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From StarryHeaven:
Meru Tachibana, 12 years old. She’s just returned back to Tokyo after 12 years of training with her father, who thought she was a boy! Now Meru is stronger than most guys, and she’s doing her best to make sure that people don’t find out, or else her chances of making friends is ruined! However, a group of eighth graders seem insistent on making that impossible, as they break the rules and pick on the weak. Will Meru be able to stop them as the new student council president without appearing to be a “Monster Melt King” as her mother has warned?

Also includes an extra story in volume 2:

Fly High Extra - Aoi High!
"The Secret of Meru's strength is revealed!?" This is a short story of how Meru's parents got together.


Related Series
Aozora Pop (Adapted From)

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.12-13 (end) by StarryHeaven over 7 years ago
v.3 c.11 by StarryHeaven over 7 years ago
v.2 c.10 + Extra by StarryHeaven over 7 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Rating
Average: 7.5 / 10.0 (471 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.44 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 24th 2017, 8:10pm PST



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Ribon (Shueisha)

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hmm not impressed but cute   
Rating: N/A
by biteme
November 8th, 2010, 8:15am
there is nothing original about this story, generic typical shojo manga. our heroin is super strong but oridinary in looks and grades, the men on the other hand are hot, strong, and smart. *sigh*

the art is cute nothing too amazing

plot: rushed, unrealistic: school being run by students, the heroin being o so nobel and saving everyone, forgiving everyone, lets just say she would make naruto proud.also there is no good resolution on the love triangle but like someone said below i kinda didnt care much for the characters to really give a hoot.

in all it was a passible read. plz do read if ur other favorite and much more superior mangas have not been updated then yea read this its not very long.i suggest to go into this with low expectations as to not become disappointed on the great finally.
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Rating: N/A
by Crazyee.
October 30th, 2010, 3:32pm
Same question asked by others, How the hell doesnt the dad know his own daughters' sex? Which to me, even in the manga world seems pretty dumb over the top. I love Meru's mother though. and Meru and her friend.

But I hate how she just becomes friends with those bastards at the beginning of the story. Honestly, its already cliched enough, it ending that way just makes it more bad for me. About the love triangle though. Its one of the first times I dont feel like knowing who she'll end up with, cos the story is not THAT enjoyable for me. And at chapter 8, somebody finally stood up(a teacher), like they were suppose to at the beginning, then the physically strong but mentally dumb and sorta weak female lead just stands up for him, irregardless of what happened to him he still deserves to get kicked on the face. How pathetic, I understand if people forgive, since im a *sort-of* forgiving person aswell(maybe), but before people forgive just like that, it shouldnt be let go just like that.. I just cant understand why female readers enjoy these things? im no STRONG headed feminist but this type of mangas are really degrading to females.. " lets all fall inlove with the bad boy, just cos he's bad and he needs changing." but i guess if it fulfills many girls fantasies, thn i guess reading mangas like these helps.

I didnt enjoy it all because i tried not to look at anyones comment before reading, but maybe if i have read the comments that speaks bad about this maybe i wouldnt have been so disappointed, cos i'd have expected less.

I guess most shoujo fans would like this. But for people who are just curious. i think youll enjoy it if you dont treat it seriously.

P.s the art is cute though.

... Last updated on October 30th, 2010, 3:42pm
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oh maaann   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by shelleymallow
July 17th, 2010, 4:32pm
When i first read this when it got translated i thought Fly High was going to be the deal for me.
It was everything i wanted.
kawaii yet beautiful art.
a dumb-found yet strong-willed and fighting heroine.
one utterly cute looking foreigner
one frkn hott delinquent
and one love triangle THAT NEVER GETS SOLVED IN THE END @$#@#$^%&

yeaa that last part really killed it for me>sad
i personally wanted the girl with the bad boy and it sorta hints it but it never says -.=

10/10 on art
9.9999/10 on story
10/10 for character image and personality.

The characters in this manga are quite unique, the best friend is loyal and the main character is just a laughbiggrin
the worst part was that it all ended so soon sadsad
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by ravensdark
June 29th, 2010, 6:25pm
There is little in the manga that gives the notion of realistic conflict, yet there is likable characters for the most part. The lead character with her one serious weakness was a very fun character. She reminds me a bit of the main character in Happy Hustle High.

There were some serious issues that were dealt with in this manga. The one weakness that this manga has from my point of view is how easily forgiveness is offered to those that wronged the other characters. A forgiving personality is just that a personality trait that is not all that common. In this manga it seems to be the rule.

Other then that the story was interesting and fun to read. Overall I liked it.
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Desperation + Entertainment   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by JaKXz
June 3rd, 2010, 10:22pm
I liked this one. Somehow the mangaka was able to tie together a desperate situation, and make the whole story entertaining, just by using a total idiot as the heroine. Very well done.
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Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Johvalo
May 18th, 2010, 2:49pm
I didn't like this series much to be honest. The "bullies taking over the school" motif is pretty stale in my opinion, as well as the "cute and bubbly shoujo heroine". Also, the fact that the bullies have a "tragic" (not really) past is also overdone.
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The romantic tension that builds up in the story pretty much comes to nothing in the end, because she doesn't choose a guy. It just ends with them challenging each other, which was very disappointing to me. The ending felt forced, because all the antagonists were completely redeemed and yeah. It just didn't have a very natural flow to it.

The best part about this series was that it was short. So it didn't have much time to be completely horrible.
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Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by purehappiness
April 20th, 2010, 4:40pm
This manga makes no sense. If a bunch of 7/8th graders were causing trouble and bullying, the school would've already jumped on their butts and expelled them in no time.
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Why wait until things escalate? It was chapter 8 when an adult FINALLY intervened. And that adult is a crazy psycho tyrant. Are Japanese schools like this? Geez. (And there are hints of romance, but she doesn't end up with anyone at all. Which is disappointing.)
It's unrealistic, but I have to keep on saying to myself "It's a manga...It's a manga...
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Not bad   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Tyriel
April 20th, 2010, 7:20am
When I saw some comments I was prepared for the worst... Perhaps thanks to that, I didn't find this awful.

It's true that some things are quite questionable with the story, but I told myself that it was a manga, so all the irrational things, I could more or less accept it...

The important part is that it was cute, entertaining and short, just the right length to not become irritating (at least for me).
Don't expect something really original, but even so, cliché is funny and refreshing sometimes (when it doesn't drag).
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Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by thebikernun
April 18th, 2010, 8:30pm
The art is done well. The story... well... I'm disappointed. I'm sure some where in the big world of manga someone will think this is awesome but it's not me. I need a little more depth and the characters all seem a little 2D to.

... Last updated on April 20th, 2010, 5:36am
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Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by infinity86
November 11th, 2009, 12:47am
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It's your typical generic shoujo crap. Group of bullies causing trouble and harm to people in the school and female protagonist tries to stop them. Read the scans up to chapter 8, when the school staff finally took action to stop the group of bullies, the female lead Meru sticks up for the group's leader. What the hell?! The group's leader has done so much harm and she's protecting him? That's stupid! He did a lot of harm and she won't let him and his group face the consequences. Bull! Saw the raws of the last chapter and guess what, obvious typical ending. Female lead falls for bad boy (the leader of the bullies). Bad boy gets happy ending without getting what he deserves for all the harm he caused. Fuuuuu******k.

What's with these garbage stories that is in shoujo manga nowadays? They're all the same premise (female lead and bad boy go together, seriously this has been overdone. It needs to stop. Kill it, pour salt on it, burn it, bury it, and lets not see it ever again). I saw the forum for this manga and read fangirls squealing for the bad boy. He has a terrible personality and caused oppression towards innocent people, and girls are liking him? Since a lot of them say he looks "hot" the girls are going to let it slide. *Slaps fangirls some sense* Delusional idiots.

... Last updated on November 11th, 2009, 1:01am
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