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Itazura na Kiss

Itazura na Kiss

Alternative Titles

English: Itazura na Kiss
Synonyms: Naughty Kiss, Teasing Kiss, Mischievous Kiss, Itazurana Kiss, It Started With A Kiss
Japanese: イタズラなKiss


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2008 to Sep 25, 2008
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.851 (scored by 54580 users)
Ranked: #7312
Popularity: #287
Members: 95,261
Favorites: 1,824
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comedy drama romance shoujo


Ever since she entered high school, Kotoko Aihara wanted to be in the same class as Naoki Irie. The only problem is that Irie is the smartest student in school contrast to Kotoko being one of the dumbest. Now in her 3rd year of high school, she still isn't there. However, one day her home gets destroyed and the only place left to go to was Irie's home. Now that she lives close to him, will their relationship be the same, or will it become greater than it is?

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Adaptation: Itazura na Kiss

Characters & Voice Actors

Aihara, Kotoko
Aihara, Kotoko
Mizuki, Nana
Mizuki, Nana
Irie, Naoki
Irie, Naoki
Hirakawa, Daisuke
Hirakawa, Daisuke
Seto, Saori
Seto, Saori
Kyouda, Hisako
Kyouda, Hisako


Yamasaki, Osamu
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Nagasaki, Yukio
Sound Director
Yamazaki, Mitsue
Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuda, Naokatsu
Episode Director

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Aug 31, 2009
Shoujo romance can be a bit of an annoying genre for me. First it is dominated by bishounen love interests who often look more like girls and usually have aloof or abrasive personalities that make you wonder why the heroine fell in love with them in the first place. While at first glance, Itazura na Kiss may not seem to be any different (though with the relieving lack of bishies) it evolved before my very eyes into the most heartwarming romance I have seen to date.

The plot for Itazura na Kiss is no different than your standard shoujo romance. A plain and read more
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Dec 6, 2009
The reason I chose to watch this anime was because it seemed to be highly recommended by others, so I feel like it is partly my duty to give a differing point of view since I really didn't like this anime at all.

This shoujo comedy centers on Kotoko, a character who is nothing new to the genre: pretty, but not too pretty, stupid, determined, feminine and someone whose whole being revolves around the guy she likes. Unfortunately the guy she happens to like is mean-spirited when he's not being completely indifferent towards her, rude (and of course incredibly good-looking), arrogant (and also the smartest read more
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Jan 17, 2014
This review does contain spoilers.

As you can see, I did not rate this anime very highly at all. I actually stumbled across this because I wanted something “happier” and “cuter” to watch as I’d just finished a really deep intense anime. I am actually quite partial to romance anime and have watched some of the big ones such as Ef: A Tale of Memories, Clannad, Kanon, Air, etc.

This anime is not happy. It is not cute. It is sadistic.

The Recommendations list compares Itazura na Kiss to Clannad After Story which is by far one of my favourite animes. This is mostly due to read more
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Mar 2, 2010
Would you just back down after being told no? To be honest, very few anime make me want to actually write a review about them. This is one of the rare exceptions. I have never seen such a beautiful, but also realistic story. However, there was a myriad of things beautiful about the anime outside of the story.

The score for this anime was beautiful, not as much as one would had liked, but they did a very good job with this. The art style also stuck true to the manga written back in 1991, which I also appreciate. However, enough of that, let's get on read more
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Both series are the typical shoujo romance, with both sets of main characters not liking each other in the beginning.
Both stories are about the joys and pain of falling in love throughout their lives from high school to marriage. The concept of family is realistically strong from both of them & characters will face the trials of tragedy and sadness.
They both have a girl who isnt in the top. Except that she's in F-Class and he's in A-Class.
reportRecommended by Kae - Add to favorites
it is similar by the relationship between the two lead characters
--both the girls are totally inlove with a guy who's really rich and popular
--both the girls seems idiot but really has something inside her~
--[the guys are both cold hearted!]--
--the flow of the stories pretty much up.
reportRecommended by ka-ki - Add to favorites
Both show are underrated in every aspect and deserve more attention.
Both main girl charecter have to live in the same house with a handsome-smart-cold guy..
very recommended ^_^

Opening Theme

"Kimi, Meguru, Boku (キミ、メグル、ボク)" by Motohiro Hata

Ending Theme

#1: "Kataomoi Fighter (片思いファイター)" by GO!GO!7188 (eps 1-12)
#2: "Jikan yo Tomare" by AZU (eps 13-23)
#3: "Kimi, Meguru, Boku (キミ、メグル、ボク)" by Motohiro Hata (ep 24)

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