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Kodomo no Jikan (Manga)

Kodomo no Jikan

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: A Child's Time, Kojika, Nymphet
Japanese: こどものじかん

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 13
Chapters: 93
Status: Finished
Published: May 22, 2005 to Apr 22, 2013
Authors: Watashiya, Kaworu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Comic High!

Statistics

Score: 8.091 (scored by 5370 users)
Ranked: #6632
Popularity: #353
Members: 10,358
Favorites: 701
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Synopsis

The story of Kodomo no Jikan is centered around 23-year-old Aoki Daisuke, who has just landed his first teaching job as a grade school teacher at Futatsubashi Elementary School. He is placed in charge of Class 3-1, where one of his students, a mischievously precocious Rin Kokonoe, develops a crush on him and goes so far as to proclaim herself Aoki's girlfriend. She aggressively pursues her efforts to be with her teacher despite the fact that he will lose his job if she gets too close, a situation further complicated by the often complex, intertwining relationships existing between them and their respective friends, families, and peers.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Background

At one point, Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the manga for North American distribution under the title "Nymphet". However, controversies surrounding the manga's content led to the cancellation of the project.

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Characters

 Rin
Kokonoe, Rin
Main
 Kuro
Kagami, Kuro
Main
 Mimi
Usa, Mimi
Main
 Daisuke
Aoki, Daisuke
Main
 Reiji
Kokonoe, Reiji
Supporting
 Kyouko
Houin, Kyouko
Supporting
 Sae
Shirai, Sae
Supporting

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May 12, 2008 7:55 PM
JeejaeStitches
Kodomo no Jikan. Ask any well-versed anime/manga fan about this series and they're likely to respond in either amusement or disgust. I won't attempt to sugar-coat it, if you find even the slightest allude to children being the target of sexuality to be absolutely disgusting, then you should probably keep your distance from this anime. Of course, I'm sure that no one is particularly fond of the subject, however, this series doesn't merely exist as a shallow loli-con's dream world; beneath it's humorous, light-hearted (although often inappropriate) surface lies a compelling story that questions morality and today's society as a whole in read more
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Jun 21, 2013 1:00 AM
_Reminiscence_
You might think it's a stupid manga, with nothing more than those "she seduces him-he falls for it" scene... But actually, this manga shows the story of not only Rin and Aoki, but also the other characters including their past, their way of thinking and reacting to things in a more detailed way. Also, what's interesting is there you don't see only one kind of love and the characters aren't all "normal"! You get to see different kinds of love including those who are legal and those who aren't, and you get to see different kind of personalities. Some characters even have personality dissorders which read more
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Oct 25, 2007 10:03 AM
Master10K
Kodomo no Jikan (A Child’s Time) is a Slice of Life, Romance, Comedy, Drama notorious for its controversial take on the relations of underage children in our society. There’s plenty of comedy to enjoy but it does get very serious at times.

The story is about an inexperienced, elementary schoolteacher (Daisuke Aoki) who’s having trouble with the class he teaches but there's one girl in particular he's finding hard to control (Rin Kokonoe) But what’s more is said girl has got a huge crush on him. That’s basically how this manga is laid out and for most of the beginning chapters it is littered with a read more
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Dec 3, 2010 7:31 PM
kittykatloren
What an interesting manga. It's hard to give this one a review, simply because by its nature it's incredibly controversial; the foundation it's built upon is incredibly controversial. But behind all the panty shots and loli-paradise scenes, there's actually a real story, deep characters, and a fascinating assessment of children's' place in society.

Rin Kokonoe and her friends know far more about sex than would seem normal - but in these days of internet and easy access to information, is it really that strange? Their boldness and cheek is both jaw-dropping and intriguing. Plus hilarious when coupled with inexperienced Aoki-sensei's reactions. xD

There's a very interesting read more
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Manga: Sensei no Okiniiri!
Kodomo no Jikan is also a student and teacher relationship, along with some disturbing issues of society regarding children. Plot is well developed, reasonably explained for actions done.

Teacher's Pet is obviously shoujo, and is much more focused on sexual scenes, but much less reasonab le and explained. Much shorter too. 
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I'm going to start it with this: LOLIS EVERYWHERE. If you enjoyed all the flashing in Kodomo no Jikan, you won't be disappointed in Mujaki no Rakuen. If you enjoyed Kodomo No Jikan, you'll like Mujaki no Rakuen since it offers you lolis who get into above age appropriate situations. But instead of an adult, like in Kodomo no JIkan, Mujaki no Rakuen features a 25 year old getting transported back in time to his elementary days.

Enjoy reading! 
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There are complex parent-child relationships with underage girls in both works. Though in Kodomo no Jikan it's more about child's life than father's as in Usagi Drop. 
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It's about kids around the 5th grade, but Kodomo no Jikan is much more seinen. Kyou no Go no Ni is more about comedy. 
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Weird connection but, aoki and keitaro are the same character just an age difference. I feel that people don't like Kodomo no Jikan for the under-age love, but honestly I laughed much more then cringed through out the series. The second connection is that they are both romantic comedies, love hina though being more "romantic".  
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