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Ai o Utau Yori Ore ni Oborero!  
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Akira Shiraishi, a young high-school boy with feminine features, joins Blaue Rosen, the all-girl band that Mizuki Sakurazaka, an androgynous girl of the same age, performs lead electric guitar in.

Their high-school life is anything but typical: Mizuki is the "prince" of her all-girl school while Akira is the "princess" of the neighboring all-boy school. A series of comical events brings them closer together, even as the prejudice of the people around them tries to hold them back.


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Вместо того чтобы петь песни,
лучше посвяти себя мне!
사랑노래 말고 내게 빠져봐!
Ai wo Utau Yori Ore ni Oborero
Ai wo Utau Yori Ore ni Oborero!
Blaue Rosen
I'd Rather You Drown in Me, Than Sing of Love

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v.5 c.24 by Shoujo Manga Maniac (1944d ago)
v.4 c.22-23 by Shoujo Manga Maniac (1944d ago)
v.4 c.21 by Shoujo Manga Maniac (2120d ago)
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5 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 7.3 / 10.0 (591 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.28 / 10.0
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Original Publisher
Kadokawa Shoten (2010, 3 Volumes)
Shogakukan (2006, 5 Volumes)

Serialized In (magazine)
Sho-Comi (Shogakukan)

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English Publisher
Viz (3 Volumes - Complete)

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Wanted to like this one..   
Rating: 1.5 / 10.0
by tipz
February 4th, 2015, 12:18am
It started off pretty interesting.. But after awhile I lost my interest in reading it.. I always find that if I'm starting to do a quick read on the storyline.. It hasn't sucked me in at all.. I also found the gender bender part to be a bit too over the top.. The beauty in the way she draws is one of my favourites though.

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a girl that looks like a sexy *man* is in a rock band in an all girls school. She is upset that one of her best friends and lead vocalist is leaving the band... On their search for another singer a young girl looking guy comes along and steels the show.. He also dresses like a girl to be in the band as well as wants to date HER!.. The quickly get romantic and after that it's just a bung of chapters of him and her getting volleyed by "guys". And one girl. He is a strong little guy that comes from a family of fighters though so he gets out of sticky situations easily.. She was always fine dressing like a guy before bit she quickly starts getting irritated that he is not seen as a man or that she looks like a man.. It's weird because their lovey dovey parts looks do weird.. It looks like a twelve yr old taking advantage okie dokes his teacher?! In the end the get into a huge fight over her not saying she loves him.. Me admits to the girls school that he is a guy not a girl. And they make up and vow they love eachother.. He does try to sleep with her the whole time and she is shown naked.. But it's not really what I would call "smut".

... Last updated on February 4th, 2015, 12:18am
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Absurdly hilarious   
Rating: N/A
by ChildofSecrets
January 11th, 2014, 4:02am
One of the most ridiculous shoujos I've ever read. I think I've tried reading this a while ago but couldn't make it past the first chapter. There are so many things (obviously) wrong with this manga. The cliches are on steroids and the depiction of characters sickly twisted. YEt, why I am sitting here slapping my knees in laughter several chapters in? For the most part, it's because it's crossed a line of seriousness and no longer offends me.

But hey, there's the tip for you: while reading this, don't take anything seriously - both morally and realistically. Everything is so wrong, it becomes right.
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not good   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by mangafan321
January 6th, 2014, 9:13am
seriously, how can he think that the woman he loves would be okay with him having a bunch of guys kissing him all over his body? how can she take him back? disgusting. how can she even hold him or kiss him, knowing a bunch of smelly disgusting guys kissed? feel so sorry for her, that she settles for him... i would have loved this manga had she left him in the end...

... Last updated on January 6th, 2014, 9:15am
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Not my cup of tea   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by mimi639
September 22nd, 2013, 7:25pm
I have to say that it was different... the plot was kind of interesting and new to me cause i don't really read any mangas in which the characters are so mismatched or androgynous, cause i normally like if the male lead it's a little bit androgynous, but the girl (in my POV has to look like a girl u know?) cause it kind of confuses me... so.. this was new to me... not something i would have normally read... but it was different and i enjoyed it (even if sometimes the highs of the characters were wrong and Akira looked taller than Mizuki suddenly or the fact that even if he was really smaller than her he could carry her around like if she weighted nothing more than a feather or something?) welll as u can see i didn't get that.. but... who is counting? right?
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Rating: N/A
by k.bell11
August 3rd, 2012, 9:31pm
i didn't read the entire manga cause i really don't like shojo in general, but i skimmed the fist couple of volumes (i thought it would be shounen-ai after seeing the cover) and i liked how the gender conventions were flipped like akira getting the fanservice moments, and how he stands on tip toe to kiss her, but its wasn't completely over the top, (misaki still likes to dress up like a girl and akira does have issues with not feeling like a real boyfriend for misaki)
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Rating: N/A
by fictionalscience
January 23rd, 2012, 12:25am
At first I could not bear reading this manga, it's just too fricking ridiculous. The main girl really looks like a caricature of a shoujo manga bishounen, and the guy is over-the-top shoujo manga male romantic interest perverted prince. Plus the fact that they're in a band with a jillion fangirls just makes it so much cornier. But after not reading it for a very long time, I started again and was totally amused, exactly because of it's ridiculousness. It might get tiring eventually, but if you're not expecting anything serious, go read it.

... Last updated on January 23rd, 2012, 12:27am
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by cecixiao78
December 3rd, 2011, 1:50pm
I thought it was not bad but it was confusing for me to think that the girl is the man looking one and the guy is the girl looking one because, they sometimes don't act like it. They act like their complete opposite gender, I not a big fan of smut so I'm not that into it. The romance between the main characters is cute, similar to W Juliet but W Juliet is more of a gentle typical little kid romance.
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Super Fan   
Rating: N/A
by shneqqii
October 21st, 2011, 2:38pm
Well, I'm a really BIG fan of Mayu Shinjos works. I read every of them and loved them ♥ But this is the one I loved the most!! The art is (like always) fantastic and the storyline is just to sweet biggrin it's a very different story from Shinjo-san and it shows that she can also write good shoujo mangas which are not all about Sex, Sex and Sex, okay it's a bit smutty, but not like her other works (nothing like Love Celeb or Kaikan Phrase).
But that I liked the most was the main character, I mean, isn't Akira just.....wonderful ? I mean, he can be so sweet sometimes, like his love for Mizuki, just sweet ♥♥ But he can also be so cool (dark akira). Everytime I saw dark akira I was melting *____*
The only thing I didn't like is that mizuki is looking like a guy. i know, this is one of the main points of the manga, but does she have to look SO much like a boy ?
At the end is to say: The art is great, comedy is there (laughed sometimes biggrin biggrin), story is swe~eet, characters are all great (but there should had been some extra stories about the other band members) and's a MUST read for shoujo lovers ;D

P.S.: The story continues as Ai Ore!, but I don't really like Ai Ore!..... -.-
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I got bored.   
Rating: N/A
by lylasalwaysme
September 25th, 2011, 7:13pm
I didn't even realize this was a Shinjo Mayu when I read it. It had a different tone than her other stuff. However, I was so bored by the end of a couple volumes that I couldn't find it amusing. I wanted to choke Akira and the girl... bugged me for some reason. I think it was because she was so manly looking yet rather weak-willed like most Shinjo female leads. It seems to me that if a female lead is going to be weak and pathetic she ought to at least look like a girl. I generally have a weak spot (to some extent) for the gorgeous hyper-controlling males but Akira really really gets on my nerves.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Elu-hamu1
December 20th, 2010, 7:19pm
I loved this! IT was funny!!!!!!! great romantic tension! Good characters and development!!! ART TO DIE FOR! highly reccomeneded! this indeed one of the bes works of mayu shinjo as it is completely different from her previous works and has actually a strong female lead!!! GREAT CHANGE
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