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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)

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

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (1035 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.25 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 16th 2018, 7:35pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Comic High! (Futabasha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Digital Manga (ongoing?)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #359 increased(+94)
Monthly Pos #536 increased(+90)
3 Month Pos #684 decreased(-37)
6 Month Pos #546 decreased(-46)
Year Pos #509 decreased(-15)

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Forum Posts
Read this before criticizing. 8 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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it's interesting   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by tricel
October 24th, 2007, 12:57pm
i think that if you can put an open mind about the story..,it's actually funny! i like the humor and mystery behind the heroine and her friends behavior,how they have malicius tendency towards adult.
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Reality Check   
Rating: N/A
by lah-kouhei
October 17th, 2007, 6:25pm
[edit by mod,Warning: possible spoilers]
I have read 30.5 chapters so far, and I own the first 4 japanese volumes.

Lets start by examining WHY this series is so controversial. The main character Rin Konokoe has a crush on Aoki-sensei her Teacher. The problem is less about how she feeels about Aoki and more about how she expresses her affections. Rin is what some people would refer to as precocious. Specifically she approaches Aoki in a sexually inapropriate manner, she does everything she can to make it clear to him that she wants to have a intimate relationship with him.

This is about where most people's brains shut down and they either lose interest or start attacking the premise without knowing the story.

Life imitates art which imitates life. Rin gets the only real molester in the manga incarcerated right at the start of the series. It happens to be her principal, the real irony is this series was dropped from several stations in Japan and censored like crazy by the one that did broadcast it because a real principal was found to be a molester at about the same it was to be aired.

What most people miss is that Aoki really cares about his students. Despite Rin's advances, he focuses on being thier teacher. I can admit that I have seen a few things in the manga so far that probably would shock some people. For instance, Rin has a realy bad habit of kissing Aoki and trying to flash her panties at him, but aside from the principal who wound up in jail right at the start, I have not yet seen an adult act sexually towards any of the children. Anything that does happen is initiated by Rin and is always turned down.

There are definitely cultural elements that will confuse non-japanese, but this is an excellent series that should not be over looked because of the surface vineer.

All the criticism directed at this series that I have heard and read so far comes from the same mindset that thinks the human body and sexuality are "dirty", those individuals will see things there that do not exist. As a result our cultural exposure is more limited because that very vocal minority usually tries to ban what they do not want to read themselves

The unfortunate thing is there is not a reasonable distribution method available to provide manga to adults when the censors decide to be our moral guide.

I have read thousands of manga, but this series is one of my favorite. Don't judge this book by it's cover or on peoples comments alone. Read it with an open mind and decide for yourself. I think it's funny and in a quirky way somewhat romantic. Poor Aoki actually has a thing for a fellow teacher who is "considerably well endowed", but every time they almost wind up together, in comes Rin who spoils it all.

It is worth the time to really read it.

- Kouhei

... Last updated on October 17th, 2007, 6:29pm
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Always Cute, often Funny, very Pervy, and sometimes Deep?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by GreyDeath
October 10th, 2007, 11:03am
I expected cute, funny, and pervy, but I was surprised to see that there is some depth to it. I look forward those dramatic issues to be addressed amid some more over the top loli-humor. The scene with the caligraphy is a spit take waiting to happen. Do be wary of beverages while reading.
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Feels just right to me.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by weltall2
September 23rd, 2007, 9:25am
One of the things that made me want to learn Japanese was a Dating Sim game called Peace@Pieces. As I found out its more or less the same as this manga here. It doesn't make me feel awkward much except at the point in the 4th Volume at the end where the guardian-brother of the heroine had some nasty thoughts about the girl's breast. Since its a manga and not real its actually a bit refreshing since ofcourse it stays ecchi and doesn;t turn out hentai. I can tolerate a shy teacher that is teased by one of his students. The bad would be the teacher trying to do things. Ofcourse since I am not in the shoes of a teacher and will never be I can't comment much. Overall at least up to the 4th Volume the manga stays funny. I am looking forward to see what will happen in the continue. I am guessing since the 3rd school year was 3 volumes the other will be 3 each too so in total 12 volumes. It will be really interesting to see how this whole thing goes but I hope the ending will not be one of the "usual" things that I am already imagining. Also I wonder if the anime will be as good as the manga =3 Dats all I have to say ^^


Its been a while since I even tried to even read this. I did like the concept of the manga, a story of a girl that needs to be helped and a really kind teacher that she was lucky enough to meet. My problem is not the story itself, but more like the drawings, that unlike the anime that seems to keep the ecchiness to a normal level, as the manga is tagged right, this one is mature. I will try to once more read it again, but I am sure that this manga, like many manga, are infested with drawings that ruin the story for me.

... Last updated on December 21st, 2012, 5:44am
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A surprisingly well-written lolicon fest ^_^   
Rating: 7.6 / 10.0
by Master_M2K
August 29th, 2007, 5:24am
Kodomo no Jikan is about Daisuke Aoki, a new schoolteacher to a bunch of 3rd Graders in elementary school. Due to his inexperience he's having trouble with the kids but there's one girl in particular he's finding hard to control and that's because she got a huge crush on him .

This is a lolicon manga so it's full of cute little girls and all the character designs suit it perfectly. It just lacks some detail with the rest.

Final Thoughts:-
This turns out to be a surprisingly hilarious and well-written comedy that somewhat reminds me of the anime GTO. The perverted jokes are completely original yet I didn't rate it any higher because of the awkward feeling I got after each joke. Something is just not right when you have 3rd Grade girls talking about having sex. ^_^
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Great despite theme   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ThaCriminal
August 25th, 2007, 8:42am
Yes the loli fanservice is disturbing but the manga overall is great. The whole 3rd (or now 4th grader) going after the teacher and being very adult is pretty funny but there are also other themes that make this interesting. You've got a lesbian child, a child who has serious emotional issues, a child who was abandoned by their father and mother dies when the child is at a young age, a guardian who experiences similar issues during his childhood as one of the emotional children and two other teachers who bring different moods with their different personality (a very positive person vs a very hard headed negative person).


Ok I have reached chapter 33. This is officially a must read. If you thought the series was controversial in the earlier stages oh buddy you have to keep reading. And I am not saying this because it because of the fanservice. The fanservice doesn't even take the cake of the recent events!

... Last updated on December 22nd, 2007, 3:40pm
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Change of Heart   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Akujin
August 4th, 2007, 11:18pm
I reviewed Kodomo no Jikan negatively years back, it used to make me uncomfortable. I have now gone completely desensitized to loli fan-service thanks to Ore no Imouto, Tomodachi, Umi no Misaki, Toradora!, Lotte no Omocha, IO, Denpa Onna, Mayo Chiki, Yuria 100 Shiki, My Balls, and so on and so on (every damn "love" story nowadays has a loli in it).

I still read it to this day, it's a great "teenage love story" with a "taboo twist" to make it interesting, that is all.

... Last updated on August 21st, 2012, 10:18am
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I like it.   
Rating: N/A
by quick brown fox
August 3rd, 2007, 10:20am
Think GTO, make them gals loli, remove other boys from the story, give the female co-teacher a humongous chest, dissipate Onizuka's coolness factor, and that's Kojika in a nutshell.

Seriously, I like this. Despite its loli content, the conflicts presiding in the manga are very well presented.
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you can`t judge a book by its cover   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by maka1986
August 2nd, 2007, 12:00pm
I have currently read up to the most recent chapter of the manga and I must say that its really nice up to this point.Ignoring for now the whole loli factor the story is really nice the characters develop in a interesting way.The teacher gaining experience in teaching and also the trust his students,the kids seeking attention and recognition from the teacher and parents,problems like to choose either to be a emotionless doll and deaf to the problems of kids and leave their problems to parents ,or give a helping hand.If you watch closely its all there.
People seem to get a little paranoid about the whole loli thing.I say chill out.Its really not that bad in comparison to some other "disturbing" stuff out there.And its funny as hell sometimes;p
I dont consider it a loli(hentai) manga like some because thats not the only aspect of it.( ecchi would be a more fitting word).They dont fit it everywhere by force.
Its something like
GTO+loli--(the teacher is a pervert)+(its some kids that are a little perverted)

Overall the manga is interesting and a very nice read.Recommended.

... Last updated on August 2nd, 2007, 11:34pm
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not bad   
Rating: N/A
by qwaszx
July 13th, 2007, 6:24pm
for some reason this manga feels kreepy, maybe because the male lead is being controlled by the loli andtotally ignoring the big breasted teacher but if you can get passed thet its an okay read
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