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From Evil Flowers:

Honey Bitter meets Kodomo no Omocha. Shuri is a private detective with a special ability to read minds. She usually handles all sorts of cases, but this time she is faced with a rather unusual request. The famous actress Kurata Sana is going to play in a new film as a detective. She wants to be able to impersonate her character as best as possible so she asks Shuri if she can stick around to learn a few things that real detectives do and how they act. Despite this childish request, Shuri also recieves a more intimate request from Sana's manager, Sagami Rei, who wants to find out the reason why Sana and her husband, Hayama Akito, have decided to live separate one from another.


Related Series
Honey Bitter (Main Story)
Kodomo no Omocha (Prequel)

Associated Names
Deep Clear 「Honey Bitter」×「こどものおもちゃ」特別番外編

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.5 (end) by Evil Flowers over 5 years ago
v.1 c.4 by Evil Flowers over 5 years ago
v.1 c.3 by Evil Flowers over 5 years ago
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1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (97 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.35 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 20th 2017, 5:20pm PST



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Let's all admit...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Ginny
August 27th, 2014, 2:39am
We read this for kodocha. Love Kodocha then read it. If you're a Honey Bitter fan only then I wouldn't recommend it. To be honest I didn't want Naozumi to end up with anyone when watching Kodocha, but I was like 10 when I watched it. Rewatched like 3 years later. Had more experience of anime and manga. Now, I'm like professional,however I have mixed feelings on how Naozumi turned out. 10/10 Just because I love Kodocha!
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I'm a BL fan and I cracked a joke about Naozumi being gay with my sister, but now I feel bad that it's actually true. He deserves better. I love Sana too, but Naozumi... T^T Btw not because he's bi, but it

... Last updated on August 27th, 2014, 2:48am
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I was really happy with this one   
Rating: N/A
by debbiejedigirl
December 28th, 2013, 9:18am
I had just finished Kodomo no Omocha and was left with the feeling of wanting to see more of what happened between Sana and Akito, which is why I decided to read this one.
I can say that I really enjoyed it. The story was interesting and it gave me the sense of closure that I was looking for in Kodomo no Omocha. There is even an extra chapter for Naozumi which left me very surprised.
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I never expected him to end up with a guy

All in all, it's a nice read. Now I'm interested in reading Honey Bitter, Shuri is an interesting character.
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Yes it is   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by xono
April 16th, 2013, 8:50pm
Yes! Indeed, an excuse to see more of the main charas from Kodomo no Omocha. I'd like more from KoO casts than Honey Bitter but this crossover was better executed from Honey Bitter's end so I agree how the mangaka pulled this one nicely.

Ah I want more of Akito and Sana. I miss this couple lovey-dovey moments...I wish there are such moments of it here though. sigh~ Best to settle to see them both here I guess.
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Yep. Just what I wanted.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jnatsumi
March 15th, 2013, 4:51pm
I agree with the reviewer below me.
I love Kodocha, which is why I started this side story in the first place. The story is so-so, but that doesn't matter as much because we get to see our beloved Kodocha cast!! There's no real development in the Honey Bitter side of the story, but we do get to see what Sana and Hayama are like as adults. It's a cool, though random, crossover.
Art is nice as always. Although...Miho sensei's drawing style makes Sana and Shuri look alike, haha.

... Last updated on March 15th, 2013, 4:52pm
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by arouraleona
July 8th, 2012, 3:07am
Was it great? No, not really. It was little more than an excuse for a x-over. Would have been better if it had only Kodocha cast in it from my pov (No problem with Honey Bitter, but I'll always prefer Kodocha), but it worked with the x-over cast.

If you're a Kodocha fan nothing matters but the fact that Sana and Hayama are in this, they are married, etc. Read it. Thank you, the end.
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