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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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Sho-Comi (Shogakukan)

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English Publisher
Viz (10 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #594 decreased(-12)
Monthly Pos #934 increased(+76)
3 Month Pos #1160 decreased(-62)
6 Month Pos #1204 increased(+61)
Year Pos #1228 increased(+27)

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On 559 reading lists
On 542 wish lists
On 2659 completed lists
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Why "Kare First Love" is a spin off of "Binetsu Shoujo"? over 5 years ago

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argh! frustrating (?)   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by angeltheya_12
August 30th, 2010, 12:10am
argh!! how do i explain this! i just finished the manga after.. 2 days( i think) cause i skipped some chapters. It was fun reading it, but i dont know it was kinda frustrating, its like i needed to finish it no matter what! but then i dont want to read it anymore (that's why i skipped some chapters)... but i like the plot (typical shoujo)... hmm ok, i'm getting it! This manga DOESNT have refreshing days! i mean it's always problem after problem after problem! there's no Arc where kiriya and karin(?) had a very free day that the didnt have to worry their self!! and so i skipped cause it's becoming frustrating having all those tight days. i bought volume 7 and 8 that's why i started reading it... i'll reccomed this for those readers who likes typical shoujo... but! dont get me wrong! the manga's characters are cool and cute.. i like their behaviour..

... Last updated on August 30th, 2010, 12:14am
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Cliche to a tee   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by merlockmagus
January 19th, 2010, 12:16pm
In the end, I started skimming through the chapters to find something redeeming. Nanri is a nice side character, but that's about it. It might be a nice manga to read if it's your first shoujo, but the plot and the characters have been rehashed time and time again in many other manga. It's not anything special in my eyes.
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Simple but good   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by John21
December 2nd, 2009, 5:01pm
Manga is quite realistic, as neither the guy or girl is perfect which is good. Both have weak and strong points. Art is good. Story doesn't drag at any point. Ending quite predictable. Its simple but its good.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by lilevilgal
October 27th, 2009, 9:15pm
when i first read this. like early in the beginging when i hjust started reading manga, i was really impressed with the story line, characters, drawings..etc. but as i read a greater variety of mangas. this one started to pale in comparison. i still feel that the art is one of the best for a shojo manga but the plot is starting to wear thin. so overall its not that fantastic but it definately worthy of some praise.
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A first   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by XileDragon
August 4th, 2009, 1:43pm
Well, this is a first. Usually ratings here are pretty representative of the actual content of the manga. But wow, this was totally off. I cannot even begin to describe how unbelievably disastrous this one is.

Here's your run-of-the-mill REALISTIC (haha) plot: Guy stares at girl on train. Guy flirts with her and does perverted stuff. Girl falls in love with guy. If this is the author's view of how love develops, well then, good luck is all I can say.

And as a word of caution to all those out there: if you insist on reading this, then please have your brain removed from your skull before starting this manga experience.

... Last updated on August 4th, 2009, 1:54pm
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Best Romance Manga I've Ever Read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by NejiTotallyRulz
August 2nd, 2009, 5:13pm
Like the subject says.
I've read tons of shoujo mangas but KFL is still the best.
It's romantic, it's cute, and the artwork is simply beautiful.

And unlike some great addictive romance mangas out there, KFL didn't have the two main characters breaking up all the time, if you know what I mean. Sometimes I'm just reading a manga and I feel that everyone is trying to break the two main characters up. KFL had it's ups and downs but there was never anything totally heartbreaking.

It's may be considered a typical shoujo manga, but it's quite realistic in it's own way.
That's another reason why I liked this manga, it was realistic for two people in love. There were unrealistic parts of course (what else do you expect from a cute romance manga?), but KFL talked about how Karin and Kiriya got together from the beginning to the end. There were also family and work problems, which adds to the reality of this manga.

The relationship development between Karin and Kiriya is very detailed. You get to see how they get closer to each other each step of the way. The mangaka doesn't miss a single moment. Not many manga's are blended with a sense of innocence/cuteness and seriousness while still focusing on the romance genre completely. I loved the fact that it was completed by the time I started reading it so I didn't have to wait for the scanlations -.-" And the ending was not rushed like some mangas, it was clear and straightforward. This manga can really make a girl feel all sweet inside, some of the romantic moments are too cute for words <3333 This manga is an inspiration to those of us looking for our one true love.

... Last updated on August 2nd, 2009, 5:35pm
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It was alright   
Rating: N/A
by BigBangLove
July 16th, 2009, 11:51pm
One of the 3rd series I read.
Despite the fact I hadn't read much, I thought it was okay. The art is so beautiful. But I didn't like how Karim was so shy.
Also the topic of sex did carry on way to long.
Their wasn't anything really intruiging about this manga
This is a very typical shojo manga. I would recommend it to people who love simple plotlines and just want a breather between mangas. This isn't necessarily a happy manga but it isn't a deep one either.
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by rebeccasuzanne
July 16th, 2009, 7:53pm
This started out ok, the art is not the best which turned me off. I think it was a little drawn out and I probably would've just put it down had I not just been stubborn and wanted to finish what I started. It got too predictable and too ideal I think...
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read this at 15 an aww.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by willnira
June 30th, 2009, 12:53pm
When I read once again this manga at my 17 years, I just can think 'Yeah shit, like the popular would always be with the geek...F*ck that, its always a bet or hangover', and also showed me that boys will always be boys...

You might read it if you're waiting for a relationship sweet like they have
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Great Manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Molenir
May 28th, 2009, 4:00am
Looking at some of the comments here, I have to admit to being rather surprised. I've read a lot of various mangas, and most of them simply don't compare to this one. Yes its a bit cliche, but compared to some like Hot Gimmick, or Akuma de Sourou this is simply outstanding. The characters are fun and enjoyable. The constant fights are realistic. If you've ever been in a relationship, you know you fight about the smallest things. While there was some bullying, it wasn't ever present. Girls weren't being raped, guys weren't abused horribly. Every other character you meet wasn't trying to split up the main characters, and yes it had a happy ending. Overall hard to find fault with it. While those other mangas might have a lot of extra drama, for the most part, it just makes the story that much more unrealistic.

I thoroughly enjoyed this manga. If you're in the mood for some light romance, and fun, then give this a read.
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