Japanese 4-panel manga written and illustrated by Yui Hara. Kirara Vol.1 PDF series began serialization in Houbunsha’s Manga Time Kirara Max magazine in June 2010 and is licensed in English by Yen Press. Shinobu Omiya is a Japanese high school girl who, five years ago, had a homestay in England with a girl named Alice Cartelet.
Quelle triste fin que celle de Kirara. Elle meurt dans un accident de voiture alors qu’elle se rend à son mariage avec Kompei. Mais l’amour est plus fort que tout et la jeune femme réapparaît bientôt sous la forme d’un fantôme. Seul petit problème : elle a fait un bond dans le temps et se retrouve face à une Kirara adolescente. Un étrange triangle amoureux se met alors en place dont deux éléments, un être vivant et un spectre, sont la seule et même personne. Une comédie légère, piquante et teintée d’érotisme imaginée par l’excellent Toshiki Yui.
One day, Shinobu receives a letter from Alice saying she is coming to Japan to live with her. Surely enough, Alice appears and joins Shinobu and her friends Aya Komichi and Yoko Inokuma at her school. She is soon followed by Alice’s friend from England, Karen Kujo. A graceful, optimistic high school girl, nicknamed Shino by her friends, who previously stayed over at Alice’s home in England. She dreams of becoming an interpreter, but generally has bad grades in English, among other subjects, although she shows talent as a seamstress. She loves western culture, and notably has an obsession with blonde hair.
A girl from England who transfers into Shinobu’s school and lives at her house. Highly intelligent, she loves Japanese culture and speaks the language fluently, but can also act childish at times, and has a complex about her short stature. Alice loves Shinobu, to the point of obsession, and tends to get jealous if she shows interest in others, or if others show interest in her. Shinobu’s classmate, and friend since middle school.
Throughout the series, she increasingly develops a crush on Yoko, however she has difficulty being honest with her feelings, and often snaps at her, only to feel bad about it later on. She frequently misinterprets situations between herself and Yoko, responding indignantly and blushing. Shinobu’s classmate and childhood friend since elementary school, who often serves as the tsukkomi character. Cheerful, boyish, and very energetic, she seems to be oblivious of Aya’s sentiment towards her, however she becomes increasingly aware that Aya cares about her. A half-British, half-Japanese girl who comes from a rich family and was Alice’s friend back in England. She also comes to Japan and enrolls in Shinobu’s school. She is very energetic, fun-loving and carefree, not even worrying about her grades or her getting fat.
She often wears a Union Jack parka jacket over her school uniform and generally speaks in broken Japanese. Shinobu’s older sister who is a fashion model. She is often worried about Shinobu, because of the fact that she is very careless and absent-minded but she manages to handle her very well. Shinobu’s English teacher, who is often seen wearing a tracksuit jersey.
She is kind, meek, and absent-minded. Alice initially sees her as a rival for Shino’s affections, but grows fond of her over time. A home economics teacher who appears after a year has passed in the story and is the homeroom teacher of class 2-A. She is very conscientious about the example she sets for her students, however she also wants to get along with her students, but always ends up intimidating them. She and Karen have an unusual relationship, initially not getting along with her, but warming up to her over time. Karen’s classmate and best friend, who is a member of the tennis club and is often seen bringing Karen homemade snacks. Much like Shinobu, she also has a fascination with blonde hair and sees Alice and Karen as royalty.
Yoko’s younger brother and sister, who are both twins. They are often notorious liars, making up weird tales, and generally speak in monotone. They also help Aya to be more honest with Yoko. The original manga by Yui Hara began serialization in Houbunsha’s Manga Time Kirara Max magazine in June 2010.