Be-Bop High School

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Be-Bop High School
Genre high school dramedy; coming of age
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
Live-action film
ビー・バップ・ハイスクール 高校与太郎哀歌
Directed by Hiroyuki Nasu
Released 1986
Live-action film
ビー・バップ・ハイスクール 高校与太郎行進曲
Directed by Hiroyuki Nasu
Released 1987
Live-action film
ビー・バップ・ハイスクール 高校与太郎狂騒曲
Directed by Hiroyuki Nasu
Released December 12, 1987
Live-action film
ビー・バップ・ハイスクール 高校与太郎音頭
Directed by Hiroyuki Nasu
Released 1988
Live-action film
ビー・バップ・ハイスクール 高校与太郎完結篇
Directed by Hiroyuki Nasu
Released 1988
Be-Bop High School: Koukousei Gokuraku Densetsu (video game)
Developer Data East
Publisher Data East
Genre Adventure
Platform Nintendo Family Computer
Original video animation
Studio Toei Animation
Released 19901998
Episodes 7
Live-action film
Directed by Kazuhiro Kiuchi
Released February 19, 1994
Television drama
Network TBS
Original run 20042005
Episodes 2
Anime and Manga portal

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.


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.


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.


TV drama[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Release date". Gamespot. Retrieved 2008-09-17. 

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