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Prunus Girl  
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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!


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Associated Names
Девушка под Сакурой
Planus Girl
Puranasu Girl

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c.Epilogue by Maigo (922d ago)
c.42 by Maigo (955d ago)
c.41 by Maigo (1010d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (555 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.11 / 10.0
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August 2nd 2015, 4:31pm PST



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Gangan Joker (Square Enix)

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Weekly Pos #728 increased(+214)
Monthly Pos #1174 increased(+51)
3 Month Pos #1317 increased(+122)
6 Month Pos #1283 decreased(-67)

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Main char, boy or girl? 692 days, 12 hours, 4 minutes ago
thoughts on the ending? *spoilers* 715 days, 19 hours, 5 minutes ago
Current Status(Complete?) 946 days, 22 hours, 2 minutes ago
Chapter 34 1275 days, 19 hours, 59 minutes ago
Maki knows what gender Aikawa is! (spoiler) 1870 days, 15 hours, 0 minutes ago

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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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yes and no   
Rating: N/A
by sanzeninnagi
June 26th, 2011, 4:24am
Honestly, I don't like something like "gender bending", or "same sex relationship".
But I have to say..
This is really interesting manga..
Though it's a shame that Aikawa is a boy..
She is really cute...
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Inexplicably good   
Rating: N/A
by sleekie
August 6th, 2010, 8:50am
I normally don't care about this genre, but there's something so easygoing and charismatic about this particular manga that makes me really like it. I can't even put my finger on what, exactly.

It very much helps that both the leads are likeable, but that doesn't really cover it. Short version: better than the sum of its parts by a wide margin.
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Best Gender Bender There Is   
Rating: N/A
by FacistHalfNerd
November 27th, 2009, 9:54am
Well, this is the only gender-bender that kept me through the whole series (not that it was very long, but...) It started off well, with an interesting introduction. The next few chapters were also refreshing to read and the laughs produced were unique. Not very often do you see something so outright wrong yet entertaining at the same time.

The art work is also great for this manga. Not too comic and Doraemon-ish yet was informal enough to pull off the gags.

A series with potential, I give you that. For people who likes awkward jokes and humour.

... Last updated on December 16th, 2009, 1:47am
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Amazing, smart, sensitive, really recommended   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by envywine
October 19th, 2009, 3:24am
This isn't yaoi, and this isn't shounen-ai. This manga is amazing for being one of the rare, special manga that portrays the complexities of gender and sexual identity in real life in an approachable, charming, way that really draws you in. Prunus Girl challenges you with a main character--the love interest--who's not outright transgender, but refuses to cram himself into either of the "boy" or "girl" boxes. He's both and neither, and I think this will make people more uncomfortable than this being "yaoi"--which it's not. This is a shounen romance through and through, where the relationship just happens to not fit gender norms.

I love this sensitive portrayal and especially the main character Maki for being able to accept Aikawa and choose both the "cola" and the "peach" candy because that's just who Aikawa is. I really hope the mangaka doesn't make a horribly regrettable decision due to outside pressure, but the way the story has been going so far, I'm going to keep the faith. I'm really looking forward to reading a lot more!

For people who like this, try the manga IS, which is about intersexuality.

... Last updated on October 19th, 2009, 3:35am
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Rating: N/A
by tsunade666
September 28th, 2009, 9:33am
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Okay at first I thought the cover girl was so KAWAII! BUT! it feel apart..... his A GUY! and like a total disappointment but again I was disappointed at myself after reading it! its awesome not your ordinary gender bender. Its just shows that don't judge the manga because it turns out to be yaoi. But really if you don't know his a guy its kinda confusing specially his looks.
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Rating: N/A
by oraclegirl
September 28th, 2009, 7:36am
okay... so far it´s intresting but there´s one problem what gender is that boy/girl? I´m really confused because of that. I mean he/she claims to be a guy but why does that other guy act like he/she is a girlconfused plus if there´s any romantic wouldn´t it be yaoi?
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it´s oddly getting worst chapters in   
Rating: N/A
by Hell_Clues
September 12th, 2009, 3:03pm
the first 3 chapters were titilating but the next 3 were boring. Also people are too accepting to the point where there´s no difference whether the guy hooks up or not.

Also I don´t like the myth that the main characters tend to be loser guys but going to the other extreme of a superman seems out of place in the story. It just adds nothing and detracts from the story. It really adds nothing to the story. At worst it just makes the other boy´s attraction to him be less about that one moment they met alone, and more a vapid girl going after the best.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ninjadejedi
August 2nd, 2009, 1:27pm
Well; For me this one is better than No bras; since you in a myth dont know whether "this one" is male or female; and there is a lot of amusing situation make the main character wish that "this one" is really a girl. For those want to know i will say from my own experience; there is a mutant disease called Swyer syndrome like this; the person genotype is XY which is male however the expression is female due to the lacking of SRY on chromosome Y which will express to male. Therefor the person will has the body of female but since they dont secrete estrogen so they dont have breast or menstruate; also they wont able to have child. They must inject these lacking hormone to develop normally; but still they can't have child it pretty sad though
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Must Read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by wtothez
July 30th, 2009, 7:59pm
I admit, i didn't like it at first or bother reading it because it has gender bender in it. Usually I don't believe that gender bender are not my taster, but this manga prove otherwise. Wow just Wow. This manga is just wow. I can't stop laughing at every moment. I mean the main guy is just on the line of straight to gay because the he/she is just so cute. Must read why because you will see for yourself
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