Kimi wa Girlfriend is about a girl named Hatsune with a "bad mouth," for lack of a better description. She's kind-hearted, but her mouth spews the total opposite of what she means (which is probably due to the fact that she grew up with only male influence). Thus, she is seen as an arrogant, vulgar girl at her school, but all she wants is a boyfriend. Well, that is, until she gets accepted at the Maidens' Club, where she meets a guy named Kirie, with a somewhat unique habit that happens when a girl comes within a foot of him. Everyone says he's gay, even Hatsune.
How will these two fare? Will Hatsune have a boyfriend at last? Will he be more than just a friend?
Kiimi wa Girlfriend / You're My Girlfriend: A story about a high-school girl who has some personality issues, thus resulting in not having any friends...until she met a guy. Except there's a catch......he's gay. How will both of their lives progress?!?! Happily-ever-after or a situation spiraling out of control?!?!
[Story - 10] The story in Kimi wa Girlfriend really intrigued me. I personally found it interesting to see whether two polar opposites will be able to get along or not. It may be a fairly common storyline amongst manga, but it's always interesting in it's own, unique ways. In this case, a mean girl surrounded by older brothers and a kind boy surrounded by older sisters.
[Art - 9] The art. I always thought that art in manga were very detailed, especially with all those strands of hair and all but this book's art was fantabulous! The expressions fit the environment and situation and at times can be very hilarious. Clean panel layouts with fun(ny) side dialog.
[Character - 10] Usually in manga the girls' personality was kind and sweet but the main heroine in this one totally blew me away. EXACT opposite of what usual feminine personalities were. Every storyline changes made in the middle of the book was extremely off my predictions due to the unpredictability the author has made the characters. Every turn is a new one. Made the storyline POP out and extremely fun to read.
[Overall - 10] A solid 10 hands down. I was drawn in the book from start to finish. The author definitely knows how to do her job right. Satisfied my demands and leaves me wanting more...read more
Kimi wa Girlfriend is and still is my absolute favorite manga read, I've loved to read it and continue on with it's comedy/romance theme and so on. I constantly refer to it as my "inspiration" and manga read of all time. I enjoyed this manga C:
First of all, I apologize for the grammar and spelling mistakes I may make. English is not my mother tongue.
There are lots of good examples in mangas of straightforward girls that find it difficult to build relationships with others: Maria Kawai, of Akuma to love song is the first example that comes to my mind. This is not the case in this manga: I didn´t like the female character at all. I don´t find her "credible".
The story goes about a girl that has no friends because she is unable to communicate properly, and the way her life changes when she joins the "Maidens Club" and meets the president of the club: a boy called Kirie.
I understand that someone may have difficulties conveying accurately what he or she feels. But being too straightforward or being rude is not the same as being "mean".
Hasune doesn't say what she feels in a rude way. She says exactly "the opposite" to what she wants to say. Not only that: she is mean, just because.
Some of the situations are believable, but other are just absurd. There is, for example, a scene in which Hasune bakes cookies for the girls in her class, with the hope of making new friends.
Instead of saying: "Would you like some cookies?" or "Please, have some cookies", I understand a rude person may say something like "Here, take this", and force the other person to take the cookies: "I said you take them!".
But why would she throw the cookies on the floor and say something like: "Bow down and eat. You deserve to eat it like that"?
It makes no sense at all... Is she insane or something? Does she have a personality disorder? I think that having been raised among men isn´t enough justification for her behavior.
The male character is much better. Not good enough to make up for the rest, though.
I gave the manga a 4 because it has some funny moments, but a really didn´t like it.
At first I didn't wanna read this. The cover art wasn't very good, so I thought the drawings would be worse inside the manga. But actually, the art was very well done. Anyways, I thought that Kimi wa Girlfriend was very humorous and cute. One thing I didn't like was how the problems were solved very easily. But overall, it was a great manga.