Be-Bop High School

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Be-Bop High School
Genre high school dramedy; coming of age
Manga
Written by Kazuhiro Kiuchi
Published by Kodansha
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Young Magazine
Original run 19832003
Volumes 48
Live-action film
Directed by Hiroyuki Nasu
Released December 14, 1985
Runtime 90 minutes
Live-action film
Be-Bop High School: Kōkō Yotarō Aika
Directed by Hiroyuki Nasu
Released August 9, 1986
Runtime 95 minutes
Live-action film
Be-Bop High School: Kōkō Yotarō Kōshinkyoku
Directed by Hiroyuki Nasu
Released March 21, 1987
Runtime 96 minutes
Live-action film
Be-Bop High School: Kōkō Yotarō Kyōsō Kyoku
Directed by Hiroyuki Nasu
Released December 12, 1987
Runtime 90 minutes
Live-action film
Be-Bop High School: Kōkō Yotarō Ondo
Directed by Hiroyuki Nasu
Released August 6, 1988
Runtime 90 minutes
Live-action film
Be-Bop High School: Kōkō Yotarō Kanketsu-hen
Directed by Hiroyuki Nasu
Released December 17, 1988
Runtime 90 minutes
Game
Be-Bop High School: Koukousei Gokuraku Densetsu
Developer Data East
Publisher Data East
Genre Adventure
Platform Nintendo Family Computer
Released
Original video animation
Directed by Toshihiko Arisako (episodes 1-2, 6)
Hiroyuki Kakudō (episodes 3-5)
Junichi Fujise (ep 7)
Written by Kazuhiro Kiuchi (episodes 1-3)
Kazumasa Kiuchi (episodes 1-3)
Tatsuhiko Urahata (episodes 4-5)
Sara Uemura (episode 6)
Studio Toei Animation
Released January 26, 1990March 21, 1995
Episodes 7
Live-action film
Directed by Kazuhiro Kiuchi
Released February 19, 1994
Television drama
Original network TBS
Original run 20042005
Episodes 2
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Be-Bop High School (ビー・バップ・ハイスクール, Bī Bappu Hai Sukūru) is a manga series by Kazuhiro Kiuchi that was published in sequential parts in the magazine Young Magazine from 1983 onwards. It has been adapted into seven live-action films, a video game, and an OVA anime series.

Story[edit]

The story revolves around the lives of two rough-and-tumble high school friends, Kato Hiroshi and Nakama Toru, who frequently cause trouble and start fights. In keeping with the spirit of the manga, Toru and Hiroshi style their hair in punch perms and also adopt exaggerated swaggering gaits. The manga also features an assortment of outlandish characters who also sport unusual fashions and hairdos.

Media[edit]

Live action films[edit]

There are seven live-action films based on the manga.

Video game[edit]

Cover art for the video game.

Be-Bop High School was adapted into a video game called Be-Bop High School: Koukousei Gokuraku Densetsu (ビーバップハイスクール高校生極楽伝説, Gokuraku legendary high school Bi-Bappu Hai Sukuru) that was released in 1988 by Data East for the Nintendo Famicom console. The game is a text-heavy adventure in which the player controls a gang of high school boys. It was released only in Japan. It is a single-player video game with no special system requirements and the input method is the NES game controller.

OVA[edit]

TV drama[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Release date". GameSpot. Archived from the original on 2009-03-12. Retrieved 2008-09-17. 

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