Classmates: Sotsu gyo sei
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Synonyms: Sotsugyosei: 2nd Season, 3rd Season, Graduate
Japanese: 卒業生
English: Classmates: Sotsu gyo sei
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 16
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 25, 2008 to Aug 28, 2009
Genres: Boys Love Boys Love, Drama Drama, Slice of Life Slice of Life, Erotica Erotica
Serialization: Opera
Authors: Nakamura, Asumiko (Story & Art)


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A deep love bubbles beneath the surface, and a gentle touch is all Hikaru Kusakabe and Rihito Sajou need to release it. Sajou, studious and reserved, is yet to be accustomed to such strong feelings for Kusakabe, making him overthink and insecure. In contrast, Kusakabe, straightforward and bold, does not restrain himself from showing intimate affection.

While Kusakabe reveals his dream to one day become a professional musician, Sajou is tirelessly preparing for college. Their differing goals bring an unspoken, heavy cloud over their relationship: as the boys approach their graduation, it is unclear what awaits their romance. Nevertheless, their love warms them in the coldest winter and brings hope that, eventually, they will find the answer to their uncertain future together.

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Sotsugyousei was published in English as Classmates: Sotsu gyo sei by Seven Seas Entertainment from August 13, 2019 to November 12, 2019; in Chinese by Sharp Point Press from July 11, 2018 to March 8, 2021; in French by Boy's Love IDP from September 9, 2016 to November 3, 2016; in Italian by Magic Press from June 28, 2018 to September 27, 2018; in Polish by Waneko in a single omnibus on November 21, 2016; and in Spanish by Tomodomo Ediciones from February 16, 2015 to May 4, 2015.

An audio drama adapting the manga was produced by Japanese label A+ and released on April 2, 2010.

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Sajou, Kumi


Dec 10, 2014
Sotsugyousei is a yaoi manga by Nakamura Asumiko, and is a direct sequel to Doukyuusei. As such, it's naturally pertinent for you to read Doukyuusei before progressing to Sotsugyousei.

Needless to say, we are reunited with Sajou and Kusakabe, as well as Hara, for some more shenanigans regarding their relationship. Yes, our two main leads are still very much in love and still very much pushing forward. What Sotsugyousei does differently from its predecessor is that it sheds a small amount of light on the difficulties of being a gay couple in Japan, although probably not as seriously as it could have. It is still a ...
Aug 4, 2017
This is the sequel of Dokyuusei.

This manga has two parts:
The first part, just like it's predecessor, Sotsugyousei is all about school, but this time they are third years. They have to decide about their future and about themselves.
Except they already decided about themselves on the first part of this series, so nothing new about that. You could say they develop their feelings further instead.

The conflicts are all about that same old "another girl", "not really gay", "third wheel with honest interest". But this time it's better and less childish than Dokyuusei is.

This story does NOT have smut. Although Saijou is indeed REALLY sexy (like all ...
Dec 31, 2021
Same shit as the previous manga, but now with french kissing and sex. Which I imagine is desirable content for the target demographic.

Do the characters have any actual personalities now? Nope, they only role is still just being a gay couple, nothing less, nothing more. Is it even at least hinted as to why they have fallen love with the other person? Still nope. Is there any actual plotline this time beyond string of random scenes from that are supposed to be romantic? Nope.

In fact, although I started reading this right after finishing the prequel, I was immediately confused as where in the story am ...

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