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Can't Win With You!
CantWinWithYou vol1 Cover.jpg
Cover of Can't Win With You! volume 1 as published by Houbunsha
(Kimi ni wa Katenai!)
Genre Yaoi
Author Satosumi Takaguchi
Illustrator Yukine Honami
Publisher Japan Houbunsha
English publisher United States Canada Digital Manga Publishing
Demographic Josei
Original run April 2003April 28, 2004
Volumes 3
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Can't Win With You! (きみには勝てない! Kimi ni wa Katenai! ?, aka. "High School Nights") is a Japanese manga written by Satosumi Takaguchi and illustrated by Yukine Honami. It is licensed in North America by Digital Manga Publishing,[1] which released the manga's three bound volumes through its imprint, Juné, between August 15, 2007 and March 11, 2008.[2][3] The manga is licensed in Germany as High School Nights by Tokyopop Germany.[4] Houbunsha releases the manga three tankōbon volumes between April 2003 and April 28, 2004.[5][6]

Reception's Patricia Beard comments on the minimalism of Honami's artwork, saying that the artist uses "only enough background art to place a scene and her panels flow well".[7] ActiveAnime's Holly Ellingwood commends the manga for its "surprising depth, diverse characters, involving storylines, and an irresistible art style".[8] Coolstreak Comics's Leroy Douresseaux comments that the manga is "more or less a comic romp with bickering boys, and the love is less lust than it is lovey-dovey" despite its yaoi genre.[9] Mania's Patricia Beard finds the relationship between Miki and Houjou to be the best developed and most emotionally satisfying, and noted that the potentially offensive "aggressive sexual dynamics" of the school are toned down in the second volume.[10]


  1. ^ "New Digital Manga and 801 Media Yaoi Licenses". Anime News Network. 2006-10-23. Retrieved 2009-06-20.  
  2. ^ "Can't Win With You Vol. 1". Digital Manga Publishing. Retrieved 2009-06-20.  
  3. ^ "Can't Win With You Vol. 3". Digital Manga Publishing. Retrieved 2009-06-20.  
  4. ^ "High School Nights, Band 1" (in German). Tokyopop Germany. Retrieved 2009-06-20.  
  5. ^ "きみには勝てない! 1 (花音コミックス)" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-06-21.  
  6. ^ "きみには勝てない! 3 (花音コミックス)" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-06-21.  
  7. ^ Beard, Patricia (August 07, 2007). "Can't Win With You Vol. #01". Retrieved 2009-06-21.  
  8. ^ Ellingwood, Holly (August 02, 2007). "Can’T Win With You! Vol. 1 (Advance Review)". ActiveAnime. Retrieved 2009-06-21.  
  9. ^ Douresseaux, Leroy (May 16, 2008). "Can't Win with You!: Volume 2". Coolstreak Comics. Retrieved 2009-06-21.  
  10. ^ Beard, Patricia (January 15, 2008). "Can't Win With You Vol. #02". Retrieved 2009-06-21.  

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