Kobayashi ga Kawai sugite Tsurai!!
So Cute It Hurts!!
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Kobayashi ga Kawai sugite Tsurai!!

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Synonyms: Kobayashi Has It Tough Being So Cute!!, Koba Cute, KobaKawa
Japanese: 小林が可愛すぎてツライっ!!
English: So Cute It Hurts!!
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 15
Chapters: 76
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 20, 2012 to Dec 19, 2015
Genre: Romance Romance
Themes: Crossdressing Crossdressing, School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Sho-Comi
Authors: Ikeyamada, Go (Story & Art)


Score: 7.741 (scored by 29102,910 users)
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Ranked: #15362
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Popularity: #2055
Members: 9,277
Favorites: 177


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Volumes: /15
Chapters: /76


The mixed twins—Kobayashi Mitsuru and Kobayashi Megumu, who haven't seriously fallen in love for someone and other who doesn't know anything more than 2D world. A situation arises were Megumu and Mitsuru are forced to cross dress, and go to school? Mitsuru's encounter with a cute girl in Megumu's school and Megumu's meeting with the guy she met earlier is actually in her brother's school?? Will they find themselves and their first love??

Included one-shot:
Volume 15: Megami-sama wa Furimukanai!?


Kobayashi ga Kawai sugite Tsurai!! was published in English as So Cute It Hurts!! by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint from June 2, 2015 to October 8, 2017. The series has also been published by Shogakukan Asia as Koba Cute since May 28, 2014.

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Mar 27, 2023
I'm familiar with Ikeyamada Go's writting style and I'm very pleased with how much she grew over the years. This manga is much more mature and better written throughout. The fact that it tackles something very real in her life (and her staff's lives) are probably factors that helped in improving the quality of this manga she wrote.

I started reading it without expecting much because I considered Ikeyamada Go's ideas to be very repetitive, basic, sexist and outright problematic. I'm very happy to say that my expectations were 99% wrong and therefore this was much more enjoyable than what I initially thought. There's still ...
Jan 26, 2020
It's a simple manga, like everything that Go Ikeyamada writes. Very fun to read, full of tropes of manga and romance in general. I like the main characters and the romance is very simple, so if that's what you looking for, go for it. Full of nerd stuff like everything that the author usually does. Very fun to read, the characters are funny and you usually cheer for them.
Though, if you dont like cliched stuff, I suggest you to not read anything from Go Ikeyamada.
Her art its waaay too ....Idk how to explain, its too much sometimes, but its cute if you like it. ...
Sep 4, 2021
Preliminary (71/76 eps)
I've got to say this is my favorite manga. I've read up to volume 14 and I'm missing volume 15. But overall this manga is really good. It may sound or look boring but I recommend it fully. There's lots of romance in it to enjoy, sad moments to.

I loved to read this manga very much so I really would read it again. It's got to be about the only manga I have finished almost completely. But yes I recommend it to all otaku out there.

I'm hoping this review helps some people, and makes you want to read it. My reviews kind of ...

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