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Synonyms: Love Mate, Suzukaze
Japanese: 涼風
English: Suzuka
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 18
Chapters: 171
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 18, 2004 to Sep 19, 2007
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Sports Sports, Ecchi Ecchi
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Authors: Seo, Kouji (Story & Art)


Score: 7.861 (scored by 2406624,066 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #11032
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #330
Members: 49,201
Favorites: 1,856


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Easygoing and energetic Yamato Akitsuki is ready to start his high school life in Tokyo. Having been invited by his aunt to stay rent-free at her housing complex, he unhesitatingly accepts her offer. But unbeknownst to him, the boarding house is actually an all-girls dormitory.

Upon visiting his new school, Yamato catches sight of a girl training for the high jump. Amazed by her athletic ability and beauty, he yearns to learn more about her. To his fortune, this girl, Suzuka Asahina, lives right next door to him—but all of their encounters thus far has given Suzuka a bad impression of him. In spite of the constant misunderstandings, Yamato still joins the track team with the intent of impressing her and soon discovers he has the potential to become a top hundred-meter sprinter. With friendship, and possibly love on the line, Yamato trains his heart out in order to win over the girl he loves.

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Suzuka was published in English up to volume 15 by Del Rey from August 29, 2006 to August 31, 2010. Kodansha USA published digitally all 18 volumes of the series from October 11, 2016 to February 21, 2017.

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Apr 11, 2009
I wasn’t going to bother writing a review with six other reviews for this manga written; however, after seeing that all the other reviews are a total lovefest without actually attempting to get to the heart of it, I had to do something about it.

Essentially, this entire series is a slice-of-life “love story” about one guy and one girl revolving around track and field in high school. Yamato lives in a womens’ bathhouse with his aunt, who owns it. Suzuka, a star high-jumper, also lives there, right next door. She’s a perfectionist, he’s clumsy, but hard-working. Yada, yada, you see how it goes.

It’s actually a ...
Feb 25, 2019
Mixed Feelings
I was not realy going to write a review because i am not really good at this and my grammer is not the greatest, but this manga left me with kind of a strange feeling afterwards so here it is. I tried my best hope you find it helpful.

Short version.

The good:
- The art is nice
- The girls are al really wel drawn and cute
- The emotional moments really hit you and pay off.
- I really enjoyed the later part of the series and the ending.

Jun 22, 2013
The drama in this series isn't well-done in the slightest, characters instantly end up contradicting themselves instantly after saying or doing something. Anyway, onto the review:

Story (1/10):
There's something I must get out of the way before criticizing the story aspect of the show; I understand that writing a quality, well-written romance is difficult. I mean, a good portion of authors working with the romance aspect of any series tend to believe that melodrama = realistic, well written romance. Anyway, the problem I faced with the series is has absolutely no idea what it wants. The series on one hand introduces various concepts and themes ...

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