Girl Friends
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Girl Friends

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Synonyms: Girlfriends
English: Girl Friends
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 35
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 21, 2006 to Aug 21, 2010
Genre: Girls Love Girls Love
Theme: School School
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Comic High!
Authors: Morinaga, Milk (Story & Art)


Score: 8.091 (scored by 2225922,259 users)
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Ranked: #6002
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Popularity: #343
Members: 47,171
Favorites: 2,832


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Mariko "Mari" Kumakura has always been an excellent student, but because of her quiet and timid demeanor, she has always been isolated from her peers. However, the outgoing and popular Akiko "Akko" Oohashi plans to change that by becoming Mari's best friend through her constant optimism and persistence. The two, along with Akko's other friends—the carefree Satoko Sugiyama and energetic Tamami Sekine—deal with the troubles of school and everyday life for teenage girls, discovering just how difficult growing up can be.

As they spend more and more time together, Mari and Akko's affection for each other grows. Beginning to wonder if friends are supposed to feel this way, how will this affect their budding relationship?

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Girl Friends was published in English by Seven Seas Entertainment into two omnibus volumes known as Girl Friends: The Complete Collection from October 2, 2012 to January 8, 2013 and in Polish by Studio JG from October 17, 2014 to August 8, 2015.


Taguchi, Urara
Sekine, Tamami
Kuno, Chiharu


May 11, 2009
*=After completion

Anyone who can appreciate a good romance story will enjoy Girl Friends, even if they do not specifically love shoujo-ai/yuri.

*This is the pinnacle of the genre, in yuri romance for slice of life manga. This is the masterpiece of its era and is likely not going to be dethroned from most highly rated and best critically received yuri for a long time.
Most of my thoughts are unchanged. I am mostly just following up with the review to assure people that this is well worth it all the way to the end.


When it comes to school & slice of life manga, it often feels as ...
Jul 5, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Girl Friends is a frustrating manga. On one hand, the main two characters and some of the side characters are very well written and their stories are really engaging to read. On the other hand, the pacing is so terrible that it's hard to recommend anyone actually sit through it to get to the parts that are actually really good.

Before I get ahead of myself talking about the bad, let's talk about what works, which is a lot! Mari and Akko are very compelling protagonists, who have almost equal time as the POV characters throughout the story. The slow development of their platonic and ...
Jan 18, 2017
If you are told that this one of the better yuri mangas, then you'll probably expect too much. For me yuri is basically a more challenging romance, the thing is that this manga's focus isn't the romantic relationship, but the daily lives of our couple. In essence this is a Slice of Life manga about high school teenage girls doing their best to be cute through appearances. If you like conversations about cute make up, cute shopping, cute dresses, cute hairdos, cute faces, cute school events and basically cute girls doing cute (commercialized) things, this is the manga for you. This is so because the ...

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