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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

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Latest Release(s)
c.15 by S2scans (703d ago)
v.4 c.14 by I Eat Manga (1672d ago)
v.4 c.13 by I Eat Manga (1697d 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 (632 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.13 / 10.0
10
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9+
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8+
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7+
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1+
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Last Updated
July 21st 2014, 5:57am 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 #547 increased(+161)
Monthly Pos #790 decreased(-38)
3 Month Pos #570 increased(+37)
6 Month Pos #663 increased(+32)

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On 2710 reading lists
On 1141 wish lists
On 209 completed lists
On 225 unfinished lists
On 471 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Mystery Scanlation Group? 448 days, 14 hours, 47 minutes ago
Otomen to End in November 726 days, 4 hours, 10 minutes ago
How does he not realize his friend is writing manga about him? 1111 days, 19 hours, 53 minutes ago
Otomen - The unconventional "heroine" 1588 days, 5 hours, 56 minutes ago
Otomen & Soushoku danshi 1751 days, 14 hours, 29 minutes ago

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MUST READ!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by whindel_21
March 21st, 2007, 11:08am
WONDERFUL!!!
The story is so cute! I love the main character, asuka!
Adorable!

... Last updated on April 26th, 2007, 7:44am
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I don't get it.   
Rating: N/A
by ayanechan
January 17th, 2012, 7:25pm
When i first starting reading this manga i didn't see the appeal, i mean sure the guy is incredibly girly and the girl is incredibly manly its ACTUALLY pretty cliched. The execution at the start was pretty great even i have to admit, but there was always something missing, i was only reading because i was bored. Also then throw in the impossible situations and then the really quick love confession and this manga lost me. I'm not trying to throw you off this manga, its cute, the drawings are amazing, i love asuka but it just wasn't for me.
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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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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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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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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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No shoujo lover is too manly to read this!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by HoneyDippedLemons
August 23rd, 2014, 1:41pm
I can't remember when was the last time I had so much fun reading a shoujo manga! First I thought this is going to be just your typical shoujo, but with the roles reversed. And it kinda-sorta was, but to me Asuka and the other characters were just so refreshing that I had to fall in love with this.

I especially like the fact that there's no typical crybaby girl in this. I'm also glad that although Asuka is girly, he still feels like a boy, and Ryo is manly, but feels like a girl. This manga is actually about peoples' hobbies and interests and accepting people for who they are. I often complain how shoujo is unrealistic, cliched and over the top, but this manga reminded me that the reasons why I liked shoujo in the first place are because it's innocent, naive and it makes my heart flutter.

Although at the beginning I wanted to smack Kanno sensei for not making this into a shounen ai (seriously the bromance at the beginning was so good...), but eventually Ryo won me over, and Kanno sensei stopped with the teasing.

If all of this isn't enough to convince you to give this a shot, read it for the sole purpose of seeing an otomen who looks like Nappa from DBZ (yes there is a character like that).

... Last updated on August 29th, 2014, 3:58pm
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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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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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It's...   
Rating: N/A
by In-tuition
February 18th, 2008, 8:41pm
I love Kanno Aya's artwork. It's beautiful, of course, and the pictures are very consistent and er.. "read nicely".

However, I was expecting more from the story, because "Forever Honey" was so nice and deep. Maybe I'm being biased, because I prefer stories with female leads and would've given this manga a higher rating if the gender roles were switched.. bigrazz But minus that, the story is just really bland. It's lacking something that I can't quite put my finger on.
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