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Shishunki Bitter Change  
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Description
The elementary schoolers Yuuta and Yui had their body swapped when Yuuta fell down from a tree. It's already been three years, and now they're in middle school. How will they co-operate in dealing with this as they grow up?

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
思春期 bitter change
思春期ビターチェンジ
Shisyunki Bitter Change

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Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.27-28 by World Three & Gospel (15d ago)
v.4 c.26 by World Three & Gospel (29d ago)
v.4 c.25v2 by World Three & Gospel (29d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (123 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.27 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 8th 2015, 2:18am PST


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Year
2012

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Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Polaris (Aplix IP Holdings)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #726 decreased(-17)
Monthly Pos #296 increased(+195)
3 Month Pos #484 increased(+359)
6 Month Pos #536 increased(+85)

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On 837 reading lists
On 217 wish lists
On 8 unfinished lists
On 117 custom lists

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Depressing   
Rating: N/A
by ChildofSecrets
June 19th, 2015, 4:22pm
I never read body-swap manga because they're usually too ridiculous to take seriously. But as other people have mentioned, it has a much more serious tone. It doesn't draw from the most embarrassing situations to give you a laugh, but more to show humility and courage to be someone you are uncomfortable being.

I didn't think I'd read all of it (or up to the current release) so something definitely was working - yet at the same time I'm incredibly dissatisfied. The characters don't belong in the bodies they are now, especially Yui (the girl) but try so hard to bare with it. I'm getting increasingly worried they will never return to normal. At this point they've almost spent half their lives in someone else's body. Will they eventually get used to it? Maybe, but what's the point of so much unnecessary pain? They become aware of what it's like to be a different gender in society and perhaps more who they are internally - but not having a physical body to match said identity is devastating. All I can think of is the pain of wishing you could be somebody you no longer are. It's like being transgender but worse because you got a decades worth of being who you wanted to be and growing accustomed to your own skin - only to have it ripped away from you forever.

Overall, it's both easy and difficult to apply these situations to real life. Body swaps would never happen, but being uncomfortable in your own body can. I do appreciate that there isn't an easy fix to this predicament - in that sense it is realistic. But as I reiterate, I'm not sure what the point of all this heartbreaking pain is for because growth has a limit if you're always trapped in a cage. I just want the main characters to be who they want to be!

... Last updated on June 19th, 2015, 4:27pm
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Give it a try   
Rating: N/A
by lfb
April 20th, 2015, 1:50am
Even though I had read the positive reviews beforehand, I went in with low expectations because of the romance tag. I had thought romance was going to be emphasized a lot between the two main characters (like all other series), but surprisingly, as of chapter 25, their relationship is hardly romantic. The emphasis lies more on their relationships with all sorts of characters and how they're adapting to the change. The story is a lot more realistic and unpredictable than expected. I found spoilers on the ending of the webmanga and if the manga follows it, then the ending will definitely be one I didn't expect.

While reading, I couldn't help but feel Hourou Musuko and Bokura no Hentai vibes. Both series I enjoyed quite a bit.
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Really fun   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Verix
December 28th, 2014, 6:31am
I've read several gender bender manga before, and this is definitely one of the best I've read. The characters are really well developed and likeable, their interactions believable, which isn't an easy feat considering we've a boy in a girl's body and a girl in a boy's body.

Up to Ch. 21 so far and it's been a very fun ride. Totally recommended!!

... Last updated on December 28th, 2014, 6:32am
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Worth to read   
Rating: N/A
by rafaluvika
December 4th, 2014, 10:53am
it is a really really good story but i'm a little concern right now because they are already at high school and they still stuck at another body, well that's the challenge and make the interest of this manga but again, this is gonna be hard especially for the girl because she is the type of overthinking
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Has Potential   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sculamio
January 18th, 2014, 10:13pm
Starts out with a typical gimmick: boy and girl switch bodies and are forced to live each other's lives as a result. The twist is that this happened in elementary school, and they still haven't been able to change back in high school.

So far, the characters have been developing pretty well. Instead of going the typical comedic and heavily cliched route (i.e. omg, let me check out my new genitals! -_-), this manga seems to be going in a more serious direction. The boy and girl come from very different backgrounds, and it's interesting how they discover and react to the differences in their family lives and in the process, grow to understand each other better.

Anyways, I'm giving it a 9 for now to encourage more interest in this manga.

... Last updated on January 18th, 2014, 10:15pm
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