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Bokutachi Otokonoko  
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Description
From amber love pj scanlations:

It's about two best friends, Tamio and Takashi. The development of a friendship to something more as they grow up.

Living his life in rural Japan, Tamio is immediately intrigued by Takashi, the blond haired city boy who transfers into his elementary school. But Takashi is actually half Japanese, and despite his appearance he doesn't even know English and loves eating Japanese food even Tamio can't abide.

Tamio and Takashi become friends, and despite his perplexity with Takashi's foreign appearance, Tamio quickly develops a strong attachment to the other boy. Tamio earnestly hopes that he and Takashi can stay friends forever. But Takashi remains dissatisfied with life out in the boonies, insisting that someday he's going to leave all this behind.

Yet Tamio continues to hope and to do anything he can to ensure that Takashi will stay with him--or take him along--no matter where he goes in life, with an intense, endearing, wistful sincerity perhaps telling of sentiments more complicated than Tamio might think.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
ぼくたち男の子
Bokutachi Otoko no Ko
We Boys

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Latest Release(s)
v.6 c.24 (end) by Amber Love Pj Scanlations (1563d ago)
v.6 c.23 by Amber Love Pj Scanlations (1581d ago)
v.6 c.22 by Amber Love Pj Scanlations (1618d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (128 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.63 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 6th 2012, 8:28am PST


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Year
1993

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Serialized In (magazine)
Asuka (Kadokawa Shoten)

Licensed (in English)
No

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On 200 reading lists
On 198 wish lists
On 271 completed lists
On 17 unfinished lists
On 138 custom lists

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Funny and cute   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by LouEngine
November 8th, 2013, 3:30pm
A light read, it's very funny and things are rarely serious. Tamio's personality is realistic, supporting characters are interesting. However, I can't really understand takashi.
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In the end, he only kisses tamio because he wants to keep him close, doesn't want to lose his best friend? I fail to see his love :( their friendship is beautiful but their love is very weak, it's like someone can steal takashi away from tamio anytime :(
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interesting ride with a satisfying finish   
Rating: 8.6 / 10.0
by whitespade
August 25th, 2012, 11:54pm
this is pretty long for anyone that is accustomed with the very short and quick romance in most yaoi and shounen ai, and have even less romance than an action manga. most of the manga deals with their friendship and weird life (mostly takashi's), though the love link is already established early on by tomio. so this manga maybe unsuitable for people just wanting romance, but for everyone else that think romance is good just as a side dish or and ending, this will be a good read. i like it because their love don't just come out of nowhere.

the supporting characters can be a bit too weird (like a very young grandma or a very sexy elementary girl) but just taking them as a humurous addition will make the reading much smoother. the art is very clean with no uneccassary tones and backgrounds, one may even feel too sparse, but to me it make their relationships and adventure stand out much more.

a good read.
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Meh   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by akari_mizunashi
October 24th, 2011, 3:22pm
I had high hopes for this manga at first. The characters are cute and the story is cute and everything is dandy. Sure, there are some jokes that grate, but not enough to make me sick, generally. But then Tamio's personality starts to change. Instead of growing as a character, he gets more and more static, and his bad qualities get worse and worse. By the fourth volume he's an incredibly selfish, self-serving, obsessed brat. And it's really too bad, because before that point he's fairly likeable.
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sweet   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Kaori9
July 14th, 2010, 3:14pm
I don´t recall a real plot, but it was a nice read. The boys were nice and art was... acceptable. But there really nothing happened and I think it would be greater with some drama or action (not talking about such scenes). There was just something missing.

But it was refreshing and I enjoyed it a lot :-)
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konami sensei has her own style and it grows on you   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by happyliez
June 6th, 2010, 5:54am
I read the first 10 chapters and then dropped it for a year because I couldn't get over the unrealistic gaggy randomness when all I wanted a shounen ai story (sort of a less severe version of vkoi's reaction).

But...then the art drew me in again because it's very simple and clean but elegant and beautiful at the same time...

After reading it for a second time just now, I've come to really love it. It doesn't get any more absurd than the first few chapters (and I'm rather fond of all the tomfoolery now), and konami sensei knows how to deliver both humor and romance (which you see more of eventually smile ).

A tip for how to read: It's shounen ai, but don't get pissed off when other plot elements or characters (like Takashi's unnecessarily weird grandma) distract attention from the main relationship. Read light-heartedly, and let the little two chapter arcs set a nice pace and create a dreamy setting. You will still get *squeeeeeeee!!* moments, and if you're like me, later on you'll be happy with how the romance unfolds (pssst. ch. 20!!)

Finally, I think the scanlations are done very well. Thanks!

... Last updated on June 6th, 2010, 5:55am
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Pretty good!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by altilye
May 7th, 2010, 1:58pm
The first two volumes appear to be much like a gag, but then it does a 180 and becomes what one would expect from a mostly serious Shounen ai. It has a good, solid emotional plot, and some great humour. As for the two characters, their falling in love is gradual and quite sweet.

The series follows 3 periods in the boys' lives: elementary school-that's the 'gag' part-
and then jr.high and high school, which are the more serious parts (but still, definitely not lacking in humour.)
Overall, a very satisfying read :3

... Last updated on May 7th, 2010, 1:59pm
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Not to my taste   
Rating: N/A
by vkoi
June 25th, 2009, 10:05pm
I was expecting a cute, light story about boys growing up. Instead, this series kinda weirded me out. In fact, it weirded me out so much that I didn't make it past the third chapter. There's a scene where Takashi's mother kisses Tamio (an elementary school kid) on the mouth, in the bedroom and gets a little groping in too. Gross. But I kept reading... only to slog through a full chapter about a fourth grade sex pot with the body of a 20 year old complete with up skirt shots and crude sexual jokes.

Since it's about kids, I'd expect a little immaturity, but this series was seriously puerile. And kinda ecchi. The art's mediocre at best. I did not find any of the jokes funny.

I'm giving a six only because I did not finish. The first three chapters were bad enough that even if the rest of the series turned out to be a 10, I don't think I could bring myself to give the whole thing a higher score.
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an amusing shounen-ai manga   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by yasu_chan
July 18th, 2008, 10:15pm
By the first volume alone, it's already one of the best shounen-ai series I've read. The artwork, while not the best, is clear and simple. It's well-paced and has good characterization. It's also one of the funniest things I've read!

It's a shame that the scanlation group dropped this, it really is a wonderful manga.

... Last updated on July 19th, 2008, 12:20am
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wonderfull !   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kamishiro
January 8th, 2008, 7:39pm
It was very funny and very pleasant to read <33
Too bad the sub dropped , it is an amusing manga . The art is simple but i liked , the plot was very good too and the jokes were good too. I really loved this manga , hope some sub will pick him and finish .
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