Ranked #580

Kiss yori mo Hayaku (Manga)

Kiss yori mo Hayaku

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Faster Than a Kiss, Tsuki to Himawari, Moon and Sunflower
Japanese: キスよりも早く


Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 58
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 24, 2007 to Jun 23, 2012
Authors: Tanaka, Meca (Story & Art)
Serialization: LaLa


Score: 8.141 (scored by 11119 users)
Ranked: #5802
Popularity: #129
Members: 22,185
Favorites: 872
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.


Losing their parents, Fumino and her brother hop from one relative to another. Getting tired of all those movings, she finally decides to quit school and work to support her brother on her own. As they sat on a park bench, her teacher appears in front of her and agrees to her demanding of marrying and supporting both her and her brother!! Is he serious or just playing around...!?

(Source: Serenus Dreamers)

Included one-shot:
Volume 1: Tsuki to Himawari (Moon and Sunflower)


No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Related Manga


Ojiro, Kazuma
Ojiro, Kazuma
Kaji, Fumino
Kaji, Fumino
Kaji, Teppei
Kaji, Teppei
Ojiro, Shouma
Ojiro, Shouma
Shindo, Ryuu
Shindo, Ryuu
Kaji, Tomoyuki
Kaji, Tomoyuki
Kurosawa, Ken
Kurosawa, Ken

Write a review | More reviewsReviews

Sep 12, 2015
I thought it would be about a girl being infatuated with her teacher and her trying to get him to like her back despite the age gap and school rules, but even from the first chapter you can see that they both are in love with each other, so no spoilers there. In fact, because of that, the first approximate fifteen chapters don't follow a clear plotline. Kaji and her younger brother live with her teacher because she has nowhere else to go, and they don't want their relationship to be exposed. There are a bunch of small adventures to fill up the beginning where read more
I found this review Helpful
Jan 14, 2009
This story is about the developing relationship between a teacher and his student. At home they are married. While at school they are student and teacher. The teacher is male and much older who used to be a delinquent when he was younger. The student is female and thinks she's a sort of Joan of Arc since she has a sense of righteous justice and as such she comes across violent since she beats people up if they do wrong. The lead girl has a younger brohter and they are both orphans who ran away from a troubled home read more
I found this review Helpful
Feb 23, 2015
I gonna try to make this review a short and a spoiler free one.


The story goes kinda like this......The main two protagonists(Ojiro Kazuma and Kaji Fumino) share the relation of being a student-teacher at school but in reality they are married to each other and since according to the rules the teacher will lose his job if this is found out so they have to keep this relationship a secret from others.

While trying to keep this relationship a secret they go through many experience that enhances their romance and deepens their bond with each other.During all these encounters there is comedy and read more
I found this review Helpful
Feb 13, 2009
Overall, so far I believe it has great potential to develop into a great manga. its a kind of 'forbidden student-teacher relationship', and at first it seemed weird how the two characters got into that situation (in my own opinion).

I like this manga (so far) because it has just the right amount of drama, heaps of comedy and also really good fluffy moments. The Tanaka-sensei gradually shows us bits and pieces of each character and makes it a fun read by adding very cute and annoyingly stupid/cute moments (if in real-life) - which can really make you laugh.

During the serious/dramatic moments, the artwork (which is read more
I found this review Helpful


Manga: 7 Jikan-me Rhapsody
both are about love between teacher and student. Drawing is very nice for eye in FTaK and 7J-mR because of author - Meca Tanaka.
I think that everyone who likes tabu-pairings should read it. 
reportRecommended by japangirl1995
Manga: Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
Kazuma from Faster than a kiss really reminds me of Usui from KWMS. They are really similar, not only their appearance but also how they like to tease the girl they like =) The dynamics of both couples is really funny because of all the teasing. Also, there are some similarities between Fumino and Misaki: the guys in their school are afraid of getting beaten by them =) 
reportRecommended by Pikena
Manga: Chocolate Cosmos
faster than a kiss and chocolate are similar because of a student x teacher relationship. both was a romantic comedy love story!:D and very enjoyable to read! 
reportRecommended by chie_shou13
Manga: 7 Genme wa Himitsu
they have the simlia rplot where the girl falls in love with the young little bit odd teacher  
reportRecommended by animefreak94
Manga: Dengeki Daisy
In both mangas, there is an older guy that protects and an high school girl that is protected, making the relationship between them really sweet. Also, both Kurosaki and Kazuma like to tease the girls so it is really funny to see the way the girls react. Another similarity between both male characters is that they are always trying to control their feelings and impulses because of the age gap...(In Kurosaki's case, he also doesn't want to be called a lollicon XD) 
reportRecommended by Pikena
Manga: Sensei to Watashi
It has to do with the whole teacher x student
but kinda different than Sensei to Watashi
enjoy! :) 
reportRecommended by MidnightBlue

Recent News

Japan's Weekly Manga Rankings for October 8th - 14th

The weekly manga and light novels rankings for October 8th - 15th Rank / This week's sales by copies / Cumulative sales / Titles Manga *1, 206,959 867,361 Naruto...read more

Japan's Weekly Manga Rankings for June 4th - 10th

The weekly manga and light novels rankings for June 4th - 10th Rank / This week's sales by copies / Cumulative sales / Titles Manga *1, 521,626 *,523,875 Bleach, V...read more

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Faster than a Kiss Chapter 21 Discussion
tsubasalover - Oct 24, 2009
3 replies by Quadraxis »»
Nov 16, 8:47 PM
"Tsuki to Himawari"
kamiawolf - Mar 14, 2010
1 replies by MastaJ »»
Dec 23, 2013 9:20 PM

External Links

MangaUpdates, Wikipedia