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Nana to Kaoru

Nana to Kaoru

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Synonyms: Nana and Kaoru, NanaKao
Japanese: ナナとカオル


Type: Manga
Volumes: 18
Chapters: 160
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 4, 2008 to Aug 12, 2016
Genres: ComedyComedy, EcchiEcchi, RomanceRomance, SchoolSchool, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Amazume, Ryuta (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Animal


Score: 7.861 (scored by 1451014,510 users)
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Ranked: #14442
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Popularity: #209
Members: 35,215
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Kaoru is a 17-year-old virgin who has an S&M fetish. He has always dreamt about an SM relationship with his childhood friend Nana, who is looked upon as perfect and is always the target of boys' eyes. Their relationship has somewhat deteriorated through the years, due to them hanging out with different people and because Kaoru is not taking his education too seriously.

One day though, Kaoru's mother gives some of his S&M toys to Nana for safekeeping. Nana finds the leather one-piece that Kaoru bought and tries it on but accidentally locks herself in it and doesn't have the key!

Kaoru frees her of the one-piece, but then Nana realizes she may like Kaoru's hobby more than she thought. Subsequently, the two of them start engaging in so-called "breathers." These breathers are intended to relieve Nana of stress that originates from her attempts at keeping her grades and name perfect.


Nana to Kaoru was originally serialized in Young Animal Arashi magazine, but moved to Young Animal on October 23, 2009.

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Sep 21, 2017
MAND4 (All reviews)
I was always hesitant about starting Nana to Kaoru. Not because of its S&M premise, but because I already had doubts about MC first chapter in, and whether he'd be able to actually do anything. Alas, in the end, I picked it up, and now my journey is over. And, if I'm honest, somewhere in this manga is a great story about young people exploring their sexuality and dealing with who they are, with some really powerful scenes, but, despite all that, this isn't a good story by any stretch.

The main problem with it is that it runs in circles. Although this is more read more
Feb 5, 2017
Devroux (All reviews)
Personally, it was a 10/10, but I know that most people aren't going to enjoy it as much as I did, so I'm going to rest on an overall 8/10, but I won't budge further. >_>

A few years ago, there was one night where I didn't really feel like watching a new anime and was caught up on my current manga, so I was clicking on any random manga that showed up in front of me and skimming through it to see if there was any interest. Nana to Kaoru just happened to be one of those. The content is pretty adult, so it's read more
Oct 26, 2017
matiasotaku (All reviews)
Enjoyable manga series, please you must read the manga it s fucking awesome. Nana is a very good character y kaoru our lovely dumby protagonist.
This manga are more especific about erotism and bondage and it can show as a fetichist relationship with romants and comedia at the same time.

If I should say sometime to convice you I will say that this particular manga has a special feeling and it illustrate a firts bondage or BDSM relationship very well.
It 's starts describing kaoru and his parther as a shy couple introducing themselves at the fetichist. Together they will overcome challenges and discover their love read more
Jun 13, 2019
hexashadow13 (All reviews)
tl;dr: A manga focused around an incredible relationship with SM as a foundation.  

One of the core aspects of this manga was BDSM, which was really deep. Here SM is very much a window to the soul that does amazing things. It's still honestly hard for me to view real SM as this deep, but it's not like I know anything about the subject beyond what I learned here anyway, so what do I know. I ended up learning a lot, and there was a lot of variety to it so it never made things feel slow. I'd be interested in more works of fiction that read more


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