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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 4 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)

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Kodomo no Jikan by llavar1
Kodomo no Jikan by Master_M2K

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (1033 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.15 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 5th 2016, 4:39pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Comic High! (Futabasha)

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Monthly Pos #625 increased(+40)
3 Month Pos #645 decreased(-116)
6 Month Pos #531 decreased(-31)

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Forum Posts
Read this before criticizing. 7 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 4 years ago
umm isn't this manga kinda for pedophile? over 6 years ago
WoW!. ... Never read a Manga like this... over 7 years ago

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Kodomo no Jikan   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Cone1234
May 22nd, 2009, 2:15am
This is a brilliant peace of work the art is excellently done the story is exciting and gripping that keeps you wanting more, I can not wait for more only bad think is that its a slow update one,
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by asudake
March 19th, 2009, 12:00pm
This manga i agree can be a bit disturbing, but thats only your first impression, if people think that those 9 and 10 year olds qualify as a fan service they're the lolicons, but i believe this manga has a lot of depth. The first time through you think this is going to be some kind of gag manga revolving around Rin being perverted to Daisuke, but in reality, thats it's comic relief. When it goes into the characters thoughts, it's more like the Mangaka was planning it that way, and not just wanted to shock people with the "Hot for Teacher" mentality.
Everyone has their own reasons for acting the way they do, and it's not some cliche reason like: She was a space alien, or she can do magic. No! They are all legit problems, such as a girl who is self-conscious of her body growing up, or a strict teacher how when she was a child was pressured to stay away from relationships to focus on studying and now is socially awkward. These are not groundbreaking by any means, but they take it more seriously (Sometimes).
Well All in all, it's a great manga that pushes away from the fantasy, and adds a bit more to SOME reality, so if you are a person that thinks this is to wrong to watch, your full of yourself, you just don't want the temptation, 10
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cant read this   
Rating: N/A
by metu
January 24th, 2009, 5:39am
I also cannot take this seriously. She is way too young so i cant or maybe can't allow myself to take this manga seriously. I'm very open minded but this i just cant read.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Fronzel
October 28th, 2008, 8:25pm
One of the very few emotionally genuine pieces of fiction I've ever read, and one that doesn't use the cheap tricks of shallow fantasy to get there. It's a damned shame that the racier parts of it denied it a professional English-language release, and ironic too, as it rather realistically depicts a child with a pretense of precocious sexuality and makes several arguments against adults who’d exploit such a thing. It would certainly be far easier just to appeal to Japan's lolicon demographic with cheap fantasy, something a great many series are guilty of in small ways, but Watashiya chooses the harder, better route. This single title has made her one of my most respected authors.
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Rating: N/A
by assman654321
September 2nd, 2008, 7:57pm
it's the first manga in this web i have seen that has so many deep comments, what can i say? it truly deserves to be taken seriously, cuz this manga is a masterpiece
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Looks can be decieving   
Rating: N/A
by Rebmastu
July 20th, 2008, 10:15pm
Actually a very poignant, thoughtful series. I'd read the first volume ages ago and immediately deleted it from my harddrive (=P), but reading it further really reinforces the idea that this is, at the root, a psychological drama focused on a child's psyche. The most notable example being the chapter where Rin falls ill and Mimi comforts her in her sickness in a very peculiar-yet-understandable (given Rin's past) method.

All-in-all, I won't say this series is for everyone. Honestly, there are some who derive sexual gratification from the series, but it's all a story about children being forced to grow up much too quickly in a very adult world at its core.
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Rating: N/A
by odium323
July 9th, 2008, 7:27pm
so fucking gross im sorry anything that belittles rape, incest, smut, and relationships between grown men and fucking elementary school kids is disgusting i dont care if the plot is george lucas worthy thats fowl, go read it, i dont care im open minded its just im my opinion you would have to pay me to read that filthy shit
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Modern Lolita   
Rating: N/A
by OnceAnerD
June 9th, 2008, 5:18am
You may have heard it from various newsgroups, gossips and one particular book back in 1955 that sensationalized the very term that would have most normal people lose their lunch. But honestly, it's a kind of reality that is already happening, and usually well hidden in the dark.

Kodomo no Jikan is a poignant story from the brainchild of Watashiya Kaworu, which focuses on kids and and the act of maturing way too much for their own good. Of course, we tend to scold kids to stop acting like brats, but if faced in a situation where a girl would 'playfully' invite a 23-year-old teacher Aoki Daisuke to acts of... erm... debauchery... what can morality do?

Sure enough, the fan service (for the usual freaks) were more accidental and highly coincidental where adults would pass it off as innocent teasing. But in the eyes and mind of protagonist (or might as well anti-hero) Kokonoe Rin, she is one child who has gone through a personal life-altering event that forced her way to grow up rather prematurely. The same thing would go through her surrogate father and cousin Kokonoe Reiji, who has to struggle to keep up with his financial intake to support a child at the same time with his own personal demons of his childhood, thus the adult-hating adult becomes overprotective to the point of being obsessive towards Rin.

In all things insanity, Kodomo no Jikan is a kind of morality set in comic format as an eye opener for those who fear to tread through the subject. Japan has been a nation full of diverse fetishes and fads ranging from shops selling high school girls' used underwear to loli fashion. The present world has placed a boon that protects children from such realities, while only a number may use it to their advantage in order to gain a favor or two. Either the teacher was caught in a trap or willingly sets it off himself, the artist of Kodomo no Jikan abuses the very rules that governments from all nations to protect children, has found a way to gain a foothold into power.

Kodomo no Jikan is considered as the comic world's uncharted territory, where risk is involve for those who wish to enter. A little perverse, funny, clever, dramatic, as well as moving, this is one story that has broken through the boundaries between conservative ideals to realistic acceptance.

And until now, people still find it hard to tell a child on where babies come from.
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Potentially Great manga   
Rating: N/A
by mizaha
April 30th, 2008, 2:52am
To all who have read only a few chapters and gave up on it just becoz its lolicon or any other reasons that make u guys skeptical..THIS is not a mindless ecchi,lolicon manga just for the sake of fanservice or loli fans.Instead this manga is BRILLIANT..why do i think it is?

-The 1st few chapters makes u think "bueehh another plotless-fanservice-lolicon comedy manga" but heck i was so damn wrong when i started reading this until chapter 35..for me so far this one of the best psychological lolicon drama manga i have ever read

-Yes, the 1st few chapters contains loli pantyshots,lewd jokes and "what the heck with this loli girl perverted behavior(Rin-chan)" reaction from you..but that is just an introduction of what the author has in his/her mind which lies hidden unless u read thru the latest chapters so the story progress the author will reveal a very interesting but disturbing yet make sense deep psychological drama which i think is very original in this modern society about some certain which is the main reason why ive been stuck reading this ever since and which is why i recommend u this manga. And i have to praise the author for how he/she balance the comedy and the drama so that the storyline wont get messed up

BTW..dont get me wrong im not a loli tastes are hot moms or hot mature women who are abit older than me (or in other words in this manga - Aki-san,Rin-chans hot mom) =p

... Last updated on April 30th, 2008, 2:54am
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An Open Mind   
Rating: N/A
by darkkodiak
March 22nd, 2008, 9:07pm
Well, after reading 30 or so chapters of this manga, it really has evolve from it's lewd and dirty jokes. Now it's more serious, disturbing, and all the actions by Rin in the first few chapters really starts to make sense. I really like how it touch upon what most modern societies have tucked away in the back of their closets. For those who are going to start this manga, the main story picks up late and when it does, it really makes sense. I will agree with others that the story with Reji really has taken a disturbing turn but all the disturbing events in this manga are connected in one way or another and if you can't see that, you are not really reading the manga. I won't give it a high score because the story isn't revolutionary but it is well told.

8/10 as in a B-

... Last updated on March 22nd, 2008, 9:10pm
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