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Kanojo ni Naritai Kimi to Boku   
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Manga

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Associated Names
I Wanna Be Your Girl
The Woman You Are and Me
カノジョになりたい君と僕
想成为她的你和我

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Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.50 (end) by Hachimitsu Scans over 3 years ago
v.4 c.49 by Hachimitsu Scans over 3 years ago
v.4 c.48 by Hachimitsu Scans over 3 years ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 7.3 / 10.0 (85 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.04 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 11th 2023, 8:53pm


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Year
2018

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Ganma! (ComicSmart)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Mangamo (2020; Digital)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #621 increased(+180)
Monthly Pos #1691 (No change)
3 Month Pos #2987 increased(+97)
6 Month Pos #3522 increased(+883)
Year Pos #4450 increased(+1507)

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On 168 reading lists
On 170 wish lists
On 169 completed lists
On 10 unfinished lists
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Hard to rate  
by obstinateRixatrix
March 28th, 2023, 11:37am
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On one hand, if I were rating this based on the first 48 chapters, I’d give it an 8 or a 9. It’s very charming, I enjoy the characters and the main character’s clumsy exploration of supporting a friend and crush while trying navigate her own feelings. There’s a very comforting acceptance and kindness from the supporting cast. If I were rating based on the last 2 chapters, I’d give it a 0. Extremely disappointed by the way the artist resolves the main character’s own explorations of attraction and gender expression.

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Honestly, I would’ve accepted an ending where Hime and Akira didn’t get together even though I was rooting for them. I would’ve accepted Hime not having a partner, or having a woman as a partner that was completely unrelated to what went on in high school. But to have her with that guy feels really weird considering she literally bursts into tears after his friend compliments her when she presents more femininely. She comes across as so. Clueless baby butch who hasn’t figured out the same gender attraction and the gender presentation stuff. It really felt like it wasn’t written as ‘this specific guy in this specific situation is making me feel uncomfortable’, but more ‘being attractive to guys in a traditionally feminine way is incompatible with my comfort.’ So the timeskip that has her married to a guy just felt like a baffling note to end on.


... Last updated on March 28th, 2023, 11:47am
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Ok, wait...  
by HoshiSama
July 17th, 2020, 6:55pm
Rating: 6.0  / 10.0
There’s just...a little TOO much going on here. I love Akira-chan. Her own feelings and the way she’s treated are probably the most accurate portrayal of a trans experience I’ve ever seen in manga. But all the secondary characters are just too much. It’s a little hard to accept that one of the first friends they make (because of circumstances, not choice) is another LGBT person, but I can suspend disbelief for that. It happens. We end up on the fringes. But the Sempai character is where it all ceases to make sense. The rest of the character motivations were realistic. Even Hime-chan’s bizarre and not well thought out cross-dressing is the type of mistake I could see a well-meaning cis friend making. But this Sempai’s cross-dressing? No. This whole plot-line is what could best be described as “jumping the shark.” And somehow this becomes the main plot-line! And the trans character who this story is ostensibly about barely features and ends up being used as a plot-device more than anything else. Still decent as far as Japanese portrayals go, but disappointing.

... Last updated on November 25th, 2020, 6:04pm
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Really Fantastic  
by Suxinn
May 23rd, 2020, 2:25am
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
I... I think this is it. I think this is the best fictional manga that stars a trans protagonist. Or, actually, that stars a queer protagonist, full stop. Nothing else really compares. (Unless you include autobiographies.)

Oh man, what can I say about Kanojo ni Naritai Kimi to Boku other than that it's really, really excellent? (It's really, really excellent, everyone!!) It's about a bunch of high schoolers exploring their gender and sexuality, essentially, but it's able to be so kind to its characters, to the point that it seems effortless. The manga itself never questions or invalidates their identities, and while it's understanding of others' unfamiliarity, it also refuses to stand for any hurt that these people, in their ignorance, may inflict. It's uncompromising in its support while also being incredibly compassionate.

This manga is so good. It makes things like Blue Flag seem like a joke. This has to be an inside job; only a queer person could write a story about queer people that feel so genuine yet hopeful.

Gosh, I don't know what to say to Takase Umi, other than thanks for writing this absolute gem.

... Last updated on May 23rd, 2020, 2:26am
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OO  
by Tsuppi
October 8th, 2019, 3:16pm
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
kc of "A TAVERN FOR TEA" (a game) retweeted this and her games seem cool so hopefully this is alright too. will report back. as a trans person i hope its ... passable at least!

... Last updated on October 8th, 2019, 3:18pm
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this has potential  
by solitarygray
June 27th, 2019, 9:15am
Rating: 7.0  / 10.0
I've read some really good manga on some of the themes that this manga attempts to address, so my expectations are high 🙂
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