Yamada Komomo

Some of her recent manga are: Asa Made Kimi to, Koibito ni Naru Jikan desu, and Kore kara Hajimaru Koi o Oshiete.

Strobe Edge by Sakisaki Io may be my favorite manga, but Yamada Komomo is my favorite mangaka judging by how many of her manga I own… out of her 12 published series (which doesn’t include anthologies), I have 12 of them, lol. 🙂

I believe her manga is classified as josei, although a lot of her stories are about high school students. With josei manga, you normally see more smut and adult situations, but her works are pretty tame. 🙂 Her recent works have focused on college/career women and are being serialized in Petit Comic.

About the only complaint I have is that I wish her stories were longer… most of her older works are just one volume. Updated: Her more recent stories have been two – three volumes and Kore kara Hajimaru Koi o Oshiete is four volumes, yay!

8-Banme no Tsumi
1 volume
Serialized in Cheese, 2009

A serious and bittersweet story about a girl whose past catches up to her. Souko and Yuki experience an intense love, however Souko suddenly changes schools leaving Yuki in despair. At her new school, Souko meets gentle Hiroto and starts to care for him after awhile. When she and Hiroto start dating seriously, Yuki comes back into her life again…

Asa made Kimi to
1 volume
Serialized in Petit Comic, 2011

A sweet story about a college student who falls in love with her very strict professor after discovering that he isn’t that bad after all.

Hadaka no Oujisama – Love Kingdom
3 volumes
Serialized in Cheese, 2007 -2008

A cute story about an orphaned girl who gets invited to live with a very wealthy family and attend a prestigious school. She later finds out that she’s supposed to marry one of guys who lives in the mansion.

Hatsukoi wa Chuudoku no You de
1 volume

A passionate story about a high school student and a naive teacher who start a relationship but break up quickly. A few years later, the student becomes a teacher and they end up teaching at the same school.

Hatsukoi wa Kanawanai
1 volume
Serialized in Petit Comic, 2011

A heartwarming story about a college girl who ends up helping out at an office where her long-time crush and his rude friend work. Her one-sided love has continued for years… is it time to move on?

Kinkyori Honey
1 volume, 2011

A continuation of Shoko and Yuta’s lovey-dovey relationship… first Christmas together, Yuta’s proposal, and other things the couple face together.

Kinkyori Lovers
1 volume, 2007

Shoko and Yuta are childhood friends. Yuta has always had a crush on Shoko, but she only thought of him as a friend. However, in high school her feelings start to change… the beginning of their mutual love.

Koibito ni Naru Jikan desu
3 volumes
Serialized in Petit Comic, 2012-13


An interesting story about a young college girl who takes care of her younger siblings, while juggling college, a job, and the “curry prince”.

Kore kara Hajimaru Koi o Oshiete
4 volumes
Serialized in Petit Comic, 2013-2015

If you want to read the translated manga, you can find it here: Mangalator


A heartwarming story about a college girl who agrees to a fake marriage and ends up living together with her old, childhood friend, an older guy who is now a professor at her university.

Mainichi Kimi ni Koi Shiteru
2 volumes
Serialized in Cheese, 2008

A sweet story about a girl who leaves home to go to the same high school that her brother attended. When she arrives at her brother’s apartment, she finds out that her brother has moved in with his fiancée (apartment in same building) and that the fiancée’s son, who’s her senpai at school, will be living with her instead.

Nemureru Mori no Kemomotachi
1 volume
Serialized in Cheese, 2010

A humorous story about Rinko, a bright but aloof girl, and Haruki, her childhood friend who used to be weak crybaby but is now a playboy. When they meet again in high school, Haruki comes on strong towards Rinko.

Otona no Jikan
7 volumes
Serialized in Cheese, 2005-2007

A sweet and funny story about a high school girl, Mitsuka, and the forbidden relationship with her teacher, Kaga-sensei. Kaga-sensei writes erotic novels on the side, so he’s a little bit ecchi. He and Mitsuka care deeply for each other.


11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Eza
    Jun 05, 2014 @ 19:27:45

    Hi, Could you please suggest where to read Asa made kimi to?
    I’ve been trying to find the manga online but cannot. please help, please


  2. Mangaappre
    Sep 19, 2015 @ 21:35:37

    Dear Dnjs,

    Yamada Komomo is one of my favorite mangaka, I have purchased her manga (translated in other language, not japanese from the authorised publisher) to add into my manga collection. 🙂 I saw your summary upto Chapter 4 of Zettai Toudo and tell you what, I feel I’m fangirling & shouting in joy when haru & minato confessed their love and how your described their kisses. I love it!!!! ♥♥♥
    Thanks for your summary and translation in otakumole. ♥♥♥


    • dnjs
      Sep 20, 2015 @ 10:38:17

      Yay, another Yamada Komomo fan! 🙂 The first series that I read was Otona no Jikan online and then I bought it and all the rest of her manga after that, lol. I’m glad you’re enjoying Zettai Toudo! 🙂


      • Mangaappre
        Sep 21, 2015 @ 04:32:12

        Actually, I came across 8-Banme no Tsumi (incomplete) from chinese scanalation site, the story was interesting in the begin so I went to search for Yamada sensei’s manga then started to purchase the published manga as collection. Other than her, I have a list of my favorite mangaka but my favorite manga is still the classic 彼方から “from faraway” unfortunately, there is no anime version and there is closure on Noriko & Noriko, whether they ended up married or…..it only mentioned they are together. Sorry for out-of-topic.

      • dnjs
        Sep 21, 2015 @ 09:56:03

        Oh, I’ve never heard of that manga. I just looked it up. The art is a little dated, in the first volume anyway, but the story sounds interesting. 🙂 I’ll check it out sometime.

      • Mangaappre
        Sep 21, 2015 @ 04:34:04

        OMG, typo again, how I wish there is an edit button that I can redo my sentence, haha, it should be my forever hero Izark & sweet Noriko.

  3. Mangaappre
    Sep 19, 2015 @ 21:37:54

    sorry is summary up to 5. ^^


    • dnjs
      Sep 20, 2015 @ 10:40:38

      I just finished the translation for Chapter 4 last night and will post it when the translator tool is available on Otakumole. 🙂 I will work on translating Chapter 5 later in the week.


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