Ranked #1675

Venus wa Kataomoi (Manga)

Venus wa Kataomoi

Alternative Titles

English: Venus in Love
Synonyms: Platonic Venus, Love for Venus
Japanese: ビーナスは片想い


Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 58
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 5, 1999 to Jul 5, 2004
Authors: Nakaji, Yuki (Story & Art)
Serialization: LaLa


Score: 7.771 (scored by 489 users)
Ranked: #16752
Popularity: #4005
Members: 1,401
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College: A time for new friends and new loves—and getting confused about which is which. It seems like Suzuna is on track to land Eichi, the guy of her dreams. But her other new friend—the beautiful Hinako—has some interesting information regarding Eichi that's going to force Suzuna to take a second look at the whole situation. She's about to discover that love can come with some unexpected competition.

(Source: CMX)


Venus wa Kataomoi had nine volumes published in English as Venus in Love by CMX Manga from November 14, 2007 to July 6, 2010.


Uozumi, Eichi
Uozumi, Eichi
Ashihara, Suzuna
Ashihara, Suzuna
Kashiwagi, Honoka
Kaji, Hinako
Ikeuchi, Yuki
Fukami, Shinya

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Jul 6, 2008
It's a great manga! If you like school's stories with love and funny situations, you have to read this manga. You'll enjoy it!

I like this manga because I like stories like marmalade boy: teenagers who find their first love and they must pass hard situations; but the story always have an humor tone and the characters are amused and cheerful, though at times they are serious and matures too.

I really recommend this manga, especially to the girls ^^. It's very beautiful and amused.

P.D.: I'm sorry if some words and frases are wrong, I'm spanish!
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Dec 10, 2009
May contain some spoilers, please read at your own risk.

This manga had a lot of loopholes. Events were too shallow and rarely were there any big conflicts or challenges, which makes it a lot less realistic. Also, events happen very fast and if any challenges are met, they are often resolved quickly by very random acts of hugs or kisses, which again shows the unrealistic nature of the manga. There was often a lack of capturing the right sort of emotions or mood that was needed to reach a certain point for a particular event to progress. For example, Hinako and read more
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Dec 7, 2010
I would highly, highly recommend this manga to anyone who enjoys a light-hearted romance with some comedy.

Unlike most other romance manga, this story starts off with unexpectedly, surprising you. While the romance between the two main characters takes a bit to develop, once they're in love, there's a lot of interesting stuff that happens. You'll find yourself wondering what's gonna happen next.

The art is not complex, though it is not simple nor ornately drawn. I'd say the art is just about right, allowing you to appreciate it while letting you pay more attention to what's happening in the story. The author really illustrates the character's read more
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