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Karakuri Odette (Manga)

Karakuri Odette

Alternative Titles

English: Karakuri Odette
Synonyms: Karakuri Odetto
Japanese: カラクリオデット


Type: Manga
Volumes: 6
Chapters: 35
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 5, 2005 to Dec 5, 2007
Authors: Suzuki, Julietta (Story & Art)
Serialization: Hana to Yume


Score: 8.011 (scored by 1875 users)
Ranked: #8252
Popularity: #1217
Members: 4,076
Favorites: 61
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Odette is an android created by the young talented scientist Dr. Yoshizawa. Wanting to find the ultimate difference between humans and his android, Odette decides to persuade Dr. Yoshizawa to enroll her in a local high school. Follow Odette's adventures as she ventures through high school, in search of the true meaning of being a human.

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Yoshizawa, Odette
Yoshizawa, Chris
Kurose, Asao
Ringozaka, Shirayuki
Yukimura, Anihisa

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Feb 22, 2009
I don't like overly praising anime/manga or authors unless I really love it/their work, but I have to say that Suzuki Julietta has become one of my favorite mangakas because of her amazing works.

Story: Robots and Andriods have been done before, but somehow Suzuki Julietta's is different and much more intriguing. Of course it's the life of a robot but somehow it's all exciting and you become very touched when you read about the characters, especially Odette herself. ~

Art: The art is simple but somehow its still very beautiful
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Oct 11, 2011
I have read a lot of robot themed manga, a lot of shoujo manga, a lot of fantasy monster race manga, and I have to say, this is one of, if not the best, manga I have read in those genres.

The art... is mediocre at best. It's typical shoujo, and I despise that art style. There are a few instances where it's not typical, but as I can remember less than 5 panels... I can't give it more. That said, the art wasn't offensively bad. The proportions and facial expressions weren't so out there that it ever took me out of the manga.

Now for read more
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Jul 9, 2015
*Contains a little bit of spoilers*

I decided to read Karakuri Odette because of Suzuki Julietta, hoping that it would be somewhat similar to Kamisama Hajimemashita. To those who came for this same reason, don't expect too much. Anyhow, let's get started with the actual review.

Story : 7/10

This is the only story that I've ever read that has androids/robots but isn't very sci-fi-ish. The story is more about innocence and discovering what it is like to be a human being. The usual topics like love, jealousy, friendship, yadda yadda are discussed. There's a teensy bit of romance as well.

I couldn't give a score higher than read more
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Feb 2, 2014
As I'm someone who hasn't read a whole lot of manga, I can't say you'll agree with the points I mention, but overall, I found Karakuri Odette to be an extremely enjoyable read.

To be honest, I picked up this manga because I found the premise interesting. I'll touch on this later but the primary reason I enjoyed it so was because of character exploration. If you like manga that explores characters, this is for you.


Firstly, the plot: It isn't heavy at all, it's a comedy after all, and this is something I really liked. The story itself starts out slowly and then gains read more
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