was cool.

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A very smart almost perfect human-like android is made by a young professor of science. She decides that she wants to go to school after reading a school girl magazine.. The scientist allows this.. She ends up instantly meeting girl friends.. But there is also a troublesome bit she ends up bumping into.. And little do they both know how close they will become... Later an assassin android is send to kill her professor.. But the professor found out and put a stop to it.. He then turns the boy into a proper android sort of like Odette.. Chris and odette become close as well. There is different series of events that happen that slowly makes her more and more human.. She goes through the whole manga pretty much in love with Asoa but being an android I guess it's not possible and in the end there is an android that is pretty much just like her and wants her to marry him.. But she is saved by Asoa that to the very end doesn't want to admit feelings towards an android.. So it ends with him graduating and her starting her last year there... That's it...
I think it's stupid that Asao is so abusive to her even if she is an android... And the enough should and could have been better. On the plus side it really makes a person feel for her.
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For the most part nice easygoing and heatwarming story... and supergayish style   
Rating: N/A
by Dickegrobe
January 27th, 2013, 6:19am
This one tells a very likeable story about a robot girl trying to blend into a mostly human world. There is not much drama (for the most part) and the characters shown play well together, allthough, sometimes their character traits do not seem very plausible and just have to be taken as a given.

Talking of things that might have been better... art! Especially all the boys/men look just sooooo gay (I am not talking about sexual preferencesces here...) - all of them are suuuuperslender, painfully overstyled and look just so plain silly (forget your frigging hair stylists and find yourself some barbers)... it makes you wanna laugh... or puke... well, both would work, I guess. I mean, hey, even the assumedly bad bad deliquent guy looks like he couldn't harm a fly except for drowning it while spilling his Latte or crushing it with his iPad (which he had to lay on a table as it was too heavy for his skinny skinny arms).

But don't get the wrong idea - the art might annoy a bit, still, the story really is a nice one and worth reading!
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developing characters yay!   
Rating: N/A
by baniwi
June 23rd, 2008, 8:34pm
So far I really like it. Gorgeous drawings, and better yet, not the typical robot-human story! Its more sci-fi roots shoujo based, looking at the psyche and interactions of a robot whose not flawless and metal at heart but still reasonable and fascinating. The lack of blatant romance and cliched creator/owner-robot relationship is a major plus too.
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Very sweet   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by JHax9999
October 20th, 2008, 1:22pm
I love the relationship between the two androids.
It is incredibly sweet. What a heart-warming story, and what likable characters
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