Itoshi no Karin
Karin who I think tenderly of
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Itoshi no Karin

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Ane Golem
Japanese: 愛しの花凛
English: Karin who I think tenderly of
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 21
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 24, 2013 to Dec 24, 2014
Genres: Romance Romance, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Authors: Horiizumi, Inko (Story & Art)


Score: 7.591 (scored by 69166,916 users)
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Ranked: #21422
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Popularity: #1228
Members: 13,302
Favorites: 207
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Twenty-year-old Yutaka Hanagasaki enjoys working as a gardener at Fuegaoka Theme Park. As a flower enthusiast, he prefers to surround himself with flowers rather than people. The only person he pays attention to is Karin Kawai, the person behind Merun-chan—the popular mascot of Fuegaoka Theme Park. To him, Karin is as beautiful as the flowers he takes care of, and admiring her from afar is usually all that is needed to brighten his day at work.

However, on one rainy day, Yutaka finally musters up the courage to approach Karin. As his actions lead to an unexpected turn of events, the relationship between them begins to blossom.

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Volume 1: Ane Golem


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Dec 31, 2014
Reader beware: this story is so vanilla you'll get a toothache. Itoshi no Karin tells the story of Yutaka Hanagasaki, an overlooked theme park gardener, and his fondness for the popular park mascot, Merun-chan. This is the author/artist's debut published work.

The art in this manga is fantastic. However, the characters are not that strong. No character aside from the two protagonists is developed; they are all merely plot devices. Meanwhile, the main characters aren't flawed enough to be realistic, but they aren't perfect either. The story is rather straightforward, but the ending, while sweet, left something to be desired. There are also some bits that ...
Feb 27, 2018
"It's a hard task to grow the flower we call "love", to make it fully bloom one day. But I want to nurture it as best I can, for the sake of my beloved Karin."

Itoshi no Karin is basically summed up in the quote above. Love isn't an instant connection nor is it a fairy tale where a prince and a princess live happily ever after. Love contains what life has to offer and that is called choices. Itoshi no Karin is a typical lovey-dovey super cute love story about a 20yr gardener and a 17yr high school girl who both work at the same ...
Jun 18, 2019
Not the best in terms of actual romance, but it was really realistic and cute.

This will contain spoilers.

The story was short and every chapter was sweet. I do have the complaint of never seeing them as a couple, as when Yutaka confessed, the manga ended.
The whole manga was really heartwarming.

The art isn't too unique, and there are some panel that are text boxes with a white background and some gradients. But, it didn't bother me, which is the most important part. The character art for Karin was cute, and the flowers were not rushed.

The characters were thought out and real. Yutaka was relatable when ...

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