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

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Score: 7.601 (scored by 7507775,077 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #13472
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #969
Members: 207,681
Favorites: 2,386

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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 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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Staff

Tsurumaki, Kazuya
Co-Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director
Kobayashi, Noriko
Producer
Kamimura, Yasuhiro
Producer
Masayuki
Assistant Producer, Director of Photography, Key Animation


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"Tenshi no Yubikiri" by Fukuda Mai
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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 ...
Feb 4, 2009
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, ...
Jan 7, 2007
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 ...

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