Teasing Master Takagi-san is a fun, cute, and surprisingly heartwarming romantic comedy anime series worth watching online. As the title implies, middle school girl Takagi-san is indeed a master at teasing her classmate.
Frustratingly, the anime series itself is also a bit of a tease. Because of complicated licensing issues, you will need several streaming services if you want to watch the whole series, and the Teasing Master Takagi-san movie. Fortunately, we can help untangle where to watch Teasing Master Takagi-san online.
(Legally, that is. You will find no pirate sites here.)
The Basics of Teasing Master Takagi
Manga artist Soichiro Yamamoto created the series. Yamamoto also produced In the Heart of Kunoichi Tsubaki, and When Will Ayumu Make His Move?
The series starts off with Takagi-san teasing Nishikata at every possible opportunity. Sometimes she doesn’t tease him, which just makes him paranoid. Of course, Nishikata tries to get back at her, but his efforts are always in vain.
The end of season 2 adds the romantic twist of the two of them going to a summer matsuri together. It’s not so surprising if you’ve been paying attention, but it is a satisfying payoff for two seasons of playful teasing. Season 3 continues the creative and clever teasing, and we see some progress in the budding relationship between the two.
Season 1 was picked up by Funimation/ Crunchyroll, and season 2 was grabbed by Netflix. Sentai Filmworks took season 3 and put it on HIDIVE.
Teasing Master Takagi-san: The Movie came out in Japan on June 10, 2022. The film takes place after season 3 ends. Takagi and Nishikata spend their last summer of middle school together, while also caring for a lost kitten.
Sentai showed the movie on July 3 at Anime Expo in Los Angeles. It also got a brief, limited U.S. movie theater run in August 2022. According to reports, Sentai should eventually stream the movie online on HIDIVE.
Where to watch Teasing Master Takagi-san Online
- Apple TV
- Amazon Prime Video
If you’re in the United States, you can watch season 2 of Teasing Master Takagi-san. You can watch it in Japanese with English, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, or Simplified Chinese subtitles. Or, you can also watch it dubbed in English, French, German, and Spanish. (You can even mix-and-match languages, if you want to watch in German with Spanish subtitles.)
However, the U.S. version of Netflix does not have seasons 1 or 3.
If you are in Japan, you can watch all three seasons. However, these episodes are untranslated and in Japanese only. As always, you can watch the Japanese version if you have a reliable VPN.
- Large streaming library in all genres (not just anime)
- Decent language options (for U.S. version)
- Netflix tries to block VPNs whenever possible
- No free trial period
- No translation for Japanese version
Price: Basic, $9.99; Standard, $15.49; Premium, $19.99. Tier level affects video quality and resolution.
How to Watch Teasing Master Takagi-san on Netflix Japan from the United States:
This method works on both desktop PCs and mobile phones or tablets.
- Download a VPN (NordVPN works for this method)
- Clear your Netflix cache
- Choose Japan as your region in the VPN
- Log in to Netflix and search for Teasing Master Takagi-san
Enjoy! Please note that if your Netflix library doesn’t update to reflect the country you selected in your VPN, you may have to clear the Netflix cache first and try again.
To do this on mobile, go to settings -> apps -> Netflix -> clear cache. To do this on PC, you have to clear the cache in your web browser.
I’ve had no trouble using this method and I still use NordVPN to watch anime from various Netflix country libraries daily.
Crunchyroll has season 1 of Teasing Master Takagi-san. (The streaming service uses the Japanese title, Karakai Jozu no Takagi-san.) Crunchyroll is international, but regional restrictions may apply in some areas. If you’re in Japan, you can watch very little of Crunchyroll’s giant library of anime (without a VPN).
Depending upon your region, Crunchyroll offers Arabic, German, English, Latin American Spanish, European Spanish, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Russian subtitles.
Because season 1 has been out since 2018, you can use Crunchyroll’s free, no-subscription option to watch episodes. Season 2 is on Netflix (see below).
- Huge library of current and classic anime
- Subtitled and dubbed versions available
- Free options available
- Available worldwide, with some exceptions (see cons below)
- Some shows may not be available in all regions without a VPN
Price: Free option with blockable ads; no sign-in needed. Free, basic account (with blockable ads). Free 14-day trial premium subscription also available.
Subscriptions are $7.99/ month for “fan” level; $9.99/ month for “mega fan”; and $14.99/ month for “ultimate fan.”
On the one hand, I find HIDIVE’s website to be awkward. On the other hand, HIDIVE does have season 3 of Teasing Master Takagi-san.
If you have Crunchyroll, you’ve probably already seen much of what’s on HIDIVE. That’s because Sentai Filmworks left Crunchyroll after the big Funimation/ Crunchyroll merger. In fact, the whole website seems calculated to force people to subscribe to yet one more streaming service.
Regardless, even if you’ve already watched seasons 1-2, HIDIVE is your best option for continuing the series. According to reports, HIDIVE will stream the movie. (Although Sentai hasn’t uploaded it yet.)
As of June 2022, you can watch the whole third season in Japanese with English subtitles. HIDIVE also offers English dubbed episodes.
- Watch season 3 now and the movie coming soon
- An interesting library of good and popular series
- Some international availability, although not universal
- Free 14-day trial period
- Shows have ads (but an ad blocker blocks them)
- Limited language options
- The library is smaller than Crunchyroll
- Some regional restrictions may apply
Price: Free trial period, then $4.99/ month or $47.99/ year for a subscription.
4. Apple TV/ iTunes
Apple has season 1 of Teasing Master Takagi-san, the Funimation version.
You can purchase episodes individually, or you can buy the whole season. When you purchase an episode, you have a choice of Japanese with subtitles or English dubbed. You don’t need an Apple TV+ subscription to buy episodes, but you will need an Apple ID account.
- A good selection of anime from various sources
- You can download episodes to take with you
- Theoretically international
- Limited language options for some shows
- Costs a lot to buy a season
- Regional restrictions may apply
Price: One episode will cost $2.99. A season will cost $24.99, although the price goes down if you have already purchased an episode.
Amazon Prime Video has season 1 of Teasing Master Takagi-san. You have a choice between HD (better quality) and SD (cheaper). Unlike Apple, Amazon doesn’t seem to offer the whole season bundled as a package. The episodes are English dubbed.
Amazon is international, but some regions may not have access to the episodes. Despite the name, you don’t need Prime membership to watch videos on Amazon.
- A decent selection of anime from various sources
- Can watch online or download for offline
- Costs more to buy a season than it would to stream
Price: $2.99 for HD episodes; $1.99 for SD.