Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san
Jan 18, 2018
Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san (からかい上手の高木さん, lit. "Skilled Teaser Takagi-san") is a Japanese manga series by Sōichirō Yamamoto. The series features the daily life of Takagi-san, who loves to tease her classmate and friend Nishikata-kun, and Nishikata-kun's failed attempts to get back at her. An anime television series adaptation by Shin-Ei Animation premiered on January 8, 2018.
Living by this principle, the middle schooler Nishikata gets constantly made fun of by his seat neighbor Takagi-san. With his pride shattered to pieces, he vows to turn the tables and get back at her some day. And so, he attempts to tease her day after day, only to find himself victim to Takagi-san's ridicule again sooner than later. Will he be able to make Takagi-san blush from embarrassment even once in the end?
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It 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 six tankōbon volumes. The manga was nominated for the 10th Manga Taishō awards in January 2017. A spin-off manga series titled Ashita wa Doyōbi (あしたは土曜日, lit. "Tomorrow is Saturday") about Takagi-san's interactions with her female friends was serialized in the newspaper Yomiuri Chuukousei Shinbun between November 2014 and November 2015, and was collected in two tankōbon volumes. It will also be animated and will air within the Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san adaptation.
A third series titled Karakai Jouzu no (Moto) Takagi-san (からかい上手の（元）高木さん, lit. "Teasing Master (née) Takagi-san") featuring an adult Takagi, now married with Nishikata, and their daughter, debuted in 2017.
An anime television series adaptation was announced in the August issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Shōnen Sunday magazine. The series is being directed by Hiroaki Akagi at Shin-Ei Animation with scripts written by Michiko Yokote and character designs by Aya Takano, and premiered on January 8, 2018. Crunchyroll will simulcast the series, while Funimation will be streaming the series with an English dub. The show will air 12 episodes.