The series is licensed for English-language release in North America by Viz Media, which released the first volume in September 2004 and the last in December 2006.It is also licensed for regional language releases in France by Panini Comics under its Génération Comics imprint, in Spain by Panini Comics, in Germany by Egmont Manga & Anime, in Denmark by Mangismo Danmark, in Sweden by Mangismo Sverige and in Taiwan by Ever Glory Publishing.
One of Karin's classmates who pretends to be Karin's friend.
She takes advantage of Karin's shyness and low self-esteem.
The manga has sold over 4.5 million copies in Japan.
The manga have had positive response from critics for its art, however it has been criticized for not going beyond the shōjo manga boundaries.
When Karin gets drunk, he takes her to his place to sleep it off.
In the morning, he is surprised to discover how beautiful Karin is without her glasses, though he also likes her with them on.Through her relationship with Kiriya, and her new friendship with Nanri she finds her self-confidence.At the end of the series Kiriya proposes to her and they get married.As their relationship grows, Kiriya pressures Karin about sex ("h-things"), but after some arguments he allows her the time she needs to get comfortable with the idea.He has a fetish for groping Karin or observing her bust even during a serious moment, much to Karin's embarrassment of course.Karin has low self-esteem at first and is unable to say the things she really wants to when being used by her so-called friend Yuka and say the things she really wants to say.