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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.

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

Groups Scanlating
Free Time

Latest Release(s)
v.15 c.126 (c104) by Nanachanscans (5d ago)
v.15 c.125 (c103) by Nanachanscans (58d ago)
v.15 c.124 (c102) by Nanachanscans (65d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
15 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: 8.5 / 10.0 (1444 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.46 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 20th 2015, 1:15pm PST

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Young Animal (Hakusensha)
Young Animal Arashi (Hakusensha)

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Weekly Pos #118 decreased(-58)
Monthly Pos #83 decreased(-15)
3 Month Pos #36 (No change)
6 Month Pos #39 increased(+11)

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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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I Love This Manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by NarutoVixin
December 29th, 2008, 12:24am
its funny cute and you never know What they are going to do next (i also love how the girl didnt really get that the first outfit Was for Her) she is just so inicent yet so worldly due to how she was raise and he just has some great taste lol but he is still so cute

i love the fact the male main is not a "lovely" man it makes it much easyer to belive that he is a very down to earth kind of guy that just will never under stand females......if he was a "lovely" male i would not read this manga every chanse i get

... Last updated on November 8th, 2012, 8:27pm
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Almost hentai... but not...   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Lnc411
December 24th, 2008, 11:57pm
It's a pretty interesting story to be honest. I've never read anything like it before. A romance, comedy, with some S&M in the mix that almost cross the line to being a hentai series. I also like the art quite a bit; however, the protagonist being a sex deviant is a bit of a negative. Nonetheless, it's still an interesting series.
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S&M is better irl   
Rating: N/A
by cyttonmyface
October 5th, 2008, 7:27pm
funny, intuitive and well drawn. but nothing too spectacular so far. Whether the manga will evolve itself into something more, or will just continue to rely on sex appeal is something to consider. I'm definitely against it turning into something like a hentai as drunkguy suggested. Some person in Japan will draw a doujin for it anyways if thats your cup of tea. Im more interested in the story that will keep me reading.
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Rating: N/A
by rathma
September 22nd, 2008, 7:35pm
I like how the writer decided to leave the hentai out of the manga. It gives it a small sliver of innocence if viewed as a whole. Yeah, S&M is not too innocent but it helps. Now if only I could find a girl willing to "take a breather" with me. ;)
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S&M is a difficult subject to wield   
Rating: N/A
by marine5958
August 9th, 2008, 3:05am
I got to hand it to Amazume for keeping the tension at it's peak on all the chapters I've read so far. He must have done his homework because the female lead and the male lead are fairly believable (in a manga quality plot). It's also a joy to absorb the artwork.
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Wonderful perverted story.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by drunkguy
August 8th, 2008, 10:34am
Great story so far especially considering the fact that it hasn't had to go to the graphic sex route yet. This setup so far really would make for a great hentai. If it ever goes there, here's hoping it'll be light on censorship. bigrazz
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Akujin
August 8th, 2008, 8:23am
Amazing, I just love Ryuta Amazume's work! I'm a big fan of Toshiue no Hito, and this manga has so far been a blast as well.
As mentioned; this is no hentai manga, however similar to Toshiue no Hito, there are a lot of ero material - mind you, it's not your typical "fan-service"; all the ero you will see in any of Amazume's work is part of skillful story and character development.
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