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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


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


Score: 8.071 (scored by 5626 users)
Ranked: #7012
Popularity: #367
Members: 10,845
Favorites: 729
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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)


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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Aug 25, 2015
Imagine you had a friend named Bob. Bob is a great guy, nice, interesting, and you like having conversations with him. He's also a non-active pedophile. What do you think of Bob? Do you disregard all his good points because of this TERRIBLE thing? Or do you continue associating with Bob because those good points outweigh his disgusting side?
This is what I struggle with when thinking about Kodomo no Jinkan, there is a reason why this manga is controversial (And the controversy is what made me want to read it). However, at the same time, it's actually quite well written, well thought out, and brings read more
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May 12, 2008
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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Aug 18, 2015
A new teacher in elementary school is afflicted by an adorable little girl in his class who believes she's in love with him. And at first it really is an affliction. He has no interest in little girls as romance or sex objects, AND since he is the girl's teacher, any relationship with her at all, if misconstrued, could ruin his life.

So far, so good, and very promising. For those of you who don't know yet, manga writers delight in creating "unworkable" couples. There are so many opportunities for humor in them! And this female mangaka clearly started out to produce such a funny story, read more
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Oct 25, 2007
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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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. 
reportRecommended by Dunkjoe
Manga: Mujaki no Rakuen
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! 
reportRecommended by commits
Manga: Usagi Drop
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. 
reportRecommended by ErgoSis
Manga: Kyou no Go no Ni
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. 
reportRecommended by Dunkjoe
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3 main girl elementary students, all have some sort of grown-up problems/ perspectives.

Kodomo no Jikan contains mature content, while Hiiragi Elementary School Love Club does not. 
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Manga: Love Hina
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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Recent News

Author of Kodomo no Jikan Has an Argument with another Mangaka Over Sexual Expressions

On February 15th, mangaka Watashiya Kaworu had a quarrel with another mangaka Yuki Homura ("Sakitama ~Sakuya Den~") on twitter over the sexual expression of manga. Y...read more

Revival of Kodomo no Jikan Anime Announced

According to the cover note of the manga vol.8, Kodomo no Jikan anime was announced to be revived. A new OVA will be bundled with the limited edition of the manga vo...read more

Recent Forum Discussion

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