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Alternative Titles

English: Monkey High!
Synonyms: Monkey Mountain
Japanese: サルヤマっ!


Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 33
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 24, 2004 to Feb 13, 2008
Authors: Akira, Shouko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Betsucomi


Score: 7.731 (scored by 3432 users)
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Ranked: #18602
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Popularity: #712
Members: 7,814
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Volumes: /8
Chapters: /33


After her politician father is disgraced in a scandal, Haruna Aizawa transfers to a new school. Haruna is convinced that school life is just like a monkey mountain—all the monkeys form cliques, get into fights, and get back together again. She even meets a boy named Masaru (aka Macharu) who reminds her of a baby monkey!

(Source: VIZ Media)


Saruyama! was published in English as Monkey High! by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint from March 4, 2008 to December 1, 2009.


Yamashita, Masaru
Yamashita, Masaru
Aizawa, Haruna
Aizawa, Haruna
Kido, Atsuyuki
Kido, Atsuyuki
Kawana, Yuko
Kawana, Yuko
Matsumoto, Kobuhei
Matsumoto, Kobuhei
Yamashita, Misato
Yamashita, Misato
Tejima, Emi
Tejima, Emi

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Nov 1, 2010
I loved it. I mean the story line of, new girl transfers to school, guys like her, she falls in love is not that original but the characters are funny and make it worth while.

Haruna grew as a character and as a person.

The characters area ll likable and act the way you'd expect, there isn't any momental bad choices or anything so dramatic.

All in all I thought it was great and Masaru deserved that ending..and the fact that he was so short is what increases the manga originality

If I'm being honest I LOVE the fact that the funny friend guy is the protagonist instead read more
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Jul 20, 2010
I bought the first volume of "Monkey High" and I enjoyed it a lot! It was light, it was entertaining. And it had plenty of cute moments. The problem is, it doesn't really go anywhere. Sure, maybe in the remaining 3 volumes, something will happen, but from my perspective volumes 3-5 just rehash the same old stuff all the time. The characters don't seem to progress, and I just got bored with it.

Story - Our heroine changes schools - from some super-elite to a normal school, as her father (a former politician) has gone to jail. She is cold, and withdrawn, and doesn't interact read more
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Nov 18, 2014
A frat girl and crowned silliest boy in school (AKA "monkey") love story. More or less original, but the character development and creation is what got me laughing through along with a bit of heart aches (but none too severe).

Everyone has their antiques here; and in the process, they compliment each other and especially the new high-esteem transfer-student pit against a class full of foolhardies HAR' HAR' (no one's serious). They have their definite characteristics you'll grow to love them. And, you know, even when they do turn on each other.

What got me through wasn't the love affair, unfortunately. It was the humour! Usually the read more
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Apr 10, 2010
hahaha. this manga is so amazing!! totally cool.

it's so funny. i really love it!
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