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Punch!, Vol. 1 (Punch! #1)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  1,844 Ratings  ·  29 Reviews
Though Elle wants nothing to do with fighting, her grandfather has different ideas and betrothes her to an up-and-coming boxer from his own gym. She hates the idea and doesn't want to marry him. One day she meets a handsome street brawler who intrigues her, but her jealous fianc - finds out and goes after the guy! What will happen when a trained boxer goes a couple rounds ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published November 14th 2006 by VIZ Media LLC (first published 2005)
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but it was awesome im sooo in love with RUO! and KAZUK

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Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Been seeing this on some lists for manga suggestions. Some of them. Anyway, this was okay, weird at times but the art style is good and story kind of interesting? Good to okay volume.
Em Mirra
Jul 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
Jan 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga-shojo
3.5 stars
I used to love this manga a lot. It's a really short story, spanning just 2 volumes and an extra chapter in volume 3 (volume 3 also comes with 2 short stories). Rie Takada's drawing style for guys is gorgeous, her girls have spunk, and the story is fun. This used to be more than enough for me. Upon re-reading it now, however, I felt the characters lacked depth and development.. not really a surprise, as the story is so short, but it still covers quite a few themes, so I was a little let-down in ...more
Jul 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Originally I'd been browsing my local used book store and saw it. The ONLY reason I'd even gotten it was solely based on the cover art. I thought, based on the cover, that it would be from that hot guy's POV. I didn't look inside to even see what it was about; it was an impulse buy.

Am I glad I was impulsive, because this book has instantly become one of my favorites. It isn't from that hot guy's POV(Kazuki I found is his name). It's from Elle's, granddaughter of pro-Thai-something-or-another-mar
Lady Lioness
After mainlining a crap-ton of Kristen Ashley's backlist, I decided to re-read this series as it's somewhat similar in tone. I have a weakness for bad boy Alpha males and I love Takada's art style, but the storyline reflects Takada's serial roots. It was choppy with minimal character development. We find out why certain characters do certain things, but we don't discover how they feel about them. Ruo, the antagonist, starts off as the most emotionally transparent character, but he too becomes an ...more
Zen Cho
Jan 09, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga, by-poc
Meh. Picked three volumes of this series up at the library without looking too closely at the blurb. Middling manga with bossy rapey bishounen and cheerful naive girl who is obsessed with having a boyfriend and a normal life. Would have preferred the series I thought it might be about a girl who is a BOXING CHAMPION! Will probably not read the next couple of volumes -- gonna go catch up on Gokusen instead.
Nov 14, 2013 rated it it was ok
Read up to volume 2. The chibis remind me of Butterflies Flowers but the story itself isn't astounding, nor are the characters that interesting. The protagonist was a tad irritating and I wished that she wasn't in the "coaching" position.
Jun 03, 2009 rated it really liked it
see ive already read the entire series and its cute but i dont like the ending cuz i dont know who wins which annoys the crap out of me but its cute, and funny i luv funny books or depressing books so its either comedy or tragedy, preferably tragedy though this isnt one
Iris Gamino
Feb 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Oct 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sports-manga
I love Rie Takada's mangas and this series looks really fun with an interesting plot and great characters. I am really looking forward to the next volume.
Jan 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
That bathroom scene XD
Apr 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Karaoke OK
Mar 17, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga-okay
[Series Length: 3 volumes / Read: volumes 1-3]

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Kelly Danahy
Jul 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga, awww-so-cute
A little insta-lovey but this type of book tends to be. Toward the there's quite a... turn... so watch out for that. Overall, very enjoyable.
Jennifer Jackson
Feb 04, 2014 rated it liked it
it was ok
Mar 27, 2013 rated it liked it
I read this a long time ago, I like the artist, but can't remember the book...
CJ - It's only a Paper Moon
Nov 29, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga, shojo
Cute. A different take on boy meets girl, girl meets boy.
Dec 02, 2014 rated it liked it
cute entertaining manga series with laughs and drama galore :)
Reader17 Der
Mar 01, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga-read
Love this series. She is so cute not wanting to be in the field of boxing. I like the characters in this they make me laugh.
Jul 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hiyahhh-d
EPIC trilogy that i wished deeply had continued:(...please read and love promise wont be a waste of your time!!!!
Tried it because volume 1 was at the library and I'm looking for new things to read, really couldn't stand it!
Apr 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Nothing groundbreaking here, but lots of fun.
Sep 22, 2009 rated it it was amazing
AWWW!!! this is sooooo cute! I think I'm in love!O~O
Richard A
Mar 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Awesome a true tough guy romance
Micheala Beth George
Aug 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mangas-read
Best. Manga. Ever.
The artwork, The Story, I don't really know what it was about it.. I just loved the whole thing! :D
rated it liked it
Jun 14, 2011
Amanda Hitchcock
rated it it was amazing
Mar 12, 2015
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