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Watashi no Shounen (TAKANO Hitomi)  
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From Vertical:
Satoko Tawada, a 30-year-old office worker at a sporting goods company, encounters Mashuu Hayami, a 12-year-old boy, playing soccer in a park at night. She was treated cruelly by a former lover, he is dealing with a high-handed and uninvolved family. Both are burdened with loneliness, and they sense that the other has something that they're searching for.


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Associated Names
My Young Boy
나의 소년

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Latest Release(s)
v.6 c.24 by Hot Chocolate Scans & /a/nonymous 6 days ago
v.5 c.22-23 by Hot Chocolate Scans & /a/nonymous 6 days ago
v.5 c.20-21 by Hot Chocolate Scans & /a/nonymous about 1 month ago
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Status in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Ongoing)

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User Rating
Average: 9 / 10.0 (87 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.32 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 10th 2018, 8:18am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Gekkan Action (Futabasha)
Young Magazine (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Vertical (2 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #114 decreased(-49)
Monthly Pos #176 increased(+212)
3 Month Pos #190 decreased(-27)
6 Month Pos #192 increased(+6)
Year Pos #129 increased(+104)

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On 564 reading lists
On 220 wish lists
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Unique Older FeMC   
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by CCheshire
December 10th, 2018, 4:10pm
The story is listed under romance so expect the age gap (but there's a time skip) but my favorite scenes were focused on Satoko alone. It's rare to see a manga featuring a 30+ character and I could relate to how it can be isolating in city/job and then making friends. So far the manga is very fluffy with both characters realizing that they cannot be together and being friends for now. Art is lovely with expressive faces and clothing details.
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Love is not blind but opened your eyes   
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by Pringer-X
July 22nd, 2018, 6:57am
you can say this is similar Koi wa Ameagari no You ni but reversed it with the old female lead and young male lead.

I read the manga, very good, the characters click at each other and it show how both of them struggling with it , how the female lead reject the young male lead because of their age gap and how the male lead try to open the female lead eyes " love is not about age, it is about your feelings"
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by happiness97
July 4th, 2018, 3:11pm
Spoiler-free short review

Unbelievable good and unique Manga.


I really love the cover of ''Watashi no Shounen'' / "My Boy", that's what took my interest first. Overall, Takano Hitomi's artstyle is seriously amazing and beautiful! You don't see that often nowadays. She potrays the feelings of each character with her art style really well!
Furthermore, each page of the Manga isn't too full nor to empty, just perfect! You can easily read it.

Takano Hitomi put so much effort and thoughts in creating the characters of the story. They have realistic characteristic features, I can understand the thoughts Satoko really well. And Mashuu is so precious, seriously!

The Story isn't too fast nor to slow-paced, that's what I really love! Truely perfect. It's also not too lightweight. Additionally, the story is so interesting! I couldn't stop reading.

Please don't start reading the Manga with prejudice. You won't regret it, I guarantee it! This Manga is truely an amazing and original story with a beautiful artstyle. There are not many Manga with a plot like Watashi no Shounen, I recommend it to anyone who with an open mind.

... Last updated on July 4th, 2018, 3:26pm
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A perfect realistic manga ( for Adult )   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by everybodyliesvn
May 23rd, 2018, 2:04am
This manga is a romance story about a 12 years old kid and an 30 years old office worker, but ( there is a "but") this manga is really realistic, any their romance between them comes from something more than just a need for companion or lust. They want to be together as friends and they treat each other as a really good friend. Also, every character in this manga is relatable, realistic and flawed and they act like a regular human being rather being a comical one-note ecchi manga character.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by firefox1234
May 19th, 2018, 3:13pm
They?re not enough adjectives to describe this master piece, whether it is the character or plot everything just clicks in this manga. You may think ?oh it has to be the age gap plot device that makes this compelling like a forbidden fruit? but that is hardly the case, this manga stands alone just on the realistic and dynamic character relations and characterization of the inhabitants that makes you understand the actions and feelings taking place. Definitely a must read....

... Last updated on June 1st, 2018, 10:08am
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by taitsu
January 27th, 2018, 9:40pm
Read 4 chapters and didnt find anything bad in this manga. No hot breath, no sweaty palms or something like this, and doubt there will be.
Good atmosphere and pace, and not much "anime" in characters actions.
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