Alt titles: Child's Toy

Vol: 10
4.38 out of 5 from 622 votes
Rank #294
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Sana is a child actor who is at her wits end. Her first grade class is pointless because Hayama and the boys keeps terrorizing the teacher and doing whatever they want, so she takes a picture of Hayama with his pants down and then blackmails him into behaving in class. Without their ringleader the boys settle down a little, however Hayama becomes increasingly antisocial. Worried, Sana follows him home only to find that his father is never home, and his sister calls him the devil who killed their mother. So, Sana bullies his family into watching a drama that she's in, hoping it will heal some of their family wounds. It's the beginning of a crazy friendship.


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yasmin09's avatar by yasmin09 on Aug 9, 2011
Score: 8/10

Story: The plot revolves around Sana, a young TV star, and her situation dealing with the class bully, Akito. Despite the fact that the main characters are in middle school, the manga addresses mature topics in addition to the typical middle school problems. Suicide, mental and psychological illness, child abandonment, love, fear of separation, and various other issues are addressed quite nicely and... read more

nasreen10's avatar by nasreen10 on Mar 15, 2011
Score: 8/10

Story: I first thought that Kodocha was going to be some cutesty kid romance story. However, I was seriously mistaken. There is romance and they are children but it’s far from childish. There are some pretty heavy themes. However, this darkness is always balanced with humor that had me laughing out loud. I liked the romance, comedy and drama. It wasn’t over the top and it had some unexpected plot... read more

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