Kyo Ijuuin (伊集院響, Ijuuin Kyō) is the mangaka of the extremely popular The☆Kan manga.

History & Plot

Misaki is a big fan of Ijuuin, and his manga is Misaki's "bible." Misaki first met him when he brought Akihiko's manuscript that the novelist forgot at their house. He motivated the Mangaka to do better and that he was waiting for the next volume of his manga, and told him that Misaki "adores him". With Misaki wiping out his pessimism, Ijuuin was able to recover, physically and emotionally, and was able to produce another The☆Kan volume. He met Misaki once again in an autograph session, which Misaki won from a lottery. The Usamis (Akihiko and Kaoruko as well as Mizuki) went with him. Upon seeing Misaki's reaction to Ijuuin, Akihiko, from that time being, perceived Ijuuin as his greatest rival for Misaki's attention.

In the Anime- After Misaki turns Ijuuin down Ijuuin replies that he thinks he loves Misaki more now and gives him a kiss on the side of his head.


  • In the English publication of the first Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi volume, Ijuuin's given name Kyou is written as Hibiki, which is an alternative reading of the kanji for his name.
  • Contrary to Ijuuin's appearance as a young man, he may be a lot older than he appears. In episode 4 of Sekaiichi Hatsukoi 2, there is a flashback where two characters (Yoshino Chiaki and Yanase Yuu) are seen reading Ijuuin's work, The☆Kan in there first year of middle school at the age of 12-13 years old. If they were reading that book 15-16 years ago, Ijuuin had to have been at the very least of high school age in order to successfully publish a manga story. Therefore, Ijuuin might possibly be in his late 30's at least. Or Junjou Romantica could be in some kind of a time paradox.


Junjou Romantica characters
Main characters

Junjou Romantica
Misaki TakahashiAkihiko Usami

Junjou Egoist
Hiroki KamijouNowaki Kusama

Junjou Terrorist
Yoh MiyagiShinobu Takatsuki

Supporting characters

Eri AikawaRyuuichiro IsakaKaoru AsahinaKyo IjuuinRyou ShizukuishiHaruhiko UsamiKaoruko UsamiFuyuhiko UsamiMizuki ShiibaTanakaTakahiro TakahashiKeiichi SumiShinosuke TodoRisako TakatsukiTsumori