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Transfer student Manabizaki Kyou is a swot, a person who spends too much time studying. His dream is to attend Tokyo University and then work for NASA! He will soon discover, however, that the high school he's transferred into, which was once very prestigious, has taken in delinquents from the surrounding schools. Now it is full of violence and gang fights.
Luckily, Manabizaki has a surprising skill at fighting, particularly when he's defending the peace of his study area. Through this strength he'll find his new friends, a weak boy called Iwashida and a legendary delinquent girl, Hasuno Nene, who makes him feel things that, for the first time in his life, he can't explain...


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Average: 6.6 / 10.0 (531 votes)
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how long is this gona survive in shonen jump   
Rating: 6.8 / 10.0
by xehuei
August 13th, 2010, 7:48pm
Ummm Powerful nerd, just where have i seen this before. Anyways, unless the author pickup on the floppy love backdrop and put some nails on it and seriously pay more attention to those 2 frame battle scenes, I might just launch a rocket with added booster right into his head. Bleach much? The character design sure is and so far we only seen one fight leads to another with possible future half-assed character development. Plus like everyone else here mentioned its structured from a number of deadbeat cliches, but hey its only the beginning and on the long run i do believe it has potential. Still, a cut gem is far from its raw form, lets hope it gets somewhere before it gets axed by shonen jump.
As expected it got axed but hey it lasted 3 volumes =O

... Last updated on January 7th, 2012, 8:56pm
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Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by juliannavi
October 21st, 2010, 8:36am
After reading the one-shot I thought that this might be an OK read.. but I didn't even get through the first chapter of the serialization before stopping. The main character went from somewhat interesting to completely absurd, the same is true for the side characters.

Take a look at the one-shot. Leave the serial alone.

... Last updated on October 21st, 2010, 8:36am
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by dreamer00013
July 4th, 2010, 7:20am
okay, now I know what a "swot" is ^^
Besides that, there's not much to say. Characters are a little bit clichè even if a tiny bit original (and slightly funny), art is okay, and plot... weird? I mean, our hero can do EVERYTHING...
Well, at least I had a good laugh looking at the cover and realised that we've got a cool nerd as protagonist wink I mean, how often is a nerd getting admiration? Not often, right? ^^
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6 Chapters   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Zopyrus
August 20th, 2010, 10:57am
Thus far, there is no real depth.
No explanation or background of anything.
No information on how many "gangs" there are to keep the readers in check - just 100 new delinquents popping out with each chapters. One does not even know what he studies and the series is called SWOT - that pretty much sum it up. (ch. 6)
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Augh,'s totally ruined D:.   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Mikashi
November 15th, 2010, 10:32am
I read the oneshot, it was a fun read.
The first few chapter were okay, not as good as the oneshot, but still okay. Then, it gets into this whole "resolve-supernatural powers" crap. WHYYYYconfused? Why did you have to go into the whole "people with supernatural-powers who fight each other" theme. It was fine without the supernatural tag --- augh, I'm so irritated. I can even get something to read that is somewhat original </rant.>

Which leaves me to rank it as 5/10, I'll probably keep it on my reading list to see if it'll get any better, but the way that it's going, probably not sad.
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being serialized? must be kidding!   
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by yuno19
August 17th, 2010, 11:48pm
swot is strength weakness opportunity threat
is a clever way to determine strategy to be undergo.

but no clever thing in this manga, not even one.
i read up to the latest chapter, and there are nothing but violent,
and not even "good" violent: no good reason, no good technique, no fight to enjoy.
this manga would be scrapped in no time if it doesn't change its way.
(and i won't be reading more than what i've read, it's chapter six)
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