Based on the manga "Itazura na Kiss" by Kaoru Tada. At a high school entrance ceremony, high school student Kotoko Aihara, who isn't that smart, notices pretty boy Naoki Irie. She falls in love with him immediately. Kotoko initially doesn't express her feelings to him, but finally has a chance to tell him how she feels. Unfortunately, Naoki turns Kotoko down, saying "I don't like dumb women." One day, Kotoko Aihara's house is severely damaged by a meteorite. Until the house is rebuilt, Kotoko Aihara and her father decide to live with her father's friend. When Kotoko Aihara moves to her new temporary house, she is surprised to learn that Naoki Irie lives there as well.

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  • Feb 5, 2014 16 of 16 episodes seen
    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    • Overall  8
    • Story  9
    • Acting/Cast  9
    • Music  8
    • Rewatch Value  7
    I was planning to see this since when it came out.
    For series made out of mangas, I think japanese versions are better.
    Not because korean or taiwanese versions are not good, but because there are some things just japanese culture can express when it comes to manga/dorama adaptations.

    I never read the manga but I know the mangaka's style; I can say I liked this very much but there are also things I'd like to point out.
    I made some considerations thinking also of the korean version.

    The plot; The plot is nice and the things that happen not so unreal. It is a cute and sometimes moving story about love and about growing up.
    Even though some episodes are boring, it is not difficult
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  • Jan 22, 2014 16 of 16 episodes seen
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    • Overall  9
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    • Music  7
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    I have high hopes for this drama, since this is the most recent remake of the manga. I've watched the other versions, and for some reason as I have watched the other versions I said to myself, "Why does this feels different?" I feel like that because I didn't see the essence of the manga version until I watched the recent remake in Japanese version. There is something in this version that gives a similar essence in the manga story line, which has so far lived up to my expectations and will really live up to if they produce a second season fast! I was satisfied as to how they tried to make a remake version that is closest to the manga, although not identically similar, read more
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  • MyPerryGone 9 days ago
    Finally I finished all the episodes of itazura na kiss LOve in tokyo, I must say i really like this version than the playful kiss. MAybe because the girl,I mean MIKI is so cute and her acting as a dumb and clumsy girl is not so annoying. And also YUKI FURUKAWA was so perfect for the role and so handsome guy.I LIKED <3 LOVED IT!!!
  • Afsii 24 days ago
    Only watched the first few episodes, but honestly liking it better than the korean version, I find the main lead a little less irritating, irie is so cute omg and the 2nd lead guy is also so much better <3
    2 ❤
  • DramaPanda Mar 24, 2014
    Loved it
    Loved it
    That's all I can say haha, for some people it might be too "silly" or kawaii but for me even though I'm not used to Japanese dramas and culture I loved it so much it made me laugh even if some of it was really weird.
    1 ❤
  • Dark_Rose Mar 19, 2014
    It's the same story of Playful Kiss... so i don't think i'll watch it
    2 ❤
  • somyz Mar 18, 2014
    mm idk i kinda find it silly and so child!
    i start getting boring!
    should i drop it?
  • Montse Mar 3, 2014
    The Korean version ( PLAYFUL KISS ) is BETTER than this. Aihara (the female lead in the Japanese drama ) is annoying .
  • NanaChin Feb 28, 2014
    They started filming the second season in Okinawa! :) It's gonna be called "Itazura na Kiss - Love in Okinawa". Yuki posted a picture of himself with the script on FB and Miki on her blog. <3
    3 ❤
  • onewbaby Feb 26, 2014
    i really loved this one... can't wait to see what they do with season 2
    1 ❤
  • Stasiamae Feb 23, 2014
    I'm not going to lie or sugarcoat this, I didn't like this version very much. I think it's above Playful Kiss, but not by much. I can't place my finger on why, so I'm not writing a review, but... something was off. Maybe I didn't read into Naoki's character enough, or Yuki's acting, but compared to ISWAK, he was extra-cold, less-warm, just like Playful Kiss' Seung Jo. I really liked Kotoko's character, and I love Honoka and her acting, I think she did a swell job and I think she's absolutely freaking adorable, but she was kind of just as clingy as Ha Ni in PK.... but that's my opinion. Maybe I'll give it a go again soon here and see if I like it better. It's still a fun, easy-going drama though. Maybe part of my problem is I'm in love with ISWAK and ISWAK 2, anddddd I've seen every version except the manga. So yeah. :3
    1 ❤
    • Stasiamae Feb 23, 2014
      On another note, do you think there will be a second season? It's going to be really awkward with the age difference, at least if its anything like ISWAK 2, although I'd be totally up for watching it. I don't think Playful Kiss will ever make a season 2, though. Especially with Kim Hyung Joon's... er... change in appearance recently. Although I'm not complaining. x)
  • somyz Feb 22, 2014
    look so cute!
  • docnty Feb 18, 2014
    So glad I know how this ends otherwise I would have dropped this show long ago on account of all these stupid love triangles, wow!!! Japanese and their dumb love triangles... How about having a drama without all of these stupid love triangles for a change... Sheeeesh!!!!!!!!!!!!! I most definitely liked the first one much much better, not so many flippin love triangles. I am so glad I knew the ending would turn out good. I must say, as much as she was more refined in this one than the first, and as much as she was much goofier in the first one, I could'a done without these dumb love triangles... These Japanese writers need to get a life and write a real romance without these dumb, stupid, despicable love triangles. If it weren't for the stupid love triangles, this would have been a most definite 9 out of 10, I'm only giving it 6...
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  • PrettyBrown_Eyes Feb 16, 2014
    Couldn't help but compare it to ISWAK, this version was good, but for me ISWAK is still the best for me.
    3 ❤
  • ROSE_NADAL Feb 10, 2014
    playful kiss again?????? no way
    that was the worst drama i ever watched
  • Cyan-Sapphire Jan 25, 2014
    This was one of my absolute FAVORITE dramas! It was super kawaii and funny and I can't wait for season two!
    3 ❤


Itazura na Kiss-Love in Tokyo

Itazura na Kiss-Love in Tokyo


  • Main Title: Itazura na Kiss-Love in Tokyo
  • Native title: イタズラなKiss〜Love in TOKYO
  • Also Known as: Itazura na Kiss ; Mischievous Kiss-Love in Tokyo ; イタズラな Kiss- Love in Tokyo ; Itazura na Kiss〜Love in Tokyo ;

General Details

  • CountryJapan
    NetworkFuji TV
  • Aired: March 29, 2013 to July 19, 2013
  • Airs On: Friday
  • # of Episodes 16
    Average Duration 49 min. per episode
  • Genres: Comedy, Family, Life, Romance, School


  • Score: 7.94 (scored by 2,980 users)
  • Ranked: #244
  • Popularity: #23
  • Members: 5,123
  • Favorites: 0
4.0 stars - based on 2,980 votes

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