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Warau Kanoko-sama  
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From JShoujo Scans:

Although she doesn't get along with people very well, Kanoko considers herself a perfect "observer". Her hobby is observing the students in her third year junior high class and keeping a journal of the classroom drama. But what will happen when Kanoko becomes involved with some of her classmates?


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Associated Names
คาโนะโกะ สาวแว่นเจ้าแม่ข่าวกรอง (Thai)
웃는 카노코씨
Cynical Kanoko
Laughing Lady Kanoko
Smiling Lady Kanoko
The Secret Notes of Lady Kanoko
Uśmiech Kanoko (Polish)
Warau Kanoko sama
Warau Kanokosama

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.Omake (end) by Dhiary over 6 years ago
v.3 c.14 by Dhiary over 6 years ago
v.3 c.13 by Dhiary over 6 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (781 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.42 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 20th 2017, 7:40am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
LaLa DX (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
TokyoPop (2 Volumes - Defunct)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #307 increased(+75)
Monthly Pos #444 increased(+47)
3 Month Pos #504 decreased(-27)
6 Month Pos #463 increased(+29)
Year Pos #456 decreased(-23)

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On 836 reading lists
On 756 wish lists
On 2405 completed lists
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It's ok   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by RaikaRai
August 27th, 2014, 2:23pm
Well I like the fact that I got to know the many personalities a human being has thanks to this manga, and the constant moving oh my I finally understand why in the last few chapters, that's all great. But I wish the romance part could have developed more before it ended, the length of this manga is also a bit tooooo long, however when I think back, it needed to be many moving and many occurrence of Tsubaki, thus we can see this guy is serious about her, I just wished it was more love-orientated, sigh...good to read this as life lessons or something along that line.
...realized there's a sequel! Maybe there will be romance? Hmm...hope so...

... Last updated on August 27th, 2014, 2:27pm
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Great, and Still Available   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by cecropiamoth
January 15th, 2014, 9:09am
I subscribe to every good thing that has been said about this manga.

Maybe the nicest thing about it of all is that it can still be found as published in the USA! As of January 2014 it's available at TheRightStuf under the title "Secret Notes of Lady Kanoko". I was relieved to find it, as the scanlation turned out to contain a very unsatisfying translation toward the end.

... Last updated on January 15th, 2014, 9:10am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Rebekahs5
August 22nd, 2013, 9:17am
Despite the fact that there wasn't a major conclussive romance scene (only not so subtle hints lol) it was a great manga. The main chick was brilliant!! I loved her personality and she had me laughing throughout the entire series hahaha defenitly a must read!

... Last updated on January 20th, 2014, 5:38am
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Reads very dated. No subtlety   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Textualpoacher
July 23rd, 2013, 10:10am
I can't... How many times does the manga has to hammer across that Kanoko is an observer before it becomes a textbook case of telling not showing? There's also no subtlety at all, especially in characters' facial expressions, especially in close-ups, so so grating.
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not your ordinary heroine.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by wrensei
July 22nd, 2013, 6:56am
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like crazy transferring schools every now and then!!...what an EXPERIENCE!
The guy's affection towards the heroine is quite sweet traveling miles and miles just to keep in touch with her <3
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EPIC !!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by HummingBird0o
July 12th, 2013, 8:27pm
like this is the best shoujo manga i ever read , the plot and the art . also i never accepted it the ending >< its just Awesome :l i really love it ^o^ wish if i can find good manga like this smile
oh but why when they went to high school , hr face become ugly embarrassed ? she was cute when younger -_-' also her hair didn't grow been a year already .. small things , but had to say it bigrazz anyway its cool xD ^^

... Last updated on July 12th, 2013, 9:32pm
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I quite enjoyed it   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by PinkShippuden
December 25th, 2012, 5:20am
I quite enjoyed this manga, the characters were funny and the romance wasn't cliche (in my opinion anyways) and,
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
The ending, in which she finally realised she wasn't alone wherever (the different schools) she went.

Had a nice ending in my opinion

... Last updated on December 25th, 2012, 5:21am
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Episodic nature required, and a good female lead   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by kichiX
April 13th, 2012, 7:46am
To be honest, the main lead reminded me a bit of Kyoko from Skip Beat. Not because she was at all similar to Kyoko, but because they both have totally unique personalities (within the shoujo genre, and probably within manga in general).
This is a manga which focuses around the original idea: an observer of the class. Although the episodic nature of the series meant it did feel disjointed, it was really the only way the author could continue the manga past a oneshot.
Although I really liked this manga, I did not find it exceptional. It's good - don't get me wrong - but it's not what I would rate as a 10. Each to his own though, and this is a manga series you would definately not want to overlook.
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Okay well...   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Auwx
January 22nd, 2012, 2:12pm
First things first : you shall NEVER find a better plot for a school manga. The art is not great and it is too episodic for my tastes, but the main character is, franklly, amazing.

If you need one reason to read this manga then i'll give it to you : read this one and then read the sequel which is counting amongst the best mangas ever created.
But reading it is not something painful : I promise you shall enjoy every moment of it. As long as you're not focused on romance, still romance and more romance, and can actually enjoy masterpieces.
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Good! (sequal is better)   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by ChildofSecrets
October 9th, 2011, 10:55pm
..... So when I first saw this a long time ago I expected it to be fluffy and centered on romance because of the cover. For that reason I havent read it until now. I was completely wrong. There is like no fluff in this at all, maybe in small humorous amounts. I really liked that it was different in both structure and personality of the main character (she had independence and strength). Despite all of this I canít help from being disappointed at the same time. I always enjoy a good continuous story and I feel like no matter how good an episodic one is, it will always be a little lacking in depth and connection of main characters. Although things were tied together pretty well, especially in the end, most of the time I just kept hoping she would run into her old friends and the main guy. In result I feel like their friendship didn't develop enough.

With all that being said, I loved the overall story it was a really good read. I still liked all of the different scenarios despite it being episodic.

EDIT: I didn't know there was a sequel to this, which by the way is super awesome!!! Ignore the negativity a little less because it becomes more connected in the sequel. Criticism still kind of applies though for this first story but I guess it was more necessary for the root of the next one (koi dano ai dano)


... Last updated on November 5th, 2011, 9:16pm
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