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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 (102d ago)
c.102-103 (c80-81) by Futari wa Pretty Anon (143d ago)
c.102 (c80) by Terrabane (153d 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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March 15th 2014, 6:33pm PST

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Young Animal (Hakusensha)
Young Animal Arashi (Hakusensha)

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Weekly Pos #80 decreased(-4)
Monthly Pos #55 (No change)
3 Month Pos #47 increased(+8)
6 Month Pos #43 decreased(-14)

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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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A bolt from the blue   
Rating: N/A
by damo65
June 17th, 2009, 1:33am
I only started reading this by accident (it was manga of the week on Mangatraders and at that time was being scanlated by NCIS) and, omg, how good is it?!!!
Best manga in absolutely ages.
OK, not for everyone (or most people, tbh), but if you have a broad sense of morality and a good sense of humour, this is for you.
As you can see from the reviews, everyone brave enough to venture into the world of these two perverts is happy to be there!

... Last updated on June 17th, 2009, 1:34am
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Holy wow.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by monkeyvoodoo
February 6th, 2009, 1:32am
I'm at something of a loss when it comes to quantifying my appreciation of this title. The characters are fairly shallow, come to think of it. There's really very little depth to either Nana or Kaoru. But what's lacking in character depth is more than made up for in the interaction between the two, I suppose. Nana's reluctance to humor Kaoru's increasingly demanding suggestions, and Kaoru's insistance on maintaining his attitude and pushing the limits with Nana, are amusing, and great at building tension and interest in their relationship. Especially because Nana is driven to continue her excercises with Kaoru, and Kaoru seems to have feelings for her that both drive his dominating side and cause him to second-guess himself. But the conflicts are the best part, because every time Nana gives in, and Kaoru pushes further, their relationship and trust for each other grow in ways that just wouldn't happen in an everyday relationship.

I feel like I'm rambling, but in closing, to summarize: This title is awesome. It's sexy, intriguing, fun, and exciting.

Where's the button for giving this an 11 rating?

... Last updated on February 11th, 2009, 1:24am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by paradoX
February 2nd, 2009, 9:36pm
this is a.. touchy manga for me to review. so do expect me to be totally subjective.

have you ever felt the.. rush of blood, not just in the obvious place you might think of first, but to the head, heart, limbs.. when you looked into the eyes of a person and saw how completely that person is yours? when you saw that nothing is taboo. that type of trust..

this is what nana to kaoru reminds me of all the time. I had a conversation with my ex a few years back. she wasn't an ex at the time and wasn't for quite a time to come in case you wonder..p we discussed basically s&m. and we both agreed that things change completely from what the general opinion of it is, when there are involved the same emotions on both ends. it turns into something.. more. like when you trust a person with your life. that is pretty dangerous, isn't it? but at the same time, even more exciting. on both parts. note how I don't want to assign genders. it's because genders dont matter. it doesn't matter who on the receiving end is. both are subject to the same feelings and excitement.

let me tie it up at the end by saying that this is even a manga that I would consider my girlfriend to read. even more because she doesn't understand it.

oh, one more thing. I don't see this manga ever truly becoming a hentai. because sex.. compared to this form of relationship, does not matter all that much. but that depends on a person ofc. smile
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Loving it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ljkabookie
February 1st, 2009, 7:35pm
Im personally not the biggest S&M fan but this manga is just so good, its interesting, entertaining and the art is as good as ever, im curious to see how he keeps this shounen rather than hentai tho as i can see this progressing into something less innocent, im also interested to see how any sort of romance develops.

im actually hoping that she takes his virginity before she goes off to university as id be devistated for him after all that 'breather time' if he wouldnt be worthy of it in her eyes, or maybe he gets to a stage where he doesnt want her to dissapear from him and he actually studies and gets into the university also.

im a big fan of his other work Toshiue no Hito, if his other works was scandlated id read those to but they rnt sad

I dont usually rate things until they are finished so this is subject to change but im giving it a 10.

... Last updated on February 1st, 2009, 7:38pm
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