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Ai Hime - Ai to Himegoto  
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They met. They kissed. They parted without a word. The next day, he turns up at dinner with her parents... And he's her father's stepbrother! Seven years her senior, and her uncle by marriage alone, he has been trusted with the duty of living with her as an "uncle" while her parents are working overseas for two years. Even though they're not blood-related, can Mao decide to love him and go through the struggles to be in love with him?


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Associated Names
あい・ひめ - 愛と秘めごと
حُب وَ أسرار
Ai Hime
Ai Hime - Love and Secret
Bí Mật Tình Yêu

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v.1 c.Missing Pages by Someday Soon (3140d ago)
v.3 c.13 (end) by Serenus-Dreamers (3503d ago)
v.3 c.12 by Serenus-Dreamers (3624d ago)
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3 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (1145 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.15 / 10.0
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February 21st 2015, 12:11am PST



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Betsucomi (Shogakukan)

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Don't believe at the high rating   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by lahtigurl
July 8th, 2011, 3:01am
Another cliched, boring shoujo with cardboard characters and no major plot development. The main couple are overly sweet and lovey-dovey in a cringe-worthy way. And did I mention that this is a complete snorefest which you often read when you have nothing to do on a rainy day?
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Rating: 9.7 / 10.0
by Mangafan54
June 11th, 2011, 12:23pm
I love this manga! Is so cute and sweet! The art, the story, and the characters are all so great! i was worried it was going to be a really dramatic manga with all sorts of twist and a dark past, but i wasn't. It really showed how their love and relationship becomes deeper as the story progresses, not it a dirty way that many manga do(which ruins it and makes me hate it) but in an emotional way. It's a great story that i think anyone would love!^_^
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Must Read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by octoberstormxx
January 23rd, 2011, 4:59pm
This is definitely on my highly reccomended list... the art is beautiful and so is the relationship. It's absolutely heart-warming and I could read this manga again and again and never tire of it. If you're looking for something cheery and romantic this would definitely be a manga you should read.

I will say that I did think the female protagonist lacks some in character... she does develop some background in the later chapters but the novel ends with you still knowing very little about her past-life before she met Jin-ni. Nonetheless, it's not as if she's lacking so much that it isn't a great read, I was just hoping for an insightful chapter about her that never came.
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Most Beautiful Shojo EVER   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by JLove
January 15th, 2011, 5:42pm
This is my all-time favorite manga. The art is beautiful, the story is beautiful, and their relationship makes me sigh (happily. and jealously) =) I'm a harsh critic, and even I give this a 10. I'd give it even higher if it was technologically possible. wink completely recommended.
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My Fave Romance Shojo   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by sarablack10
January 13th, 2011, 7:31pm
This manga still stands to be my favorite shojo romance manga. It incorporates a lot of the things I like such as age gap, height/size difference, lovey dovey touchy feely, live in lovers, absent parents, guardian relationship, just to name a few! I don't give out tens often, but this, I feel, is a nine for sure. Yes, I was put off a little by the beginning on how they met and kissed all of the sudden and the ending. I love the art and the male lead especially. Sure, this isn't especially deep, but it's heartfelt and meaningful. It is also refreshing as it's not fully ridden of angst and drama, its simple in a beautiful, elegant way. I could read this over and over. In fact, I think I will.
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Love this!!!   
Rating: N/A
by whiteangel624
December 4th, 2010, 7:12pm
I really love mangas with happy endings, meaning: THEY HAD CHILDREN!!! hehehehe.....I really do, I have had a hard time finding such mangas but reading this manga was woth the find!!! (^^,)
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by kichiX
July 6th, 2010, 7:28am
I do admit that the first chapter - which sets the premise for the whole story - is a little...unrealistic? Apart from the low probablity that the very guy she kisses and falls in love with is her uncle, to fall in love after just one kiss without knowing each other seems a little shallow. However, that being said, I do believe the mangaka did that to prevent the story dragging on. It's refreshing that the manga focuses on what happens after they get together - rather than the process leading up to it - in a very slow, unmelodramatic way while still keeping you rapt.The development between their relationship, the closure the ending gives and the length of this manga - not too long, not too short - all combine to make this a beautiful, light read without any of the usual shoujo heroines and whinnings that go with them
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by vampiremaddy
July 3rd, 2010, 5:57pm
Oh dear lord, I absolutely adored this!! It was so gorgeous. The mangka has shoujo down to a pan. She doesn't bombard us with tasteless smut or unnecessary angst; there is the right level of romance and sexiness. Furthermore, whilst the heroine is not an ass-kicking woman, she is not weak and pathetic. Plus, she's really cute. You can see what the male lead sees in her; I would wink

There is also some romantic opposition, but it is more realistic; when she meets his old girlfriend rather than her turning out to be a backstabbing bitch she is a normal woman; after all, this annoys me in shoujo (why nice people date heartless bitches). There's nothing too dramatic in opposition.

I'm torn between wanting this to be much longer, and being glad of the short length which means it wasn't dragged out and tedious. The art is really pretty too, which is rare for a shoujo of this nature! Definitely recommend!

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One of my favorite mangas of all time.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by LovinManga
May 29th, 2010, 4:07pm
I can't say enough good about this manga. Wish I could find more like it - romantic w/o being smutty and altogether lovely. I sometimes go back and read it again just for the pleasure of the story and the characters' development.
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One of my favourites!!   
Rating: N/A
by alicerose
March 21st, 2010, 1:23pm
this manga is one of my favourites .Everything about it is good; the art, the story, the telling.
I especially liked the way the wee bit of smut in is done well not like other mangas where it focuses more on the smut and not the stuff behind it.
I also liked the way that there are no real complications[except the parents and that is resolved well] to the story, it just focuses on how their love plays out.
Another thing that I love about this story is the way that the mangaka ends it ;with a bit on what happens after not just a "they live happily ever after" that tends to keep you guessing.

Bottom Line : This manga is a must read for all those who want a change from the complicatedness of other shoujo mangas.
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