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English: Nowadays
Synonyms: Zutto ne, Sunde ni Touch
Japanese: イマドキ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 26
Status: Finished
Published: May 2000 to Jul 2001
Authors: Watase, Yuu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Sho-Comi


Score: 7.661 (scored by 5973 users)
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Ranked: #22342
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Popularity: #503
Members: 10,443
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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 from June 2, 2004 to March 8, 2005.


Yamazaki, Tanpopo
Yamazaki, Tanpopo
Kugyou, Kouki
Kugyou, Kouki
Kyougoku, Aoi
Kyougoku, Aoi
Saionji, Tsukiko
Saionji, Tsukiko
Uchimura, Arisa
Uchimura, Arisa
Kugyo, Youji
Kugyo, Youji

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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 read more
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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 read more
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Feb 15, 2015
This manga is more realistic than Yuu Watase’s other work. This manga is a simple story about a simple country girl who helps change a technology ran and expensive high school. Yuu Watase’s art is always very nice and it’s clear what’s going on in the story. The characters are easily defined, visually, and it’s easy to tell them apart from the background characters.

As far as the writing, though, it’s good at first. The romance is pretty clear between Tanpopo and Koki, the male lead and there is an actual friendship between the two. Not only that, it’s clear that there’s a friendship between the read more
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Oct 13, 2008
I really enjoy reading this. I read the first book on the day i bought it and 3 days later i bought the next 3, and read them all on that day, then bought the last one when i was able to get into town.

I very much enjoy Yuu Watase's work, Ive read this, Absolute Boyfriend, part of Fushigi Yūgi.

I do recommend reading this, as much as i read alot of "romance" manga, this one was different to the others in its own way.

I loved the story and it made me really want to read all of the volumes.
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Poll: Imadoki! Chapter 26 Discussion
meku - Jan 28, 2009
3 replies by DoomKitty »»
Apr 12, 2012 2:19 PM
additional chapter before tanpopo moved to tokyo
vearg - Apr 4, 2010
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Apr 4, 2010 9:56 AM