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Kisu yori mo Hayaku  
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From Serenus-Dreamers:

After losing their parents, Fumino and her brother hop from one relative to another. Getting tired of all those moves, she finally decides to quit school and work to support her brother on her own. As they sat on a park bench, her teacher appears in front of her and agrees to her demands of marrying and supporting both her and her brother!! Is he serious or just playing around...?!


Also contains the oneshot, Tsukio to Himawari, in vol. 1.
Asahi-kun is a carefree junior-high student, never attaching to girls even though he enjoys going with them. But when the school's number 1 honor student Mitsuki "cyborg" Konno asked him to a 1-month date, in exchange for the front row ticket to his favorite singer's concert, he was forced to accept. He only has to show her what it feels like to date, right? He is ready for that...however, what he's not prepared for was his heart's reaction...


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Associated Names
Опережая поцелуй
أسرع من قبلة
親吻前, 結婚後
키스보다도 빨리
Faster than a Kiss
Faster than even a Kiss
Kiss Yori mo Hayaku
Sooner than a Kiss
Tình Yêu Hoa Hướng Dương
Tsuki to Himawari

Groups Scanlating
CrazyKitty Scans
Eien no Shoujo

Latest Release(s)
c.57 (end) by S2scans over 5 years ago
c.Special by S2scans over 5 years ago
c.56 by S2scans over 5 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews

5 topics, 24 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (1328 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.16 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 28th 2017, 11:17pm PST



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LaLa (Hakusensha)

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English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #402 increased(+91)
Monthly Pos #625 decreased(-47)
3 Month Pos #614 decreased(-12)
6 Month Pos #608 increased(+8)
Year Pos #603 decreased(-74)

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On 3184 reading lists
On 1064 wish lists
On 2415 completed lists
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Forum Posts
DO they EVER kiss? over 5 years ago
Chapter 53 over 6 years ago
where's chapter 46? over 6 years ago
Chapter 45 over 6 years ago
This has become a Harem!!! over 8 years ago

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Oh man.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by baroness
November 27th, 2010, 7:24am
I LOVE this manga sooooo much! Its because of this that I got into reading TxS manga's. Its so sweet and cute and their development is something to look for. And one reason I keep hanging on this manga is because of Ojiro-sensei!

He's so cute in whatever form he has. Hell maa-kun's, ordinary guy, teacher etc. And the fact that im attracted to guy's wearing glasses, om.. he's just a perfect example lol EPIC.
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love it love it   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by tsukimori
July 29th, 2010, 7:37pm
adorable and sweet this is a good manga to read when you're feeling down. you don't need to be all lovey dovey and kissy to have a good relationship and you can see this in this manga. Not to mention Teppei is the cutest and sweetest kid ever OMG!
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Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Licia Valentine
July 8th, 2010, 5:35am
At first I was really looking forward to this series. Good plot, good art... but heck! When I reached chapter 10 I was BORED!! I continued reading it just so I can at least give it more chances but it reached chapter 30 and not even one real kiss!! The author is a tease and she just wants to seduce us with good arts but in reality, they are not even acting as lovers... sheesh!
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lovely.....just lovely   
Rating: N/A
by point64
July 7th, 2010, 2:28pm
This manga is just lovely, nothing else. From a guy's point of view i wanna give it a 4 but from a girl's point of view this manga deserves a 10 so average 7. Girl meets teacher, falls in love, everyday love story right?
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negative critic   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by chillli
May 18th, 2010, 1:25pm
sorry fans,but i find this extremely boring,but its MY opinion of course. i think its going nowhere,its just your usual episodic new-characters-pop-up-to-interfere-in-their-relationship shoujo. but the little guy is cute,i admit that.
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Very Good   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Molenir
April 25th, 2010, 11:05pm
Well, some obvious plot issues that drag it down, Faster Than a Kiss is still a great series. I fell in love with it from the very first chapter. Though as it goes on, I find myself annoyed at how different in tone the series gets from what I enjoyed at the beginning. However you almost have to expect that. When a series is originally intended to be a few chapters in length, and then because of popularity and appeal, is extended. The story naturally suffers as a result.

Some of the plot twists are laughably dumb, like recently with Meg Denton, who has a fiance picked out by her father back in America. A guy who she will marry, who then will inherit her families business. That thing may still occasionally happen in Japan, or parts of the 3rd world, but the US is a hell of a lot different. I actually laughed out loud when that little plot twist occurred.

Still despite how silly it is, at its heart this is a good story. One I'm definitely enjoying even with all the silliness. Even with mangaupdates stupidly renaming it to its Japanese name instead of the English translation of the name, under which it has always been released. Its definitely worth reading.
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Guilty Addiction   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by airichan
October 13th, 2009, 9:08am
I love this series, though by all accounts I shouldn't. The art is very nice and the characters (at least for me) are likeable. But there is very little in the way of plot. It's a bunch of individual, help the dasmel in distress moments loosely strung together by a highly unrealistic overlying premise. It's absurd really. But I can't get enough. I chomp at the bit for more releases. I follow it with unwavering dedication. I don't know. Maybe it's the chemistry between Maa-kun and Fumino. Maybe it's the wifey-cosplay. Maybe it's Maa-kun's sexy glasses and barely controlled yankee tendencies. Maybe I'm just a hopeless romantic. Whatever ever it is, it works for me, despite all its glaring faults.
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Very Cute   
Rating: N/A
by iitzHans
July 26th, 2009, 9:52pm
It just oozes love. It's pretty cute, the teacher is a total bishie and they looks good together. It annoys me when she acts all shy after the teacher "forces himself" on her (a hug = force.) but overall I can only say that it's a sweet series. My favorite parts must be the EVIL MAA-KUN bits. This manga is a quick read and I'm awaiting for more. I'm hoping that in the scanlations there will be a part where the mangaka introduces the teacher's parents.

To sum it up: Scandalous relationship but it's totally sweet as the sensi actually cares for his student.~
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sooo great!!   
Rating: N/A
by Usagi~Gurl
July 7th, 2009, 6:36pm
I think this manga is very cute!! I was a little displeased that the manga started off with them already married, I think it would have been better for them to have the whole first chapter explaining their current situation before the marriage thing. I'm still wondering why ojiro-sensei agreed to that out of the blue.

Also I found out that the mangaka is a guy!! I thought it was nearly impossible for a guy to create any other genre except shounen, hentai, or ecchi. But it seems there are a few exceptions. Not only is he devoting this entire manga to shojo romance but it's a really good one to boot!! If I haven't read the posts below, I would never have found that out!! Awesome!!
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exciting and anticipating!!   
Rating: N/A
by kyashi39
June 8th, 2009, 3:45pm
this is my own comment since I've read it from its "zero" chapter up to its "latest 9th" chapter...first of all i don't want to make other people who haven't read this to think that my sole comment/opinion about this series should be their basis for READING this manga, because NOT all of us have the same "taste-" for this kind of genre. lastly, i made this kind of statement before my comment for this manga so there'd be warning before anyone read my comment. XD

my comment: i really like this manga, because of its drawing, characters, simple yet attracting "atmosphere" & good flow of story (centers at their "secret" marriage as student-teacher)

the flow of the story might be "random" for some people, but for represents the "reality" of how life really flows wherein no one knows what will happen next.

the characters have their own "FLAWS" but not that "EXAGGERATED" compared to other manga-characters i've read

the drawing itself is clear and inviting/pleasing to the people's eyes, not too edgy not too random/unidentified

the concept of the story is simply unique, yet not unique if it will be based on existence of this type of relationship "married student-teacher" but in a sense that the "teacher-student relationship" is portrayed in a comical-romatic way of lifestyle) thus it gives the attracting "atmosphere" to its total packaging. XD
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