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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: 7.741 (scored by 5016 users)
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Ranked: #20192
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Popularity: #974
Members: 9,437
Favorites: 178
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Yutaka Hanagasaki is a 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!

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Volume 1: Ane Golem


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Dec 31, 2014
y120 (All reviews)
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
Mar 17, 2015
Morrisummer (All reviews)
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
Feb 27, 2018
DrYumYum (All reviews)
"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 read more
Jan 16, 2019
monn (All reviews)
Chapter 21, fully completed it!

Some spoilers at the very end (with spoiler warning)

Story 7:
At first (10 or so chapter) it was marvelous but sadly it started to stagnate and show it's flaws (as i heard it was this authors first work). While it made me all warm inside and if you go with the flow of the storyteller you can manage it, but i have my doubts here too many plot holes and too many unanswered question and too many unquestioned questions.
Story by it self is mild and easy going - having mild romance, comedic elements and slice of life but it was like a read more


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