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High School Debut, Vol. 04 (High School Debut #4)

4.29  ·  Rating Details ·  3,240 Ratings  ·  67 Reviews
Can a junior high jock turn high school sweetheart overnight? When Haruna hits ninth grade suddenly boys seem much more interesting than softball! Will Haruna’s high school debut end up in heartbreak hotel?

Haruna jumps to the conclusion that Yoh is interested in her friend Mami when she sees the two of them together. Instead of confronting him about it, she runs away! Will
Paperback, 174 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by VIZ Media, LLC (first published May 25th 2005)
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Theresa ♫
Dec 02, 2012 Theresa ♫ rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fellow humans in search for lovey-dovey
Okay, first thing's first.

I must mention to you all from personal experience . . . that Haruna . . .


Well, your average BEGINNER AT DATING teenage girl.

Warning, my dear goodreaders. THERE ARE SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW.

So please. Beware. ^_^

This book was BEYOND ADORABLE. ADORABLE times 100000000000000! It was just so cute.
On Haruna's date with Yoh, she keeps questioning what he'd like. What she should wear, where they shoul
Nov 30, 2011 Shannon rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lmao, 2011, manga
Gahhh, I can't stop reading these!! It's like crack. Someone's going to have to put me in manga rehab soon. While there are other manga's whose art I love more, I just love reading about Haruna and Yoh. I swear, this manga made me laugh so much! I probably looked like some psycho laughing so much out loud to myself.

Poor Haruna! She was trying so hard for christmas and she needed to chill for a second. I loved when Yoh and her had their first kiss. Soo cute!! Then Haruna started ignoring Yoh beca
Oct 19, 2016 Dani rated it it was amazing
Haruna desperately wants a boyfriend and gets cool upperclassman, Yoh to be her coach! He agrees to walk her through every step of the way on the condition she doesn't fall for him!

At first I was going to rate this a 4 because I was pretty weirded out by the plot. But by the end I really loved how she used to situations that came up to develop the relationships more (which is of course the point of such situations but this was done in a very real and specific to Haruna and Yoh sort of way!) I en
Amy White Gilman
Jan 04, 2015 Amy White Gilman rated it really liked it
I like this volume and I know how Haruna feels because I stress and create drama in my head all the time.
Emile Mirra
May 18, 2017 Emile Mirra rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
This series follows the main character, Haruna Nagashima, and her quest to find a boyfriend in high school. In junior high, Haruna was the star pitcher of her school's softball team and spent her time outside of practice reading romantic comics. Now that she's in high school, she devotes her time to finding herself a boyfriend ("her high school debut" as she calls it). However, she is completely clueless when it comes to fashion, dating, and boys, so she asks upperclassmen Yoh Komiyama to become ...more
Holly Letson
I couldn't get this volume from the library, since it was checked-out. So, I read it as scanslations via the Zingbox Manga app. Much thanks to Boku-Tachi for scanslating this volume!


While I did enjoy the Christmas plotline between Haruna and Yoh, I still hate Asami. In this volume, Asami tricks Haruna into buying clothing at a shop too rich for her own blood, so that she can have the novelty gift for herself, and also tricks her into going to an expensive salon, so that she c
Jul 19, 2017 Noctober rated it did not like it
Shelves: comics
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Wow, this was just super awkward and cringey. Does this girl have any normal ways of acting? Really, you get kissed by your boyfriend and every time you see him afterwards you run away, hit him with something, laugh like a maniac, or do stupid things? Whut? This is not normal. Not at all. I feel sorry for Yoh and I can't even imagine why he would be with Haruna. I hope the next volumes will be a bit better, this series sure got potential, but just get rid of the cringey weirdness. I really miss ...more
Mar 10, 2013 Estara rated it it was amazing
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May 30, 2009 Patricia rated it really liked it
This is absolutely one of my favorite series. I can say that only for a chosen few, and this is one. I love the story, I love Haruna and Yoh's relationship, I love the romance and I love the characters (some more than others).

Do I love the art? Well, I did. I really did. I don't think I'm the only one that's noticed how fast and dramatically the art has changed. Or at least I hope not. It's either in this volume or the next that the art starts changing almost immediately. If you have volumes 1-
Michelle. D.
Jan 08, 2011 Michelle. D. rated it really liked it
I am writing about the overall series. I finsihed reading the entire series on January 7, 2011.

The overal series was pretty great. I gave it a 4 star rating. Let's talk about some things now.

I. Love. Yoh. I just love him. He is so adorable! Andd I hate that I have to say that. But I can't help myself, he is SO ADORABLE! ANd cool, and awesome, and hot(lol) and all those other wors to descibe him. I love his personality and I love how he is easily embarrassed. He is just so ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!! I w
Oct 04, 2012 Stacey rated it it was amazing
I think that the 4th book was really funny than the 2nd book I read. But what I loved about the 4th book was that Haruna would clearly fall in love with her best friend Yoh. At first I thought that they would make a pretty couple(in a different story). Kidding, but they made the most cutest yet funniest couple ever. But I hope that Haruna could talk to Yoh like a normal person. Cuz the funniest part that happened was that on X-mas, Haruna planned a so-called "magical" evening with her best frie ...more
Feb 14, 2014 Christina rated it liked it
Haruna is trying to plan the best possible Christmas date with Yoh... and succeeds! But when an employee at the restaurant they dine at decides to play a cruel game, Yoh tries to console Haruna with a kiss, and she freaks out! It was her very first kiss, and it was with Yoh! She's so excited and nervous that she keeps involuntarily avoiding him and now she can't even look or speak to him! This leaves Yoh feeling rejected and hurt. Will Haruna's overreaction be the end of their relationship?

It is Christmas time and Haruna wants to make something special for Yoh. So she gets a job (from where she is fired after some time, just because she worked so hard! WTH!) to get him a present, also bakes him a cake and starts making plan for the evening.

When they are on their date, she realizes she never kissed anyone before but Yoh has. And what is her reaction? She cries and runs away.. WTH? Of course he goes after her, and gives her her fist kiss. And what is her reaction next day? She avoi
Jul 20, 2015 Rema rated it liked it
Eh…this wasn't half as good as the other volumes in the series. Haruna lets her insecurities take over her relationship with Yoh and makes many blunders. But she's a sweet character and makes up for it in her own way. All I can say is Yoh is really patient with her and understands her really well. This volume was actually pretty boring and the drawings were uninspiring. Everything just fell flat in this volume for some reason. I'd been thinking about not continuing the series earlier today and r ...more
May 15, 2011 Kogiopsis rated it liked it
Yesterday I read one volume of this manga, went and watched the movie You Again, and then came back and read another volume. All I really have to say is: even though this series isn't nearly as good as Love*Com, it's still a better portrayal of high school than American movies are. Hollywood, you made me afraid of the tenth grade. If I'd gotten into manga before then, perhaps those effects would be negated. It'd ridiculous that the American entertainment industry thinks it has to make everything ...more
Dec 15, 2014 Ashley rated it really liked it
Shelves: shojo, manga, romance, own
Haruna gives it her all in everything she does. Now that she's dating Yoh, she's giving it her all to be the best girlfriend she can be. More than anything she wants to make Yoh as happy as he makes her. Fortunately for us readers, that isn't simple for Haruna as she's hilarious as she tries to plan a perfect Christmas with Yoh. It's her goal, but when it starts to go awry and it ends with a kiss Haruna throws herself into unnecessary panic, making the situation worse.

High School Debut proves to
Apr 28, 2009 Jennn rated it liked it
Shelves: manga, 2009
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Jul 16, 2011 Erica rated it really liked it
Best one so far! I loved it!! So romantic ^_^ I have to say, if you're a guy you might not like this series because it has a lot to do with love. But to all those girls out there you gotta get this!! It's amazing!
Read it as soon as possible. The relationship between Yoh and Haruna is so sweet. Although Yoh can be very guarded and kinda has a hard time letting people in, you see over time what a great person he really is. Haruna is sweet and very open, so as a couple they complete the missing pie
Amy (Books, College, and Other Random Things)
In the fourth volume, Haruna and Yoh are going out and decide to spend Christmas together. Harua wants to make Yoh say that he is glad he has a girlfriend and is doing anything and everything she can to be it a great date since Yoh usually feels that he isn't a boyfriend but more of a guardian. Haruna even gets a job and gets her and Yoh's friend's advice. At one point in the manga, Haruna sees Yoh with Mami. Will Haruna make Yoh say that he's glad to have a girlfriend? Why is Yoh hanging out wi ...more
Lex Marie
Feb 02, 2013 Lex Marie rated it it was amazing
In this volume of High School Debut, Haruna tries harder than ever to make Christmas with Yoh the best he's ever had. However, the day's end brings new trouble for Haruna and she struggles to learn to deal with it.
On a personal note, I realized reading this volume, just how much of my own high school romance I see in this manga. I can only continue to love this series more and more.
Again, another incredible volume of the ultimate in Shojo. 5/5 stars!
Mar 04, 2011 Christine rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya, own-it
What is it with this girl and completely spazzing out? I mean, I get not being able to talk to your crush, but going completely catatonic and jumping to various conclusions based on little fact? What's that about?

Maybe I'm just too far removed from what being a teenager with a crush feels like, but I think Kazune purposefully took it over the top for comic value. I'm just not feeling it. Maybe it'll sort itself out in the next volume.
My favorite volume so far. Yoh and Haruna are finally dating, but now comes the hard stuff. Both of them are novices in the dating scene and with Haruna and her wild imagination and enthusiasm, crazy things are bound to happen. But the nice this about this volume, is that everything that happens just makes the relationship stronger. There are no adversaries, except for the Yoh's sister who I think is just a manipulative bitch.

Lots of cuteness in this volume, so enjoy.
Aug 17, 2012 VampireAngelSadist rated it really liked it
I honestly dont understand why there's more books to this series. Sure, Haruna is nice. But she's so...ditzy. A bit stupid and a bit irritating to read about because you understand more than she does in the situation. Which is why she looks stupid.
And really, wasn't the only thing that Haruna wanted was to find her true love? Well, she found him. What else is there?
May 29, 2012 Mikaela rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
I think it's sweet. Christmas with the one you love! So Romantic. They even kissed. :"> but seriously the way that Haruna act after that is definitely weird. If i was a guy, i'd also think that she didnt like it. whew! What a misunderstanding it turned out to be! :| but in the end it was all good. well, not quite! :)) A new girl showed up! I guess she's The Rival of Haruna. XD
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
May 30, 2014 Nidah (SleepDreamWrite) rated it really liked it
Haruna seems to be confused at what she should do and feel now that she's Yoh's girlfriend. And she gets some help from her two friends. This series is getting more and more good. The expressions and the eyes are drawn really well. This is honestly becoming my favorite manga series. And that ending was just too cute!
Laura (ローラ)
This is my favourite volume in this series. Throughout the series, Kawahara uses repeated panels for comedic emphasis; but the Christmas episode where Haruna is planning her "big date" is her most effective use of it! Perfection!
Jan 21, 2010 Nicole rated it it was amazing
[See review under vol. 1:]
Aug 15, 2013 Theresa rated it liked it
Super cute story
Jun 09, 2009 Kendra rated it really liked it
This was a very cute addition to Haruna's story. I was afraid that things would start to drag on, being the fourth volume. But, no. The plot continues to stay funny and interesting.
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Birth Date: March 11th, 1972
Blood Type: A
Zodiac: Pisces

Kazune Kawahara made her manga debut at age 18 with Kare no Ichiban Sukina Hito (His Most Favorite Person). Also, while thinking of her manga, she often spaces out and brings grocery baskets home. Adores her nieces.
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