Mel Kano.
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Mel Kano.

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Synonyms: Meiru Kanojo, Mail Girlfriend
Japanese: メルカノ。


Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 35
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 18, 2005 to May 19, 2010
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Sunday Gene-X
Authors: Oshima, Towa (Story & Art)


Score: 7.021 (scored by 20282,028 users)
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Ranked: #86142
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Popularity: #4327
Members: 4,743
Favorites: 19


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Volumes: /5
Chapters: /35


Shinjou Shouryuu is a healthy 17 year old high school boy. Many of his kouhai wonder why such a great guy doesn't have a girlfriend. Ask him and he'll tell you that between school, work, and saving his kouhais from bullies doesn't leave him much time to go on dates. So he instead goes online to "F.I.L. GATES". There in the chat room his alter-ego, Kakeru, is infatuated with the girl called Hal. Hal sends a message reminding him that Sunday will be the 6 month anniversary of when they first met (online) and that she wants to meet him in person! And let's just say it's not your typical first date.

(Source: MU)



Oct 21, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Mel Kano is like two pretty good manga rolled into one--neither of which ends particularly satisfactorily--plus a very good (though unrelated) one-shot.

The one-shot (chapter zero in the scans) is a prototype of the story, and is one of the better one-shots I've ever read. It's funny, creative, and has a great ending. I highly recommend it.

The first two volumes are a mediocre seinen romance, focusing on the rocky relationship between two classmates who are course and violent in real-life, but are both caring and romantic online.

The last three volumes focus on their part-time job, as investigators for an online social networking site. ...
Aug 8, 2009
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (12/35 eps)
Meet the strongest guy in school, who happens to be a nice fellow (violence doesn't get the better of him, in fact he's getting good grades and a somewhat bad reputation that saddens him), and who likes to craft beautifully written messages on his blog.

Enters a reckless girl who likes to fight, and can't stand her classmate with a fighting reputation, but falls for the online witty writter.

Now, you got two lovebirds that can't talk without resorting to violence or ... mobile messaging !

Overall, enjoyable if you're into sentimental (shoujo) stories, I'm waiting to read more chapters before I decide if it's more than an ...


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