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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
A Child's Time
Детское время

Groups Scanlating
Nanashi Rorikon Yarou Domo
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Akatsuki Manga

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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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Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (1082 votes)
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Last Updated
January 12th 2022, 12:22pm



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Comic High! (Futabasha)

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Digital Manga Publishing (13 Volumes - Complete)

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A Realistic Look At Growing Up  
by 5Cats
January 27th, 2019, 1:53pm
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
Reading KnJ isn't easy, there's lots of pain and sorrow, creepy uneasy situations and outright bad things that happen. But it's so FUNNY! The mixture of all these emotions is sheer genius.
The story isn't about paedophiles or even sex, it's about 3 little girls who have such tragic backgrounds your eyes will melt from tears. But they depend on each other, learn and grow, and bloom into (hopefully) happy teenagers by the end.
As the story progresses, the characters all age accordingly. We learn a lot, both good and bad, about major and minor characters slowly, but with great impact and perfect (if painful) logic.
But mostly it's funny. I laughed my brains out, and the anime is more focused on that side of things too. The ending seemed rushed, but still enjoyable for our trio of beautiful girls.
Intelligent reading of an epic story: 10/10
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Very well made  
by zweetik pvp
September 19th, 2016, 6:49pm
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
Great. I think that's the best word to discribe this manga. The manga itself tell's about the many trauma situations that a child can get and how to overcome them. But there is a big romance going on too. I expecialy love the end of the manga and i'm so glad I didn't stop reading it because of the moments when it was for me a bit 'depressing' too read it further(forgetting detaels, chapters mixing up in my head) Would defenetly recommend reading it. Its a very fine peace of work biggrin
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This was much better than I remembered  
by Swifft
September 12th, 2016, 6:55am
Rating: N/A
Alright, firstly step back and throw away your preconceptions. Is this series perverted? Yes. Is it perverted with children? Yeah. Is it like a crazy fanservice manga? No, it really is not. This series is pretty much good to read for anyone so long as you're not going into it pre-offended, and I really do mean anyone. It's also really smart. I wrote a review on it explaining just how that is, but basically there's a ton of interesting and very serious subject matter at play here and with a lot of examination of it. The one thing I'll say is that if you're FIRMLY against student/teacher romance it might piss you off, but even then you'd be missing out on a fantastic story that is NOT just about the precocious main heroine. Plus, the author does a good enough job getting from A to B with the romance, in my opinion. Kodomo no Jikan is very good, more people should give it a read.

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Good Character development  
by mllhild
January 10th, 2016, 3:31pm
Rating: N/A
The story is great once you pass the first volume. This said, since the thematic are troubled children you will come upon a gray area and only be able to enjoy the story if you can accept that the world doesn't work according to conventions;
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Story of a Great Love  
by cecropiamoth
August 10th, 2015, 11:51am
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
A new teacher in elementary school is afflicted by an adorable little girl in his class who believes she's in love with him. And at first it really is an affliction. He has no interest in little girls as romance or sex objects, AND since he is the girl's teacher, any relationship with her at all, if misconstrued, could ruin his life.

So far, so good, and very promising. For those of you who don't know yet, manga writers delight in creating "unworkable" couples. There are so many opportunities for humor in them! And this female mangaka clearly started out to produce such a funny story, and succeeded completely. The first few volumes of the manga are hilarious.

But there is another reason that manga delights in incongruous couples, and that is the great value that approaching and retreating from the breaking of moral boundaries has as a holder of attention for the reader. The creator of this story uses this advantage to the fullest as well.

But something fascinating happens as time goes on. The writer of the story rises to the occasion of having a successful manga running to explore multiple issues of relationships among all the characters, and likewise many issues of child treatment in Japan. Meanwhile, as time passes the teacher is depicted as increasingly torn by an inner conflict: He begins to love the little girl, but he is, like all young men, much in need of a sexual partner. He is thus presented with a very serious moral dilemma: his need for sex versus his increasing love for the girl--which of course calls upon him, a decent man, NOT to have sex with her.

Time passes, many events occur, and our hero suffers. We all wait to see how it all will come out. A great romance of a unique kind unfolds. It is truly a memorable story.

PS: No-one ever has sex with a minor in this manga.

... Last updated on September 3rd, 2015, 2:05pm
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so complicated  
by reivatin
December 21st, 2014, 10:57am
Rating: 8.0  / 10.0
well, this have heavy issue not focus only on child issue, but parental issues
c'mon, children nowadays most likely act like a bitch, it's not a natural, but he/she is having issue on family affair, in any form

take an example, Rin, she is an orphan, her uncle have complex with her mother and see her as her opposite sex figure
cannot lose any "family" she do anything to keep him
teasing her teacher, make her feel better, but the she become so dependent on him
etc etc and then something develop

abaout Daisuke the teacher
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
also the teacher (Daisuke), well, at least he care of his student, those trio at least helped by him at least once, I think mostly his doing is what teacher mostly do helping his students, except Rin is one who is being aggressive here and the situation get complicated (well it's manga btw)
and he have good "defense" at least he "act" after Rin on highschool (well, it's common in japan that at that age they having, you know, sex), so i dunno if you see it as lolicon consider they met when Rin still a kid, and the feeling develop and the bear a fruit and the booom end when the having sex (at least he try)

also when you read it don't take the nudist children as main point of this series..
are you fa*ping on children nude? seriously that's sick man...
at least i enjoy the story, their struggle, their pain, their effort
the story itself is not common

SO for those who came to this series at least i can warn you :
1. those story revolves around teacher, student (at class 5-6 elemntary school) and their parents/guardian, at least no straight teacher who said aishiteru to their children student
2. mostly here is girl children, some or more of them is on heavy exposure or even nude situation, so beware where you read it, you've been warned
3. the main issue is parental relationship, classmate issue, self confidence, family also some SEX spice (at least no sex action in here on children)
4. if you think it's about a lolicon take a form of teacher,, i can guarantee there is not such thing, no panting over children, over excited when see children etc (but some tease from RIN is too heavy for Daisuke to handle, so expect some blushing etc)
5. it will different view and culture from you read it, and the japan nowadays (let's say, you're from a country or family which said sex before marriage is forbidden, in japan, and many of manga have those theme at everyday life) so prepare for culture shock if you new
6. you will see many disturbing relationship at near end, be ready
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Rin uncle got his urge explode and licking Rin on nipples maybe???, yeah it's kind of disturbing, even i know he see Rin only as replacement of Rin's mother, he is sicko

also yuri is welcome for me biggrin

so here,,,,
the manga which have many comment, both good or bad taste, it's not some fun to read manga

... Last updated on December 21st, 2014, 10:58am
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by tipz
November 11th, 2014, 9:35pm
Rating: 1.0  / 10.0
I'm not quick to say that a manga can disturb me saying that I read a lot of the crazy ones.. And love them!.. But this one goes too far. Whoever wrote this has childhood issues. Art is ok.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
it's about a new teacher that apparently ends up in the most perverted school of all time. It's 93 chapter of a little girl that starts at the age of 8-9? That wants her teacher so bad she tries to seduce him all the time. While all these other kids are looking and touching each other in perverted ways. It covers all the basis of human sexuality. Lesbians, lolicons, sibling love, teacher affairs, past 20 virgin, child molesters, etc. in the end the teacher did a good job in getting hem through school. Then the last chapter the caretaker finally gives the girls friend the love that she wanted from him and she ends up finally sleeping with the teacher. Both girls aged 16... Apparently waiting for the finally.. That I only want to read because I stuck it out and finished the damn thing..

It's grotesque but I couldn't help wanting to know what will happen next.. Still waiting on the Final story.
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Unique, not because of the "pedophilia"  
by udders
August 24th, 2014, 10:20pm
Rating: N/A
I personally enjoyed this manga because it covers an area that media tends to avoid, and I'm not referring to the relationship between Aoki and Kokonoe. Watashiya Kaworu is probably the only mangaka that has truly dived into the psychology of child development and upbringing. The way that she portrays the correlation between deprived development and its various side-effects is realistic and well-done. Many of her characters are manifested from this theme, and through them we are able to reinvent the way that we perceive some people and their actions.

Kodomo no Jikan has generated a lot of controversy because of its sexualization of minors. However, its also an excellent manga with beautifully executed character development and a plot that is surprisingly touching.

... Last updated on August 24th, 2014, 10:40pm
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One of the best manga I've ever read  
by satou123
September 10th, 2013, 4:58pm
Rating: 9.0  / 10.0
One of the best manga I've ever read indeed. It 's much different from the usual romcom, that you usually won't gain any by reading instead of laugh. This manga tries to mix between your usual romcom and serious discussion of some social issues with some different angle to see that matter. And, yeah, it's mixed very well, that I aren't getting bored to even read it twice or thrice.

As for the ending, it's good enough actually, but yeah I kinda hope that this series aren't ended just with that. To be honest, I still want to read it more. So, it's kinda sad that it's ended.

For romcom with loli inside, this sure is one of the best manga ever. I'd be glad if somone will tell me another manga that has deep story inside like this, yet it's wrapped with very good romcom and ecchi.
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Coming of Age Manga. Just... Precocious.  
by Jeshua
July 10th, 2013, 7:26am
Rating: 9.6  / 10.0
At first I felt guilty for reading this manga. The anime adaptation didn't help this feeling either, capitalizing on all the fan-service and "loli" theme; didn't help that feeling of guilty, too, that this series got translated by a guy that receives comissions for working on hentai (mainly on lolicon and worse material) and that I had to get out of my way and lurk around dark places to read it. But, against all the odds and feelings of discomfort over those years, I continued to get the scanlations for this tale that screams "truth" and "change" all over the place, like the best novels and dramas that are out there.

This series is taboo, yes - but it isn't as cheesy as, say, Oreimo and isn't, for the most part, played for laughs or manga and anime stereotypes (even if those are, sadly, present); this series has nudity and sexual innuendo but, at the same time, questions the very reasons that make us erase those topics from child upbringing - be it at school or at home - and end up leaving room for the emergence of bigger problems.

"Children are people too, so they also have desire, and end up wanting to know love and to experience carnal feelings". This manga throws this sort of inconvenient truth at our faces at each page, while questioning the processes that end up hurting adults on the long term. No chapter can be taken out of context for that matter, and a careful / open-minded read is necessary to truly grasp the authors intentions.

... and, well: Don't forget that the author is a woman. More than once, to my dismay, girls told me things like "the first time I fell in love I was 9 years old", or "the first time I really liked someone I was 12" with the most straight face, like it is completely normal; this was in real life, and the one shocked was me, not those girls. Those children, now women in their mid twenties, are not sick nor crazy, and there is nothing to be so shocked about children growing up: Sick is a society that doesn't want to discuss those "inconvenient" topics, that doesn't want to see it... and that gives space for those who abuse those children's naive desires and dreams. Series that treat those topics superficially or "for laughs" end up reaching cult status, while reading something like "Kodomo no Jikan" can actually make random people accuse you of being a pedophile.

... Well, I'm glad that there are people with enough disposition to go out of their ways and give us such touching, awe inspiring and mind changing stories - even if this sick industry asks for loli fanservice in order to boost sales.

And about the ending,
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
... it wasn't to my taste, yes, but neither was the ending for, say, Koi Kaze; The ending was "happy" if you look from some characters points of view, even if the "guardians of all that is sacred" (read: haters that commented before me) think of it as an abomination. Oh, and there was a timeskip that made all that stuff somewhat valid: If you are the kind of people that goes all "Naru X Hina" or other silly stuff, know that the protagonists are then older than said Naruto - so... yeah.

... Last updated on July 10th, 2013, 7:50am
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