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Gokuraku Seishun Hockey Bu  
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Description
From Del Rey:

Hana Suzuki loves only two things in life: eating and sleeping. So when her handsome classmate Izumi Oda talks her into joining the school hockey club, how is she going to survive getting up early, working hard, and playing well with others? True, the Grand Hockey Club is full of boys - super-cute boys at that - so maybe it won't be so bad after all…

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Manga

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Associated Names
极乐青春曲棍球部
極楽・青春ホッケー部
極楽青春ホッケー部
Club Paradiso
Gokuraku Seishun Hockey
Gokuraku Seishun Hockey Club
My Heavenly Hockey Club

Groups Scanlating
Da Gurlz Translationz
Evil Flowers
Sensation Scans
Shoujoshare
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Latest Release(s)
v.14 c.53-54 + Extra (end) by Evil Flowers (828d ago)
v.14 c.52 by Evil Flowers (943d ago)
v.14 c.51 by Evil Flowers (1025d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (448 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.11 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 10th 2014, 4:54pm PST

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Year
2002

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Serialized In (magazine)
Bessatsu Friend (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Del Rey (8 Volumes - Defunct)
JManga (Defunct)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #986 increased(+84)
Monthly Pos #1459 increased(+154)
3 Month Pos #1943 increased(+38)
6 Month Pos #1927 decreased(-273)

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On 1350 reading lists
On 812 wish lists
On 596 completed lists
On 134 unfinished lists
On 340 custom lists

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Funny   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sanzo_reload
June 1st, 2008, 1:59pm
True enough that this manga does have some OHSHC aura radiated from it, but to hell with it!! I love the art more than Ouran. And Hana is seriously one weird heroine~ It's just sooo funny watching her and Izumi! Read it, you'll love it for sure~
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laugh till you die. this manga is so addicting.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by addictress
June 23rd, 2010, 10:53am
this is one of the best mangas out there.
why is it not famous? so underrated.

for those who compare it with ouran, heads up guys, GOKU STARTED FIRST accd to wiki.
GOKU: year 2002
ouran: year 2003
so who copied who? well, it doesn't really matter.
let's just enjoy both series. ^^,

somebody mentioned about the lack of romantic chemistry.
i do get your point since this manga focused more on the comedy rather than the romance.
so their chemistry may not be really visible for some people.
i know, their nonstop bickering and elementary school antics are not the most romantic thing.
and being unaware of their feelings towards each other doesn't help either.
but for me though, i find the two main casts suited for each other.
they have this weird connection.
they just need a little more push from others to realize their feelings.
good thing the romance gets better in the later volumes. XD

the humor in this manga is amazing.
i can't help but laugh.
the plot is so random and nonsensical that it boosts the comedy factor in this manga.
another funny thing to note is that no matter how irrational some plot is, the other characters are still aware of reality.
for example in one chapter, a bear became their goalie. the readers are convinced by the main cast that it is already an accepted circumstance in the manga.
but when the ending came, reality strikes.
a bear can never be a hockey player. LOL.

i've already read up to volume 9.
but i just really want to ask,
will they ever get to play a decent hockey game and win their first victory? XD
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Very Cute   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by water_angel
November 8th, 2007, 7:52pm
One of Ai Morinaga's best. The characters are refreshingly lovable in this cute high school comedy and the artwork is nice and clean. Nothing particularly deep in the plotline, but reading this manga makes me smile.
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Similarity to Ouran   
Rating: N/A
by MissRaw
October 28th, 2008, 7:32pm
Gokuraku Seishun Hockey Club reminds me of Ouran High School Host Club. The characters (the twins, the smarty, etc.) and the situation she got herself into, in the beginning (like Haruhi broke the vase and was forced to work as a Host club member to pay it off). It's too similar [at the beginning] actually.
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Wooooh!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by shelleymallow
October 29th, 2010, 10:31pm
Zomgg
never in my life have i laughed so much and for so long.
Seriously, every page of this manga i'm like BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA and my lil brada next door will start shouting for me to shut up while i keep on laughing and i end up unconsciously having a screaming match with him smile

I LOVE THIS MANGA!
its seriously sooo hilarious and there wasn't much romance but that there is a slow progress.
i think everyone who want a good laugh in a shoujo should read this. promise.
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...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by whindel_21
March 9th, 2008, 10:21pm
I love it! One of her best I believe. The art had greatly improved and it is funny as always. Not much of romance here. All the girl think about is food and sleep. She even slept 64 hours straight! She is easily persuaded into doing something specially when food is mentioned

... Last updated on April 3rd, 2008, 7:04am
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Ai Morinaga!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mizrock
June 2nd, 2008, 6:48pm
the mangaka never fails to make such an epic comedy. this manga will give you the Ouran dejavu maybe because of the twins and the reverse harem genre, but certainly this manga is vastly different especially the laugh factor. A great read surely.
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lmfao   
Rating: N/A
by gwkimmy
July 1st, 2012, 10:47pm
god...i laughed until i cried. morinaga ai DOES NOT GIVE A FFFF. she'll write whatever absurd thing and not care and it's too hilarious. i really don't care who hana ends up with, even though it's obvious. please more misunderstood weird BL scenes between random male characters. it's too amazing.

don't expect any sports or hockey to appear in this manga lmao. they play like, negative one game XD im done. please make more manga morinaga ai.
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+ for Romance, - for sports   
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by foobar
January 22nd, 2012, 1:25pm
Probably a go, if you are looking for a slow romance.
Definitely a no-go, if you are looking for a sports manga. For all it matters, it could have been Gokuraku Seishun Tabero Bu, or something.

... Last updated on January 22nd, 2012, 1:31pm
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For real, Laugh Out Loud type of funny   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mizaki2100
December 5th, 2011, 12:49am
I've re-read this manga for the 6th time now and still haven't got tired of it. Yes, there's not much plot on the majority of the chapters but the comedy and the lightheartedness of it totally captured me. The romance took A LONG TIME to build up and, truth be told, the focus on romance just started about several chapters away from the end of the manga. This story is more comedy than romance, but when it did get to the love part, it didn't feel weird nor out of place (unlike other mangas I've read where the romance felt awkward when the mangaka tried to integrate it to the storyline) . Morinaga Ai really did a great job on this one.

And compared to OHSHC? Both are good and everything, but I really prefer this over Ouran. How much do I love this manga over Ouran? Well, I've read GSHB six times, as I've previously mentioned, and only read Ouran once. You get the idea, no? 8D

... Last updated on December 5th, 2011, 12:50am
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