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Description
From Serenus-Dreamers:
Asuka is a guy who has likings for girly things like shoujo manga, baking, and sewing. However, his mother forbids this and wants him to grow up manly. He starts learning kendo and karate and grows up to be the stoic guy his mother wants him to be.
But can he fight the urge of falling in love and revealing his true self?

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
Отомэн
オトメン
オトメン(乙男)
乙男
粉紅系男孩
ยอดชายใจแหวว
오토멘
Chàng Trai Hoàn Hảo
Maiden Man
Manlady
Otomen: Um Doce de garoto

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Latest Release(s)
c.15 by S2scans (1829d ago)
v.4 c.14 by I Eat Manga (2798d ago)
v.4 c.13 by I Eat Manga (2823d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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Forum
6 topics, 25 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (706 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.03 / 10.0
10
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9+
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8+
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Last Updated
September 17th 2016, 9:16am PST


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Year
2006

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Bessatsu Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (18 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #482 increased(+137)
Monthly Pos #779 increased(+154)
3 Month Pos #1013 decreased(-43)
6 Month Pos #1005 increased(+51)

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On 2652 reading lists
On 1219 wish lists
On 493 completed lists
On 256 unfinished lists
On 557 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Mystery Scanlation Group? 1574 days, 16 hours, 2 minutes ago
Otomen to End in November 1852 days, 5 hours, 24 minutes ago
How does he not realize his friend is writing manga about him? 2237 days, 21 hours, 7 minutes ago
Otomen - The unconventional "heroine" 2714 days, 7 hours, 10 minutes ago
Otomen & Soushoku danshi 2877 days, 15 hours, 44 minutes ago

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Really loved how it started out...   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by InLibrisLibertas
December 7th, 2011, 3:44pm
The first few volumes were amazing and the art was gorgeous, but lately it seems to be going kind of downhill. In the beginning, the plot seemed to be focused equally between Asuka's being an Otomen and his relationship with Ryo, but as of the last release (vol. 11 ch. 44....which aren't listed here for some reason), she has been largely absent and more of an afterthought than anything else.

Instead the manga is now mostly focused on the Asuka's struggle with his girly interests and his opposing mother and once in a while Ryo will come out to remind everyone she still exists. And for how often we're reminded of their "love," we rarely see it in action. They go out on a few awkward dates, but after 11 volumes there's only been one hug and nothing else, if I remember correctly. So I think the Romance tag might be a bit misleading. It's more like just shoujo/comedy with a sprinkling of heavy blushing and confessions, but minimal actual romance. And with no signs of the series ending, who knows how much longer we'll have to slog through to really get to any of it...if we ever do?

Add to that, the art has gotten noticeably sloppier, which is disappointing sad
The biggest difference is in profiles/noses, where before they were more defined and now it looks like she just swooped through in one shot. They all look too flat and pointy and the result is that the different characters are starting to look too similar.

I'll give it a 5 because it's still funny and pretty cute, but I hope it can bring itself back closer to where it began by the time the series ends.
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Everyone's an Otomen   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by whistlebird
September 4th, 2011, 7:47pm
Despite myself, I really enjoy reading this series. The art is my favorite part I think (beeeaaauuutiful), and it's always cracking me up too. I can't help but love the characters, though at some point you realize there are too many bishie otomens in this series to be even remotely realistic. Actually, it gets a little ridiculous. They're all otomens, in one way or another, whether it's make-up, flowers, shoujo manga, or stuffed animals--or all of the above and then some. But hey, this is shoujo manga, so what can I really say? It's just a fun, silly series where the handsome manly men all have tender hearts (Well, maybe not Tonomine lol) and a taste for the painfully cute. Also the romance between Asuka and the tomboy Ryo is frustratingly slow, but cute and innocent.
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not sure yet   
Rating: N/A
by pleochroic
February 10th, 2011, 1:17pm
i started reading this because i think japan, and especially shoujo, needs manga in which people break through gender barriers, and it sure can't hurt westerners either. this is a true gender bender; not as in body swapping or pretending to be a boy/girl, but as in stretching the meaning of gender beyond its standard perceptions. i am glad i didn't put it down after reading the first 2 volumes in scanlation, which is truly terrible; not just in minor areas, but important bits are translated with the wrong meaning, and it generally makes the manga seem like crap. if you can only read english, do yourselves a favour and get viz's version, which is actually quite good; viz has improved a lot. beyond the translation, the manga itself is uneven. the lead character is wonderful, the supporting cast is fun, the love interest is at least theoretically great (though i'd like to see more of her personality). the plot is ... there seems to be no plot, and i think there needs to be a bit more structure if the gender stuff is to be more than just a gimmick. it would be very disappointing if that's how it ends up being. the whole fiancee arc was just a stupid waste of time. IMO the live action adaption is considerably better at this point; it takes what's good from the manga, arranges it better, and leaves the truly bad parts out. ryou has more personality too. watch it; it's worth it.

there are absolutely no "shounen ai" undertones so far (v05), unless you want to see slashy undertones in everything that has pretty boys (me, i am all for it -- but don't mislead other readers); it's just a modified harem (modified because they're not all after the female lead).
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Cute   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by khmershinobi
February 5th, 2011, 10:17pm
This manga is adorable, character and plot-wise that is. The art is gorgeous and distinctive. No real plot as of yet, but if you love shoujo like I do, then it's worth the read. My only complaint, however, is that the love interest, Ryo, has close to nothing resembling a personality whatsoever. I mean, she's cute and all, but I find a few of her reactions very boring, compared to the rest. Other than that, this being a shoujo manga doesn't need to be taken too seriously, just read for fun biggrin
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adorable manga, but...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by manga-lover1988
June 6th, 2010, 1:43am
such a refreshing manga to read the art is well drawn but the live action is much captivating. main guy heroine is good-looking and well, the girl is pretty cute she look a little bit of Toda Erika which i kind of like for some reason. though its a slow scanlate progress its a good thing there's live action.. though i prefer the jdrama i had a go reading the manga... xx
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Started out good but turned sour   
Rating: N/A
by meganoloso
February 25th, 2010, 8:43pm
The story started out really nice but lately, the chapters have been a little random and no real story is going on. I am up to volume 4 by the way. I know it's slice of life but it's not something that I look forward to reading and finding out what will happen next. The art is a 10; absolutely perfect. I just wish the story would match. Oh well.

Art 10
Plot 5
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fallin'   
Rating: N/A
by mileen
July 29th, 2009, 2:48am
OMG. I can't believed it.
Is this manga for specially me? DX
It just soooooo cute. I just love this Asuka-chan. I can't help it imagining him to be my future lover because, i don't know cooking or girly stuff but know karate xD

Omg, very much worthy this shoujo manga for all shojo lover girl! ^_^
you eventually develop love to this manga character because : -
1. there's Asuka ~ chan! xD
2. very cute drawing and character >.<
3. Not any other shoujo manga, the main cast lead is a guy who is like a girl~
4. ... because it's tooo cute~
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kawaii desu ne~ ^_^   
Rating: N/A
by squee4yaoi
April 8th, 2009, 9:32pm
i simply loved this manga!! Asuka is so freakin' adorable!! I really want to pinch his cheeks biggrin I loved the fact that it was a girly shoujo manga and the lead was a male. Kanno Aya-sensei pulled it off pretty to me. Great manga!! i need to buy vol. 6 and 7 desprately!
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cute shoujo   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by chaumein
April 6th, 2009, 9:50am
How many times must he confess before she gets it? Well I guess I don't mind, love watching the mangaka friend with Ryou-kun and Asuka-chan hahaha. I'm definitely going out and buying the licensed version!

... Last updated on April 28th, 2009, 7:54pm
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cute but weird? ..at the same time?   
Rating: N/A
by elalendi
March 2nd, 2009, 2:58pm
What I love: how the mangaka throws away the cliches by making the protagonist a guy, make that a girly guy who ends up loving a tomboy-ish girl. He looks manly and does many manly acts but he blushes, cooks, and sews stuff in an extremely cute way. And that's... cute, but weird. I keep expecting him to take off his wig and announce that he's a girl.

What I don't like: the slight shounen-ai touches in this. This Asuka person has so many potential lovers!!! And 90% of them are guys. That's right: he's a guy magnet just as much as he's a chick magnet. it's weird. But also hilarious.
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