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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

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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?

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User Reviews

3 topics, 22 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (622 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 #421 increased(+81)
Monthly Pos #607 increased(+48)
3 Month Pos #742 decreased(-35)
6 Month Pos #739 decreased(-57)
Year Pos #705 decreased(-54)

List Stats
On 2014 reading lists
On 1077 wish lists
On 816 completed lists
On 228 unfinished lists
On 475 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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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by born2shop
November 14th, 2011, 5:32pm
I absolutely adore this series!! It never fails to make to lol =] My favorite character by far has to be Naka, she might be a little dim witted, but she is soo cute and funny. I just can't wait for Naka and Umi to mature into the characters I have a feeling they'll be >.<

It's finally over and I couldn't be any happier. Naka and Umi are too cute. And they grew just the way I imagined. Of course some things never change haha but this was really lovely. This wasn't just about romance and self growth, but I loved the friendship depicted. It's awesome knowing that you have great group of people who'll always have your back =D

... Last updated on February 6th, 2013, 11:35am
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Lovely, awesome series   
Rating: N/A
by DorkFishOK
August 13th, 2011, 1:54pm
Despite what the person below me says, this series is absolutely wonderful. It's hilarious, silly and incredibly sweet. The love between Naka and Umi is so cute. Even though he's a bit temperamental, what he feels for Naka makes me sigh with longing... ahhhh..... *sighs* lol at times their love is very tender, because
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
as Umi grows as a man, his feelings start to grow. I love the chapter where it begins with Naka describing how Umi seems almost frail and slender and yet when she really looks at his body, she sees how he's growing into a man, and Umi also feels that way about her.
It's just so freaking cute!!! ARGH so... so cute!
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by TheAlmighty
May 25th, 2009, 4:23am
One of the cutest manga that I actually like. It is just adorable and the dynamic between all the characters is just sweet.
Really the comedy is different from Skip Beat, but this one just makes you think 'awww such a stupid couple' the whole way through.
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Charming Junkie   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Orika
April 1st, 2007, 10:44am
I LOVE Naka and Umi! And our "nature wave" (Tsutsumi-kun)! This manga is so funny, that I have to laugh a lot by reading that manga! It´s too funny... the temperament of Naka and (male) Umi is unequalled. Haaah... I want more from Umi and Naka! The fashion is in every volume similar, but that´s only the own style of Fukuyama-sensei, I think. And I like her clothes! When I read the 3rd volume for the first time, my heart began to beat, when Umi said to Tsuda-san, that he loves Naka... I never thought, that he realise his love for Naka so quick. I thought, he needs a longer time... this baka (sorry Umi). Naka is a very... unique person... I think... But I LOVE her!!! At the beginning of the story I HATE Tsutsumi, but now, I think, he´s quite ok... And: Ican´t explain, but I like Chihiro Akiyama(volume 3)... I dislike Aza Nagafuji... sorry. I love that manga, simply. You MUST read it, if you didn´t do that! Please! I love Umi. *UMI FOR EVER*
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It was Good :)   
Rating: N/A
by Asahi
January 14th, 2013, 5:20am
Well, I'm a fan of gender bender manga and I sure do like this series, in fact I follow this series since volume 1 till 16 when it's released in my country and that took me years xD no regret though! This manga is funny, especially Naka. I mean LOL her expression xD

I like to see how Umi grows up. How he was actually feels insecure ... smile I also like to see Naka grows into a prettier girl she already is <3

I give it a 8.5 out of 10 because... I don't remember all of the storyline. lol xD but there were some parts that I kind of confused (idk why D: maybe i wasn't focusing enough on reading ? hehe) but after I re-read I might change it to a higher one! ^^

It's recommended to read, especially if you like manga with the characters keeping secret and all (like me~!!)
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by vennven
July 6th, 2014, 6:00am
I luv this one!
Found it cute at first, but the middle till the end, the story just grew up perfectly.
And yes of course a nice ending.
I'm in love with this series and other work from Ryoko Fukuyama not disappointing at all! :3
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too long   
Rating: N/A
by password99
November 6th, 2011, 5:08am
at first this story was like aww so cute!
but then it started to just drag on......and on........and on....until i dropped it

the story gets kinda lost somewhere in the middle
it doesn't even focus on the main characters after a while

... Last updated on November 6th, 2011, 5:08am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Gracia
June 10th, 2008, 6:18am
Well, i read these books recently, and i DO FALL IN LOVE with them..
For Naka & Umi are lovely and adorable persons, and i do love the whole stories..
Totally funny and flew my stresses away, bigrazz
i love your drawing too...

I can't wait for the next book, since in Indonesia it's still no 10..

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Love it! <3   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lil_azNdreamer
March 21st, 2008, 7:48pm
Its a really good story, great in fact. The relationship between umi and naka is so hilarious. OH i love the scene when he gets jealous biggrin Its a must read. Ur life will never be the same after u read it....ahaha well thats an exaggeration but i really recommend it.
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Rating: N/A
by Acetheprince
July 6th, 2013, 12:17pm
I have just complete reading it
and what can I say, it is simply amazing I LIKE EVERY COUPLE IN THIS MANGA
Spoiler Alert :
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Umi and naka are cute , but Ichigo and chi were so cuuuute and Iku and Mihane were awesome I specially was sad at chi's love to mihane *sorry I do not know if her name is right or not*

anyway you must read it and you will understand me
The End :
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
The last chapter was so cute seeing the growing up Umi and seeing Iku and mihane getting married is just way too awesome

over all it is a perfect manga
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