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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)
c.155 (c.133) by Nanachanscans (31d ago)
c.154 (c132) by Nanachanscans (66d ago)
c.153 (c131) by Nanachanscans (86d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Complete)

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: 8.5 / 10.0 (1528 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.46 / 10.0
 44% (669 votes)
 19% (297 votes)
 15% (230 votes)
 10% (157 votes)
 3% (45 votes)
 3% (39 votes)
 1% (12 votes)
 0% (7 votes)
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 4% (57 votes)

Last Updated
November 27th 2016, 1:56pm PST



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Original Publisher

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

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Weekly Pos #124 increased(+8)
Monthly Pos #91 decreased(-25)
3 Month Pos #78 decreased(-34)
6 Month Pos #37 increased(+4)

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I don't give 10's often.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Draco
April 11th, 2010, 4:53pm
You know... I wouldn't exactly say that it's the sweetest or greatest Romance in the world, but it certainly is very interesting. When I started it, there were only 3 chapters, and I was hooked enough to want to know more. I found out they weren't going to translate it anymore, and I refused to accept that. NtK has a special place in my heart because I was the one that pushed it out there to be picked back up again. I really do love this series. Each chapter keeps me wanting more. The only thing I really hate about this series is... I have to wait a month at least for a new chapter. I get excited when I see a new one released.
The characters are a little more real world than in other romances. You have two kids that have been friends, but nothing more. They suffer too great a difference in looks and ability. Regardless of that, each of their seasons chips a little more of that wall away, and even makes the normally lazy Kaoru some motivation to self improve.
Ok... maybe it's not THAT realistic... but that's because most of us are lazy. Pft... self improvement... that stuff is for losers bigrazz
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I finally decided to read this...   
Rating: N/A
by kirco0
April 6th, 2010, 7:36pm
and I'm glad I did. People's opinions of the main character made me not want to read this at all, but after I started, I really liked it. Neither of the main character are sleazy, like other readers may say. Though both could be considered perverted, they are really just two growing teens learning about their own sexual limits and what love really is. If the BDSM were to be replaced with baseball or martial arts, the storyline really wouldn't be any different. Though sexual perversion seems to be the focal point of the manga, it's not. The real focus is on the developing relationship between the two main characters. That being written, I wouldn't recommend this for anyone under 16.
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I love it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Nejikun
January 6th, 2010, 12:26am
I think him being a short, sleazy pervert, is what make this manga so funny, gotta love the narrow eyes and the rounded face he makes when seducing nana, is just too hilarious XD.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by RilleL
November 29th, 2009, 4:24pm
I've read this for a while, and I got to say:
This manga would be so much more enjoyable if the protagonist was actually likeable instead of a short, sleazy pervert.
A normal guy with a bondage fetish would've been perfectly fine.
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Accurate-ish depiction of bondage?   
Rating: N/A
by blong_bling
November 15th, 2009, 3:26am
Being somewhat familiar with bondage myself, I like the accurate depictions of it in this manga. How Kaoro ties someone up and then pretends to be absent for hours, whilst discreetly remaining nearby in case something goes wrong.

This is pretty much in line with the "safe, sane and consensual" rule practiced in BDSM.

I can't remember them agreeing on a safe word though... Or how to communicate this when one is unable to talk.

It gives an interesting look into the reasons why people practice bondage and submission. To push yourself beyond a barrier, to feel as if you were, and I quote from the manga, "a new person". The mutual trust involved and the importance of aftercare.

I hope this gets people interested in bdsm having seen how it is practiced safely and between consenting adults.

There are many inaccurate depictions around, most associating it with non-consensual sex. That, regardless of kink included, is always a bad thing. Unless, of course, you like it in the form of pre-agreed roleplay wink

In short: Nana to Kaoru provides a more accurate and complete view into the world of bdsm than most works, and is therefore a rare gem, a 'must-read' for those who are curious about their kinks.
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thismomentinfate just doesn't get it.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Harimau
October 30th, 2009, 2:54am
It's about the psychological interactions between the characters, and yes, this isn't as shallow as your generic shounen harem ecchi romantic comedy (as enjoyable as they are, in their own way) if that's what they perhaps were expecting.

Edit: because you're reducing it to something (unjustifiably) simple, that is "its just a manga about a creepy pathetic guy that likes to tie up chicks, and about a girl that likes to be tied up", rather than commenting on its actual merits or indeed its actual failures.

... Last updated on November 6th, 2009, 6:43pm
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A Manga About BDSM   
Rating: N/A
by ozanbaba
October 21st, 2009, 3:59am
and it gets it right. that's very important, BDSM is not about the whip, Sensei does know that.

specially Nana's enjoyment and Kaoru's works are very well put together.

now where can i find that book Kaoru reads for Master education smile
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kami0001
October 4th, 2009, 9:34pm
This is truly an awesome manga!! The plot are unique out there. It's so so so so unique that as far as i know, there isn't a manga that featuring S&M. Of course, except hentai.

I think this one is really entertaining. Sometime it made me excited! Sometime just so hilarious! Other time so gross! Certainly, this manga is interesting. It's hard to describe by words since im suck at writting.

Recommended for mature readers even if you dislike S&M (i myself do not like S&M but i still like the series though).
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not good   
Rating: N/A
by thismomentisfate
September 7th, 2009, 2:25pm
why do people like this? its just a manga about a creepy pathetic guy that likes to tie up chicks, and about a girl that likes to be tied up. it looks like the author is having a hard time writing this idiotic story because he is adding another girl to "breather" games that the main couple do. im starting to wonder if itll just turn into a hentai manga with two girls getting together. also, its obvious that she likes this boy and she sees nothing wrong with him tying up another girl, its just a weird sad manga....

Harimau: what are you talking about? what dont i get? i get that BDSM is something beyond just sex, its takes a lot of trust its a very powerful experience. however, i still dont like this manga and i have the right to my opinion. why should i like a manga with a creepy guy tying up some dumb girl? btw why is manga based on love between two people shallow? when this manga is about some guy getting off on tying up girls. lol

... Last updated on October 31st, 2009, 10:09pm
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Good one   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Darknemo2000
June 19th, 2009, 8:33am
For something that sounds so perverted and into Bondage fetish, you would expect something totally ecchi, but this one is actually slow and surprisingly sensual and romantic.

It actually touches a deeper part of relationship build up and mutual trust without being too annoyingly perverted. Both hero and heroine are perverts, and it is fun to see heroine just as much perverted as hero, as usually in shounen's or seinen's males are more perverted minded.

Really recommended even if you are not into the whole bondage thing. This one is really good and romantic. Though I wish that male protagonist would look a little bit better.
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