Never Give Up (manga)

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[ serialized in [Hana to Yume] ]

Alternative title:
Neba Giba! (Japanese)
Nebagiba! (Japanese)
ネバギバ! (Japanese)
Plot Summary:
Kiri is from a family in the modeling industry, unfortunately she does not have the right look to be a model. Tooya is an effeminate young male model who is much shorter than Kiri. When he comes to Kiri to ask about a modeling job, she remembers her promise to be a princess for him. Since Tooya is employed by Kiri's mother, Kiri begs her mom to let her model too. Kiri does not have the right looks for a female model, but would make a gorgeous guy. Thus Kiri makes her model debut as a male model while trying to get girly Tooya to fall in love with her.
Kiri Minase is from a family who owns a modeling agency, Kiri is a girl but is born with the male looks of her model dad which causes problems in school as well as in her daily life. Enter Touya Kiri's childhood friend as well as her crush. Kiri, a long time ago promised Touya that one day she would become more like a princess for him. (Which is hard enough becuase she looks like a boy but Touya has some characteristics of a girl. )Kiri's mom decides to chose Touya for her modeling agency because he has the looks, Kiri somehow gets herself wrapped up into being one too. Theres just one problem... Kiri is going to be modeling as a boy and if anyone finds out, it could ruin Kiri's life.
User Ratings: 37 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 2 votes (sub:1, Eng:1)
 Excellent: 4 votes (Eng:2, raw:1, dub:1)
 Very good: 8 votes (sub:4, Eng:4)
 Good: 11 votes (Eng:4, dub:3, sub:2, edit.dub:1, ?:1)
 Decent: 5 votes (sub:2, ?:1, Eng:1, raw:1)
 So-so: 5 votes (Eng:3, dub:1, ?:1)
 Not really good: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Weak: -
 Bad: 1 vote (dub:1)
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Seen in part or in whole by 104 users, rank: #722 (of 4315)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.973 (Good), std. dev.: 1.652, rank: #2865 (of 4330)
Weighted mean: 6.849 (Good), rank: #2864 (of 4330) (seen all: 7.36 / seen some: 6.94 / won't finish: 5.00)
Bayesian estimate: 6.943 (Good), rank: #2066 (of 2717)
Number of tankoubon: 13
Number of pages: 190
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Graphic novel
    Never Give Up (GN 8) 2008-07-07 (from $4.99)
    Never Give Up (GN 1) 2006-03-07 (from $4.99)
    Never Give Up (GN 2) 2006-07-11 (from $7.49)
    Never Give Up (GN 3) 2006-11-07 (from $4.99)
    Never Give Up (GN 4) 2007-03-13 (from $7.49)
    Never Give Up (GN 5) 2007-07-10 (from $7.49)
    Never Give Up (GN 6) 2007-11-13 (from $7.49)
    Never Give Up (GN 7) 2008-03-04 (from $7.49)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story & Art: Hiromu Mutou
(none)
Japanese companies
Publisher: Hakusensha
English staff
English cast
Translation:
Alethea Nibley (vol. 3)
Mike Kiefl (vol. 4)

Adaptation:
Jess Stoncius (vol. 3)
Jodi Bryson
Associate Editor: Peter Ahlstrom
Copy Editing: Stephanie Duchin
Cover Design:
James Lee
Jorge Negrete (vol. 1)
Design And Layout: Michael Paolilli
Editing:
Julie Taylor
Katherine Schilling (vol. 3, 4)
Editor-in-Chief: Rob Tokar
Graphic Design:
Al-Insan Lashley
James Lee (vol. 4)
Production Artist:
Alyson Stetz (vol. 1)
Courtney Geter (vol. 4)
Jihye Hong
Publisher: Mike Kiley
Retouch & Lettering:
Alyson Stetz
Bowen Park (vol. 1)
Nancy Star (vol. 4)
(none)
English companies
Licensed by: TOKYOPOP
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