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Boku ni Natta Watashi  
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From Storm in Heaven:

Welcome to Momoko's waking nightmare. Things were settled, they were! She was SUPPOSED to have gone to a normal school, made normal friends, and led a blissfully normal life. But the universe is just cruelly, irredeemably, monstrously unfair, so instead she found herself thrown out of home, stuck in an all-boys boarding school with a roommate she hates, cursed with a hideous haircut and wearing clothes which, to be frank, she wouldn't be seen dead in. And the only thing worse than her current situation is the one that she'll be in if anyone ever realizes that she is, in fact, a girl. Everything is wrong! Particularly the fact that, even though she's surrounded by amazingly gorgeous guys, her chances of romance are less than zero. But with life this complicated, something's bound to give - and so it does.


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Associated Names
รักวุ่นๆ ของหนุ่มจำเป็น
A Girl or a Boy?
Bokuninatta Watashi
I Became a Boy
Secret Girl - Bokuninatta Watashi

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Latest Release(s)
v.5 c.Extras 1-3 (end) by Storm in Heaven over 8 years ago
v.5 c.16 by Storm in Heaven over 9 years ago
v.5 c.15 by Storm in Heaven over 9 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.3 / 10.0 (919 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.28 / 10.0
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January 9th 2017, 9:47pm PST



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Bailed out after the first volume.   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by xObscurexOmenx
November 12th, 2007, 7:28pm
The premise seems interesting. The characters seem interesting. It all seems like it would be, well, interesting.

Well, turns out that it isn't.

As has been said, this manga moves WAY too fast. The female lead seems rather stupid and simple-minded as well. For example, two people already know about her "secret" within the first few chapters, AND she actually yells said secret at the top of her lungs within the first few days of being "male." Which, to me, doesn't seem like a very smart move. So I wasn't too impressed with her foresight... Or lack of it.

As for any relationship, it definitely moves waaaay too fast for the situation, and Momoko's pushiness does NOT factor in well. Who declares, without any previous thought, her love to someone she has only known for a week or two? Apparently Momoko does. Who, after only a day or two of "dating" someone, orders that he should kiss her? Momoko again.

In short, everything just goes too quickly. The gender bending aspect of this manga is completely wasted by the early unveiling of the deception, taking away much of the story's potential. Also, Momoko's general personality just rubbed me the wrong way- she's naive, pushy, simple-minded, and physically weak.

I know that I'm cutting off most of my potential understanding of the series by stopping after the first volume, but I really don't think I'd be able to suffer through it. Thus, the five out of ten.
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It is not *trying* to be Hana-Kimi.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by elisegrey
July 14th, 2008, 2:39pm
Coming at this from the later chapters, I've got to say it's nice to see a shoujo heroine really enjoying the fact she's shacked up with an attractive guy in more ways than the simple angst-romance-kiss angle. A teenage girl having fun with sexuality? Shock, horror! There's a reason for the 'smut' tag.

The gender-bending aspect is, yes, a bit neglected (although at least the whole 'binding' aspect is dealt with), and the side characters are shallow at best, but it's a good, cheesy, sexy manga with attractive artwork. Great fun!
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Rating: N/A
by Skaro
November 30th, 2009, 11:58pm
I've just finished reading Boku ni Natta Watashi and having read several other Gender Benders like Hana Kimi, Tenshi Ja Nai! or Penguin Revolution I believe this is quite a nice story but there's absolutely nothing new in it. It develops fast and has all the clichés you need to make it a nice short shoujo manga.

The story feels like the mangaka was thinking "What would people like to read?" and threw in absolutely everything the fans would want, like an ever so handsome roommate who's also smart and loves the main female character with all his heart and soul, guy on guy action and a happy ending for everyone.

All the same... I knew from the very beginning that is was going to be like that so instead of being disappointed I found it quite nice and pleasing. Read it for entertainment and you will find it enjoyable. If you read it expecting a completely innovative and shocking story, then you'll be higly disappointed.
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by workshyslacker
March 25th, 2011, 4:00pm
... but enjoyable. There were moments that made me cringe and the plot's incredibility was seriously stretched even as a comedy. Momo was such an airhead with a constantly surprised, vacuous look on her face and always getting into trouble that I was suprised Itou didn't just abandon her out of sheer exasperation... but still he has been stuck in an all boys' school all this time... wink

Talk about a too perfect male lead; athletic, gorgeous, intelligent and in love with an ordinary girl ... catnip to adolescent readers haha (... sixteen year old boys don't usually ignore their admirers... there must be at least one of them that he would choose wink ).

Still, Itou is too gorgeous it should be made illegal... guess thats why I stuck with this to its dumb conclusion biggrin .

... Last updated on March 25th, 2011, 4:02pm
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What can you say...   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by jackalan
July 5th, 2012, 12:26pm
It started strong then...

1. Poor development
2. Inconsistency
3. Bizarre *in an unfavorably stupid way* smut
4. Cliche
5. Man, it's just bad
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Not bad. Give it a shot if you want a decent read that won't disgust you.   
Rating: N/A
by Saruki
June 20th, 2010, 5:26pm
You know, this wasn't that bad. Maybe I just have a thing for the mangaka. No, it was not original. It's been done before.

But I liked the manga, because it did all of these things well.

The girl could be a bit dense, but I'm glad she wasn't a total idiot like most of them are in these types of manga. The interaction between her and the boy is amusing, and sometimes a bit heart-pounding. I'm not going to bash it because it wasn't amazing. I'm going to praise it because it didn't make me want to bash my head into a door.

At least the main character cares for the girl. : / Instead of abuses her verbally, and then OMGWAITHELOVESHERLOLJK. I've seen so many like that. I really hate it.

There's some actual character development in this manga too. It's not astounding, but at least it isn't magical-love-at-first-sight-hurrr.
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Good, but storyline unimaginative   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by sumcogito
June 9th, 2007, 7:12am
I read Hana Kimi, same deal. Except it is more realistic and the delusional "you-saw-me-naked,-but-I-still-think-that-you-think-that-I'm-a-boy" attitude is fortunately left out... unlike *cough* (Hana Kimi) which reeks with it, where the high school apparently has an IQ-average of 80.
* BTW I actually LIKE Hana Kimi... but I'm being a critic here :3

On my charts the 7 equivocates between B- and C+.

... Last updated on October 2nd, 2007, 12:32pm
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by forsakendoll
March 20th, 2011, 5:08am
If you want to read a manga with depth then this manga isn't for you because everything in here is just a futile attempt for the mangaka to excite readers with random smutty moments, if you like that then yea go ahead and proceed reading it.

Anyway, what surprises me is the oneshot included at the end: "'The Changing of Feeling Line". It was simply incredible that it made me feel like finishing this manga wasn't completely worthless.
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Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by melancholic
October 13th, 2008, 6:40am
truthfully at first i like it and really seemed interested but half way through it got boring for me..and as others say it's rather fast and really the main character seems naive and plain stupid..but I still love how Shimaki Ako draw.
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Oriolidae
February 20th, 2011, 4:37am
If you're looking for a very different shoujo story, then this is not for you, but if you just need a very nice, feel good shoujo romance, then this is it. There isn't much new in it, but it's well-made with pace, art and an okay plot. You will be entertained if you just read this without too high expectations.

I also liked the first extra story in volume five.

This is not deep in any way, but a sugary romance for a girl in a lovey mood.
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