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Doukyuusei (NAKAMURA Asumiko)  
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A boy met a boy. They were in the flush of youth. They were in love that felt like a dream, like a sparkling soda pop.


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Associated Names
同級生 (中村明日美子)
동급생 시리즈
Classmates (NAKAMURA Asumiko)
Koledzy z klasy

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Latest Release(s)
v.DVD Limited Edition c.A Few Centimeters by Iluvfksy about 1 year ago
c.Silver Ring by theanonrelease about 1 year ago
c.Gold Ring by theanonrelease about 1 year ago
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (589 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.59 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 18th 2017, 9:27am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Opera (Akaneshinsha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Digital Manga Guild (Complete; digital)

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Year Pos #1722 decreased(-143)

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Has potential   
Rating: 7.8 / 10.0
by rainydayphotos
May 16th, 2011, 12:43pm
It's a nice light read. One criticism I might have is that the plot seems to be holding back, it has the potential to go somewhere yet it never does. Even the issue revolving universities and their futures never really go anywhere, we don't even find out Kusakabe wants to do in the future. They touch upon it very briefly, but they don't really explore the societal implications of being gay in a Japanese society.
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I know I'm the odd one out, but...   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by calstine
March 10th, 2011, 12:45am
...I don't find this manga very impressive at all. Most of the comments before mine have obviously been written by people who have read too much yaoi; in which case their positive reaction to this virtually sexless story is quite understandable.
Thankfully, I am not such a person. Having never read or liked yaoi myself, I feel I can make a much more unbiased assessment of Doukyuusei.

Cliches abound - we have a gay teacher (read: pseudo-rival), an all-boys school (oh why, oh why can't they be in a co-ed school for once confused ) and a dash of "Oh, but he's straight so it's obvious that he's just playing around with me until he gets a girlfriend" and "If I go away for college, will our relationship end?" angst to keep things interesting.

I find it difficult to understand how people can think of this as being 'deep' or 'realistic'. There is no such thing as a realistic BL with instantly reciprocated love and an obvious happy ending!
If you enjoy realism, then read The Love Letter, Pokerface and maybe even Boku wa Sakana - all of which are lovely little one-shots that show what really happens to boys who fall in love with their friends.
On the other hand, if you like unrealistic happily-ever-after school-life BL with likable characters, try Honeydew Syndrome or Komatta.

Despite all my criticism, Doukyuusei is by no means a terrible read. It is definitely good enough for a bit of mindless entertainment when you are suddenly struck by the desire to immerse yourself in the vapidly romantic world of shounen-ai. And of course, I'd never miss out on a chance to praise the art; it is lovely, unique and stylized, with not a hint of androgyny in any of the males.

I really hope that Nakamura Asumiko will have the sense to free herself from the constraints of the yaoi / shounen-ai genre and successfully develop the literary potential that make her non-BL oneshots so brilliant. If I'm not mistaken, Utsubora seems to be a step in the right direction.

... Last updated on August 25th, 2011, 11:03am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by fallen_angel93
December 21st, 2010, 3:02am
This manga was so light and realistic, it just hooked me at the first page! I can't remember me having read a shounen-ai/school-life manga, that was as realistic as this one. I don't like the way it is in most shounen-ai/school-life manga's: there's this guy, he falls in love with a popular guy and suddenly there are rivals everywhere and everyone is gay (it's actually kind of depressing for girls to read stuff like that, especially if you're a yaoi noob). In this manga, it's not like that!
Spoiler (highlight to view)
There may be one rival involved
, but it's realistic as well! It's... believable.
Anyway, about the way it's drawn. It's definitly unique, but it also really fits the story line. It's sort of flowy and wind-like. It's good.
Yeah, the characters are well thought-out and real. You get this feeling you're really getting to meet them and you can get into their perspective.
You can tell I'm in love with this manga and that's correct.
Definitly recommended~!!!
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Simple yet very touching   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by AzuraSky
August 2nd, 2010, 12:18pm
This was the first work that i've read of Nakamura-sensei, and it's my favorite BL. The time I read the first chapter, i knew from the cover it wouldn't be my style of art. However I was still drawn into it at first glance. Doukyuusei is a work which made me feel like "first love" isn't so cliche as it is in many other manga. It's pure, sweet, and yet very realistic at the same time. One of the thing that drawn me into this is the developments which the characters shows, it's very cute, and adorable. Their feelings are also very re-latable. The art to add, it's just.... simply beautiful. What more, the kissing scenes makes me heat up smile .

... Last updated on August 2nd, 2010, 12:18pm
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Innocent and bittersweet love   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Tentacle
June 13th, 2010, 4:07pm
This is completely to my taste. It has a wonderful sense of humor with beautiful art and the love is so innocent and bittersweet. All the characters feel so life-like and lovable.

The way Nakamura Asumiko descirbes it herself is the perfect way:
"I wanted to really go back to basics and write a story that is so pure and innocent and as slow and vexing as it can be."
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Rating: N/A
by Sakanda
June 1st, 2010, 6:52pm
I am completely in love with this manga - by far my favorite BL manga out there.

The art is just so unique and interesting that I can't help but fall for it, and I love the character's dynamic.

I think what really draws me to this manga though, is not so much the plot (which is simple, sweet and refreshing for a BL) but the storytelling itself. The mangaka's pace, paneling and tendency toward poetic narrative completely captures the interest of the reader.

This manga is refreshing, sweet, and totally manages to express that "first love", and convey those simple yet hard to explain feelings to the reader. I highly recommend this!
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Rating: N/A
by AgentSanSan
November 28th, 2009, 3:17pm
This manga is one of my favorite shounen-ai's so far. A pity it isn't updated more often.
The writing and art conveys such a pure love. It's very emotional, relate-able, and just a joy to read in general.
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11/10 stars   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by gwisoon
September 2nd, 2009, 3:08am
Love, love love this manga. The art is rather unique for a shounen-ai manga, but its no less pretty (: and the stories are ridiculously sweet. Trust me when I say that you'll get hooked on this~
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Innocent and simple   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by daisukidesuyo
July 25th, 2009, 1:02pm
The art really matches this sort of plot: both very simplistic. You simply have two boys that become close and fall in love. The characters are so cute in their personality too!

One boy just shouts out, surprised, "I think I have a crush on you!" It seems to childish and so innocent. And although they do mention that they are boys, they don't let it get in the way of their feelings. Both characters are also pretty shy, although one does make most of the moves. I really really like it so far and art just makes it even more memorable.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by gofl
July 4th, 2009, 4:40pm
as beautiful as always, in Nakamura-sensei's style. you probaly can't not find yaoi in her works (or maybe you can but i can't smile) but if you want to read something warm and peaceful, go for Doukyuusei.

her art is unique, it might be a little hard to accept at first but when you get used to it you'll see nothing but good =))

only talk about Doukyuusei, yep, you might think it's just some other shounen-ai manga but no, in fact it's really deep and interesting.
i've read the whole volume 1 and now dying in waiting for it.

yeah, highly recommend this one.
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