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Kyou no Kira-kun  
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Description
For one short year, helplessly awkward, cockatiel-toting Nino has to keep watch over class joker and next door 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)!

Type
Manga

Related Series
Kinkyori Renai (Main Story)

Associated Names
Anh bạn bí ẩn
Close to Heaven (German)
Closest Love to Heaven
Kira-kun Today
Kyo no Kira-kun
บันทึกหัวใจ ฝากไว้ที่เธอ
きょうのキラ君
今天的吉良同学
오늘의 키라군

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Latest Release(s)
v.9 c.32-35 (end) by Hirako Scans about 1 year ago
v.8 c.31 by Hirako Scans about 1 year ago
v.8 c.30 by Chibi Manga over 3 years ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
9 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (257 votes)
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Last Updated
January 18th 2021, 6:43am PST


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Year
2011

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Bessatsu Friend (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Kodansha USA (9 Vols - Complete; digital)

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Monthly Pos #1116 increased(+237)
3 Month Pos #1946 increased(+404)
6 Month Pos #3041 decreased(-1)
Year Pos #3154 increased(+373)

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On 597 wish lists
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A Mixed Bag.  
by Shellshock
October 10th, 2020, 1:09am
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
Kira-Kun today is the story about an incredibly shy girl who always has a parrot on her shoulder and about a Boy who gets everyone's attention. Both share a secret which in turn sort of connects them. The FMC's secret is that the Parrot can talk and is actually somewhat mature. Whilst the Boy will die in 1 year. So now you have 2 people who share a secret and in turn both people changing each other due to this connection.

Now the FMC is the classic 0 friends, no social skills type heroine. Totally never been done before. Now as you'd expect she hides her face using her hair and when she does show her face (pretty early on) she is like the most beautiful person to date. I think the author was going for a contrast of ugly and beautiful. kinda like an ugly duckling story. But honestly its just down without real passion. Like i didn't enjoy the turning into beautiful swan story that much. Like it was done pretty poorly and too quickly. At the same time i was actually upset we couldn't see her face in the beginning I originally thought the author was going for a self insert by not giving her a face. So you know it happened, its over, im glad we are moving on.

Now this is gonna blow your mind. But the MMC is actually kind of an asshole. I know completely original. I think this is the first Shoujo series to ever pull the asshole boyfriend trope. He's also living right next to the FMC. Crazy i know. I do like the reasoning they gave for assholeness though. I mean if you had only 1 year to live you'll do whatever you want too. The MMC is also a bit of a crybaby. I was pretty shocked about this actually. Like he cries alot.... a little too much. Like im not gonna pretend i eat glass or spit or something in my free time but honestly him crying so much actually kinda pulled the series down. Like when he did cry to stuff that you would also want to cry it doesn't have the same effect because he cries all the damn time. This becomes more of an annoying trait than anything else tbh.

The 2 main issue that this series had was probably the friendship between the MMC and the generic bad guy who is upset that the MMC isn't an asshole anymore. I actually remember the generic bad guy's name Yabe. Its a problem because Yabe obsession with the MMC gets really odd. Its one thing to do it for comedic purposes but its another to make there friendship borderline Gay. Im not gonna pretend that Naruto and Saskue bromance is the best in all of manga but it got the job done and kishimoto who wrote it I felt did an excellent job making them feel like best friends. In here Yabe and the MMC relationship feels more like what a yaoi fanatic thinks male friendship works. The 2nd major issue was the illness that the MMC had. I did not care man. They tried to pull the sad shit card and it had no effect. Its really sad too because its one of the major focuses in the series as a whole. There was also love traingles and bad comedic timings. But overall they weren't that much of an issue. Some of them were pretty fucking hillarious though. Soy sauce made me say lol outloud.

What i liked about the series was the romance though, which as you'd expect is pretty important in a romance story. The romance didn't just get the job done. But it was actually much much better than i'd expected. Look at any of the girl and boy blushing for each other you can literally see the love written all over there faces. The author does such an excellent job of making the character be in love. This is of course partially due to the artstyle though. Which really brings out the happiness and love the characters have. Honestly i can talk about the blushing faces for hours. I will say i liked the Heroine's love face more but maybe its cuz im a guy so my opinion might be a bit more skewed on this one.

Another thing i liked was the talking parrot. That parrot is my spirit animal. Its quite hilarious how this series has 1000 human characters and 1 bird character the parrot ends up being the most relatable thing in the series. I liked it when the parrot was observing and his inner thoughts. Who was just like *don't you pussy out*. *just kiss him you dofus*. **FFS**. These thoughts were really the highlight of the series involving the parrot. Now i don't like how they revealed how he can talk. but you know i considered it a minor issue anyway.
I didn't like it when he was cockblocking though. That was also annoying.

The ending was decent though. It wasn't rushed or anything, i just didn't like how it all resolved. I did like the *ending ending* or the last chapter as it were. It got the job done but you'd still expect something more.

TLDR: Good Romance and chemistry between the main characters and parrot but honestly this doesn't really do anything. The ending shoud've been better, If you really have nothing else to read i guess you can check this out. 5/10
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neither overwhelmingly sentimental nor shallow  
by kawasaki
August 20th, 2019, 2:48am
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
This was a good read: neither overwhelmingly sentimental nor shallow. Although it has a rather dark and heavy story it makes its way quite lightly without making you got depressed through to the end. I like it.
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Absolutely painstakingly heartwarming  
by Bebe~
October 13th, 2014, 11:37am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
AHHH, THE FEELS... every chapter gives a pang to your heart...how 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...  
by ChildofSecrets
January 26th, 2014, 10:20pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
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  
by ishitagupta
January 21st, 2014, 1:11am
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
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...  
by boo-bop
January 20th, 2014, 5:33pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
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!!  
by sandymanga
October 15th, 2013, 5:09am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
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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Good.  
by Pinky Poison
May 30th, 2013, 6:11pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
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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xD  
by animelover1477
September 1st, 2012, 1:45pm
Rating: N/A
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  
by kleeny
March 21st, 2012, 11:50am
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
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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