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Boku ni Natta Watashi  
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Description
From Storm in Heaven:

Welcome to Momoko's waking nightmare. Things were settled, they were! She was SUPPOSED to have gone to a normal school, made normal friends, and led a blissfully normal life. But the universe is just cruelly, irredeemably, monstrously unfair, so instead she found herself thrown out of home, stuck in an all-boys boarding school with a roommate she hates, cursed with a hideous haircut and wearing clothes which, to be frank, she wouldn't be seen dead in. And the only thing worse than her current situation is the one that she'll be in if anyone ever realizes that she is, in fact, a girl. Everything is wrong! Particularly the fact that, even though she's surrounded by amazingly gorgeous guys, her chances of romance are less than zero. But with life this complicated, something's bound to give - and so it does.

Type
Manga

Related Series
Dare Nimo (Side Story)

Associated Names
伪装男孩的我
偽裝男孩的我
僕になった私
รักวุ่นๆ ของหนุ่มจำเป็น
A Girl or a Boy?
Bokuninatta Watashi
I Became a Boy
Secret Girl - Bokuninatta Watashi

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Latest Release(s)
v.5 c.Extras 1-3 (end) by Storm in Heaven (1866d ago)
v.5 c.16 by Storm in Heaven (2116d ago)
v.5 c.15 by Storm in Heaven (2125d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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User Rating
Average: 7.4 / 10.0 (858 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.39 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 3rd 2014, 9:21pm PST


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Year
2005

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Cheese! (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #699 increased(+62)
Monthly Pos #1015 increased(+9)
3 Month Pos #1022 increased(+13)
6 Month Pos #1037 increased(+122)

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On 1045 reading lists
On 518 wish lists
On 2691 completed lists
On 191 unfinished lists
On 260 custom lists

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Rating: 6.6 / 10.0
by FifteenVersts
September 3rd, 2009, 7:11am
1) I read this before Hana Kimi, but I still must admit BoNaWa is unoriginal. Shoujo cliches are present. However, some people like shoujo precisely for this aspect (like how cheap romnovs always have a happy ending). Remember that 75% of manga is entertainment, not art; this question for this series is, does it manage to entertain?
2) The artwork is very good. I can't really fault it at all, and it stays at the same quality throughout. It's clean, (relatively) realistic and pretty rather than spectacularly beautiful. It's totally modern, I can't see any Saitou Chiho-style oldschool influence. Facefaults are used reasonably sparely however.
3) I disagree that the series is fillerish. It's only 5 volumes and I found it reasonably tight. Nothing comes to mind that I would really cut out. Plus there are extra stories.
4) The characters are unoriginal. The guys are hot, but that's all there is to them. The girl isn't unpleasant, ugly or dumb, but just not interesting.
5) The storyline is, I've already said, unoriginal. It's unrealistic, but manages to look realistic anyway (probably helped by the aforementioned art). Its attempts at humour have mixed results; I smiled mostly.
6) So in conclusion, this series is mildly entertaining. There are far better examples in this same genre, even if all you want is generic shoujo.

... Last updated on September 3rd, 2009, 7:12am
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Boku ni Natta Watashi   
Rating: N/A
by EtceteraSpeed
June 21st, 2009, 1:08am
Great artwork, sweet characters, funny, dramatic, lighthearted, and not a copycat of any manga. Though, yes, you could say that this storyline has been used before (ex: Hana Kimi). But it strays from the way-too-innocent shoujo aspect. Personally, I love shoujo, but sometimes, I find the repitition amazingly annoying. It's nice to find a manga that leaves me feeling refreshed. Truly, truly, truly, truly, absolutely, and completely NOT a copycat of Hana Kimi. And if you absolutely have to declare it's a copycat, it doesn't matter... because it so owns Hana Kimi.
I could read this again and again. And though I'm not saying it didn't have some flaws, Boku ni Natta Watashi was so good, I overlooked them.
Give it a shot.
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Hmm...interesting^^   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by HosenElis
June 28th, 2008, 4:16am
i don't believe someone can fall in love easily like that>.< and the main girl very agreesive!!!
But the story is cute.....^^

... Last updated on June 28th, 2008, 4:17am
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Like Hana-Kimi   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Dubby
November 10th, 2007, 10:11pm
It's just like Hana-Kimi ^_^ Except Momoko knows that Itou knows her gender XD

And erm- she's not as dense. o.o BUT I'M NOT BAD MOUTHING HANA-KIMI, I LOVE HANA-KIMI >___. 'Tis my fav series evar

...but yes...

Can't wait for more n.n

Hana-Kimi's still better tho' >_>

... Last updated on January 7th, 2008, 6:46pm
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7/10   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by chowfunny
April 6th, 2013, 11:00pm
It's like a less-developed Hanazakari no Kimitachi e with mature themes. I enjoyed the art quite a bit and found myself somehow emotionally invested despite the shortness of the story.
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1st Oneshot!   
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by sculamio
February 3rd, 2013, 1:51pm
Was great! haha, that's all I read of this series, actually, since people recommended it. The oneshot had a pretty good plot line with interesting characters, anyways smile

... Last updated on February 3rd, 2013, 1:52pm
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Couldnt even pass the first volume.   
Rating: N/A
by Mionime
July 25th, 2010, 10:40pm
I stopped reading at page 35 of the first volume. The main character killed it for me..

Spoiler (highlight to view)
If you announce that you are a girl in a friggen bathroom, in a shoujo manga, full of guys what do you expect? She set herself up for failure and I think that the way those guys were acting was pretty unrealistic anyways. If Im a guy and I announce that I am a girl in a boys restroom, the guys will tell me take off my clothes to verify? I mean..C'mon...


I also don't find the art to be that satisfying either.
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Haha They Think She's A Guy.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sara_was_here24
August 26th, 2009, 3:55am
This was actually the first gender-bender I read. So I liked it lots smile I don't know why some people don't like it, It's a really sweet love story. When I first read it I though it was the most individual thing ever. There was nothing else like it...well, of course I know now that it has it own category. Oh how naive I was back then. The whole 8 months ago, good times. You should read it. At some points you may feel disappointed, but it still has a good ending...no wait a minute. The ending wasn't that great. Wow through this collection of random thought fragments I have failed to have a point to it all. F**king amazing. Maybe it's do to the fact that it is almost 7:00 in the AM and I still haven't gone to sleep. You should read it.( may my logic prevail!)

... Last updated on August 26th, 2009, 3:57am
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Uneven   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Sosseres
July 29th, 2009, 1:05pm
It started out strong and had a nice ending point after one volume. Then two more volumes came along and dragged the score down. Then it peaked up again near the end.

Basically a filler middle gives it a lower score than the good parts deserve.
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Between Very good and Love it!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by julisg
June 15th, 2009, 7:47pm
I have just finished reading the series and although it has some flaws it is one of the best shoujos i've read. And i found the oneshot in the last volume AWESOME,almost made me wish that was the main story!!
Overall it is a highly recommended manga!
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