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Shuukan Shounen Hachi  
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Yasaka Hachiki isn't a genius, and he's painfully aware of it. Yet, fresh out of high school, he decided to enter a special school for aspiring mangaka: Onigahama, also known as "The Tower of Ogres," along with his buddy Saru. Even at the end of the school's two-year course, it is said that only one or two students actually become pros.

One serious contender is Mikeya "Mike" Touma, a pretty boy with an obvious talent for manga but who has so far failed to impress his friend, a strange girl he calls Myaako. To his shock, though, Myaako actually gives praise to a seemingly mediocre storyboard drawn by Hachi on a notebook. This ticks him off and sparks a rivalry between the two. Thus begins the tale of Onigahama's students and their merciless struggle to achieve their common dream.


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Associated Names
Weekly Boy Hachi

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Latest Release(s)
v.5 c.42 by FWPA lite about 1 month ago
v.5 c.41 by FWPA lite 2 months ago
v.5 c.40 by FWPA lite 2 months ago
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Status in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Complete/Discontinued)

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User Rating
Average: 7.3 / 10.0 (36 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.97 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 3rd 2019, 12:28pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Shuukan Shounen Champion (Akita Shoten)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #527 increased(+118)
Monthly Pos #1345 increased(+16)
3 Month Pos #1227 decreased(-649)
6 Month Pos #667 decreased(-213)
Year Pos #616 decreased(-17)

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Pretty Decent, that's all   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Samken
November 13th, 2018, 8:21pm
Boy goes to a high school of aspiring mangaka dreaming of becoming one, but there's a catch, he can't draw for shit.

Plot follows the typical weak to strong design, as you watch Hachi take slow steps into becoming a fully pledge mangaka with the trials and the tribulations of getting there while facing a genius rival and overall people more talented and/or more passionate then him, a subtle harem subplot forming, furthermore outside all the "drawing battles" that Hachi and his friends will have to face, live the ordinary life of a high school boy.

It has it's funny moments, it has it's dramatic ones, the drawing is relatively simple, but competent and clean enough to make it's climatic moments standout, specially the characters faces when they show outbursts of emotion, which is a recurrent thing as the mangaka's previous works indicates this pattern.

Is it overused? Yes, but the author is proficient in this aspect, as he doesn't bite more than he can chew, and for that at least it has my respect in that regard. Overall it's a pretty decent manga, but that's about it, so it doesn't surprise me that the manga was axed.

... Last updated on November 14th, 2018, 9:16am
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Dull Hooks   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by SomberNight
October 29th, 2018, 5:20pm
I really tried to continue reading this, but I just couldn't keep going. The "Manga School" setting is not original. The main character is the typical loser with untapped potential (boring).
Plus, after reading the author's last work (Jitsu wa Watashi wa) this one is just dull in comparison. Jitsu wa Watashi wa had a bunch of wacky characters, but this one is more realistic with its characters and that makes the jokes and funny moments less impactful.
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