Ranked #1912


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
Producers: AIC, CBC, NIS America, Inc.L
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.391 (scored by 46528 users)
Ranked: #19122
Popularity: #401
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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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Related Anime

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

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
Mifune, Yuriko
Mifune, Yuriko
Hanazawa, Kana
Hanazawa, Kana


Oota, Masahiko
Oota, Masahiko
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Aoshima, Takashi
Aoshima, Takashi
Kawashima, Ai
Kawashima, Ai
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics

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Episodes  0 / 12
Aired  Jan 11, 2013 to Mar 29, 2013
Status  Finished Airing
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Jun 22, 11:05 PM
I had some mixed feelings with the anime. While the anime did a good job with the main cast, but I had some problems with it.

When the anime started out, it was pretty dark, but became light hearted comedy. It's like Madoka Magica, but in reverse. It's about a girl name Kotoura that has a horrible past because of her ESP. She have a hard time making friends and her parents had a divorce because of her. She can't tell when people are thinking in their mind or if they are actually talking. She blurts out personal things and people were disgusted by her. People read more
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Apr 6, 10:40 PM
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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Feb 11, 2014 2:14 AM
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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Oct 28, 2014 8:01 PM
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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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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