Be-Bop High School (ビー・バップ・ハイスクール?) is a manga series by Kiyuchi Kazuhiro that was published in sequential parts in the magazine Weekly Young Jump from 1983 onwards. It has been adapted into 7 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 a slicked back pompadours 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
There are 7 live action films based on the manga.
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's a single-player video game with no special system requirements and the input method is the NES game controller.
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