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|Tonari no Kashiwagi-san|
Cover of Tonari no Kashiwagi-san volume 1 by Hōbunsha featuring the characters Kotone and Yūto (the chibi)
|Genre||Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life|
|Written by||Kinusa Shimotsuki|
|Magazine||Manga Time Kirara Forward|
|Original run||September 24, 2009 – August 24, 2016|
Tonari no Kashiwagi-san (となりの柏木さん, lit. "Next to Kashiwagi") is a Japanese manga series by Kinusa Shimotsuki, serialized in Hōbunsha's seinen manga magazine Manga Time Kirara Forward from September 2009 to August 2016. It has been collected intwelve tankōbon volumes as of February 2015.
The series follows the life of Yuto Sakuraba, a high school boy who is open about his otaku lifestyle, much to the dismay of his classmates. He works at a shop called Anime Haven. He fawns over an online artist named Sayane because of her moe -styled drawings. At the beginning of the school year, he is assigned a seat next to Kotone Kashiwagi, a popular girl who is known to strongly dislike otaku culture. However, when he discovers that Kotone actually does like anime and manga, they begin a friendship where they discuss their passion in secret. However, Kotone has another secret: she is actually the artist Sayane. When Yuto eventually makes that connection, he must figure out how it will affect their friendship. Meanwhile, Yuto and Kotone's best friends try to encourage them to advance their relationship together, while ending up coupling themselves.
The manga started serialization in the December 2009 issue of "Manga Time Kirara Forward", published by Hōbunsha, ending in the . As of September 2014, 12 volumes have already been published. The chapters are all unnamed, so they're known only by their number.
|1||Tonari no Kashiwagi-san 1(となりの柏木さん 1)||April 12, 2010||ISBN 978-4-8322-7904-9|
|2||Tonari no Kashiwagi-san 2(となりの柏木さん 2)||November 12, 2010||ISBN 978-4-8322-7959-9|
|3||Tonari no Kashiwagi-san 3(となりの柏木さん 3)||June 13, 2011||ISBN 978-4-8322-4034-6|
|4||Tonari no Kashiwagi-san 4(となりの柏木さん 4)||February 13, 2012||ISBN 978-4-8322-4109-1|
|5||Tonari no Kashiwagi-san 5(となりの柏木さん 5)||September 12, 2012||ISBN 978-4-8322-4191-6|
|6||Tonari no Kashiwagi-san 6(となりの柏木さん 6)||May 11, 2013||ISBN 978-4-8322-4295-1|
|7||Tonari no Kashiwagi-san 7(となりの柏木さん 7)||December 12, 2013||ISBN 978-4-8322-4377-4|
|8||Tonari no Kashiwagi-san 8(となりの柏木さん 8)||July 11, 2014||ISBN 978-4-8322-4460-3|
|9||Tonari no Kashiwagi-san 9(となりの柏木さん 9)||February 12, 2015||ISBN 978-4-8322-4460-3|
|10||Tonari no Kashiwagi-san 10(となりの柏木さん 10)||February 12, 2015||ISBN 978-4-8322-4613-3|
|11||Tonari no Kashiwagi-san 11(となりの柏木さん 11)||March 12, 2016||ISBN 978-4-8322-4672-0|
|12||Tonari no Kashiwagi-san 12(となりの柏木さん 12)||September 12, 2016||ISBN 978-4-8322-4741-3|
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