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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 their super strange relationship.

Note: The chapter numbers were reset after moving from Young Animal Arashi to Young Animal.


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Associated Names
Нана и Каору
نانا و كاورو
Nana and Kaoru
Nana and Kaoru's SM diary

Groups Scanlating
Free Time

Latest Release(s)
v.18 c.147 (c125) by Nanachanscans (13d ago)
v.18 c.146 (c124) by Nanachanscans (23d ago)
v.17 c.145 (c123) by Nanachanscans (78d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
17 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

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

User Reviews
nana to kaoru by darknova42

13 topics, 97 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (1505 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.46 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 14th 2016, 7:05pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Young Animal (Hakusensha)
Young Animal Arashi (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #123 decreased(-4)
Monthly Pos #49 decreased(-2)
3 Month Pos #66 increased(+8)
6 Month Pos #88 increased(+13)

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Project H is trying to license Nana to Kaoru 291 days, 6 hours, 28 minutes ago
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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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Ecchi with Character   
Rating: N/A
by Cheshyr
June 30th, 2010, 12:56am
I am amazed how this series can take a sexual topic, keep the emphasis on the characters, and provide fanservice without getting vulgar. I know everyone has a different definition of vulgar, but this really rides that line between ecchi and vulgar without getting into 'sex'. Perhaps it's just me, but I can empathize with the confusion of the characters as they explore themselves.

Artwork is decent to good. Story is ok, with a couple flashing of brilliance. Characters are more complete than most works near this topic. I don't see the 10's that everyone is giving, but it's definitely a superior manga.
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The "bestest" ever   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by L3zl13
June 28th, 2010, 3:58am
This manga masterfully creates sexual tension without any real sex, nudity or even a kiss.

After 36 chapters it absolutely deserves a 10.
Spoiler (highlight to view)
Especially since Tachi appeared. And in the recent chapters there seems to be a rivalry evolving between her and Nana.

I'm really curious which way will the story go. biggrin

... Last updated on June 28th, 2010, 3:59am
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This manga is....   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Gamezob
June 3rd, 2010, 3:22pm
Hot, Sexy, Perverted... I didn't think that a manga could be so enticing. I've read ALOT of H-manga and
have watched ALOT of porn. None have been as alluring and sensuous as Nana to Kaoru. The faces that Nana makes are so debauched that you can ejaculate by just looking at them, and Then Tachi comes along with the raunchiest look ever. I swear, I almost jizzed in my pants. This is a must read.
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It's mediocre   
Rating: N/A
by Hell_Clues
June 3rd, 2010, 12:52am
Too many tens, seriously guys, what's going on? Most of it is typical, what isn't typical showcases the worst of certain tendencies in this genre, and the hentai that usually comes from it. The guy looks extra pathetic, he isn't likeable one bit. The girl likes to be dominated secretly, and they like each other because they knew each other when they were young(cause that's how it works).

I don't like S&M but I'm not knocking it either. This is still meh, but with the added knowledge that it didn't start in a good relationship, with the disturbing hentai mind set.
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nana to kaoru   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by grundomnia
May 27th, 2010, 7:47pm
the part people like most about this isn't the whole perverted things. yes it does add something good to keep the attention, but its the romance between the two that mostly keeps us interested. It certainly isn't your typical topic and from the accuracy of information to the beautiful artwork a lot of work was put into this and for me its my top manga

... Last updated on July 10th, 2010, 2:09am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ShadowSakura
May 15th, 2010, 6:43am
i really like this manga (thought i´m not into sm). It´s one of those you must have but no one should know you have it. I call it Nan but none of my manga reading friends semm to know waht i mean^^" i highly recommend it

... Last updated on September 7th, 2010, 5:10am
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