The Troubled Life of Miss Kotoura

Alt title: Kotoura-san

TV (12 eps)
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Haruka Kotoura has had a psychic ability to read minds since she was born, but her inability to grasp that she's different has led her to be ostracized by every friend she's made. When she meets Manabe, she can't help but be surprised - when he's not imagining strange creatures dancing through the desert, the boy is a hopeless pervert and makes no attempt to hide his dirtiest fantasies. What's more, Manabe isn't driven away by Kotoura seeing his thoughts, and even goes out of his way to befriend her - seemingly because he enjoys thinking of the girl erotically and seeing her subsequent embarrassment! Before long, the once-lonely girl even meets other students who aren't pushed away by her abilities. Could this be the start of a normal school life, with real, lasting friends for Kotoura?

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Episode 1

Kotoura-san and Manabe-kun

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Episode 2

The First......

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Episode 3

So Happy, So Fun

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Episode 4

Changing World

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Episode 5

School Paradise?

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Episode 6

Summer Vacation!

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Episode 7

In This World, I...

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Episode 8

It's Not a Date

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Episode 9

Everyone is Around Me

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Episode 10

But You're Not Here

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Episode 11

Stand By Me

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Episode 12

The Things I Want to Tell You

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roriconfan's avatar
roriconfan Jan 21, 2013
Score 4.5/10

PROPER MINDSET
Well, that was a cheap troll to begin a show…
Kotoura-san begins as a most tragic slice of life regarding a girl which can read minds. She ends up making everybody hate her for that, because she keeps revealing secrets of people that were better off remaining hidden. She gets rejected by everybody and lives a lonely life, until she is approached by people her age that are not... read more

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snakebrain Dec 21, 2014
Score 8/10

Story -- 7.5 Koutara-san is what I like to think of as a "hang out" anime. Like many slice of life shows, its most obvious joy is the opportunity to just hang out with some interesting characters for 24 minutes at a time. By episode 5 the core cast is more or less set and the premise is pretty well established; by that point, you're either on board with this cast or not. After that point, the... read more

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