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High School Debut, Volume 1
     

High School Debut, Volume 1

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by Kazune Kawahara, Beth Kawasaki (Editor)
 

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When Haruna Nagashima was in junior high her life consisted of playing softball and reading comics. But now that she's going to high school, Haruna decides to put all of her energy towards getting a boyfriend and having the high school romance of a lifetime. To help in her quest, she enlists cute upperclassman Yo Komiyama to coach her as she eschews her jock

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When Haruna Nagashima was in junior high her life consisted of playing softball and reading comics. But now that she's going to high school, Haruna decides to put all of her energy towards getting a boyfriend and having the high school romance of a lifetime. To help in her quest, she enlists cute upperclassman Yo Komiyama to coach her as she eschews her jock tendencies and turns herself into the kind of girl who can catch a guy. Yo agrees, with one catch: Haruna had better not fall for him!

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School Library Journal

Gr 7 Up -Haruno, a star softball player in middle school, decides to put the same determination and effort she once put into athletics into finding a boyfriend in high school. In order to do this, she pesters Yoh, an attractive older boy, until he agrees to act as her "love coach." Haruno eagerly takes in his advice but she persists in reading teen magazines in the hopes of charting a faster path to love. Yoh grows frustrated with her faith in the magic of fashion magazines and her refusal to give up her athletic clothing. Kawahara uses a pen-and-ink style similar to that in Yoko Kamio's Boys over Flowers (VIZ Media). Lightly peppered with the message that girls shouldn't have to change themselves in order to please a man, High School Debut is standard fare for younger manga readers. With a clean plot and only the stereotypical female temper tantrum for added drama, it's a good purchase for schools and libraries.-Sarah Krygier, Solano County Library, Fairfield, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421514819
Publisher:
VIZ Media LLC
Publication date:
01/01/2008
Series:
High School Debut Series , #1
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author


Kazune Kawahara was born in Hokkaido. She made her manga debut at the age of 18 with Kareno Ichban Sukinahito (The Person He Likes the Most). Since then, Kawahara has been creating comics for Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine.

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High School Debut, Volume 1 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
okay, this series is one of the best manga series i've *ever* read. it's cute and funny, and the characters are so well developed and unique. high school debut is very memorable. at first it may seem kind of silly and unbelievable - i mean, what freshman girl asks a hot sophomore guy (who she barely knows) to coach her in being popular with guys? yeah...no one. well, except for haruna. haruna was a sporty girl all thru middle school - star pitcher of her softball team. she really gave her all to softball, like she gives her all to everything she does. now that she's in high school, she put her softball days behind her and is really looking forward to first love. yoh, on the other hand, has no good memories of being on a school sports team...he played on his middle school basketball team and dated the team manager - a girl in his grade. but when he hurt her feelings unknowingly, she and the whole team isolated him for the rest of his time there. thus he thinks girls are flighty and annoying and he really hates them. but even tho yoh says harsh things and seems kind of rough around the edges, he does have a kind heart deep inside. i really recommend this series to anyone who likes a sweet, funny, drama filled love story.
carice More than 1 year ago
This whole series was amazing! i couldnt put it down at all, i just had to know what happens next. is was also extremely funny! i cannot stress enough how funny this series is. i was constantly laughing out load. this is such a great series! The writing, the art, the characters were all fantastic! LOVE LOVE LOVE these books! READ THEM! :) This series is about Haruna who was a softball jock in jounior high but is now in high school and wants a boyfriend, but Haruna knows NOTHING aobut guys, fasion, dateing or well . . . alot of things(its incredibly funny how nieve she is) So she asks Yoh to be her coach. i completely recomend these books. i dont typically read manga but i couldnt put these down. There are 13 books in all and all worth the read. :)
Otaku-chan More than 1 year ago
Omfg, such an AWESOME manga!! Very real, very funny, very cute. ;P
I think it's great for any otaku, manga freak, ect., ect. You [Like me] will find yourself reading every volume at the store without paying! [Exactly what I did, but I'm gonna buy 'em soon! :DD] So great and inspirational, you'll absoulutely love this. You'll end up feeling the emotion of the character you're reading [Me again! xDD Haha] or be yelling at the manga , " Oh, come on!! You know that's not true!!" or " Aww, I agree~." as if you're in it. ;P TRUST ME!! I'm a true High School Debut fan, and you will be soon! :DD
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
A tomboyish girl name Karuna, wants to find a boyfriend now that she's starting high school. So she enlists the help of a student name Yoh to help her. Well this was a surprisingly good start to the series. I like the main character and one scene in particular made me smile. Definitely reading more of this series.
Crystal_Kido More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and feel that it is a very promising series with a lot of fun and interesting characters that keep you entertained and I am looking forward to reading the next book!
nurdoz More than 1 year ago
The art is amazing and so is the story! It's so cute, when you read the first one, you just can't stop with the series. My friend let me borrow her books, eventually I just ended up buying the series, and I'm always psyched for the next one to come out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is outstanding and beautifully drawn. Haruna has a very funny, but fun characteristic. The story is very interesting, one you'll never forget!! ^^
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is amazing!!! haruna, the girl wants a boyfriend but her apparel is sick so haruna overheard this guys talking about this popular girl that is not famous but now when this guy named yoh told his friends that this girl is going to be popular and haruna ask this guy to be her..........if you want to know then read this amazing manga!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This serious is amazing i am in love with it. I keep reading them over and over! The author should make more books...PLEASE!!:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Let me just say one thing. Awesome. The entire story from vol.1-13 is amazing. When you're reading this you find moments that you van easily relate and the characters are very realistic in the way they talk, think, and feel and I can guarantee that you will fall in love the different outfits each character changes into on a day to day basis which makes it more realistic because the students are not seen wearing one or two sets of clothes for the entire series but they wear something different each day. It may not seem like a big deal but it really does help to give it a more realistic feel. And if you are a big fan of sweet but not overdone romances then this is the manga for you. While it's romantic it also has enough comedy to keep you laughing and at the same time it has enough serious points as well so the overall feel and storyline is well balanced. Also, not only do the main characters have great personalities and well developed but the supporting characters are amazing as well. Normally, in a manga you'll notice that not enough personality is given to the supporting characters that are supposed to be the close friends and if they do have personality, you don't feel much of a connection with them because not enough attention is paid to them in their own lives but in High School Debut you really feel connected with every character main and supporting which is wonderful in a manga. All in all ,this is a great manga from start to finish and be always be excited for the next volume and it'll leave you wishing for a 2nd installment of the series. This is probably one of the best shojo beat manga in my collection. I would definitely recommened this manga to anyone who is a fan of romantic-comedies mixed with drama.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This manga is awesome! If you love a good romance comedy, this is def your book
Book_Sniffers_Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Haruna's just started high school and she's looking for fall in love. Up until this point she's put all her focus in softball but now she wants a change. She enlists the help of Yoh to help her become more attractive in the hopes of finding a boyfriend. Haruna has some really bad fashion sense. She wears clothes that are totally wrong for her muscular body and is really awkward around the opposite sex. So suffice to say, Yoh has his work cut out for him. He was once very popular, but that popularity also alienated him. This is the beginning of the story and it doesn't really progress too far. Yoh's helping her find her own look which is proving to be difficult with Haruna's sense of style. It's looking like it will be cute story. I also like the artwork and find the characters to be distinguishable (which I sometimes have a problem with when it comes to Manga). This is definitely a cutsey manga that I look forward to reading more of.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like high school romance, then this is the manga you want to read. It has ever feeling you can possibly experience in high school and more!
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