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Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou (Manga)

Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou

Alternative Titles

English: kare kano - his and her circumstances
Synonyms: His and Hers, The Tiger and the Chameleon: A Promise for One Week, Ashita Mata Mori de Aou ne, Meet Me Again Tomorrow in the Forest, KKNJ
Japanese: 彼氏彼女の事情


Type: Manga
Volumes: 21
Chapters: 103
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 22, 1995 to Feb 24, 2005
Authors: Tsuda, Masami (Story & Art)
Serialization: LaLa


Score: 8.231 (scored by 8494 users)
Ranked: #4162
Popularity: #202
Members: 17,413
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Yukino Miyazawa is the perfect model student. Pretty, kind, good at sports, always at the top of her class. But she's not all that she seems. It's all an act of deception; she is really the self-confessed 'queen of vanity,' and her only goal in life is winning the praise and admiration of everyone around her.

When she enters high school, she finally meets her match: Souichirou Arima, a handsome, athletic, popular, and very intelligent young boy. Ever since he stole the top seat in the class from her, Yukino has hated him, and has been plotting on how to take back her former place as the object of all other students' admiration.

What she wasn't expecting, however, was that Souichirou, the very boy she hated, would confess his love for her. Or that he would find out about her deception - and use it to blackmail her!

Together, they discover that they have more in common than they knew, and they slowly begin to bring out each other's inner selves.

Also included are the following short stories:

Vol.1: The Tiger and the Chameleon - A Promise for One Week

Vol.4: Ashita Mata Mori de Aou ne (Meet Me Again Tomorrow in the Forest)
Always an outcast because of her black hair the heroine of the story finds a strange man in the forest - a man from Earth - and he has black hair, too!

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Sep 14, 2014
Now I wouldn’t really describe myself as being a big fan of the shoujo genre and to be perfectly honest I always normally hate series that centre around high school students (so perhaps I am not the best person to be writing a review for this series but oh well). The reason for this is that these stories have been done again and again thousands of times and have become stale but here we have Kare Kano (short version of the title) which is for all intents and purposes one of these old boring high school romance series that we have all seen far too read more
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May 30, 2008
Kareshi Kanojo no Jijō (Kare Kano for short) is an amazing journey of a group of high schoolers with the main focus revolving around the power couple Soichiro Arima and Yukino Miyazawa. It is falsely advertised as a simple comedy/romance genre manga. There is so much more to the story, to be specific, there is a very dark side that makes the reader's heart wrench in pain as they watch the character struggle and grow. It has elements of psychological drama that are in line with stories such as "This Ugly Yet Beautiful World," "School Days," "Ef-A Tale of Memories," and "Elfen read more
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Aug 2, 2008
In typical fashion, I decided to read this manga months after watching the anime adaptation. And, while, the anime remains partly true to the manga, the manga itself offers so much more than what the anime ever could. Not only that, but it continues past the anime's ending point - the cultural festival, or more importantly the stage play that was taking place. As this is actually quite an important part of the story.

Now, I know what you're thinking - 'this is just another high school romantic comedy manga'. You know the ones, boy meets girl, boy likes girl, boy read more
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Dec 4, 2013
I am absolutely entranced by Kareshi Kanoujo no Jijou.

Underneath what may seem a simple romance budding between our main characters, Arima Souchirou and Miyazawa Yukino, lies a multi-faceted story of love, childhood, family and friendship. I have to admit, in the beginning, I have underestimated this manga. The art did not particularly appeal to me and although the story did, I was sceptical about whether or not it could capture my attention.

I was wrong.

With 21 volumes, Kareshi Kanoujo no Jijou (Kare Kano in short) seemed like a huge read. Well it was, to a certain extent. But what comes from that huge read is read more
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Both are nice shoujo series with a school setting, written and illustrated by Masami Tsuda.
In both the female protagonist is usually calm and collected, but can get quite lunatic (and funny) because of a guy. Nanoha’s eensy-weensy monster really reminds of Yukino’s true, crazy personality.
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