"Kare" First Love
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 83048,304 users)
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Ranked: #27332
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Popularity: #1144
Members: 16,644
Favorites: 361


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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.



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 ...
Oct 24, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (5/58 eps)
Kare First Love features the kind of tropey set-up I really personally dislike. Karin is super nerdy, mousy, has no real friends, and is a constant target of bullying. Understandably, this makes her really suspicious and even a little hostile to any popular person that acts nice to her, as she's had so many bad experiences, she can only assume they're making fun of her or have some other ulterior motive. However, this also means that's she's basically completely unlikable, with no redeeming features except surprise, surprise she's just so cute when she's not wearing glasses, as if somehow glasses can somehow trick everyone into ...
Jan 4, 2020
Preliminary (3/58 eps)
My review may be a bit skewed since I dropped the book like, 3 chapters in.

But I've never wished so desperately to be a character in a book before (okay I have HAHA)

If I ever met Kara I would do this:
*knock knock tok tok* on her head. "Excuse me where's your brain?? Have you tried looking in the dustbin?" *opens dustbin* "OH wait, even the dustbin doesn't want your brain!"

I was so fed up with her. Ugh. I CANNOT understand why she was so submissive towards the mean girls but towards the ML (sorry, can't rmb his name) she was so aggressive? The difference ...

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