Mishounen Produce (未少年プロデュース Mishōnen Produce?) is a manga series created by Ichinose Kaoru. The manga was published by Hakusensha and serialized in LaLa magazine on Novemeber 22, 2008.


It's the start of high school, and bookworm Kako decides to "produce" her country bumpkin childhood friend, Kousei, so that he can become a good-looking and popular school idol. She models him after Lawrence, a character in a manga she likes, but as Kousei's transformation becomes a huge success and he extends his new character beyond what she asks for, what will Kako do? Will she find herself left behind in the wake of his newly found popularity?


Kako Kahara
A childhood friend of Kousei, she has never left his side and he, never leaving hers. Before entering high school, Kousei is teased over his demeanor and looks. Not wanting this for her close friend, Kaako changes Kousei to resemble Lawrence-Sama from a manga. Although, she didn't realize what the change would do to the both of them when they finally entered high school.
Kousei Yagami
Coming from a rural village, Kousei is a true commoner. Finding salamanders, and frogs in the muddy ponds of their home town. He doesn't care about the opinions of others, the only one he cares about it Kaako, his childhood friend. As long as she's happy, that's all that matters...
Minase Roy
Transfers into Kaako's class in chapter 2. With blonde hair and blue eyes is of Austrian and Japanese parentage. Proficient in both Japanese and German, but only has average grades in English. Enjoys talking to people while drinking black tea. Due to his looks, and elegant and charming manner, Kaako initially mistakes him to be like the knight 'Lawence-sama', from her beloved 'Lawence and Rose' manga series. Hoping to make him her first friend since starting high school causes Kousei to become jealous.
Masaki Tomoe
A top actor, proud of being #1 in the world of show-business. Also, senpai of Kaako and Kousei at Horiokoshi Academy.

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