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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 1589215,892 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2662
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #429
Members: 32,625
Favorites: 1,269

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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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Dec 10, 2014
Cryptic-senpai (All reviews)
I tend to stay away from BL manga, primarily because of that completely ridiculous notion that I should apparently find guy-on-guy rape titillating. So when I stumbled upon a manga that contained yaoi but, to my knowledge, none of that garbage, I naturally became quite excited and couldn't help but jump straight into it. Doukyuusei is a shounen-ai manga (or yaoi, if you prefer to call it that way, as I do; there isn't any sexual content, for your information, although there are some kiss scenes) by Nakamura Asumiko. The story follows Kusakabe Hikaru and his meeting with Sajou Rihito at the all boys' school read more
Jan 25, 2016
kellyneki (All reviews)
So, this is my very first review. Whether it is enjoyment or disappointment that I experience, I feel that I do not need to review what I have read or watched with others. Contemplating the work itself and how I felt about it to myself is good enough for me. However, this manga in particular made me feel something I haven't felt in a long time, and when one feels so passionate about something, whatever that something may be, they feel the need to share it. They feel that it is absolutely necessary for everyone to know about it. That is how I feel read more
Jun 8, 2016
Sir-up (All reviews)
I read the manga and it was pretty bad. The story moved on way too quickly. The main characters and their relationship didn't get the time to properly develop or even be properly introduced. As soon as something started to "calm down", something new and bigger would happen right away. I really missed more of the peaceful and cute scenes that would allow us to really get to know the characters, story and setting better. Some of the scenes were very unique and interesting. But the moments could always somehow be easily ruined. Not all of them were though, luckily.
Overall it was an adorable story read more
Sep 9, 2020
PandaUwU (All reviews)
Doukyuusei is a short, shounen ai manga about two high school boys in their last year. It follows a romance between the two of them as they grow up, and sort out their feeling about their relationship and what it means to like another man.

The manga has a good story, as it focuses on the struggles of going into adulthood and “growing up.” There isn’t an overarching plot, as the story unfolds, with each chapter presenting a new situation for the characters to have to come to terms with. This isn’t done as well as you think it’d be, as the pacing is too fast. read more

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