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Kyou no Kira-kun  
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For one short year, haplessly awkward, cockatiel-toting Nino has to keep watch over class joker and nextdoor neighbor, Kira-kun. Can Kira-kun—who harbors a terrible secret—find it in himself to open up and learn something new from Nino, or will she be consumed by his world? Find out in this touching tale of two fates that intertwine to become the “closest love to Heaven”—the latest from Rin Mikimoto (Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight, Love's Reach)!


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Associated Names
Close to Heaven (German)
Closest Love to Heaven
Kira-kun Today
Kyo no Kira-kun
บันทึกหัวใจ ฝากไว้ที่เธอ
오늘의 키라군

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Latest Release(s)
v.8 c.30 by Chibi Manga about 1 year ago
v.8 c.29 by Chibi Manga about 1 year ago
v.8 c.28 by Chibi Manga over 2 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
9 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (225 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.16 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 15th 2019, 4:41pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Bessatsu Friend (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Kodansha USA (3 Vols - Ongoing; digital)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #432 increased(+157)
Monthly Pos #1051 increased(+181)
3 Month Pos #1389 increased(+226)
6 Month Pos #1854 decreased(-38)
Year Pos #1905 decreased(-283)

List Stats
On 1422 reading lists
On 578 wish lists
On 165 completed lists
On 47 unfinished lists
On 324 custom lists

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Absolutely painstakingly heartwarming   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Bebe~
October 13th, 2014, 11:37am
AHHH, THE FEELS... every chapter gives a pang to your does the mangaka do it!? This is one of my most favorite puppy-loving, highschool manga everrrr <3 Kira is obviously a bad boy (or WAS one) but it's cute to see him cry! (cry baby bad boy haha) and Nino is just absolutely adorable. She can do no wrong. I can't wait to read more!
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; n ; Too Sweet...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by ChildofSecrets
January 26th, 2014, 10:20pm
I don't even know why I'm crying. Tears are welling up and nothing sad is even happening. There is something wrong with me. But seriously, this is the sweetest thing I've read in a long time. Nino is a cute little quirky girl full of pure intentions and affection (though sometimes a little too naive). While this would otherwise be a typical fluffy shoujo, the plot's much heavier concept of impending death brings more originality and depth. It's also a little less predictable in terms of romance what will come of the main characters involved because the consequences are more tragic. Despite this, it is a very optimistic and up-beat read filled with happiness. Will be thoroughly enjoying this one!
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Art and story direction seems nice so far   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by ishitagupta
January 21st, 2014, 1:11am
I thoroughly enjoyed what's been scanlated of Kinkyori Renai and I'm very keen on gobbling down this title, but I'm really not sure about the direction various secondary characters are about to take and how it will affect the leads' relationship. I know that's part of a good story, you learn something with every couple of chapters, but the mystery which isn't being resolved linearly (about Kira X School Nurse, and the history with his troublesome former classmate) is sort of getting on my nerves right now. Wish it would get scanlated a bit quicker! ^^
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;A; adorable...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by boo-bop
January 20th, 2014, 5:33pm
So cute... I don't know why I'm doing this to myself. But I can't stop now. I feel like this is going to be The Fault in Our Stars all over again.
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Sooo sweet!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sandymanga
October 15th, 2013, 5:09am
I don't know what I was expecting, but it wasn't something so good. I'm in love with the 5 chapters that are translated to english. I wish Chibi Manga to continue with this proyect. I want to keep reading and to discover more of this story! =)
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Pinky Poison
May 30th, 2013, 6:11pm
Kay, I'm not into tragedy very much to be honest, but this story is amazingly cute and unpredictable. However, I really hope there will not be a sad ending like every dramatic tragedy. I understand it would be more realistic that way, but I don't want neither of the main characters to get hurt at all since this is still a shoujo manga. Like the time I read "I give my first love to you"'s last chapter, I actually cried like crazy. Sighs. I really don't wanna read N volumes just to see a sad ending, things like that.
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Rating: N/A
by animelover1477
September 1st, 2012, 1:45pm
It is soo good , with some sadness in it and funny parts in it
i really like it
chapter 2 was really funny
kira and his tears bigrazz
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interesting point: tragedy   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by kleeny
March 21st, 2012, 11:50am
This manga is really great! At the end of chapter one, it confirmed you it's a tragedy manga.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Kira, the main guy, is going to die in one year
I thought this is quite interesting, it's not really common but the characters have a goal in mind, to enjoy life as much as they can. If you take out the tragedy theme, it would be your typical school life romance manga. Nevertheless, I would still read it because the drawing is amazingly cute. The main girl, Nino, is not the usual cry baby and Kira is quite a good guy even though he's a yankee. It's a really cute and touching story!
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unrequited love and tragedy   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by 1122shadows
January 30th, 2012, 7:10pm
Nino plays the "fairy godmother" to her neighbor Kira who is also a classmate that she previously had never spoken to. Kira is the popular guy that has a secret that Nino wants to in doing so, she develops a tight friendship with him and his dependence on her is touching. Since this is listed as a tragedy, it's obvious what Kira's secret is. On the otherhand, Nino is reminding me more and more of the little mermaid as she gets closer to Kira. Since I hate unrequited love stories, I'm going to stop reading but I still recommend this to anyone who is looking for a different kind of shoujo because it's touching how Kira is vulnerable only with Nino.

... Last updated on January 30th, 2012, 7:14pm
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