Aoharu x Kikanjuu
Aoharu x Machine Gun
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Aoharu x Kikanjuu

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English: Aoharu x Machine Gun
Synonyms: Seishun x Kikanjuu, Blue Spring x Machine Gun
Japanese: 青春×機関銃


Type: Manga
Volumes: 18
Chapters: 84
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 18, 2012 to Aug 17, 2019
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, ShounenShounen
Authors: NAOE (Story & Art)
Serialization: GFantasy


Score: 8.081 (scored by 35823,582 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5412
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1000
Members: 13,226
Favorites: 567
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Aoharu X Machinegun
Volume 1


High school student council president Hotaru Tachibana—a girl often confused as a boy due to her speech pattern and clothing—is not afraid to fight against injustice. When her friend is supposedly swindled by a host, Hotaru feels compelled to confront the man responsible. He turns out to be her next-door-neighbor, Masamune Matsuoka, who decides that the best way to settle this is to play a "survival game": an imaginary war game where fake guns are used, but the battles are no less real.

Despite Hotaru's best efforts, she ends up losing and incurring a large debt due to the resulting damages. Consequently, she is forced to become the third member of Masamune's male-only team "Toy ☆ Gun Gun," joining his friend, Tooru Yukimura, an author of adult manga who dislikes her at first. However, before she even notices it, Hotaru becomes genuinely fond of both the sport and her team members. She chooses to share in their dream of becoming the best survival game team in Japan and winning the famous tournament, Top Combat Game, even if that means hiding her identity as a girl from her teammates.

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Aoharu x Kikanjuu has been published in English as Aoharu x Machine Gun by Yen Press; digitally since December 29, 2015 and physically October 25, 2016. It has been licensed in Spanish by ECC Cómics.

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Feb 17, 2016
Ewinaaa (All reviews)
I love this manga and I think it deserves to be known.
Why is that?

Story: 9
This manga isn't meant to be serious. It's fun all the way and the story is catching, the author uses well the ends of chapters that makes you want to absolutely read the next chapter. We can see that the author masters the softgun knowledge, the guns models and all. Plus, since the main character is new to this kind of thing, the reader discovers it in the same time and the explanations are never too long or boring. And this story isn't all about the softgun, but also about read more
Feb 5, 2016
HotaruTachibana (All reviews)
This manga was really fun to read, I like overall the story, the art style, everything. The plot was nice and does not only focus on the main character. The comedy scenes were great, also the fighting scenes, they got me really hyped up. This manga covers all my interest so far, and made me love the genres Action and Sports more. I also love NAOE's art style. All the characters have really interesting backgrounds and fighting styles. For me, I love the idea of guns and airsoft. This manga is totally awesome, so I recommend reading it, also, this has an anime so please read more
Aug 23, 2017
polandspringz (All reviews)
I first started this series after it's anime aired, based on a review from the Youtuber 42Believer who described the show as "OHSHC with Machineguns". On that premise alone, I thought I had found something to fill the whole OHSHC's conclusion in both anime and manga had left me with. Now, while the series does start off seeming to be ripping off that concept, I soon found that it was a very bare minimum description of what the series ended up being. While I do love the art style, especially the way the author is good at emphasizing characters emotions during battle, I'm one of read more

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