Houkago, Koishita.
I've been in love after school.
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Houkago, Koishita.

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English: I've been in love after school.
Japanese: 放課後、恋した。


Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 33
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 24, 2017 to Apr 24, 2020
Genres: RomanceRomance, SchoolSchool, ShoujoShoujo, SportsSports
Authors: Mitsui, Haruka (Story & Art)
Serialization: Dessert


Score: 7.401 (scored by 947947 users)
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Ranked: #32822
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Popularity: #3627
Members: 3,683
Favorites: 28
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Hayama Kao yearns for an existence that would make people notice her. Even in her final year of middle school when she confessed to the boy she liked for three years, he couldn't even recall her name.

Now in high school, she is working as a temporary manager of her school's boys volleyball club against her will. Kao's older brother, an alumnus, currently a teacher and the advisor of the club, placed the responsibility on her shoulders to recruit Kuze Nagisa for the volleyball club if she wanted to quit being the manager.

Even though silently observing someone as dazzling as Kiryuu in the club is the only redeeming thing about being the manger, Kao's body aches. She is at her limit and wants to quit being the manager. But no matter how much effort she puts on recruiting Kuze she simply cannot convince him to join. Then one day, she notices something that took her breath away. It was bluer than the sky, even bluer than the sea; it was Kuze Nagisa practicing volleyball all on his own.

The blue days start from here!


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Apr 27, 2020
LadyAxeFace (All reviews)
I feel like Houkago, Koishite is one of the most generic shoujo I've ever read, and I've read quite a lot. Shoujo are often not terribly original, and as a fan, I'm not necessarily looking for originality, but I feel like Houkago, Koishite has nothing to distinguish it at all. The characters don't feel to me like characters so much as very generic character archetype blank slates that are there just to hit all the right beats at all the right times, in order to follow the extremely route shoujo formula. There's the kabe-don, here's the sleeve-roll, drying the hair, hiding together in the futon. read more
Oct 13, 2018
Sallachi (All reviews)
Story: The story of Houkago, Koishita, might seem a bit too regular at first. And yes, it's pretty much like all the shoujo romances, but somehow this one had something so eye-catching, that I just had to keep on reading!! There's not that much drama, moreover, it focuses on the small big things in life that matter for us. It's a story which could be true for any of us and that's what makes it so exciting.

Art: For me I really like a lot this manga's art style. It's not too outstanding but keeps the cute mood going. And of course, makes the characters shine!!

Characters: read more
Mar 22, 2021
DarthFarris (All reviews)
Very light-reading, feel-good manga. It's got a good mix of drama and seriousness, lots of comedy, and a surprising range of deep emotions. I will say that the beginning is a bit slow and repetitive, but, if you give it a few chapters, things do start to pick up.

The story itself is pretty good. Nothing fantastic, but it was complex enough that the narrative gave readers multiple threads to keep up with and follow. Additionally, it added some depth to characters in an otherwise fairly straightforward story.

The art is the zenith of the manga. The characters and settings are very beautiful and carefully read more

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