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?
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
Story: Reading the plot, it sounds like your typical shoujo anime, you know the kind ... girl falls for guy ... guy couldn't care less for girl, but eventually falls for her anyway. You couldn't be more wrong. This is the only anime that I've ever watched where you get to see different stages of their life and how their relationship evolves over several years. It was very different, and I LOVED it! At one... read more
|Itazura na Kiss||1990||Original Manga|