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Seishun Kouryakuhon  
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Description
From Shinnen:

Isezaki, a second year from Kamiyama Boy's High, has had his heart captured by a girl he saw in the window of the neighbouring girls' school. A school route madonna!! After two months, it's time for her to graduate...?! It's a 17-year-old's summer starting from spring, chockful of idiocy and friendship enough to make you cry.

Also include is an extra story called Fuyu Hodoki in volume one.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
青春攻略本
Fuyu Hodoki
Manual to Teenage Life
Seishun Kouryaku-bon
Youth Strategy Guide

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.7 (end) by Aerandria Scans & Shinnen (798d ago)
v.2 c.6 by Aerandria Scans & Shinnen (843d ago)
v.2 c.5 by Aerandria Scans & Shinnen (850d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (250 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.31 / 10.0
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February 10th 2014, 3:37pm PST

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Year
2009

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Serialized In (magazine)
LaLa (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)
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Beautiful and heartbreaking   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by windshadow
August 22nd, 2013, 5:33am
I have not wrote a review in a while and feel compiled to do so for this because of how beautiful and subtle the themes are written.

The 4 friends who are different coming together, acceptance. The moments of realising "this is it, our last days together" is gorgeously portrayed. It doesnt have a punch like Aozora where everyone strives for it but more of a real, day to day, what will happen in our future feel.

The mangaka doesnt go crazy spelling out everything that happens instead we see select memories of their high school life, which is just like how we would most likely recall ours. The friendships that were built up were "explained" at the end with the scenes of them together when they first started school.

It reminds me a lot of my own high school days. Spending time with friends eating at shops, idling at places near school. Realizing at the end about the fragility of the moments we have left. Nostalgia at its most poignant.
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good but ..   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by sara..
July 1st, 2013, 1:24pm
well I started reading this a long time ago and it took me like a month to finish this and usually when the manga has like 2-4 volumes I finish it in a hours
although its good and I enjoyed reading it but at the same time the atmosphere was kind of boring and when I finish reading one chapter I don't get that feeling ( I HAVE TO READ THE NEXT ONE RIGHT NOOW ) you know what I mean ..

anyway
the story is pretty good I gave it 9/10
the characters is lovable
the art for some characters felt like it was incomplete especially the eyes !! coz it gave you the Impression that the character is surprised when it's not !

... Last updated on July 1st, 2013, 1:26pm
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Mixed feelings   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by Suiren-nyan
March 18th, 2013, 1:35pm
I love bromance and this is the reason I decided to read this manga. Unfortunately, I was rather disappointed.

1. I find this manga boring. I've finished it whole (means it was somewhat enjoyable), but it took me a few days. I wasn't very excited about this one. I'm totally fine with no action, slice of life etc., and I actually expected this manga to be about boys being boys, without much happening, but...

2. I don't know if the author is male or female, but I've a strong impression it's the latter. I don't think the characters acted like real boys, not most of the time. When a manga is about boys being boys, it's usually pretty fun to read, but as long as the charas actaully act like boys *thinks Men's Kou, Kimi to Boku*. I think that many guys in shoujo manga act like the boys from Seishun Kouryakuhon but this is because we usually see them near a female protagonist - when guys are near a girl they like, they often act less dorky, more romanic, more serious. In this manga, it's like the guys are near girls, even when they are not - perheps the readers count as ones and the guys' behavior was supposed to be appealing to us? Dunno, but without romance, action, with little humor, I didn't find this manga very interesting. Yes, it's about male friendship (which I love reading about!), but if the characters don't feel realistic, what's the point? Anyway, I praise the author for trying, touching the subject - would love to see more manga with similiar theme! smile

And there were some fun scenes, scenes that made me smile - just not enough of them

... Last updated on March 18th, 2013, 1:36pm
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Bromance!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by bhavi02
May 14th, 2012, 2:15pm
If you're looking for romance, this isn't exactly the best place, BUT read it anyway.

It's a nostalgic-feeling story about a group of friends going through high school. It's pretty much about growing up but enjoying and appreciating youth. Definitely give it a try when you have some time.

It's not plot-driven but focuses on the relationship between friends.

... Last updated on May 14th, 2012, 2:16pm
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Sentimental   
Rating: N/A
by idontevenknow
May 6th, 2012, 8:18pm
I am reading this at an emotional time of my life where, like the 4 guys, I am about to go to college and am only a couple weeks off from my graduation. I definitely agree with others. It is cute and endearing and highlights different parts of growing up. Agreed, it is cliché but really focussed on the friendships made. Ahhhh, I'm getting really nostalgic about my high school years now!! >.<
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nostalgic slice of life   
Rating: N/A
by gwkimmy
May 1st, 2012, 2:13pm
the nostalgia and slice-of-life levels in this manga are off the charts. it was an adorable, refreshing, simple series about the friendship between 4 high school guys. i disagree that it was "cute guys doing cute things" since there was nothing moe about the guys or their friendship with each other. got very bromantic at the end, but there's a good amount of regular romance for the characters as well.

i adore each of the four characters. i feel like their were built very well but also easily through the audience just seeing them in their everyday lives and interactions with others. especially kurata the cynical tsundere and nogami the smiling enigma. it would be great to see this manga in anime form.
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not so good   
Rating: N/A
by Famas
June 17th, 2011, 3:20pm
It's theme is basically "cute boys doing cute things". Girls appear for a few pages only. Certainly not something I expected. And I don't like it. Maybe if i was a female... but I'm not.
It does have nice art and easy-goingness. Just not my cup of tea.
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it makes me relive   
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by phanzanu
February 5th, 2011, 12:47pm
the feeling of wanting to grow up again. sure, sometimes it seems cheesy, but it's the kind of manga that makes you think, "oh, i wish i'd did this and that. i wish i'd really run after the things that i want."

chapter 2 made me think about the things i've been doing throughout my growing-up years. what parts of them do i regret? what parts of them am i truly happy about? what parts made me feel proud of myself for my decision? what parts made me who i am now?

just like yumemiru said, certain cliches are there (but really, with many things coming out now, it's hard to not have a cliche), but the execution and the focus that this manga has has more of a profound effect on me than akizuki-sensei's other works, like say, akagami no shirayukihime. she did great with that manga for the general cute romance (shirayuki is awesome), but i feel like this manga did have more of an effect on me. i very much recommend reading her other works.
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my comment   
Rating: N/A
by ricchan88
April 20th, 2010, 3:16am
the first story is nice, i like it so much.. but chapter 2 is so much different, i feel like reading shounen-ai there.. the relationship between Kuruta and Isezaki is somewhat 'strange'.. or is just my feeling??
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Cute and funny   
Rating: N/A
by yumemiru
February 1st, 2010, 12:54pm
I liked this one. Unexpectedly, it's quite funny and endearing. I feel like there's still certain cliches(as always), but it's cute. It works. The art's clean cut and nice, and the characters make me laugh. Isezuki-kun is very dramatic and funny. His efforts to get to the girl he likes is very sweet.

But I liked most that the focus of the chapter wasn't on Isezuki's efforts to get the girl; it was more like "friendship" and "reflection on the rhythm of life". That made it seem like the story broke away a bit from the shoujo mold(ie. guy gets girl, etc).

Very nice. I will be looking forward to the next release :3
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