Teasing Master Takagi-san

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Teasing Master Takagi-san
Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san volume 1 cover.jpg
Cover of Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san volume 1 by Shogakukan
からかい上手の高木さん
(Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san)
GenreRomantic comedy, slice of life[1]
Manga
Written bySōichirō Yamamoto
Published byShogakukan
English publisher
DemographicShōnen
MagazineMonthly Shōnen Sunday
Original run2013 – present
Volumes11
Manga
Ashita wa Doyōbi
Written bySōichirō Yamamoto
Published byShogakukan
MagazineYomiuri Chuukousei Shinbun
Original runNovember 2014November 2015
Volumes2
Manga
Karakai Jōzu no (Moto) Takagi-san
Written bySōichirō Yamamoto
Illustrated byMifumi Inaba
Published byShogakukan
DemographicShōnen
ImprintGessan Shōnen Sunday Comics
MagazineMangaONE
Original runJuly 15, 2017 – present
Volumes6
Manga
Koi ni Koisuru Yukari-chan
Written bySōichirō Yamamoto
Illustrated byYūma Suzu
Published byShogakukan
DemographicShōnen
ImprintGessan Shōnen Sunday Comics
MagazineGessan
Original runAugust 2017 – present
Volumes2
Anime television series
Directed byHiroaki Akagi
Written byMichiko Yokote
Music byHiroaki Tsutsumi
StudioShin-Ei Animation
Licensed by (Worldwide rights outside of Asia)[3]
Funimation
Original networkTokyo MX, ytv, BS11, AT-X, BS-NTV, J:COM TV
English network
Original run January 8, 2018 – present
Episodes14 + OVA (List of episodes)
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Teasing Master Takagi-san (からかい上手の高木さん, Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san, lit. "Good at Teasing, Miss Takagi") is a Japanese manga series by Sōichirō Yamamoto. The series features the daily life of Takagi, who loves to tease her classmate Nishikata, and Nishikata's failed attempts to get back at her. An anime television series adaptation by Shin-Ei Animation aired from January 8 to March 26, 2018. An OVA was released on July 12, 2018.[4] An English adaption of the manga was released on July 24, 2018 under the title Teasing Master Takagi-san. A second season premiered on July 7, 2019.

Characters[edit]

Takagi (高木さん, Takagi-san)
Voiced by: Rie Takahashi[5] (Japanese); Sarah Wiedenheft (English)[1]
Takagi likes to pass time by teasing Nishikata; she is in love with him and enjoys his reactions to her pranks.
Nishikata (西片くん, Nishikata-kun)
Voiced by: Yūki Kaji[5] (Japanese); Aaron Dismuke (English)[1]
Nishikata is the classmate of Takagi, who loves to tease him and make him blush. He plans on getting back at her, but Takagi always takes advantage of the situation and thwarts him. Nishikata, in some ways, likes Takagi but is oblivious to that fact.
Mina Hibino (日比野 ミナ)[6]
Voiced by: Konomi Kohara[7] (Japanese); Leah Clark (English)[1]
A childish girl with large eyebrows.
Yukari Amakawa (天川 ユカリ)[6]
Voiced by: M.A.O[7] (Japanese); Kristen McGuire (English)[1]
Mina's friend and class president. Although she tries to maintain a semblance of maturity as class president, she regularly lets her classmates copy her answers so no one would fail.
Sanae Tsukimoto (月本 サナエ)[6]
Voiced by: Yui Ogura[7] (Japanese); Kristi Rothrock (English)[1]
Mina's best friend.
Nakai (中井)
Voiced by: Yuuma Uchida[7] (Japanese); Chris Thurman (English)[1]
Friend of Nishikata and classmate of both him and Takagi; he is in love with Mano.
Mano (真野)
Voiced by: Kotori Koiwai[7] (Japanese); Jad Saxton (English)[1]
Classmate of Nishikata and Takagi; she is in love with Nakai.
Takao (高尾)
Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto[7] (Japanese); Blake Shepard (English)[1]
One of Nishikata's close friends along with Kimura. He is a bespectacled boy with buck teeth.
Kimura (木村)
Voiced by: Fukushi Ochiai[7] (Japanese); Jerry Jewell (English)[1]
One of Nishikata's friends along with Takao. He is a fat boy that dislikes running.
Mr. Tanabe (田辺先生, Tanabe-sensei)
Voiced by: Hinata Tadokoro[7] (Japanese); Cris George (English)[1]
The teacher of Nishikata and Takagi's English class.
Hamaguchi (浜口)
Voiced by: Kōki Uchiyama[8]
Hōjō (北条さん)
Voiced by: Aoi Yūki[8]

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

The manga is written by Sōichirō Yamamoto. The series began serialization in Shogakukan's shōnen manga magazine supplement Monthly Shōnen Sunday Mini in 2013, and it moved to the main Monthly Shōnen Sunday magazine in July 2016. It has been collected in eleven tankōbon volumes. The manga was nominated for the 10th Manga Taishō awards in January 2017.[9] Yen Press has licensed the manga.[2] A spin-off manga series titled Ashita wa Doyōbi (あしたは土曜日, lit. "Tomorrow is Saturday") was serialized in the newspaper Yomiuri Chuukousei Shinbun between November 2014 and November 2015, and was collected in two tankōbon volumes. It was also adapted within the Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san adaptation in 2018.[7] A third series titled Karakai Jōzu no (Moto) Takagi-san (からかい上手の(元)高木さん, lit. "Teasing Master (Former) Takagi-san") featuring an adult Takagi, now married to Nishikata, and their daughter, Chi, debuted in 2017. It has been collected in six tankōbon volumes. A second spin-off manga series titled Koi ni Koisuru Yukari-chan (恋に恋するユカリちゃん) debuted in 2017.

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBNEnglish release dateEnglish ISBN
1 June 12, 2014[10]ISBN 978-4-09-125015-5July 24, 2018[11]ISBN 978-1-975-35330-8
2 November 12, 2014[12]ISBN 978-4-09-125527-3October 30, 2018[13]ISBN 978-1-975-35366-7
3 December 11, 2015[14]ISBN 978-4-09-126650-7January 22, 2019[15]ISBN 978-1-975-35367-4
4 October 12, 2016[16]ISBN 978-4-09-127389-5April 23, 2019[17]ISBN 978-1-975-35368-1
5 February 10, 2017[18]ISBN 978-4-09-127541-7July 23, 2019[19]ISBN 978-1-975-35369-8
6 August 10, 2017[20]ISBN 978-4-09-127735-0November 12, 2019[21]ISBN 978-1-975-33170-2
7 December 12, 2017[22]ISBN 978-4-09-128062-6
8 February 9, 2018[23]ISBN 978-4-09-128152-4
9 June 12, 2018 (w/BD edition)[24]
June 12, 2018 (regular ed.)[25]
ISBN 978-4-09-943016-0 (w/BD ed.)
ISBN 978-4-09-128330-6 (regular ed.)
10 February 12, 2019[26]ISBN 978-4-09-128860-8
11 July 4, 2019[27][28]ISBN 978-4-09-943054-2 (regular ed.)
ISBN 978-4-09-129287-2 (special ed.)

Tomorrow is Saturday[edit]

No.Release date ISBN
1 November 12, 2015[29]ISBN 978-4-09-126659-0
2 February 12, 2016[30]ISBN 978-4-09-126660-6

Teasing Master (Former) Takagi-san[edit]

No.Release date ISBN
1 December 12, 2017[31]ISBN 978-4-09-128070-1
2 February 9, 2018[32]ISBN 978-4-09-127675-9
3 July 12, 2018[33]ISBN 978-4-09-128402-0
4 February 12, 2019[34]ISBN 978-4-09-128875-2
5 March 12, 2019[35]ISBN 978-4-09-129085-4
6 July 4, 2019[36]ISBN 978-4-09-129286-5

Koi ni Koisuru Yukari-chan[edit]

No.Release date ISBN
1 February 9, 2018[37]ISBN 978-4-09-128187-6
2 July 12, 2018[38]ISBN 978-4-09-128403-7

Anime[edit]

An anime television series adaptation was announced in the August issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Shōnen Sunday magazine.[39] The series is directed by Hiroaki Akagi at Shin-Ei Animation with scripts written by Michiko Yokote and character designs by Aya Takano, and aired from January 8 to March 26, 2018 on Tokyo MX and other channels.[5][40] Crunchyroll simulcasted the series, while Funimation streamed the series with an English dub.[41] The series ran 12 episodes.[42] The opening theme is "Iwanai Kedo ne." (言わないけどね。) performed by Yuiko Ōhara.[40] The series features several ending songs performed by Rie Takahashi: the first ending song titled "Kimagure Romantic" (気まぐれロマンティック) (ep 1–2), the second ending song titled "AM11:00" (ep 3–4), the third ending song titled Bicycle (自転車, Jitensha) (ep 5–6), the fourth ending song titled "Kaze Fukeba Koi" (風吹けば恋) (ep 7–8), the fifth ending song titled "Chiisana Koi no Uta" (小さな恋のうた) (ep 9–10), the sixth ending song titled "Ai Uta" (愛唄) (ep 11), and the seventh ending song titled "Deatta Koro no Yō ni" (出逢った頃のように) (ep 12). An OVA episode was bundled with the manga's 9th volume which was released on July 12, 2018.[4]

On January 10, 2019, it was announced that the series will be receiving a second season.[43] The staff and cast will reprise their roles. It premiered on July 7, 2019.[44][8] The opening theme for the second season is "Zero Centimeters" (ゼロセンチメートル, Zero Senchimētoru) performed by Yuiko Ōhara.[45]

Reception[edit]

In December 2016, the manga had over 1 million copies in print.[46] By February 2018, that number had increased to 4 million copies in print.[47] As of February 2019, the manga increased to 6 million.[48]

References[edit]

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