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
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.161 (scored by 178172178,172 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #34442
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #699
Members: 340,403
Favorites: 1,076

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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

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)

Episode Videos


Feb 2, 2013
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 ...
Apr 1, 2013
Mixed Feelings
Well then.
First off ill give a short reason why i decided to pick this up.
I absolutely love watching RomCom's so i decided to watch this. Simple as that. But what intrigued me was that the main heroine had psychic mind reading powers, i somehow thought that having that kind of thing in the anime would have delicious drama involved. And i was right.

Story: 7
The way they started this anime, on episode one, i somehow thought it was going to be an amazing anime. The first 11 minutes was just crazy, incredibly tragic and sad. And somehow in the same episode it turned from crazy ...
Mar 29, 2013
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 ...

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