Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou
His and Her Circumstances
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Alternative Titles

English: His and Her Circumstances
Synonyms: Kare Kano, Karekano
Japanese: 彼氏彼女の事情

Information

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, SchoolSchool, ShoujoShoujo, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.621 (scored by 5473854,738 users)
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Ranked: #12802
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Popularity: #778
Members: 146,549
Favorites: 1,859
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Synopsis

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 Soichiro 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 Soichiro. But, to her surprise, he congratulates her on her achievement, leading her to question her deceptive lifestyle. When Soichiro 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, Soichiro 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 Soichiro, Yukino learns that she is not the only one hiding secrets.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Anno, Hideaki
Co-Director, Script, Screenplay
Tsurumaki, Kazuya
Co-Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director
Kobayashi, Noriko
Producer
Masayuki
Assistant Producer


Edit Opening Theme

"Tenshi no Yubikiri" by Fukuda Mai

Edit 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 (ep 25)



More reviewsReviews

Nov 10, 2006
Crystal (All reviews)
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 read more
Feb 4, 2009
HumanAdventure (All reviews)
Mod edit: This review may contain spoilers.

His and Her Circumstance, Kareshi Kanojo no Jijyou, Kare Kano, whatever you want to call it, there is one important thing you should know about this romantic comedy: not once at all does the male lead accidentally faceplant into the female lead's breasts, nor does he accidentally see her naked when her towel slips off, nor does his hand by chance find its way onto her butt.

Instead, they have sex.

And this is what sets Kare Kano apart from all the other romance anime that have come out in the last decade or two. Those anime are not romantic comedies, read more
Jan 7, 2007
Kanashimi (All reviews)
What's there that hasn't been said about this tale? In all honesty, Kare Kano is a love story through and through. Not to say that it lacks any other aspect besides romance but, it's the kind of show where you become intertwined with the heart more than the funny side-comments or the playful animation. The story is simply about two people in high school who meet, share common-ground, and fall head over heels for each other. Perfect for you hopeless romantics, eh?

Character(s) & Their Development
This one is certainly major for this show. The emotional interaction is at such a high level that at times, I read more
Jul 11, 2019
tingoo (All reviews)
Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou is the proverbial byproduct of Hideaki Anno spewing his contempt fueled ambition all over Masami Tsuda's beloved brainchild of the same title. Long story short, Anno’s layout of Kare Kano differed from the source material and the production process became extremely arduous for Gainax’s staff, leading to a jarring shift in direction after episode 18. Gainax’s Kare Kano was Tsuda’s on acid, taking slice of life-oriented downtime in a comedic direction, and the introspective groundwork to new heights (or lows, depending on how you look at it) through Anno’s masterful understanding of human nature. It tackles the perplexing question standing at read more

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