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Kodomo no Jikan  
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Description
Daisuke is a 23 year-old new schoolteacher. He ends up being put in charge of a 3rd grade elementary school class since the previous teacher quit, and in that class there's a girl who's quite a troublemaker--Rin Kokonoe. You could call her a masegaki (used to describe a kid that acts more like an adult in some ways), and she's also part tsundere (though more dere than tsun).

Type
Manga

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Associated Names
Детское время
こどものじかん
孩子的时间
孩童的时间
萌少女的恋爱时光
萝莉的时间
A Child's Time
Kojika
Nymphet

Groups Scanlating
Akatsuki Manga
Akatsuki-Manga
Biri Biri
Lolilicious
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Latest Release(s)
c.93 (end) by SaHa (553d ago)
c.92 by SaHa (579d ago)
c.91 by SaHa (612d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 (TV series); Vol 2, Chap 10 (OVA)
Ends at Vol 4, Chap 28 (OVA, second season)

User Reviews
Kodomo no Jikan by llavar1
Kodomo no Jikan by Master_M2K

Forum
8 topics, 101 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (934 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.25 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 20th 2014, 6:08pm PST

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Year
2005

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Comic High! (Futabasha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #435 increased(+58)
Monthly Pos #539 decreased(-111)
3 Month Pos #423 decreased(-94)
6 Month Pos #344 decreased(-36)

List Stats
On 2463 reading lists
On 823 wish lists
On 1101 completed lists
On 135 unfinished lists
On 324 custom lists

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Forum Posts
What did you think of the ending? (Spoilers) 220 days, 16 hours, 44 minutes ago
Kodomo no Jikan to End Soon but has Anime in the Works 612 days, 12 hours, 36 minutes ago
umm isn't this manga kinda for pedophile? 1334 days, 7 hours, 14 minutes ago
WoW!. ... Never read a Manga like this... 1591 days, 6 hours, 1 minutes ago
Kodomo no Jikan Anime's Return Announced 1633 days, 3 hours, 11 minutes ago

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Unique, not because of the "pedophilia"   
Rating: N/A
by udders
August 24th, 2014, 10:20pm
I personally enjoyed this manga because it covers an area that media tends to avoid, and I'm not referring to the relationship between Aoki and Kokonoe. Watashiya Kaworu is probably the only mangaka that has truly dived into the psychology of child development and upbringing. The way that she portrays the correlation between deprived development and its various side-effects is realistic and well-done. Many of her characters are manifested from this theme, and through them we are able to reinvent the way that we perceive some people and their actions.

Kodomo no Jikan has generated a lot of controversy because of its sexualization of minors. However, its also an excellent manga with beautifully executed character development and a plot that is surprisingly touching.

... Last updated on August 24th, 2014, 10:40pm
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One of the best manga I've ever read   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by satou123
September 10th, 2013, 4:58pm
One of the best manga I've ever read indeed. It 's much different from the usual romcom, that you usually won't gain any by reading instead of laugh. This manga tries to mix between your usual romcom and serious discussion of some social issues with some different angle to see that matter. And, yeah, it's mixed very well, that I aren't getting bored to even read it twice or thrice.

As for the ending, it's good enough actually, but yeah I kinda hope that this series aren't ended just with that. To be honest, I still want to read it more. So, it's kinda sad that it's ended.

For romcom with loli inside, this sure is one of the best manga ever. I'd be glad if somone will tell me another manga that has deep story inside like this, yet it's wrapped with very good romcom and ecchi.
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Coming of Age Manga. Just... Precocious.   
Rating: 9.6 / 10.0
by Jeshua
July 10th, 2013, 7:26am
At first I felt guilty for reading this manga. The anime adaptation didn't help this feeling either, capitalizing on all the fan-service and "loli" theme; didn't help that feeling of guilty, too, that this series got translated by a guy that receives comissions for working on hentai (mainly on lolicon and worse material) and that I had to get out of my way and lurk around dark places to read it. But, against all the odds and feelings of discomfort over those years, I continued to get the scanlations for this tale that screams "truth" and "change" all over the place, like the best novels and dramas that are out there.

This series is taboo, yes - but it isn't as cheesy as, say, Oreimo and isn't, for the most part, played for laughs or manga and anime stereotypes (even if those are, sadly, present); this series has nudity and sexual innuendo but, at the same time, questions the very reasons that make us erase those topics from child upbringing - be it at school or at home - and end up leaving room for the emergence of bigger problems.

"Children are people too, so they also have desire, and end up wanting to know love and to experience carnal feelings". This manga throws this sort of inconvenient truth at our faces at each page, while questioning the processes that end up hurting adults on the long term. No chapter can be taken out of context for that matter, and a careful / open-minded read is necessary to truly grasp the authors intentions.

... and, well: Don't forget that the author is a woman. More than once, to my dismay, girls told me things like "the first time I fell in love I was 9 years old", or "the first time I really liked someone I was 12" with the most straight face, like it is completely normal; this was in real life, and the one shocked was me, not those girls. Those children, now women in their mid twenties, are not sick nor crazy, and there is nothing to be so shocked about children growing up: Sick is a society that doesn't want to discuss those "inconvenient" topics, that doesn't want to see it... and that gives space for those who abuse those children's naive desires and dreams. Series that treat those topics superficially or "for laughs" end up reaching cult status, while reading something like "Kodomo no Jikan" can actually make random people accuse you of being a pedophile.

... Well, I'm glad that there are people with enough disposition to go out of their ways and give us such touching, awe inspiring and mind changing stories - even if this sick industry asks for loli fanservice in order to boost sales.

And about the ending,
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
... it wasn't to my taste, yes, but neither was the ending for, say, Koi Kaze; The ending was "happy" if you look from some characters points of view, even if the "guardians of all that is sacred" (read: haters that commented before me) think of it as an abomination. Oh, and there was a timeskip that made all that stuff somewhat valid: If you are the kind of people that goes all "Naru X Hina" or other silly stuff, know that the protagonists are then older than said Naruto - so... yeah.


... Last updated on July 10th, 2013, 7:50am
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Unexpectedly literary Indeed !   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by namriu
June 29th, 2013, 10:24pm
It is a wonderfully captivating story that focuses on the psychology of each major character and blends them beautifully ( i know zim zim said this but i feel the exact same way ) !!!!

its more of a seinen drama than it is an ecchi, even if it opens up with a lot of suggestive wording comming from a nine year old ( thought its all pretty shallow )

the sexual stuff is actually important because, well that's real life (first menstruation, sexual interest, etc) and it focuses on the teachers lives , psyche, and , in part, sexual problems just as much as it does the girls ( mostly aoki not being a pedo ) though each one has something of a different issue going on.
all and all its really well written

also the ending is perfect >:0

... Last updated on June 29th, 2013, 10:51pm
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Only disgusting   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
May 28th, 2013, 11:39am
Here is a encyclopedia dramatica quote to sum up my feelings: "Kodomo no Jikan (translation: "A Child's Time") is a spank-fest followed religiously by the likes of respectable gentlemen who lurk notfourchan and renchan, parading itself around as a proper anime and manga series." Their artice is beyond good.

Banned on tvtropes, rejected for publishing in america and a porn-group scanlated it. It made me nauseous while reading (i just looked at it because the scandal around it it). And ending is just wrong and immoral/illegal.
Stay away. The manga is just child porn and not a drama/romance at all.

... Last updated on May 28th, 2013, 11:41am
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Great Manga   
Rating: N/A
by Hatesu
February 22nd, 2013, 5:28am
I was really impressed with this manga. Excellent story and char development, kept me entertained with funny jokes and play on words, but also with a much deeper meaning behind it all. Don't let the negative comments dissuade you, you will be missing out on an excellent manga. I can't say it enough, I had a lot of fun with this one.
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The end changes everything   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by juij
August 19th, 2012, 6:48pm
I liked the manga when it was about a teacher troubled because of a confused girll with serious problems at home, all about sensitivity i said...

The end changed it all, i'm not going to spoil you, but i needed to change my coment to say i'm dissapointed. There's no sensitivity anywhere now sad

What a letdown.

... Last updated on May 28th, 2013, 3:02pm
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Oh it's offensive!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by charsiewpau
August 19th, 2012, 9:00am
Reading the comments of some put off by the theme, It seems that apparently elementary teachers never get tempted, and kids don't experiment with their bodies.

A daring theme in this manga indeed. Somehow I'm getting the vibe that the teacher will turn into a full blown pedo and get jailed after. It would definitely be interesting to see if the apparently 'pure motives' of the teacher get twisted after repeated seduction attempts. Then again, I've read far enough to realize the author is going on a roundabout way of explaining love, not sexual love, but love for a fellow human being/child.

It also deals with the question:
Where is the line of showing affection for a child begin and when does it begin to be considered over the top? Will hugs be considered an act of sexual harrasment? If the kid kisses the teacher innocently, must it be a 'dirty' act? Will dads be barred from hugging their daughters or mothers from hugging their sons because it may invoke feelings of passion? Just because there are a few pedophiles who can't differentiate between mature love and child love, we should henceforth ban all kinds of contact between genders just because they 'may' lead to promiscuity?

In this story, the kids are growing into pubescence, and are having crushes on the teacher/each other, coupled with the fact that they started finding out about sex from various sources, and are still unclear about what's acceptable and what is not.

The adults are trying to set a better example, but are also ridden with the problem of how to explain 'love' to children, and how that it doesn't necessarily involve sex, when it's a love between parent and child, or love between a child and a mentor (in this case, the teacher)

The author being a woman, and most of the readers don't get the point of the story, but lambasts it because it shows sexy kids, which shouldn't necessarily provoke any sort of sexual response or embarassment in the first place, unless they are tempted themselves. What next? Dads can't change diapers for their infant daughter because it involves the dad touching/seeing female genetalia upclose? *facepalm*

... Last updated on August 19th, 2012, 10:41pm
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Different   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by tylersmallwo
June 28th, 2012, 12:42pm
Maybe its cause I'm from North America and in NA everything about this manga screams Taboo. But its interesting to see a situation that could not and should not ever happen. Though it would be nice to not have to see little girls pose nude every other page
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there's more to it   
Rating: N/A
by CookeeS
June 7th, 2012, 2:06am
people get turned off by the sole idea its love between a 3rd grader and a 23 year old. western society say "loli can influence paedophilia" yet they mass produce movies with sex scenes where we can also argue "sex can influence rapists". be open minded and you might understand from this manga that society has a biased view on some meaningful produce.
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