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In Heian era, a noble chief councillor of states had 2 children who wished they were opposite gender. Lady Kira is strong, willful girl, while Lord Kira is weak, beautiful boy. Because of their characters, their father raised Lady Kira as a boy and Lord Kira as a girl.
The manga is based on a novel from late Heian era called “Torikaebaya Monogatari”.


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Ima Torikaebaya Monogatari
The Change
The Changelings
เมื่อคุณหญิงเป็นขุนนาง (Thai)

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v.4 c.13 (end) by Wingtip Cafe over 11 years ago
v.4 c.12 by Wingtip Cafe over 11 years ago
v.3 c.11 by Wingtip Cafe over 11 years ago
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4 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (168 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.85 / 10.0

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May 17th 2020, 1:58am PST



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Bessatsu Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)
Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)
Hana to Yume EPO (Hakusensha)

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Songs of praise, scores above 6, and my own conflictions  
by Truthfulyume658
February 4th, 2015, 12:18am
Rating: N/A
Warning I like to comment with either a strong love or dislike of the series. Also may contain spoilers you've been warned by me😝

I'm going to be honest, I don't like this series. The older sister is an asshole. Many of the male cast lack a backbone. And everyone holds this ignorance I can't see past to view this whole thing as hilarious. To elaborate on what I said about the sister Kira, she is so selfish her brother doesn't get to truely live the life that he wants and then she ruins another girls life by getting married to her, because she wanted so much without a trace of guilt and only the shine of ignorance in her eye others had suffer. Most people rate this way higher than I did calling it "so good" yet maybe I'm not seeing it as the others viewed it.

Additionally I find it kind of shallow(the romance part of it). King saw her(naked i might add) fell in so called love with only spoken a few words of apologies and "chivalry"? then tries hard after to see her again with the only thing he knows is a lie(how stupid). Then every male in between who sees girl cross boy(the sister) and think 'how beautiful lady Kira must be a beauty' and just fall in love wth the boy crossed girl(the brother).

To finish, what's up with their names. When I read the disc riptide I perfectly understood then I read it and felt which one are you the boy or the girl. One is younger that was kinda cruel of the parents.

... Last updated on February 4th, 2015, 12:21am
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by enaikelt
May 13th, 2010, 7:33pm
Rating: N/A
This was hilarious! I couldn't stop laughing throughout the story. It was a little overdone at the beginning, but toward the end the humour was well paced and flowed well. I especially enjoyed the "Am I'm GAY?!" bits. The romance was also very sweet. I give it a 10 out of 10.
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Totally d(^_^)b  
by HanaTenshiHimeko
January 20th, 2011, 4:09am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Holy shoot....I think this 4 volume manga had made me read this in more than 4 hours. That's a first since I usually take 1/2 hour per volume. Not that it's a bad thing, but a good thing that I'm actually paying attention to the dialogue and reread to get my info right. Anyway, within the 4 volumes, nothing left me unsatisfied, except probably for the ending since it left me wanting to know more afterwards. I guess it's another open ending for us to image. Well, I dunno if it's open ending for some people since this story wrapped up all the problems nicely.

Character, plot, and story development are nicely done. All 10 for them. As the story goes on, the problems became more complicated and twisted, having my laughing at each misunderstanding.

My only disappointment? It was too short for me since I could see more development and problems arising. I could see this becoming more than 4 volumes. But I know a lot of people rather have it short and sweet rather than it to drag on forever.

The only thing readers would probably have is when they come to distinguish the characters. I was confuse who was who during the first volume. However, I was able to tell the difference as I read on.

... Last updated on January 20th, 2011, 4:11am
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Short and sweet  
by PrincessVera
February 8th, 2010, 2:11pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
The art is cute and the pacing is good. A fan of cross-dressing romances will love this series. It also has a good amount of comedy in it, especially toward the end when everything comes to a head.

This series is serious about the cross-dressing. The secret isn't "discovered" early on... instead you have two characters worrying about whether they're gay and
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a wife who doesn't get "ABC" from her "husband."

The story is very well-plotted. It starts off with simple cross-dressing, and slowly snowballs as more and more complications arise from the female Kira being considered a male Kira by everyone except her family. Thanks to her own stubborn wish to be treated just like other guys her age, she ends up in court having to disguise herself as a man, and thanks to a big misunderstanding her "sister" (i.e. the male Kira) has to go to court too. Then they both fall in love with someone to whom they're close... ^^

The relationships develop naturally as a result of the situations, although the story doesn't focus on the relationships so much as the complications of cross-dressing and how to solve the problem. All in all, I am surprised at how well the ending works out, but it's satisfying even though
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all of the potential lovers end up with someone - the female Kira's former friend who was in love with her despite thinking she was a male, ends up with that same Kira's "wife" because he gets her pregnant
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the emperor never finds out about the cross-dressing,
which I think is the one disappointing thing. But the reason for this makes sense, so I don't have a big complaint, especially since it is based on an old story from the Heian era which is very similar (the characters are more innocent here than in the original, since there is a lot more sex in the original story).

... Last updated on February 8th, 2010, 2:26pm
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best gender bender  
by whitespade
June 10th, 2012, 3:10pm
Rating: 9.7 / 10.0
this manga is the most awesome gender bender i had ever read in a while. the characters are very likable, the comedy is funny, and the plot with twists and turns are believable. it's been a while since i read a manga with so much happening and still totally bought it. a must read.
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Good up to a point.  
by NightAir
May 31st, 2010, 4:39pm
Rating: N/A
I enjoyed it because it had a sort of story feel to it that made me want to know what was going to happen and also because I have a fondness for that kind of Japanese era with their Japanese fans and their Japanese screens and Japanese etc (historical Japanese lover I am). But then when it reached around chapter 10, the well-paced story seemed to be speeding up and ended up being rushed. It seemed like the manga-ka had planned it and then started playing everything by the ear. Also: The characters are...awkward in their love.
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For example, the emperor was in love with the main lead when she was a male, but then when he saw 'her' again as a female, he seemed to forget all about the love he had for the Lord Kira.

Either way, it's a light-hearted story that just ended too fast, but it's a good read. "Lord" Kira is a nice female lead who tries her best.
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lovely disaster  
by Romashk
January 11th, 2011, 2:32am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
The author managed to make a complete of the story and tie it up in a neat story packed with comedy and intrigue. Although I had to re read some pages, just to get a hold of the direction the story was taking, it was an enjoyable roller-coaster ride of emotions. It's too bad that this kind of manga became rare these days.
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by Kinky-Chan
July 29th, 2015, 4:35am
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
I'm not really a fan of gender bender series but I still gave this a try since the story looks interesting. The plot was surprisingly simple but I didn't really like the ending as it was missing something, like for example, they didn't even know about her cross-dressing. It would have been nice to see what happens if they actually found out.

Also, the aristocratic positions and names are seriously confusing. Maybe I'm not into political stuff, but I don't even know who's who.

But anyway, it was a decent read at least.
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by Strobe
October 6th, 2013, 11:11am
Rating: N/A
It's kind of carefree and of a happy nature. If you don't take it too seriously wou eill enjoy this short sweet read. I though the characters were likeable and the plot had a nice pace. Some events might seem a bit weird and unlikely but, as said, don't take it too seriously. Overall, great and lived up to my expectations.
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It was all going great until  
by Meilee123
August 13th, 2013, 12:23am
Rating: 8.2 / 10.0
Uggh the ending... The beginning was fine, it kinda felt really predictable once the love interest was introduced and everything was at a standstill until the resolution which went downhill.
Btw the only point of the archery in the beginning was to show off, never did anything else.
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That was so fool, the guy was completed blinded in the end and I was waiting for him to find out, and even better if he could have noticed on his own. The only unique thing was that he didn't notice midway like the other mangas.
And because the author didnt know how to resolve it she ended it there!! There was no after story at all let alone a complete resolution. (No shoujo passion)
Or I should say that everything ended so cleanly that it just ruined the whole thing. And there weren't any evil people here either, even when they went to the country. All this commotion was simply misconception and nothing else. Stories like this need a bit more conspiracy, maybe a bit more seriousness, like none of them did any visible WORK or had any problems besides their lovelives.

... Though the good points were that the art was funny and so were to people.

... Last updated on August 13th, 2013, 6:55pm
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