|Koukou Tekkenden Tough|
Viz Media (English)
|Magazine||Weekly Young Jump|
|Original run||March 13, 1994 – July 18, 2003|
Koukou Tekkenden Tough (高校鉄拳伝タフ, Kōkō Tekkenden Tafu; literally: "High School Exciting Story: Tough") is a story that revolves around Kiibo, a japanese teenager who enjoys getting into fights. This series is the prequel to the manga Tough.
Koukou Tekkenden Tough was written and illustrated by Tetsuya Saruwatari and serialized in the Shueisha weekly seinen magazine Young Jump. Serial chapters of the manga were collected into 42 tankōbon volumes, released between March 13, 1994 and July 18, 2003.
Viz Media released six volumes of the first manga series under its "Editor's Choice" imprint from January 4, 2005, to April 16, 2006. These volumes omitted some chapters and artwork for graphic violence, and have been discontinued.
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The story revolves around Kiichi Miyazawa, a 17-year-old teenage high school student and his father, Seiko Miyazawa, who is training him in the family's secret martial art, Nadashinkage-ryu, a fighting style that was created around the end of the Meiji Era Japan. The style itself uses punches, kicks, throws, grappling, as well as knowledge of striking pressure points and vital points on the human body. With a passion for martial arts, Kiibo is striving to become strong by testing his skills against various fighters from different areas of Japan, as well as the world, via street fights and tournaments.