Boyfriend (manga)

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Boyfriend (manga)
Boyfriend(manga) vol01 Cover.jpg
Cover of Boyfriend volume 1 as published by Shogakukan
Genre Romance
Written by Fuyumi Soryo
Published by Shogakukan
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Shōjo Comics
Original run November 26, 1985April 23, 1988
Volumes 10
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Boyfriend (ボーイフレンド Bōifurendo?) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Fuyumi Soryo. Boyfriend manga received the 1988 Shogakukan Manga Award for shōjo manga.[1] In 2008, the manga was posted on the Yahoo! Comic Japan website, for free browsing, to celebrate Shogakukan's Shōjo Comic's 40th anniversary.[2] The manga focuses on Masaki, a delinquent and former basketball star, and Kanako, a girl with an heart condition that forces her to repeat two years of school, as they develop a relationship.


Takatou Masaki is the second youngest of four sons, and seemingly a delinquent by nature. His hot temper has put a wedge between himself and his strict father, gotten him kicked out of one school, and tossed him at a school notoriously horrible for the one thing he's truly good at, basketball. A chance encounter with the willful Yuuki Kanako may serve as a catalyst for change, as the indefinable connection she feels with him draws them together...


  • Masaki Takatō (高刀 柾 Takatō Masaki?)
  • Kanako Yūki (結城 可奈子 Yūki Kanako?)
  • Sō Nakatsugawa (仲津川 荘 Nakatsugawa Sō?)
  • Akira Sofue (曽笛 亜樹良 Sofue Akira?)
  • Tadashi Takatō (高刀 正 Takatō Tadashi?)
  • Masao Takatō (高刀 正雄 Takatō Masao?)
  • Masahiko Takatō (高刀 正彦 Takatō Masahiko?)
  • Miwako Takatō (高刀 美和子 Takatō Miwako?)
  • Misako Tanaka (田中 美智子 Tanaka Misako?)
  • Koga (古賀?)
  • Aki Togawa (戸川 亜季 Togawa Aki?)
  • Megumi Hanyū (羽生 恵 Hanyū Megumi?)
  • Mami Hayashino (林野 まみ Hayashino Mami?)
  • Tōru Ogi (尾木 透 Ogi Tōru?)
  • Ōba (大場?)
  • Saeko Sofue (曽笛 冴子 Sofue Saeko?)


  1. ^ "小学館漫画賞:歴代受賞者" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  2. ^ "Sho-Comi Mag Marks 40th Anniversary with Free Manga". Anime News Network. 2008-03-28. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 

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