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Otomen  
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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 (795d ago)
v.4 c.14 by I Eat Manga (1764d ago)
v.4 c.13 by I Eat Manga (1789d 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 (642 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.13 / 10.0
10
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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 #549 increased(+155)
Monthly Pos #927 increased(+31)
3 Month Pos #972 decreased(-55)
6 Month Pos #726 decreased(-55)

List Stats
On 2702 reading lists
On 1142 wish lists
On 262 completed lists
On 231 unfinished lists
On 488 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Mystery Scanlation Group? 540 days, 13 hours, 6 minutes ago
Otomen to End in November 818 days, 2 hours, 28 minutes ago
How does he not realize his friend is writing manga about him? 1203 days, 18 hours, 11 minutes ago
Otomen - The unconventional "heroine" 1680 days, 4 hours, 14 minutes ago
Otomen & Soushoku danshi 1843 days, 12 hours, 48 minutes ago

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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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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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It's cute, but with a lot of flaws.   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
December 12th, 2014, 7:31pm
This story was not a masterpiece by any means, but it was cute, and the art was lovely.
I LOVED ASUKA's girly side, but..... the author overdid it. Seriously. Even normal girls don't think the way Asuka does.

PROS:
- The author tried pretty hard to reverse gender roles. His message of accepting men with effeminate characteristics definitely got across to me.
- The art was cute
- The main character is easily lovable

CONS:
- The story was unbelievably CLICHE, underdeveloped, and (believe it or not) STEREOTYPICAL!!
- flat, one-dimensional characters (including main characters)
- WAY too long
- ridiculously convenient situations (random characters would pop out of nowhere in order to get the plot moving)
- very LITTLE on-screen romantic development (other than Asuka's constant blushing, there were few scenes involving romance.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
(there was about 3-5 hugs, and 1 kiss in the whole freaking manga)



My biggest disappointment with this manga is that it FAILED to reach its potential. The premise was so interesting, but the author decided to flatly categorize the characters without fleshing out different aspects of their personalities. ... Everything felt very... superficial and fake

Here's the ending if you wish to be spoiled:
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Asuka, the girly dude, marries the female lead 10 years after high school graduation. Pretty much everyone is happy, and Asuka's dad became a transvestite.

(i actually really liked the ending... but the amount of poor quality story-telling I had to suffer through made me dislike this manga)

... Last updated on December 12th, 2014, 7:40pm
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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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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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