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Sixteen-year-old high school student Fumino and her little brother, Teppei, have been in and out of relatives' homes since their parents died, and she's tired of it. She decides to take her brother and run away, but before that happens, she is confronted by her teacher, Kazuma, in a park. When asked what he can do to help, she explodes and tells him she doesn't want any vague sympathy, asking him to marry her and take care of them. He accepts, and she begins her life as a teenage housewife. The problem? If the school finds out they're married, Kazuma will lose his job!

The series mainly focuses on the relationship between Fumino and Kazuma, and has concluded after 12 volumes. It ran from 2007 to 2012.


  • Alpha Bitch: Margaret Denton's manipulative behavior makes her one, she also qualifies as an evil blonde.
  • Arranged Marriage: Margaret Denton (Meg) has one of these.
  • Badass Teacher: There's a reason why Kazuma was called "Hell's Maa-kun" in his teenage years.
  • Berserk Button: Don't get too close to Fumino. Kazuma does not like it.
  • Black Sheep: Kazuma and his family do not exactly get along. It can be assumed that Fumino also fits in this because she was swapped from family member to family member after her parents died before ending up married to her teacher.
  • Can't Hold Her Liquor: It takes all of half a glass of wine for Fumino to end up extremely drunk.
  • Class Trip: Overlaps with the Beach Episode and takes place in the fourth and fifth chapters.
  • Converse with the Unconscious: Kazuma to Fumino from time to time
  • Delinquents: Kazuma ran away from his family to become one, also there seems to be a high number of them just wandering around the area to kidnap, harass, or in other ways, um, harass Fumino and the other female students at the school.
  • Distressed Damsel: Fumino, despite being able to handle herself, tends to fill this role a lot.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me! : The original reason behind the oddball wedding
  • Dynamic Entry: Kazuma is pretty good at this.
  • Fanservice: The various cosplay outfits that Fumino and Teppei wear for the various welcome home scenes with Kazuma. The lingerie which Fumino got from next door neighbor Ryū Shindō counts as well.
    • Teppei also provides a fan service of a sort, though mostly by making all the female readers Squee from his absolute adorableness. I mean, just look at him in his sister's lap!
  • Friend to All Children: Next door neighbor and kindergarten teacher Ryu Shindo.
  • The Glasses Come Off: Can you believe that This teacher can become this badass?
  • Gold Digger: What Fumino is assumed to be by Kazuma's little brother, and the school population after the pair are seen leaving a love hotel together
  • Hot for Teacher: The premise of this series. Apparently also happened to these two as well.
  • Love Hotels : The pair end up at one trying to find shelter from a bad rainstorm.
  • Older Than They Look: Tomoyuki, Fumino's 28 year old uncle; his appearance hasn't changed since he was 16.
  • Operation: Jealousy: A weird case: after learning about Meg's Arranged Marriage, Fumino decides to flirt with Shouma in order to make her jealous so she'll wake up and see how she feels about him.
  • Parental Abandonment: Fumino and Teppei became orphans after their parents died in a car crash.
  • Promotion to Parent: Right after the death of her parents, Fumino experienced this.
  • Running Gag: Oka-chan, when not together with the other two prominent members of the volleyball club or being around just to be cute, is always seen being harassed by delinquents or otherwise tough-looking older men, and Fumino is the one to save her and make quick work of her harassers, with a subtle touch of Les Yay (mostly from Oka-chan) afterward.
  • Sacred First Kiss: Fumino is obsessed with getting her first kiss with Kazuma- and is less than pleased when her first kiss was through a cold mask.
  • Secret Relationship: The entire basis of the marriage between Fumino and Kazuma, she keeps her wedding ring as a necklace.
  • Squee: Besides some of their more romantic moments, pretty much any appearance of Teppei will make the female (and less ashamed male) readers squeal in delight.
  • Tsundere: Fumino, type A (only dere towards Kazuma and Teppei). Lashes out at Kazuma fairly often as well, usually while she's wearing one of the cosplay outfits. Or when she's just embarrassed around him (anywhere, really) - which is often and its own Running Gag.
  • Two-Teacher School: The only teacher who ever really seems to make an appearance is Kazuma- and when other teachers do show up their faces are completely devoid of detail. Lao, on the other hand, would make two.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Teppei suggests he will be one someday.
  • Wham Episode: Chapter 52 - Kazuma never submitted the marriage registration form, Fumino finds it, Shouma makes her believe everything Kazuma did was because he's a teacher, she thinks everything that happened are lies and Fumino and Teppei leave the apartment.