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Alternative Titles

English: The Troubled Life of Miss Kotoura
Japanese: 琴浦さん


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2013 to Mar 29, 2013
Premiered: Winter 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: AIC Classic
Source: 4-koma manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.381 (scored by 59,960 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #19732
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #421
Members: 105,835
Favorites: 482
Ranked #1973Popularity #421Members 105,835
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Episodes: /12


A school love comedy. Kotoura Haruka is a 15-year-old girl who can read people's minds. She has been suffering from troubles caused by her mind-reading ability, and her parents got divorced as a result. She moves to a new high school but tries to keep away from her classmates. Manabe Yoshihisa, one of her classmates, accepts and appreciates her ability and she begins to interact with her friends with his help.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kotoura, Haruka
Kotoura, Haruka
Kanemoto, Hisako
Kanemoto, Hisako
Manabe, Yoshihisa
Manabe, Yoshihisa
Fukushima, Jun
Fukushima, Jun
Muroto, Daichi
Muroto, Daichi
Shimono, Hiro
Shimono, Hiro
Moritani, Hiyori
Moritani, Hiyori
Kubo, Yurika
Kubo, Yurika


Oota, Masahiko
Oota, Masahiko
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Aoshima, Takashi
Aoshima, Takashi
Script, Series Composition

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

Episode Title Aired
1 Kotoura-san and Manabe-kun
Kotoura-san to Manabe-kun (琴浦さんと真鍋くん)
Jan 11, 2013
2 The First...
Hajimete no... (初めての……)
Jan 18, 2013
3 So Happy, So Fun
Ureshikute, Tanoshikute (嬉しくて、楽しくて)
Jan 25, 2013
4 Changing World
Kawaru Sekai (変わる世界)
Feb 1, 2013
5 School Paradise?
Gakuen Tengoku? (学園天国?)
Feb 8, 2013

Edit Opening Theme

"Sonna Koto Ura no Mata Urabanashi Desho? (そんなこと裏のまた裏話でしょ?)" by Megumi Nakajima

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Kibou no Hana (希望の花)" by Haruka Chisuga (千菅春香) (eps 1-4, 7-12)
#2: "ESP Ken no Theme (ESP研のテーマ)" ESP Kenkyuukai (ESP研究会) (ep 5)
#3: "Tsurupeta (つるぺた)" by Hisako Kanemoto (ep 6)

More reviewsReviews

Mar 29, 2013
Kotoura-san has the makings of an exceptional show. It has the ambition to be both an emotional drama and an uplifting comedy, to be an experience full of highs and lows to keep you engrossed to the end. It even has an intriguing premise providing a solid foundation for its narrative. Regrettably, it is clear from the very first episode that not only is Kotoura-san plagued by atrocious writing, it furthermore has the entirely wrong attitude when it comes to the use of drama in general.

Kotoura-san tells the story of Kotoura Haruka, a girl with the power to read people's minds. Whilst one would expect read more
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Feb 2, 2013
Our childhood is often filled with many blanks and not much memories. The few you might remember are some friends you made or games you played.

But, what if the memories you remember most vividly were the ones filled with bullying,ignorance, and broken hearts?

Kotoura-san starts off as a seemingly sad and powerful drama. Maybe a bit generic. What throws people off is that after the first half of the show, it just hits you with all this comedy that you weren't expecting. This is probably what caused the downfall of the show. I can't say I exactly disliked the comedy, but it would've been better read more
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Feb 11, 2014
Wow... Just wow. This show easily makes it onto my highest favorites. There is nothing I can truly nit pick about the show that would detract me from my rating. It took me for a ride I won't soon forget.

Story: This is among the most emotional stories I have ever had the grace and the priveledge of experiencing. I'm not lying when I say this: It deserves to be seated in the high heavens for the drama genre. Why? Haruka's backstory alone had me under emotional torture. The show itself proved how serious it can get when it wants to, and boy they wasted no read more
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Mar 28, 2013
Have you ever tried rubbing lemon on your eyes? Because that pretty much describes what this show tries too hard to do. Forced drama, everywhere.

So the first five or so minutes of the first episode is the part where all the people ate up for some reason and it apparently managed to leave such an impact that people thought that this show was going to be good just from those five minutes alone. So this girl can read other people's minds, but her feelings get hurt because she doesn't realize she has such powers, and she's a bit insensitive because she was young. Alright, read more
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