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Girl Friends

Girl Friends

Alternative Titles

English: Girl Friends
Synonyms: Girlfriends
Japanese: GIRL FRIENDS

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 35
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 21, 2006 to Aug 21, 2010
Authors: Morinaga, Milk (Story & Art)
Serialization: Comic High!

Statistics

Score: 8.321 (scored by 13641 users)
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Ranked: #3032
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Popularity: #189
Members: 25,960
Favorites: 2,517
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Volumes: /5
Chapters: /35
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Synopsis

When it comes to grades, bookish high school student Mariko Kumakura is at the top of her class. Socially, however, she is shy and lonely, typically eating lunch by herself. Enter the charismatic and beautiful Akko Oohashi, whose goal is to befriend Mariko and burst her out of her introverted shell.

In the process of transforming Plain Jane Mariko into one of the cutest, most popular girls in school, deep feelings begin to emerge that suggest something deeper than friendship. Will these feelings destroy the budding relationship between Mariko and Akko, or will it turn into something else?

(Source: Seven Seas)

Background

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.

Characters

Naru
Supporting
Taguchi, Urara
Supporting
Kuno, Chiharu
Supporting


More reviewsReviews

May 11, 2009
kaigen (All reviews)
*=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.

Story:

When it comes to school & slice of life manga, it often feels as read more
Jul 31, 2008
Master10K (All reviews)
Girl Friends is a Shoujo, Yuri, Romance manga about the friendship between girls slowly developing into something more. Manga readers who enjoy reading, or just feel like trying some Yuri manga, will probably be satisfied with this one.

Set in a typical Japanese all-girls Highschool, the story is about your shy, attentive girl (Mariko Kumakura) who’s lived a fairly dull and uneventful life but things change once she becomes acquainted with her brash, popular classmate (Akko Oohashi). That basically sets the foundation for this story, revolving around Mariko, who changes in many ways, after being exposed to a variety fun experiences that her new friend has read more
Dec 28, 2014
UkiSes (All reviews)
Pillow fight! (Not really)

Yuri is a really misunderstood genre. Usually it is paired up with hentai because of its occasional sexual nature (Lesbianism). However that is not usually the case when reading actual good yuri that is not a one shot. Girlfriends is a prime example of that.

At first this series doesn't feel that much like Yuri. Even with some elements of ecchi being thrown into the mix. It takes a while for Mari, and Ako to go from point A, to point B. And that is why this manga series is a delectable buffet. The writing is just superb. It's as if the read more
Aug 5, 2014
iSuckAtWriting (All reviews)
Girl Friends was one of the first manga I read when I started getting into yuri. Strangely, rereading it made me realize I lost my passion for a romance with no guys. I don’t dislike yuri, but I can’t be bothered to read something anymore just because it’s a girl-on-girl romance. I say this because my mistake reading it the first time was expecting yuri right away, leaving me disappointed. Don’t do that.

Part of the reason Girl Friends can disappoint impatient readers who expect yuri right away is its story. It’s the classic tale of a popular fashionista—Akko—bringing an unassuming bookworm—Mari—out of her shell. But read more

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