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Volume 1:
1-2. Punch Up (act 1-2)
Motoharu is an openly gay, elite architect whose preference is the athletic, pretty boy type. While checking out the well-built construction workers at his favourite hunting ground?the construction site?he found his missing wayward cat Shinobu. A hot-tempered, sarcastic, bratty iron-worker named Kouta insists Shinobu is Nyata his cat. Will Maki be able to tame the vicious pet(s)? (features Misono from Mayou Otoko)
3. Punch Up (act 3)
Kouta feels uneasy after finding out about Motoharu and Shinobu's one night stand.
4. Sweet Train
Junsuke presents Shinobu a trip to Sapporo by train as a belated birthday gift. (features Shinobu and Junsuke from Play Boy Blues)

Volume 2:
1-2. Punch Up (act 4-5)
Motoharu learns a little bit more about Kouta's past from the youth's ex-classmate.
3. Ohki Kouta's Interview
A little interview detailing Kouta's job.
4. Punch Up (act 6)
Kouta runs into his brother's ex-partner and is made to remember his painful past.
5. Honeymoon
Fukazu Yuya is going out with Kouta's brother who is a cross-dresser. This chapter focuses on Kouta's little known complicated past.

Volume 3
1-3 Punch Up (act 7-9)
Kouta and Maki happily living together. Are they? Maki feels insecurity about sudden re-appearance of Kouta's first love, Yuya. While Maki tried to let confused Kouta sort out his feelings, catastrophe strikes...!
4. Maki Motoharu's Consolation

Volume 4
1-3 Punch Up (act 10-12)
15 years old Kouta is fighting to differentiate himself from his 19-year-old self! Will he ever regain his memories? Does he want to?
4. My Motoharu is not like this XXX
Kouta is worried because Motoharu seems to be less perverted than before.

Separate extras:
'Punch Up Returns 2015' - oneshot from Pink Gold 6
'Hontoni Atta Kowai Punch↑' - oneshot from Pink Gold 7


Related Series
Mayou Otoko (Spin-Off)
P.B.B. (Adapted From)
Punch ↑ + Jinan Joutou (Sequel)
Punch ↑ x P.B.B. (Sequel)

Associated Names
Punch ↑ リターンズ 2015
Punch Up
Punch Up Returns
Punch Up!
Punch↑ Returns

Groups Scanlating
Fantasy Shrine
Fujoshi Bitches

Latest Release(s)
c.16 by Harudaki & Yaoi Boys (137d ago)
c.15 by Harudaki & Yaoi Boys (260d ago)
c.Hontoni atta kowai Punch↑ by Fujoshi Bitches (581d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (359 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.61 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 6th 2017, 7:53pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Be x Boy Gold (Libre Shuppan)
Pink Gold (extra stories)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
SuBLime (4 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #780 increased(+100)
Monthly Pos #1398 decreased(-107)
3 Month Pos #1556 decreased(-18)
6 Month Pos #1672 decreased(-163)

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On 375 wish lists
On 38 unfinished lists
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Ok I guess   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Serendipity_
April 23rd, 2016, 3:45pm
It was okay, but I felt like everything went to fast. More development and less sex would have been nice. Overall, art was okay, characters were actually quite likeable and the plot could have been worked on a bit more.

But definitely recommended as a I'm-bored read
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Liked it as I went farther along   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by On_vacation
July 16th, 2014, 2:11am
To be honest, I actually didn't like it when I first started. For the first chapter, things were moving too fast for my tastes and things felt pretty shallow. I was actually gonna drop it to be honest. But as the story progressed I found myself, for the most part, liking Motoharu's and Kouta's relationship. Like they still have their problems, mostly in the trust department, but they kind of get better at it. They're working towards it.

But holy shit I love Kouta's older sibling, who is described as being a guy who's crossdressing, but I honest to God can't see her as anything other than a trans woman (so apologize my pronoun usage).
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
When she found out that Yuya was sleeping with Kouta, she called Yuya out on it and it was glorious. "How dare you prey on a child" and "He's serious about you! If you can't give him a future get out of here!" Like holy shit mad respect.
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My two cents   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by OmNom
April 1st, 2014, 1:57pm
So I finally purchased this manga's volume 4 as the first BL book I've ever bought, and I'm glad I did it. First of all I have to stress on the huge difference in quality between an officially translated book and some free scanlations online. Don't get me wrong, I'm all grateful for the stuff I could find on the internet, but that doesn't refute the fact that they could be horrible sometimes. For everyone who could afford to get your hands (or computer) on the legal editions of this manga and every manga out there in general, please do. You'll be amazed by the quality (I certainly was).

I've followed Punch up for quite a few years now, and looking back on it I do feel that I've enjoyed the series quite a lot. The writing isn't necessarily perfect, and the development could appear a bit iffy at times, but I actually thought the mangaka did a good job, because ultimately she had managed to capture at least this one reader and to draw me nearer to the characters who are definitely endearing and loveable.

About the events from volume 3 onwards, you know, when
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Kouta lost his memory,
I don't deny that this plot device has been used rather too often, but tbh I didn't feel annoyed by it at all. What was even more important than that corny tactic was the way the author handled the resolution, and I'm absolutely in her favour on this. Please give the manga a try, and I'm sure you'll fall in love with the baka-couple in no time.
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Likeable Sex Maniacs   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by princess_bubblegum
November 14th, 2013, 9:56am
I'm totally hook with this manga.
I like Motoharu's pervertness.
I wish this manga could still continue.
One of those BL manga that truly tugs your heart string.
Very sweet moments and great intimacies.
I like the sex scenes and their funny foreplay sometimes.
It's quite addicting.
I totally recommend this.
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good until...   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by mtmt1311
March 8th, 2013, 10:15am
The appearance of his ex bf, They made a fuss over it. And I can see why, this guy is clearly still into his ex. And the amnesia is ridiculous. Other than that, the story is actually better than her other work and the art is great.
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Don't get whats the big deal...   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by scalaire
February 25th, 2013, 6:55am
The love isn't believable and it starts without basis. The seme jumps his ex-boyfriend forcefully, and the uke forgive him after two to three line of alibi and one punch. I stop reading it after the second chapter. >.<
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Stunnly Amazing   
Rating: N/A
by LilyLily
January 25th, 2013, 11:40am
Wow. This manga is just really amazing. It has one of the best slowly built up tension ever. To be honest I was kinda of bored in the first few chapters but I'm so glad that I didn't give up on the manga. It gets really good toward the middle and especially toward the end the tension build up so much that I stood up all night to finish the manga. I just love the uke! He is so cute and manly at the same time. The seme, although he's a flirt and a pervert, his love for the uke really shines through. And the sex scenes in this are just HOT!!
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Namiya
September 18th, 2012, 2:22pm
Finally wanting to read Punch Up, I spent the past few days reading all the prequel mangas way back to the first "Gaten na Aitsu" and I have to say, that's really worth it!
Definitely do take the time to read the other mangas first because you will already know most of the characters by the time you start Punch Up!

I like the characters a lot and seeing them all interact with each other is super interesting.
What I personally find a bit questionable is Motoharu having to hit on any male around him and then acting hurt when Kouta doesn't trust him... well what do you expect!
I do like Motoharu though, he's such a big goofball and when he is nice to Kouta then he really is nice... all pampering him and taking care of him, you can just tell he can be so loving and sweet.
I also love Kouta because he's a strong uke, he stands his own ground and I like the fact that he's so bitter and sad, thinking he doesn't deserve a good man, but he really loves Maki.
I like the somewhat realistic kind of drama, especially when the two of them start talking about their pasts, and Maki wants to find out more... Love Kouta's past so much as well! His brother's lover... He's not a bad guy or anything, their story is sort of bittersweet as well and it just makes me happy to see Kouta in love with Maki in the end because he deserves it!

The drama is so intense and it gets better with every chapter you read!
The extras all through the series are so funny!

I have to recommend this to anyone! It's true that as a yaoi fan, you need to read this!
(Do so even if you don't like Kano Shiuko's other works - I don't like her usual weird humor either but I love this series!)
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MORE!!! I LOVE IT!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by darklover
July 30th, 2011, 7:34pm
It the best yaoi ever, I wish someone could continue to scan the last chapters. I wanna know the ending, PLEASE and Thank You!! Also, thank you for scan this series, i enjoy rereading it so much!!! biggrin Arigato!
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Rating: N/A
by shininghero16
June 26th, 2011, 11:20pm
I've only read up to Chapter 4 because I can't seem to find the other scanlations but I'm happy with the chapters that I've read so far. >_<

Let me start with the art. It's beautiful, clean and basically, the guys are extremely gorgeous so it satisfied a picky fan like me. The characters have debth and are memorable, something every manga should have but sadly, some lack. Motoharu's personality is surprisingly hilarious. I thought he was going to be some aloof seme but he turned out to be the wackier one of the relationship. Kouta, on the other hand, the uke, is the aloof one with his brute strength that I love seeing in Ukes.

I thought the plot was clique but that stuff doesn't matter in a manga when the art and the characters seem so well thought out and so beautifully drawn.

It's really a must read and definitely not a waste of time. Extremely recommended. ^_^

Characters: 10/10
Art: 10/10
Plot: 9/10
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