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Ken will do anything to become an idol, and his sister Ichiko will do anything to help her brother...even pretend to be a boy to form the new male idol trio called TRIJET. The third member, Kanzaki, turns out to be the same boy who almost kissed Ichiko only days before. Itís a good thing he doesnít recognize her in her boy form, as she cannot tell anyone about her true identity. When she bumps into Kanzaki again in her girl form, she tells him her name is Ichigo. Having no idea that she's really the TRIJET member "Number One", whom he detests, or "Ichiko", the girl he almost kissed...Kanzaki begins to fall for "Ichigo". Things are getting complicated.


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v.7 c.49 (end) by ShoujoMagic over 11 years ago
v.7 c.48 by ShoujoMagic over 11 years ago
v.7 c.47 by ShoujoMagic over 11 years ago
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7 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 7.4 / 10.0 (332 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.33 / 10.0
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Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Dubby
October 24th, 2007, 5:38pm
She... picked Kanzaki... over FUCKING TENDOU.

Fuck this. This manga sucks ass.

1 for that. -_-

Kanzaki = total prick who should die and obvsly hasn't hit puberty yet
Tendou = the sexiest guy alive 8D And fuck, amazing at what he does, and he actually LOVES Ichiko, unlike fucking Kanzaki who's probably going to ditch her in Chapter 50 [if there was one]

And there was even SAISOKUE [I think that was his name?]. When Kanzaki finds out Ichigou is Ichigo, he yells at her that he never wants to see her again, reducing her tears. When Saisuoke finds out, he tells her he doesn't care, because "Ichigo is Ichigo".

But noo, she still picks the prick.

Shitty ending. I hated it. I hope Ichiko and Kanzaki die.
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Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by dreamerondrugs
May 21st, 2008, 6:09pm
this series could have been so much more if the characters were more original and developed.

i read it for the gender bender cant say its really boring because you still want to find out the ending...but the ending wasn't particularly good. there was hardly anything 'romantic' about everything...heroine cries about every damn thing...

if there was no gender bender i wouldn't have been able to stand it.

3 words: dumb and cliche

i guess it was aimed at a much younger audience...

... Last updated on May 21st, 2008, 6:15pm
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i hate the ending   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by kikit1994
April 4th, 2008, 7:21pm
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i hate the ending "spoiler"- she chose kanzaki the idiot guy, he always made her cry... he always ditch her and avoid her and breaking up with her cuz of his job... he sucks... how i wish the ending was he regretted that he left her and he just realized how much he loves ichiko, and ichiko fell in love with the other guy...and kanzaki was trying too hard to get her back again... he quits his job,just to be with her,he sacrifices everything for her , but ichiko can only see him as a very closed friend( who tries to do everything for her- just like kazuki in manga of tsumi ni nureta futari) and i also wish that kanzaki would say this to her "what can i do to make you love me again" and he kneels in front of her and ichiko replied "please forget about me, i can't go back now, i already moved on" and kanzaki asked her "why, why, why?)-saying this to her with a shivering loud voice.and ichiko said this to him "i already fell deeply in love with him,plss let me go" saying this ti him with her crying face and walks out to him...And i want to see this event too - he always see her happy face when she's with her new bf and thinking, he should be that person who makes her smile, and he's face looks so hurt. And after that he decided that he will just love ichiko forever and wouldn't expect to get his love returned... but then, one rainy night ichiko fell her ring (given by her new bf on her b-day) onto the street and she almost got hit by a car cuz kanzaki saved her. kanzaki was admitted to the hospital. And ichiko's bf decided to break up with her (he felt that kanzaki is way more better than him for protecting ichiko) and told her to go back to kanzaki... and ichiko agreed to it, with their sad look in their face... and then while ichiko and kanzaki were going out, kanzaki thinks that ichiko was just going out with him because of her guilt but even so, he wouldn't let her go no matter what and just to make her happy and would'nt let her cry again...and ichiko also realizes too, that she was in love with him for the whole time. And ichiko's ex-bf went out with his fiance (his fiance while he was going out with ichiko it was an aranged marriage)... and after 2 years ichiko and kanzaki got married happily ever after... hehehe this is just my opinion wether you like it or not :p

lol reading my old post makes me feel wierd i can't belive i wrote this...hehhe maybe it's becuz of frustration that i hated the ending so much and somehow i can't relate to what i said, lol it's been 2 yrs now since i posted it heheheh

... Last updated on January 29th, 2010, 11:04pm
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Rating: N/A
by madderk
February 27th, 2012, 3:30pm
Do you like realistic storylines? Please do not read this!

Do you like gender bender? I recommened this manga!
Do you like idol bands or You are beautiful? Read this!
Dont you mind average art? Try this one.
Is hana kimi crazy and fun? Dont try this, this manga is way to boring for you.
Do you participate with girls crying when they are suffering bad times and being comforted by some hot guy? Read this.
Are you annoyed with crying girls? Please dont challenge you with this manga. But the heroine has her strong moments too....

I am reading now the 15th chapter. Up till now the manga has everything a good gender should have.
Are they so stupid-to-notice moments to ups-they-have noticed or have they noticed- is he falling in love with him?

Argh! Just check it out yourself!
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Rating: N/A
by Romashk
September 21st, 2007, 6:06am
It's not that bad... I'd even say that it's more than OK. Usually it is standart. Thay get to know eachother, she falls for him, than they kiss and that's it. But in this short series it's not as simple as that. I mean to say there is excitement, break ups, quarrels, reunions... Author tried to make this shuojo manga more interesting, and that's deffinetly a plus. Drawing is not half assed either.
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Sosseres
February 22nd, 2007, 7:26am
This series is your typical shoujo fare. Nothing really special about it, it even has a worse plot than some of the standard ones have with regards to plausibility.

It is still good though, what makes it that way is the general lightness of the manga. Even when the main character is crying you don't really feel sad since you know it will work out. This reversed harem series has interesting, if a little generic characters as well.

So generally it is good, and but it really lacks things to stand out above that. A 7 might be a little high score, but one strangely enough enjoys it.
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I love it   
Rating: 9.2 / 10.0
by dasnik
April 19th, 2008, 9:16am
this manga was really good
Ichiko is so a lucky girl but really stupid and not at the same time
the manga is really graet until they find out ichiko a girl because after this it like a new story good to but it was really a bad move from Tajima Mimi
but if you do not consider this it is a great manga.

if i could reborn I would like to be ichiko
( no I'm not crazy)
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must read!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Lemon Cherry
January 18th, 2007, 9:09pm
i admit this is a bit like your typical shoujo manga, but it's still really good and sweet smile
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strawberry fields forever   
Rating: N/A
by ani jae
August 4th, 2006, 9:28pm
It amuses me that this is the 2nd manga by the same author about idols and their lives. Anyway I've read the manga by this author in the order that she's made them and I must say her stories and art get better with each series.

It's not your normal girl falls for male idol manga. Just when i start to feel like it's going that route something gets thrown into the story that makes me want to read more. This story is filled with idols, crossdressing and love quadrangels. You also get a sense of the main character really growing and changing through the course of this series.

*If you don't understand the joke behind the title of my comment then i'll explain. The title is a song by "The Beatles" and it's a joke first cause well it's a famous band and "Ichigo" translates into "strawberry".
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Rating: N/A
by jnatsumi
October 7th, 2011, 4:19pm
It's ok. The plot is nice, but the art is not that great at all.
I seriously don't know what I expected from shoujo, but I really don't like mangas that the main girl cries so much. Sigh. It gets irritating after so many times. Haha. She's not a very strong character, but she's kind and helpful--that's her charm. But I still am not liking her character. I'm going to stop reading it. I'm saying it's bad, but it's just not something I can keep reading...
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