Koukou Debut
High School Debut
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Koukou Debut

Alternative Titles

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


Type: Manga
Volumes: 15
Chapters: 62
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 13, 2003 to May 13, 2013
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SchoolSchool, ShoujoShoujo, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Authors: Kawahara, Kazune (Story & Art)
Serialization: Bessatsu Margaret


Score: 8.181 (scored by 2500125,001 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #4022
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #148
Members: 53,391
Favorites: 2,322
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While in middle school, Haruna Nagashima threw herself into playing softball while secretly dreaming of finding romance, but without any luck. High school has just started for her, and she now has the perfect chance to fall in love with a potential boyfriend. But there's one problem—she has no idea where to begin!

On her first day of school, she accidentally bumps into You Komiyama, the most popular boy in the year. With his stunning looks, Haruna is positive he can help. The handsome boy reluctantly agrees to coach her about love under one condition: she must not fall in love with him. Under You's guidance, will Haruna be able to kick off her high school debut and find herself a boyfriend?

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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; a novel written by Kuramoto Yuu; and a Japanese live-action film adaptation in 2011.

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


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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