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Manga / Gakuen Ouji

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Gakuen Ouji is a shoujo manga by Jun Yuzuki, which was serialized in Bessatsu Friend from 2006 to 2011. It takes place at a former all-female high school that recently went co-ed and where the numerous girls far outnumber the boys. The girls are also very, very horny. The only way to avoid being mobbed is to either become a school idol to appear completely unattainable, take anyone who asks or promise perfect chastity to one girl.

While running away from a mob of girls, new transfer student Azusa Mizutani takes the last option and pledges complete chastity to Rise Okitsu. The problem? Rise wants to keep a low profile and not risk being bullied like she was before and what's worse, Mizutani isn't even all that interested in her. But for now they have to keep up their fake relationship while Mizutani can find a girl he truly likes and allowing Rise to go back to her simple school days. Of course, things are not going to be that easy.

This series provides examples of:

  • Absurdly Powerful Student Council: To the point that they can have "public executions" without anyone batting an eye.
  • Adults Are Useless: When the teachers either don't know or possibly care about gang rapes in the hall and public "executions", they are this trope. When Mizutani tried calling his father to complain about having to run away from the girls, his dad hangs up on him.
  • All Women Are Lustful: The manga pretty much revolves around this trope.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Munechika. He's only seen sleeping with and kissing women, as well as only keeping female employees. However, he has quite a lot of Ho Yay with other male characters and is even introduced by licking Azusa's neck.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Prince Arislan, coupled with But Not Too Foreign. He's the prince from the country "Lajiesi" but is also half-japanese and portrayed with darker skin.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: If another girl shows kindness towards Okitsu she is almost always bound to be this trope. Most notably Seriha.
  • Black Comedy Rape: While the girls attempting to rape Azusa are seen as utterly depraved for doing so and it's not portrayed as being okay or funny, the manga has an overall pretty wacky and over the top tone, which can make it fall into this.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: The manga becomes a lot more serious and less comedic as the manga goes on, with Okitsu's funny Gonk faces and the early plot about sex-obsessed girls, all but disappearing.
  • Defiled Forever: Rare male example with Mizutani, where the Prince claims that Mizutani has been "tarnished forever" after finding out that he used to sell himself in order to get by. After hearing this Rise responds by giving the prince a slap.
  • Distressed Dude: Azusa, in the beginning of the manga. Rise would often have to rescue him from being raped by rabid, horny girls.
  • Double Standard Rape: Female on Male: Possibly a reason why Rise said she didn't care when Azusa said that he could get molested. That said, when it does happen, it's not treated as something even remotely okay.
  • Dragged into Drag: When Mizutani is made to go through a "public execution" he's forced to dress up as a girl in order to escape. It doesn't work. Later, Mizutani has to dress up as a maid while working at Munechika's home, as he only hires female maids. Both times he ends up looking very nice.
  • Establishing Series Moment: Mizutani walking in on a rape in progress.
  • First Guy Wins: Played with. While Mizutani is the first male character Okitsu interacts with in the manga proper, chronologically she met Akamaru a lot earlier. In the end, she ends up with Mizutani.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: Turns out, Rise and Akamaru knew each other as children, though Rise didn't remember at first.
  • Gonk: While Rise is generally quite beautiful, she can make some very strange faces when she becomes angry or forces herself to look "cute".
  • Hollywood Homely: Rise is considered to be plain-looking, when she is in fact very beautiful once she drops the glasses and lets down her hair. Considering that most of the people calling her ugly are fueled by jealousy, this might be invoked. Then again, see the entry for Gonk.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Mizutani. The guy is a bit of a dick, especially towards Okitsu. He also doesn't understand when he's being tactless and hurting her feelings. He does often try to make up for it when he realizes, showing that he cares quite a bit about her. Unfortunately, he tends to go back to being a dick again a few chapters later.
  • Last-Minute Hookup: Rise and Azusa only officially get together in the final chapter.
  • Love Triangle: Starts out as one between Rise, Azusa and Akamaru. Then turns into a downright Love Dodecahedron when the prince and Seriha enters the picture. And then reverts to a Love Triangle again.
  • Mood Dissonance: Between the bullying and the attempted rapes, the manga has an overall pretty humorous tone. The result can be a bit jarring.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Samejima, Akamaru's follower, is drawn as literally 2 feet tall and with a huge oversized head. Note that he is pretty much the only character drawn this way.
  • Obsessed with Food: Downplayed with Mizutani. He's often seen begging for food, or for money (so he can buy food). Considering how he's always starving due to lack of money, this might be justified.
  • The Obstructive Love Interest: Azusa has shades of this. He does care about Rise, but also insults and ignores her, sometimes without even noticing how hurt she becomes.
  • Official Couple: At the end of the manga, after several volumes of Ship Tease and Romantic False Leads, Rise ends up with Mizutani.
  • Out of Focus: Azusa starts getting a lot less focus during the later volumes, with Rise spending more time with and eventually starts dating Akamaru.
  • Really Gets Around:
  • Riches to Rags: Mizutani comes from a very wealthy family. However, due to a falling out with his parents, he is currently living in extreme poverty.
  • Romantic False Lead: Akamaru can be seen as this. He's interested in Rise and shares a past with her, dislikes Azusa and is overall a better match for her and they go out for some time. Although in the end, Rise chooses Azusa.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: Rise is sometimes portrayed with these.
  • Sex for Services: In order to avoid starving, Mizutani would sleep with women in exchange for food.
  • Social Services Does Not Exist: Azusa's entire living situation is just downright absurd. He's basically a Minor Living Alone in an extremely run-down apartment. And he's so poor he has to lie and sell himself in order to avoid starving. Several people know about this, and still does nothing about it. Then again...
  • Stock Shoujo Bullying Tactics: Rise gets water poured all over her, her desk and notebook vandalized, a cockroach placed in her flip-phone and gets locked in a closet, to name a few.
  • The Stoic: Akamaru. Though he tends to turn Not So Stoic in regards to Okitsu, especially when she is in danger.

Alternative Title(s): Gakuen Prince