Kodomo no Omocha
Kodocha: Sana's Stage
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Kodomo no Omocha

Alternative Titles

English: Kodocha: Sana's Stage
Synonyms: Child's Toy
Japanese: こどものおもちゃ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 54
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 2, 1994 to Oct 3, 1998
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SchoolSchool, ShoujoShoujo, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Authors: Obana, Miho (Story & Art)
Serialization: Ribon Magazine


Score: 8.301 (scored by 91629,162 users)
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Ranked: #2642
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Popularity: #671
Members: 18,369
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Sana Kurata, a child actress, faces many problems in her classroom, including a major one - her bullying classmate, Akito Hayama. Sana's outgoing and friendly nature leads her to work towards correcting all of the problems around her. Her 'meddling' irritates Hayama but at the same time captivates him, just as Hayama's gloomy nature irritates Sana and compels her to change him. As these two opposites attract each other, they face many hardships which bring them closer to a mutual understanding.

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Kodomo no Omocha was published in English as Kodocha: Sana's Stage by Tokyopop from June 11, 2002 to November 11, 2003.

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Jan 16, 2008
katsup (All reviews)
After finishing this manga, I just had to write a review because there was none, and this is such a great manga! I tried my hardest to rate realistically, but in the end it didn't really work out. As always, I'm more critical with my explanations rather than my ratings.

Story: So the story is about Sana Kurata, a famous child actress, and her relationship with Hayama Akito. At first she hates him because he is a trouble maker and cold, but over the course of the manga their relationship grows into a really deep conection. The story itself is a romantic comedy, with drama mixed read more
Jul 11, 2010
Pyapi (All reviews)
I picked Kodocha a while back, hearing many great things about this series. I can gladly say it didn't disappoint!

Story: (8)
The story revolves around Sana, a quite successful child actor, and how her relationship develops with fellow classmate, Akito. The beginning is quite typical, Sana immediately hating Akito and arguing endlessly over each other's attitudes. The beginning is the most surrealistic part of the manga. Unless you find an elementary classroom completely ruled by a group of boys to be normal. However, it is much more realistic than most series. As the story progresses, things become more realistic and the relationship between Akito and read more
Jun 27, 2015
EmmaLeah41 (All reviews)
I just wanted to say is that Kodomo No Omochi is like Gakuen Alice because -natsume- and -Akido- both are cold hearted and -mikan- and -sana- both are pig tailed and are cheerful and finally because in Gakuen Alice, Mikan and natsume are enemies but they start to love each other and in Kodomo No Omochi, Akido and Sana are enemies but start to fall in love with each other, oh yeah, P.S. Mikan and Sana are both clueless about love most of the time
Jul 19, 2012
jar_of_stars (All reviews)
~Wow, Kodocha was the very first manga I ever read and well of course to me it's a classic. I find it like no other shoujo manga and in fact, I can't find one with it's type of humor! You'll laugh at some of the ridiculous things the characters say OR do and you'll feel the pain and agony each one faces. Big or small.

The story starts with 12 year old Sana Kurata, a soon to be big TV star who goes through ordinary girl problems that any girl faces. If you call, "facing-her-classroom-of-crazy-monkey-boys" normal. They ruin class for the girls and there Sana read more

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