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"Kare" First Love

Alternative Titles

English: Kare First Love
Synonyms: Kiriya at 13 (Spring)
Japanese: 「彼」first love


Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 58
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 20, 2002 to 2004
Authors: Miyasaka, Kaho (Story & Art)
Serialization: Sho-Comi


Score: 7.711 (scored by 6807 users)
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Ranked: #19742
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Popularity: #412
Members: 12,579
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Volumes: /10
Chapters: /58
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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.


Kiriya, Aoi
Kiriya, Aoi
Karino, Karin
Karino, Karin
Ayase, Nanri
Ayase, Nanri
Kiriya, Shouko
Kiriya, Shouko
Ishikawa, Yuka
Ishikawa, Yuka

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Sep 6, 2007
This manga may seem as though it's one of the typical makeover stories but it's not; sure enough, the protagonist wears glasses and turns out to be a really attractive girl, but issues such as family, first time sex experiences, and other issues such as first love experiences all occur in this manga.

I wouldn't call it a short series or long one, but just about readable! I thoroughly enjoyed it. This manga was sentimental, there were funny parts too, but definitely a touching manga for those who are into shojou and romance!


Also, photography plays quite a main role in this manga, but it doesn't read more
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Feb 8, 2009
Maybe I've grown old and cranky and don't feel as sentimental and "moe" as I should, but a spineless character always having glassy eyes, crying at the drop of a hat and constantly needing assurance, pulling the damsel in distress, fixated with her boyfriend act really annoyed me in this one.

On the plus side, the male lead is portrayed quite realistically, albeit a little too affectionate and obsessed, hehe though I suppose that's what shoujo is all about. Also the mangaka has clearly considered almost every dilemna and heartwrenching issue that adolescents are faced with and has dealt with each such situation very maturely, read more
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Jul 6, 2009
I have seen people who either love or hate this manga. I am one who loves it. Yes is cliched, yes it is predictable. But it is adorable and the artwork is amazing.

The artwork is what first caught my attention when I was looking for a new manga to read. I picked it up and immediately loved the cover. So I figured giving it a read wouldn't hurt. If I didn't like it, I'd stop. Turns out I loved it more than I thought. I read all 10 volumes in a week. just because I had to order in book 5-7.

As for the story, yes read more
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May 27, 2009
I started reading this with the impression that it would turn out to be a cute enjoyable manga to read, with the cool guy falling for the geeky girl. And it was for the first maybe 16 chapters.
But then I really couldn't help getting irritated...The story got stuck on one certain problem and I only got fed up with the main person Karin, and the story got stuck there for too long without moving on.
I think this story could suit those who don't mind cute innocent and a bit oblivious lead characters, but for me it all became to much.
Up to about chapter 16 it read more
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