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Ganbare! Nakamura-kun!!  
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Nakamura is a shy boy who falls in love at first sight with one of his classmates–his dreamy high school classmate, Hirose. But there's a problem: they haven't met yet. And Nakamura is a total klutz who might bungle things before they even begin!


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Associated Names
Do Your Best! Nakamura-kun!!
Ganbare! Nakamura-kun!! - Hoshi Furu Yoru on Kiseki! no Maki
Go For It, Nakamura!
ガンバレ! 中村くん!!

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Latest Release(s)
c.8-11 (end) by Bunny's Scanlations about 1 year ago
c.7 by Bunny's Scanlations about 1 year ago
v.1 c.7 by gayanimeyay about 1 year ago
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

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User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (103 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.03 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 30th 2018, 10:00am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Opera (Akaneshinsha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Seven Seas (1 Volume - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #535 increased(+77)
Monthly Pos #1111 increased(+43)
3 Month Pos #1468 increased(+316)
6 Month Pos #1687 increased(+223)
Year Pos #2016 decreased(-788)

List Stats
On 217 reading lists
On 83 wish lists
On 187 completed lists
On 5 unfinished lists
On 105 custom lists

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Highly enjoyable   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by OmNom
September 30th, 2018, 8:37pm
What was originally just a small column to fill in space for its magazine turned into a full serialisation and I cannot be more thankful for that, because this manga is honestly just so awesome I don't even know where to begin. It takes a set of stereotypical characters and puts a comedic BL spin on it without ever belittling any of them or reducing them to the butts of jokes in a comedy manga. Both main characters are so cute and pure, it's hard not to like them or root for their relationship to progress. I also really like the art style; it's definitely more old-school and seinen-like, which is what makes it even more special in a modern BL setting like this. The fact that the manga itself is aware of its oddities despite its genre provides the basis for the humour to shine and that's what makes it so enjoyable.
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Want a heart-warming, short, entertaining shounen ai story that leaves a smile on your face?   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by MightyMaeve
July 3rd, 2018, 7:48am
Young Nakamura is where it's at. He's shy, adorable, and desperately, awkwardly in love with Hirose. His attempts to become friends with his cheerful and kind classmate are sweet and just a little heart-breaking.
The '90s influenced art style flows with charm; it reminds me of Rumiko Takahashi's work (Inuyasha).
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Sweet and Wholesome   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by thomasfish
February 16th, 2018, 5:04pm
This manga is GREAT! Honestly, it's so fun and sweet. I love the art - it's not a style you commonly see in BL, but it fits so well. The plot is also lovely and the characters are funny and endearing. I'd 100% recommend this!
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I'm in Love Like a Fool   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Polka-Dotted-Yoshi
July 6th, 2016, 2:11pm
This manga is just so great. The BL content is more realistic and reasonable, especially when compared to ... well, the graphic side of the spectrum.

The characters are likable. Nakamura is so quirky and relatable that I actually want him to end up with his love interest.

My favorite part of this manga though? The ART. Gods, I can't believe I love it so much. It takes a bit of a combination where it mixes a modern manga style with the older style most manga used to be illustrated with back in the day. The end result is filled with dark, vivid lines and characters with cute expressions.

All in all, I would definitely recommend this manga to someone who's wanting something light-hearted. There aren't very many chapters released but I think I just might go reread it again.
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