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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

9 topics, 114 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (1036 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 #373 increased(+69)
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 909 wish 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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Deep, very interesting story   
Rating: N/A
by debbiejedigirl
May 12th, 2010, 9:06pm
I saw the great reviews this story was getting and decided to take a look. I just finished reading up to the latest relase and there are a couple of things I must say. First of all, THIS IS NOT A LOLICON!!! I can't stress that point enough. It does have some lolicon elements and child related fanservice but it is not a lolicon. There is a lot of sexual inuendo and suggestive situations but the actual story is about presenting the hardships children experience as they are growing up and how one teacher is learning about them little by little and helping his students overcome their obstacles. The story is deep, heartwarming at times, highly entertaining, funny, witty, with excellent character development and yes, I'll admit, a bit disturbing at times. Still, that shouldn't deter you from reading this great manga.
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Actually about the manga...   
Rating: N/A
by SCKing88
February 25th, 2010, 6:56am
Stop using the comment section to get out your stand on the entire "children and sex" issue or your morals, we DON'T CARE what you think; and frankly want to read a comment on the manga itself.

That said...

KnJ touches a lot on confused emotions; due to drastic circumstances happening in a person's life. Parental feelings kick in for many of the characters; making it quite enjoyable to read. I wouldn't recommend this manga for anyone who is very strictly set on the rules of society and it's morals; because it does indeed take a somewhat open mindset to put up with a few situations in this manga.

As for the plot, it certainly does draw you in but as I've said; very touchy. The art is pretty good and gets better as the series goes on; so for those that dislike the earlier drawings you may find it more to your taste later on.

... Last updated on February 25th, 2010, 6:57am
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Great Manga!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by PaulJam
December 22nd, 2009, 9:18am
People will probably think that all KnJ readers are pedos or something of the sort. They just haven't got a clue of what Kodomo no Jikan really is; honestly. At first I was a little shocked because of Rin's attitude towards her teacher and how mature she and her friends acted.

But eventually you realize that Rin, Usa and Mimi are not the only children in this manga. The behavior of some grown up characters strongly resembles the way kids act to some situations.

So far, I wholeheartedly am enjoying this amazing and unic manga. It's a great romance story and the psychological side of every character is simply marvelous and deep.

... Last updated on October 15th, 2010, 9:51am
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A true meaning: For you slow / prejudging people   
Rating: N/A
by The Scribe
November 27th, 2009, 3:51pm
I've been there and back again on this series, and I almost want to stab those of you that are saying: "This is just perverted and stupid" or "This will be a great series for you perverted people." So, before I stab you, I feel like a few things have to be understood, so you don't wonder why this knife is sticking into your abdomen.

First off, this series includes sexual references and jokes that MAY seem disturbing to you at first, but you really have to read the entire plot to understand "why" Kokonoe Rin acts the way she does, and It all becomes clear within the first two to three books. This I can guarantee, after the second book, you won't look at either her or Aoki with the same eyes, because after understanding what Rin went through as a child and to see Aoki's acute FATHERLY and PROTECTIVE instincts towards her (especially after finding out about her current living conditions and her mom), the true meaning and understanding of their relationship becomes absolutely clear as crystal, and then your somewhat narrowsighted view on Kodomo no Jikan would be something even for you to laugh at.

Now that that's out of the way. Anyone of you who DISAGREES with what I have posted so very clearly in a way you can all understand, follow these instructions.

While carrying these thoughts in your mind, read all of the Manga series up to Book # 6 Chapter # 1 (36) And wait a day. Just 24 hours. See what your now correctly placed emotions will do to you. Now, read through to the end of book 7 (49) and let your emotions speak. Listen to them. Read the rest of the series. Then and only then, come back to this thread, thank me for opening your eyes, and probably lend a link to my post so that the other misguided souls can find safehaven in emotions which are truly righteous and free. Then every last one of you can pay penance by patiently waiting for the next scanalator by SaHa. (Thank you, there's no question that I owe you a cookie.)

From now on, percieve love and emotion with your heart, not with your eyes, not with your mind. Don't get caught in thoughts of a society where there is a broad black line between right and wrong. Because there is no such thing. What we percieve as right or wrong IS based on morals, nothing else than the pure self-interpretation of the emotions that are evoked by each page. I'm guessing many of you didn't get past the second or third chapter, and if that's true, you weren't even close to coming to the direct moral clashes in the end of 1st/start of 2nd volume. Let the story develop. I don't like using sharp metal to get my point through, that's why I'm suck a good speaker =D

here's a starting point

The only meaning that you need is inside you. As clear as daylight it shines, all you must do is look for it. It will take time to find the right direction, but follow your heart. It will lead you true.

-The Scribe
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Cool in Comics, Fuck it in Reality   
Rating: N/A
by LadyKannah
October 31st, 2009, 1:03am
Wow, the first comment on this page made me laugh out loud. Children are naturally sexual? What loli-centric world is your ass living in? Don’t get me wrong, “Kodomo no Jikan” is hilarious. It has a feel to it that goes beyond normal ecchi to the point of disturbing and people love disturbing. It’s the same reason I own every issue of “Johnny the Homicidal Maniac”. Disturbing is fun.

However; the CHARACTERS in the comic are just that, characters and if Daisuke or Reiji existed in reality I would have both of them arrested. It is one thing for a child to be question themselves sexually around the age of nine or ten. They may want to kiss an adult, the adult, however should not allow the child to thrust her tongue into his mouth and then speculate how it tasted of milk. Children her age should also not be anywhere near aware of oral sex. Kids who are, are most likely being abused statistically and no ten year old has boobs like Mimi.

I think it is just fine as a manga, however if I saw such a relationship in reality I would beat Aoki within an inch of his life. Characters on pages can’t suffer from long term scars after the final volume, ya know?

I do suggest it as a good read though. The plot turns very psychological later on. However, if they decided to try releasing it in the US again, just wrapping it in plastic wouldn’t work. Duct tape that shit.

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Clever, uncomfortable, funny, forward, and important.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by monkeyvoodoo
September 26th, 2009, 3:43am
Modern society has elevated the protection of children to such a level that an adult acting in a kind, genuinely caring manner, can be percieved as a malicious sexual predator, prowling for their next victim. We have reached the level of paranoia, and show no signs of slowing our progress toward an overprotective insanity that is, in the end, a detrement to society, rather than a benefit. Children are important, and should be protected, but the extent to which we have taken it, mostly thanks to mass media, is absurd.

I open my comment on this title with the preceding statement for a very specific reason: Kodomo no Jikan contains controversial material depicting children in an unapologetically realistic manner. It explores a fact often overlooked by adults hellbent on sheltering their children from anything even remotely related to sex: children are sexual beings, capable of feeling everything an adult does, and often without the proper foresight or warning (probably due to said overprotectiveness.)

To anyone enraged over the alleged "loli fanservice" in this title, I implore you: please stop being a part of the problem, and understand that everything depicted in this series is deliberate and with purpose. That purpose is to clearly depict, in an accurate-to-real-life-children manner, the characters portrayed in the story. A story which explores, in-depth, the physical, emotional, and sexual growth a child experiences while maturing, and the difficulties associated with incorporating that growth into their everyday lives. This title dares to explore—and illustrate—the child pshyche, and touches on many topics, including family, friendship, parenthood, self-discovery, sexuality, psychological trauma, love, responsibility, death, separation, trust, honesty... I could go on for a while. So many important themes are approached in such an honest, deliberate, straightforward manner, that it becomes infuriating to see the blatant ignorance of people despising this title because of its child-oriented sexual content.

You don't have to enjoy reading about little kids depicted in this manner, but please don't ignorantly claim this title is somehow socially dangerous without even admitting it could possibly contain important messages and themes addressing something all too often ignored by a culture hell-bent on sheltering children well beyond the necessary.

... Last updated on June 29th, 2014, 3:27am
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10 Things I learned from kodomo no jikan   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by topboy
July 11th, 2009, 9:32pm
Spoiler (highlight to view)
1.Elementary girls can extremely horny from time to time
2.Elementary girl need masterbate
3.Elementary girl know how to french kiss
4.Elementary girl can masterbate in classroom
5.Elementary girl know that calyx sometime feel better than her fingers
6.If your beloved partner/wife die, use her little daughter for replace her place
7.Elementary girl know how to fellatio
8.10-11 year old girl can orgasm
9.Some 8-9 year old Elementary girls know all pervert words in the world
10.Elementary girl love to sexual harassment her teacher in all the way she can think of

At first 4 or 5 volumes, this manga show promise, good sight of storyline/drama but after some disgusting chapter even hardcore fan who buy figurines & LE manga and even translated it himself decide to stop follow it, pity but i can understand him.

However if you are in to lolicon, like manga is especially for you.
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Rating: N/A
by barny
June 24th, 2009, 7:15pm
Don't let the lolicon/ecchi theme turn you down. You'll be amazed at how the author tackles the subjects present in the manga. I'm just speechless. Read up to Vol. 6 and you'll definitely want more of it.
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Just give it a chance! :)   
Rating: N/A
by Bikuki
June 15th, 2009, 2:10pm
Like others, I was quite disturbed by the age of the main girl but after reading it more, I realised that it's not that big a deal. There are many sexual innuendos made for comedic effect but that's really it, the main story itself is not sexual. It turns more psychological as the story moves along and it explores the characters' depth in great detail.

Despite first glance where it may seem like a cheap, typical and tacky story with fanservice and pantsu shots, it is actually a story with a very well planned out plot with hilarious situations and jokes made equally throughout. People have just got to read past the inital few chapters to really get down to the heart of this story. It's just a great shame how many refuse to even give it a chance, judging the story first before even reading it.

If this was released in english I would have actually supported the mangaka and bought it but too bad it was rejected and cancelled.
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Great manga.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by RhinoX753
May 26th, 2009, 12:17am
This manga isnt something that everyone will read till the end or understand it, and its definitely not something that underage readers, who cant give it a proper though, should read.

It has some lolicon involved, and in the begining everyone probably would get the wrong idea, but as it proceeds to the later chapters its a whole other story. I havent tryed reading other lolicon mangas due to its content, but this manga surely is different from what a assumed it would be, maybe due to its done by a female mangake and wasnt intended to satisfy some perverts.

Overall its a great manga with well done plot.

... Last updated on May 26th, 2009, 12:22am
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