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Itazura na Kiss

Itazura na Kiss

Alternative Titles

English: Itazura na Kiss
Synonyms: It Started With a Kiss, Teasing Kiss, Mischievous Kiss, Boku ga Naku, Pink no Yuki ga Futtara
Japanese: イタズラなKiss

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 23
Chapters: 100
Status: Finished
Published: May 12, 1990 to Feb 13, 1999
Authors: Tada, Kaoru (Story & Art)
Serialization: Bessatsu Margaret

Statistics

Score: 7.821 (scored by 1934 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
Ranked: #14332
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1060
Members: 5,164
Favorites: 163
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Volumes: /23
Chapters: /100

Synopsis

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

Included one-shots:
Volume 1: Boku ga Naku
Volume 20: Pink no Yuki ga Futtara

Background

Due to author's sudden death, Itazura na Kiss manga remains unfinished, but the 2008 anime adaptation portrays the author's planned ending found in her notes. Tada Kaoru had an accident while she was moving homes with her son and husband, and passed away around two and half weeks later.

The series has been published in English by Digital Manga Publishing since November 4, 2009.

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Characters

Aihara, Kotoko
Aihara, Kotoko
Main
Irie, Naoki
Irie, Naoki
Main
Irie, Noriko
Irie, Noriko
Supporting
Irie, Yuuki
Irie, Yuuki
Supporting
Ikezawa, Kinnosuke
Ikezawa, Kinnosuke
Supporting
Robbins, Christine
Robbins, Christine
Supporting
Komori, Jinko
Komori, Jinko
Supporting

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phs_togusa
Jul 10, 2015
Oh ItaKiss... you know, I just can't work up the visceral hatred that I once had for this series. Don't get me wrong: ItaKiss is irredeemably bad and is the very piece of crap that started the whole "abusive male/idiotic female" trope that I so viscerally despise in shojo romances. At the same time, ItaKiss is one of the few mangas that actually goes well beyond the scope of high school and it's not like there isn't anything good about it either. Do keep in mind that all of the good there is to be found in the manga isn't anywhere near enough to excuse read more
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ichigopan
Jun 30, 2008
This beloved classic title has endured the test of time. With two live-action dramas and now an anime, it is definitely a must read shoujo title.

While the artwork is not incredibly good, the story more than makes up for it. It's a farily long series which was never completed due to the sudden death of the mangaka. The anime series hopes to conclude with the original intended ending.

Kotoko and Irie's challenges with each other are always fun and even suspenseful as the reader tries to anticipate what new behavior Irie's going to show Kotoko as their relationship blossoms. Hilarious supporting characters make this title read more
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Blowingblossoms
Apr 13, 2016
I really love this manga! This is one of my favorite of all time! it never fails to make me laugh every time I read about the character's silliness. I found this very enjoyable and lighthearted though at first I was very hesitant to read it because of the artwork but when I started reading it doesn't' bother me at all because of the story. This manga should not be judge when you read only few chapters. As the story progresses you will know more about the characters and not only in the surface that we see.

I love how the story progress and how read more
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