Monkey High!
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Synonyms: Monkey Mountain
Japanese: サルヤマっ!
English: Monkey High!
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 33
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 24, 2004 to Feb 13, 2008
Genre: Romance Romance
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Betsucomi
Authors: Akira, Shouko (Story & Art)


Score: 7.581 (scored by 47654,765 users)
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Ranked: #21762
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Popularity: #1410
Members: 11,772
Favorites: 133

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Haruna Aizawa is forced to transfer out of the renowned K Academy after her politician father is involved in a corruption scandal. She thought that she had strong bonds with her previous friends, but they all too easily cut ties with her once the headline became public. As a result, Haruna holds a skeptical view of her new high school and future classmates. She believes that school life is like being on a monkey mountain, where monkeys in the same gang constantly fight and get back together again, and a hierarchy gets established. As such, she has no expectations of fitting into the pre-existing hierarchy at this school.

Masaru "Macharu" Yamashita is one of Haruna's new classmates, and even his appearance is akin to that of a baby monkey. He is remarkably sincere in his interactions with Haruna, and despite herself, she begins to open up to him. One day she makes the mistake of comparing their class to a pack of wild monkeys while in his presence, and he questions her about her standing in that situation. Is she looking on from the top? Or is she on the outside as an observer? Spending time with Macharu forces Haruna to confront her vulnerabilities and ponder why she is willing to let her guard down only for him—could this be love?

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


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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 ...
Jul 20, 2010
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Apr 10, 2010
hahaha. this manga is so amazing!! totally cool.

it's so funny. i really love it!

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