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Japanese: ボーイフレンド


Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Finished
Published: 1985 to 1988
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Sho-Comi
Authors: Souryo, Fuyumi (Story & Art)


Score: 7.231 (scored by 302302 users)
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Ranked: #55272
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Popularity: #11286
Members: 1,409
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Takatou Masaki is the second youngest of four sons, and seemingly a delinquent by nature. His hot temper has put a wedge between himself and his strict father, gotten him kicked out of one school, and tossed him at a school notoriously horrible for the one thing he's truly good at, basketball. A chance encounter with the willful Yuuki Kanako may serve as a catalyst for change, as the indefinable connection she feels with him draws them together... (Source: Storm in Heaven)


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Jul 28, 2012
Boyfriend is one of the few shoujo manga that had a typical shoujo school romance plot, but goes much deeper than most. The summary of the manga is interesting, but it does not do justice to the actual story. Souryo Fuyumi depicts each character's personality and problems wonderfully.

The art of this manga was pretty good, but some of the scenes looked slightly awkward, when the characters full bodies were shown. Nonetheless, the art improves greatly from the beginning, and suits the style of the mangaka.

Much of the enjoyment of this manga stems from the intricate characters, like many of Souryo Fuyumi's other works.

This manga is ...
Feb 18, 2019
First off, this manga is from the 80s. so there is a difference in behaviour and societal norms depicted then in comparison to now.

The story starts our fairly common, boy meets girl, something happens, they fall in love maybe, etc.... BUT! Its what is around the primary objective of just romance that makes this story different. The family situations, the past of the characters as well as their own thoughts/reflections. The way the story is told also makes the characters relatable to the reader.

The pacing is relatively slow, sometimes things are omitted and some things may be seen differently today as they were ...

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