MT Rating: 38.4791 (Rank: 173) |Series Added: 2008-08-03
Artist(s): Watashiya Kaworu
Status in Home Country: Complete - 13 Volumes
Scanslation Status: Complete ( on Manga Traders)
Summary Updated: 2014-03-17| Last File Added: 2013-04-25
- A Child's Time
The main story of Kodomo no Jikan is centered around twenty-three-year-old Daisuke Aoki, who has just landed his first teaching job as a grade school instructor at Futatsubashi Elementary School . He is placed in charge of Class 3-1, where one of his students, a mischievously precocious nine-year-old girl by the name of Rin Kokonoe, develops a crush on him and goes so far as to proclaim herself Aoki's girlfriend. She aggressively pursues her efforts to be with her teacher despite the fact that he will lose his job if she gets too close, a situation further complicated by the often complex, intertwining relationships existing between them and their respective friends, families, and peers.
This is, in the final analysis, a very serious drama that focuses on the emotional and personal growth of the characters. In particular it explores, in depth, child development - with a focus on abuse and neglect. Parenting is discussed. Even PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is discussed. This is all done by involving all but one of the primary and secondary characters, both children and adults). There is even a good deal of information about how hard it is to become a teacher in Japan.
And, yes, there is way more pre-adolescent skin shown than would ever be tolerated in a western story.
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