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His and Her Circumstances 

Kareshi kanojo no jijou (original title)
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TV series that tells the every-day stories of a group of teenagers in high-school, focusing on their romances and personal problems.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Atsuko Enomoto Atsuko Enomoto ...  Yukino Miyazawa 26 episodes, 1998-1999
Megan Hollingshead ...  Kano Miyazawa 26 episodes, 1998-1999
Christopher Nicholas Christopher Nicholas ...  Soichiro Arima 26 episodes, 1998-1999
Dick Rodstein Dick Rodstein ...  Mr. Kawashima 26 episodes, 1998-1999
Chihiro Suzuki Chihiro Suzuki ...  Soichiro Arima 26 episodes, 1998-1999
Veronica Taylor ...  Yukino Miyazawa 26 episodes, 1998-1999
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TV series that tells the every-day stories of a group of teenagers in high-school, focusing on their romances and personal problems.

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Official Sites:

Gainax | Hakusensha

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

28 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Entre elle et lui See more »

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Gainax, J.C. Staff, SoftX See more »
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Trivia

While "Kareshi Kanojo no Jijyou" (1998) literally means "The Circumstances of a Boyfriend and Girlfriend", its actual (and official translation used by RightStuf International) is "His or Her Circumstances." While "kareshi" and "kanojo" both mean "boyfriend" and "girlfriend" respectively, they are sometimes used to mean "his" or "her." However, this practice is rarely used outside of textbook Japanese. See more »

Quotes

Kano Miyazawa: that is to say, you would Want a be famous, But He did famous first.
Tsukino Miyazawa: Hey, Do you want a be famous much?
Yukino Miyazawa: Of course! the praise is my motive power!
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits run over films shot while moving through the halls of an unoccupied Japanese high school. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Japanese DVD release has an alternate scene of episode 18 when Yukino and Arima are having intercourse. The Japanese version features some tasteful stills of them. The American release by Right Stuf only features a blank screen. See more »

Connections

Featured in AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture (2005) See more »

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Tenshi no Yubikiri (Angel's Pledge)
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Chockful of Gainax goodness!
14 October 2003 | by InzyWimzySee all my reviews

Man, Kare Kano really surprised me. I finally finished the final volume and I want MORE!

GAINAX first got its hooks into me with FLCL. After a little research, I heard they also made Kare Kano which I decided to try. With Hideaki Anno at the helm, these characters are well-defined and development is solid throughout. The whole concept of masks and true self are key to finding out about the two main characters Yukino and Arima. Add a cast of classmates, family, and others and you have a group that really begin to grow on you as the series progresses.

I definitely think the characters help make this one so enjoyable: from the determined Yukino, all-around good guy Arima, ultra smooth Asaba (BAAAAA!), the young but wise Kano, the manic munching ultra-kawaii gal Tsubasa (voiced by Mayumi Shintani who also was Haruko in "FLCL" - an anime MUST see), PERO PERO, Yukino's dad who's great for laughs, and many more. Kare Kano has a great (and effective) musical score and I dare you to try and get the opening theme out of your head!

This one has a little bit of everything and you might even learn a thing or two!


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