"Kare" First Love
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"Kare" First Love

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Synonyms: Kiriya at 13 (Spring)
Japanese: 「彼」first love
English: Kare First Love
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 58
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 20, 2002 to 2004
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Sho-Comi
Authors: Miyasaka, Kaho (Story & Art)


Score: 7.551 (scored by 81318,131 users)
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Ranked: #23052
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Popularity: #975
Members: 15,940
Favorites: 356

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Coy and self-conscious high school student Karin Karino never paid much attention to boys until she met Kiriya, a popular student from a nearby boys' school. Karin and Kiriya embark on a romantic journey despite Karin's classmate Yuka's best efforts to sabotage their relationship, but Karin soon learns that living happily ever after isn't on the curriculum when she becomes Kiriya's center of attention, as well as embittered Yuka's bull's-eye on her dartboard of hate.

(Source: VIZ Media)

Included one-shot:
Volume 10: Kiriya at 13 (Spring)


Kare First Love was published in English by VIZ Media from September 7, 2004 to December 12, 2006; and in Spanish by Panini Comics from June 2005 to March 2006.


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Feb 8, 2011
Kare First Love is just another shoujo manga. I feel that while it does discuss topics that not many other manga do, I also feel that its lackluster leads drag the story down somewhat.

Story: I feel that the story is about average. It does discuss topics like dating older men and teen pregnancy and overbearing parents, and the characters play their parts well. I do feel that the story somewhat reaches a plateau for a little while in the middle. But overall it is a good story.

The real trouble I had with this series is the characters. The two leads are not compelling at ...
Jan 27, 2019
This was one of the manga's I read while in high school. I came back to it about 7 years later and enjoyed it just as much. It's a cute story and the fact that the relationship between the characters flourishes the way it does, warms my heart. It hit a lot of the pressure points most girls have when it comes to strict families and upbringing to start understanding that it's okay to have a boyfriend. Also stresses a good part about how she deals with a teenage boys libido with the way she is. The insecurities and all make it very real. It ...


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