Ranked #1509
Itazura na Kiss (Manga)

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


Type: Manga
Volumes: 23
Chapters: 100
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 1990 to Mar 1999
Authors: Tada, Kaoru (Story & Art)
Serialization: Margaret


Score: 7.841 (scored by 1678 users)
Ranked: #15092
Popularity: #974
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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

Related Manga

Adaptation: Itazura na Kiss


Aihara, Kotoko
Irie, Naoki
Aihara, Shigeo

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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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Oct 27, 2014
What I'm doing right now may very well be blasphemy, but it's something that needs to be said regardless. Itazura na Kiss is often hailed as a classic in the shojo romance genre and something that must be read by all at some point. I honestly don't share that sentiment whatsoever. Itazura na Kiss isn't good in the slightest. In fact, it's nothing short of painful. What's more is that due to the unfortunate death of the author, this manga is technically unfinished and you'll actually have to watch the anime if you want the supposedly "true" conclusion. I lack the will to actually power read more
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User Recommendations

Both girls (Kotoko in Itazura na Kiss & Chiwa in Hapi Mari) aren't very smart, tend to cry a lot, and act clumsy. Both guys (Irie in Itazura na Kiss & Hokuto in Hapi mari) are important to a company and act all cocky/rude against the girl, and in both stories the girl tries to make the guy love her. 
reportRecommended by Vocaloidvoice
Good Morning Call and Itazura na Kiss are very similar in the deliverance of the story. While the situations are different, they are both about a girl that is wildly crazy about a boy, and a cool boy that barely acknowledges her. The sequel, Good Morning Kiss, is very similar to the second half of Itazura na Kiss as well. 
reportRecommended by Aarana
A girl lives with a guy because her house was destroyed. 
reportRecommended by KupkakeStealer
Both manga involves a popular yet cold guy who is forced to live with the girl under special circumstances. As the story progresses, it seems that romance blooms for the the two as they face obstacles, misunderstandings, and the past.

Both manga also have great artwork, stories, and an emotional roller coaster as the chapters progresses. Overall, a must-read shoujo for fans alike. 
reportRecommended by Stark700
Although Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji is still being published, I get the same vibe from these two. If you loved Itazura na Kiss like I did, I highly recommend this one. Both main female characters stuggle to obtain the love of the male. Also both males seem very cold and rude but end up being sweethearts <3 
reportRecommended by love95
They both are about two clumsy girls that likes this really popular guy and they confess to him. Eventually they start going out and they face problems. 
reportRecommended by bunnychii

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