Kare Kano, is a manga series by Masami Tsuda. It was serialized in LaLa from 1996 to 2005 and collected in 21 tanko_bon volumes by Hakusensha. It depicts the romance between 'perfect' student Yukino Miyazawa and her academic rival Soichiro Arima, and the relationships of several of their friends.The series is licensed and was published in English in North America by Tokyopop. The chapters from the first seven volumes were adapted into a 26-episode anime television series by Gainax. Directed by Hideaki Anno and Kazuya Tsurumaki, the episodes were broadcast in Japan on TV Tokyo from October 1998 to March 1999.
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