Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou

His and Her Circumstances

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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 7927379,273 users)
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Ranked: #14452
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Popularity: #1024
Members: 224,064
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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, Director of Photography, Key Animation


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)


Apr 16, 2023
This might be one of the best anime I've ever seen, and I've seen over 600 of them by now. I don't get why the rating is so low. Maybe it's not the most accurate adaptation, but adaptations don't have to be accurate to be good. Maybe the visual storytelling got a little too crazy and abstract. Maybe there were too many recaps. Maybe the lack of a proper ending bothered some people. Maybe this maybe that. I'll say this: despite all of that (or maybe BECAUSE all of it), this might go down as the best anime I watched this year. And it's 2:37 ...
Sep 9, 2021
Mixed Feelings
In the last few months, I've been looking at some older anime romance series that have gotten some decent ratings. His and Her Circumstances did come up in that search. Someone I used to talk to about anime sent me a message a while ago and I mostly forgot about it until a few months before this review. I decided to follow up on that message, finally!

Story: Yukino and Souichirou are two top students in their class - they get very favourable grades, they're athletic and are very well liked by their classmates. The beginning specifically focuses on Yukino, who does ...
Jul 18, 2022
An analogy: imagine you're listening to a singer perform a brand-new song that has four verses. Their voice is nothing special, but the first two verses and the chorus tell a deeply relatable, at times heartwarming and at times heartwrenching story... then on the third verse the singer stumbles for a bit and ends up having to repeat the second verse, and on the final verse the entire tune changes and is distorted until it's unrecognizable. How do you rate such a song? Was it good overall? Do its exceptional parts outweigh its stumbles and ultimate failure? Does it matter if the sheet music had ...

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