Time Stranger Kyoko (時空異邦人KYOKO (タイムストレンジャーキョーコ) Taimu Sutorenjā Kyōko) is a manga series written and illustrated by Arina Tanemura. It was serialized in the manga magazine Ribon from August 2000[1] to 2001. Shueisha collected the series into three volumes.[2] The manga was licensed by Viz Media for a North American release.[3]

Kyoko Suomi, princess of Earth Nation, sets out on a quest to wake her sister, Ui. In order to wake her, Kyoko has to find the other eleven Strangers.


Earth Nation's Princess Kyoko Suomi dislikes her position. She requires her bodyguards, Sakataki Jin and Hizuki Jin, to disguise themselves as a student and teacher, when she attends school. One day, her father, the Earth King, tells her about an alternative to her living as a princess. Kyoko must recover the twelve god stones to wake up her sister, Princess Ui, who has been in a deep sleep since they both were born.


Main article: List of Time Stranger Kyoko characters

Kyoko Suomi

The sixteen-year-old princess of Earth Nation.




Viz Media release

Main article: List of Time Stranger Kyoko chapters

Arina Tanemura began Time Stranger Kyoko in the September 2000 issue of Ribon. The series was concluded after thirteen chapters in September 2001. It was collected into three volumes and published by Shueisha.[2] Viz Media published the manga in North America.[4]


Main article: Time Stranger Kyoko: Leave It to Chocola!

In 2001, a short OVA, based on the bonus story, "Leave It to Chocola", premiered at Shueisha's Ribon Festival.[5] It was produced by Production I.G and directed by Masatsugu Arakawa.[6]


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