Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou

His and Her Circumstances

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kare Kano, Karekano
Japanese: 彼氏彼女の事情
English: His and Her Circumstances
Spanish: Kare Kano
French: Entre Elle et Lui
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 1998 to Mar 26, 1999
Premiered: Fall 1998
Broadcast: Fridays at 18:30 (JST)
Producers: TV Tokyo, GANSIS
Studios: Gainax, J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.591 (scored by 8211082,110 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #15582
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1051
Members: 234,234
Favorites: 2,671

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Yukino Miyazawa is the female representative for her class and the most popular girl among the freshmen at her high school. Good at both academics and sports on top of being elegant and sociable, she has been an object of admiration all her life. However, in reality, she is an incredibly vain person who toils relentlessly to maintain her good grades, athleticism, and graceful appearance. She wants nothing more than to be the center of attention and praise—which is why she cannot stand Souichirou Arima, the male representative for her class and the only person more perfect than her. Since the first day of high school, she has struggled to steal the spotlight from her new rival but to no avail.

At last, on the midterm exams, Yukino gets the top score and beats Souichirou. But, to her surprise, he congratulates her on her achievement, leading her to question her deceptive lifestyle. When Souichirou confesses his love to Yukino, she turns him down and gloats about it at home with only a hint of regret. But the very next day, Souichirou visits Yukino house to bring her a CD and sees her uninhibited self in action; now equipped with the truth, he blackmails her into completing his student council duties. Coerced into spending time with Souichirou, Yukino learns that she is not the only one hiding secrets.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kamimura, Yasuhiro
Assistant Producer, Key Animation, Director of Photography


Opening Theme

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"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 (eps 25)


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 ...
Jul 9, 2010
Mixed Feelings
OK so I really liked this anime the characters in it were great, I loved the fact that it is set apart from almost every other anime in this genre with the lead characters not being the typical boy meets girl, boy likes girl (or other way around) but both being to timid and shy to do anything about it, in Kare Kano they get on with it and happily admit that they like each other, I also loved that the lead characters were real in the fact that when at home they were completely different from when out with friends or at school.

What I ...
Aug 14, 2019
Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou is an anime from the late 90s released by Gainax & JC Staff. It was based off of a manga by Tsuda Masami. And, apparently, she was unhappy with the way Gainax handled it which resulted in it not receiving a full adaptation. So, what exactly is wrong with the adaptation? Let's take a look and see what went wrong. Or maybe she was just being overly picky. We'll see. 


Miyazawa Yukino excels at everything. She's an outstanding student, a strong athlete and is well liked by everyone. There's just one problem. She doesn't show her true personality to anyone outside of her ...

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