A manga series from the early 90s by Kaoru Tada. It follows the love life of Kotoko Aihara (stupid girl) & Naoki Irie (genius) from confession to rejection, to marriage and beyond. The series spans many years, starting from high school, to college, and way beyond. However, the manga series ended at the worst cliffhanger possible because the author had to go and die. Whoopie fucking doo.
I don't give a fuck if you call it cliche, because it sure as hell can't be cliche if it's the damn series that created the damn cliches. AND unlike many shoujos, it deals with everyday relationship problems, unlike some other BS shoujo series that are unrealistic as fuck and take over 9000 fucking episodes to get even a damn hug from the opposite party. Wtf? Also, it goes past marriage and doesn't stop when the two characters get together, so you don't actually wonder if they'll break up later on. TL;DR: If you think ItaKiss is cliche, go fuck a cock or a donkey or whatever the fuck kids these days do.
The Taiwanese Drama based on the manga, It Started With A Kiss, was meh. It followed closely, but Yu Shu (Naoki) was a bigger dickwad in the drama than portrayed in the drama. ISWAK 2, though, showed Yu Shu more loveable than -his- manga counterpart in the second arc of the series. Wtf is this shit?
The 2008 anime series was fucking crack. Srsly, I was addicted to it and turned into a weeaboo faggot watching it. They cut off a lot of stuff from the manga (try cramming 23 volumes in 25 episodes). Go watch it bitch. NAO. It also has the author's planned ending in it, since her hubby knows how it was supposed to end and blabbed like a gold digging bitch to the producers the ending, which he probably wasn't supposed to tell considering it's been almost 10 years since the author died, and we only hear about it now. Either that, or he made it up. Whatever it is, I don't give a fuck. At least we get a closure.
The Japanese drama was filled with cock sucking failure. Don't watch it.
Idiot: OMFG ITAZURA NA KISS IS SOOO CLICHE~
Person: Go suck a cock, and learn what the fuck you're talking about. Can a series that started the cliches -be- cliche?
Random Weeaboo: KAWAII DESU NEEE~
Fag: I watched ItaKiss and turned into a weeaboo faggot watching that series, spluttering random Japanese phrases. I also developed a crush on my school's asshole genius, and I'm hoping we'll get married and fuck later on like Naoki & Kotoko despite me being a failure in life.