Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san

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Anime Information


🇯🇵 Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san

🇬🇧 Teasing Master Takagi-san

Adaption from: Manga

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TitleEpisodes / DurationRelease dateRelease season
Season 1Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san1208. January  2018 ‑ 26. March 2018Winter 2018
OVAKarakai Jouzu no Takagi-san:
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110. July 2018Summer 2018
Season 2Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san 21207. July 2019 ‑ 22. September 2019Summer 2019
Season 3Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san 31208. January 2022 ‑ 26. March 2022Winter 2022
MovieKarakai Jouzu no Takagi-san Movie73 min10. June 2022Summer 2022 

The post is still on the state of season 1.
As soon as season 3 is released, I will update this post again.

(Admittedly, I’ve been a little hyped ever since I heard there was going to be a 3rd season and even a movie. 🥳)


General facts


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Kouki Nakai

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Both are already a couple.
But they are barely shown in the anime.




Romance facts



Yukari Tenkawa

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Yukari Tenkawa and Nishikata have no relationship and also have nothing to do with each other in the anime.
They are just classmates.

However, it gets slightly hinted that Yukari Tenkawa could may have a crush on Nishikata.

Sorry, I made a mistake here.

Small season 2 update:

In season 2, it will be clarified that she is just a little curious about Nishikata and Takagi’s relationship and she is just happy for them and admires them.


Takagi and Nishikata.


Takagi deceives a kiss.
Then aborts the kiss, and compares her body size with Nishikata’s.

Season 1, episode 10

Not really interruptions, rather, not properly executed love confessions, which leads to nothing.

Nishikata has a 50 percent chance of finding out who Takagi is in love with.
But he didn’t made it.

Season 1, episode 1
(The eraser scene)

Takagi tells Nishikata that she is in love with him and says right after that it was a lie.

Season 1, episode 5

No, no real kiss, only an indirect kiss.

Takagi and Nishikata.

Takagi drinks from Nishikata’s can. (Indirect kiss)

Season 1, episode 3

Unfortunately, Nishikata doesn’t dare to drink from Takagi’s can.

Season 1, episode 3 and 6


Takagi and Nishikata don’t get together in the anime.

There is a sequel manga Karakai Jouzu no (Moto) Takagi-san .
There, Takagi and Nishikata are grown up, married and have a daughter together.

Kouki Nakai and Mano.

They are already a couple from the beginning.





Normal End

My opinion


There is a German saying. It goes somthing like this: “Lovers always tease each other.”

‘Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san’ is mainly only about Takagi and Nishikata, and how Nishikata is constantly teased by Takagi with little pranks.
Takagi always does that without any bad intentions, and I always think that it’s really cute, the way she does it.

Nishikata often tries to see through Takagi’s pranks and thwart them, so that he then can play pranks on her.
Which, of course, he does not succeed, thus creating many sweet moments.

On the other hand, the pranks could appear a bit repetitive and boring after a few episodes, as the development of the romance relationship is often disturbed and so romantic progress gets slowed down.

Also, it gets somewhat annoying with Nishikata, but more about him under Character.

Thus, the anime remains indeed on a very sweet level, but the serious romantic part is often neglected.
There are also a few heartwarming and funny moments and a little cute drama moment in episode 12.

In some scenes a small group of girls are shown, who also have funny moments.


I found the animation pretty and fits well with the anime.


Takagi and Nishikata:

Takagi has a more adult and intelligent personality.

She always knows exactly what, when and how she has to make/say something in order to play a prank on Nishikata.
So she then makes no mistakes, and that may seem boring and repetitive for some after a few episodes.

But in one episode, Takagi gets surprised by Nishikata when suddenly says something totally sweet to Takagi.
Which makes Takagi shortly stunned and hides her joy from Nishikata.
As Nishikata leaves, you can see a slightly disturbed grin on Takagi’s face.
Probably because she is still trying to hide her joy.

So be careful, it will be extremely sweet 🙂 🙂

Season 1, episode 11

That Takagi is in love with Nishikata, gets already clarified by her in the first episode.

Nishikata has a more childish and cowardly personality.

Since he always gets pranked by Takagi, he also often tries to prank her or to guess her plan and then to counter her.
Of course, he always fails because Takagi can easily see through him.

An annoying thing about Nishikata is that his cowardly personality sometimes is a bit exaggerated.
This is another reason why there is less romance in Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san.

  • He often refuses to accept indirect kisses.
  • He is ashamed to go shopping with Takagi.
  • He doesn’t dare to ask Takagi for her email.
  • He finds it very difficult to touch Takagi.

This again slows down the romantic progress and the development of the love relationship gets dragged on.
But I think that’s more likely the concept of the anime.

That Nishikata is in love with Takagi, you can determine pretty clearly from the beginning.
However, he himself just starts to realizes, at almost the end of the anime, that he may, could be in love with Takagi.


‘Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san’ ended with a sweet normal ending and makes you want more.

The 2nd season have already been released.
(But I haven’t included spoilers from it in this post yet).

The 3rd season will be aired soon and a movie has been announced.
And since I enjoy the anime a lot, I’m looking forward to the next releases even more.

I’m curious to see if something from the sequel manga ‘Karakai Jouzu no (Moto) Takagi-san’ might be shown at some point.
(For more information ➜ Will the couple get together?)

Once the 3rd season is released, I’ll update this post again!

Episode Rating:

I rated episode 11 the best.

I rated episode 8 the worst.

The other episodes were mostly very good.

Takagi never has bad intentions when she plays Nishikata pranksSlow romance development
(Takagi’s pranks and, the sometimes slightly exaggerated cowardly personality of Nishikata, often slow down the development of the romantic relationship.)
Many sweet momentsInterruption
Meetings and Dates
Heartwarming and funny moments
An indirect kiss
Romance rating:
Takagi never has bad intentions when she plays Nishikata pranks
Many sweet moments
Meetings and Dates
Heartwarming and funny moments
An indirect kiss
Slow romance development
(Takagi’s pranks and, the sometimes slightly exaggerated cowardly personality of Nishikata, often slow down the development of the romantic relationship.)
Romance rating:

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