"Kare" First Love
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"Kare" First Love

Alternative Titles

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: 7.521 (scored by 83038,303 users)
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Ranked: #27322
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Popularity: #1144
Members: 16,643
Favorites: 360


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Volumes: /10
Chapters: /58


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.



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 ...
May 27, 2009
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (57/58 eps)
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 ...
Feb 23, 2011
Preliminary (20/58 eps)
Seriously mannn I totally wasted half my life watching this crap T_T.
Well I wasted maybe an hour, so do yourself a favour and don't read this okay?

Like, the reason I read this was because it was on Mars' recommendation list (awesome manga you've probably read it? If not GO READ IT NOW!!!!!!).

Umm yeah what's the story about?
There's a hot guy and he's popular and a playboy and there's a plain girl who's shy or whatever.
Anyway they start to like each other but girl can't be with boy so she gets depressed and goes to a club gets wasted and almost gets raped. (She's ...

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