''Pleasure to live with you...''

Kazama Masamune is a 23 year old bachelor [[{{Salaryman}} with an ordinary job]]. He had an old flame, Youko, who left him for some unspecified reason. But one day, he hears that Youko has passed away, leaving a child behind in the care of her mother. '''HIS''' child, who he didn't even know existed, and who also happens to be the reason Youko abandoned him [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy because she didn't want to bog him down]].

[[SarcasmMode Naturally,]] [[BlatantLies Hilarity Ensued.]]

A manga by Sahara Mizu, it combines decent art with a heartwarming, captivating story. Can be read [[http://www.mangareader.net/887/my-girl-sahara-mizu.html here]]. Also has a drama adaptation.

Not to be confused with the MacaulayCulkin movie ''Film/MyGirl'', nor the unrelated manhwa, [[RuleOfThree or the song by The Temptaions]].

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!!Provides examples of:

* AdultFear: Children runs from home.
* CheerfulChild: Koharu.
* ChildrenRaiseYou
* FirstNameBasis: Koharu calls her father "Masamune-kun". Justified in that she didn't start living with him until she was at least five, so she's not familiar with the word "father".
* GenerationXerox: Youko's mom is also a single mother.
* GirlishPigtails: Koharu
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Masamune is prone to this.
** Koharu desperately playing ShipperOnDeck for Masamune and Katagiri [[spoiler:since she feels that she can't taking care of Masamune alone.]]
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: The reason Youko didn't tell Masamune about her pregnancy and ditched him (he was 18 at that time and she didn't want to ruin his future).
* IWillWaitForYou: Sadly, TheGrimReaper [[TearJerker couldn't care less]].
* MySecretPregnancy: Youko hid her pregnancy from Masamune.
* PromotionToParent
* RealMenWearPink: Masamune is good at sewing (he made Koharu a reindeer costume for her Christmas play), handycrafts (he made ladybug shaped erasers that he gave to Youko as gifts), and cooking (at least, according to Shuu).
* SecondLove: Masamune with Katagiri. PlayedForDrama for all its worth.
* {{Seinen}}
* SinkOrSwimFatherhood: Subverted; Masamune gets a lot of help from Youko's mom and his own parents (Although his mom is quite snarky about it).
* SliceOfLife
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