Kyou no Kira-kun
Kira-kun Today
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Kyou no Kira-kun

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Synonyms: Today's Kira-kun
Japanese: きょうのキラ君
English: Kira-kun Today
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 9
Chapters: 36
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 13, 2011 to Aug 11, 2014
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Bessatsu Friend
Authors: Mikimoto, Rin (Story & Art)


Score: 7.861 (scored by 1100111,001 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #10982
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #614
Members: 29,433
Favorites: 433


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Volumes: /9
Chapters: /36
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Kira-kun Today
Volume 1


For one short year, haplessly awkward, cockatiel-toting Nino has to keep watch over class joker and nextdoor neighbor, Kira-kun. Can Kira-kun—who harbors a terrible secret—find it in himself to open up and learn something new from Nino, or will she be consumed by his world? Two fates intertwine to become the "closest love to Heaven."

(Source: Kodansha Comics USA)


Kyou no Kira-kun was published digitally in English as Kira-kun Today by Kodansha Comics USA from October 9, 2018, to July 9, 2019.

The series was adapted into a live-action movie that was released in Japan on February 25, 2017.



Jul 18, 2019
I found this manga by chance while scrolling through the "Romance" tag on a manga site.

I just spent the past 2 hours reading the entire series.

I have been in tears now for 20 minutes.

The story appears rather simple: boy meets girl, boy has a fatal illness and will die within a year. Despite the seemingly plain premise, what the story does so well, is making you fall in love with the characters.

While every character starts out plain or stereotypical, the depth of every one of them is simply so encapturing. Not only do they keep you turning the page, but they also ...
Dec 4, 2019
I honestly thought this manga would be your typical Shoujo manga (which I definitely do like) however this manga brought up so much more. The lead character is an introvert caused by a past trauma whose only friend is a bird. She befriends a boy in her class after finding out a very troubling secret about him. Under any other circumstances they would've probably never befriended each other.

The story is well-developed and the characters also develop throughout the story (especially the main character). What I also really love about this manga is that the author made the main male lead a crybaby. This is honestly ...
Oct 10, 2020
Mixed Feelings
A Mixed Bag.

Kira-Kun today is the story about an incredibly shy girl who always has a parrot on her shoulder and about a Boy who gets everyone's attention. Both share a secret which in turn sort of connects them. The FMC's secret is that the Parrot can talk and is actually somewhat mature. Whilst the Boy will die in 1 year. So now you have 2 people who share a secret and in turn both people changing each other due to this connection.

Now the FMC is the classic 0 friends, no social skills type heroine. Totally never been done before. Now as you'd expect she ...

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