Itazura na Kiss


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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Naughty Kiss, Teasing Kiss, Mischievous Kiss, Itazurana Kiss, It Started With A Kiss
Japanese: イタズラなKiss
English: ItaKiss
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Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2008 to Sep 25, 2008
Premiered: Spring 2008
Broadcast: Saturdays at 02:25 (JST)
Licensors: Discotek Media
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance
Themes: SchoolSchool, WorkplaceWorkplace
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.411 (scored by 146731146,731 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #21992
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #860
Members: 283,820
Favorites: 2,959

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When her newly-built home is razed to the ground by an earthquake, low-achieving, clumsy, and troublesome third-year high school student Kotoko Aihara is forced to share a roof with the school's—and possibly Japan's—smartest student, Naoki Irie. Kotoko is not actually a complete stranger to Irie-kun; unfortunately, a single love letter that she tried to give him in the past has already sealed her fate as far as he is concerned. Throw in some quirky friends and a meddlesome mother, and Kotoko might not even have a snowball's chance in hell of winning the older Irie boy's heart. Yet Kotoko remains optimistic that, because she now lives in his house, her unattainable crush on the genius since the beginning of high school has never been more within reach.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Episode 25 was first aired back-to-back with episode 24 on CBC TV on September 25th, prior to its first airing on TBS (September 27th).

Characters & Voice Actors


Yamasaki, Osamu
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Nagasaki, Yukio
Sound Director
Kanasaki, Takaomi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuda, Naokatsu
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Kimi, Meguru, Boku (キミ、メグル、ボク)" by Motohiro Hata

Ending Theme

1: "Kataomoi Fighter (片思いファイター)" by GO!GO!7188 (eps 1-12)
2: "Jikan yo Tomare" by AZU (eps 13-23)
3: "Kimi, Meguru, Boku (キミ、メグル、ボク)" by Motohiro Hata (eps 24)

Episode Videos


Aug 31, 2009
Shoujo romance can be a bit of an annoying genre for me. First it is dominated by bishounen love interests who often look more like girls and usually have aloof or abrasive personalities that make you wonder why the heroine fell in love with them in the first place. While at first glance, Itazura na Kiss may not seem to be any different (though with the relieving lack of bishies) it evolved before my very eyes into the most heartwarming romance I have seen to date.

The plot for Itazura na Kiss is no different than your standard shoujo romance. A plain and ...
Dec 6, 2009
Mixed Feelings
The reason I chose to watch this anime was because it seemed to be highly recommended by others, so I feel like it is partly my duty to give a differing point of view since I really didn't like this anime at all.

This shoujo comedy centers on Kotoko, a character who is nothing new to the genre: pretty, but not too pretty, stupid, determined, feminine and someone whose whole being revolves around the guy she likes. Unfortunately the guy she happens to like is mean-spirited when he's not being completely indifferent towards her, rude (and of course incredibly good-looking), arrogant (and also the smartest ...
Nov 1, 2014
This is one of the most annoying romance animes I’ve ever watched. Now either hit the “not helpful” button or keep reading to find out why.
Story 3:
I chose to start InK because I heard it broke with the romance genre’s stale tradition of ending with a high school rooftop kiss, and instead actually followed the characters into their adult lives.
InK’s longitudinal narrative style was the one positive thing that I can say about this train wreck of an anime (that and its surprisingly accurate use of medical jargon).

This anime is about Kotoko, a ditzy, klutzy, dimwitted, high school girl, and her one-sided ...

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