This story revolves around Sumire Iwaya, who is a successful career woman at a major newspaper agency. Does successful in work means everything? She soon found out otherwise. Join her trying out a new strange relationship with a human pet, Momo, in the modern society today, and how they maintain this master & pet relationship.....
Note : This series received the 2003 Kodansha Manga Award.
Title: Kimi Wa Petto きみはペット, or (Tramps Like Us)
Mangaka : Yayoi Ogawa
Genre: Josei, Comedy, drama, mature
Serialised by : Kiss
Published by : Tokyopop
Japanese Release: 14 Volumes complete
Eternal Blue , Ushi,
(source from Mangaupdates)
Scanlations : Up to Vol 6 Chap 29.
J-Drama Series :
Official Jap Website
J Drama Reviews
i first came across it after reading Candy Life (another one volume series by her) and I heard this was good. Personally, I recommend these series to gals who are about to step out into the working world, or even young gals for a different perspective of life. This is somewhat a practical outlook of the working life out there, and the complicated love relationships, that may come along. Of course, it may be a bit outrageous here but it reflects sometimes how a girl/woman struggles with her life and the decisions that she had to make.
So, let's talk about this series... How do you find the story so far ? Would you ever want a Momo as a pet?? (I would thou, if i can afford )
Last edited by Nami; April 26, 2009 at 08:15 AM.
Well, I'm not even a female, let alone a josei. I'm a 20-y.o. man, but somehow I really enjoy these series. I like the contrast between the realistic relationships between main heroine and her sempai at work, and relationships she has with Takeshi. Somehow I think this manga cives a glimpse of how complicated simple things can be.
And I like the character of Sumire. It's like the mangaka didn't make this image, but drew some existing person. She is really alive in the manga. I like that. ^__^
P.S> Yeah, I always had dreamt of having a human pet(female, of course), and when I came across Kimi Wa Pet - relations between Iwaya and Momo kina reflected my own imagination of having a human as a pet...
Is the drama anygood?I want to watch the drama . I read a lil bit of the manga and was wondering if the drama is like the manga.
I have only seen the first few episodes of it.
I like the actress who acted as Sumirere, and if you are a Jun Matsumoto fan, you'll definetely like him acting as Momo.
However, the drama stops short, so it's better to keep to the manga series, which talks further about Sumiere's boyfriend keeping a 'cat' as well. Go figure
i love this series actually. although, i'm only through to Volume 13, as released by Tokyopop. As far as the Jdrama, i loved it, but i stopped about halfway. i was afraid i'd watch the ending, and then ruin it when i read Volume 14. Tokyopop will release that volume in february. i hope i can wait that long. i have to say i liked Jun Matsumoto in this series better than i liked him in Gokusen. although, technically speaking, i may have just not liked the character.
I'm probably one of the biggest fan of Matsumoto Jun. I think he's awesome at acting including he's hot.
both download links are dead, nami. I just recently got interested in this, and i can't find any manga it's not at mangatraders either. and EB is gone?
Thanks, I've edited out the links. Guess it's licenced and complete, so maybe a good bet would be your nearest bookshop? EB is out for a long while.... you haven't read any chapters yet?
no unfortunately i haven't. -_- hmm. since it's been completed for a long time now, there's really no chance finding it in the bookstores. the only josei i found was Nodame. >.<
I think it's called "Tramps Like Us" in the Tokyopop releases. I don't know if that will help with finding it.