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Koukou Debut  
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From Viz:

When Haruna Nagashima was in junior high her life consisted of playing softball and reading comics. But now that she's going to high school, Haruna decides to put all of her energy towards getting a boyfriend and having the high school romance of a lifetime. To help in her quest, she enlists cute upperclassman Yoh Komiyama to coach her as she eschews her tomboy tendencies and turns herself into the kind of girl who can catch a guy. Yoh agrees, with one catch: Haruna had better not fall for him!

Volumes 14 and 15 are unscanlated.


Related Series
Enren Debut (Sequel)

Associated Names
الظهور الاول في الثانوية
Chuyện Cấp III
High School Debut
Koko Debut
Osananajimi wa Gakunenchou

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Latest Release(s)
v.13 c.52 by NCIS (2354d ago)
v.13 c.51 by NCIS (2360d ago)
v.13 c.50 by NCIS (2383d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
15 Volumes (Complete)
8 Bunkoban Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews
Koukou Debut by Anonymous
Koukou Debut by celinae

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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (2089 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.47 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 22nd 2015, 12:49pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Betsuma (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (15 Volumes - Complete; 3-in-1 Omnibus - February 2014)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #607 decreased(-3)
Monthly Pos #639 increased(+19)
3 Month Pos #632 increased(+14)
6 Month Pos #645 decreased(-36)

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One of my favorites .   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by unitedforeverxx
January 11th, 2011, 9:26pm
This was a brilliant manga . it was extremely funny and the protagonist Haruna , reminded me of myself . It's interesting about how a strange couple forms through 'that' way . I was amused and was never able to stop reading .
Because this is such a good manga , i'm afraid that the live action won't be that good due to the actor playing Yoh's personality and acting skills . i don't think they quite match Yoh .
but i loved this !
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Rating: N/A
by PepperPia
January 10th, 2011, 9:38am
I didn't really like this manga, the main reason was the main female character, there's a limit to how annoying and clueless you can be. That got on my nerves alot. Yoh wasn't that much better but at least it was bearable. The art is alright though and I 'spose the plot was okay too.
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dont judge a manga by its description.....valubale lesson   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Elu-hamu1
December 20th, 2010, 8:07pm
At first when i read the description of this manga i didnt quite like it as i dont like things like " DONT FALL IN LOVE WITH ME" stuff. BUT i undersestimated tthis and learned a valuable lesson, which i have been taught several times (and sincelry hope that i dont do the same mistake again.) DONT JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER!!!!!!!! This was honestly one of the best mangas ever made! The art was cute!!!! The PLot was intense and just awesome. Love the character development andd characters! And the romance was WOW! HIGHLY RECCOMENEDED!!!!
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hm why?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by gofl
December 18th, 2010, 2:26am
i've read some of the comments and don't really know why ppl hated this manga. yeah, i have to admit that the start of the manga wasn't with a good reason: a girl tries to get BF. but as the flow, the story is really okay.

the lead male, Yoh, is a good guy, he's actually stiff and easily gets shy but he's very caring and a bit childish too, which makes him very cute and adorable. and for the girl, she's... yeah, very embrassing and a bit too loud, but she's strong (for real), doesn't cry much as the story goes on and sometimes she does make me surprised.

i practically am not a shoujo fan, after a long time of reading shoujo mangas and finding it's very boring with lots in the same/easy-to-guess motif, i almost gave up on shoujo and have decided to stick with yaoi/shounen-ai only : ))))).

but this read is refeshing, and although i was wondering at first that: if these two be a couple at the very start of the story, what would happen then to make this one 13 volumes long? and yeah, i'm very satisfied with the plot, because the author didn't waste her paper at all. this couple keeps getting cuter and cuter, and Yoh does get changed because of his GF.

the cracked jokes are very funny too, you can't help smiling : ). i think sensei made a good work, and it's a very worth of your time.
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I didn't like it   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by Celianna
December 17th, 2010, 2:42pm
I like romances. I like it when two characters slowly fall for each other.

I hated Koukou Debut, and it has everything to do with the characters. You have your 'strong' and 'clueless' female lead. Then there's the 'cool' and 'aloof' but 'with a heart of gold' male lead. Female lead wants a boyfriend. Female lead sees hot male lead and begs him to teach her how to get a boyfriend.

Clueless girl + hot guy + teaching something = instant love.

That's basically the formula of this series. It's generic, nothing special, and the characters are so one dimensional and they make me want to rip the hair out of my head. I didn't like any of them, and if no character is likable, then the entire series is bad. Especially the female lead, she could get on my nerves so many times. Stop trying to act out your stereotype so much (the clueless and strong part) and break away from it! Become a real character damnit! But alas, Koukou Debut is a generic shoujo romance with stupid characters.

It's probably why most people love it.

Avoid Koukou Debut if you seem to find yourself disliking many shoujos, and actually want to read about likable characters with an honest romance.
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I couldn't finish it...   
Rating: 4.5 / 10.0
by buywrong
November 10th, 2010, 4:19pm
I tried reading this many times, and this time I got up to ch17 but I am stopping here...
The art is ugly but the characters are ok (expressions are rich), but seriously, the heroine is too embarrassing and too clueless (not realistic)...
I got a fair bit of laugh out of it and Yoh is sweet. I just couldn't be bother reading it anymore!
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Rating: N/A
by suziah
October 3rd, 2010, 5:20am
I first read this series when I was around 1st or 2nd year
and now I'm in 4th year and I reread the series... it occured to me that other than the beginning, everything else is boring
Especially the ending
The only thing that interested me was the ex-girlfriend issue. I'm quite annoyed with the guy character, what's his again??
I have no idea why girls go gaga about this
Oh well,It's probably because I'm pretty dense
But I really love the drawings so.. thumbs up for that
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ah a nice break from the flowery shoujo panels   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ajcoolim107
October 1st, 2010, 6:22am
character development > 8
romance > 8
comedy > 9
ending >9

what else do u need pick it up and read it now bigrazz
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Overall: a good feel   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by hobbitelf518
September 1st, 2010, 12:55am
The beginning arcs were pretty addicting. I love the heroine a lot because she's honest and pure. She takes the courage to walk into the unknown world of romance and relationships. Give it a shot... at least for the first few volumes.
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Re-read it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by EtceteraSpeed
August 3rd, 2010, 7:38pm
And I got re-hooked to it all over again. I've been on a re-reading spree. Koukou Debut really is one of my favorites. I think it was how it wasn't too complicated and there weren't love rivals popping up out of nowhere. It didn't involve magic or world catastrophe and it focused on how the relationships of the main couple and their friends grew. Not that manga with magic and catastrophes can't be good too, but I think this series just made me smile...
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