Haruka 17
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Haruka 17

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Synonyms: Haruka Seventeen
Japanese: はるか17


Type: Manga
Volumes: 19
Chapters: 188
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 30, 2003 to Sep 27, 2007
Genres: Drama Drama, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Theme: Showbiz Showbiz
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Morning
Authors: Yamazaki, Sayaka (Story & Art)


Score: 7.051 (scored by 331331 users)
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Ranked: #82332
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Popularity: #13361
Members: 1,182
Favorites: 1


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Volumes: /19
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Haruka is about to graduate from a first-rate college and is looking for work but no one wants to hire her. Faced with the prospect of becoming a "jobless graduate" she finally lowers her expectations and decides to apply at a tiny talent agency for a job as an agent. When she shows up for the interview however, it's like no interview she's ever had before. She's asked all sorts of embarrassing questions and asked to say lines in front of a camera. Later she finds out that they thought she was interviewing to become a talent, and the agent position she wanted has already been given away. However, they think she has that special quality that can make someone a star. She refuses at first, but finally gives in. Thus starts Haruka's career in the entertainment industry.


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Mar 7, 2011
It's rare to find a coming of age story which has a main character that's a fresh college graduate. Perhaps coming of age isn't the right word, but it's one of the best ways to describe this tale of a innocent girl in her early twenties trying to figure out how the world works. A college degree doesn't guarantee you a job, and Haruka finds this out the difficult way. She develops over the course of the story, maturing into an adult, all the while learning more about the intricacies of the entertainment world. She's a lovable character that seems to be relatively anchored in ...
Apr 7, 2013
Normally I don't review anything that i haven't completed, but I will make this as an exception because I really like it. I think it has a lower score than it deserves and I don't want anyone missing out on this manga because it's really good.

Haruka 17 is about a college student who can't get a job so she lowers her standards and applies for a manager job at s shady looking talent agency. As it turns out, she accidentally auditions as a talent and is forced to work as a talent pretending to be 17 years old.

From the premise, it doesn't sound all that ...
Jan 26, 2019
A mature depiction of the Japanese idol/talent industry through following the journey of a young, lost university graduate, Haruka, who struggles to find a job and is reluctantly pulled into the talent business. Despite her original dislike of the profession, Haruka is able to find her own desire and passion that drives her to pursue success through the support of all those around her.

Although there are some plot aspects which I personally did not enjoy, the overarching storytelling was incredibly interesting and I found myself unable to stop reading. It was enjoyable and satisfying to watch Haruka's rise in the entertainment world and to ...


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