Ranked #780

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
Premiered: Spring 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Shoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.821 (scored by 62,569 users)
Ranked: #7802
Popularity: #329
Members: 110,611
Favorites: 1,997
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When her newly-built home is razed to the ground by an earthquake, low-achieving, clumsy, and troublesome third-year high school student Kotoko Aihara is forced to share a roof with the school's—and possibly Japan's—smartest student, Naoki Irie. Kotoko is not actually a complete stranger to Irie-kun; unfortunately, a single love letter that she tried to give him in the past has already sealed her fate as far as he is concerned. Throw in some quirky friends and a meddlesome mother, and Kotoko might not even have a snowball's chance in hell of winning the older Irie boy's heart. Yet Kotoko remains optimistic that, because she now lives in his house, her unattainable crush on the genius since the beginning of high school has never been more within reach.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Aihara, Kotoko
Aihara, Kotoko
Mizuki, Nana
Mizuki, Nana
Irie, Naoki
Irie, Naoki
Hirakawa, Daisuke
Hirakawa, Daisuke
Irie, Noriko
Irie, Noriko
Matsui, Naoko
Matsui, Naoko
Irie, Yuuki
Irie, Yuuki
Park, Romi
Park, Romi


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

More episodes Episodes(25/25)

Episode Title Aired
1 Trick of Fate
Unmei no Itazura (運命のイタズラ)
Apr 5, 2008
2 Dangerous Cohabitation
Abunai Doukyo Seikatsu (アブない同居生活)
Apr 10, 2008
3 Baton Pass of Love
Koi no Baton Touch (恋のバトンタッチ)
Apr 17, 2008
5 The Crucial Moment! Class F's Winter Battle
Gakeppuchi! F Gumi Fuyu no Jin (ガケっぷち!F組冬の陣)
May 1, 2008
4 Exciting Summer Vacation
Dokidoki na Natsuyasumi (ドッキドキな夏休み)
Apr 24, 2008

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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Nov 28, 2015
This anime has ONE thing to say:
It is okay for a woman to be treated like trash, be constantly bullied, abused, rejected and belittled by her romantic interest. A woman should worship a man who has more respect for trash than for her, and her sole purpose in life should be to serve, idolize, and love him. As long as she continues to love him despite his utter lack of respect for her character, she will get a happy ending, because even though the man will always treat her as inferior piece of shit, he will eventually love her back. Kind of.

Kotoko's relationship read more
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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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Nov 2, 2015
What can I say.. I hated this anime because of the main two characters.
Aihara is everything a women shouldn't be. She is stupid , useless and falls for an abusive bully who treats her like dogshit. At the start I felt bad for her, but when she turned down some nice guys for that bully I didn't pity her at all. She deserves all of this.
Irie is basically a bully. The only reason he is with Aihara is because she is too stupid and he can control her easily ( for example when she wants to forget about him he just kisses her only so read more
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Nov 16, 2015
I have to admit, there were times that I laughed in this anime. Unfortunately, that's all the story had for me. The characters didn't progress too much - especially the hero and heroine... It seemed that those around them progressed in life, but their characters barely changed by the end. The hero was a complete jerk to the heroine all the way until the last episode. The last two episodes were really the only times I felt him changing into someone a little better. Why did the heroine stick to him?? Why did she put up with his hurtful abuse?? Even after marriage, he NEVER read more
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