Ranked #998
Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou

Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou

Alternative Titles

English: His and Her Circumstances
Synonyms: Kare Kano, Karekano
Japanese: 彼氏彼女の事情


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 1998 to Mar 26, 1999
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Miyazawa Yukino is the perfect student. Kind, intelligent, pretty and modest, it's unbelievable that such a person could exist. Little did everyone know Yukino's perfection was just a facade. An act to fulfill her desire for praise and admiration. Her life took a turn however, as a newcomer to their school Arima Soichiro topped the exam rankings. Arima is more then just intelligent, he's also kind, handsome and modest, an unbelievable person who can actually exist. Even worse luck, Arima found out Yukino's secret, blackmailing her to help him out. Their odd relationship soon develops into friendship and eventually into love. But can their love prevail through the many problems that come their way?

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Adaptation: Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou

Characters & Voice Actors

Arima, Soichiro
Arima, Soichiro
Suzuki, Chihiro
Suzuki, Chihiro
Miyazawa, Yukino
Miyazawa, Yukino
Enomoto, Atsuko
Enomoto, Atsuko
Pero Pero
Pero Pero
Kiyokawa, Motomu
Kiyokawa, Motomu


Anno, Hideaki
Co-Director, Script, Screenplay
Tsurumaki, Kazuya
Co-Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director
Kobayashi, Noriko
Assistant Producer

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Nov 10, 2006
Kare Kano was a romance anime that could have become incredibly great, if it had the proper budget and ideas from the producer to actually complete the show properly. Unfortunately the stale ending that Kare Kano ended on left myself and I’m sure many other fans in frustration. Based on the popular shoujo manga by Masami Tsuda, Kare Kano is about the blossoming love between two high school students who lived a life of lies, pretending to be the perfect person for their own reasons. Being able to truthfully open up to each other, their initial friendship turns to love. Sadly, life isn’t so easy read more
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Feb 4, 2009
His and Her Circumstance, Kareshi Kanojo no Jijyou, Kare Kano, whatever you want to call it, there is one important thing you should know about this romantic comedy: not once at all does the male lead accidentally faceplant into the female lead's breasts, nor does he accidentally see her naked when her towel slips off, nor does his hand by chance find its way onto her butt.

Instead, they have sex.

And this is what sets Kare Kano apart from all the other romance anime that have come out in the last decade or two. Those anime are not romantic comedies, they are comedies with sexual tension. read more
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Jul 10, 2008
You're not going to get what you expect.

At first the series is very similar to your standard Shoujo anime. The main character is a cannonball of humor and humanity - not a dainty wussy female heroine. She's someone a real female can relate to.

Visually, as the anime progresses, it delves deeper into an avant-garde style of presentation. It becomes less of an animated series and more an experiment in visual storytelling. I actually appreciated this aspect of the series and looked forward to seeing how the story would be told in each episode. From the popsicle stick figures, cityscapes, flashing images, sketch book drawings, etc. read more
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Jan 7, 2007
What's there that hasn't been said about this tale? In all honesty, Kare Kano is a love story through and through. Not to say that it lacks any other aspect besides romance but, it's the kind of show where you become intertwined with the heart more than the funny side-comments or the playful animation. The story is simply about two people in high school who meet, share common-ground, and fall head over heels for each other. Perfect for you hopeless romantics, eh?

Character(s) & Their Development
This one is certainly major for this show. The emotional interaction is at such a high level that at times, I read more
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both main characters are academic rivals and boy seems to be a natural in terms of looks and brains while the girls works hard to get where she is. Kare Kano like Kaichou wa Maid-sam is a must watch. 
reportRecommended by Mwu
Another anime series where two top students constantly bicker and compete to be the best. It's also similar in the way that they're surrounded by a group of friends who are quirky and fun, mostly to offset the tension between the two main characters. 
reportRecommended by reika
The main character is also a female student, whole initially has a rough start with the male lead. 
reportRecommended by jaxu3878
They both have comedy and the school life setting. Also there's a pair (Miyazawa and Arima) who are against eachother in the beginning but end up falling for one another. 
reportRecommended by PandaPuff
Kare Kano begins with two characters who don't realize that they have fallen for each other. As the series develops, the characters learn, grow, and come to accept themselves (and each other) just as they are. The theme of character growth is similarly laid out in Kimi ni Todoke. 
reportRecommended by chisaki
They're both shoujo titles which possess a very believable romantic theme between It's two leading protagonists. Also, similar jokes and animation are used throughout both series which denote how similar these two titles really are. 
reportRecommended by Killuan

Opening Theme

"Tenshi no Yubikiri" by Fukuda Mai

Ending Theme

#1: "Yume no Naka e" by Enomoto Atsuko and Suzuki Chihiro (eps 1-24, 26)
#2: "Kaze Hiita Yoru" by Yuki Watanabe & Maria Yamamoto (ep 25)

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