"Kare" First Love
Kare First Love
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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
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SchoolSchool, ShoujoShoujo, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Authors: Miyasaka, Kaho (Story & Art)
Serialization: Sho-Comi


Score: 7.571 (scored by 79347,934 users)
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Ranked: #21392
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Popularity: #823
Members: 15,279
Favorites: 421
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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
DaemonDesiree (All reviews)
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 read more
Jan 27, 2019
chromi2011 (All reviews)
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 read more
Sep 6, 2007
JHyunLover (All reviews)
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
Feb 8, 2009
ishitagupta (All reviews)
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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