Kodocha: Sana's Stage

Alt title: Kodomo no Omocha

Vol: 10; Ch: 54
- 1998
4.349 of 5 from 956 votes
Rank #823
Kodocha: Sana's Stage

11 year-old Sana Kurata is a positive, upbeat child actress with a rather odd life. She was adopted as a baby by an eccentric novelist who wears a live squirrel in her hair, her acting career is managed by a (former) homeless man who Sana unabashedly claims is her "pimp", and at school her teacher has completely lost control of her classroom due to a group of blackmailing bullies led by "demon child" Akito Hayama. With her whole class in danger of failing, Sana decides she's had enough of Akito's nonsense at school and challenges him. The whole school is ready for a showdown as these strong personalities collide, but as the two very different kids learn more about each other, something unexpected happens. Is it possible for sworn enemies to become fast friends?

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yasmin09 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

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ffcfran Apr 5, 2016
Score 8/10

This is drama drama drama. The characters were real. They grow, develop, mess up, learn and move on. At one point i laughed, sometimes I cried, then I bit my nails. It is up and down and all over the place! My only complaint is that I wanted to know how their story goes in the future. Then I found DEEP CLEAR and though its from another view point it shows what happens to them later in life. Anyway if you are... read more

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