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Gokinjo Monogatari  
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Description
[From ShoujoMagic]:

Ever since he was small, all the girls in the neighborhood have fawned over Tsutomu Yamaguchi, whose name came from a song and whose adorable face closely resembles the monkey character Monchichi's. Even back then, it was enough to make his friend and neighbor Mikako sick. Now that he's a little more grown, Tsutomu looks like the lead vocalist of Manbou, Ken Nakagawa (Midori friend/boyfriend from Tenshi Nanka Ja Nai; we meet main characters from Tenshi on market/fest), and that makes him even more popular with the ladies. But Mikako--now a trendy teen with modern sensibilities--couldn't care less. Or could she...? Gokinjo Monogatari is a sharp-witted and stylish slice-of-life story!

Continuation (after years) in Paradise Kiss.

Type
Manga

Related Series
Paradise Kiss (Spin-Off)
Tenshi Nanka ja Nai (Adapted From)

Associated Names
ご近所物語
所近物语
芳邻同盟会
Anh chàng hàng xóm
Neighborhood Story

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Latest Release(s)
v.7 c.33 (end) by ShoujoMagic (3190d ago)
v.7 c.32 by ShoujoMagic (3277d ago)
v.7 c.31 by ShoujoMagic (3326d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Tankoubon - Complete)
4 Volumes (Bunkoban - Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (355 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.25 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 23rd 2015, 6:52am PST


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Year
1995

Original Publisher
Shueisha (2005)

Serialized In (magazine)
Ribon (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #897 increased(+186)
Monthly Pos #1629 increased(+258)
3 Month Pos #2234 increased(+344)
6 Month Pos #2629 increased(+149)

List Stats
On 264 reading lists
On 522 wish lists
On 1115 completed lists
On 74 unfinished lists
On 234 custom lists

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beautiful!   
Rating: N/A
by xxamayaxx
August 8th, 2008, 3:07pm
I love this manga and have re-read it sooo many times! what I like best is that there are lots of little storylines, at the beginning it starts out as a pretty straight forward childhood love but it actually shows the couple together and then takes a focus on the other characters such as Ayumi (my personal favourite) and Yuusuke and I really prefer the later half of the manga which focuses on their relationship as its more interesting. To top it off we get to see trendy clothes and Midori and Akira again! this manga is completely different it has every thing a manga needs and is still pretty realistic a real gem!
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A good Shoujo read!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by CurlyJoe
January 15th, 2012, 12:56pm
I liked this one more than Paradise Kiss, but reading this one made me glad I read the other one too, as near the end a plot is started that ties up with the sequel. The art is not as good as Parakiss, but is very unique nonetheless. I loved the characters! It is a great, fun read. I highly suggest for Shoujo readers who like quality served with their romance.
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No regrets (:   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dreamit.
July 10th, 2008, 4:42pm
At first i was hesitant to read this manga b\c Paradise kiss was.. well, not tht good.
But now, i have no regrets =).
The art is unique and you'll get use to it ^_^. The story is really well done and the character development is superb!
Everything is resolved and doesn't leave you hanging (like other shoujo manga's) and it explains everything so you won't be confused. It is a story about following your dreams, friendship and Love. One of the best shoujo/romance manga's i've ever read.
Highly Recommended.<3
Ending was really well done too
Spoiler (highlight to view)
They should make another manga on miwako and her 2 childhood boys ;) tht woulda been crazy. haha talk about love triangle hahhaha. I really liked how in the end, everyone is married, has a child and living happily. Especially Mikako and Tsutomu, how she's having a child and der married. haha really great ending!
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Read it!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by ladykitty
July 16th, 2010, 2:00pm
Art (10%): 9
The art is cute an original and the clothes are so cute. I also like how the characters are not amazingly gorgeous because that makes the manga feel more realistic. The downside is that some characters are similar to other characters in the mangaka's other works.

Story (40%): 10
I love stories where someone has a goal/aspiration that they want to accomplish and that he/she works toward that goal. Mikako wants to become a fashion designer and this is incorporated nicely with the romance between her and her childhood friend. The story is sweet and has no plot holes (or no plot holes that I can see). I also like how the mangaka connects this story to Paradise Kiss without making it a huge part where you would have to read both to understand it.

Character (40%): 9
The heroine is a very unique character like most artist are and I love her and her habits (like doing something extreme like dieing her hair pink when something is bothering her). It wasn't just the heroine that I liked; all the characters were likable. The downside to the characters is that I did not feel like there was a lot (or any) development.

Enjoyment (10%): 10
This part doesn't really need a comment, I just enjoyed reading the story. This story is one of the only stories where I really liked the ending.

Total Score: 9.5

... Last updated on July 16th, 2010, 2:25pm
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mixed feelings, but good   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Nyajinsky
July 19th, 2015, 10:58am
An okay story, but in the tenshi nanka ja nai, gokinjo monogatari and paradise kiss combo, this was the least enjoyable.

The story
Seems like a love triangle at first, but later it's a couple romance manga with a lot of side characters. Two neighbors Mikako and Tsutomu are slowly falling for each others, but I think had such feelings even before the manga. Both of them. The first volumes when it centers around theirs getting together is better than the latter volumes, where a lot of time is given to fashion, what do you want to do when you grow up and emotional drama.

Art
The art is good, but Jesus, why did she gave them such outfits, no one in reality will dress like that. It was really bothersome. I like art in tenshi… more.

Characters
Mikako cries a lot too. Not so much as Midori, but it is more annoying. She was really selfish to the point of hating girls that got close to Tsutomu even when she didn’t have a right to. She should have told him sooner that she likes him if it bothered her so much. Tsutomu was much more mature, but the same goes for him. Maybe the mangaka shouldn’t make them in love with each other already but make it through the story. The gag about Tsutomu looking like Ken was present only in the first volume with occasional appearances later, but no girls were after him after body-ko. Strange, considering it was made a huge point of the story at first.
The most hated character - P-chan. That long haired guy is my favorite. He got most character development too. And Ayumi is OK. But no character really got to me, too bad.

Enjoyment
Yes, it's still a good shoujo, I'm just a very critical person. The jokes breaking the forth wall were quite bad and a lot of them. One on the side would be enough but there were so much of them, sometimes even on a whole page. I can't help comparing it to the other two mangas so I think I'm being too hateful, but it was a good read.
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Suprisingly good   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Sagiri_chan
November 17th, 2011, 7:05am
I read Tenshi Nanka ja Nai before this manga and it took me about 1 vol to get used to the art. This manga is very different from Tenshi Nanka ja Nai. Tenshi Nanka ja Nai's art is so much more simple than this one (especially the way the characters dress). The first vol is kinda boring for me. But the story keeps getting better and better. The ending made me so satisfied.
I still can't understand why this manga's rate is lower than Tenshi Nanka ja Nai's. Midori is so good, so innocent and so boring. Mikako is way better
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love it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kebi
March 5th, 2009, 10:40pm
Love this manga. I love Yazawa sensei and all her works. This one is really good and I love how it connects with you, and the characters and everything.

@dreamit: There already is a sequel (sorta), paradise kiss.
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cool   
Rating: N/A
by aquamarinecharlotte
November 22nd, 2007, 5:04pm
i love the art, it's very charming and unique, the fact that no one else draws the same makes it more fun like ouran high school host club, or even lovely complex!
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I *Love* it.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by same
October 8th, 2006, 10:31am
Yeah, it's even better than ParaKiss.
The story is lovely, the character are so *real*, I really loved all of them and I felt like crying a lot of times.
10/10, one of my favourites mangas.
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Gokinjo Monogatari- Kiss the boy next door   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Orika
May 17th, 2007, 6:48am
It's a so good manga! The art is... Yazawa-like. The story is funny, sad, romantic, serious, realistic etc. I'm a fan of MIKAKO and TSUTOMU! (And Noriji, of course!) I like all characters! Really, ALL!
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