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Kare Kano: Volume 2by Masami Tsuda
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You know that couple that was obviously meant for each other, and everybody knew it, except them? That's Yukino and Soichiro, the two top students in school, who are capable of anything other than a normal relationship. Still, despite all they've been through, it seems they could finally be getting together. But now, the school's token pretty boy, Hideaki, is intent on wedging himself in between them, for reasons they can't begin to imagine.
Yukino lives for praise and popularity, unwilling to share the spotlight with anyone. But trouble comes in the from of a new boy at school who can do no wrong. She sees him as her archrival; he sees her as a fake, especially when he discovers her true persona. She'll do anything to destroy him...until he tells her he loves her. Turned into a hit anime by the creators of Evangelion, Kare Kano is one of the most anticipated manga titles ever for U.S. fans.
Yukino decides that she wants to confess her feelings to Soichiro. She'll need all of the analytical skills she has to figure out just how to do it. But, does he still love her after he's seen what she's really like? And, will she even get a chance to see him at all when they're both so busy with the school sports festival? Another good-looking boy enters the picture: Hideaki Asaba. He's been hanging around Soichiro a lot, and together the two of them have been turning the heads of all the girls in school. Unfortunately, he hates Yukino, and an all-out war breaks out between the two. This volume also includes an extra story, "Under the Cherry Blossoms," which tells the story of how Soichiro first fell in love with Yukino.
Yukino Miyazawa is the perfect model student. Pretty, kind, good at sports, always at the top of her class. But she's not all she seems.
About the Author
Famed manga-ka (manga artist) Masami Tsuda's Kare Kano has become one of the best-known — and most eagerly-awaited — manga series of the last decade. Kare Kano's unique blend of quirky romance and offbeat, novel plot devices are utterly disarming and have engendered a fan base whose numbers are legion.
Kare Kano — originally published in Japan as Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou — is a modern manga masterpiece. The story began appearing in Feburary of 1996 in Hakusensha's monthly LaLa magazine and was collected thereafter in tankoubon (graphic novel) form in the Hana to Yume Comics line. As of this writing (August 2002), there are 13 volumes in print in Japan, and Kare Kano continues to be one of the top-selling manga series in that country.
Hideaki Anno and GAINAX (the creators of Neon Genesis Evangelion) produced an animated version of Kare Kano which comprised 26 TV episodes and is now being released in the U.S. as His and Her Circumstances.
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