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Himitsu no Ai-chan

Himitsu no Ai-chan

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Synonyms: Ai-chan's Secret, Tenohira no..., 18 made ni Shitai xx na Koto!, Yadogiri no Shita de Bokura wa Kiss wo Suru, Koisuru Tantei
Japanese: ヒミツのアイちゃん


Type: Manga
Volumes: 15
Chapters: 73
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 24, 2009 to Sep 24, 2014
Authors: Kaori (Story & Art)
Serialization: Cheese!


Score: 7.761 (scored by 2630 users)
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Ranked: #18902
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Popularity: #1171
Members: 8,152
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Leo is tomboy Aiko's rival, and Ai strives to beat him in everything - like basketball and popularity - but her efforts always fail with Leo always coming out on top. Then one day, she sees her break come through: her brother offers her a job at his maid cafe! But how will tomboy Ai ever be able to pass off as a cute maid? With a wig and a bit of makeup, this becomes possible. She's so much of a different person, even Leo doesn't recognize her! But things start becoming strange when Leo shows interest in her, asking out "Mai" on a date. Ai agrees, with plans in mind to get him to fall in love with her so she can later dump him. Will Ai finally win over Leo, or will her plan backfire just like her many others?

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Included one-shots:
Volume 1: Tenohira no...
Volume 4: 18 made ni Shitai xx na Koto!
Volume 15: Yadogiri no Shita de Bokura wa Kiss wo Suru, Koisuru Tantei


Himitsu no Ai-chan has been published in Spanish by Editorial Ivrea since March 12, 2012 and in French by Panini since August 22, 2012.


More reviewsReviews

May 5, 2010
Lamyisme (All reviews)
The story wasent original at all because there are so many other manga about a girl working at a maid caf'e and falling inlove but i liked this one best because i liked how they mixed basketball in the plot and also that the girl dident look like some of the other characters she has made she was more tom boyish so i liked that alot. It went like this a girl thinks of a boy as her rival even though hes on the same basketball team and when her brother asks her to work at his maid cafe she accepts and meets her read more
Nov 3, 2012
Shadake (All reviews)
1. The story is common - two rivals who are competing in EVERYTHING. The same school and they like to play basketball. The girl always comes by to the boys training and join the matches - she is really good and only one person is better from her.

2. Art could be better, I am not a big fan of the girl's look.

3. Characters are interesting, each one has his own personality so you can love/hate even supporting character.

I used to really enjoy this manga, however with more experience in the romance genre I realized that this title is average at best. No surprised read more


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