Ganbare! Nakamura-kun!!
Go For It, Nakamura!
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Ganbare! Nakamura-kun!!

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ガンバレ!中村くん!!
English: Go For It, Nakamura!
Spanish: ¡¡No te rindas, Nakamura!!
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 11
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 27, 2014 to Aug 27, 2016
Genre: Boys Love Boys Love
Theme: School School
Serialization: Opera
Authors: Syundei (Story & Art)


Score: 7.921 (scored by 1190011,900 users)
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Ranked: #8552
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Popularity: #640
Members: 23,452
Favorites: 833
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Okuto Nakamura is a timid and gloomy-looking student who cherishes only two things in this world: his pet octopus and his kind-hearted classmate, Aiki Hirose. Ever since the school entrance ceremony, Nakamura has admired his jovial classmate, albeit from a distance due to his poor social skills. After mustering up all the courage within him, he finally decides to talk to Hirose.

During this first attempt to make contact, an instinctive mistake turns the idea of friendship into a distant dream, as he creates a hilarious impression on his crush. At school, students are expected to cooperate on numerous activities together, meaning Nakamura gets to spend extra time with Hirose. Given these opportunities, can he successfully redeem himself and accomplish his goal of becoming good friends with Hirose?

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Ganbare! Nakamura-kun!! has been licensed in English as Go For It, Nakamura! by Seven Seas Entertainment.

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Sep 28, 2017
An absolute favorite. Like, this is everything I could have ever wanted. A cute, funny, and most of all, sfw manga about a shy gay boy trying to become friends with his crush, drawn in a classic 80's art style. Speaking as a gay boy who loves classic manga, this is an absolute blessing. It feels nice to read something that doesn't feel fetishized, for once. I can relate to both Nakamura AND Hirose in a number of the situations, the girl characters don't just exist to be annoying, and I was smiling the whole way through! I'm always sure to tell my friends about ...
Nov 2, 2018
This was such a sweet and short read. Ganbare Nakamura-kun! is about Nakamura's pursuit for Hirose's friendship, of all things!!! He's in love with him, of course, and he fantasizes about them together, but he doesn't jump straight into a possible relationship between the two. He first and foremost wants to be his friend.

Hirose is a really sweet guy, I could definitely see why Nakamura loves him so much. It was really fun for him to be all like "SENPAI PLEASE NOTICE ME" and when Hirose finally did, he'd lose his shit lol

One of the most appealing things about this manga is that most BL ...
Mar 16, 2018
Hirose really went naka Okuto's mura if u no what i'm sayin ;)

Jokes aside, this was a really nice work. The jokes were all fresh and new, and they legitimately made me laugh out loud. Although it was a bit frustrating not seeing Okuto's feelings be conveyed properly, that's only to be expected, since gay relationships can be pretty tough to begin, not knowing the other party's orientation. Nonetheless, the resolution was very nice, and gave us some hints at a possible mutual interest. Let's just hope the mangaka continues her amazing work!

(Also, this series made me realize how much I really like old 80's ...

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