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

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Synonyms: Child's Toy
Japanese: こどものおもちゃ
English: Kodocha: Sana's Stage
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 54
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 2, 1994 to Oct 3, 1998
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Themes: Love Polygon Love Polygon, School School, Showbiz Showbiz
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Ribon Magazine
Authors: Obana, Miho (Story & Art)


Score: 8.311 (scored by 1041810,418 users)
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Ranked: #2912
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Popularity: #806
Members: 22,307
Favorites: 1,167


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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.

(Source: ANN)


Kodomo no Omocha won the 22nd Kodansha Manga Award in the Shoujo category in 1998.

The series 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
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 ...
Jul 19, 2012
~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 ...
Sep 20, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (40/54 eps)
It starts off really well in the first two or three volumes.

It utilized a childish language and a cutesy demeanor to convey adult circumstances, like physical abuse within families, rape, pregnancy, blame. It starts off strong. Two characters meet each other and find out how little they know about each other.

It didn't feel like I was reading a shoujo manga, but then what happened? Love triangles and love squares happened. What started off as two different people and their friends becomes love triangles: girl for the dude and a fellow child actor for the main lead.

It starts off really good, it was a romance ...

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Manga 'Kodomo no Omocha' and 'Tokimeki Tonight' to Get New One-Shots

Manga 'Kodomo no Omocha' and 'Tokimeki Tonight' to Get New One-Shots

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