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Nana to Kaoru  
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Kaoru is a 17-year-old virgin who has an SM fetish. He secretly dreams about an SM relationship with his childhood friend Nana. One day Kaoru's mom asks Nana to hide all his SM toys so he'll study for a change. However, Nana finds the leather one-piece that Kaoru bought and tries it on, but she accidentally locks it and doesn't have the key! The beginning of super strange relationship.

Due to the popularity of Nana to Kaoru, the series resumes publication in Young Animal and chapter 22 is the final chapter in Young Animal Arashi. Publication of the series will continue in Young Animal, but renumbered as chapter 1 while maintaining the same name and storyline.


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Associated Names
Nana and Kaoru
Nana and Kaoru's SM diary

Groups Scanlating
Free Time

Latest Release(s)
c.104 (c82) by Futari wa Pretty Anon (99d ago)
c.102-103 (c80-81) by Futari wa Pretty Anon (140d ago)
c.102 (c80) by Terrabane (150d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
11 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 2

User Reviews
nana to kaoru by darknova42

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (1369 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.56 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 15th 2014, 6:33pm PST

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Original Publisher

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Young Animal (Hakusensha)
Young Animal Arashi (Hakusensha)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #88 increased(+2)
Monthly Pos #61 decreased(-6)
3 Month Pos #52 increased(+3)
6 Month Pos #42 decreased(-13)

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Absolutely the BEST!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by zensc
October 23rd, 2011, 8:40pm
Well it is my favorite manga at the moment. It introduced a borderline H category to me. Before I just though it is some kind of creepy porn, but what a surprise that it actually has one of the greatest plots I read. Sex related (but no actual sex) based relationship, great idea. How can I go back to Shojo now? It seems so fake to me now.
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ugliest dude ever   
Rating: N/A
by remi39
September 8th, 2011, 11:29pm
if only they had an average lookin guy instead of this midget alien creep i'd love this manga. unfortunately the chick is a 10 and the guy is as ugly as she is pretty/sexy/hot and i just can't stand such a preposterous couple on top of such a preposterous premise. also i'm a 19 yr old guy and i've seen my fair share of ero but why the hell does every other male protagonist have an addiction to porn?!

... Last updated on September 14th, 2011, 1:35am
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Big Suprice!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by SimonFearless
September 5th, 2011, 6:20am
I guess the old saying that you should not judge the book by It's cover might be true.
At first glance it looks lika another hentai about S&M. I was really suprised to find somthing more than just sexy artwork. It's really more a story about trust and love then sex. I would never had guessed that bondage could be about so much other things then just a sexual intercourse.
It is beautiful to watch and see how someone who has been hiding her feelings of guilt,anger and sadness, and just be realesed by a game.
I don't think many people know about the psychological aspect of the act of BDSM. It's a lot more than just perverted fantasies. It also may be a way to find your inner feelings and forgotten sadness over somthing. And I think this manga is a fantastic exempel of this.

It's hot, sweet and entertaining in It's own way. You just can't help feeling empathy with Nana and Kauro. And has definitly changed my opinion about BDSM.
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Simply Beautiful   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by pcxxy
April 15th, 2011, 2:18pm
This is my first in this genre, and I gotta say it's a completely different world from all the manga/H I've read so far. No maiden desu-desu, no harem, no fight scenes, no handsome male protagonist, and no complicated philosophies - just a simple story about two distanced childhood friends, who by chance, are once again reunited through their secret adventure together.

I love how NtK can be so erotic, laying bare the humanly nature of lust, lewdness and desires. In many ways, it is far more revealing than most H-manga out there, which I believe merely serves as a quick physical release...

More importantly, the beauty of NtK is that it hardly ever make use of (if at all) explicit sexual acts. The plot, dialogues and character developments blend extremely well, and the characters are portrayed with with real-life personalities. Of course, the gorgeous artwork just made something perfect even better.

I noticed many comments about Kaoru's fugly looks. I agree, it was a quite a big turn off in the beginning. However, this became increasingly irrelevant as we get to better know his personality. Yes, he is a BDSM fetish creep whom you'd probably not want to meet in real life (but hey, who doesn't have some kind of fantasies?), but he would do everything he can to satisfy Nana's needs (as well as his own...). Moreover, his bad looks is essential to the plot in order to fulfill his role as an unworthy match to Nana to the outsiders' eyes, as well as to keep his own self-esteem low throughout.

Up till ch 51 and arashi 9, we can see how the limit in their BDSM experience is getting pushed further and further. I am really looking forward to seeing how the story unfolds when (if ever) they get beyond the point of acknowledging/confessing their love and/or really doing it.

Lastly, this series is probably be directed at a more mature audience, given the BDSM the theme. Nonetheless, it did opened my eyes on this theme of softcore BDSM and in the psychology behind the play... if it were ever close to reality.

... Last updated on April 15th, 2011, 3:49pm
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A Woman's Perspective   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by astroasis
February 11th, 2011, 11:21pm
This manga is amazing. I've never before read a manga that was so good at exhibiting the actualities of a BDSM relationship. As such, it's definitely one wild (and exciting wink) ride. I love how the story provides plenty of titillating scenes and ideas... surrounded by a solid plot and characters you can actually get to know and care about.

However, there IS one thing I would change about this manga if I could. I believe that the overall scenario and the "breathers" can be equally appealing to men and women who are into BDSM or at least curious/open-minded about it. However... this manga falls prey to the same cliched "Male Lead is an Insufferable Dork" syndrome that every other shounen romance manga has. It's really a shame, because if the male lead was just a normal guy instead of a mega-dork, this could be an amazing powerhouse of a BDSM manga for men AND women.

Don't get me wrong - I still do believe this manga is amazing and one-of-a-kind. It's more than worthy of the "10" I'm rating it. I just wish the sexy bits weren't interrupted by so many "Hey, remember, he's a DORK, guys!" moments.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by WildCrow
December 17th, 2010, 6:03pm
Well, this work proves how mangakas can deal with OLD taboo subjects like S&M in a such funny and exciting way without using the classic hentai and porn cliches, you can see the "thin" line that the autor put on this work and how that creates a lot of tension between the two main characters, I mean i recommended this manga to some friends who are not even into the manga stuff and they loved it. Amazume artwork just suits the story (tbh he didnt change his style for this particular work). And like many others around here i prefer plump girls biggrin

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Made me start liking S&M... did I just say that?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by StrangeWig
December 13th, 2010, 8:09pm
A very enjoyable series, original is almost everything! The main protagonists developing relationship is very interesting to watch, and it's actually based in S&M. I find it amazing how this manga, at least for me, is much more alluring and enticing than real porn. The ecchi it contains is not "Sexual Ecchi", is "Sensual Ecchi". It's also very interesting how the series dismitifies any remaining prejudice against S&M you may have, so much, that it might actually make you get curious about it (that's what happened with me! xD)... wow, now THAT'S an accomplishment!
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not much of a storyline from what i've read   
Rating: 3.5 / 10.0
by Fille de sucrerie
October 4th, 2010, 9:07pm
At first it was pretty interesting (and funny how she accidentaly locks herself in the outfit XD) but i skimed through the 30some chapters that were on a manga site, and i really didnt see much of a storyline, just the girl taking "breathers" and wearing SM getups, and the guy being overjoyed at times.. . . . i read about 4 or 5 chapters, then started the skimming, and it was basically the same thing, and at parts, she looked a bit cross eyed, but i liked that she wasnt stick thin like some manga girls, she was plump but not in a chubby orr fat way. . . but everyone seems to be giving it a 10, so i might give it another chance, but for now -- 3.5/10
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Increible that is true S&M   
Rating: N/A
by ArkangelID
August 20th, 2010, 12:31am
I was kinda surprised that the manga was actually based on true SM actions and concepts where master is no a dominant asshole that break the mid of a weak girl, if no a guy that care and exploit the sexual attributes of the female body, a lot of SM authors can learn from this but .... they are lame like rapers only wanna see helpless girls get gangbanged and without own will. The love history is good, the details are great but no too tecnical, gives to pleaple really interest on learn more about true SM.
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Why does ppl keep complaining about this guy being uncool?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by user151
July 23rd, 2010, 5:17pm
In my opinion, a sleazy weakling like him, who is 100% opposite of the prince charming type, dominating and making a girl like Nana do anything he says, is what makes this manga interesting and enjoyable. Definately a 10
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