Real Girl
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Real Girl

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English: Real Girl
Synonyms: 3D Kanojo, 3D Girlfriend
Japanese: 3D彼女〈リアルガール〉


Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 48
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 23, 2011 to May 24, 2016
Genres: RomanceRomance, SchoolSchool, ShoujoShoujo
Authors: Nanami, Mao (Story & Art)
Serialization: Dessert


Score: 7.501 (scored by 92119,211 users)
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Ranked: #25322
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Popularity: #547
Members: 22,427
Favorites: 321
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Real Girl
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Tsutsui Hikari is an otaku, and he mostly avoids social life. Hikari has only one friend at school, who is also a social misfit, and he is mocked brutally by most of his classmates for being creepy and weird. One day, he ends up having to clean the school pool with Igarashi Iroha, who appears to be pretty much everything he hates in real-life girls. She skips school, has a blunt manner, doesn't have female friends, and seems the sort to be promiscuous. However, she is friendly to Hikari, and even stands up to the people who make fun of him. Hikari's bitterness and trust issues lead him to say pretty harsh things to Iroha, but she never dismisses him as creepy. After a while, it starts to look like Iroha may become his first real-life, 3D girlfriend! Will he be able to handle it?

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Real Girl was published digitally in English by Kodansha Comics USA from May 30, 2017 to January 30, 2018.

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Jan 14, 2018
TotoroTheGreat (All reviews)
When it comes to romance stories, authors often opt for a plot-driven story instead of a character-driven one. What this often leads to is the creation of fairly forgettable and shallow characters with personalities that don't spread out in a more human fashion. This is especially true for high-school romance dramas.

However, people often forget that what works best for a romance drama is a character-driven story. Without going much into the depth of the internal conflicts of a character, it is easy to not find emotions to attach to a character. And this is a very essential device that an author must use read more
May 2, 2018
poikamo (All reviews)
3D kanojo was a series that had me excited from seeing the first few episodes of the anime,with an initial impression of a budding romance between two young high schoolers that would develop into something different from many of the other romance manga. Sadly, that was not meant to be.
Between hashed over cliches that only served to introduce mostly useless characters that the story could've have done without, you have a couple that you actually want to root for. Tsutsui and Iroha were people that were interesting to learn about, albeit sometimes frustrating to watch over. However, finding their sections after read more
Jul 28, 2018
Ysixion (All reviews)
I came to read this manga because I had watched the anime and I wanted to know how it was gonna finish. To be honest I had no expectations since I found the anime pretty bad.

The first part of the manga is exactly the same as the anime, so I was pretty disappointed about that (I was hoping that maybe they had only done a bad adaptation but no).
Luckily, this disappointment disappeared after I read the whole manga.

Just to make you know, this manga has clearly not the idea of showing you the life of an otaku. The author probably wanted to make a protagonist read more
Apr 27, 2018
Asunakob (All reviews)
So we have 3D Kanojo-Real Girl . What seems to be another typical shoujo manga (which it kinda is) does indeed do some things a lot better than others.
The story is character based and revolves around a third year high schooler boy otaku who is , well your typical otaku he does all night anime watching , reads lots of manga , plays lot's of games and so on.
And his counterpart is a strange and beautiful girl who somehow comes to like him.
Since I don't wanna spoil anything that's all the story you get but keep in mind that the ending seems a read more

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