Kotoko Aihara has always been in love with Naoki Irie; he’s tall, handsome, and rumored to be the most intelligent student in Japan – who wouldn’t be? Only one thing stands in the way of a relationship with Irie: Kotoko is ditzy and is at the bottom set of her school, and Irie-kun hates nothing more than ditzy, stupid girls. When disaster strikes and Kotoko is forced to move in with Irie-kun’s family, she suddenly sees her chance to bridge the gap. After all, even cool, super-intelligent guys must have a soft spot, right?
Itazura na kiss is one of my favorite animes ever made. I absolutely love everything about it. The story, characters, and most importantly the feeling of reality that it gives. The best thing about this romantic comedy is that the romance actually progresses unlike other romcoms. its somehow seems like its a complete story. Some animes at time leave that bitter taste of incomplete work but this one... read more
Call it strange, but for some reason I seem to have missed the "teenage girl" phase of my adolescent years; instead of having fantastical romantic dreams, swooning over dashing and charming men (well, save for myself), and giddily pairing together ideal couples, I spent most of my time plugging away in an old, dirty warehouse. After 500 minutes of skidding through Itazura na Kiss, however, I can... read more
|Itazura na Kiss||1990||Original Manga|