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Samurai High School  
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In a modern country where the government is controlled by a Martial Shogun and samurai receive much respect, there lives fraternal twins of the Sakakido family. Kou, the brother, is very feminine, excels at cooking, cleaning, arts and crafts. Tsukiko, the sister, is masculine, loves fighting and is a combat genius. The twins learn about the Samurai High School, where men test their strength and women test their femininity, but the only way they can attend is by swapping places. If they are to be found cheating, they will be exiled so they have to overcome their gender differences and maintain their secret.


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Associated Names
ซามูไร ไฮสคูล

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Latest Release(s)
v.5 c.25 (end) by Red Hawk Scanlations over 6 years ago
v.5 c.24 by Red Hawk Scanlations over 6 years ago
v.5 c.23 by Red Hawk Scanlations over 6 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (422 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.81 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 8th 2018, 11:14pm PST



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Shounen Sunday S (Shogakukan)

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I was hooked after one chapter   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by gosakurago
January 16th, 2011, 1:43pm
seriously, read this. even if u dont usually like gender benders, this is so amazing!! i absolutely love this manga. its one of those that have me searching the web for hours looking for more, just in case someone has actually scanlated it. the characters fit their switched-gender roles really well, but the author has them switch bk to their original gender every other chapter, so u never rly forget that shes actually a girl and he's rly a guy. read!!!
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Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by lialah
September 23rd, 2010, 12:38am
I have a soft spot for gender benders that completely turn stereotypes on it's head, and this one does it completely! The two twins don't just 'look' masculine and feminine, as with so many gender benders you read, it is completely embedded into both the twins personality, making for several laugh-out-loud moments. Throw in a narcissistic secondary lead who can't stand it when the attention is turned away from himself, and you have one funny story!

Is there much of a plot? Not really - yet. But the few chapters out had me in stiches, so looking forward to more!
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Untapped Potential   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by yongzhi93
October 30th, 2011, 4:27am
Probably the first thing that comes to mind when you finish reading is, "wait, it's ended?!" To be honest, the ending was so rushed it could easily have simply been the start of the next arc rather than a real conclusion to the whole story.

Nevertheless, the series showed promise throughout and engaged us with vibrant humour, not least the whole gender-swapping twins and confusion of everyone else around them. It had potential to go much further, though.
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Don't get put off by the idiotic tags   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Faukner
December 19th, 2010, 8:09am
Although they are true to some extent, give this manga a chance and I guarantee that most people will like it. Just by reading the first chapter you can tell that this will be a good manga. The art is nice, the characters are funny and the humor is great. What more do you want from a comedy?
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A Gender-Bender Gintama   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by JuggaloWarrior
October 2nd, 2010, 7:52pm
The setting, characters, and humor feel very similar to Gintama. I keep expecting Gin and the crew to make an appearance. But I actually like what I've read so far, given that I hate most gender-bender themed mangas and I look forward to reading more of this as well.
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Gernerally good   
Rating: N/A
by AliceinAmestris
July 9th, 2011, 5:46pm
Some of it is just rediculous but overall i like it. The main leads roommate is annoying though. I like Tomoa better when hes not acting like an imbecile. I love the twins and Mariri. Its a good manga but dont expect it to be amazing.
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Hilarious <3   
Rating: N/A
by japangirl401
March 2nd, 2011, 3:46pm
This series is absolutely amazing!!! I am in love with it. The plot is a little cliche but the characters totally make up for it with the humor. I just wish there was some more depth to the characters but maybe it'll be better when more chapters are updated!!!! biggrin

So I just found out that there are only four more chapters left! ONLY 25?!?! NO!! I'm extremely pissed D:<

... Last updated on July 4th, 2011, 6:48pm
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read it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ShadowSakura
January 25th, 2011, 10:11am
the story isn´t that great, but it´s interesting, funny and addicting. the drawings look a little sketchy, but the characters look good and kinda unique. a really refreshing manga and a must-read for everyone
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Pretty good!   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by Nirachu
June 17th, 2014, 6:16am
I'm quite partial to genderbending manga since they attempt to deviate from the cliches and tropes associated with males and females respectively. However, the male in this shows very cliche feminine mannerisms and tropes associated with female characters (he enjoys activities like cooking, is timid, delicate and not physically strong, etc.) and likewise for the female character who exhibits all the strong, brash tropes associated with typical shounen male leads. This sort of defeated the point of having a genderbend in the first place IMO. However, despite this weakness, this manga is still a lighthearted and comedic read with an absurd yet entertaining plot at heart. I still found it quite enjoyable.

Even though it's been axed, the ending is still perfectly wrapped up by the mangaka, and there aren't any major loose ends hanging. Like other reviewers have mentioned, it doesn't feel like a conclusive sort of ending, but at least all the major conflicts and whatnot were solved, so don't let that stop you from starting this great manga.

... Last updated on June 17th, 2014, 6:19am
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Loved It   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sarin68
November 7th, 2015, 4:36pm
I've read the manga multiple times and will buy it if I ever find a physical copy. It's a quick read and not meant to be taken seriously (though anything with aliens including a shirking/growing dude and a Santa competition wouldn't be anyway).

Kamiyama starts off annoying but is a pretty cool dude, and the senpai Tsukiko crushes on pissed me off more. It's very feminist even though it's set in a world so segregated by gender that they literally test boys and girls separately at this school based on what they think boys and girls should be able to do. It deals with sexuality pretty well too, hinting at supposed BL with no one complaining besides those involved, and the supposed GL with Kou and Kaya being hinted at but not explored.

Given a 10 because the art is ugly at times (meant to be for the most part) and beautiful when it means to be. It's not very original but done wonderfully. The hints towards romance are believable and not fully explored, making for great ideas for a fanfic writer like myself. The ending is ambiguous but deserved and pretty idealistic, but really I expected nothing else.
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