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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: 7.831 (scored by 77497,749 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #11962
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #543
Members: 31,757
Favorites: 739


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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 ...
Mar 30, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Just personal scratch.
Advised, possible spoilers.
Opinion & Informal

Art: 8/10
Anatomy and proportions checked out when they were supposed to look real. I liked how Kasane's proportions would get wild during moments of despair or deep self-loathing. Nature wasn't really showcased at all. Backgrounds looked fine. Supporting details were here and there; they looked fine too. Impact shots were used sparingly which I feel was a slight letdown. I feel this manga could have gained a lot of mileage if it used more impact shots especially during resounding moments of self-pity, regret, and resolve. Facial expressions were nice; they were strong and were able to convey a sense ...
May 18, 2021
Story: this has no pay off, as simple as that, not building, no mystery no nothing ... is void, is a souless attemp as to portray greek tragedies in manga but without impact

Why this has so many good reviews ???? I keep reading cuz i thouth that i would get a huge plot twist at the end that would make this soup opera worth

Characters: oh men here is the biggest issue, they are so 1D that hurts, not even the main character is worth wasting the time i spend reading

Art: mediocre, same face for all the "beautiful woman" and over the top ugly ...

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