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Prunus Girl  
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Description
Maki-kun goes to look at the results of his high-school entrance exam results and meets a beautiful girl. Could this be a fated encounter? He's thrilled to find out that the same girl, Aikawa Kizuna, not only ends up going to his school, but is in his class. However, he's not so thrilled when he finds out that Aikawa isn't a girl! Not a girl, and not really a guy, kind of both -- and Maki finds himself getting along with popular Aikawa, getting pulled in to his pace!

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
Девушка под Сакурой
プラナス・ガール
樱桃少女
櫻花樹下的小惡魔
Planus Girl
Puranasu Girl

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Latest Release(s)
c.Epilogue by Maigo (560d ago)
c.42 by Maigo (593d ago)
c.41 by Maigo (648d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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Forum
7 topics, 89 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (519 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.12 / 10.0
10
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Last Updated
March 30th 2014, 11:47pm PST

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Year
2009

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Serialized In (magazine)
Gangan Joker (Square Enix)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #359 increased(+107)
Monthly Pos #790 decreased(-560)
3 Month Pos #316 increased(+230)
6 Month Pos #733 increased(+458)

List Stats
On 1940 reading lists
On 712 wish lists
On 883 completed lists
On 68 unfinished lists
On 267 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Main char, boy or girl? 330 days, 14 hours, 45 minutes ago
thoughts on the ending? *spoilers* 353 days, 21 hours, 45 minutes ago
Current Status(Complete?) 585 days, 0 hours, 43 minutes ago
Chapter 34 913 days, 22 hours, 40 minutes ago
Maki knows what gender Aikawa is! (spoiler) 1508 days, 17 hours, 41 minutes ago

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Read it, you'll like it   
Rating: N/A
by umichuu
November 2nd, 2014, 5:19pm
It's a feel good manga focusing on relationships society deems "inappropriate". I enjoyed it from beginning to end and hope for more, somehow. Like maybe an anime? Anyways, it's a solid romance if you're looking for something very sweet.
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For a trap manga, it was a fun ride   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by khanaami
August 29th, 2014, 6:31pm
This series is nothing serious or thoughtful, but nevertheless it is entertaining. Some might be peeved at Aikawa's gender being discrete and rather subjective, but it should be expected. After all, the series is about a so called 'trap', and although I hate this term, it plays well on the fact that Aikawa is cute and the object of affection, even if he is a boy who looks 100% like a girl. Don't worry though, you never see him as a guy, it is only implied.

... Last updated on August 29th, 2014, 6:32pm
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Fizzled   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by dustdog
May 6th, 2014, 7:06am
It started off great, but turned into 5 volumes of more of the same, with resolutions in the final. Apparently the mangaka thinks the readers are goldfish, the reader is constantly reminded of "but he's a guy," and in the end it started to feel less like a genuine story with some funny stuff, and more like a story that tried to make these situations humourous, and feels insensitive.
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Offensive   
Rating: N/A
by Aijin-of-Iwa
September 10th, 2013, 11:45am
As a genderqueer, I found this very disturbing. There were comments in there that offended me and it seems like the whole manga revolved around her being a girl or a boy. Nearly every five pages Aikawa-san has to say "do you think I'm male or female?", and the next four revolve around what Maki-kun thinks she might be. Plus I got bored and had to leave it.
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Underwhelmed   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by MightyMaeve
July 28th, 2013, 4:06pm
This series started off wonderfully! I thought, "Finally! A transgender romance I can really get behind." Maki had the hints of an open-minded heterosexual who loved Aikawa because of who Aikawa was, regardless of gender. Aikawa had the hints of a confident, comfortable MTF character. And the side characters were all interesting, if a bit utopian-style understanding about the gender issue. And the art! Excellent!

Alas, I found myself growing bored as the story diverted into other characters' relationships, and, as another commenter succinctly wrote, it transformed into "nothing but silly random events and some slight character development- then out of nowhere the last 3 or 4 chapters really focus on the relationship."

Hugely dissatisfying.

... Last updated on July 28th, 2013, 4:07pm
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just make yourself belive that he's a she. .   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by shmigelpuf
April 13th, 2013, 11:20pm
Hm. . the story itself is actually good. . though in my opinion, even if they didn't include the gender bender tag the manga itself would still be a good read. personally i hate shounen ai cause i'm a guy and i hate any media that is about same gender romance. . i was able to finish this manga cause there was a hope that he was actually a she and that's what kept me reading. . I also commend the author for what he did cause if aikawa's gender was made clear from the get go then i would have stopped reading from early on. . it's not like i hated the fact that i was tricked into reading it i was actually motivated, and the story kinda cute though. .If you don't like shounen ai like i do, then just read it with a mind set that they made a typo of forgetting to put an S in HE regarding aikawa's gender haha! =P
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Making the uncomfortable seem comfortable   
Rating: N/A
by FormX
November 19th, 2012, 4:03pm
Let me lay it straight to you: it's like reading the typical incest where the sister is very attractive.

That's all.

There's not much else to say; it being comedic, unique, open, tearing the barrier between genders blahblahblahblahblah and the like you can find in other comments.
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Enlightening concept   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by ChildofSecrets
September 10th, 2012, 2:37pm
This is a great manga. It's a bit of a stretch for me because I typically never read transgendery/same sex coupled focused stories (as they're usually a bit intense...), but this one's so fun and lighthearted that I can't help but enjoy it, if not more than others. It holds a very unique concept while still maintaining such a natural/easy-to-read vibe.

For a while I was really confused about the main character Aikawa. He act's so much like a girl and seems to think pretty much the same as one, but openly accepts the fact he is and only will be a boy. You'd think this is just a simple story about a guy who'd want to be a girl himself, but he never has those intentions at all. It's strange, but refreshing. This character is featured as someone who just wants to be exactly who he is. There's no use putting on labels to match what he's like the most. And it's so surprising to see someone who has such a strong sense of identity while having some of the most complicated traits.

Romance in this is also pretty light and sweet. It feels... very genuine. You can't help but think about the rift in their genders/sexuality (at first it mildly bothered me), but it really all comes down to how well they resonate with each other above all else. Can't deny that they're meant to be :>

There are a lot of ambiguous feelings and themes which makes it a story difficult to completely comprehend. But even so, it's an enjoyable read that makes you truly want to come to an understanding. I would recommend this to someone who's open minded and looking for something a little out of the ordinary.

... Last updated on September 10th, 2012, 8:08pm
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Good   
Rating: N/A
by Narufan1st
July 22nd, 2012, 10:03pm
Ŵell I currently like it but I want to wait for the end before I rate it cause I don't want it to turn out like no bra did.for all you people it might not be Shounen ai but it's has a Shounen ai ext.
Me being a yaoifangirl but ialso read straight and shoujo ai I should know that
Aikawa is super cute so I'm following this series.
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Light-hearted with dramatic undertones   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by penguin71
November 27th, 2011, 7:00pm
Before you click away after seeing "gender bender" as a tag, let me say that this is NOT YAOI and NOT SHOUNEN-AI. It is simply a story of a guy who fights his instincts over the kawaii that is supposedly another guy.

The comedy is spot-on, but of course they all rely on the premise that Aikawa (the ambiguously gendered deuteragonist) is a guy. However, it is never confirmed. Hence, Maki (our hero) is stuck being teased over and over again by Aikawa and being harassed and envied by all the males in the school. This inevitably leads to both jaw-droppingly fantastic and belly-achingly hilarious situations. An odd couple they are (a couple meaning simply two people together of course), but they chemistry as a comedy duo cannot be underestimated.

However, under the gag comedy is a layer of questioning that isn't really dealt with in typical shounen mange. Is Aikawa actually a guy? Does it really matter? Should it really matter? Being a shounen, it simply scratches the surface of the delicate topic of sexual orientation, but it scratches it well. I am a straight male and have personally never been interested in or read yaoi or shounen-ai, yet I found their drama strangely touching, probably due to the fact that their relationship can never quite approach the romantic stage. It's quite interesting to see two people interested in each other but refusing to look at each other romantically yet still maintaining a casual friendly relationship. Translation: no rage-worthy angst here.

I've read many gender benders before in my journey across the land of shounen, but I can confidently say that there is no other manga like this. If you like shounen, particularly romcom shounens, you WILL enjoy this. Read it for the comedy or read it for the peculiarities, you will not regret it.

... Last updated on January 27th, 2012, 6:34pm
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