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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 him being so and wants him to grow up manly. He starts learning kendo and karate and grows up to be stoic guy. But can he fight the urge of falling in love and hiding his real identity?

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
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 (Brazilian Portuguese)

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
c.15 by S2scans (802d ago)
v.4 c.14 by I Eat Manga (1772d ago)
v.4 c.13 by I Eat Manga (1797d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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Forum
6 topics, 25 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (643 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.13 / 10.0
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9+
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Last Updated
December 8th 2014, 1:30am PST

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Year
2006

Original Publisher

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

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Chuang Yi
JManga (Defunct)
Viz (18 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #605 increased(+69)
Monthly Pos #896 increased(+62)
3 Month Pos #939 decreased(-22)
6 Month Pos #947 decreased(-217)

List Stats
On 2701 reading lists
On 1142 wish lists
On 265 completed lists
On 231 unfinished lists
On 487 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Mystery Scanlation Group? 548 days, 2 hours, 21 minutes ago
Otomen to End in November 825 days, 15 hours, 43 minutes ago
How does he not realize his friend is writing manga about him? 1211 days, 7 hours, 26 minutes ago
Otomen - The unconventional "heroine" 1687 days, 17 hours, 29 minutes ago
Otomen & Soushoku danshi 1851 days, 2 hours, 2 minutes ago

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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!

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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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Cutie Rainbow   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by cliff
February 28th, 2009, 3:52pm
It's so funny how the guy tries to be "manly" despite of his love for cute stuff. It's kinda similar to Boku to Kanojo no XXX but this is so much fun in my opinion. It's light, kinda romantic at times, cool, cute... it's just like rainbow. I read another manga about brothers living together by the same mangaka and it discouraged me from reading otomen at first but I got hook when I read the first chapter. So, give it a try
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O.o;   
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by daisukekamiya
February 27th, 2009, 4:41pm
reading this reminds me of my dad....I love the main character how he acts manly infront of others while having such a girly heart, at some points I thought this was going to take a yaoi turn, but that only made it more fun to read!
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