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Nousatsu Junkie  
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From Tokyopop:

Naka is an aspiring young model with a problem: her face tenses up into a terrifying spectacle whenever she gets nervous on photo shoots! Naka's rival is Umi, the hottest model at their agency. But Naka soon discovers Umi's secret--and hilarity ensues behind the cameras!


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Associated Names
Charming Junkie
Junkie quyến rũ
Nosatsu Junkie

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Latest Release(s)
v.15 c.80 by Charming Scanlators (2036d ago)
v.15 c.79 by Charming Scanlators (2069d ago)
v.14 c.78 by Charming Scanlators (2083d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
16 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (621 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.31 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 30th 2016, 2:27pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)
The Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
TokyoPop (6 Volumes - Defunct)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #479 increased(+42)
Monthly Pos #630 increased(+35)
3 Month Pos #717 increased(+30)
6 Month Pos #740 decreased(-58)

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On 2014 reading lists
On 1080 wish lists
On 803 completed lists
On 227 unfinished lists
On 471 custom lists

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who said that nosatsu junkie is discontinued in tokyopop??? 2152 days, 15 hours, 29 minutes ago
charming jubnkie "nosatsu junkie" is backkkk!!XDD 3021 days, 20 hours, 3 minutes ago
great 3473 days, 11 hours, 41 minutes ago

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Lovely, awesome series   
Rating: N/A
by DorkFishOK
August 13th, 2011, 1:54pm
Despite what the person below me says, this series is absolutely wonderful. It's hilarious, silly and incredibly sweet. The love between Naka and Umi is so cute. Even though he's a bit temperamental, what he feels for Naka makes me sigh with longing... ahhhh..... *sighs* lol at times their love is very tender, because
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
as Umi grows as a man, his feelings start to grow. I love the chapter where it begins with Naka describing how Umi seems almost frail and slender and yet when she really looks at his body, she sees how he's growing into a man, and Umi also feels that way about her.
It's just so freaking cute!!! ARGH so... so cute!
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by TheAlmighty
May 25th, 2009, 4:23am
One of the cutest manga that I actually like. It is just adorable and the dynamic between all the characters is just sweet.
Really the comedy is different from Skip Beat, but this one just makes you think 'awww such a stupid couple' the whole way through.
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Charming Junkie   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Orika
April 1st, 2007, 10:44am
I LOVE Naka and Umi! And our "nature wave" (Tsutsumi-kun)! This manga is so funny, that I have to laugh a lot by reading that manga! It´s too funny... the temperament of Naka and (male) Umi is unequalled. Haaah... I want more from Umi and Naka! The fashion is in every volume similar, but that´s only the own style of Fukuyama-sensei, I think. And I like her clothes! When I read the 3rd volume for the first time, my heart began to beat, when Umi said to Tsuda-san, that he loves Naka... I never thought, that he realise his love for Naka so quick. I thought, he needs a longer time... this baka (sorry Umi). Naka is a very... unique person... I think... But I LOVE her!!! At the beginning of the story I HATE Tsutsumi, but now, I think, he´s quite ok... And: Ican´t explain, but I like Chihiro Akiyama(volume 3)... I dislike Aza Nagafuji... sorry. I love that manga, simply. You MUST read it, if you didn´t do that! Please! I love Umi. *UMI FOR EVER*
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dreamit.
March 19th, 2013, 12:01pm
Where do I start....
Okay so this manga is about 16 volumes which seems really long but seriously, if you just be patient and keep reading, i guarantee you won't regret it. Personally, I loved this manga right when I started reading Volume 1. It's hilarious, the characters are so strong and pure and the plot really got to me. You really see the whole concept of "hard work always pays off in the end." There's definitely a lot of character growth in all the characters! I love the relationship between Umi and Naka and how it isn't so rushed nor is it too slow. I love the potential Umi and Naka had in the beginning and how they kept going and stayed strong no matter what anybody said or did all because they had each other. That's probably the biggest thing I loved about this manga.. how they were there for each other no matter what as friends, lovers, workers, classmates. You really see "forever" in their relationship and that's something you rarely find. And lastly, I love how they grew up together and you can really see it as you keep reading. They go from kids to puberty to grown ups.
Highly Recommended, it was absolutely amazing.
Keep reading, you won't regret it.

The Ending:
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Perfect! I LOVE how they show everyone 3 years later.. Umi and Naka at 18 years old and at the top for modelling! Everyone being so successful and happy and loved. It really wrapped up nicely and I couldn't have asked for a better ending, it was perfect.

All in all, 10/10! Perfect Story and Perfect Ending.
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It was Good :)   
Rating: N/A
by Asahi
January 14th, 2013, 5:20am
Well, I'm a fan of gender bender manga and I sure do like this series, in fact I follow this series since volume 1 till 16 when it's released in my country and that took me years xD no regret though! This manga is funny, especially Naka. I mean LOL her expression xD

I like to see how Umi grows up. How he was actually feels insecure ... smile I also like to see Naka grows into a prettier girl she already is <3

I give it a 8.5 out of 10 because... I don't remember all of the storyline. lol xD but there were some parts that I kind of confused (idk why D: maybe i wasn't focusing enough on reading ? hehe) but after I re-read I might change it to a higher one! ^^

It's recommended to read, especially if you like manga with the characters keeping secret and all (like me~!!)
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too long   
Rating: N/A
by password99
November 6th, 2011, 5:08am
at first this story was like aww so cute!
but then it started to just drag on......and on........and on....until i dropped it

the story gets kinda lost somewhere in the middle
it doesn't even focus on the main characters after a while

... Last updated on November 6th, 2011, 5:08am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by vennven
July 6th, 2014, 6:00am
I luv this one!
Found it cute at first, but the middle till the end, the story just grew up perfectly.
And yes of course a nice ending.
I'm in love with this series and other work from Ryoko Fukuyama not disappointing at all! :3
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Gracia
June 10th, 2008, 6:18am
Well, i read these books recently, and i DO FALL IN LOVE with them..
For Naka & Umi are lovely and adorable persons, and i do love the whole stories..
Totally funny and flew my stresses away, bigrazz
i love your drawing too...

I can't wait for the next book, since in Indonesia it's still no 10..

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Love it! <3   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lil_azNdreamer
March 21st, 2008, 7:48pm
Its a really good story, great in fact. The relationship between umi and naka is so hilarious. OH i love the scene when he gets jealous biggrin Its a must read. Ur life will never be the same after u read it....ahaha well thats an exaggeration but i really recommend it.
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Rating: N/A
by Acetheprince
July 6th, 2013, 12:17pm
I have just complete reading it
and what can I say, it is simply amazing I LIKE EVERY COUPLE IN THIS MANGA
Spoiler Alert :
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Umi and naka are cute , but Ichigo and chi were so cuuuute and Iku and Mihane were awesome I specially was sad at chi's love to mihane *sorry I do not know if her name is right or not*

anyway you must read it and you will understand me
The End :
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
The last chapter was so cute seeing the growing up Umi and seeing Iku and mihane getting married is just way too awesome

over all it is a perfect manga
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