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Kare First Love (manga)

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Alternative title:
Lui - Primo Amore (Italian)
『彼』 first love (Japanese)
初恋的悸動 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Themes: photography, school
Plot Summary: Karin Karino, a student at an all-girls school is shy and somewhat of a klutz. She is easily taken advantage of by her classmates when it comes to doing homework and doing after school chores. Aoi Kiriya a student at an all-boys school is Handsome, popular, and intelligent. Both seem to be exact opposites, but soon their paths intertwine when Kiriya accidentally pulls up Karin’s skirt on the bus while actually trying to return a book she dropped. Kiriya goes to her school to give back her book but ends up asking her on a date. Kiriya teaches Karin to stand up for herself and to teach her to not be afraid of falling in love.
User Ratings: 176 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 20 votes (Eng:12, sub:8)
 Excellent: 44 votes (Eng:24, sub:9, dub:8, others:3
2 Swedish
1 German
 Very good: 43 votes (Eng:21, dub:11, sub:8, edit.dub:1, others:2
1 Danish
1 Swedish subtitled
 Good: 33 votes (Eng:13, sub:13, dub:5, ?:1, others:1
1 French
 Decent: 15 votes (Eng:8, sub:6, others:1
1 German
 So-so: 14 votes (Eng:10, sub:3, dub:1)
 Not really good: 2 votes (Eng:1, sub:1)
 Weak: 3 votes (Eng:3)
 Bad: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: 1 vote (Eng:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 468 users, rank: #171 (of 6565)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.671 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.7368, rank: #1747 (of 7212)
Weighted mean: 7.515 (Very good−), rank: #2359 (of 7212) (seen all: 7.80 / seen some: 7.21 / won't finish: 4.95)
Bayesian estimate: 7.519 (Very good−), rank: #1443 (of 3433)
Number of tankoubon: 10
Number of pages: 184
2002 to 2004 (serialized in Sho-Comi)
2005-03 to 2007-05 (Germany)
2005-06 to 2006-03 (Spain)
2006-04-07 (Sweden)
Release dates: We have 63
Links: We have 2
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Graphic novel
    Kare First Love (GN 1) 2004-08-11 (from $3.24)
    Kare First Love (GN 2) 2004-12-28 (from $4.95)
    Kare First Love (GN 3) 2005-03-15 (from $3.11)
    Kare First Love (GN 4) 2005-06-15 (from $7.99)
    Kare First Love (GN 5) 2005-09-06 (from $1.86)
    Kare First Love (GN 6) 2005-11-29 (from $6.69)
    Kare First Love (GN 7) 2006-03-07 (from $7.16)
    Kare First Love (GN 8) 2006-06-13 (from $7.99)
    Kare First Love (GN 9) 2006-09-12 (from $3.17)
    Kare First Love (GN 10) 2006-12-12 (from $7.99)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story & Art: Kaho Miyasaka
Japanese companies
Publisher: Shogakukan
English staff
English cast
Translation: Akira Watanabe

Adaptation: Kelly Sue DeConnick
Cover Design: Hidemi Sahara
Andy Nakatani (Vol. 8-10)
Michelle Pangilinan (Vol. 1-7)
Editor-in-Chief: Alvin Lu (Vol. 1, 9-10)
Editorial Director: Elizabeth Kawasaki (Vol. 9-10)
Executive VP: Hyoe Narita (Vol. 1)
Executive VP Of Marketing: John Easum (Vol. 9-10)
Executive VP Of Sales: John Easum (Vol. 9-10)
Interior Design: Hidemi Sahara
Lettering: Steve Dutro
Managing Editor:
Annette Roman (Vol. 1-8)
Megan Bates (Vol. 9-10)
Production Director:
Noboru Watanabe (Vol. 2-8)
Production manager: Noboru Watanabe (Vol. 1)
Hyoe Narita (Vol. 2-10)
Seiji Horibuchi (Vol. 1)
Sr. Director of Acquisitions: Rika Inouye
Sr. Director of Licensing: Rika Inouye (Vol. 1)
Sr. VP of Marketing: Liza Coppola (Vol. 9-10)
Touch-up & Lettering: Steve Dutro 
Touch-up Art: Steve Dutro
VP of Marketing: Liza Coppola
VP of Publishing:
Alvin Lu (Vol. 2-8)
VP of Sales:
Joe Morici (Vol. 1)
Liza Coppola (Vol. 2-8)
VP of Sales & Marketing: Liza Coppola 
English companies
Licensed by: Viz Media
French staff
French companies
Publisher: Génération Comics
French cast
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
Publisher: Panini Comics (Spain)
Spanish cast
Italian cast
Italian staff
Translation: Simona Stanzani
Italian companies
German staff
German companies
Translation: Christine Steinle
Serialized In: Manga Twister
German cast
Danish cast
Danish staff
Translation: Mette Holm
Danish companies
Publisher: Mangismo Danmark
Portuguese staff
Portuguese cast
Translation: Karen Kazumi Hayashida
Portuguese companies
Publisher: Planet Manga
Swedish staff
Swedish cast
Swedish companies
Publisher: Mangismo Sverige
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Licensed by:
Daran Culture Enterprise (volumes 1-4, cancelled)
Ever Glory Publishing Co., Ltd.
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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