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Mischievous Kiss
Volume 1 Cover
Kanji イタズラなKiss
Romaji Itazura na Kiss
Genre Romance, Comedy, Slice of Life
Author Kaoru Tada
Artist Kaoru Tada
Published by Shueisha
Magazine Margaret
Original Run June 1990 – March 1999
Volumes 23 (unfinished)


Mischievous Kiss (イタズラなKiss Itazura na Kiss) is a Japanese shōjo manga series written and illustrated by Kaoru Tada. Itazura na Kiss began to be serialized and published in 1990 by Shueisha through Margaret magazine. It became successful very quickly and became the manga series that Tada became known for in Japan.[1] Despite its success, the manga was never completed due to the unexpected death of the author in a house accident while she was moving to another house with her husband and son. However the manga series continues to be published with the permission of the artist's widower.[2]

Itazura na Kiss is a gem to the shoujo demographic, as it is the mother of a lot of cliches found in today's shoujo series. Despite the fact that it is 2 decades old, it still stands out as unique for it has the series follow the main characters well into their life, over a span of 10 years.[3] The producers of the anime adaptation call the original manga "the bible of romance" for its influence on later manga such as Marmalade Boy and Fruits Basket.[4]

MediaEdit

Outside Japan, the series was licensed by Digital Manga Publishing in North America.

As of November 26, 2014, DMP translated Itazura Na Kiss Volume 11 has been released.[5] The following Volume 12 will be released on April 29, 2015.[6]

Manga, Anime & Drama DifferencesEdit

Main article: Manga-Anime-Drama Differences

There is a significant difference between the Manga and the later episodes of Anime adaptation. Although some parts were depicted faithfully from the manga, there would be minor changes with additional scenes, or major story overhaul where certain events in the original manga is completely removed or presented in a revised way, even having manga chapter subplots condensed into one, to be able to include the most important highlights in the lives of Naoki and Kotoko in the 24-episode anime (excluding the special).

Although the manga remained unfinished with Naoki asking Kotoko if is she is pregnant, the anime's ending was revealed to have been patterned to what the late Kaoru Tada planned to write for the manga's finale. This was the first adaptation after already having two versions, to have an ending which could be considered half canon, courtesy of the author's husband.[7]

Volume ListEdit

Volumes 1 to 5Edit

Volume 1

# Japanese English
Release date ISBN Release date ISBN
1 January 30, 1991 ISBN : 978-4086181419 December 22, 2009 ISBN : 978-1569701317
Chapters list :
Chapter 1

Chapter 2
Chapter 3
One-shot: Boku ga Naku


Cover character :
Kotoko Aihara and Naoki Irie
Volume 1 Cover


Volume 2

# Japanese English
Release date ISBN Release date ISBN
2 April 1, 1991 ISBN : 978-4086181426 June 1, 2010 ISBN : 978-1569701362
Chapters list :
Chapter 4

Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7


Cover character :
Yuuki Irie and Kotoko Aihara
Volume 2 Cover


Volume 3

# Japanese English
Release date ISBN Release date ISBN
3 August 28, 1991 ISBN : 978-4086181433 September 18, 2010 ISBN : 978-1569701713
Chapters list :
Chapter 8

Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11


Cover character :
Satomi Ishikawa, Kotoko Aihara and Jinko Komori
Volume 3 Cover


Volume 4

# Japanese English
Release date ISBN Release date ISBN
4 December 21, 1991 ISBN : 978-4086181440 November 30, 2010 ISBN : 978-1569701911
Chapters list :
Chapter 12

Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15


Cover character :
Kotoko Aihara and Naoki Irie
Volume 4 Cover


Volume 5

# Japanese English
Release date ISBN Release date ISBN
5 April 29, 1992 ISBN : 978-4086181457 May 3, 2011 ISBN : 978-1569701928
Chapters list :
Chapter 16

Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19


Cover character :
Kotoko Aihara and Noriko Irie
Volume 5 Cover


Volumes 6 to 10Edit

Volume 6

# Japanese English
Release date ISBN Release date ISBN
6 August 30, 1992 ISBN : 978-4086181464 September 13, 2011 ISBN : 978-1569701973
Chapters list :
Chapter 20

Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23


Cover character :
Sudou, Kotoko Aihara and Kinnosuke Ikezawa
Volume 6 Cover


Volume 7

# Japanese English
Release date ISBN Release date ISBN
7 February 22, 1993 ISBN : 978-4086181471 March 6, 2011 ISBN : 978-1569702284
Chapters list :
Chapter 24

Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27


Cover character :
Naoki Irie and Kotoko Aihara
Volume 7 Cover


Volume 8

# Japanese English
Release date ISBN Release date ISBN
8 April 27, 1993 ISBN : 978-4086181488 April 24, 2012 ISBN : 978-1569702468
Chapters list :
Chapter 28

Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapter 31


Cover character :
Ayako Matsumoto, Kotoko Aihara and Yuuko Matsumoto
Volume 8 Cover


Volume 9

# Japanese English
Release date ISBN Release date ISBN
9 August 30, 1993 ISBN : 978-4086181495 September 4, 2012 ISBN : 978-1569702529
Chapters list :
Chapter 32

Chapter 33
Chapter 34
Chapter 35


Cover character :
Shigeki Irie, Kotoko Aihara and Shigeo Aihara
Volume 9 Cover


Volume 10

# Japanese English
Release date ISBN Release date ISBN
10 December 22, 1993 ISBN : 978-4086181501 June 4, 2014 ISBN : 978-1569702772
Chapters list :
Chapter 36

Chapter 37
Chapter 38
Chapter 39


Cover character :
Naoki Irie and Kotoko Aihara
Volume 10 Cover


Volumes 11 and onwardsEdit

Volume 11

# Japanese English
Release date ISBN Release date ISBN
11 July 30, 1994 ISBN : 978-4086181518 N/A ISBN : N/A
Chapters list :
Chapter 40

Chapter 41
Chapter 42
Chapter 43


Cover character :
Naoki Irie and Kotoko Aihara
Volume 11 Cover


Volume 12

# Japanese English
Release date ISBN Release date ISBN
12 November 30, 1994 ISBN : 4-08-848278-6 N/A ISBN : N/A
Chapters list :
Chapter 44

Chapter 45
Chapter 46
Chapter 47


Cover character :
Naoki Irie and Kotoko Aihara
Volume 12 Cover


Volume 13

# Japanese English
Release date ISBN Release date ISBN
13 April 30, 1995 ISBN : 4-08-848336-7 N/A ISBN : N/A
Chapters list :
Chapter 48

Chapter 49
Chapter 50
Chapter 51


Cover character :
Kotoko Aihara and Yuuki Irie
Volume 13 Cover


Volume 14

# Japanese English
Release date ISBN Release date ISBN
14 October 30, 1995 ISBN : 4-08-848415-0 N/A ISBN : N/A
Chapters list :
Chapter 52

Chapter 53
Chapter 54
Chapter 55


Cover character :
Kotoko Aihara
Volume 14 Cover


Volume 15

# Japanese English
Release date ISBN Release date ISBN
15 February 28, 1996 ISBN : 4-08-848468-1 N/A ISBN : N/A
Chapters list :
Chapter 56

Chapter 57
Chapter 58
Chapter 59


Cover character :
Keita Kamogari, Tomoko Ogura, Kotoko Aihara, Naoki Irie, Motoki Kikyou and Marina Shinagawa
Volume 15 Cover


Volume 16

# Japanese English
Release date ISBN Release date ISBN
16 May 29, 1996 ISBN : 4-08-848506-8 N/A ISBN : N/A
Chapters list :
Chapter 60

Chapter 61
Chapter 62
Chapter 63


Cover character :
Kotoko Aihara and Naoki Irie
Volume 16 Cover


Volume 17

# Japanese English
Release date ISBN Release date ISBN
17 September 30, 1996 ISBN : 4-08-848554-8 N/A ISBN : N/A
Chapters list :
Chapter 64

Chapter 65
Chapter 66
Chapter 67


Cover character :
Kotoko Aihara and Naoki Irie
Volume 17 Cover


Volume 18

# Japanese English
Release date ISBN Release date ISBN
18 March 2, 1997 ISBN : 4-08-848616-1 N/A ISBN : N/A
Chapters list :
Chapter 68

Chapter 69
Chapter 70
Chapter 71


Cover character :
Kotoko Aihara, Naoki Irie, Yuuki Irie, Motoki Kikyou, Shigeki Irie, Kinnosuke Ikezawa and Chibi
Volume 18 Cover


Volume 19

# Japanese English
Release date ISBN Release date ISBN
19 July 30, 1997 ISBN : 4-08-848682-X N/A ISBN : N/A
Chapters list :
Chapter 72

Chapter 73
Chapter 74
Chapter 75


Cover character :
Naoki Irie, Kotoko Aihara, Noriko Irie, Shigeki Irie, Shigeo Aihara and Yuuki Irie
Volume 19 Cover


Volume 20

# Japanese English
Release date ISBN Release date ISBN
20 March 30, 1998 ISBN : 4-08-848784-2 N/A ISBN : N/A
Chapters list :
Chapter 76

Chapter 77
Chapter 78
Chapter 79
One-shot: Pink no Yuki ga Futtara


Cover character :
Naoki Irie and Kotoko Aihara
Volume 20 Cover


Volume 21

# Japanese English
Release date ISBN Release date ISBN
21 July 29, 1998 ISBN : 4-08-848836-9 N/A ISBN : N/A
Chapters list :
Chapter 80

Chapter 81
Chapter 82
Chapter 83
Chapter 84


Cover character :
Kinnosuke Ikezawa, Christine Robbins, Kotoko Aihara and Naoki Irie
Volume 21 Cover


Volume 22

# Japanese English
Release date ISBN Release date ISBN
22 December 2, 1998 ISBN : 4-08-847002-8 N/A ISBN : N/A
Chapters list :
Chapter 85

Chapter 86
Chapter 87
Chapter 88
Chapter 89


Cover character :
Kotoko Aihara, Naoki Irie, Kinnosuke Ikezawa, Yuuki Irie, Noriko Irie and Shigeki Irie
Volume 22 Cover


Volume 23

# Japanese English
Release date ISBN Release date ISBN
23 May 30, 1999 ISBN : 4-08-847067-2 N/A ISBN : N/A
Chapters list :
Chapter 90

Chapter 91
Chapter 92
Chapter 93
Chapter 94


Cover character :
Kotoko Aihara and Naoki Irie
Volume 23 Cover


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