Koukou Tekkenden Tough
Koukou Tekkenden Tough
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 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.


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.


# English Title Cover
Vol. 1
1 Becoming a Star Koukou Tekkenden Tough
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
11 The Fists of Light and Darkness
12 The Heart's of Hashin Sho!
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
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
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


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