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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

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
c.15 by S2scans (645d ago)
v.4 c.14 by I Eat Manga (1615d ago)
v.4 c.13 by I Eat Manga (1640d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
N/A

Forum
6 topics, 25 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (622 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.13 / 10.0
10
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9+
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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 #241 increased(+277)
Monthly Pos #724 increased(+27)
3 Month Pos #723 increased(+48)
6 Month Pos #724 decreased(-29)

List Stats
On 2726 reading lists
On 1142 wish lists
On 132 completed lists
On 219 unfinished lists
On 473 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Mystery Scanlation Group? 391 days, 8 hours, 44 minutes ago
Otomen to End in November 668 days, 22 hours, 6 minutes ago
How does he not realize his friend is writing manga about him? 1054 days, 13 hours, 49 minutes ago
Otomen - The unconventional "heroine" 1530 days, 23 hours, 52 minutes ago
Otomen & Soushoku danshi 1694 days, 8 hours, 25 minutes ago

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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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ehh...   
Rating: N/A
by Romashk
August 26th, 2007, 2:50pm
EH... how should I put it? Hmmm... Well I kinda want to know how will this manga end, But I didn't get attached to it. Things go unsually smooth(even for a shoujo manga), maybe that is why it's not so interesting. Cute, yeah, but nothing more...
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cute   
Rating: N/A
by SANCTIM
August 19th, 2007, 11:44am
asuka is so cute!! >w< the art is absolutely amazing too. 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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k-kawaii... >_<   
Rating: N/A
by KakeranoTsuki
August 2nd, 2007, 4:07pm
like everyone else has said... It's so cute! x3 So far, not much to say about this with only three chapters out, but my rating might change after I read more.
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jaw dropping   
Rating: 9.2 / 10.0
by Pomegranate
July 26th, 2007, 7:07pm
after the first chapter, I was so shocked I could not talk for about 6 minutes. It was just so freaking amazing.

WHY IS IT SO AMAZING?!?!?!?
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=)   
Rating: N/A
by Meepyish
July 25th, 2007, 9:31pm
This is officially the best role-reversal manga EVER! And it does it WITHOUT gender-bending, so more the kudos to the mangaka. Seriously.
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Adorable~   
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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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no complaints so far   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Calcifer
May 27th, 2007, 11:18pm
still early, but its very well drawn and not to mention adorable. hope more of this gets scanned soon smile
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