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Synonyms: Hatsu Kare, first boyfriend
Japanese: ハツカレ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 69
Status: Finished
Published: 2003 to 2007
Genres: Drama, Romance, Shoujo
Authors: Toumori, Miyoshi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Margaret


Score: 7.351 (scored by 404 users)
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Ranked: #53252
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Popularity: #6823
Members: 1,444
Favorites: 3


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Dec 1, 2019
LadyAxeFace (All reviews)
Hatsukare is a shoujo manga about Chihiro's first experiences with dating. I've seen much lower quality shoujo than this one, with terrible writing and art, yet at the same time Hatsukare has some really glaring flaws.

The first is that the main couple has very little in common, and know almost nothing about each other. It's not unrealistic for people to date just out of mutual attraction, but it's not much of a basis for a serious relationship, yet at the same time, it seems like one of those shoujo where you're supposed to be reading it hoping they stay together despite the random conflicts read more