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Synonyms: Rui
Japanese: 累-かさね-
English: Kasane
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 14
Chapters: 126
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 23, 2013 to Aug 10, 2018
Genres: Drama Drama, Supernatural Supernatural
Themes: Performing Arts Performing Arts, Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Evening
Authors: Matsuura, Daruma (Story & Art)


Score: 7.841 (scored by 67846,784 users)
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Ranked: #10902
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Popularity: #564
Members: 27,192
Favorites: 628


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Volume 1


Beauty is revered and idolized throughout the world. This is how it has always been, and it is no different for Kasane Fuchi's late mother, Sukeyo—a famous stage actress whose charming image and acting prowess have captivated the world.

Kasane aspires to be an actress like Sukeyo once was. Yet, although she possesses incredible acting abilities, Kasane looks nothing like her mother. In fact, her visage leads many people to wonder if the two are even related. Due to her appearance, Kasane is bullied and ostracized by her peers at school. This makes her dream seemingly impossible to achieve, where good looks are assets in the acting industry.

However, Kasane's life takes a turn for the better when she remembers her mother's words—to wear her lipstick and kiss whoever she desires. Much to Kasane's astonishment, the first person she kisses while wearing the lipstick causes her to temporarily switch faces with them. Now given a chance to pursue her ambitions, to what lengths will Kasane use this newfound power?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Kasane was nominated for Best General Manga at the 39th Kodansha Manga Awards. It also placed ninth on the Zenkoku Shotenin ga Eranda Osusume Comic 2015 poll.

The series was published digitally in English by Kodansha Comics USA from May 30, 2017 to January 8, 2019. It has also been published in Chinese by Taiwan Tohan Co., Ltd. since April 2015; in French by Éditions Ki-oon since January 2016; in German by Tokyopop Germany since December 2016; in Italian by J-Pop since June 2020; and in Spanish by Milky Way Ediciones since September 2016.

The manga received a live-action film adaptation that was released on September 7, 2018 in Japan.

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Jan 16, 2019
I first thought that this manga would be a trashy, edgy, romantic tragedy. Well, I was right about it being edgy. Let's begin the review.

Kasane is a very strange and twisted manga. There are a lot of disturbing themes in this, mostly involving women. It's no Goblin Slayer, but since apparently no work of art is allowed to make anyone feel even mildly disturbed these days, I still must warn you in advance.

The story was a lot better than I expected. It's a bit slow in the first volume, leading you to believe that it's going to be a repetitive 'steal this girl's face ...
Apr 18, 2019
If there was a way to simply describe Kasane, it would be that it is hauntingly beautiful.

At first, I was interested in its uniqueness from other manga. It was cruel, twisted and honestly unbearable to read sometimes but it reflects most of what life is. You find yourself sympathising and, perhaps, seeing yourself in Kasane. As a reader, you are first repulsed by her, as are most of the characters in this manga but as the story blossoms, I found myself loving her and supporting her.

As the manga drew to a close, I let out a breath I didn't know I was holding, ...
Jan 14, 2019
When I read the first chapter, I wasn't expecting much.
A character who is as dark as she is dangerous, who I sympathize with, but actions can't condone, with amazing art and maybe one or two interesting plot points.
Instead I read about characters who are different and layered, all beautifully drawn with a macabre tone. The main character really is dark, yet you cheer her on, as her view of things makes you wonder about your own life, and what could be with another face.
The Art is amazing, a bit dark and unconventional maybe, fitting the story.
Although some moments in the story make you go "Huh?" ...

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