Pity the lovelorn teenager! His older brother has married the girl Kazuya Hasukawa has a crush on, dooming him to a lonely life of angst and schoolwork at prestigious Ryokuto Academy. Rather than being allowed to mope in peace over the loss of his first love, Hasukawa is catapulted into the midst of a motley collection of tricksters and ne’er-do-wells who inhabit his new dorm: Greenwood, home of the weirdoes. Like Robin Hood’s merry men, Hasukawa’s hall mates attempt to cheer him up¸ by any means necessary. And so begins another brilliant career in an all-boys school, punctuated by practical jokes, gender-bending roommate hijinks, a haunting, and plenty of homework. Nasu’s sense of humor ranges from the wacky to the completely bizarre, from Valentine’s Day with a bevy of middle-school groupies to a runaway rock star. Hasukawa’s brooding, his roommate Shun’s flighty overtures of friendship, and all the repercussions of a little too much teasing make me feel like I’ve traveled back in time to a high school somewhere between Hogwarts and my own. Here is Greenwood will appeal to fans of comedy and pretty-boys alike as its crew of characters blunder towards adulthood.
Here is Greenwood, vol. 1
by Yukie Nasu