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Kodomo no Jikan  
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Daisuke is a 23 year-old new schoolteacher. He ends up being put in charge of a 3rd grade elementary school class since the previous teacher quit, and in that class there's a girl who's quite a troublemaker--Rin Kokonoe. You could call her a masegaki (used to describe a kid that acts more like an adult in some ways), and she's also part tsundere (though more dere than tsun).


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Associated Names
Детское время
A Child's Time

Groups Scanlating
Akatsuki Manga
Biri Biri

Latest Release(s)
c.93 (end) by SaHa over 4 years ago
c.92 by SaHa over 4 years ago
c.91 by SaHa over 5 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 (TV series); Vol 2, Chap 10 (OVA)
Ends at Vol 4, Chap 28 (OVA, second season)

User Reviews
Kodomo no Jikan by llavar1
Kodomo no Jikan by Master_M2K

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (1037 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.25 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 22nd 2018, 9:21pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Comic High! (Futabasha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Digital Manga (ongoing?)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #394 increased(+48)
Monthly Pos #574 increased(+15)
3 Month Pos #646 increased(+1)
6 Month Pos #664 decreased(-112)
Year Pos #517 decreased(-23)

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On 2443 reading lists
On 909 wish lists
On 1409 completed lists
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Forum Posts
Read this before criticizing. 9 months ago
What did you think of the ending? (Spoilers) over 3 years ago
Kodomo no Jikan to End Soon but has Anime in the Works over 5 years ago
umm isn't this manga kinda for pedophile? over 7 years ago
WoW!. ... Never read a Manga like this... over 7 years ago

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Only disgusting   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
May 28th, 2013, 11:39am
Here is a encyclopedia dramatica quote to sum up my feelings: "Kodomo no Jikan (translation: "A Child's Time") is a spank-fest followed religiously by the likes of respectable gentlemen who lurk on 4chan and 2chan, parading itself around as a proper anime and manga series." Their article is beyond good. Banned on tvtropes, rejected for publishing in America and a lolicon porn-group translated it... It made me nauseous while reading and i just looked at it because the scandal around it it. The ending is further just wrong and immoral/illegal so stay away as the manga is just child porn and not a drama/romance at all. Read the reviewed Naisho no Tsubomi (8/10) instead.

And something i wrote in a MU forum: XXX and XXX are right an all counts (Usagi Drop's second half isn't the best but hardly "pedo") and Miman Renai (8/10) is how you do it. Comic High! is secondly infamous for printing out of control borderline-H so look them up if you dare and the (female) author (actually nothing special in the loli/hentai market) drew only fanservice nonsense before/after. Love it, hate it or whatever but can we please bury this now as there is even a competitor i won't name that is making the rounds but this time i learned to run for the hills.
I work with children at my library near daily so if someone forced the manga on me now i would have a total meltdown and it is the 3rd worst long form non-porn publication to me. Read/watch Lolita to see how to do such a story the right way and i never had problem with the sex/rape scenes in Bersek, Suicide Island, Wolfsmund and so on towards sometimes even younger children so i may be all sorts of thing but a prude i am not.

... Last updated on May 15th, 2015, 7:26am
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Great Manga   
Rating: N/A
by Hatesu
February 22nd, 2013, 5:28am
I was really impressed with this manga. Excellent story and char development, kept me entertained with funny jokes and play on words, but also with a much deeper meaning behind it all. Don't let the negative comments dissuade you, you will be missing out on an excellent manga. I can't say it enough, I had a lot of fun with this one.
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The end changes everything   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by juij
August 19th, 2012, 6:48pm
I liked the manga when it was about a teacher troubled because of a confused girll with serious problems at home, all about sensitivity i said...

The end changed it all, i'm not going to spoil you, but i needed to change my coment to say i'm dissapointed. There's no sensitivity anywhere now sad

What a letdown.

... Last updated on May 28th, 2013, 3:02pm
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Oh it's offensive!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by charsiewpau
August 19th, 2012, 9:00am
Reading the comments of some put off by the theme, It seems that apparently elementary teachers never get tempted, and kids don't experiment with their bodies.

A daring theme in this manga indeed. Somehow I'm getting the vibe that the teacher will turn into a full blown pedo and get jailed after. It would definitely be interesting to see if the apparently 'pure motives' of the teacher get twisted after repeated seduction attempts. Then again, I've read far enough to realize the author is going on a roundabout way of explaining love, not sexual love, but love for a fellow human being/child.

It also deals with the question:
Where is the line of showing affection for a child begin and when does it begin to be considered over the top? Will hugs be considered an act of sexual harrasment? If the kid kisses the teacher innocently, must it be a 'dirty' act? Will dads be barred from hugging their daughters or mothers from hugging their sons because it may invoke feelings of passion? Just because there are a few pedophiles who can't differentiate between mature love and child love, we should henceforth ban all kinds of contact between genders just because they 'may' lead to promiscuity?

In this story, the kids are growing into pubescence, and are having crushes on the teacher/each other, coupled with the fact that they started finding out about sex from various sources, and are still unclear about what's acceptable and what is not.

The adults are trying to set a better example, but are also ridden with the problem of how to explain 'love' to children, and how that it doesn't necessarily involve sex, when it's a love between parent and child, or love between a child and a mentor (in this case, the teacher)

The author being a woman, and most of the readers don't get the point of the story, but lambasts it because it shows sexy kids, which shouldn't necessarily provoke any sort of sexual response or embarassment in the first place, unless they are tempted themselves. What next? Dads can't change diapers for their infant daughter because it involves the dad touching/seeing female genetalia upclose? *facepalm*

... Last updated on August 19th, 2012, 10:41pm
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by tylersmallwo
June 28th, 2012, 12:42pm
Maybe its cause I'm from North America and in NA everything about this manga screams Taboo. But its interesting to see a situation that could not and should not ever happen. Though it would be nice to not have to see little girls pose nude every other page
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there's more to it   
Rating: N/A
by CookeeS
June 7th, 2012, 2:06am
people get turned off by the sole idea its love between a 3rd grader and a 23 year old. western society say "loli can influence paedophilia" yet they mass produce movies with sex scenes where we can also argue "sex can influence rapists". be open minded and you might understand from this manga that society has a biased view on some meaningful produce.
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Not for those who can't keep a open mind   
Rating: N/A
by kowoyoshi
March 9th, 2012, 5:46pm
Do not listen to the haters, this is a well put together story far from the best but is pretty damn good however the subject matter is not for everyone and its only for those that can keep a mind mind about it, Most of the low raters, do not like the content and are just proving to be arrogant do not follow their flow, like I said this is not for everyone but its still a pretty deceit story even with the loli content and ecchi.
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Under the ecchi, a good story   
Rating: N/A
by slouchking
February 8th, 2012, 8:37am
The relationship between the male protagonist and the girls reminds me of Zettai Karen Children(recommended), where both guys are sort of a father figure and trying to help them become proper adults, while trying not to fall in love with one of them, and fending off a pervert. Actually they could be carbon copies. the story itself is pretty good, i half expected this to turn into a bad hentai.But it deals more with the emotional aspect than just the physical. Also glad they didnt turn reiji into some fullblown nutjob, hes a bit twisted but just needs a guiding hand like kokonoe. Definitely looking forward to see how this ends. For now I give it a 7, and an 8 if it has a solid ending
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Cute Story, Still Sickening, Don't read it.   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by higharcana13
February 6th, 2012, 1:41pm
I found out about Kodomo no Jikan through tvtropes, when I was browsing the website one bored summer day. I'm not into lolicon, and I thought that the series was more like a gag comedy with tons of fanservice and dick jokes. And for a while, that's what it was. So at first, I thought that it was funny....then sickening....then interesting....and then sickening. The first couple of volumes didn't really have a story, and it was mostly just overly detailed loli pics of a bunch little, little girls in disturbingly sexual situations. *Disturbingly*. But I kept reading on recommendations that it "gets better". There's "character development" and the story "comes together". And they were right, it does.

And it was horrifying. I understand that this is a "love" story, but it's not cute or touching or anything like that. Think about it. Throughout the entire manga series, Rin Kokonoe goes about doing things like pulling her panties down and making references to her teacher's dick, putting phallic symbols in her mouth, forcing her teacher to touch her sexually, making references to his sex life, etc etc. Dear god, she's NOT EVEN A TEENAGER. And what's worse is that instead of her teacher reporting her IMMEDIATELY, he simply GOES ALONG WITH IT, on the pretense that he's "trying to help her". He might reject to her actions and pretend to not like them, but he simply allows her to continue sexually harassing him. What the actual fuck? If he wants to help his student, he needs to report her and have her checked out by a child psychiatrist. He needs to talk to the other students and faculty about her behavior. He should have stopped that shit from day ONE.

And it gets "worse". He actually admits in the later volumes that he's "fallen in love with her". With his 9 or so year old grade student. And then starts spewing some bullshit that he fell in love with her because of "who she is" and not her "Age" which means that he's not a pedophile. That's how he rationalizes his feelings for a 9 year old girl. Because apparently, Rin, at 9 years old, has such a stunning personality (never mind her tendency to act like a desperate whore) that he can look past her tiny age and body.....and then the next couple of pages will feature pictures of Rin in very sexual situations, for the sake of fanservice. What the shit.

TL;DR, Don't read it. Seriously. It's just softcore porn and a stupid and fake relationship between a little girl and her 20 something teacher who ends up falling in love with her.
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Unexpectedly literary   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by zimzimbadabim
November 26th, 2011, 12:57am
Don't get me wrong; the main story is good and worth the read but alone, gets only a seven from me. It's how he weaves the romance between the four teachers into the lives of the students that makes me give this a nine. It is a wonderfully captivating story that focuses on the psychology of each major character and blends them beautifully. The reason this doesen't have a ten from me is because the story is so good that I HATE how he takes breaks for fan-service. It feels like watching the greatest movie ever but with a distracting person in front of you. Most of the fan-service actually does blend well and have it's place, but there are those few uncalled for moments. Overall, this is a fantastic manga that any boy or girl of the appropriate age should should consider reading.
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