Papa to Kiss in the Dark

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Papa to Kiss in the Dark
Papa to Kiss in the Dark light novel cover.jpg
Cover of the light novel
Genre Comedy, Yaoi
Light novel
Written by Ken Nanbara
Illustrated by Sae Momoki
Published by Hakusensha
Published April 1999
Original video animation
Studio TNK
Licensed by United States Kitty Media
Released November 23, 2005December 21, 2005
Runtime 26 minutes
Episodes 2
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Papa to Kiss in the Dark (パパとKISS IN THE DARK?) is a Japanese boy's love light novel written by Ken Nanbara and illustrated by Sae Momoki. It has been adapted into an anime OVA series with the same name. Several drama CDs also based on this light novel have been released.

In June 2008, the anime was licensed for release in English by Media Blasters under their Kitty Media label.[1]


Mira Munakata is a freshman who, in the first scene of the OVA, is going to his first day at Hakuou High School. He is in love with his father, Kyousuke Munakata, and the two of them are involved both in a romantic and sexual relationship. He is confused by this relationship, however, and struggles with it throughout the film.

Trouble arises when Mira finds adoption papers and realizes that Kyousuke may not be related to him at all. This causes much distress for Mira who had already thought that Kyousuke was cheating on him. One woman in particular, the beautiful actress Mitsuki Utsunomiya, is rumoured to be marrying Kyousuke. In the end, Mitsuki turns out to be Mira's mother.

In the meantime, Mira is chased by other school friends such as Takayuki Utsunomiya, a third year from high school, and his best friend Kazuki Hino, who are both also in love with him.

Mira finds next that his father was injured on set and was taken to a hospital. He arrives at the hospital and is scared to see his father unconscious, however the wounds his father has are minor and Mira is assured Kyousuke will be fine. Mira's father's assistant tells Mira that Kyousuke in fact never cheated on Mira, he only acted like a flirt to make him jealous and less shy of their relationship; and that Kyousuke loves him more than anything.

Happily attempting to move on with his life, Mira later discovers that the famous actress Mitsuki is his mother and that she and Kyousuke are in fact brother and sister. The siblings were left parentless at an early age and thus took care of each other unconditionally. It is revealed that Mitsuki became pregnant at a young age. While she wanted to keep the baby and raise it herself she was given an offer to go to Hollywood and have a chance in an epic film. She chose to give up Mira, and not long after Kyousuke also became famous. Mira finds out that he has a step brother Takayuki (the boy who plucks a sakura petal off Mira's head). Takayuki is in love with Mira but is forcing his interests more to help his stepmother (Mitsuki) marry Kyousuke so she could become even more famous.

When distraught with the news that his lover and father might marry Mitsuki, Mira runs away from home and goes to where he and his papa used to look at the clouds. He eventually is found by Kyousuke and he explains adoption papers, Mira is relieved that his lover, although not his biological father, is not completely unrelated to him. It turns out that Kyousuke is his uncle and everything is right again for the two. Kyousuke assures Mira he will not be marrying Mitsuki as she is his older sister.


  • Mira Munakata (宗方実良 Munakata Mira?) - Voiced by: Hikaru Midorikawa
  • Kyousuke Munakata (宗方鏡介 Munakata Kyōsuke?) - Voiced by: Shinichiro Miki
  • Kazuki Hino (日野一樹 Hiro Kazuki?) - Voiced by: Susumu Chiba
  • Mitsuki Utsunomiya (宇都宮美月 Utsunomiya Mitsuki?) - Voiced by: Masako Katsuki
  • Takayuki Utsunomiya (宇都宮貴之 Utsunomiya Takayuki?) - Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu
  • Shun Sakurai (桜井 シュン Sakurai Shun?) - Voiced by: SHUN


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