Cheeky Brat
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Japanese: なまいきざかり。
English: Cheeky Brat
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 23
Chapters: 140
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 19, 2013 to Dec 20, 2021
Genres: Romance Romance, Sports Sports
Themes: School School, Team Sports Team Sports
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Hana to Yume
Authors: Miyuki, Mitsubachi (Story & Art)


Score: 7.951 (scored by 2285322,853 users)
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Ranked: #8132
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Popularity: #198
Members: 72,284
Favorites: 2,440

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Cheeky Brat
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Being the eldest child of a large family, Yuki Machida was forced to become the responsible one of her many siblings at a very young age. Accustomed to making sacrifices for them, she is all too familiar with disappointment and the pain of suppressing her true feelings.

Though expecting nothing to become of them, Machida becomes the basketball club manager in order to be closer to her crush. But at the start of the new school year, Shou Naruse joins the team. He is extremely talented... and has taken an interest in Machida. Stoic-faced and cold, she is unfazed by his advances, despite how relentless he is when it comes to winning her love—from kissing her with no warning to asking for permission to grope her. Keeping her cool and focusing on basketball becomes a much more difficult task when Naruse makes no effort to conceal his desires.

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Namaikizakari. has been published in English as Cheeky Brat by Yen Press since November 30, 2021; in French by Delcourt since February 8, 2017.


Himeno, Himiko
Ichii, Arisa

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Aug 14, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Why I have mixed feelings about this one? Well let's start with the good part.
- Good part: Naruse is a good ML who is persistent even after all the backlashes from FL. The author has shown some really good moments, good comedy, good intimate scenes and the way they grow up together since high school. It tries to entail all hardships that a couple goes through and get out of them.
- Bad part: The author did not develop FL character throughout the manga. She never learns from here mistakes, does stupid things and is frustrating a lot of times. There are times when author ...
May 20, 2022
Made my heart skip bruh
Loved it because romance sucks but this makes me wanna get into it
Naruse best boy 9/10 in looks so hot
Main girl was a bit annoying but she's fine as heck too
The misunderstandings were the worst got me jumping on my bed and rolling down the wall
I hope they make this an anime lol
imo Shou is hot hot hot
I simp
Ion wanna write more. Fine.
Hated how it got dragged on to after high school and hated the fact they introduced the worst kind of "boys" I also hated the fact they made them all fall for the main girl like nooo ...
Mar 2, 2022
So late on this manga but I finished it yesterday and absolutely loved it! The artwork is nice and progressively gets better, I loved how fast pace the story was. usually, we need to wait a bit longer for the romance to begin but the ML was straightforward about it. Need a bit of patience with the FL as she can have some very annoying moments, but the whole point is their growth development and them navigating their relationship all through high school :) some moments were frustrating but overall the story is sooooo cute and I'd die to have a boyfriend like Naruse :3 ...

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