High School Debut - Recommendations

Alt title: Koukou Debut

High School Debut

If you're looking for manga similar to High School Debut, you might like these titles.

Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You

Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You

Sawako Kuronuma is just like any other high school girl who wants to make friends and be useful. The only problem is she bears a worrying resemblance to Sadako from 'The Ring!' Because of her reputation, people are not only terrified of her, but small dogs even bark in fear at her presence; in fact, the only person in school who will talk to her is the lively class hottie, Kazehaya. As the pair spends more time together, Kazehaya slowly begins to bring Sawako out of her shell and soon their feelings for each other develop further. Though with her crippling insecurities, lack of social skills, and a series of cruel rumors and misunderstandings, it seems that Sawako's dream of a normal life won’t be quite so easy to obtain.

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Szwagier Szwagier says...

Both mangas are heartwarming stories about a clueless and pure girl, deciding to change herself. Since heroines don't know much about how to act in relationships they have to rely on advice and help from the male lead. Both stories are filled with comedy and charming moments, have positive and optimistic mood and generally are focused on making readers smile.

The main difference would be the heroines characters ( strong-willed tomboy in High-School Debut, and  gloomy girl without self-confidence in KimiTodo ) and their reason for change ( finding love in High School debut, finding friendship in KimiTodo )

Generally if you like on of those stories, you should enjoy the other as well.

sela97 sela97 says...

the heroines of both mangas are really similar: both aren't really noticed by others, both are really clueless, really honest of their feelings, and both have caught the attention of the school hottie. i really love both of these mangas so you should read em too :)

keithashiyami keithashiyami says...

Both female main characters were unaccustomed to school life, making friends and falling in love, but were able to learn so much from meeting the most popular guy in the school.

Girl Got Game

Girl Got Game

Kyo Aizawa, an ordinary girl, is excited to learn that she has been accepted to Seisyu Academy. However, her excitement is turned to mortification as she looks at her school uniform for the first time and realizes that it's a boy's uniform! It turns out that her father, an ex-basketball player, enrolled Kyo as a boy in order for her to play on Seisyu Academy's famous boys' basketball team. And as if things couldn't get worse, Kyo discovers that not only does she have to play on the boys' team, but she also has to live in the team dorms. Can Kyo keep her secret safe?

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sarwor248 sarwor248 says...

In both series, the girl dreams of getting a boyfriend in high school, but finds obstacles in her way. Both girls a tomboys who want the attention of a guy they can't get. If you liked one, you will like the other.

hifumipls hifumipls says...

I think that these mangas are quite similar and the main female characters have quite a similar personality too. There's also a small sports theme running in both of them (though Girl Got Game is more of a sports manga than this is) and I think the art style is quite similar. The romantic progression is different but overall I think that these two mangas are definitely compatiable with one another.

Love★Com

Love★Com

Koizumi Risa is very tall, and Otani Atsushi is very short; thrust together into the same class in high school, they rapidly develop a natural conflict, constantly picking at each other in a friendly way to the great amusement of teachers and classmates. Yet as time goes by, they both realize that what they feel for each other isn't friendly rivalry, but love. How will they overcome the difficulties that this new relationship poses, without losing their friendship?

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Canal Canal says...

Both manga are about a high school girl who wants to find love but it's difficult for her due to her appearance: Risa is tall, while Haruna has no fashion sense and a masuline build due to playing baseball in middle school.

Apples Apples says...

High School Debut and Lovely Complex and like sisters. In more than a few ways they are identical. However there a keys pieces that make them different. Risa and Haruna are both trying hard to attract love and they both find it in the least expected place (at least from their perspective :P). Honestly they are both comical, sweet, and romantic. They do a great job of lightening up your day and making you feel warm and dreamy!

Kare Kano: His and Her Circumstances

Kare Kano: His and Her Circumstances

Yukino Miyazawa appears to be the perfect high school student. She is at the top of her class and the envy of all her classmates, but no one knows that things are not what they seem. When at home, Yukino is spoiled, slovenly, stubborn, and spends every spare minute studying to keep her place at the top; so when she's knocked from the top by Soichiro Arima, she vows to destroy him. One day Soichiro tells Yukino he likes her, but she quickly turns him down since him falling for her means she's ‘won.' Soon after, Soichiro discovers that Yukino's prim and proper attitude is a facade and blackmails her into doing some of his school work. Yukino gets fed up with the situation and stands up to Soichiro, causing him to apologize and re-declare his true love for her after learning what Yukino is really like. Yukino has also fallen for the real Soichiro after his confession of also having to play the role of the perfect student. Together they decide to stop pretending and learn how to be themselves.

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Szwagier Szwagier says...

Both Mangas feateure strong-willed female lead, paired with a slightly (or more than slightly in Kare Kano case) anti-social guy, who is also handsome and popular. Both heroines are inexperienced in love, and both are capable of dealing with most of their problems through their own strengh.

CrimsonWater CrimsonWater says...

Both focus on the relationship(s) between the main character(s) and give the same overall happy feeling when read.

Skip Beat!

Skip Beat!

Kyoko moves to the big city with the prince of her dreams Shotaro; he wants to make it big in the entertainment business, so she works hard at many different jobs to support him as he achieves his dream. However, one day, Kyoko accidentally discovers the horrible truth: the love of her life thinks of her as a 'plain and boring woman!' Outraged, Kyoko swears revenge - she will make it even bigger than Shotaro in the entertainment world. The only question is, how will she fulfill her desire?

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Szwagier Szwagier says...

Both mangas feature a strong, optimistic female character, that's  really unexperienced in matters of love. Both heroines give it all they've got to achieve their goals (getting boyfriend in High school debut, and becoming Idol in Skip Beat). Their simple minded logic, and lack of experience often brings suprising results.

lizzyy lizzyy says...

They are just awesome, funny and romantic. If you like shoujo manga then you will surtenly like these ones.

Strobe Edge

Strobe Edge

Ninako’s friend Daiki throws her for a loop when he expresses romantic interest in her. She cares for him, but can she return his feelings? As she tries to sort out her confusion, Ninako realizes that there are many different facets of love—strange and wonderful sides…

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silverfur silverfur says...

Both are shoujo mangas involving high school romance. It depicts the various obstacles one has to face and learn to avoid while in a relationship. both are equally fun and an enjoyable read!

marebear1234001 marebear1234001 says...

Both of the main girls are similar in the way that they are both really upbeat, and they cry easily ! Both manga just have the same feel to them

Flunk Punk Rumble

Flunk Punk Rumble

Daichi Shinigawa is a typical delinquent who wants nothing to do with high school. However, bespectacled Hana Adachi, the class representative, will do anything in her power to make sure Daichi participates in whatever events the school has to offer. If she has to surprise him in the boy's bathroom to get him to go on the school field trip, so be it! Daichi is confused as to why a class rep would care so much about a troublemaker like him; what could be the reason behind her actions?

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sarwor248 sarwor248 says...

Both manga feature a girl who is clueless about how to be a normal high school girl. The male protagonist  is dragged into helping her out and ends up getting more than he bargained for. Both are funny with nice romantic moments. 

Spicy Pink

Spicy Pink

Sakura Endou is a twenty-six-year-old shoujo mangaka who doesn't have time for a boyfriend. However, when her friend Misono takes her to a group blind date, Sakura meets a plastic surgeon named Iku with potential. That is, until he looks deep into her eyes, moves in for a kiss, and describes all of the plastic surgery options she should look into! Though irritated at his rudeness and arrogance, Sakura continues to date Iku and the two grow closer in time. Together, the two will face their pasts and embrace the present - each other.

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sarwor248 sarwor248 says...

Both series deal with the difficulties of a relationship and the jealousies of past lovers. Also, shoujo manga plays a role in both series: In High School Debut one character is obsessed with them, and in Spicy Pink the main character is a mangaka.  

Backstage Prince

Backstage Prince

Akari has no interest in Kabuki Theatre, but suddenly she finds herself as the assistant of seventeen-year-old Ryusei Horiuchi, a famous young kabuki actor. He's gloriously handsome yet socially awkward, and performs under the stage name of Shonosuke Ichimura. Akari and Ryusei's relationship is difficult at the beginning, but eventually the two find themselves falling in love. What challenges will Akari and Ryusei face as they try to maintain their relationship against all odds?

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sarwor248 sarwor248 says...

In both High School Debut and Backstage Prince, the heroine is in a relationship she is not confident about. She worries she is not good enough, and lots of obstacles come between the two lovers. The hero is not good at expressing his feelings, but he still finds a way to show he cares. They both have lots of romance, so check out one if you like the other.

Land of the Blindfolded

Land of the Blindfolded

Kanade has a secret - occasionally, she catches glimpses of the future when she touches people. Even though others find her strange and shun her, she tries to use her powers to save people from their painful futures. One day, a boy in her class, Arou, finds out her secret and reveals that he has one too - he can see the past! Although he is startled by her optimistic view of her powers and can't understand her helpful attitude, the two fall in love. However, several problems stand in their way; with Kanade's recklessness, a rival for Kanade's affections who also shares their secret, and Arou's manipulative uncle standing in the way, can their relationship survive?

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Szwagier Szwagier says...

Both stories share the similar unbelievably positive energy.  Most of the shoujo romances tend to go for dramatic twists and overexaggerated drama, but this two are different. They both show sweet and pure romance, while still taking into account that the world isn't a bad of roses.

Even though there are many different shoujo mangas with overly optimistic heroine, i'm pretty sure that those two fit together stronger than just a 2 random shoujo titles. If you like one you should enjoy the other as well.