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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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3 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 6.6 / 10.0 (521 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.62 / 10.0
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Medaka Box v2...   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Lnc411
December 9th, 2010, 7:04pm
This manga began fine. I mean a studious kid that can beat people up. I was like hey, this might be interesting. But now... well.. it is just getting ridiculous. I said it's Medaka Box v2, why? Well because it is Medaka Box v2. Everything starts off normal, but as it progresses, the level of stupidity and insanity increases. We have people with absurd abilities, which happen to be students by the way, just trying to kill each other like it's a normal everyday thing. I mean c'mon... seriously? Give me something that's worth believing. I've already read a series that had students killing each other. It's called Tenjo Tenge, but at least the art there was nice to look at. Anyways, if you're into the ridiculous and semi-random story where students try to kill each other, this manga is for you. If you're not... then well... stay away.

... Last updated on December 9th, 2010, 7:06pm
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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!   
Rating: N/A
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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