Himitsu no Ai-chan
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Himitsu no Ai-chan

Alternative Titles

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
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Cheese!
Authors: Kaori (Story & Art)


Score: 7.631 (scored by 28982,898 users)
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Ranked: #21192
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Popularity: #2013
Members: 9,640
Favorites: 69


Ranked #2119Popularity #2013Members 9,640
MangaCheese!Kaori (Story & Art)
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Volumes: /15
Chapters: /73


Aiko "Ai" Kasumi is an athletic, tomboyish member of her school's basketball club. She is very popular among the girls and can even outplay the boys' team, with the exception of one person—Leo Amano. His skills on the court are only matched by one thing: his popularity. Envious, Ai proclaims him as her rival, and every day after practice, they compare the number of love letters they each received, which always results in her loss.

In need of workers, Ai's brother employs her at his maid cafe called "Spica." Since she does not appear girlish enough, her appearance is changed with a wig and some makeup. One day, Leo visits the cafe with other members of the boys' team. Worried that they will see through her disguise, she tries to hide, inadvertently spilling drinks on Leo. As she is cleaning up after her mistake, suddenly, Leo asks to go on a date with her. After thinking about it, she eagerly comes up with a plan for revenge—she will make him fall in love with her and then dump him.

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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.

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May 5, 2010
Preliminary (Unknown/73 eps)
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 ...
Nov 3, 2012
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (15/73 eps)
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 ...


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