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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: 8.301 (scored by 1917719,177 users)
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Ranked: #3012
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Popularity: #441
Members: 39,771
Favorites: 1,472


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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.


Arisaka, Satoshi


Dec 10, 2014
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 ...
Jun 8, 2016
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
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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