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Icha Icha
Three Icha Icha Books
Name
Kanji イチャイチャ
Rōmaji Icha Icha
Literal English Make Out
Debut
Manga Volume #1, Naruto Chapter #4
Anime Naruto Episode #4
Novel Gaara Hiden: A Sandstorm Mirage
Movie Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow
Game Naruto: Konoha Ninpōchō
OVA Find the Four-Leaf Red Clover!
Appears in Anime, Manga, Novel, Game, Movie

Icha Icha (イチャイチャ, Icha Icha) is a series of adult novels written by Jiraiya after the commercial failure of The Tale of the Utterly Gutsy Shinobi.[1] The Icha Icha novels are based on Jiraiya's experiences in love, particularly his rejections by Tsunade.[2] When he's working on a new novel, he gathers "research" by peeping on women while they bathe.[3] Icha Icha is wildly popular, giving Jiraiya's checkbook a balance that is "filled with zeroes".[4] Kakashi Hatake is a particular fan of the series; he enjoys reading the books even while in the middle of conversations.[5]

Known Books

  • Icha Icha Paradise (イチャイチャパラダイス, Icha Icha Paradaisu, English TV: Make-Out Paradise) is the first in the series, written in three parts. Its plot is summarized as: "The main character and heroine, both new to love, begin dating, and their eyes gradually open to grown-up love."[6] In Gaara Hiden, Gaara reads Paradise in an effort and learn more about relationships, but it only ends up making him more confused. Paradise eventually receives a film adaptation;[6] in Konoha Shinden, it was filmed in a town in the Land of Fire, near the border with the Land of Hot Water. When Mirai Sarutobi asks Might Guy what the film is about, he becomes uncomfortable and abruptly changes the subject.
  • Icha Icha Violence (イチャイチャバイオレンス, Icha Icha Baiorensu, English TV: Make-Out Violence) is the second book in the series. Ebisu enjoyed Violence more than Paradise, remarking that, "I have never seen the bonds between a man and a woman painted so stirringly."[6] In Naruto episode 101, Violence also receives a film adaptation.
  • Icha Icha Innocence (イチャイチャイノセンス, Icha Icha Inosensu) is the follow-up to Violence. When asked about it during an interview, Jiraiya says that he's still in the research phase of writing it, but that it will be about pure love.[6]
  • Icha Icha Tactics (イチャイチャタクティクス, Icha Icha Takutikusu, English TV: Make-Out Tactics) is the first book to be published after a three year hiatus. Naruto Uzumaki gives Kakashi an advance copy, which he describes as "totally boring"; Jiraiya feels that Naruto is simply too young to appreciate it.[7] Prior to his death, Jiraiya uses Tactics as the key for a secret message about Pain's identity. In order to decode the message, Kakashi is forced to read passages aloud; Kakashi is embarrassed to do so, and Shikamaru Nara is embarrassed to listen.[8]

Trivia

References

  1. Naruto chapter 382, page 8
  2. Naruto chapter 367, page 8
  3. Naruto chapter 91, pages 3-4
  4. Naruto chapter 150, pages 7-8
  5. Naruto chapter 5, page 4
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Hyō no Sho, pages 104-105
  7. Naruto chapter 245, page 11
  8. Naruto chapter 407, pages 12