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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
Authors: Amazume, Ryuta (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Animal


Score: 7.961 (scored by 10766 users)
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Ranked: #10122
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Popularity: #188
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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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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
Sep 6, 2009
jaymiechan (All reviews)
Nana to Kaoru, oddly enough, is a look into proper, Real Life BDSM. It includes things you tend not to see, like the fact that it doesn't have to be about sex. Care and attention has been shown, not only for the idea of prep work, but the psychological aspects have been shown as well. There is no pain without wanting to go there, and limits are gradually pushed.

In short, this is a must read for anyone that has the wrong ideas about what BDSM is.
Jun 29, 2010
Klabautermann (All reviews)
This is one of those manga that is so special, considering its genre, everyone is waiting an anime adaptation.
(EDIT: Anime is a disaster. Really. Do not watch it.)
Outstanding ecchi, no-nonsense flow of plot, and no otaku "desu" crap, make this an addictive read, with no over ratings whatsoever. My fellow MALers, I proudly present, somewhat underrated but exceptional, Nana to Kaoru.

~Story~ (10)

If your imagination was tickled by the synopsis, then you're on the right trace. It is as interesting as it sounds, as original, and even offers more - unlike the very common "plot per chapter" thingy we encounter, this manga offers a lot read more
Oct 28, 2014
TmlzTedy (All reviews)
When I picked up this manga I really didn't expect much, I haven't read manga in a while so I decided to do some light reading, something with no real plot and some ecchi to spend the time. Browsing through the adult section, this particular title caught my eye. BDSM in western culture is generally viewed as very dark and inhumane. While in Japan, there are practices such as shibari, a rope bondage, that is considered as art. It was a topic that I wasn't very familiar with and wanted to know more about.

After a bit of reading, I was heavily mistaken. What I expected read more


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Poll: Nana to Kaoru Chapter 156 Discussion
HaXXspetten - Dec 25, 2016
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Anyone else for whom the "sub" arc ruined the entire manga?
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