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Just before entering the university, Yanagiba Masahiko's father died in a car accident. His mother died when he was four, which makes him now really an orphan. But even before the death of his father, he didn't have a family life, as his father was always busy or abroad.

When his mother's younger brother and his wife decide to invite him to live with their family, his life takes a turn. But it is not going to be the normal family life he is imagining for himself. What is the "terrible" secret that led his parents to break the bonds with his aunt and uncle? What could be the true nature of his cousin, Shion? And last but not least, will this "terrible" secret eventually get Yanagiba, too?


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Associated Names
F. Compo อลวนรักสลับขั้ว
Family Compo
Family Component

Groups Scanlating
Anime Empire Nisei

Latest Release(s)
v.13 c.90 by Segobi over 4 years ago
v.13 c.89 by Segobi over 4 years ago
v.13 c.88 by Nojay over 4 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes 1997 (Complete)
11 Volumes 2011 (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (309 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.68 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 26th 2017, 12:37am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Manga Allman (Shueisha)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #568 increased(+62)
Monthly Pos #1029 increased(+271)
3 Month Pos #1868 decreased(-57)
6 Month Pos #2199 decreased(-31)
Year Pos #2332 increased(+77)

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On 1219 reading lists
On 606 wish lists
On 327 completed lists
On 82 unfinished lists
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Disappointing T_T over 7 years ago
Okay, I'm confused - what is the father and what is the mother? over 7 years ago

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Really, really transmisogynistic   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by transbikes
April 10th, 2016, 7:42pm
Constantly having characters misgender themselves or hurtfully misgender others, unrelenting transmisogynitic jokes, and the running joke for the reason that the mc doesn't act on feelings is because he's afraid she "could be a man" (read: have a penis) confused It's awful. As well as embarrassingly unrealistic for a manga that masquerades as one presenting "accurate" representations of trans people.
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Started good, but lack of a good end   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Mochileiro
April 14th, 2015, 2:20pm
This manga I started reading long ago, but just finished recently. As I read I liked and wanted to continue reading, but as I went on I felt the manga continue to be stretched and losing it's appeal. It all culminated on a rushed ending with an open end without resolving much. In the end It is hard to recommend to someone looking for a good manga, but if you are without any good options this is not an horrendous manga, just unfulfilling.
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Interesting manga!   
Rating: N/A
by 1201987
August 2nd, 2014, 6:41pm
Gender bending is my favorite genre. In fact, this manga got every of that genre. I never really care about gender that much. The reality is that there is no real definition of how a man or woman should dress or act like. The general stereotypes is what our society deemed as "normal". Anything beyond the "normal" boundaries will obviously considered strange. However, because of that "normal", human are restricted to who they really want to be. We only have a life, it's a huge waste to live for other but not for ourselves.
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Great premise then...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by DarrisonSaber
January 28th, 2013, 4:29pm
Love the story, love the main characters but hate the ending. Read only if you want a good gender bender slice of life manga with good comedic elements. Otherwise stay out cause this series resolves nothing, nothing at all. Be in for a disappointment if you are here for everything but comedy.
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a one sided exposay on the theme of crossdressing   
Rating: N/A
by andasideoffries
July 31st, 2011, 6:44pm
an interesting manga that deals with cross dressing in a semi adult manner.
my problems with the manga is that by volume 3 it becomes clear that the mangaka is intent on "brainwashing" his audience into thinking that cross dressing and sex changes are "good". though I was wary of this happening when I started the series, I had hoped that the mangaka would let us draw our own conclusions instead of hitting us with arc after arc to show the supposed righteousness of these people.
as for the romance...its sadly lacking by the 3rd volume. that is to say, the main theme of the manga is its gender bender aspect with a sprinkling of romance, not the other way around.
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Awesome manga   
Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by Trimutius
July 5th, 2011, 5:17pm
I really like this one. It's the best gender bender. And though it is about Trap and Reverse Trap it really somehow seems to be about normal happy family. And i can't stop thinking like: "It's really lucky that they have found each other".
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waste of time   
Rating: N/A
by kv5810
March 17th, 2010, 12:12pm
I'm quite disappointed with the whole series. I've read the 14 vols in French version and had to skip the last volume. The only good part is that the series deals with the issues of gender bender quite well. However, the romance part is quite dissapointing. Also the main character is quite immature and the romance between the two main characters doesn't develop at all in the whole series. If you're looking for romance, don't bother about it.
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Great series   
Rating: N/A
by Haiyato
December 23rd, 2009, 4:23pm
Overall, this book has everything from being blackmailed to cross dress, to dealing with a Yakuza boss that is chasing the main character, to the main character trying to figure his cousin out. I personally have enjoyed this series so far. It is very funny at times and it can be very moving at times since it deals with a sensitive subject through out the story. In all honesty if you reservations on GBLT type backdrops for the story, you may not enjoy. If you read with a open mind living all biases behind, it is an amazing and fun story.
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Just awesome...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by thanhlongjn
September 22nd, 2009, 8:14am
Wew, yet another great series from Hojo sensei (i dunno but his name keep reminding me of a bird pokemon, hoho or something, lol).
I started this series up after picking up 2 other marvelous works City Hunter and Angel Heart of Hojo sensei. To my surprise, this series was entirely different to the others, But it still got me hooked, and now i'm really in thirst for new chapters. \
Arr how come his series are all "uncompletedly" scanslated? *sob*
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Nice read   
Rating: N/A
by panoz
March 3rd, 2009, 1:14pm
I caught myself rofling many times while reading the scanlated chapters !! It is quite enjoyable!

As far as the mangaka's "fashion sense" is concerned, well if you took your time to check the publication date, you'd see it's the late 90's.. For those who remember, that's how they were dressing themselves that time around..
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