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Koukou Debut (Manga)

Koukou Debut

Alternative Titles

English: High School Debut
Synonyms: Osananajimi wa Gakunenchou, Enren Debut, Koukou Debut Enrenhen, Koko Debut
Japanese: 高校デビュー

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 15
Chapters: 62
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 13, 2003 to May 13, 2013
Authors: Kawahara, Kazune (Story & Art)
Serialization: Bessatsu Margaret

Statistics

Score: 8.381 (scored by 16351 users)
Ranked: #2752
Popularity: #61
Members: 30,975
Favorites: 1,844
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

Popular Tags

comedy romance school life shoujo

Synopsis

Haruna Nagashima gave her all to softball in middle school, and now that she's made her high school debut she's decided to give her all for a new goal. Getting a boyfriend and falling in love!

However, she has one small problem. Since she never paid any attention to fashion or trend in middle school she has no idea how to go about attracting her yet-to-be-found love. But a chance encounter with with Yoh Komiyama provides her with the opportunity she needs. If he coaches her in how to become attractive, surely she can find herself a boyfriend!

(Source: Boku-Tachi)

The last 2 volumes (vol.14 & 15), Koukou Debut -Enrenhen- (高校デビュー -遠恋編-), contain oneshots and side-stories of the series.


Characters

 Yoh
Komiyama, Yoh
Main
 Haruna
Nagashima, Haruna
Main
 Yui
Asaoka, Yui
Supporting
 Akito
Jouhou, Akito
Supporting
 Miyabi
Jouhou, Miyabi
Supporting
 Asami
Komiyama, Asami
Supporting
Kurihara, Makoto
Supporting


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Feb 23, 2008
Rahzel
This is such an enjoyable manga in every way possible. The story is lighthearted, but not superficial nor dumb; it is a typical shoujo manga that should satisfy any fan of the genre, yet there's still a freshness to it that won't make you feel like you've already read this a thousand times before.

The story's premise is fairly simple. Haruna is a tomboyish girl who spent most of her junior high school involved in sports, and now that she's in high school, she wants to get a boyfriend and learn how to act and dress like a girl. The problem is, she has no idea read more
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May 26, 2010
Yakiniku
Seldom have I read a long running shoujo manga that I've enjoyed so immensely. Everything from Koukou Debut from it's characters to it's art was really enjoyable for me!

The premise is simple, yet refreshing - Haruna, whom devoted all her time to softball in middle-school, wishes to get a boyfriend in high-school and lead a "normal" teenage girl's life. She bumps into Yoh, resident aloof hottie and teenage heartthrob, and gets him to be her "coach", but with the condition that she mustn't fall in love with him!

Although we all know that the condition will sooner or later be broken, Koukou Debut still manages read more
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Feb 13, 2009
ishitagupta
Think She's All That meets My Fair Lady meets emo hottie! Haha, okay it's kind of hard to visualise all that. The story is touching because you feel so dearly for our heroine Haruna and love that she isn't clumsy, can lift 70Kg!, doesn't expect her boyfriend to come protect her, knows how to deal with jealous classmates and doesn't cry at every obstacle. The male lead was a bit well, unlikeable in my opinion but I suppose that's because he isn't a dashing Sir Lancelot like we've become accustomed to. He's equally shy and awkward when it comes to dating (though highly knowledgeable about read more
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Feb 16, 2008
Lunaria
I have read 8 volumes of this title so far,so i thought i was good to write a review about it :)

Story:This is a typical high school comedy-romance with some small dramatic elements.The story is about a tomboish girl,Haruna ,that entering High School is decided to find a boyfriend,and thats when she meets Yo,a superpopular guy,with an 'eye' about this stuff,and asks him to be her trainer.It really is cliche as story,but enjoyful.As the story goes,the relationship between Yo and Haruna develops more and more.

Art:The art is good enough for a shoujo manga,but i have seen better.
I didnt like how the artist designs them with read more
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User Recommendations

The heroines of these manga want to get a boyfriend, but that's not so easy for them. Risa is a bit too tall while Haruna has a bad fashion sense and a masuline build due to playing baseball in middle school. Along the way they end up going out with the guy who supported them and helped them from the beginning.
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well, kimi ni todoke and koukou debut was somewhat similar to each other. the art is somekinda similar too. the love story is light and refreshing to read.^^
Both have as protagonists a tomboy girl with a very energetic and optimistic personality, and willpower. She ends up being helped and protected by a serious good looking boy, and starts to get along with him everyday. The boy, who in the beginning only had the goal of helping her, actually starts smiling around her, and slowly changing, opening his heart, while the feelings between the two start to grow. A lot of comedy and sweet moments:)
Both have a girl who's a little stupid when it comes to guys and such, and a guy who all the girls want but he never dates. (Trust issues). Overall both are really great and funny stories about love.
Both have very cute sojo stories with romance, humor and some awkwardness from the characters, which makes it just so cute
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I think they are alot alike because they both have very strong female leads and the guys are always on thw quiet cool side but they are nice and really care alot. Also they both are placed in High School and the everyday life of how there relisonship devlops!

*There arent any fighting scences in Koukou Debut though!

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