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Pita Ten, Vol. 01 (Pita Ten #1)

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  1,325 ratings  ·  30 reviews
How to Acquaint Oneself with an Angel: With middle school entrance exams coming up, Kotarou was hoping to crack down on his study habits. But when a zany girl unexpectedly moves in next door to him, those plans go straight down the drain. When Misha boldly asks Kotarou to go out with her the moment they meet. Stunned at the sight of the girl, Kotarou turns and darts away l ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published January 13th 2004 by Tokyopop (first published 2002)
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Karaoke OK
May 27, 2008 Karaoke OK rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of cute-looking characters
Shelves: manga-to-ignore
[Series Length: 8 volumes / Read: volumes 1]

I actually purchased the entire book series solely on the recommendation of a couple of acquaintances (who I've come to later learn really valued looks over substance).

In terms of character-design, female protagonist Misha is pretty cute and adorable. However, I just couldn't get past how annoying and intrusive she was in the first volume, so much so that I stopped reading the series pretty much afterwards. If I have the entire 8-book series sitting ri
It's amazing how the anime entertained me and the manga did nothing of the sorts! I never finished the series for some reason and I never realised it was based on a manga soooooo when I saw the 4 volume set going for dirt cheap I splashed some money on the manga..I wish I hadn't.

It's not the story that annoys me...It's the translation! It's stupidly over the top and way over hyped. I don't remember rolling my eyes so many times when watching the series. However, I do remember it being fun and si
Oct 29, 2011 Selena rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Di Gi Charat fans, people who like laughs
This is one of those series that makes you laugh and cry at the same time. I'll admit, it was a tad confusing at times, but I associate it more with translation than the story itself, since a quick trip to google explained everything to me with a few fan-translator notes that Tokyopop (sadly) doesn't include in their books.

It's a ridiculously cute series and is so sweet it can rot your teeth.
I read this a while ago when I first started collecting manga. I don't quite recall all the events but I do remember it feeling a little to young for me. My young cousin enjoyed it. She is just getting into reading and I showed her this. This could be good for a young person who is just beginning to read for fun or someone who wants to learn more about manga. It is a pretty typical magical girl series, however, and not everyone like this manga genre. But little kids like this stuff occasionally. ...more
2/5 stars...

I was very disappointed because I had great expectations for this book.

First of all, at first I thought I read it wrong because it was so confusing. Turns out that I read it right. I had to read the beginning twice to understand.

Then, Misha (the main character) appears out of the blue and starts stalking a guy for all the book, being quite loud and extravagant, but nobody seems to mind or tell her to stop! And 3-4 times, she tells them she's an angel, but nobody questions it, or asks
Misha's a cute angel. Though, when I first saw the cover my head went, "I must read this." While I was reading the manga, something popped up in my head and asked, "Did the creator's of Kamichama Karin make this?" Because I've watched the anime and by looking at this it kind of looked familiar.
Kyaputen Abby
Pita Ten- Volume 1 is an interesting manga and I enjoyed reading it and looking at the excellent drawings, but I found the way that Misha (i'm pretty sure thats the angel-sorry a bit unpro!) talked (e.g. mishy wishy, schoolly woolly, cutey wutey) was patronizing and painful to read! I'm sorry
Koge-Donbo but that brought it down to 2/5 stars.

Once again second time reading comes through!
I now really enjoy this... and it is 4/5, as I said before the drawings are lovely and I enjoy the story of Mis
Misha, the angel, is infuriating and confusing and if I were Kotaro - the boy she clings onto for no apparent reason - I would tell her were to go. She is invasive and down right rude, which fits hand in hand with her annoying 'mooshy wooshy' baby-talk.

Although this annoyed me at the start, I shall endeavour to read the rest of the series because it became a bit more mysterious and darker towards the end with the appearance of another angel(!?) - who hopefully doesn't seem to talk like a fool.
This books is about a boy that lives by himself and in a random day he finds a angel in his building... you have to read it to find out there adventures and people they meet. I love this book it made me laugh,cry,scream,and even think about how life really is...? The only thing that got me mad was the ending in the anime the book was in-general wonderful. Would read it again if they re-release it with a different publisher because I believe Tokyopop is not selling manga books at all.
☆Roxanne☆ (Death by Book Avalanche)
I have read the whole series of Pita Ten, there are 8 books in total. It's a very very cute series, I really enjoyed it. Misha can be a little bit annoying at points but her cuteness won me over. Shia is probably my favourite character in the series, she was always very mysterious. If I remember correctly I cried at the end of the series, you know it's a good story when you get so attached to the characters.
I am not a big fan of this manga but i just could not help loving some of the characters. I will continue with the series, as I own up to number 4.

I thought i would end up with one favourite character but I love both Shia and Koboshi

I have been reading a lot lately and this manga is not the best but has been a break.
Kristine Pratt
I really wanted to like this more, it's cute and moves fast and has a great cast of characters. BUT the voice of Misha in that baby-talk way of speaking drove me nuts and made me want to smack her. I love her personality otherwise, but that way of talking is going to drive me nuts if I try to read this whole thing...
Jennifer Tran
I brought this book because I liked the cover, I was a bit skeptical at first but the series got better when it reached volume 5. I couldn't stop buying and I used all my money buying the whole series. The drawings could be a bit neater but overall the artwork is really cute. I think I cried at the end of the book!
It was good, but if I think about it.. it's not the easiest to figure out. It's cute, "aw, an angel!", but I can't really see where this is going.. and, the age they are.. doesn't seem to be played out so well.. They're more like older teens than elementary students.
Oct 09, 2008 Lord rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: manga
First volume starts on a very lightheart note but eventually things get quite serious. The art is a bit weak but cute enough to enjoy, although Kotaro-kun looks exactly like Syaoran-kun from CCS. I'm curious enough to read volume 2 soon.
It was all right.... The drawing style was cute but I'm not sure if I enjoyed it. The boy's face felt too mature for his body size and the transitions felt rather forced. Don't think I will read past the first volume.
It was really hard for me to finish this manga. I just couldn't get into it at all. I have to admit though that at the end of the volume it started to pick up, other then that nothing great so far.
Lisa Isselée
Volume 1 sure makes you curious enough to wonder what's going to happen. It's all a bit mysterious but really cute and fun .
Beautiful artwork, you see. Totally not in to its story, didn't get it at all. But the artwork was so worth my time :))
Couldn't get into it. I have to say.. I gave up and that's something I hate doing. >.<
Not my thing I'm afraid.
This is a manga book. It started kinda boring and the pictures were confusing but it is turning out ok . ;)
This was the story of a schoolboy named Kotarou and his neighbor, an angel named Misha.
Jul 18, 2012 Denise rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: own
Liked the art, but the whole thing was just too cutesy for my taste.
it was so boring -_-
but some parts were alright.
Bananajunior Charameo
Totally awesome things I could read all day!1
this book is sooooo adorable!!!
Aug 20, 2009 Amy added it
Pita-Ten, Volume 1 by Koge Donbo (2004)
Jul 30, 2009 Nia added it
Shelves: graphic-novel
Only partially read.... drove me nuts.
i started...funny
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Koge-Donbo (or Koge-Donbo*) is the pen name of a Japanese manga artist. Koge-Donbo* started her career soon after college as a doujinshi artist. She got the idea of a unique pen-name, Koge-Donbo* from Akira Toriyama's pet cat. She made her first official US appearance at Otakon 2004 in Baltimore, MD as a Guest of Honor.
She's known best as the author of Pita-Ten, Kamichama Karin, and Kamichama Kari
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