Edit Manga Information
What would you like to edit?
 

Nana to Kaoru

Nana to Kaoru

Alternative Titles

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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.951 (scored by 11081 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet published' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #10502
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #184
Members: 27,141
Favorites: 1,049
7.95
Ranked #1050Popularity #184Members 27,141
Add to List
Volumes: /18
Chapters: /160
buy from CD Japan

Synopsis

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.

Background

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

Related Manga


Characters



More reviewsReviews

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 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
Sep 6, 2009
jaymiechan (All reviews)
Preliminary
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)
Preliminary
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

Recommendations


Recent News

OVA of Ecchi Manga Nana to Kaoru Announced

According to the cover note of manga volume 5, an OVA of Nana to Kaoru was announced to be released on March 29th. It will be bundled with the limited edition of the...read more


Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Nana to Kaoru Chapter 42 Discussion
KuroDubZero - Oct 12, 2010
18 replies by Hollweg »»
Aug 29, 4:42 AM
Poll: Nana to Kaoru Chapter 156 Discussion
HaXXspetten - Dec 25, 2016
13 replies by Hentaicheg »»
Jun 8, 4:58 PM

Recent Featured Articles

50 Live Action Anime Adaptation Films Equipped With Exciting Trailers

50 Live Action Anime Adaptation Films Equipped With Exciting Trailers

Ever wondered what your favorite anime character would look like if they were flesh and blood? Come check out this collection of 50 renowned live action films, adapted from anime or manga, to see if your favorite has come to life in theaters near you.