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Kokoro Botan  
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During the high school entrance ceremony, Koga Eito from the special class helps Kasuga Niina from her poor health. His gentle manner captivates Niina, making her confess her feeling towards him. Thus, the trials in love of this couple begin.
As time passes, Niina finds it difficult to continue loving him since there are instances when he seems to be playing with her feelings. For her, going out with Koga may bring a grim future to her.


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Associated Names
مفتاح القلب
รักวุ่นวายนายตัวแสบ (Thai)
Kokoro Button
Love Button

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Latest Release(s)
v.5 c.23 by Chibi Manga about 1 year ago
v.5 c.22 by Chibi Manga about 1 year ago
v.5 c.21 by Chibi Manga over 2 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (158 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.76 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 12th 2017, 10:15am PST



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Betsucomi (Shogakukan)

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Worth a try!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Konstantine2010
August 6th, 2012, 5:28am
Is a manga masterpeice? probably not....but it's really cute! Typical shoujo with all the little *doki doki* moments (though thankfully no one is confused about what that means!)

It wasn't really what I was expecting actually. I was thinking cold semi-abusive male lead from the description (which i hate, but I thought the art looked really cute so I gave it a shot) Yeah, the guy messes with the girl, but it's more like he's just teasing her all the time and she's gullible and will fall for anything. So really, it's kind of repetition of him some unbelievable/teasing statement, her thinking it true, then him being like juuust kidding, laughing and appologizing. She's kind of crybaby, but she's far from the annoying/pathetic type. She's mostly just gullible, naive, and really easy to trick since it's so obvious what she's thinking. So it's a bit repetitive, but not boring. (at least not as of vol 4). You can't help but laugh along with the guy sometimes. Actually, the whole manga is pretty funny.

I say if you don't like it by ch 3, pass, since by then you'll get a good feel of how it's gonna go. Personally, I really like it.

... Last updated on August 6th, 2012, 5:31am
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Good at first..but....   
Rating: N/A
by vennven
February 4th, 2014, 4:06am
Since the author is Maki Usami, I try to read and even bought the comic. But wtf?! How can manga like this have 11 volumes and still ongoingconfused?! I mean, I'm shoujo reader but seems the story don't get my logic. Her manga before this were pretty nice (Bus for Spring, Caramel Milk Tea, etc) Maki Usami really good to made one-shot manga, but all of her series srsly too bad. :/
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I really like this!   
Rating: N/A
by KamisAngel
July 6th, 2011, 6:35pm
Sure the girl cries a lot, but I find that really cute! Shes not annoying, shes really sweet. And I like the way the male protagonist teases her, LOL. Its funny, give it a try if you want a light read ^^
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Got2runnow
November 15th, 2010, 8:27pm
At first, I wasn't sure about this. I mean, the summary sounds like most shoujo, but Strobe Edge sounded stereotypical and it ended up being one of my top ten favorites. So, I gave this a try, and loved it! Koga (love interest/boyfriend?) is quite the character and he really makes things interesting. Blunt but kind? Mischievous but has a conscious? Yea, he's really really interesting. So far there hasn't been any stereotypical shoujo incidents. As of yet, anyways.

Don't be doubtful. Pick it up. Read it. smile
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Really Cute :DDD   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by KuroPanda
January 23rd, 2011, 11:53am
This manga's really cute.
It seems like a typical shoujo, but it's unexpectedly very cute. (:
Spoiler (highlight to view)
The main guy character's really cool. I love himmm. Haha(: What happened about her little sister was a little unexpected. I REALLY thought she liked him, so I'm reading this manga, all tensed up, and I was like Phew when he said that it's because she loves her sister too much.
I'd so recommend this to everyone who loves shoujo.
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not the best one, but still nice and cute   
Rating: N/A
by mteresa
January 26th, 2016, 3:41pm
Well, I like it, it's cute and enjoyable. But the main characters get on my nerves. She is just too submissive and he is just a mean guy. I understand that's the premise of his character, but still annoys me.
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Omg awwww :')   
Rating: N/A
by slykid
May 26th, 2012, 4:49pm
You know on baka updates where even if a manga gets people that comment and give high ratings yet their comment mainly consists of negativaty.This manga is the exact opposite, even though the three comments below me say this and that about this manga, you see that they all actually don't mind it and thank god I saw this beforehand.

This manga is Soooooooooooo adorable, it gives me butterflies :') and no its not the annoying adorable type, its really great.That's all.

... Last updated on May 26th, 2012, 4:54pm
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Rating: N/A
by Licia Valentine
May 5th, 2010, 4:59am
Its like another version of Itazura na Kiss, only this time, the guy was willing to give it a try. I guess that's usually what happens when the guy is very intelligent to begin with and likes to do all that can be categorized as mind games. .. I can't judge the series just yet. 3 chapters cannot do justice on the entirety of the story. I hope its not a disappointment.
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Rating: N/A
by sinyorita
October 19th, 2011, 11:29am
I am really astonished at the category..wonder who added that... and what even more surprising is that this is the only series under that category.LOL.
Well about the series, from what i have read, the girl is sweet, but kinda over submitting(clueless maybe?) But the teasing bf is kinda cool,though if he over does it, its gonna become a nuisance and m gonna start hating the character(male lead).
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Rating: N/A
by MySwirl
March 23rd, 2010, 12:05pm
The story is rushing in an immense pace. It's too much for me but I will give it a try because I just read chapter 1. If anything is changing-whether it gets worse or better-I will edit my comment. But until now it may be the fastest storyline I have ever seen. But what I have to say: the guy seems strange. In an interisting way. At first it felt like the most boring-but fast-story I have ever read but when I noticed that he's not what he pretends to be, it caught my attention a little. That's why I'm giving it a try.

... Last updated on March 23rd, 2010, 12:06pm
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