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Kodomo no Omocha  
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Sana Kurata, a child actress, faces many problems in her classroom, including a major one - her bullying classmate, Akito Hayama. Sana's outgoing and friendly nature leads her to work towards correcting all of the problems around her. Her 'meddling' irritates Hayama but at the same time captivates him, just as Hayama's gloomy nature irritates Sana and compels her to change him. As these two opposites attract each other, they face many hardships which bring them closer to a mutual understanding.

This manga won the 1998 Kodansha Manga Award for shōjo.


Related Series
Deep Clear (Sequel)
Mizu no Yakata (Side Story)

Associated Names
Детская игрушка
لعبة الطفل
아이들의 장난감
Child's Toy
Diễn viên nhí
Kodocha: Child's Play
Kodocha: Sana's Stage
Sana's Stage

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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Volume 1, Chapter 1

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (932 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.53 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 20th 2017, 4:35pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Ribon (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
TokyoPop (10 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #488 decreased(-39)
Monthly Pos #512 increased(+84)
3 Month Pos #589 decreased(-10)
6 Month Pos #574 increased(+80)

List Stats
On 451 reading lists
On 757 wish lists
On 2738 completed lists
On 79 unfinished lists
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lilevilgal
February 7th, 2009, 10:48am
OMG!This manga is so funny >< it made me laugh out loud so many times. but it has never made me cry == this has quite a lightbeat not a too serious one. i wouldn't recommend this if u want a story with real down to earth troubles. but it is really funny ^^
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really good with a slice of life touch   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by elalendi
January 19th, 2009, 4:27pm
Well, sort of (about the slice of life thing). What I mean to say is that even though it's comedy and shoujo there's still sub-plots about mothers and suicide and child abandonment or whatever issues... like, it's not one of those stupid silly shoujos that goes around in circles with no DEPTH, you know? That's why I love Kodocha. I always love to re-read it even though I finished it years ago. It'll make you laugh (a lot) and cry. The characters are memorable and the fluff scenes make you swoon. Literally. Not to be missed. =D
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The End   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ikachew
December 11th, 2008, 10:48am
You know how there are those really annoying endings that just make you so mad or that just don't satisfy you? The ones where you feel like it isn't at all finished or like it wasn't strong enough?
Yeah, well, this wasn't one of them. I love the ending, a bit fast paced but it was good. No loose ends, weak statements. It was exactly what an ending should be: hope for tomorrow and happiness for today.
I may be wrong though. But I absolutely adored this manga. And I am now going to go and recommend it to all my friends, threaten them if I must. Haha.
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for all ages   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lynn101
September 20th, 2008, 3:35pm
very sweet and cute although toward the ending was a bit depressing
i really liked it...i loved the characters and i loved the ending
some of it made me cry soo hard while some made me a laugh like crazy

totally recommended
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this is a great manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by oetadnamreg
September 19th, 2008, 4:46am
Even though it's more of comedy i think that it is definitely a good read for romance too it really has a lot of emotion, and when you read the sad part your heart will ache....(the drawing was really nice too except for the begining XD)

... Last updated on December 22nd, 2011, 1:21am
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Rating: N/A
by Disremembrance
August 1st, 2008, 10:55pm
Hmm.. I love the depth Obana-sensei went into when she created this manga. At first it was a cute, and ridiculously funny tidbit, but it grew to be much more, that really made me want to glomp onto the series and never let it go.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by animeeh
April 21st, 2008, 9:39am
i LOVED this manga even though im already in high school i still like 2 go over the manga a couple of imes especially the ending <3
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nice one, I enjoyed it a lot.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Ameonna
April 20th, 2008, 4:25pm
I am not a kid between 8 - 11 any more (what a pity! bigrazz hahaha, must have lost so much fun back in my childhood :lol: ) but I really enjoyed reading this manga. maybe it doesnt look like but it is pretty serious and deep story in some parts and it has been drawn very well too. however if you don't like Shoujo stuff, you wont enjoy this story that much since the romance factor plays a very important part in it.
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Wow... this is one boring manga   
Rating: N/A
by JHax9999
January 2nd, 2008, 4:18pm
You'll like this manga... if you're between the ages of 8 and 11yrs old.
It's not like the manga's bad.... just a little boring and uninteresting...
(^,^) er...or maybe it is kinda bad....iono.

The little heroine's a goody-two-shoe... all smiley and nice and helping people become happy and bright... So yeah... no character depth.

I give this 5/10 because perhaps it would have been an enjoyable read... if I was 6-7 years younger and still wearing rose-colored glasses...
Recommended for kids, not teens

... Last updated on January 2nd, 2008, 4:22pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by tulipanooo
December 8th, 2007, 12:26pm
i loved it very much. i wanted to see how they willl mature later on n_n but it was great. comedy with a touching story =]
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