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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 jock 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!
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I had doubts when I first researched about the manga. My only reason for reading this was out of boredom. I was a bit unsettled because of the plot. I mean why is she so crazy to find love? I don't like girls chasing after guys so I was really hesitant to read this. However, I loved every chapter of it. Haruna is one of those heart-warming heroine. The love between her and Yoh is solid. Nothing can break them apart. I remember
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crying because of how she felt when she found out about Fuma and Asami.
Yoh's personality is also something to look forward to. All in all, you MUST read this one. Don't judge it until you've read it.
... Last updated on December 10th, 2011, 6:51pm
I was a little worried that a re-read years after starting the series, would not bring the same feeling i experienced then. Shouldn't have been worried, because either though this is a shoujo story, it's more slice of life. Also the romance was solid throughout, even when there were misunderstandings, it was not dragged out.
This was the first manga that i read and i think it was a good one to start with. This manga started my obsession with manga: it ruined my life It is SO funny. Pluss the characters were lovable. Yoh is so cool and is actually nice after the first few chapters. Haruna is so nieve and sometimes just plain dumb that she makes me laugh. I really like their friends too. This is a fun and light read, deffinatly a must read if you just want a good laugh.
... Last updated on October 24th, 2011, 4:23pm
Everyone was crazy. Like, their perceptions of reality were warped and no one seemed to notice. Most of them need professional help. That Asami girl has some major issues, as does the main guy.
I couldn't get into it because I was so unnerved by it. And no one really caught my interest.
I did love how they drew the main guy with sort of bags under his eyes. For ONCE the guy didn't look perfect and I loved it! Now if we can only get a main girl like that...
It's not bad. It wasn't my thing is all. I didn't feel any character chemistry at all.
... Last updated on September 13th, 2011, 5:21pm
I LOOOVE IT <3
Awesome. Fantastic! BEAUTIFUL! XD fancy words. Anyway: It's amazing! The main lead is FRICKING AWESOME. She's strong, and there's no way anyone could get tired reading about her. C: I've just re-read the series for a 3rd time. I also love how this series is focused on the couples love, and not just the normal "oh-this-serie-ends-once-they're-together" kind of thing. C: It's just so awesome!
I CAN EXPLAIN IT WITH WORDSSS. You just have to read it, because there's no way you could dislike it. :]
ACK! I had to add:
ITS HILARIOUS. My parents were giving me weird looks when I was cracking up by myself on the computer. It's overall one of my favorite reads, and it made me so happy reading it *u*!
*GREAT ART *FANTASTIC CHARACTERS (THEY MAKE ME LAUGH SO MUCH XD and cry too..((in good way)) ) * AWESOME PLOT LINE (it is funny, touching, and so...YAY! ) *SKDJFLSDJF JUST READ IT.
SO READ. :]
... Last updated on December 17th, 2011, 1:19pm
The first and the best !!
Yep I said it , this manga is the one that changed my bias ways of thinking about manga I always thought noo way will I ever read manga and then one day I came across this AGAIN and I really needed anime and I said you know what scew it I'm gonna do it just this once and omg did I love it , I can't explain how good this is who knows maybe its because its my first bit so far out of all the msmgas I've read I would say still nothing beats this and I would say if you like this read crimson hero its my second favorite and it has the same type of female character !! I looove this !! P.s and not the type to get obsessed over manga that says something juust saying !!! EDIT:: OMG READ THE ONE MANHUA IT IS AMAZING !!
... Last updated on August 14th, 2011, 2:35am
First of all, the story is really unique as you can see in the description but i never thought it would be that good! As the story progresses, you really start to become attached to both characters as well as the plot. It wasn't cliche at all (well cuz of Yoh) and it wasn't overly-romantic to the point where you roll your eyes and think "what a typical shoujo." This manga was different in many ways. Haruna is really a tough girl and she's so positive about everything. I think the mangaka did a great job with creating their personalities (Haruna and Yoh). It was an awesome manga with amazing art and it was definitely worth reading. I'm giving it a 9.5 because I have one problem ...
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I wasn't really fond of the ending. It was too typical for such a unique manga and I feel that the ending lacked that big-aww i was expecting. I hate it when the guy has to leave and then the whole [one year later] thing pops up.
But all in all, It was hilarious, heart warming and captivating. No regrets at all.
When this manga was the hype, i turned a blind eye, because it looked like a typical over rated shoujo manga.i did attempt to read a few chapters, and i wasn't impressed. I thought the plot was lame and predictable. To be honest, the summary itself was unimpressive. However after i read the first volume, I thought it wasn’t too horrible and decided to read the rest of it online and quickly got addicted. I admit it was cliche with basic shoujo dilemmas (ex girlfriend, evil girl who plots to break them apart, etc..) however the likable characters made up for it. An important thing in shoujo mangas is if you're able to feel for the characters. The author successfully conveyed her character’s emotions through realistic expressions.
At first when i read "Don't fall in love with me", which was one of the first lines that Yoh says to Haruna, I thought, oh great the girl is going to fall in love with him and then he'll end up falling in love with her, but she won't confess that she likes him because of what he told her in the beginning- not to fall in love with him. Let's just say it it didn't turn out that way--- which is very refreshing Seemingly predictable, but not predictable. I like. The other slight downfall, other than than clicheness was the ending, which was more on the comedy side. I guess it suited the manga, but i wished it ended more on a serious note.
I thoroughly enjoyed this manga, and would recommend it to anyone who likes high school shoujo.
... Last updated on June 26th, 2011, 1:20am
Look To The Sky
great book, me personally have never read a book like this one, which is a good thing! this book is exciting and quick, cuz once you read volume 3 THAT'S A SURPRISE!!! any way i suggest you read High School Debut cuz its exciting, smart, and H.O.T!!!
One of my favorite manga series of any genre.
This series defies a lot of the elements common to shoujo--it's not some painfully drawn out 30-volume monstrosity where the couple are barely even dating by the end; the heroine isn't a delicate, wimpy weakling who every single male within a thousand mile radius falls inexplicably and madly in love with; and the male lead, for all that Haruna may love him, isn't some sex god or paragon of virtue (nor is he a complete jerk who the heroine stays with for inexplicable reasons, either). It's pretty realistic for a manga, hysterically funny (and really well-drawn), and manages to make the genre of shoujo completely, genuinely enjoyable in ways few other shoujo can. I'm frankly shocked people would actually dislike this series; clearly they have not read enough other works in this genre to know just how head and shoulders Koukou Debut (and pretty much all of Kahawara Kazune's works) stands above them.
If you're tired of the same-old, same-old shoujo staples of love triangles and taking 300 chapters to get the couple together and ludicrously pretty and perfect people having shallow relationship wangst and wilting flower Mary Sue heroines, Koukou Debut is for you for pretty much ignoring aaaallllll of that and telling quite an original story and in a very funny fashion.
And Yoh is just awesome Plus, a new volume just came out, and the series is getting a movie and a cell phone drama spin-off, so if you get into the series now, there's lots of new media coming your way~