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Koukou Tekkenden Tough
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Author Tetsuya Saruwatari
Publisher Shueisha (Japanese)
Viz Media (English)
Magazine Weekly Young Jump
Original run March 13, 1994 – July 18, 2003
Volumes 42 (Complete)

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 Kiibou, 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.


The story revolves around Kiichi Miyazawa, also known as Kiibou, 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-ryuu, 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, Kiibou 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.


# English Title Cover
Vol. 1
1 Becoming a Star Koukou Tekkenden Tough.png
2 Heartbeats
3 Expert in Kicking
4 Love at first Sight
5 Handshake of Destiny
6 The School of Nadashinkage, The Art of Life and Death
7 Confession
8 Hornets and Strategy
9 The Real Inheritor
Vol. 2
10 Asura TOUGH02-001.JPG
11 The Fists of Light and Darkness
12 The Heart's of Hashin Shou!
13 The Physique of the Combatant
14 The True Face of the Champion
15 Street Judo Combat
16 Event?!
17 It's Hard to Love
18 Killing Over Three Years
19 The Ultimate Challenge
Vol. 3
20 The Evening Before the Decisive Combat TOUGH03-001.jpg
21 The Snake's Breath
22 Super Judo
23 The Clashing of Mortal Techniques
24 Forbidden Extreme Methods
25 Psychological War
26 Spirit of Compassion
27 The One Who Inherits the Nadashinkage
28 An Unexpected Challenger
29 The Father's Destiny, the Son's Destiny
Vol. 4
30 The Big Hearted Combatant TOUGH04-001.jpg
31 The Soul of Wrestling
32 Towards a Federation!?
33 The Destroyer
34 Fighting Youthfully
35 Absolute Estheticism
36 The True Nature of the "Demon"
37 The Illusion of the Strongest
38 The Most Dangerous of Challenges
39 The Legend of the Monster
Vol. 5
40 Dad lost!? TOUGH05-001.jpg
41 Trap Zone
42 Negotiations in the Dark
43 New Secret Technique!?
44 Violent Training and Consequences
45 Spirit and Heart!!
46 The Flying Enma Lock
47 An Envolving Combat
48 The Will of the Inheritor
49 Life and Death Quintessence
Vol. 6
50 Hell's Revenge TOUGH06-001.jpg
51 The Tables Turn
52 The Beast Has Fallen
53 Karate Challenge
54 The Wall of Rules
55 TKO!?
56 The Human Weapon
57 One Inch Away From Humiliation
58 Demonic Director
59 Kenjutsukan Challenge!?
Vol. 7
60 Sublime! The Seiken Countermeasure TOUGH07-001.jpg
61 Friendship
62 A Relationship Beyond Friends
63 Face to Face in the Hurricane
64 Fatal Combo
65 Kiibo Rivived!
66 Neutralization of the One Hit Kill
67 Another Mortal Technique
68 Thunder From the Ground
69 The Supreme Attack
70 The Secret Exploding Vermillion Fist
Vol. 8
71 Countdown TOUGH08-001.jpg
72 The "Man-Eating Tiger"
73 Pro-Wrestling Counterattack
74 Lucha Libre
75 Touchstone
76 Steel Handprint
77 Love Skipping
78 The Son of the "Strongest"
79 Sumo Wrestler
80 A Series of Exploding Palms!
Vol. 9
81 The Devil Factory TOUGH09-001.JPG
82 When the Spirit Breaks...
83 The Fall of the Daruma
84 Birth of the Devil
85 Love Is Spirit!
86 Death Match
87 "Strategy"?
88 Zero Dead Angles
89 Fire Fingers
90 Remco's Guts
91 Issunboushi
Vol. 10
92 The True Face of Yoshiki TOUGH10-001.jpg
93 The Punching Bel
94 Friendship and Fists
95 Proof of Life
96 Friendshop Transcended!
97 Simulation
98 Spider Web Jiujitsu!?
99 Will-o'-The-Wisp
100 A Straight Battle
101 Blindfolded
102 The Utimate Hit