Punch!, Volume 1

Punch!, Volume 1

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by Rie Takada
     
 

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Though Elle wants nothing to do with fighting, her grandfather has different ideas and betrothes her to an up-and-coming boxer from his own gym. She hates the idea and doesn't want to marry him. One day she meets a handsome street brawler who intrigues her, but her jealous fianc - finds out and goes after the guy! What will happen when a trained boxer goes a

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Though Elle wants nothing to do with fighting, her grandfather has different ideas and betrothes her to an up-and-coming boxer from his own gym. She hates the idea and doesn't want to marry him. One day she meets a handsome street brawler who intrigues her, but her jealous fianc - finds out and goes after the guy! What will happen when a trained boxer goes a couple rounds with a scrappy street fighter?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Fifteen-year-old Elle Nagahara just wants a little romance. But she has been betrothed to Ruo Eschuck since she was born even her middle name, Eru, means "Love Ruo." Her grandfather, who now runs a dojo, and Ruo's grandfather were opponents in the ring and promised that their children would marry each other. And so Elle's life is confined to her duties at the dojo and her fianc , whom she views with only sisterly affection. Each one of her attempts at finding another love fails when Ruo threatens to beat the snot out of the would-be boyfriend. When she runs into Kizuki Shindo, a beautiful loner who brawls and always wins, she stumbles on a scheme to finally break it off with Ruo. If she makes Ruo think she's in love with Kizuki, he might be the one boyfriend who can prevail in the battlefield of love. Elle is a likable if ditzy heroine whose problems come more from her own dithering than the interference of Ruo and her grandfather. Though this shojo manga is set in a martial arts dojo, far more pages are devoted to romantic ponderings than fights. But Takada throws in enough cute girl art to make this an enjoyable bit of fluff. (Nov.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421508740
Publisher:
VIZ Media LLC
Publication date:
11/14/2006
Series:
Punch Series , #1
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

Meet the Author


B-Day: August 10th

Birthplace: Hokkaido

Debuted in 1990 in Sho-Comi issue 17 with SP girl."

Just started Punch!, a romantic comedy about martial arts published in Sho-Comi in May 2005.

Known for WILD ACT and Happy Hustle High.

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Punch!, Volume 1 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Been seeing this on some lists for manga suggestions. Some of them. Anyway, this was okay, weird at times but the art style is good and story kind of interesting? Good to okay volume.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rie Takada is a really good writer, the story line itself is really good. It has lots of suspense and action, but also has the cute stuff in it, too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is sooooooooooooo goooooooooood!!!!!!!!!!! i loved it so much. I really wished i was elle. She is so lucky!!!!!!!!!! the 2 hot boys fighting over her. I woould want to be her any day!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this on a whim and am so glad I did. The art is good but the story line is cute and nothing is as it seems. I can't wait until the next one. This may sound like a cute fluff romance, but it has some under tones that may make you laugh and then ponder a bit. Enjoyable.