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Koukou Debut

Koukou Debut

Alternative Titles

English: High School Debut
Synonyms: Osananajimi wa Gakunenchou, Enren Debut, Koukou Debut Enrenhen, Koko Debut
Japanese: 高校デビュー

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 15
Chapters: 62
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 13, 2003 to May 13, 2013
Authors: Kawahara, Kazune (Story & Art)
Serialization: Bessatsu Margaret

Statistics

Score: 8.281 (scored by 21663 users)
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Ranked: #3602
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Popularity: #97
Members: 44,171
Favorites: 2,152
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Synopsis

Haruna Nagashima gave her all to softball in middle school, and now that she's made her high school debut she's decided to give her all for a new goal. Getting a boyfriend and falling in love!

However, she has one small problem. Since she never paid any attention to fashion or trend in middle school she has no idea how to go about attracting her yet-to-be-found love. But a chance encounter with with Yoh Komiyama provides her with the opportunity she needs. If he coaches her in how to become attractive, surely she can find herself a boyfriend!

(Source: Boku-Tachi)

The last 2 volumes (vol.14 & 15), Koukou Debut -Enrenhen- (高校デビュー -遠恋編-), contain oneshots and side-stories of the series.

Background

Koukou Debut was published in English by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint in 13 volumes between January 31, 2008 and February 2, 2010; and again in 5 3-in-1 editions between February 4, 2014 and February 3, 2015.

The series was also adapted into a drama CD on June 10, 2005; a novel written by Kuramoto Yuu; and a Japanese live-action film adaptation on April 1, 2011.

The manga was a best-selling series during its publication in Japan and was well-received by critics in North America.

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More reviewsReviews

Feb 23, 2008
Rahzel (All reviews)
This is such an enjoyable manga in every way possible. The story is lighthearted, but not superficial nor dumb; it is a typical shoujo manga that should satisfy any fan of the genre, yet there's still a freshness to it that won't make you feel like you've already read this a thousand times before.

The story's premise is fairly simple. Haruna is a tomboyish girl who spent most of her junior high school involved in sports, and now that she's in high school, she wants to get a boyfriend and learn how to act and dress like a girl. The problem is, she has no idea read more
Feb 13, 2015
-Lunicorn- (All reviews)
A story that will make you smile sooo much.

The heroine is diffrent from the usual. She's strong, protective and yet happy natured. She just sneaks into your heart before you'll know it.

The relationship between the two slowly evolves, but its worth the wait.
I also like the fact that they are always sticking together and theres no annoying love triangle.
The more you read the more you get stuck into and you can feel the love blossoming page by page.

A must read for fans of the genre. The story doenst feel dumb nor transparent at any time, which is very refreshing.
Its just funny, cute, touching.... just read more
Jul 20, 2015
mairutenyu (All reviews)
Here's my first review

This manga is about a careless girl who just graduated from middle school going into high school. During her years of middle school, she focused on baseball resulting in her poor sense of style. Haruna is hardworking and buff.

She reads tons of magazines in search of a boyfriend, using the style from the magazines but after days she still fails. After realising the best way to beautify herself was to get a coach who knew how to impress male. Remembering she bumped into someone who had the perfect requirements, she found him in her school realising he was her senpai.

Hopefully I didn't read more
May 24, 2015
sadpandamisaki (All reviews)
At first, I did not think I would like this manga, but I held on because I love the Mangaka's other work. I am so happy that I continued, because this series is incredibly enjoyable!

-Story- 9
The story is very sweet, simple and funny. After having spent all of middle school on the softball team, Haruna Nagishima decides that this year she would really like to have a boyfriend and become more popular. She bumps into this guy that seems to understand fashion and love, so she asks him to coach her. Fortunately he agrees and their relationship blooms from there. They have challanges and misunderstandings, read more

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