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Kodomo no Jikan  
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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).


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Associated Names
Детское время
A Child's Time

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Akatsuki Manga
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Latest Release(s)
c.93 (end) by SaHa (1218d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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)

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Kodomo no Jikan by llavar1
Kodomo no Jikan by Master_M2K

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (993 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.25 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 5th 2016, 4:39pm PST



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Comic High! (Futabasha)

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Read this before criticizing. 591 days, 16 hours, 53 minutes ago
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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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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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Not for those who can't keep a open mind   
Rating: N/A
by kowoyoshi
March 9th, 2012, 5:46pm
Do not listen to the haters, this is a well put together story far from the best but is pretty damn good however the subject matter is not for everyone and its only for those that can keep a mind mind about it, Most of the low raters, do not like the content and are just proving to be arrogant do not follow their flow, like I said this is not for everyone but its still a pretty deceit story even with the loli content and ecchi.
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Under the ecchi, a good story   
Rating: N/A
by slouchking
February 8th, 2012, 8:37am
The relationship between the male protagonist and the girls reminds me of Zettai Karen Children(recommended), where both guys are sort of a father figure and trying to help them become proper adults, while trying not to fall in love with one of them, and fending off a pervert. Actually they could be carbon copies. the story itself is pretty good, i half expected this to turn into a bad hentai.But it deals more with the emotional aspect than just the physical. Also glad they didnt turn reiji into some fullblown nutjob, hes a bit twisted but just needs a guiding hand like kokonoe. Definitely looking forward to see how this ends. For now I give it a 7, and an 8 if it has a solid ending
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Cute Story, Still Sickening, Don't read it.   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by higharcana13
February 6th, 2012, 1:41pm
I found out about Kodomo no Jikan through tvtropes, when I was browsing the website one bored summer day. I'm not into lolicon, and I thought that the series was more like a gag comedy with tons of fanservice and dick jokes. And for a while, that's what it was. So at first, I thought that it was funny....then sickening....then interesting....and then sickening. The first couple of volumes didn't really have a story, and it was mostly just overly detailed loli pics of a bunch little, little girls in disturbingly sexual situations. *Disturbingly*. But I kept reading on recommendations that it "gets better". There's "character development" and the story "comes together". And they were right, it does.

And it was horrifying. I understand that this is a "love" story, but it's not cute or touching or anything like that. Think about it. Throughout the entire manga series, Rin Kokonoe goes about doing things like pulling her panties down and making references to her teacher's dick, putting phallic symbols in her mouth, forcing her teacher to touch her sexually, making references to his sex life, etc etc. Dear god, she's NOT EVEN A TEENAGER. And what's worse is that instead of her teacher reporting her IMMEDIATELY, he simply GOES ALONG WITH IT, on the pretense that he's "trying to help her". He might reject to her actions and pretend to not like them, but he simply allows her to continue sexually harassing him. What the actual fuck? If he wants to help his student, he needs to report her and have her checked out by a child psychiatrist. He needs to talk to the other students and faculty about her behavior. He should have stopped that shit from day ONE.

And it gets "worse". He actually admits in the later volumes that he's "fallen in love with her". With his 9 or so year old grade student. And then starts spewing some bullshit that he fell in love with her because of "who she is" and not her "Age" which means that he's not a pedophile. That's how he rationalizes his feelings for a 9 year old girl. Because apparently, Rin, at 9 years old, has such a stunning personality (never mind her tendency to act like a desperate whore) that he can look past her tiny age and body.....and then the next couple of pages will feature pictures of Rin in very sexual situations, for the sake of fanservice. What the shit.

TL;DR, Don't read it. Seriously. It's just softcore porn and a stupid and fake relationship between a little girl and her 20 something teacher who ends up falling in love with her.
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Unexpectedly literary   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by zimzimbadabim
November 26th, 2011, 12:57am
Don't get me wrong; the main story is good and worth the read but alone, gets only a seven from me. It's how he weaves the romance between the four teachers into the lives of the students that makes me give this a nine. It is a wonderfully captivating story that focuses on the psychology of each major character and blends them beautifully. The reason this doesen't have a ten from me is because the story is so good that I HATE how he takes breaks for fan-service. It feels like watching the greatest movie ever but with a distracting person in front of you. Most of the fan-service actually does blend well and have it's place, but there are those few uncalled for moments. Overall, this is a fantastic manga that any boy or girl of the appropriate age should should consider reading.
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great lolicon   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by whitespade
September 21st, 2011, 2:51pm
this manga is a good manga for people just starting in loli genre. i had always read manga with sexualised young girls (pokemon, negima, etc) and this manga pave a way for the more concentrated and serious loli stories. though the ecchiness can be somewhat disconcerting, the real story line and the likable characters drawn me to continue and read on. a worthwhile read.

i don't really like the ending, i think it's best to not read the last 2 chapters. however it still don't detract from my enjoyment, they are adults after all.

... Last updated on August 28th, 2013, 12:39am
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Prettty Much Agree with blueseeker   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Nire_CrimsonFantasy
August 7th, 2011, 1:36am
It's been ages since I read this, because when I had it got canceled but now that I see it is back I do want to pick up where I left off-with
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Rin basically saying goodbuy to sensei to be with Reiji because he needed her more.
I don't remember what chapter that was, but I've read at least some 30+.

That said, I can say the manga is ok, it does have heart at times, but there are some heavy loli aspects which I'm not saying anything about just that there are. Someone mentioned the girls were 12..I believe they are actually 8 or 9. I knew this was loli going in..I was curious, never reading it before. The story sounded cute, and it is at times, however I think Rin (and usually Kuro at times) take things too far with teasing Sensei. They could really get him fired because people would believe them if they said he was doing something to them since they are cute little girls. That to me is not funny. I think Rin needs much more disaplin and needs to understand that lying about someone is NOT ok because it can really ruin someone's life. Yes, this is fiction but that does not mean it has to be so outlandish.

I also do not like how they made Reji a bad guy. It's bad enough he was in a relationship with his cousin, now he's preying on her little girl? What I like about Sensei is that he is just a normal guy, he is not into Rin that way. I liked Reiji too until they twisted his mind. As blueseeker said though, he's pretty much projecting his feelings for Rin's mother onto Rin.

On a positive note though-as I said this manga has heart at times. There is more to it then the loli fanservice you get assaulted with in the first few books. Really, they could have taken alot of that out and just focused on the main points-unrequeted feelings, a little sexual inuunedo (because all children are curious), growing up to fast (Rin feeling like she has to take care of Reiji). It would have still been a good read.

Well, now that I heard it's back, I plan on finishing it to see what all happens and how far they go with it-with all the factors. And my favorite character is Kuro chan!
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