Ranked #1382

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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.841 (scored by 1844 users)
Ranked: #13822
Popularity: #1034
Members: 4,943
Favorites: 157
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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

Itazura na Kiss 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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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. 
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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 
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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. 
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Both manga also have great artwork, stories, and an emotional roller coaster as the chapters progresses. Overall, a must-read shoujo for fans alike. 
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While the love relationship between the two main couples are different, the overall theme is the same. Stupid girl in the F class gets more than she bargained for when she happens to be stuck living in the house of the most popular guy in the A class. Both series are filled with hilarious situations that just leave you wanting more. 
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