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Synonyms: Zutto ne, Sunde ni Touch
Japanese: イマドキ
English: Nowadays
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 26
Status: Finished
Published: May 2000 to Jul 2001
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Sho-Comi
Authors: Watase, Yuu (Story & Art)


Score: 7.551 (scored by 70807,080 users)
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Ranked: #25692
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Popularity: #1490
Members: 13,409
Favorites: 236


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Volumes: /5
Chapters: /26


For Tanpopo Yamazaki, life at the elitist Meio Academy seems way out of her league. The daughters of wealthy families snub her, other students make light of the fact that she actually tested into Meio instead of relying on family connections, and the cute boy she saw tending a dandelion the day before wouldn't even acknowledge her existence. Hoping to make friends and have some fun, Tanpopo starts up a gardening committee, but will this help her survive in a school where superficiality and nepotism reign supreme?

(Source: Viz)


Imadoki! was published in English by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint from June 2, 2004 to March 8, 2005.



Feb 21, 2008
This is probably the simplest series by Yuu Watase: there's no fantasy, no magic, no adventure, no science fiction. Just a really heart-warming and moving story about a cheerful girl called Tanpopo who transfers to a very exclusive school where she expects to make friends and live happily. On her first visit there, she mets a boy who is taking care lovingly of a dandelion and seems to like gardening. Tanpopo thinks she's made her very first friend...

However, reality proves to be a lot harsher. Her new school turns out to be full of onnoxious people who care more about social status and money than ...
Jan 6, 2008
After reading Fushigi Yugi by Watase, I have been captivated by her work. Not only is the art good, not only is the story good, and not only are the characters believable, but the very ideas she shares through her work are thought-provoking and inspirational. Imadoki is no exception to this.

The story might not be epical, might not work on as many levels as Watase's Fushigi Yugi, but it's just as charming and meaningful. It manages to remind us that we all have different ways of "blooming", of showing who we are, and different reasons to smile. It's not a long manga, so there are ...
Mar 3, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Art: The art is nice.
I like Yuu Watases style.
Especially the male characters that she draw.

Story: The story is okay.
Not bad but not very good either.
I's alot about friendship.
Overcoming difficulties, supporting each other, being able to work out arguments, being able to lift each other up... etc.

Characters: The characters are good.

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additional chapter before tanpopo moved to tokyo
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