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: 7.981 (scored by 2059220,592 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #7402
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #187
Members: 64,976
Favorites: 2,249

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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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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Mar 2, 2022
steponme22 (All reviews)
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 read more
May 20, 2022
hinayor (All reviews)
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 read more
Oct 12, 2015
Aszao (All reviews)
To start off, here are the things that makes this Shoujo manga special
1. Really unique MC, not a wimp like 90% of you YES I'M TALKING TO YOU TOO RAKU ICHIJOOU
2. Senpaii, older girl which is in my opinion a kuudere?, but really likeable
3. A heartwarming story

The art is great, not the best but definitely one of the better ones.
Detailed characters

^Story & Characters
The story is original, it makes you want to read more and more until you see that there are no chapters left and you start crying
Jokes aside, great characters, great art, rather light hearted, not so much drama

Nov 5, 2014
mrssirmawk (All reviews)
Namaikizakari can be the favourite shoujo manga for those, who are fed up with the following elements:
- waiting 30 chapters for the first eye contact,
- annoying male/female friends with unnecessary advices,
- created comedy or drama and fillers,
- cat/dog or any other pet,
- the annual school events (cultural festival...)

The list could go on, but one thing is sure: Namaikizakari is one of the most entertaining and exciting shoujo manga, that I've ever read. And it can be all thanked to the frame given by basketball, the characters who are acting like normal people and especially to the main male character, Naruse, who is not gonna wait read more

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