Kotoura-san
The Troubled Life of Miss Kotoura
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Alternative Titles

English: The Troubled Life of Miss Kotoura
Synonyms: Kotoura-san
Japanese: 琴浦さん

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2013 to Mar 29, 2013
Premiered: Winter 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: AIC, CBC, KlockWorx, flying DOG
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: AIC Classic
Source: 4-koma manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.271 (scored by 122819122,819 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #24762
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #512
Members: 234,844
Favorites: 967
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Synopsis

Since childhood, Haruka Kotoura's classmates have seen her as a creepy and monstrous person. This is due to her ability to read other people's minds—the same ability that drove her parents away, leaving her alone with her grandfather. As a result, she has grown accustomed to the bitter treatment by the people around her, becoming completely cold and unsociable to others.

However, everything starts to change when Haruka transfers to a new school. While most are off put by her as usual, she meets Yoshihisa Manabe, who finds her power astonishing. Yoshihisa then proceeds to befriend Haruka, promising to never leave her no matter what happens.

Haruka's new experiences of social belonging thus begin, meeting new friends and learning to open herself along the way.

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Staff

WEST GROUND
Producer
Oota, Masahiko
Director
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Morita, Geisei
Episode Director


Edit Opening Theme

"Sonna Koto Ura no Mata Urabanashi Desho? (そんなこと裏のまた裏話でしょ?)" by Megumi Nakajima

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Kibou no Hana (希望の花)" by Haruka Chisuga (千菅春香) (eps 1-4, 7-12)
#2: "ESP Ken no Theme (ESP研のテーマ)" ESP Kenkyuukai (ESP研究会) (ep 5)
#3: "Tsurupeta (つるぺた)" by Hisako Kanemoto (ep 6)



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Mar 29, 2013
Infinite (All reviews)
Kotoura-san has the makings of an exceptional show. It has the ambition to be both an emotional drama and an uplifting comedy, to be an experience full of highs and lows to keep you engrossed to the end. It even has an intriguing premise providing a solid foundation for its narrative. Regrettably, it is clear from the very first episode that not only is Kotoura-san plagued by atrocious writing, it furthermore has the entirely wrong attitude when it comes to the use of drama in general.

Kotoura-san tells the story of Kotoura Haruka, a girl with the power to read people's minds. Whilst one would expect read more
Feb 2, 2013
onesnowyday_ (All reviews)
Our childhood is often filled with many blanks and not much memories. The few you might remember are some friends you made or games you played.

But, what if the memories you remember most vividly were the ones filled with bullying,ignorance, and broken hearts?

Kotoura-san starts off as a seemingly sad and powerful drama. Maybe a bit generic. What throws people off is that after the first half of the show, it just hits you with all this comedy that you weren't expecting. This is probably what caused the downfall of the show. I can't say I exactly disliked the comedy, but it would've been better read more
Feb 11, 2014
aNinjaWithAIDS (All reviews)
Wow... Just wow. This show easily makes it onto my highest favorites. There is nothing I can truly nit pick about the show that would detract me from my rating. It took me for a ride I won't soon forget.

Story: This is among the most emotional stories I have ever had the grace and the priveledge of experiencing. I'm not lying when I say this: It deserves to be seated in the high heavens for the drama genre. Why? Haruka's backstory alone had me under emotional torture. The show itself proved how serious it can get when it wants to, and boy they wasted no read more
Mar 28, 2013
MarlyTT (All reviews)
Have you ever tried rubbing lemon on your eyes? Because that pretty much describes what this show tries too hard to do. Forced drama, everywhere.

So the first five or so minutes of the first episode is the part where all the people ate up for some reason and it apparently managed to leave such an impact that people thought that this show was going to be good just from those five minutes alone. So this girl can read other people's minds, but her feelings get hurt because she doesn't realize she has such powers, and she's a bit insensitive because she was young. Alright, read more

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