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Kotoura-san

Kotoura-san

Alternative Titles

Japanese: 琴浦さん

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2013 to Mar 29, 2013
Producers: AIC, CBC
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.391 (scored by 43834 users)
Ranked: #18932
Popularity: #406
Members: 76,654
Favorites: 299
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

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.

(Source: MAL News)

Episodes

Episodes  0 / 12
Aired  Jan 11, 2013 to Mar 29, 2013
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Adaptation: Kotoura-san
Side story: Kotoura-san: Haruka no Heya

Characters & Voice Actors

Kotoura, Haruka
Kotoura, Haruka
Main
Kanemoto, Hisako
Japanese
Kanemoto, Hisako
Jeong, Mi Sook
Korean
Jeong, Mi Sook
Manabe, Yoshihisa
Manabe, Yoshihisa
Main
Fukushima, Jun
Japanese
Fukushima, Jun
Choi, Won Hyeong
Korean
Choi, Won Hyeong
Mifune, Yuriko
Mifune, Yuriko
Main
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana
Kim, Seo Yeong
Korean
Kim, Seo Yeong
Moritani, Hiyori
Moritani, Hiyori
Main
Han, Chae Eon
Korean
Han, Chae Eon
Kubo, Yurika
Japanese
Kubo, Yurika

Staff

Oota, Masahiko
Director
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Aoshima, Takashi
Script
Nakajima, Megumi
Theme Song Performance, Inserted Song Performance



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Apr 6, 2015
fortunechance
Kotoura-san is a comedy and romance/drama. I typically like fantasy/supernatural, action, and drama genres, so I didn't expect much from this show, but it was surprisingly attractive in its own way. Kotoura's life has been nothing but a road of sad memories ever since her childhood, but now she's taken a different road, starting with the encounter of fellow student shining with positivity. Of course, past mistakes and problems can't be resolved that easily, and it'll take time for Kotoura and her newfound friends to restore the happiness that she had lost.

Story: 7/10
The story might seem a bit tragic at first, and many would expect read more
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Oct 28, 2014
RayRay-kun
As a fan of romantic comedies, I'm always looking for ones with a good balance between both genres and are enjoyable to watch. At some point along the line I stumbled upon Kotoura-san which happened to have two of my favorite genres. Catching my attention, I watched all 12 episodes, and I have to say, It's not the best I have seen, but it was certainly a good brief of enjoyment and I wouldn't have minded a second season.

Story: The plot follows a young girl named Kotoura, who has the ability to read peoples minds. Due to this, it has caused various issues with read more
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Feb 11, 2014
aNinjaWithAIDS
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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May 18, 2014
DRaaX
Prepare yourselves for a good brief enjoyment.

At the beginning, we got a great dose of drama. To be honest I almost cried. I was worried about if they could do a good job mixing the comedy and the drama, without making any drastic change, but after ten minutes I was laughing and during all the anime both were mixed very well. Besides, although the drama is a little bit exaggerated, it will reach you and you will establish an emotional bond with the main character quickly. In addition, the story transmits a good message about the injustice of the way the society thinks, unfortunately it read more
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Recommendations

- Both have a supernatural event occurring in a school setting.
- Both deal with a club/group of friends daily lives and problems they face.
- Main guy is very altruistic and is in a love triangle.
- Both are very unusual comedies that carry a lot of dramatic moments bringing out your emotions in every episode.
- Both have supernatural event in a school environment.
- Both have a perverted guy and a small, innocent girl.
- Both have some sort of love triangle.
- Both are funny and comedic.
Both series takes place at a school life setting where there is drama, comedy, and romance.

Both series are lighthearted and has a small cast of characters. The main female protagonist in both series has a reserved personality and originally had a different outlook on the main male protagonist.

Both series has its moments occasionally where tension surfaces between the duo. Yet, at times, friendship ties them together that brings them closer.
Both anime focus on a young girl who has family troubles and are unskilled at getting along with others. At first, both girls have a reputation in their school for being strange - but a guy comes along and sheds some light on their once-dreary lives. Also, romance and comedy are balanced in both series and also have some drama tossed in.
Both are cute romantic comedies revolving around a girl who is different and alienated. Both girls are eventually able to become sociable and feel comfortable with they way they are. This is because they both have a respective boy who is crazy about them and wants to help them :D


A girl with a supernatural problem that causes her to lose all of her friends transfers into a new school.
A boy who is a bit of an idiot decides to make friends with her.
The girl feels she is a burden and denies him at first, but eventually warms up to the idea.
More friends join later on.
Both are heart-warming stories with cute art styles and cute relationships between the characters.
On the other hand, these slice-of-life/comedies also add quite a bit of drama and sadness that can move you to tears.
Both are basically about a lonely girl who gains a happy life with friends because of one cheerful boy.

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

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)

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