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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?


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Associated Names
Chàng Trai Hoàn Hảo
Maiden Man
Otomen: Um Doce de garoto

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Latest Release(s)
c.15 by S2scans (1881d ago)
v.4 c.14 by I Eat Manga (2850d ago)
v.4 c.13 by I Eat Manga (2875d 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: 8.1 / 10.0 (709 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.03 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 14th 2017, 4:39am PST



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Original Publisher

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

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (18 Volumes - Complete)

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3 Month Pos #1007 increased(+16)
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Mystery Scanlation Group? 1626 days, 18 hours, 29 minutes ago
Otomen to End in November 1904 days, 7 hours, 51 minutes ago
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Otomen - The unconventional "heroine" 2766 days, 9 hours, 37 minutes ago
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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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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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Asuka is ultimate waifu   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by iamananimeniac
October 29th, 2017, 12:49am
I really liked this manga, especially the role reversal scenes! biggrin I loved how the manga was pro-feminist and how there's no objectification of women. For example witchcraft works has similar scenes, but it soon goes into "a woman should listen to her man" mode and goes downhill. In otomen, the girl's boobs aren't DINOSAUR SIZE and the characters are interesting and unique. I like to use Ryo as a character insert cuz we're really similar ^^. Anyway, the art style is wonderful and some scenes really triggered emotions. I feel like Asuka's mom should be less hated, as she was actually an owner of a company and not some stay-at-home slave when she was still with Asuka's dad. Despite her rather traditional views, I kinda like her. Like, she's not afraid to voice her opinion and support it. If she wasn't so traditional, I would've thought she was a 100% feminist character. Pretty inspirational if you ask me.
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Very, very good and very, very much recommended   
Rating: N/A
by Nemurenaiyo
May 17th, 2016, 6:38am
I'm the sort who loves light, rom-coms (given that it has good art and this manga has good art). It doesn't even have to be completely coated and focused on the romance and I'm already in love. This is that sort of manga. It's funny and nothing deep. And I love it when mangakas make their side characters involved in funny adventures with the other protagonists. It's a refreshing read and good change of pace for shoujo manga readers.
If you're into this, I recommend for you to check out other stuff of the same sort such as 'Oresama Teacher' and 'Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun'.

... Last updated on May 18th, 2016, 11:21pm
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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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Rating: N/A
August 19th, 2007, 11:44am
asuka is so cute!! >w< the art is absolutely amazing too. MUST READ.
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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.

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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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adorable manga, but...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by manga-lover1988
June 6th, 2010, 1:43am
such a refreshing manga to read the art is well drawn but the live action is much captivating. main guy heroine is good-looking and well, the girl is pretty cute she look a little bit of Toda Erika which i kind of like for some reason. though its a slow scanlate progress its a good thing there's live action.. though i prefer the jdrama i had a go reading the manga... xx
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Rating: N/A
by mileen
July 29th, 2009, 2:48am
OMG. I can't believed it.
Is this manga for specially me? DX
It just soooooo cute. I just love this Asuka-chan. I can't help it imagining him to be my future lover because, i don't know cooking or girly stuff but know karate xD

Omg, very much worthy this shoujo manga for all shojo lover girl! ^_^
you eventually develop love to this manga character because : -
1. there's Asuka ~ chan! xD
2. very cute drawing and character >.<
3. Not any other shoujo manga, the main cast lead is a guy who is like a girl~
4. ... because it's tooo cute~
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