Kore wa Koi no Hanashi
This Is a Love Story
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Kore wa Koi no Hanashi

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Japanese: これは恋のはなし
English: This Is a Love Story
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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: 7.751 (scored by 36243,624 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #13322
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1721
Members: 9,288
Favorites: 126

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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?


Kore wa Koi no Hanashi has been digitally licensed in English as This Is a Love Story by Kodansha Comics USA.


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Mar 27, 2016
Mako (All reviews)
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 read more
Oct 30, 2020
Shellshock123 (All reviews)
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 read more
Oct 3, 2017
finwatchin07 (All reviews)
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 read more
Nov 8, 2018
lunahoney (All reviews)
SO OVERALL I HAVE TO BEGIN WITH: That was the most unsatisfactory ending oMg wHyYyYYy!

Recently I have been into mangas where the MC and the love interest has an age gap... obviously by this I mean like a 5-6 year age gap (think Dengeki Daisy or Keishichou Tokuhanka 007). So when when I read the first chapter and it turns out the MC is an elementary student and the guy is already 30 years old, I was extremely hesitant and unsure if this was something I wanted to continue– like yes, that is creepy.

But I DID. And I really enjoyed it! I know people are read more

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