Hanazakari no Kimitachi

I seem to read a lot of manga where the guy likes sports and is based in a high school. But then again, the majority of anime and manga are. Anyway. the guy in Hanazakari no Kimitachi (or Hana Kimi), Izumi Sano, a Japanese high school student is a pro at high jump, and main character Mizuki, who lives in America, is a fan of his after seeing him on TV. She decides to enrol at the same high school he is in, only to find out that it is a boys only school. Keeping this a secret from her family, she cuts her hair etc to disguise herself as a boy. But things turn for better and worse when Sano is Mizuki's roommate, which now means she must keep her secret in her own room and not just in the locker rooms and classrooms. Not only that, when she asks him about high jumping, it turns out Sano has retired from it.

There's a nice mix of characters featuring in the story, which itself is original too (unless there are manga with similar plots out there which I'm not aware of). Each [significant] character comes with a backstory and character development as they become friends with Mizuki, so expect a lot of high school drama, close shaves for Mizuki, lots of comedy and of course, romance.

Not only that, there is a live-action drama of Hana Kimi. Well, two versions: Korean and Japanese. I haven't seen any yet, but according to some comments I've read, the Japanese version is better, so I may watch it and review it some time soon. And it turns out there are two versions of the Japanese drama too: Hana Kimi and Hana Kimi remake. I'll watch the original.

If you want to know whether or not you should read this, I say definitely. If you're unsure, in the comments section for the page on Mangahere, someone asked if it's worth it and people are telling them yes. So why not guys?

A girl disguises herself as a boy so she can attend the same school as her idol
Anything else: That ice skating scene is funny