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Aa Itoshi no Banchou-sama  
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From CMX:

Souka and her recently divorced mother move to a new place to start over. In looking for a school to enroll in, Souka decides to leave her preppy, private high school behind and transfers into a technical high school. To her surprise, she's the only girl student in the entire school! The first day of school is nothing like she ever imagined -- boys crashing through the window, fighting for all they are worth. One day, the school's current "Bancho" (a term for a gang leader) ambushes Souka. Determined to protect her, Yu, one of the classmates, comes to her rescue, but Yu ends up in a struggle. Trying to help, Souka swings her book bag and ends up taking down the Bancho herself! What Souka didn't know was that when someone takes down the class' leader, you became the leader of that class. This wasn't a role she was expecting for herself, but will she be able to relinquish it?


From Esthétique:

Due to family problems, Hirayama Souka tranfers from a private high school to an industrial high school. However, upon entering the school, she finds out that there are 850 boys in the school, and that she is the only girl there. Apart from the great disparity between the number of boys and girls, she also finds out that gangsters still exist in this era. Furthermore, a conflict has erupted between her classmate Katou Yuuni and the gangsters. Thus begins Souka's eventful life in the industrial high school...


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Associated Names
親愛的番長大人 / 男校女生萬人迷
Aa! Itoshi no Banchou-sama
Ah! Dear Banchou!
Ah! Itoshi no Banchousama
Dear School Gang Leader
My Darling! Miss Bancho

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v.5 c.20-21 by Friendship Scans (115d ago)
v.4 c.19 + Extra by Friendship Scans (834d ago)
v.4 c.18 by Friendship Scans (877d ago)
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5 Volumes (Discontinued)

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Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (358 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.98 / 10.0
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LaLa DX (Hakusensha)

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Nice Light Read   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Yumina-redwhite
September 1st, 2015, 6:12pm
This manga is about a girl who (accidentally) became a school gang leader. She then had to deal with other groups which (also accidentally) became her underlings, the infatuation of the boys around her, and of course, her own infatuation for one of the boys (not really a harem IMO, as they already looked like a couple even since volume 1).

If you're looking for a shoujo with serious plot (like Dengeki Daisy maybe?), then you'll feel disappointed, as there really is almost no other stories outside the ones I've mentioned above, side-stories and extra excluded. The longest stories covered 2 chapters, thus you can conclude, that even the most 'serious' problem only needed 2 chapters from start to finish. Also, you can get bored with the same premise over and over again (enemies came and belittled Tokugawa/Katou, she got mad, duel, conclusion, her underlings increased). So yeah.

If you're looking for a super light read with huge portion of humor and vanilla romance (with marriage proposal here and there lol), then this is for you. It has a very interesting and promising first chapter, and the engineering high school premise alone piqued my interest, as I had never read about it before in a shoujo manga. And yes, the humor was a big plus and refreshing. I also love the mangaka's story about how she got the data for this manga from her little brother, who enrolled in a real engineering high school.

I didn't plan to comment about the art, as I know each of us has our own tastes. IMO, the art complements the comedy and the romance well.

PS: For lulu1430 and whoever met the same problem like her. The correct name is Hirayama Souka, as I believe the kanji is 平山そうか (the 'Souka' part even with hiragana here, so I don't know how they came up with 'Hayaka'). CMIIW

... Last updated on September 1st, 2015, 6:24pm
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hugeeeeee stretch.   
Rating: N/A
by countingwounds
June 29th, 2011, 1:49pm
A lot of the events/reactions/characters/everything is a big stretch. Despite that, however, this only adds to the comedic element of it, and has me laughing. Although sometimes I just shake my head and say, "Now, just why... ?" There are more moments where I am laughing at the characters actions, even though nothing is really all that realistic. It does seem childish a lot of the time, but like another person said, the romance (err.. Katou...? ahah) kind of ups the maturity level with his seriousness. And he is just so adorable with his tendencies!

So, with battling emotion on this aside, it's very cute, and simple almost? Very plain, with very minimal drama in my opinion - the drama it does have is almost in a comedic sense haha.
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Cute and Funny!   
Rating: N/A
by Sailorharmony
June 13th, 2010, 1:06pm
It was a great read. Adorable, as well as funny. The artwork is better than I thought, since most covers are decieving. Reminds me a lot of Wild Ones, which is another manga I like. ^.^ I recommend this manga to people looking for a cute, comical read.
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by xdeLiiRiOus
July 27th, 2009, 12:18pm
it's cute and funny, and I find the characters lovable. the art is pleasing smile LOL, this should not even be called a harem. I've read a manga just like this one somewhere before. but I just can't remember what it's called...

... Last updated on July 27th, 2009, 12:22pm
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Quite pleasant   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Utsukushii Yume
July 5th, 2009, 10:11pm
I find this to be quite interesting. Hayaka seems like a little child at times, but is not a whinny brat, which I MUST thank the mangaka for not making her that way. Her personality is innocent, but she becomes strong willed when it is something pertaining to someone being unjust.

She is so oblivious to what Katou is trying to explain to her, which makes this so funny.

I find this pleasant to read.
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just so- likeable.   
Rating: 8.4 / 10.0
by turnip head
June 19th, 2009, 8:14am
she reminds me of Sachie from Arakure in her determination to see justice done. she's more timid otherwise. i like her. and her counterpart, Katou, is a sexy sixteen year old. while her usually passive personality sometimes makes me think their age group is more adolescent, his sexual appeal helps break that image. and it's funny seeing her frustrate him over and over. her mother! ha!

... Last updated on June 20th, 2009, 4:01am
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Can't get bored of it   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by YummiMookies
February 5th, 2009, 11:49am
Funny how she keeps getting more and more subordinates...

It's like some sort of RPG where you go around killing all the monsters.

Except she's not doing it on purpose bigrazz
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by lulu1430
January 25th, 2009, 7:42pm
When I started reading this manga on a different site, I notice something odd... From chapters 1-5 the main character and many others had different names from chatper 6-7; for example, in the begining the main character's name was Hirayama Hayaka and then later on it change to Hirayama Souka. Which is the correct name, Hayaka or Souka!?
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by AppleHeart
January 4th, 2009, 12:36pm
This is weird...I've read a different version of this with much better art but the exact same plot line and names...Is there a second one of these or something? I've always thought that the manga was pretty good except it doesn't come out very quickly which sucks. ^_^
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by HyuugaSaara
October 27th, 2008, 10:53am
Me and my friend think he's the best. The random book pulled out of nowhere, the random band-aid (when he didn't even FIGHT...), wore a shirt to the beach, and he calmly pointed out dragons. In fact... he was calm during the entire thing. Though... he seems kind of frightened whenever something concerns Hayaka...
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