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Itazura na Kiss Anime Adaptation

by Crystal
Jan 13, 2008 11:24 PM | 16 Comments
An official website has opened for the anime adaptation of Itazura na Kiss, Kaoru Tada's shōjo manga classic from the 1990s. The anime will premiere on Japanese television in April. In the romantic comedy story, a high school girl named Kotoko finally tells a fellow senior named Naoki that she has loved him from afar since she saw him on their first day of high school. However, Naoki, a haughty "super-ikemen" (handsome male) with smarts and sports talent, rejects her offhand. Fate intervenes when a mild earthquake ruins Kotoko's family house. While the house gets rebuilt, Kotoko and her dad stay at the home of her dad's childhood friend...whose son is Naoki.


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This is an anime that I would definitely watch. I already marked it. I am not a manga reader, so I am not surprised that I didn’t know that such a nice manga was written/drown. I have the habit to read the manga after I see the anime.

Jan 26, 2008 6:11 AM by Kismet_

omg SWEET. i'm so excited. Ive been eyeing the manga but i hate starting things that arent completely scanlated~~

i'm so excited =D anything shoujo = win!

Jan 15, 2008 4:58 PM by katsup

I haven't finished the manga yet and now they show up with a anime adaption?
I need someway to freeze time or else I won't have enough time to follow everything
happy about it though

Jan 15, 2008 6:43 AM by vadeka

Spring season is going to be soo awesome...

Jan 15, 2008 5:08 AM by Siing

OMG an anime adaption???????woahhhhhh im totally looking forward to it, the taiwanese live action is really good and iswak 2 is still airing!!!woo hoo FAHRENHEIT Jiro! <3 <3 XP!!!!im only on like volume 14 tho >.<

Jan 14, 2008 1:12 PM by mui

Neat! I've not yet read this manga, but classic + shoujo = win!

Jan 14, 2008 12:44 PM by Anomalous

Well, even though the mangaka passed away while working on the series, I think it still ends at a pretty good place. I am betting that the anime will be like the Taiwan drama's first season and end at volume 10.

LOL, I see that the summary on the MAL anime and manga entries for this series was adapted from my original summary for the manga that I wrote for my Random Shoujo Manga page ^_^

Jan 14, 2008 10:31 AM by MagicalEmi

it's in the db now^^

looking forward to this~ sounds really great

Jan 14, 2008 8:43 AM by DarkLaila

an overload of shoujo manga adaptations is a breath of fresh air after the overload of ero-game adaptations last october
great to see a classic like itazura no kiss get adapted...keep this up and there will be hope for HanaKimi as well =D

i'm only wondering how they would finish the series as well...we know what happened to the manga

Jan 14, 2008 7:55 AM by ZJun

Yay! ^o^

I have read the first 6 volumes of the manga and it's a great romantic comedy. I also watched the Taiwanese drama as well.

I have to put this into the "We Want to See this as an Anime" club Yume-chan runs in.

Jan 14, 2008 5:57 AM by MomoHime125

I was pretty excited to hear this <3 I haven't read all of the manga, but I liked what I did see of it, so I'll definitely check out the anime when it starts.

Jan 14, 2008 4:30 AM by Senna

ehhh, i never heard of it. i'll have to check the manga synopsis out :D

Jan 14, 2008 4:21 AM by ReverseHarem

Yay! Great news. At last, there is Itazura na kiss anime. Never read the manga, but seen the japanese drama, really love the story.

Jan 14, 2008 3:52 AM by Shirokuro

Sounds good, I guess I'll watch this one if it's out. I wonder how it's going to end, since it seems that there never was an ending due circumstances... Yah, I'm going to watch it =3

Jan 14, 2008 2:20 AM by DragonsWhip

I was very excited when I read about this the other day. Itazura na Kiss is one of my faaaaavorite manga series, and one that I like to re-read over and over again. I also really enjoyed both live action adaptations. Can't wait for this anime, you have no idea :D

Oh, and the character designs for the anime look a bit weird. Well, they are cute, but very weird when you are used to the manga's unique art style :D But I suppose it was difficult trying to come up with the designs XD

Jan 14, 2008 12:22 AM by MagicalEmi

Excuse the double post. Decided not to shove comments onto the first post since it makes the actual news page look funky. So yeah...

Itazura na Kiss is a pretty classic shoujo story, so I thought a bit of attention on MAL would be good. We'll be getting an overload of shoujo in Spring I'll have to tell you. But classic shoujo is always good. As stated in the article, this manga influenced titles such as Marmalade Boy and Fruits Basket (titles any shoujo manga reader should be able to recognize). Notice that all these titles involve a girl unexpectedly living with the guy.. she may end up liking. It's extremely long, but unfinished due to the passing of the author. There are a number of live action adaptations already made for this manga, the Taiwanese version of Itazura na Kiss is like extremely popular. >.>

Jan 13, 2008 11:27 PM by Crystal