Kira-kira Kaoru – きらきら馨る

kira-kira-kaoru-00-logoAfter committed suicide, a young girl named Sagiri can not go to Nirvana (Heaven) because of her sin. As punishment, she must serve as a guide in Sanzu River, the realm between the living and the death. After doing her job for 300 years, one day she was assigned a task to guide a man’s soul who arrived at the realm to return to living world, because the man is not yet dead, according to his fate. Sagiri fell in love with the man named Hisagi, and they made promise to meet again in their next life.

Upon completing her final task, Hisagi returned to live, and Sagiri is given a chance to go to Nirvana. Happy? Maybe. But the twist comes when God give a reward to Sagiri. She’s not going to Nirvana and have to wait for reincarnation. Instead, she returns to live in living world, back in her own time when she committed suicide, 300 years before.

A very interesting love story in the time set of Japanese Heian period. Having served in Sanzu River for 300 years gave Sagiri the courage to face anything that stands between her and her dreams. It’s fresh, it’s unique, and it’s extremely funny !

My rating : ★★★★★

Scanlation Project

Having purchased the manga, I tried to look for the English translation from the Internet. After searching for few weeks, I could not find anything other than a nice RAW scan from VNSharing.
So I decided to try starting this scanlation project.

This is a one person project, so speed is obviously out of concern.
I will finish this great manga, especially when I receive enough feedback from all of you, readers.
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If you like this manga, please buy the original manga when it’s available in your country.

Scanlation Releases

Kira-kira Kaoru volume 01
chapter 127 May 2010
chapter 205 Jun 2010
chapter 3A09 Jun 2010
chapter 3B27 Jun 2010
chapter 3C21 Jul 2010
chapter 3D23 Jul 2010
chapter 3E29 Jul 2010
extra chapter30 Jul 2010
vol 01 complete < DF MF >
Kira-kira Kaoru volume 02
chapter 4A5 Aug 2010
chapter 4B10 Aug 2010
chapter 4C27 Sep 2010
chapter 4D7 Nov 2010
chapter 4E10 Aug 2011
extra chapter10 Jul 2012
vol 02 complete < DF MF >
Kira-kira Kaoru volume 03
chapter 4F11 Jul 2012
chapter 4G14 Jul 2012
chapter 4H16 Jul 2012
chapter 4I22 Jul 2012
chapter 4J17 Aug 2012
chapter 4K02 Oct 2012
chapter 4L22 Jul 2013
vol 03 complete < DF MF >
Kira-kira Kaoru volume 04
Kira-kira Kaoru volume 05
Kira-kira Kaoru volume 06
Kira-kira Kaoru volume 07
Kira-kira Kaoru volume 08
Kira-kira Kaoru volume 09
Kira-kira Kaoru volume 10
Kira-kira Kaoru volume 11
Kira-kira Kaoru volume 12

122 thoughts on “Kira-kira Kaoru – きらきら馨る

  1. *awed voice* I finally found it again. I remember reading this forever and an age ago. And then I lost the bookmark and never found it again :O UNTIL NOW. I REMEMBER THIS SITE AS WELL. Ohmai… the memories.

    I realise you may not have the urge to continue translating this but… Is there any chance you’ll pick it up again? Or at least give us a post of Best Moments in your opinion? (Truthfully I just want to know if my ships (for once, CANON) get to stay together….. ‘specially the brother and uncle lol)

    I am going to go and re-read this now. and try to calm my doki-doki heart. <3 <3

    1. Hi! Thanks for remembering this!
      I honestly had forgotten this until I read your comment. Well, I might pick this up again once situation allows me to do so. It’s been crazy weeks/months with this whole pandemic and stay-home thing.
      Since I still remember the ending of this manga, I can at least tell you that the brother and uncle won’t have conclusive status at the end =D The author left this to your imagination 😉

      1. Back again. Thanks for replying! I found the raw scans of it in Chinese and speed read through the series. Still coming to terms with the ending – at first I felt frustrated (open ended finales generally upset me haha) but in the past 24 hours have come somewhat to terms with it.

        The relationship development between the brother and uncle was beautiful and heart-rending. So glad I was able to finish the series after so long. The author seems to explore the different types and expressions of love as the story progresses – between Sagiri & Hisagi, Hisagi & Daijouin-miya, Daijouin & Nakatsukasakyou, the other pairs – though I think if I read the ending when I was younger I would have found it doubly unsatisfying and missed the thematic nuance in the storytelling (I would have focused more solely on plot progression).

        I am somewhat curious about translating this too (from Chinese, so there might be slight deviation from the original) but have never done any translating/scanlation before. If you do feel interested in picking up the project, please let me know! Will see if I can help. Not sure if you can see my email address…. or heck, even to chat if you wish about the series, there’s literally no other site that has good discussions of this in English xD

        Stay safe and wishing you well during these interesting times!

  2. I’ve just found out this amazing translation today n come give my thanks here!! I really appreciate I’ve been doing this on ur own. Keep ur hard work. I’m looking forwards to future volumes!

  3. Thank you sooo much for your hardwork! I truly enjoyed this manga. Hopefully, you will continue to undate it. Looking forward to the update! Thank you once again!

  4. Thank you so much for your scanlation. The plot is very interesting, and the drawing is very beautiful. I really like this manga.

    I’m looking forward to more releases! Plsssssss …

  5. Thank you for scanlating! It might sound selfish but I hope you continue scanlating this manga. This is one of my absolute favorites.

  6. I love Kira Kira Kaoru manga very funny and good read. For someone working mostly alone, you’ve been doing a great job. Thank you for this great effort. I hope you are still continue this scanlation project till the end.

  7. Hi! Thanks so much for being a great help in bringing an English-translated good manga!

    At first, I was actually sceptical about reading this manga being it a gender bender manga, but as I started reading it.., I found it so amusing, good manga indeed, that I realized that I’ve already been hooked on it! 😀

    Thanks again for translating, cleaning and scanning this manga’s chapters. I really enjoy reading it. Hope you still continue this scanlation project till the end. ^_^ God bless you! ^_^

  8. Thank you so much for translating and scanning this manga!

    I’m in love with it and I was nearly fainted when I found your work. Please don’t drop your project!

    Thank you and thank you!!!

  9. I salute your for working hard on this project even though your alone. i can see your passion in Mangas and reading kirakira kaoru makes me so happy. I want to say thanks to you with all my heart and I really appreciate your works! again a big thanks!!!

  10. Greetings!

    Only recently have I noticed this manga and decided to give it a try (I read it at Mangafox). I’m loving it!!

    For someone working mostly alone, you’ve been doing a great job. Thank you for this great effort.
    Had I the time to learn and do the tasks related to manga scanlation and I’d offer my help, sorry.

    I hope you continue your efforts on this manga as I’ll be depending on you to get a chance to read it (>.<)
    Stay strong and good luck!

  11. thank you so much for scanning this manga!!! i just read your latest up date and i really want to read more its so cute!!!!! i want more so please add more chapters for everyone to enjoy!!

  12. Noooooooo, I can’t sleep now, I want to know what happens in Vol.3, ch4I. Hope you update soon 🙂 Thank you for your hard work.

  13. Thank you for translating this..i love this manga. I can´t wait for the next release. I would love to help but i don´t have any skills.

  14. Hello! Thank you so much for working so hard on this series!!!
    The art and the genre pulled me into the story and I fell in love with it.
    If you need help translating or editing please tell me. I would be happy to help you out.

  15. Just read this again ’til new chapter 4F after sooooo long and OMFG I STILL LOVE IT!! (*A*)/ really, a great manga and I’m so happy to know that the translations are going to continue, yeah! Thanks so much for the hard work m(_ _)m

  16. Hi this is a wonderful manga you are doing! If you are interested in doing a joint, please email me!! I would love to help you with the editing part 🙂

  17. I LOVE this manga… The plot is amazing and the characters too! Its also cute in a way. I’ll be patient for the next release! >_<

  18. love this manga. Thank you so much for translating this, i appreciate it so much!! more power to you!! It’s people like you that makes this humble life of mine a feels like a wonderful!!

  19. yeah , i love this manga . but in my country , this series has not had 11 and 12 . thanks for translating this manga! try your best

  20. @fair: Did not mean to be hostile to you in particular. Just get tired of people complaining about slow releases when they could very well go out, get fluent in another language, and buy the books.

  21. @iBoba why u being hostile to me , i just hope that all.not forcing or have any other meaning.if i iritated somebody please forgive me

  22. Thank you so much for translating this series!! I simply adore the series and characters, and it’s great that you’ve persevered and not given up on translating. I look forward to the rest of volume 2!

  23. @fair: He isn’t doing these translations to please you, so he can take as long as he wants. 🙂
    @Balamiere: Thanks for taking your time to translate. I would also recommend providing a link to where we can purchase the manga for impatient pricks like fair.

  24. This proyect is really great, It’s a pity It is a bit slow because is a 12 vol manga but i really like what i have read till now , so thanks a lot for today release.

  25. really really good manga and I really like all your comments on translation. Thank you for your work and keep going. from France

  26. i have just started reading his manga, but I’m enjoying it a lot, thank you for work and please don’t drop this project cause the story is really wonderful!!

  27. I have finished reading volume 10 and the story is remarkable ! But the publisher stopped there because “volume 11 has scenes which are harmful for minors”. So I’m really looking forward to seeing it scanlated. Thank you very much for such hard work !

  28. I saw ur page in the manga, and i will be so heartbroken if u decide to stop… Thank u so much for your work in scanlating/translating, Its so appreciated!!! ^^ i absolutely love this series!!!!!! 😀 thank u so much, again

  29. thank you so much for working on this manga project and sharing it with us!! I’ve liked this manga since the first chapter released!

  30. Waah! thank you so much! im loving this series! THANK YOU THANK YOU … please continue your hardwork it’s very appreciated thank you :3

  31. This manga is absolutely wonderful, and I sincerely hope you continue this project! Thank you so much for your hard work!

  32. Thank you so much for scanlating this! I am definitely one of your readers ^_^ such an amazing manga, thank you for making it possible for us to enjoy it as well

  33. The moment I read this i felt like it wouldn’t be one of those mangas which I’d instantly forget after completing. THANK YOU :]

  34. Hey! Soooo, I read on a page that you wanted to know who’s actually downloading and reading this manga, and I AM!!! Appreciate the scans and hardwork so much. Gambatte! I wish you guys luck on posting the next chapters and volumes (:

  35. After reading just the few chapters you posted. I knew I had to get my hang on those books. Then I realized to my dismay, there’s not a single book published in English at all! Noo!
    Thanks for scan-lating it for all of us. 🙂

  36. I like this manga very much. There is realy something different from others mangas.Please scan more chapters. Thank you.

  37. Ohai there, I wanted to thank you for scanlating this series. At first I thought it was kinda meh, but it turned out to be rather interesting. :3

  38. I found this story by accident, but I really love it… I hope you have it in you go put out 12volumes.. I will channel some of my energy to you..; )

  39. Thanks so much for all your hard work! Your efforts to bring this story to us has not gone unnoticed or unappreciated!!

  40. you are doing great job. this wonderful comic with beautiful art. iwant more.. please upload more faster because i really curious what happen next.. thank you ryuu!

  41. Hi!Thanks for scanlating this manga!I really love the story and the wonderful setting!I will continue to support u in future as I can!XD

  42. thank for scanning this manga! I lost hope for Kirakira T_T they published it but cut the last volume T_T Thank you so much, I hope you finish this project >”<

  43. Thank you for translating and please, don’t drop it >.< It looks really promising) Btw, it has 83,853 monthly views where I read it, not bad, right?)

  44. Thank you for doing this manga! It’s a great manga and it would be a shame if you dropped it. 🙂 Keep up the good work!

  45. please don’t drop the manga. i’m addicted to it now. everyday i wait for it to upload and now you’re thinking of dropping it!!! (being melodramatic; crying) (calmed down; talking in a proffessinal voice) thank you very much for uploading the manga, i’ve become a big fan. thank you for your hard work. peace out

  46. this is a sweet manga. thanks so much for translating and scanlating it. I really enjoy it, and will patiently wait for the new chapters. thanks again for all your hard work.

  47. hey, i really like kira kira kaoru and hope you will continue releasing this one – even though it has sooooo many volumes O.O quite the work! good luck 🙂 we appreciate your efforts :-* P.S.: i shortened the url to: for all those that think this one is too large, maybe thats a good alternative rgds D.

  48. Thanks for scanlating kira-kira it is a very refreshing romance. I will patiently wait for the nexte releases. PS : please create a tiny url for this comment page, this url is not easy to retranscript for scans.

  49. I’m not one who likes to write comments, but kira kira kaoru was quit enjoyable so i hope you’ll translate to the end. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK!

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