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Nousatsu Junkie  
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From Tokyopop:

Naka is an aspiring young model with a problem: her face tenses up into a terrifying spectacle whenever she gets nervous on photo shoots! Naka's rival is Umi, the hottest model at their agency. But Naka soon discovers Umi's secret--and hilarity ensues behind the cameras!


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Associated Names
Charming Junkie
Junkie quyến rũ
Nosatsu Junkie

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
v.15 c.80 by Charming Scanlators over 5 years ago
v.15 c.79 by Charming Scanlators over 5 years ago
v.14 c.78 by Charming Scanlators over 5 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
16 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews

3 topics, 22 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (625 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.31 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 30th 2016, 2:27pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)
The Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
TokyoPop (6 Volumes - Defunct)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #536 decreased(-42)
Monthly Pos #716 decreased(-15)
3 Month Pos #788 decreased(-81)
6 Month Pos #757 decreased(-25)
Year Pos #700 decreased(-49)

List Stats
On 2014 reading lists
On 1079 wish lists
On 818 completed lists
On 228 unfinished lists
On 474 custom lists

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Forum Posts
who said that nosatsu junkie is discontinued in tokyopop??? over 6 years ago
charming jubnkie "nosatsu junkie" is backkkk!!XDD over 8 years ago
great over 9 years ago

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by BlushJamz
November 26th, 2008, 1:04pm
One of the best manga series i've read XDD
This is the only manga that i bothered to buy and actually collect biggrin
but now tokyopop dropped it X[
The art and stuff are really cute especially them model pictures usually at the start of each chapter. :3
Funny and interesting plot. love itt. (:
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Be patient and you won't regret it :))   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by misc
September 23rd, 2010, 10:30pm
Wow, how should I say this...
This manga is just really good you know!! Definitely a MUST TRY!!
Although I have to say that the plotting and the drawing at the beginning wasn't really neat. I mean, there were some characters that were left out after a few first chapters, but if you just continue to read, it gets better, like really really better!
I spent my whole school night a year ago when I came across this series, and I didn't sleep a wink that night! I suddenly realized when it was already 5h30 in the morning and forcefully had to turn off the computer to get to school, haha XD
It's been a year already, and I'm still keeping in track all the new chapters released, though I hope they would be released more often XD
I intended to rate a 9/10, but the lastest chapters just made up for the faults and I'm gonna go for a whole 10!
PS: Love Ryoko Fukuyama sensei!! biggrin
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Totally worth a Read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by momoangel
December 23rd, 2008, 5:22am
this manga is hilarous, the things that happen between naka and umi are totally hilarous. i read up to vol 14 in chinese and the development of the main and side characters are really good!!!!!!

... Last updated on December 23rd, 2008, 5:31am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by tingster7
January 10th, 2010, 5:33pm
I love this series! It's really fun to read, and the art is well drawn too >< I think this the the best "gender bender" that's been drawn. This author knows how to draw the same person as both a guy and a girl, which is better than any other mangaka has done. The hair length and the figure never changes, and you can always see the Umi girl as the Umi guy or vice versa.
Plus, I think the plot is very unique, with very original characters. Naka is so pretty, yet her facial expressions can always make you laugh out loud. I love her habits of whenever she's stressed she's up against the wall, and her family too XD

Anyways, highly recommend this manga because it's so sweet yet funny and orginal!

P.S I just looove how much they love each other! It's sooo cute ><

... Last updated on May 31st, 2010, 4:16pm
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a bit addictive   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by asianromance
September 9th, 2008, 12:18pm
Not one of my top 20 faves, but if it keeps on getting better, it might as well be. It is a fun manga with a little drop of seriousness that adds some depth. It really gets into the world of modeling and, unlike other cross-dressing model-celeb manga, explores how short the celebrity lifespan of a model can be- especially if you're a guy dressing as a girl. The heroine is also strong and loyal. And the hero's inner demon-like nature causes a lot of laughs.
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funny and wonderful.   
Rating: N/A
by CiellavonNightmare
April 1st, 2012, 4:58am
i got hooked up on this a few years back after seeing it on a bookshop. i waited patiently for the scans and it`s 3 years now and it never disappointed me. there are times when it`s kinda boring esp. the parts of the side characters` past and everyhting but c`mon. Naka`s expressions, Umi`s cuteness and just the really cute and irresistible love story? They make my day no matter how glum or pissed I am. The art is really reallllllly awesome (though at times I forget who is who) but still! wonderful read. Gender bender comedy that`s outside your typical 'all boys school' plots.
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loving it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by LiitoJ
September 24th, 2011, 11:03am
i got the manga books from volume 1 - 6 but it's a shame tokyopop is closed down and not releasing anymore manga books sad

i'm rereading my manga books before reading onto volume 7 and onwards so i don't know anything beyond volume 6.

i love this series. the art is cute, the comedy is hilarious and Naka especially with her weird poses when she's upset like how she leans on the wall or she's suddenly on the ground crouching over haha.

the only thing that got me confused is how her Mum AND Dad has the same genetic face thing LOL. i was trying to work out how they managed to meet each other with the same condition. if it explains in the story then i guess i'll read and get to it when i have the time. i really hope the mangaka has explained it somewhere!

but yeah, overall, it's a great read and the characters are funny in their own way smile

... Last updated on September 24th, 2011, 11:06am
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Oh-ho-ho I lurve it :3 <3!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by LaLaLinzo
September 4th, 2011, 8:24pm
I forgot about this series, because it's taken so long to scan (it is a long series xD)


C: But this manga is absolutely great!
The main character= HILARIOUS. C: She's misunderstood, but a strong, funny, and cute character (cute as in awwwww she's troubled?! AWWW CUTE ((I know I sound like an s right now XD)) C smile
The main lead is awesome. You don't get tired of her, you understand her, and for me, I can RELATE to her! biggrin Makes the story that much better!<3 (WOOT)
And the guy...

but that's good! xD! Because of those (the main leads) personalities, they make SUCH AN AWESOME PAIR. The story they create together is so interesting, and I love reading it! I was never bored with a single chapter of this manga c:.

AND NOW that more chapters (a LOT more) have been scanlated,

Anyway, beside my rather-bad-explanation.
This manga is awesome c:.
I love the characters, the plot line, and what happens in the story ^^

So , it is a must READ!

(yay) c: read!

- - - - - - - - - - - - (after having started to re-read...) - - - - - - - - - -

I was right! I missed this manga, and I love it ^^! I am only to volume 2, but I'll hopefully catch up in a few days. >:} SO CUTEE.
I love this manga.
*Adorable characters (which I have to say, Umi isn't actually a tsundere (..YET x3), but more of an S :L )
*Good PLOT
*Exciting occurrences.


This is to long.
xD I love it.
That's all there is to it, 'kay?


... Last updated on September 4th, 2011, 9:51pm
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A must READ!   
Rating: N/A
by silverdezz
May 30th, 2009, 10:12pm
Though I haven't finish yet, I find it's excellent already
Very sweet and passionate
Dont' be fool about the age this story start (14..)
They will grow older so it's cool with me
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dreamit.
March 19th, 2013, 12:01pm
Where do I start....
Okay so this manga is about 16 volumes which seems really long but seriously, if you just be patient and keep reading, i guarantee you won't regret it. Personally, I loved this manga right when I started reading Volume 1. It's hilarious, the characters are so strong and pure and the plot really got to me. You really see the whole concept of "hard work always pays off in the end." There's definitely a lot of character growth in all the characters! I love the relationship between Umi and Naka and how it isn't so rushed nor is it too slow. I love the potential Umi and Naka had in the beginning and how they kept going and stayed strong no matter what anybody said or did all because they had each other. That's probably the biggest thing I loved about this manga.. how they were there for each other no matter what as friends, lovers, workers, classmates. You really see "forever" in their relationship and that's something you rarely find. And lastly, I love how they grew up together and you can really see it as you keep reading. They go from kids to puberty to grown ups.
Highly Recommended, it was absolutely amazing.
Keep reading, you won't regret it.

The Ending:
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Perfect! I LOVE how they show everyone 3 years later.. Umi and Naka at 18 years old and at the top for modelling! Everyone being so successful and happy and loved. It really wrapped up nicely and I couldn't have asked for a better ending, it was perfect.

All in all, 10/10! Perfect Story and Perfect Ending.
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