Itazura na Kiss
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Itazura na Kiss

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Synonyms: It Started With a Kiss, Teasing Kiss, Mischievous Kiss, Boku ga Naku, Pink no Yuki ga Futtara
Japanese: イタズラなKiss
English: Itazura na Kiss
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 23
Chapters: 100
Status: Finished
Published: May 12, 1990 to Feb 13, 1999
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Romance Romance
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Bessatsu Margaret
Authors: Tada, Kaoru (Story & Art)


Score: 7.571 (scored by 34743,474 users)
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Ranked: #23532
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Popularity: #1844
Members: 9,682
Favorites: 218


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itazurana Kiss
Volume 1


Ever since she entered high school, Kotoko Aihara wanted to be in the same class as Naoki Irie. The only problem, Irie is the smartest student in school while Kotoko is one of the dumbest. Now in 3rd year high school, she still isn't there. One day, her home gets destroyed and the only place else to go was to Irie's home. Now that she lives close to him, will their relationship be the same, or will it become greater than it is?

Included one-shots:
Volume 1: Boku ga Naku
Volume 20: Pink no Yuki ga Futtara


Due to author's sudden death, Itazura na Kiss manga remains unfinished, but the 2008 anime adaptation portrays the author's planned ending found in her notes. Tada Kaoru had an accident while she was moving homes with her son and husband, and passed away around two and half weeks later.

The series has been published in English by Digital Manga Publishing since November 4, 2009. Media Do International/M'z Planning has been digitally publishing the series as itazurana Kiss since November 7, 2017.

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Jul 10, 2015
Oh ItaKiss... you know, I just can't work up the visceral hatred that I once had for this series. Don't get me wrong: ItaKiss is irredeemably bad and is the very piece of crap that started the whole "abusive male/idiotic female" trope that I so viscerally despise in shojo romances. At the same time, ItaKiss is one of the few mangas that actually goes well beyond the scope of high school and it's not like there isn't anything good about it either. Do keep in mind that all of the good there is to be found in the manga isn't anywhere near enough to excuse ...
Jul 20, 2016
I adore this classic Shoujo manga for many reasons. The characters are extremely lovable, and the story is comedic and serious at times. I enjoyed Kyouko's chase for Irie throughout the series, as well as getting a taste for how Irie feels about it as well.
There are many things for everyone to enjoy in this lighthearted story about a girl in love with a boy who doesn't show any interest in her.
With the side characters becoming some of my favourite of all time, and the main character's problems being relatable and almost sympathetic at times, I would read this manga countless times ...

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It’s time to ditch the text file.
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