Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san
Teasing Master Takagi-san
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Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san

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Synonyms: Skilled Teaser Takagi-san
Japanese: からかい上手の高木さん
English: Teasing Master Takagi-san
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 20
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 12, 2012 to Oct 12, 2023
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Comedy Comedy, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Themes: Iyashikei Iyashikei, Romantic Subtext Romantic Subtext, School School
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Gessan
Authors: Yamamoto, Souichirou (Story & Art)


Score: 8.091 (scored by 2717427,174 users)
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Ranked: #5792
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Popularity: #193
Members: 76,610
Favorites: 2,927

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With a smirk, the mischievous middle school boy Nishikata glances over at Takagi, the girl seated next to him in class. He has just devised a master plan to finally get back at her for all the merciless teasing inflicted upon him. As he is about to set his plan into motion, Takagi intervenes with a single comment that halts Nishikata right in his tracks. She had turned the tables on him yet again.

"If you blush, you lose." That has been the unwritten rule set between the two ever since they encountered one another in middle school. Day after day, loss after loss, Nishikata strives to see Takagi red with embarrassment, but his futile attempts are only met by further ridicule. Beyond this vicious cycle of trying to outwit one another, will their relationship ever evolve?

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Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san has been published in English as Teasing Master Takagi-san by Yen Press since July 24, 2018.

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Nov 7, 2023
So, finally this manga has come to an end. If you are not acquainted with it, this is a slice-of-life romcom that follows the daily lives of middle school students Takagi and Nishikata. Takagi is a master at teasing and pranking Nishikata, who always plans to beat her at her own game but ends up outwitted and embarrassed himself. Then repeat next chapter. It's episodic, so you can even read the chapters out of order, it won't make any difference. This manga has become very recognizable over its long run, and maybe even inspired other stories like Nagatoro.

Despite their constant antics, Takagi and Nishikata have ...
Nov 6, 2023
Teasing Master Takagi-san has been a happy thorn in my side for some time now. Overall I had a wonderful time reading this series and enjoying almost all of it.

I started reading this series right before the follow up series of them older and it was wonderful until the last couple years of the series.

Overall I give this series a 8/10 because it felt like it was stretched too thin, but at the same time ignored by the author once they started the older version series. Which was sad imo because I started reading/following this mangaka because of this series (and the vampire ...
Nov 7, 2023
Mixed Feelings
This series is a hard one to review because it was always intended to be a light read. There are no deep themes, or plot twists, it’s just something you’re supposed to read on your commute once a week and give you a “Aw, how cute” feeling.

That being said, it still felt like it was milked way beyond appeal.

Story: Almost every chapter follows the same routine. Nishitaka wants to defeat Takagi-san and they play some “game”, he loses, and perhaps there is some hint of romance between them. Occasionally we follow other characters, but they usually just are their own couples with their own routine ...

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Manga 'Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san' Ends 11-Year Serialization

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