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Japanese: 同級生
English: Classmates
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 6
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 25, 2006 to Jul 27, 2007
Genres: Boys Love Boys Love, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Theme: School School
Serialization: Opera
Authors: Nakamura, Asumiko (Story & Art)


Score: 8.311 (scored by 1809418,094 users)
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Ranked: #2822
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #434
Members: 37,700
Favorites: 1,423


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Hikaru Kusakabe is an ordinary teenager; he has a band, smokes, goes to parties, and enjoys his youth to the fullest. His classmate Rihito Sajou, on the other hand, is his complete antithesis; Rihito is an honor student who is always at the top of the class, and he received a perfect score in his high school entrance exam.

During rehearsal for a chorus festival, Kusakabe notices that Sajou is not singing and offers to help him practice. They start meeting every day after class to train. Because of this, even with completely different personalities, the two boys begin growing closer and developing feelings for each other.

With the pressure of the last year of high school, students are faced with the looming decision of their future. Along the way, these two boys will need to learn about their own feelings, all while supporting each other and growing together.

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Doukyuusei was published digitally in English as Classmates by Digital Manga Publishing on April 29, 2014, and in print as Classmates: Dou kyu sei by Seven Seas Entertainment on June 4, 2019; in Polish by Waneko and in Spanish by Tomodomo Ediciones on November 14, 2014.

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Aug 3, 2022
Doukyuusei is a cute story about a budding first love... as long as you focus solely on Kusakabe and Sajou. These teen boys are endearingly awkward as they figure out what they feel for each other and how to approach this relationship. They aren't perfect, but they're trying and it's extremely sweet. However, this manga is not without its flaws. I found myself craving more backstory for the developing feelings between them because, as it is, that seems to happen "off screen" and I was left wondering how long this curiosity about each other had been brewing and what made them decide to take the ...
Jun 18, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Some spoilers ahead, nothing that'll ruin the plot just my personal issues about some characters.
All I can really say about this manga is that I personally really didn't like it, BUT I can definitely see how other people like it

The art is really nice to look at (well not including some panels that resemble them 90's yaoi manga's haha), pacing is ok but it could be a little better but it doesn't feel too forced, characters feel realistic, and the story concept is alright, not too good but not too bad.

I think my biggest issue about doukyuusei is the teacher x student thing, ...
Dec 31, 2021
"I don't know about you at all. We don't know about each other at all!"
- The finale of Doukyuusei. Also, a perfect way to describe the relationship between the characters.

I quite liked some works by Nakamura Asumiko. This isn’t one of them. It’s just another of many examples of BL genre setting the expectations so low, any not completely awful story seems like a masterpiece in comparison.

What are the personalities of the characters? Why do they like each other? What is the point of the story? Such questions are left unanswered. It’s just two completely unrelated boys that both meet and kiss within the ...

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It’s time to ditch the text file.
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