The Troubled Life of Miss Kotoura

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Synonyms: Kotoura-san
Japanese: 琴浦さん
English: The Troubled Life of Miss Kotoura
German: Kotoura-San
Spanish: Kotoura-San
French: Kotoura-San
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2013 to Mar 29, 2013
Premiered: Winter 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: AIC Classic
Source: 4-koma manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.161 (scored by 176152176,152 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #33762
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #687
Members: 336,550
Favorites: 1,064

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Fukuda, Jun
Ougi, Jiyuu
Oota, Masahiko
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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

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)" by ESP Kenkyuukai (ESP研究会) (eps 5)
3: "Tsurupeta (つるぺた)" by Hisako Kanemoto (eps 6)


Aug 16, 2021
Warning : A little long, Minor spoiler (episode 1)

Ah, yes. I found this anime randomly from a video that didn't even tell about this anime. It just happened i read the comment and someone mentioned this. For whoever it is, thankyou so much for telling this awesome anime.

Kotoura-san. An anime that tried to become comedy, but instead making me laugh, it makes me cry inside. It tells a story about 15 years old Kotoura Haruka, a girl that has an ability to read people mind (cool). Because of her innocence, she ended up hated by everyone and treated as a monster. Even her parents, throw ...
Jan 21, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Childhood memories. Most of us forget what is not important to our life now. That is how the mind is supposed to work. Mostly, it does.

Kotoura-san (I'm not typing out The Troubled Life of Miss Kotoura everytime) had one of the best opening scenes one could ever witness. We slowly see Kotoura lose friends, and even her own family, because she has the powers of telepathy. We see how traumatic reading everyone's minds at a very young age, when children exercise little to no control over their words, can be. We see how memories from our past can plague our present. Everything was seemingly done ...
May 31, 2021
The ability to read minds sounds cool on paper but as demonstrated by Kotoura-san can drastically affect one's life. This anime follows the footsteps and daily activities of the ESP club a group of growing rag-tag friends trying to prove to the world that psychic abilities are real. The most noteworthy moments, in my opinion, are the first and last few episodes as it starts out dangerously tragic and usually leads to people expecting a bit more. Don't underestimate the other episodes though as it is essentially an adorable slice of life riddled with a bit of comedy. In the past, she may have harmed ...

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