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Gokinjo Monogatari  
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Ever since he was small, all the girls in the neighborhood have fawned over Tsutomu Yamaguchi, whose name came from a song and whose adorable face closely resembles the monkey character Monchichi's. Even back then, it was enough to make his friend and neighbor Mikako sick. Now that he's a little more grown, Tsutomu looks like the lead vocalist of Manbou, Ken Nakagawa (Midori friend/boyfriend from Tenshi Nanka Ja Nai; we meet main characters from Tenshi on market/fest), and that makes him even more popular with the ladies. But Mikako--now a trendy teen with modern sensibilities--couldn't care less. Or could she...? Gokinjo Monogatari is a sharp-witted and stylish slice-of-life story!

Continuation (after years) in Paradise Kiss.


Related Series
Paradise Kiss (Spin-Off)
Tenshi Nanka ja Nai (Adapted From)

Associated Names
Anh chàng hàng xóm
Neighborhood Story

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Latest Release(s)
v.7 c.33 (end) by ShoujoMagic over 11 years ago
v.7 c.32 by ShoujoMagic over 11 years ago
v.7 c.31 by ShoujoMagic over 11 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Tankoubon - Complete)
4 Volumes (Bunkoban - Complete)
5 Volumes (Kanzenban - Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews
Gokinjo Monogatari by Master_M2K


User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (377 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.16 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 14th 2017, 3:46pm PST



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Original Publisher
Shueisha (2005)

Serialized In (magazine)
Ribon (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #705 increased(+21)
Monthly Pos #1263 increased(+36)
3 Month Pos #2077 increased(+177)
6 Month Pos #2226 increased(+324)
Year Pos #2664 increased(+66)

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On 275 reading lists
On 557 wish lists
On 1163 completed lists
On 77 unfinished lists
On 270 custom lists

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No regrets (:   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dreamit.
July 10th, 2008, 4:42pm
At first i was hesitant to read this manga b\c Paradise kiss was.. well, not tht good.
But now, i have no regrets =).
The art is unique and you'll get use to it ^_^. The story is really well done and the character development is superb!
Everything is resolved and doesn't leave you hanging (like other shoujo manga's) and it explains everything so you won't be confused. It is a story about following your dreams, friendship and Love. One of the best shoujo/romance manga's i've ever read.
Highly Recommended.<3
Ending was really well done too
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They should make another manga on miwako and her 2 childhood boys ;) tht woulda been crazy. haha talk about love triangle hahhaha. I really liked how in the end, everyone is married, has a child and living happily. Especially Mikako and Tsutomu, how she's having a child and der married. haha really great ending!
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As expected of Yawaza   
Rating: 8.7 / 10.0
by Twilight_Moon
April 5th, 2008, 4:43pm
This is probably one of the best shoujos out there. Since I already read ParaKiss, it was interesting seeing Mikako start her career as a designer. The art is beautiful, fashionable and unique. But then again this is Yawaza's work.

The characters and their relationships were developed in a realistic way. They are flawed and have imperfect personalities. The manga goes on to show how love may affect your decisions. But, I just loved Parakiss so much more... Maybe because it was a josei and showed more of the painful reality.

The ending of Gokinjo Monogatari was good, it was happy. Maybe overly joyful with no angst.. but this is a shoujo. It was good for a shoujo.

... Last updated on April 10th, 2008, 3:20pm
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by aquamarinecharlotte
November 22nd, 2007, 5:04pm
i love the art, it's very charming and unique, the fact that no one else draws the same makes it more fun like ouran high school host club, or even lovely complex!
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Mini Review of Sorts   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by HCB
October 7th, 2007, 4:32pm
Any shoujo manga connoisseur would give this two thumbs up! The mangaka put a lot of effort into costume design for every character. Styles run the gamut, from loli to punk, and each of them is well executed. You'd probably take a second glance at some of the clothes in here. Story-wise... it's engaging, and it's sure to draw you in. biggrin
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Gokinjo Monogatari- Kiss the boy next door   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Orika
May 17th, 2007, 6:48am
It's a so good manga! The art is... Yazawa-like. The story is funny, sad, romantic, serious, realistic etc. I'm a fan of MIKAKO and TSUTOMU! (And Noriji, of course!) I like all characters! Really, ALL!
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Rating: N/A
by fluffyang
March 14th, 2007, 8:00am
it's one of the rare, best of the best reads you can ever find out there..for a manga series almost 11 years old, the art is supreme and I got blown away. The plot may come off draggy at first, but it gets better as it gets on. Packed with the right amount of everything; humour, romance and drama, what more could you ask for?
The characters are lovable and unforgettable too..I yearn for more! The cover art is really disastrous though, please don't judge from it. I guess the story fits perfectly with Mikako's little sister following her roots of design; growing up to become part of the fashion design team in Parakiss..with a fraction of her love life in there..!
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I *Love* it.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by same
October 8th, 2006, 10:31am
Yeah, it's even better than ParaKiss.
The story is lovely, the character are so *real*, I really loved all of them and I felt like crying a lot of times.
10/10, one of my favourites mangas.
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This is better then para kiss   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by 2H
September 10th, 2006, 8:58am
I thought this would be worse then Paradise kiss, cause ParaKiss was very good not to and its also newer, but when I read this I found out that this is way better. This is deffinitly a good read.
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