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: 182
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: 8.101 (scored by 2869228,692 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5612
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #194
Members: 78,922
Favorites: 2,971

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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 won the 66th Shogakukan Manga Award in the Shounen category in 2021, along with Chainsaw Man.

The series has been published in English as Teasing Master Takagi-san by Yen Press since July 24, 2018. It has also been released in Argentina as La Maestra de las Bromas, Takagi-san by Panini Comics, and in Spain as Takagi-san, Experta en Bromas Pesadas by Editorial Ivrea since April 2, 2019.


Hibino, Mina
Nishikata, Chii
Tsukimoto, Sanae
Tenkawa, Yukari


Mar 4, 2024
This manga became my new favourite series of all time.. There is just something about that makes every chapter incredibly enjoyable, and you always leave reading it with a good feeling. The main characters are competitive in a very playful sense and both never go too far, always showing a deep care for each other and other people above everything. The art starts out a bit weak but gets simple and yet very pretty over time. This is truly one of the best romance mangas ever, if you ever have children having the volumes in a bookcase would be wonderful to give them the experience ...
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 ...
Mar 10, 2024
Mixed Feelings
After binge-watching three seasons and the movie, I decided to read only the final chapter of the manga, "177 Summer Festival." The repetitive nature of Takagi teasing Nishikata became apparent during my binge-watching, and the manga's content seemed to follow the same pattern. While I checked out a few manga chapters to see if it was worth investing more time, it didn't feel compelling. Reading weekly might have offered a different experience, but the content appeared unchanged.

My disappointment peaked when, after 176 chapters, Nishikata suddenly confesses his love for Takagi at the summer festival. The impact was minimal, If he had confessed earlier, it might ...

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