Kore wa Koi no Hanashi
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Kore wa Koi no Hanashi

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Synonyms: This Is a Love Story
Japanese: これは恋のはなし


Type: Manga
Volumes: 11
Chapters: 45
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 28, 2010 to May 28, 2014
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: ARIA
Authors: Chika (Story & Art)


Score: 7.711 (scored by 37823,782 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #16352
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2060
Members: 9,848
Favorites: 133


Ranked #1635Popularity #2060Members 9,848
MangaARIAChika (Story & Art)
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Volumes: /11
Chapters: /45


The male protagonist is a well known published author who is suffering through severe boredom in the midst of his success. He has decided to move into a house in the countryside in an attempt to overcome his melancholy but it isn't working. Then one day a young girl stops by and asks him to allow her to raise a kitten at his home. This young girl causes an unexpected reaction from him and he agrees. What is in store for him? Why does he react this way to this young girl? Why did he agree to let her hang around his house with this kitten?



Mar 27, 2016
Since it's been a long time Kore wa Koi no Hanashi was last reviewed, I feel like an update was overdue. I cannot guarantee giving an unbiased review, however, I am quite sincere in my assessment of this manga. Now that I finished reading it, I can say with absolute confidence that Kore wa Koi no Hanashi found its place in the top of my all-time favorites. This manga received various comments and a lot of critique. Some argue that a romantic relationship between characters with such a huge age gap is bizarre and indecent. But I can assure you, there is nothing indecent about ...
Oct 3, 2017
This is like a 8-9. This won't be a helpful review, but more so for me to be able to recall how I liked this manga (for future purposes haha).

I am actually quite disturbed by age gaps greater than 8-10 years. In fact even just student-sensei relationships in manga have me cringing sometimes if its not played right. So the fact that there's 21 age gap had me really... -____-

BUT after reading all the positive comments and reviews I gave it a try. I do have to say it is a relationship I still can not say I completely understand because I feel she fell ...
Oct 30, 2020
This series is the love story about a 31 year old man and a 10 year old girl. Yes i too tilted my head 45 degrees. The main character is an author and the main heroine is this aloof girl who wants to save this cat. She can't keep it at home due to family issues so the guy allows her to take of the cat in his yard.

Now age gap romances have been done before. Its not really a unique idea. What is more rare though is that she's 10 years old. Funny thing is i think the author did a passable job ...

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