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Synonyms: Uwasa, Rumors, Ano Natsu, That Summer, Osaka Life, Yoku Aru Hanashi.
Japanese: キス


Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 48
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 24, 1996 to Jan 24, 2001
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Theme: Music Music
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: LaLa
Authors: Matsumoto, Tomo (Story & Art)


Score: 7.281 (scored by 10951,095 users)
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Ranked: #49502
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Popularity: #7778
Members: 2,467
Favorites: 14
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Volumes: /8
Chapters: /48


Through piano lessons a love slowly grows between the cool adult, Goshima-sensei, and one of his students, a high school girl named Kae. The most popular stylish love romance.

(Source: Perpetual Dreams)

Included one-shots:
Volume 1: Uwasa (Rumors), Ano Natsu (That Summer), Osaka Life
Volume 6: Yoku Aru Hanashi.


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Apr 27, 2010
Kiss is my favorite manga currently.
But in no way am I going to give a bias review so I'll be completely honest of my reasonings and the flaws.

First of all, when you first read the synopsis and start off the first pages you may think this is another one of those mangas-the stereotypical romance manga where two people are completely unaware of their love for each other until the very end, but Kiss is nothing like that at all.
Right from Chapter 1 and throughout the following volumes, Matsumoto emphasizes the struggles after struggles they go through, which is what makes me feel so interested when ...
Apr 7, 2010
Kiss is a really good romance with a skillful mangaka behind the scenes.

The story is simple, but nonetheless good; a piano student falls in love with her gorgeous piano teacher. Now, even if this might sound very shallow and typically shoujo-like, please give it a shot. It's not smut, but rather a story about your first love. It may sound as if I'm overrating this manga, but it is a great romance

Matsumoto Tomo is a skillful mangaka. However, this is one of her earliest works and the art is not as good as it gets in the later chapters. Around chapter 20, ...
Dec 15, 2020
Great music talent. But wasted in an asshole MC and a disjointed way of story telling.

Kiss a shoujo romance series. About a 15 year old girl who has been learning music for about 10 years with her piano teacher who is 22. In the very first chapter the main heroine actually confesses and the MMC and FMC start dating. The story continues dealing with the issues of their age gap as well as past events that they keep bringing up.

This series to me is just a set of wasted potential. It has good bright moments but its just swallowed in this sea of bland ...


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