Be-Bop High School

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Be-Bop High School
Be Bop High School Vol 1.jpg
(Bī Bappu Hai Sukūru)
Written byKazuhiro Kiuchi
Published byKodansha
MagazineWeekly Young Magazine
Original run19832003
Live-action film
Directed byHiroyuki Nasu
ReleasedDecember 14, 1985
Runtime90 minutes
Live-action film
Be-Bop High School: Kōkō Yotarō Aika
Directed byHiroyuki Nasu
ReleasedAugust 9, 1986
Runtime95 minutes
Live-action film
Be-Bop High School: Kōkō Yotarō Kōshinkyoku
Directed byHiroyuki Nasu
ReleasedMarch 21, 1987
Runtime96 minutes
Live-action film
Be-Bop High School: Kōkō Yotarō Kyōsō Kyoku
Directed byHiroyuki Nasu
ReleasedDecember 12, 1987
Runtime90 minutes
Live-action film
Be-Bop High School: Kōkō Yotarō Ondo
Directed byHiroyuki Nasu
ReleasedAugust 6, 1988
Runtime90 minutes
Live-action film
Be-Bop High School: Kōkō Yotarō Kanketsu-hen
Directed byHiroyuki Nasu
ReleasedDecember 17, 1988
Runtime90 minutes
Be-Bop High School: Koukousei Gokuraku Densetsu
DeveloperData East
PublisherData East
PlatformNintendo Family Computer
Original video animation
Directed byToshihiko Arisako (episodes 1-2, 6)
Hiroyuki Kakudō (episodes 3-5)
Junichi Fujise (ep 7)
Written byKazuhiro Kiuchi (episodes 1-3)
Kazumasa Kiuchi (episodes 1-3)
Tatsuhiko Urahata (episodes 4-5)
Sara Uemura (episode 6)
StudioToei Animation
Released January 26, 1990 March 21, 1995
Live-action film
Directed byKazuhiro Kiuchi
ReleasedFebruary 19, 1994
Television drama
Original networkTBS
Original run 2004 2005
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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 to 2003. It has been adapted into seven live-action films, a video game, and an OVA anime series.


The story revolves around the lives of two rough-and-tumble high school friends, Hiroshi Kato (加藤 浩志 Katō Hiroshi, ヒロシ Hiroshi) and Toru Nakama (中間 徹 Nakama Tōru, トオル Tooru), 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.


Live action films[edit]

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

  1. Be-Bop High School (1985-12-14)
  2. Be-Bop High School: Yotaro Lamentation (1986-08-09)
  3. Be-Bop High School: Yotaro March (1987-03-21)
  4. Be-Bop High School: Koko Yotaro Kyoso-Kyoku (1987-12-12)
  5. Be-Bop High School: Koko Yotaro Ondo (1988-08-06)
  6. Be-Bop High School: Koko Yotaro Kenketsu-Hen (1988-12-17)[3]
  7. Be-Bop High School (1994)[4]

Video game[edit]

Be-Bop High School was adapted into a video game called Be-Bop High School: Kōkōsei Gokuraku Densetsu (ビーバップハイスクール高校生極楽伝説, Bi-Bappu Hai Sukuru: Kōkōsei Gokuraku Densetsu) 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.


TV drama[edit]


  1. ^ Chavez, Ed (February 7, 2008). "Yanki Doodle Dandy!". Otaku USA Magazine. Retrieved April 30, 2020. The yanki ideal made popular by titles Be-Bop High School, Shounan Bakusouzoku, Bukkomi no Taku, and Rokudenashi Blues was especially appealing to me. Yanki are basically Japanese juvenile delinquents, prone to fighting over turf, foxy girls, and imitating the honor-bound world of the yakuza on their own troubled-teen terms
  2. ^ "Release date". GameSpot. Archived from the original on 2009-03-12. Retrieved 2008-09-17.
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