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Itoshi no Karin

Itoshi no Karin

Alternative Titles

English: Karin who I think tenderly of
Synonyms: Ane Golem
Japanese: 愛しの花凛


Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 21
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 24, 2013 to Dec 24, 2014
Authors: Horiizumi, Inko (Story & Art)


Score: 7.841 (scored by 2840 users)
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Ranked: #13852
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Popularity: #1126
Members: 5,319
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Volumes: /3
Chapters: /21


Meet Yutaka Hanagasaki is 20-year-old gardener at the theme park Fuegaoka. Meet Merun-chan, the mascot of Fuegaoka, with lots of popularity. Hanagasaki just so happens to secretly like her, but can never work up the courage to even talk to her, always admiring her from afar like a flower. A sweet story of how Hanagasaki works up the courage and becomes closer to Merun!

(Source: MU)

Included one-shot:
Volume 1: Ane Golem


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Kawai, Karin
Kawai, Karin
Hanagasaki, Yutaka
Hanagasaki, Yutaka
Kumatake, Ran
Kumatake, Ran
Azuchi, Momoyo
Azuchi, Momoyo
Sakuraba, Hazuki
Sakuraba, Hazuki
Hanagasaki, Nodoka
Hanagasaki, Nodoka

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May 19, 2014
I'm not a fan of writing or reading of reviews, as i think to myself - "why would i rely on someone else opinion, when i can check it myself". So when my eye stumbles upon review - i dont want someone to retell me whole story. I want to know, whether or not author recommends us all to spend our time on title.
And here, as an author - i write - YES - with large letters. I wish i found this manga later, when it would be finished, but now i'm forced to write review with 13 chapters and hunger for more. I wont read more
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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 read more
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Mar 17, 2015
Itoshi no Karin, a short manga iv'e stumbled to. It has 21 chapters, so as for the story it was rather lacking. I dont see where this manga is going nor any potential to it so even i was quite surprised i ended up reading it until the last chapter. The characters are just right, especially the heroine. My first impression of her was that she is "the silent and innocent type", but guess what? she's actually a talkative girl. About the protagonist, he looks like a tad but his personality suits him. The art was probably the reason why reading it was not read more
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