Kare Kano (also know as He Says She Says and His and Her
Circumstances) is a story about high school students growing up,
getting involved in relationships and realizing who they are. It
stars Yukino, a beautiful girl who has always been the best at
everything. Thinking she would also be the best in high school Yukino
was horribly shocked when she found a match, a boy named Arima. These
two were obviously meant for each other and after getting to know one
another they fall in love. They both promise to stop
"pretending" to be perfect. This causes problems for them
both. Of course there is a love triangle. Tsubasa (the cutest manga
character EVER ^.^) wants Arima and she always gets what she wants.
Throw in a guy who is always hitting on someone... and you get Kare Kano!
This is a lovely manga filled with teenage issues (self-image, teen
angst and dating.) The characters are really cute (especially
Tsubasa). Arima and Yukino are a very cute couple and deal with many
issues most people can relate to. The story also follows the life of
other teenagers (friends of theirs) as well. I think that is good
since the to main characters don't have to deal with every issue
while the other characters are just there to add to their life.
It was created by Masami Tsuda. It has been published in English by
TokyoPop. It is 13 volumes long. There is an anime which is also out
There is some adult content and issues. But it should be okay for 13
and up. This is an intriguing manga and anime. I suggest you try it
Yukino Miyazawa- The main character. Yukino is prefect, or so it
seems. She gets good grades, is athletic, is beautiful and is always
willing to help. But that's all a show she puts on. Yukino is upset
when Souichirou Arima keeps on beating her at school. What's even
worse is he is the real deal. Yukino wants to be back in the
spotlight and will do anything to make that happen. But when she
falls in love with Arima her plans of being the best come to an end.
She has a crazy (but loving) family who she is very close with.
Souichriou Arima- He's the male version of Yukino, except being
perfect isn't really a show. He does try extra hard to be that way,
though. He has a troubled past and complicated family life. When he
meets Yukino he soon falls in love (after blackmailing her ^_^;).