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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?


Related Series

Associated Names
Chàng Trai Hoàn Hảo
Maiden Man
Otomen: Um Doce de garoto (Brazilian Portuguese)

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
c.15 by S2scans (1138d ago)
v.4 c.14 by I Eat Manga (2107d ago)
v.4 c.13 by I Eat Manga (2132d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews

6 topics, 25 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (674 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.13 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 18th 2015, 4:03am PST



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Original Publisher

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

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (18 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #613 increased(+218)
Monthly Pos #1063 increased(+63)
3 Month Pos #1089 decreased(-40)
6 Month Pos #1114 decreased(-28)

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On 2664 reading lists
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On 382 completed lists
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Forum Posts
Mystery Scanlation Group? 883 days, 17 hours, 32 minutes ago
Otomen to End in November 1161 days, 6 hours, 54 minutes ago
How does he not realize his friend is writing manga about him? 1546 days, 22 hours, 37 minutes ago
Otomen - The unconventional "heroine" 2023 days, 8 hours, 40 minutes ago
Otomen & Soushoku danshi 2186 days, 17 hours, 13 minutes ago

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Funny and very Unpredictable!!!!!!!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lileychristie
June 23rd, 2008, 8:09am
I never really like shoujo but this one really grabbed me!!!!!!!!!!

It's soooooooo hilarious I can't stop laughing reading it. But it also has some meaning to say, people has the right to be whoever they wanted to be ^^

And the story is not cliche like other shoujos too, it's so unpredictable, even the first chapter surprise me!

A MUST READ!!!! ^^
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Unique in Role Reversal rather than Body Swap   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Mandy Rin
August 16th, 2007, 2:53am
An interesting study into gender roles, which is enhanced due to the social conditions in Japan. Or, you know, a fun role-reversal manga.

It is refreshing to see a mangaka that does not condemn their characters for harbouring hobbies that do not coincide with their gender, but rather promotes the positive message of being yourself, despite gender preconceptions. All too often, males are portrayed as tough fighters, while females are proficient at cooking and sewing in shoujo manga, making this series stand out.

On the manga itself - the art is extremely attractive and the format is easy to read (one does not have to re-read pages to understand). Unique concept. I was pleasantly surprised by the character of Miyakozuka Ryou, who portrays a more realistic version of the modern teenage girl.
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by Chibiheaven
July 4th, 2007, 2:59pm
So adorable~ is all i can say xD Lovely art and story ^^
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adorable indeed ^^   
Rating: 7.8 / 10.0
by elianthos
June 22nd, 2007, 9:36am
Art is pretty good, the role reversal is handled well so far, and the chars are just lovely.
Nice project from SD. thanks!
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by whindel_21
March 21st, 2007, 11:08am
The story is so cute! I love the main character, asuka!

... Last updated on April 26th, 2007, 7:44am
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Sooooooooo Gooooood!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Rebekahs5
November 3rd, 2014, 10:04am
This was such a great read! ^_^ I had already seen the live action version of Otomen and so I was worried that it would let me down. Boy was I WRONG! This was SO much better then I was expecting. The only thing I regret is the fact that I had been putting off reading it is for so long. Totally worth the time I spent reading all the chapters.
The ending was brilliant. There were no loose ends. All the characters were well fleshed out and very lovable. It was funny, heartwarming, sad at times and even a little crazy. The romance was this mangas icing on the cake. Asuka and Ryo where an amazing couple with unparalleled chemestry. <3
PLEASE. READ. THIS. MANGA. You will not regret it!! If you love shoujo manga, you need this in your life! 10/10 5 Stars!
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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? 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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