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Nousatsu Junkie

Nousatsu Junkie

Alternative Titles

English: Nosatsu Junkie
Synonyms: Nozoite Mitakute Shikatanai, Kaeru ga Iku Taiwan na Hibi, Peeping, Charming Junkie
Japanese: 悩殺ジャンキー

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 16
Chapters: 96
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 4, 2003 to Nov 20, 2008
Authors: Fukuyama, Ryoco (Story & Art)
Serialization: Hana to Yume

Statistics

Score: 8.081 (scored by 3623 users)
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Ranked: #7142
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Popularity: #635
Members: 8,810
Favorites: 271
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Volumes: /16
Chapters: /96

Synopsis

Naka is an aspiring young model with a problem: her face tenses up into a terrifying spectacle whenever she gets nervous on photo shoots! Naka's rival is Umi, the hottest model at their agency. But Naka soon discovers Umi's secret—and hilarity ensues behind the cameras!

(Source: TokyoPop)

Included one-shots:
Volume 6: Nozoite Mitakute Shikatanai (Peeping)
Volume 11: Kaeru ga Iku Taiwan na Hibi

Background

Six volumes of Nousatsu Junkie were published in English by TokyoPop, between November 28, 2006 and Jul 7, 2008, before the company went defunct.

Characters

Kajiwara, Umi
Kajiwara, Umi
Main
Kaburagi, Naka
Kaburagi, Naka
Main
Tsutsumi, Ikue
Tsutsumi, Ikue
Supporting
Arita, Ichigo
Arita, Ichigo
Supporting
Akiyama, Chihiro
Akiyama, Chihiro
Supporting
Nagafuji, Mihane
Nagafuji, Mihane
Supporting
Arita, Kaede
Arita, Kaede
Supporting


More reviewsReviews

andra
May 21, 2008
I just recently finished reading the available chapters of this manga and I must admit it got me hooked up.I was searching for something fresh and entertaining after reading more serious stuff and "bumped" into this series.
The story is cute and although the gender bender detail is pretty weird,it's thins detail that actually makes this manga interesting!
What I most like about the manga is the relationship between the main characters,which gives the reader a confortable feeling.Naka is a girl full of complexes because people keep on telling her that she has a criminal-like face while Umi is a person read more
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rinhail
Oct 17, 2008
I decided to edit my previous review and disregard my bias towards this manga. First of all, the story is original in small ways (such as the female lead unable to smile correctly) but is still enjoyable like other model based manga's. The characters, as the series goes on, are very much like teenagers trying to survive in the fierce entertainment light. And Fukuyama-sensei manages to combine both maturity and innocence in each of them. The artwork is very appealing, nothing skwed or makes you want to give up.

Overall, It's fun, sweet and generally a good read.
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dinomyte
Dec 5, 2009
This manga is probably one of my favourites. I was surprised when I found out that it wasn't as popular as I thought, and this manga should really get more recognition for its coolness. ANYWAYS.

I love the story, this gender bender goes beyond the stereotypical sneak-into-a-school romance, instead it's about modelling.This story is humourous, captivating, and the romance is equally as enjoying with its characters. Even though the two main characters fall in love rather easily and earlier in the story, it's still entertaining.

The artist executes the art perfectly and personally, I am a fan of the clothing designs.

The characters are funny and unique, and read more
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yHam
Feb 12, 2014
I recently finished reading this manga and it got me really hooked up.

- The story is funny and romantic with the right amount of drama and seriousness. Although it's not like one of those type that you can say as "superb"romance manga, it is still very enjoyable to read. I like how the mangaka does not focus on the main characters only but instead gives everyone their own moment and a chance for character development as the story progressed.

- The art is great. I like how everyone is drawn especially Naka, her "criminal face" is super funny; (there was even a time when read more
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