A manga series by Reiko Momochi, each volume is either a stand-alone story itself, or contains several different stand-alone stories, each story focusing on a tough issue for the protagonist to either overcome... [[DownerEnding or succumb to.]] Said issues include but are not limited to abuse, prostitution, drugs, HIV and AIDS, bullying, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking falling in love for the first time...with someone of the same gender.]]

A sequel series, the two-volume ''Confidential Confessions: Deai'' was released May 2006, featuring protagonists who enter (and try to get out of) the deai-kei industry.

It ran from 2000 to 2002 and was licenced by {{Creator/Tokyopop}}. As of April 2009, it is out of print.

!!''Confidential Confessions'' contains examples of:
* AbusiveParents[=/=]DomesticAbuse[=/=]SadistTeacher
* AdultsAreUseless: sometimes
* AdultFear: So much of this it's painful even more horrific since every topic in this manga can happen in real life.
* AllAbusersAreMale: Unfortunately, the stories featuring abusive relationships all have a male abuser and female victim--kinda surprising, considering the other subject matters and how seriously they were handled. The only ''female'' abusers are all in stories on bullying, rather than domestic abuse.
* AllJustADream: Tragically so. [[spoiler:In the story about a girl who falls for her also-female best friend, she comes over one night to see her friend being molested by her father. The step-mother comes home then and stabs him to death, and the protagonist takes her friend and runs away. The two find an abandoned mansion, drop out of school, confess their love for each other and then make love, vow to stay together forever...and then in the last two pages we discover it was all an instantaneous daydream by the protagonist, who ''really'' stabbed her friend's father. She stands there, [[LaughingMad laughing crazily]] while her friend calls 911]]. [[OrWasItADream Maybe]]. [[MindScrew It's not that clear]].
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: In Volume 4's story ''Tomorrow'' has a slight variation--Luka is only bullied by the AlphaBitch and her GirlPosse, but everyone else in class (save for the protagonist) simply ignores her and watches the bullying from the sidelines, for fear that they'll be targeted next.
* AssholeVictim: In ''Forbidden Kiss'', [[spoiler:Kanna's sexually abusive father]] ends up being stabbed, presumably fatally.
* [[BittersweetEnding Bittersweet]][=/=]DownerEnding: Sometimes the best ending the protagonist can have is bittersweet to ''some'' extent. [[spoiler: This is usually because even if ''they'' make it out of their situation, they have a friend who isn't so lucky, they have to go to rehab or a mental hospital, they're scarred for life...]]
* BlatantLies: The Tokyopop ads for the series claimed that it contained "Real teens. Real problems." None of the teens are real, they're all fictional.
* BloodSplatteredInnocents: In ''Distortion'', Aiko gets splattered with blood when [[spoiler:Miho]] throws herself in front of an oncoming train.
* BreakTheCutie: Every single female protagonist but namely Kyoko in the third volume
* BrokenAesop: You can easily intepret the message of the suicide chapter to be not that you shouldn't commit suicide, but rather that you should leave a note.
* ChoosingDeath: The subject matter of the very first story.
* ContemptibleCover: Sorta. The covers have words like "rape," "drugs" and "prostitution" super-imposed over terrified/sad girls...a good idea for what the stories contain, but you wouldn't want to be caught reading it in public.
* DoubleStandard: In-universe, sometimes deconstructed or subverted.
* [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped A Bridge On Her]]: [[spoiler: Kyoko's addict-friend shows up to see her off in the final pages, and is then unceremoniously hit by a car offscreen.]]
* DrugsAreBad: Volume 3 in particular.
* DrivenToSuicide
* DysfunctionJunction
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Whenever the protagonist ends up prostituting her body.
* IHaveManyNames: Satsuki Yoshioka in ''Mistakes'' uses a lot of pseudonyms.
* KarmaHoudini: This happens to an infuriating degree.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Kyoko's father has this reaction when he discovers just ''why'' [[WellDoneSonGuy his daughter]] [[TheBGrade is taking drugs.]]]]
** Also occurs in one of the bullying stories, with a little added My God What Have I Become? The protagonist, a bully victim, discovers that the NewTransferStudent has become the newest target for the bullies...and quickly decides to bully ''her'' even worse, hoping to keep the bullies off her back. Eventually even her past bullies are horrified by her actions, and [[spoiler: she crosses the DespairEventHorizon when her victim says she'll keep enduring. The protagonist is set off and flies into a [[BerserkerTears tear-filled rage]] because she sees her victim is strong, possibly stronger than she ever was. Realizing she's no better than the girls who bullied ''her,'' she then screams at the gathered crowd to look at what bullying does to people, before working herself up to point of collapsing on the floor.]] [[DownerEnding And that's it.]]
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: In the story ''The Door,'' the protagonist befriends a suicidal girl whom she knows as "Asparagus." [[spoiler: She only learns her real name (Toshie Tanaka) at her funeral, after Asparagus finally succeeds at one of her attempts.]]
* PsychoLesbian: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] with Ririko in ''Forbidden Kiss''. She is pretty obsessive about her love for Kanna and has some rather creepy fantasies, but does not have any actual bad intentions towards her. And when she does end up crossing the line into violent behaviour by [[spoiler:stabbing Kanna's father]], the context still makes her come across as at least somewhat sympathetic because [[spoiler:he was sexually abusive]].
* RapeAsDrama[=/=]RapeAsBackstory
* SchoolgirlLesbians: Part of Volume 4.
* StalkerWithACrush: Not meant to be romantic in the ''slightest'' and the protagonist is genuinely terrified of the guy.
* TeensAreMonsters: Are they ''ever.''
* TogetherInDeath: Attempted by one girl's [[StalkerWithACrush ex-boyfriend.]] He calls her for "one last happy memory." She goes to the house to see he's laid out a dinner for them...and then he locks her inside and threatens to kill the both of them so they can be together forever. [[spoiler: She ends up wounding him and her friends call police before he can carry his threat out, though.]]
* [[TruthInTelevision Truth in Manga:]] A lot of the situations can and do happen in real life, and some of them are genuine problems Japan is facing--a minor example would be, in the story about a sexually-abusive tennis coach, the protagonist getting groped on the train. She learns from her rescuer that he and a few others are petitioning for women-only cars to avoid this.
* [[WellDoneSonGuy "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl]]: Kyoko in Volume 3 desperately wants to earn her father's respect and love by getting into Tokyo University, but her grades just don't match up.
* {{Yandere}}: Both male and female examples occur