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Just before entering the university, Yanagiba Masahiko's father died in a car accident. His mother died when he was four, which makes him now really an orphan. But even before the death of his father, he didn't have a family life, as his father was always busy or abroad.

When his mother's younger brother and his wife decide to invite him to live with their family, his life takes a turn. But it is not going to be the normal family life he is imagining for himself. What is the "terrible" secret that led his parents to break the bonds with his aunt and uncle? What could be the true nature of his cousin, Shion? And last but not least, will this "terrible" secret eventually get Yanagiba, too?


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F. Compo อลวนรักสลับขั้ว
Family Compo
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Latest Release(s)
v.13 c.90 by Segobi (757d ago)
v.13 c.89 by Segobi (757d ago)
v.13 c.88 by Nojay (860d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes 1997 (Complete)
11 Volumes 2011 (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (298 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.69 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 31st 2015, 5:41am PST



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Manga Allman (Shueisha)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #825 increased(+103)
Monthly Pos #1559 increased(+112)
3 Month Pos #1918 increased(+139)
6 Month Pos #2137 decreased(-164)

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On 278 completed lists
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Disappointing T_T 1882 days, 18 hours, 55 minutes ago
Okay, I'm confused - what is the father and what is the mother? 1912 days, 9 hours, 20 minutes ago

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Great premise then...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by DarrisonSaber
January 28th, 2013, 4:29pm
Love the story, love the main characters but hate the ending. Read only if you want a good gender bender slice of life manga with good comedic elements. Otherwise stay out cause this series resolves nothing, nothing at all. Be in for a disappointment if you are here for everything but comedy.
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Be a bit more open minded....   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by ubernoob
December 21st, 2006, 2:56am
Overall I think its got a solid story, although the emotion can be a bit overdone at times. Read it if you'd like a well-drawn and comedic example of the gender bender genre.
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Great series   
Rating: N/A
by Haiyato
December 23rd, 2009, 4:23pm
Overall, this book has everything from being blackmailed to cross dress, to dealing with a Yakuza boss that is chasing the main character, to the main character trying to figure his cousin out. I personally have enjoyed this series so far. It is very funny at times and it can be very moving at times since it deals with a sensitive subject through out the story. In all honesty if you reservations on GBLT type backdrops for the story, you may not enjoy. If you read with a open mind living all biases behind, it is an amazing and fun story.
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Points to consider   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Mierten
October 11th, 2008, 3:34pm
What makes a person a man? a woman?
What creates and sustains a family?
Not that this manga answers these questions but makes you think about what answers there possibly are.
Humor is good too.
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Started good, but lack of a good end   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Mochileiro
April 14th, 2015, 2:20pm
This manga I started reading long ago, but just finished recently. As I read I liked and wanted to continue reading, but as I went on I felt the manga continue to be stretched and losing it's appeal. It all culminated on a rushed ending with an open end without resolving much. In the end It is hard to recommend to someone looking for a good manga, but if you are without any good options this is not an horrendous manga, just unfulfilling.
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Nice read   
Rating: N/A
by panoz
March 3rd, 2009, 1:14pm
I caught myself rofling many times while reading the scanlated chapters !! It is quite enjoyable!

As far as the mangaka's "fashion sense" is concerned, well if you took your time to check the publication date, you'd see it's the late 90's.. For those who remember, that's how they were dressing themselves that time around..
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!!! false name of autor   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
April 14th, 2005, 4:42am
it'(s Tsukasa Hojo and not houjou
plz be carefullllllllll

Update by admin Fixed... sorry about that.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by canucks
June 15th, 2007, 1:18pm
A nice surprise overall. Plenty of comedy with solid dramatic backdrop. Although the theme of this manga is rather... controversial. Expect a love-or-hate relationship with this title.
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waste of time   
Rating: N/A
by kv5810
March 17th, 2010, 12:12pm
I'm quite disappointed with the whole series. I've read the 14 vols in French version and had to skip the last volume. The only good part is that the series deals with the issues of gender bender quite well. However, the romance part is quite dissapointing. Also the main character is quite immature and the romance between the two main characters doesn't develop at all in the whole series. If you're looking for romance, don't bother about it.
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Interesting manga!   
Rating: N/A
by 1201987
August 2nd, 2014, 6:41pm
Gender bending is my favorite genre. In fact, this manga got every of that genre. I never really care about gender that much. The reality is that there is no real definition of how a man or woman should dress or act like. The general stereotypes is what our society deemed as "normal". Anything beyond the "normal" boundaries will obviously considered strange. However, because of that "normal", human are restricted to who they really want to be. We only have a life, it's a huge waste to live for other but not for ourselves.
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