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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 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?

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
Отомэн
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)

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Latest Release(s)
c.15 by S2scans (991d ago)
v.4 c.14 by I Eat Manga (1961d ago)
v.4 c.13 by I Eat Manga (1985d 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 (663 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.13 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 31st 2015, 2:01pm PST


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Year
2006

Original Publisher

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

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (18 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #764 increased(+58)
Monthly Pos #962 increased(+78)
3 Month Pos #1036 increased(+14)
6 Month Pos #1036 decreased(-22)

List Stats
On 2674 reading lists
On 1165 wish lists
On 350 completed lists
On 235 unfinished lists
On 501 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Mystery Scanlation Group? 737 days, 1 hours, 35 minutes ago
Otomen to End in November 1014 days, 14 hours, 57 minutes ago
How does he not realize his friend is writing manga about him? 1400 days, 6 hours, 40 minutes ago
Otomen - The unconventional "heroine" 1876 days, 16 hours, 43 minutes ago
Otomen & Soushoku danshi 2040 days, 1 hours, 16 minutes ago

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love it!   
Rating: N/A
by pinkandblack
May 12th, 2008, 11:46pm
I really like the drawing and the the otomen/girly guy looks good same with his friend, the one who writes and draw shoujo mangas. I'm just impatiently waiting for the romance to start between the main girl and guy! The story is different, it doesn't seem to be typical. At first, i thought it would be shounen ai or something but it's not, it's just about a girly guy who's trying to hide his true identity and he has a secret crush on a girl, who is also his friend and it goes on from there but it's really interesting! I can't wait for more!
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ahh   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by koolgurl5
June 29th, 2013, 12:55am
Well it's not my cup of tea, I gave it a shot but it is out of my so called "comfort zone". I only managed to read two chapters, I couldn't continue on. The gender swap was kind of disturbing and irritating, in my opinion but the manga plot was a different approach. The guy's personality was a little too much to handle lol. It is worth the try because it's different from your average shoujo mangas.
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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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Lovely manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by anoni
March 17th, 2007, 6:57am
NOT shounen ai

is a boy who likes girls stuff...... a girlish boy, but he is in love with a boylish girl. And the friend of he and she is a mangaka!!! jajajaja

touching manga..really
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awzum XD   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by RitoYuki
June 21st, 2008, 1:47am
haha xD gosh why is this manga so friggin' hilarious? XDDD
itz somehow way diff than those typical shoujo manga I usually read n gawd XDD I had to laugh so hard on each chap XD
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Well..   
Rating: N/A
by LouEngine
August 24th, 2013, 2:12pm
the story is kind of interesting but.. I'd rather read a BL story. No matter how I look at it, if he was involved with a guy, he'd leave her just like his father did to his mother. He's a girl after all, and I don't believe Ryou-chan can always be strong like a man. Their relationship looks very weak to me, even if it works for a few years, it won't work longer. It can't convince me that he's totally a straight man. *sigh* even if he'd change later, I don't believe his change will last long, because he's always been a girl since he was born.
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