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Synonyms: Love Appetite, Koi-Iji
Japanese: こいいじ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 50
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 25, 2014 to Nov 24, 2018
Genre: Romance Romance
Demographic: Josei Josei
Serialization: Kiss
Authors: Shimura, Takako (Story & Art)


Score: 7.101 (scored by 541541 users)
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Ranked: #62482
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Popularity: #7372
Members: 1,816
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The story follows a girl named Mame, whose family runs a public bath. She has held on to feelings of unrequited love for her childhood friend for twenty years. The title is a pun on "Kuiiji," a word for gluttony.

(Source: ANN)


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Akai, Souta
Oohara, Mame
Kishi, Chika
Kishi, Shun
Akai, Haruko
Akai, Yuu
Oohara, Yume
Kawada, Keiichirou

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Nov 28, 2020
Matchaheart (All reviews)
I spent many hours looking for a manga that mainly focuses on unrequited love and the sorrow it brings. If you are looking for something like that then this manga might be for you.
I like this manga because it explores the feelings of a one sided love. As you go through the story, you'll see other unrequited love stories too and not only that of the main character. It showed me the different aspects or situations of love and from that alone, I would give the manga a really great score. Imagine being in a one sided love for 20 years and on top of read more
Mar 15, 2015
Kundalini (All reviews)
The title 'Koiiji' takes itself on the play of the word 'kuiiji', which means glutton, and implying 'Love Appetite'. In the context of the story, it is more like 'A Glutton for Love', reflecting Mame's long, unrequited love. [taken from nachte's translation]

I was attracted to the art and the idea of reading a manga with older characters as opposed to the school-romance you always see. Mame is 30 years old helping her family run a bath house. What I least expected this to be was a manga full of stereotyped men, women, and a bad script that has no tact.

It makes fun of death, read more
May 16, 2017
dsfroggy (All reviews)
I am mostly writing this review, because I for one, have enjoyed this series greatly and it pains me to see such a damning review at the top of the page currently.

For some barebones background, I have at this point in time read all 6 released volumes in Japanese.

Koiiji's unique achievement, personally, is it's ability to take what is traditionally a tragic and often frustrating series of tropes, and imbue them with a humanity and warmness. Nothing is as simple as it may initially seem, and even 6 volumes in I often don't know what to think about many of the characters.

For example, the read more
Apr 3, 2017
mich_miranda (All reviews)
In early 2016 I was looking for new josei manga to read; I had just discovered & by Okazaki Mari and I was really interested in manga that explored more mature themes. I just sort of stumbled upon Koiiji which only had a few chapters back then and instantly fell in love with the art and the focus on character. It's a story about love and loss at its core but it has so much more going on. The characters are so layered and even though it's about love it explores all kinds of love not only the romantic kind. It's also painfully relatable - read more


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