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: 7.881 (scored by 1376613,766 users)
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Ranked: #10142
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #620
Members: 27,256
Favorites: 876


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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!! was published in English as Go For It, Nakamura! by Seven Seas Entertainment on July 3, 2018. It was also published Spanish by Milky Way Ediciones.

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Apr 11, 2023
This manga is great and I 100% recommend however I do have a question involving the character sheets, it says Hirose is 15 and his birthday is March 2nd, and Nakamura is 16 and his birthday is October 24th. How is Nakamura older than Hirose? March comes first so shouldn’t Hirose be older? Did Nakamura repeat a grade or something? Sorry I just found it confusing since March comes before October and since they are in the same grade and all the ages don’t make sense 😅 though this information has nothing to do with the story and the story overall is amazing! Like I ...
Sep 19, 2022
Mixed Feelings
First of all, I really like the art. It's retro but also modernized, the lines are soft unlike how rigid many yaoi mangakas drew their works. It's the reason I read in the first place. Story is seemingly light, sweet about a gay boy and his crush from strangers slowly become friends and possibly something more. But even though this was supposed to be Hirose and Nakamura's story, this teacher guy who ain't even cool comes in and makes things weird especially in the sequel. Considering the author's other works it's likely they have teacher/student fetish and it's fine if they wrote works dedicating entirely ...
Mar 29, 2023
TL;DR: What with the push among some for BL manga to be “wholesome” and “relatable”, I think it’s hilarious that Ganbare Nakamura-kun is one of the poster children. This manga could be considered insidious—it masquerades as a cute, silly story about a guy who loves his classmate, but if you squint, you can easily reveal the author’s fetishes. If you’re uncomfortable with some of the less savory BL tropes, be wary of the sequel. This is relatively tame; the sequel is worse. I doubt that the events of that story are a misunderstanding or a setup for criticism of that trope because of what I’ve ...

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Poll: Ganbare! Nakamura-kun!! Chapter 11 Discussion
H_Erifu - Sep 19, 2017
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Dec 9, 2022 12:50 PM
We seriously need an OVA of this or something
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Mar 25, 2022 6:17 PM

It’s time to ditch the text file.
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