Ranked #4632

Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu

Alternative Titles

English: Today We Start Our Love
Japanese: 今日、恋をはじめます


Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 25, 2010 to Oct 23, 2010
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Unknown
Genres: Romance, School, Shoujo
Duration: 20 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.631 (scored by 9,797 users)
Ranked: #46322
Popularity: #1846
Members: 18,421
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Tsubaki is a girl who loves making her younger sister's hair pretty every morning, but she doesn't think that kind of style suits herself!

On the day of her High School Opening Ceremony, after she failed to be the top student (who usually makes the ceremony speech), she finds herself sitting next to the actual top student of the 1st years, the worst rude guy ever, Kyouta.

Because of his saying bad things to her she purposely cuts his hair. Kyota requests that Tsubaki pay him back "with her body" but Tsubaki pays him back by fixing his hair and making it even shorter! Afterwards, Kyota unexpectedly kisses Tsubaki and swears he'll make her his woman.

(Source: Shoujo Manga Maniac)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Tsubaki, Kyouta
Tsubaki, Kyouta
Namikawa, Daisuke
Namikawa, Daisuke
Hibino, Tsubaki
Hibino, Tsubaki
Itou, Kanae
Itou, Kanae
Hasegawa, Nishiki
Hasegawa, Nishiki
Ichikura, Miho
Ichikura, Miho
Ise, Mariya
Ise, Mariya


Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Itou, Kanae
Itou, Kanae
Theme Song Performance
French Kiss
French Kiss
Theme Song Performance
Minami, Kanan
Minami, Kanan
Original Creator

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Opening Theme

"If" by French Kiss

Ending Theme

#1: "Ijiwaru na Koi (いじわるな恋)" by Kanae Itou (ep 1)
#2: "Mirai Kinembi (未来記念日)" by Kanae Itou (ep 2)

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Jul 30, 2010
I see a lot of people raging about this series on the forums and the review section, so I'm here to give you my two cents.

Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu is a difficult OVA to recommend. For newcomers who have never read the manga will find the first episode (and probably the rest of the OVA) to be confusing. Why, you ask? Because the first episode starts at the first major climax of the manga. Which I believe in the manga starts at chapter 15, so all anime viewers would be missing 14 chapters of background content of the first episode. If you do want to read more
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Jul 21, 2010
Well, I just watched the first OVA and I gotta say I was never so disappointed in an animation before ! Seriously what was that O___o ?
The OVA started and the first 2 minutes they skip like 10 chapters with important plot and then put the scene with the star projector ... urgh
Very disappointing to me =3=
The VA weren't that great to me either ... Hibino has the same as Amu from SC so I couldn't take her serious because she reminded me of a 12 year old girl, sorry

The only thing I liked about it was the chara design. It was very similiar read more
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Jul 23, 2010
I've just watched the OVA and I have to agree with Toffeequeen. It was very disappointing to me....... Because the manga is very enjoyable, It's one of my favorites actually and what I saw today was a... total crap. I had some good expectations but...
First of all they show some brief moments on how the main chars met, then they cut almost everything and you can't even understand what is going on and why... If you haven't read the manga you will be very confused. For me it was useless for this OVA to be created... maybe if they had made read more
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Jul 21, 2010
Usually I don't write reviews after the first episode, but this is an OVA, and its review was needed.
I began reading the manga awhile ago. A friend had recommended it, so I was trying to push my way through it, even though I thought it was cliche' and boring. When I heard the manga was being adapted, I put aside the manga and said I'd watch the anime. I'm really sorry that I bothered.

Story- 6. I couldn't even tell what the story was at first. It started with a boy on stage, skipped to the main girl cutting his hair, then skipped to her read more
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Anime: Mitsu x Mitsu Drops
Okay for some strange reason when i read the description for Kyou for some strange reason my mind thought Mitsu x Mitsu Drops I suggest reading the manga for Kyou first before ever watching it bc it makes more sense if u do. But I did enjoy both OVA's and both of them i wish there was more for. Like making a full TV series for both of them would be nice. 
reportRecommended by Valeria-chan
Anime: Bokura ga Ita
Both are very similar in which an experienced guy meets inexperienced girl and they both learn how to express their feelings of mutual love for one another. 
reportRecommended by orbbie
Anime: Nagareboshi Lens
•Both are a cute OVA of an anime that gives a little insight into highschool romance and are from the typical shoujo shy/quiet girl to the handsome popular boy.
•Both are pretty much different, where one starts right at the beginning, and the other starts half way through the manga, which you would only know and connect with the characters if you've read the manga, otherwise you're at a loss and can't distinguish the situation.
•Both are a quick short watch, which I dont regret wasting my time on them. They take different approaches and make it interesting and sweet.
•They are similar in  read more 
reportRecommended by Lupta
Anime: Skip Beat!
I think skip beat also shows realistic development of love (aka not insta-love). Although I Kyoko the main character in skip beat I feel is much stronger heroine, she does share a very naive view of love deep down, which is similar to Tsubaki. They both learn about themselves and recognise their immaturity and mistakes in given situations.

The hero's Ren and Kyota both have histories that are unique and they contribute a lot to the story rather than just being eye-candy.

I strongly recommend reading the manga of both series as well as watching the anime.  
reportRecommended by chikachoo
Anime: Sukitte Ii na yo.
I actually recommend the manga version of Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu, but oh well...
Anyways, both are high school love stories that begin with an unpopular, plain-looking girl who accidentally catches the attention of a really hot guy due to some violent incident. Both female heroines get a makeover and eventually form a strong bond with the male protagonist. If you enjoyed Sukitte Ii na yo, you might like Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu (the manga version) 
reportRecommended by amylalaz123
Anime: Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight and Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu have two completely different story lines, and Vampire Knight isn't even an OVA. However, as soon as I saw Tsubaki, she reminded completely of Vampire Knight.
Sure, Vampire Knight is all dark and vampire-bloody but the two protagonists of these anime look like twins.
reportRecommended by Satsuyo

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