Ranked #1877


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Japanese: 琴浦さん


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


Score: 7.391 (scored by 42169 users)
Ranked: #18772
Popularity: #412
Members: 73,777
Favorites: 289
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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
Jeong, Mi Sook
Jeong, Mi Sook
Manabe, Yoshihisa
Manabe, Yoshihisa
Fukushima, Jun
Fukushima, Jun
Choi, Won Hyeong
Choi, Won Hyeong
Mifune, Yuriko
Mifune, Yuriko
Hanazawa, Kana
Hanazawa, Kana
Kim, Seo Yeong
Kim, Seo Yeong
Moritani, Hiyori
Moritani, Hiyori
Han, Chae Eon
Han, Chae Eon
Kubo, Yurika
Kubo, Yurika


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

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Oct 28, 2014
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
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 28, 2014
This is my first review in a while, so please bear with me!

Kotoura-san is basically about a girl, named Haruka Kotoura, who has ESP. Unfortunately, due to her ESP, her life has been completely ruined. That is, until she meets Yoshihisa Manabe, who, despite his perverted nature, accepts her as a friend. It's basically about Haruka finding love and acceptance, despite the disasters in her past.

This was one of the anime I had planned to watch during the Winter 2013 season, but I forgot about it until earlier this year. I thought that Kotoura-san would be a comedy, and for the most part, I was read more
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Feb 25, 2015
SPOILERS:Minimal, but present. Beware. You have been warned.

Short and sweet while packing plenty of "feels". Kotoura-san was a great watch that did leave me wanting more.

To start off, we follow our the life of Kotoura Haruka, who on the surface looks like your typical cute girl in a cute setting with colorful and wonderful people, but suffers and is pained by society for being "different". Heck, the cover gives you the impression that it another "cute" and boring school anime with no action.. While I cannot say that this isn't true or completely false, let me mention the first episode packed a very strong read more
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- 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.
This special is a small arc from Kokoro Connect series which just like Kotoura-san focuses on mind reading and problems it can cause.
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.
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.
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.
I think Hasabe acts exactly like Manabe-kun while Lucy is very similar to Kotoura.

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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