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Kodomo no Jikan

Kodomo no Jikan

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Synonyms: A Child's Time, Kojika, Nymphet
Japanese: こどものじかん


Type: Manga
Volumes: 13
Chapters: 93
Status: Finished
Published: May 22, 2005 to Apr 22, 2013
Authors: Watashiya, Kaworu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Comic High!


Score: 8.001 (scored by 7306 users)
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Ranked: #9102
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Popularity: #411
Members: 14,498
Favorites: 962


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May 12, 2008
JeejaeStitches (All reviews)
Kodomo no Jikan. Ask any well-versed anime/manga fan about this series and they're likely to respond in either amusement or disgust. I won't attempt to sugar-coat it, if you find even the slightest allude to children being the target of sexuality to be absolutely disgusting, then you should probably keep your distance from this anime. Of course, I'm sure that no one is particularly fond of the subject, however, this series doesn't merely exist as a shallow loli-con's dream world; beneath it's humorous, light-hearted (although often inappropriate) surface lies a compelling story that questions morality and today's society as a whole in read more
Oct 25, 2007
Master10K (All reviews)
Kodomo no Jikan (A Child’s Time) is a Slice of Life, Romance, Comedy, Drama notorious for its controversial take on the relations of underage children in our society. There’s plenty of comedy to enjoy but it does get very serious at times.

The story is about an inexperienced, elementary schoolteacher (Daisuke Aoki) who’s having trouble with the class he teaches but there's one girl in particular he's finding hard to control (Rin Kokonoe) But what’s more is said girl has got a huge crush on him. That’s basically how this manga is laid out and for most of the beginning chapters it is littered with a read more
Dec 28, 2007
kharaa (All reviews)
I highly enjoyed this anime/manga picking it up due to the controversy around. Despite the content I did find the censors highly annoying in the anime. At first it seems like a lolicon's dream fest, but the story is much deeper then that; it touches on child abuse among other things. Despite what many think, this isn't just some 'Pedophile' Series.

It's very well done, despite the behaviour of kokonoe rin, whom many found uncomfortable to watch; due to her precocious behavior. But if you can look past that, you can enjoy this anime/manga.
Aug 25, 2015
BlobbertMcN (All reviews)
Imagine you had a friend named Bob. Bob is a great guy, nice, interesting, and you like having conversations with him. He's also a non-active pedophile. What do you think of Bob? Do you disregard all his good points because of this TERRIBLE thing? Or do you continue associating with Bob because those good points outweigh his disgusting side?
This is what I struggle with when thinking about Kodomo no Jinkan, there is a reason why this manga is controversial (And the controversy is what made me want to read it). However, at the same time, it's actually quite well written, well thought out, and brings read more
Jun 21, 2013
_Reminiscence_ (All reviews)
You might think it's a stupid manga, with nothing more than those "she seduces him-he falls for it" scene... But actually, this manga shows the story of not only Rin and Aoki, but also the other characters including their past, their way of thinking and reacting to things in a more detailed way. Also, what's interesting is there you don't see only one kind of love and the characters aren't all "normal"! You get to see different kinds of love including those who are legal and those who aren't, and you get to see different kind of personalities. Some characters even have personality dissorders which read more
Dec 3, 2010
kittykatloren (All reviews)
What an interesting manga. It's hard to give this one a review, simply because by its nature it's incredibly controversial; the foundation it's built upon is incredibly controversial. But behind all the panty shots and loli-paradise scenes, there's actually a real story, deep characters, and a fascinating assessment of children's' place in society.

Rin Kokonoe and her friends know far more about sex than would seem normal - but in these days of internet and easy access to information, is it really that strange? Their boldness and cheek is both jaw-dropping and intriguing. Plus hilarious when coupled with inexperienced Aoki-sensei's reactions. xD

There's a very interesting read more
Aug 18, 2015
cecropiamoth (All reviews)
A new teacher in elementary school is afflicted by an adorable little girl in his class who believes she's in love with him. And at first it really is an affliction. He has no interest in little girls as romance or sex objects, AND since he is the girl's teacher, any relationship with her at all, if misconstrued, could ruin his life.

So far, so good, and very promising. For those of you who don't know yet, manga writers delight in creating "unworkable" couples. There are so many opportunities for humor in them! And this female mangaka clearly started out to produce such a funny story, read more
Nov 25, 2009
Bitmap (All reviews)
Kodomo no Jikan, otherwise translated as "A Child's Time" is a story basing itself around exactly that (a child's time). More over, it gets involved in the psychology of children, and more prominently, lolita-complex.

The story focus is based mainly around a newly appointed 3rd grade teacher, Aoki Daisuke, and a female trio of students, Kokonoe Rin, Kagami Kuro, and Usa Mimi and how their school and personal lives start to become further engrossed as Aoki tries to keep his class manageable.

As the story progresses it seems to cover multiple angles of child psychology/interaction, from the aspect of a Teacher/Parent trying to learn how to deal read more
May 19, 2013
Mandarni (All reviews)
Lets start with the ARTWORK: Fair. Quite decent. A fair number of fan service drawings that are... well, not exactly to my taste. I try to be open minded about it, for example, if it was a story of love between two men, then it wouldn't either be my cup of tea, but the story is what is important, and how it is conveyed. The artwork is decent to carry the story.

The CHARACTERS are very good. I suppose there is a balance between characters being plausible and being interesting, and they attain both. They have their own flaws and issues, quite a few severe read more
Jul 29, 2008
jaymiechan (All reviews)
Kodomo No Jikan, also known as A Child's Time, also known as Nymphet, has had an odd history of censorship and bias against it. Given that it both parallels and subverts Vladimir Nabakov's 1950s novel Lolita, it does rather need explaining; For one, the reason no company will touch it is the the fact the characters are underage. The actions of the young characters Rin Kokonoe, Kuro Kagami, and Usa Mimi (3 years younger than Japan's Age of Consent) are meant to make you feel off-balance. Considering that the first character introduced is what can be considered the Avatar character, Daisuke Aoki, and he finds read more
May 26, 2014
inukagome134 (All reviews)
Kodomo no Jikan is, in my opinion, an amazing manga series; many find it to be this, also. However, despite the acclaim it has received, it is still controversial due to its being a lolicon-themed manga. Indeed, it is a lolicon ecchi series, but it's actually very deep and well-written, which surprised even me, frankly.

Story: 10
The story at first starts off, well, oddly. Maybe it was just me since I'm not fond of lolicon manga, but it certainly felt awkward, and I almost wanted to stop reading it. However, I got through the first volume, and to be honest, it wasn't bad. I actually thought read more
Jun 6, 2016
Thunderfrog (All reviews)

KnJ is a hard review to write. There's nothing easy to say about this manga, other than everything is weighed against the fact that yes, sex sells, and kids are the focus of this work.

That said, immediately dispel any preconceived notion you have. There is something great here, one of my favorite pieces, because it tells a story no one else will.


The big draw to KnJ for many people is seeing how the MC interacts with Kokonoe Rin, the disturbed 12 year old who projects sexual advances onto him at every turn. It doesn't take long to realize that there's more read more