Kodomo no Jikan Manga Kickstarter Launched by PeCChi Imprint

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

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Kodomo no Jikan | Omnibus Vol. 1

Digital Manga’s PeCChi imprint has launched a Kickstarter in order to bring Kodomo no Jikan ~ A Child’s Time to the west. The Kickstarter is looking to raise $157,000 in order to bring the full series to the west.

PeCChi is looking to release all 13 volumes of Kaworu Watashiya’s manga in the West. The manga would be released in five omnibus volumes.

After the original goal, there are 4 additional stretch goals. The goals include addition of colored pages, improved paper quality and a hardcover release complete with dust jacket.

Rewards for backing the project including copies of the omnibus as well as other merchandise including: a poster, a clear file, tote bag, rubber charms, a blanket, pillow case, and art by Kaworu Watashiya.

A synopsis for the series is provided by PeCChi:

Newly hired Aoki Daisuke becomes a teacher to a 3rd grade class after the previous quits. He thought teaching was going to be a breeze until he meets troublemaker Rin Kokonoe. Rin wreaks havoc on Daisuke’s job by attempting to seduce him. Due to Rin’s odd behavior, Daisuke decides to make a visit to her caretaker. Little does he know, Rin has a traumatic past hidden away behind her innocent face.

Kodomo no Jikan is a school life comedy by day, and a psychological drama by night. As Daisuke attempts to remedy the complex challenges his students face outside of school grounds, the reader is forced to ask oneself, is Rin really just an innocent child? Or was Daisuke the innocent one after all?

Kodomo no Jikan is written by Kaworu Watashiya. It was published by Futabasha and first released in 2005. The manga was originally licensed for release in the west by Seven Seas Entertainment under the title Nymphet. The original western release was cancelled due to some of the content featured in the manga.

If the Kickstarter goal is reached, PeCChi is looking to release the manga in October 2017.

If you are interested in backing this project at all, please check out the Kickstarter page HERE.

The project has currently raised $45,873 of its $157,000 goal.


About Patrick Aguda

Patrick is a Mechanical Engineering student and an avid fan of both video games and anime. He has been a fan of anime since his older sister introduced him to the genre when he was in Pre-K. He grew up watching shows like Cardcaptor Sakura, Digimon Adventure, Gundam Wing, Dragon Ball Z, Tenchi Muyo and Rurouni Kenshin. His favorite anime of all time is Code Geass. His favorite games include Persona 3 Portable, Steambot Chronicles and the .hack//G.U. trilogy. He is very fond of Sinon (Asada Shino).

  • dark-kyon

    Lmao, the dakimakura tiers were all sold out in a instant.

    • Panpopo

      They’ll add more, that’s certain.

  • Nin

    I never thought this would ever be licensed. I’m definitely backing. Based digital manga.

  • Tristan (Chili1)

    There has been such a ridiculous controversy surrounding this manga and so many people have used it as an example of what’s WRONG with manga.

    I’m so glad this is getting a chance to come to the West. As long as it is not censored in any way, I can fully support this project!

    • blackice85

      They explicitly said that it won’t be censored, so if you or anyone else is at all interested in getting a legitimate copy of this, now is the time to back it. I don’t know how many other times a publisher might try to bring this West, so I’d personally consider it our last shot.

  • Nakua

    Never get the fuss around this title or some manga is general, they are just drawings, whatever, but i think they should stfu and release it without all these excuses on the KS page, it make the whole situation odd and some people can be confused.
    Is just a damn fictional manga, stop justifying shit and just release it for what it is.