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Kunisaki Izumo no Jijou  
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Izumo Kunisaki, a descendant of Izumo no Okuni, is often mistaken for a girl. It is the bane of his existence. His father and best-friend often laugh about it. To top it off, he plays the girl roles in his family's Kabuki troupe. In this short, he discovers that that curse is also his greatest source of strength and will prove just how much of a man he is.


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Кунисаки Изумо
คาบูกิแมน สวยแกร่งแฟนเกินร้อย
An Untold Fact about Izumo Kunisaki
The Circumstances of Izumo Kunisaki

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April Scans
Endless Youth and Co.

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Status in Country of Origin
19 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (226 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.73 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 21st 2016, 6:32pm PST



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Rating: N/A
by Honeymilk8
August 2nd, 2013, 10:49am
So, I started this, and now I'm kinda bored cos there's no updating. What happened?? I mean, it's getting frustrating because I can't continue it, and the scanlation group left us at a huge cliffhanger!!

Second, I can see what most people are criticizing, but why font you just enjoy the story? Yes, it is getting quite shounen-ai, but I just try to deal with it. Yes, I do kinda read some shounen-Ai, but really for drawing techniques. I agree harem doesn't fit very well, as well as romance, but it is boys' live as a subplot.

To those who are looking for something to read, I would recommend this if you can take some confusing points, and many characters. The good thing about having so many characters is that none of them look a lot the same, so it's easy to at least recognize characters. I myself am a huge gender-bender fan, so this type of thing doesn't bother me, but just try the first and second chaptes for yourself and see what you think.
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Amusing at first but then turns disappointing   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by lfb
June 8th, 2013, 12:28am
I usually enjoy crossdressing and shounen-ai mix, but sadly, this series just annoys me. The story and characters of every arc feel extremely shallow and the humor falls flat for me after the first couple chapters...
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Yes...and yes...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by MangomyTango
September 10th, 2012, 12:24pm
The premise for the one-shot was really good for sure, but it would get repetitive sooner or later and I think the mangaka made a smart move to just promote kabuki in its heartiness. Haha, Izumo goes through actual character progression and that is accepting his roles and embracing his gift for acting in kabuki.

Be it male or female role. Though he does shine more in female roles and he eventually does accept it.

The whole manga is a journey really of acceptance and growth. The manga touches upon a bit of BL due to the developments between *** (I self-censored for a reason) and Izumo hehe though it's never said whether if they do eventually hehehheheh, so it's open-ended on that part. It has the theme of pansexuality and possibly homosexuality? I don't know what to call it...

... Last updated on January 26th, 2015, 9:30pm
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Harem??? Romance???   
Rating: N/A
by DailyDoseOfHappiness
August 25th, 2012, 6:23am
I don't think it should be labeled as Harem & Romance, it doesn't contain anything like that at all... And it's slowly turning into Shounen Ai of some sort, but i hope it won't, considering how good the plot is along with the good personality of the protagonist.

all in all, i really liked the manga but i really hope it wont turn into shounen ai and make proof that it really is harem and romance smile
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Too Much   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by ravensdark
August 22nd, 2012, 7:12am
Rather fun but it quickly becomes too shounen ai. Being forced into any cross-gender role just makes me loose any real interest in the story. I also tend to find that it makes me dislike it after the fact.
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Kind of like ouran but more gay   
Rating: N/A
by ashton
October 30th, 2011, 2:23pm
It's like a shonen version ripoff from ouran, though i'm reluctant to say shonen as it's more gay and has more shonen ai scenes than ouran.

Series is easy to read and might have potential but unless author adds some reverse traps or more possible romantic routes with female characters I can easily see it getting cancelled from shounen magazine for being too gay.
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Funny but not enough.   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Leos Klein
August 17th, 2011, 12:44am
A good laugh but other than that there is just too much wrong.
2 volumes in and the same premise has been used 4 out of 4 times for each situation that has occurred. The MC is forced or blackmailed into playing a female role yet this is something he has hated for 8 years but his girlish ignorance makes him accept every time.

The MC is good though, the other characters not so much, and there are basically no females because 3 out of the 4 major characters look like girls so unless you are one of those deranged BL girls this may bother you.

It's hard to like those characters though because one is 15 year old boy who looks and acts like a 8 year girl, another is probably the most homo character I've ever seen and he looks like a girl and likes cross dressing. The last is actually a guy who is refreshing enough the simple air headed, annoying pretty boy.

If I didn't already know how this story would end I would rate it higher and reccomend it but no.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by dezin19
June 18th, 2011, 9:51pm
I like this manga. It's entertaining enough that I keep reading, and that's enough for me.

I'm wondering about the romance though. There's no romance in it at all so far, and although it's a kinda slashy manga, it's not shounen-ai either, so I don't get why it's labeled as a romance. Seeing as how it's still on-going it could turn into one...but I really hope it doesn't.

... Last updated on June 18th, 2011, 9:54pm
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A Smile to my face   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Meatbunz
April 4th, 2011, 7:47pm
I love how the manga blends comedy and serious plot points so well. This manga is so refreshing compare to most of the Shounen manga out there. I'm thankful to the mangaka that instead of a battle manga as shown in the oneshot, she turns the manga into a enjoyable story. This manga hasn't fail to give me a smile and I hope it would give you the same joy it gave me.
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Fun in pages   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Sukets
January 18th, 2011, 12:43am
seriously... one of the best manga's i ever readed...
It 'has' some boys love, but it still is a shounen...
I really HATE shounen-ai... but in this manga, the protagonist hate as much as i am...
So that is what make's this manga so funny. When he makes all that cute face's and see someone drooling for him, hahahahha i laugh only remembering... ahahhahahaha

AWESOME, an big hurray for this mangaka... i hope best wishes for you.
And for the ppl translating this too =]
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