Aoharu x Kikanjuu
Aoharu x Machine Gun
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Aoharu x Kikanjuu

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Synonyms: Seishun x Kikanjuu, Blue Spring x Machine Gun
Japanese: 青春×機関銃
English: Aoharu x Machine Gun
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 18
Chapters: 84
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 18, 2012 to Aug 17, 2019
Genre: Sports Sports
Themes: Crossdressing Crossdressing, Team Sports Team Sports
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: GFantasy
Authors: NAOE (Story & Art)


Score: 8.031 (scored by 41774,177 users)
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Ranked: #6822
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1106
Members: 15,469
Favorites: 616

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Aoharu X Machinegun
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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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Sep 7, 2021
I started this manga in 2017 probably first manga i had read, was sooo good and interesting. Like character, comedy, guns art and backstory at latest chapters i notice the art was weird not like first chapters i don't know if mangaka want just finish his work or the artist changed (if somebody know please tell me). i recommand this manga if someone want light good story and easy read.

I've seen a pretty mixed bag with reviews of this show, and I thought I'd give it my two cents as well.

Story 8/10- It initially drew me in because of the whole Ouran-esque premise of ...
Mar 21, 2022
The reason I read this was because I was into those reverse-trap anime girl trends and the female lead was a funny character to start off.

Story: 8. I personally liked the story, it's like Tamaki Suoh from OHSHC was reincarnated but into an adult who likes toy, gun tournament plays. Equipped with a nut-head Hotaru who because of her way of addressing herself (mentioning herself in a third-person POV) makes things complicated. This series gave me the feeling of OHSHC vibes, except there were villains I honestly prefer.

Art: 10. I just like it. Period. Don't expect high of my not-so artistic eye.

Character: 9. Hotaru, ...
May 1, 2023
Amazing manga, the anime adaptation is also perfectly done - nothing from the manga is missing. It's just that some people would think there is romance but it is barely mentioned, mostly slice of life. I love the way we get to know different characters' backstory.

Art: 10 GORGEOUS, the fighting scenes were absofucxinglutely magnificent
Story: 9
Characters: 9 I hate the fact I can't hate some of the characters. Also, I really like Hotaru, we love a badass girlboss

The only minus is the ending for me, changing her hair was painful for me, cause I loved how she looked but still overall amazing manga. One of my ...

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