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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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F. Compo อลวนรักสลับขั้ว
Family Compo
Family Component

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Anime Empire Nisei

Latest Release(s)
v.13 c.90 by Segobi over 3 years ago
v.13 c.89 by Segobi over 3 years ago
v.13 c.88 by Nojay over 3 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes 1997 (Complete)
11 Volumes 2011 (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (304 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.68 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 26th 2017, 12:37am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Manga Allman (Shueisha)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #488 increased(+231)
Monthly Pos #1099 increased(+183)
3 Month Pos #1987 increased(+98)
6 Month Pos #2085 increased(+157)
Year Pos #2294 decreased(-75)

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On 1210 reading lists
On 585 wish lists
On 311 completed lists
On 82 unfinished lists
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Disappointing T_T over 6 years ago
Okay, I'm confused - what is the father and what is the mother? over 6 years ago

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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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Be a bit more open minded....   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by ubernoob
December 21st, 2006, 2:56am
Overall I think its got a solid story, although the emotion can be a bit overdone at times. Read it if you'd like a well-drawn and comedic example of the gender bender genre.
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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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Points to consider   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Mierten
October 11th, 2008, 3:34pm
What makes a person a man? a woman?
What creates and sustains a family?
Not that this manga answers these questions but makes you think about what answers there possibly are.
Humor is good too.
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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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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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!!! false name of autor   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
April 14th, 2005, 4:42am
it'(s Tsukasa Hojo and not houjou
plz be carefullllllllll

Update by admin Fixed... sorry about that.
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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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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by canucks
June 15th, 2007, 1:18pm
A nice surprise overall. Plenty of comedy with solid dramatic backdrop. Although the theme of this manga is rather... controversial. Expect a love-or-hate relationship with this title.
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Oh my goodness...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by VampireBanana
August 22nd, 2007, 3:21pm
Many months ago, I read this manga, grew disgusted with it and thus, dismissed it as "trash" and gave it a low rating. But I decided to try reading it again with an open mind. It seems there's more depth to this title than it appears. And the protagonist was really childish in the beginning, though he's developed over time.

Despite some of its' misconceptions and stereotypes about gay people and transgenders this story is worth reading. Though, some might point out that those misconceptions were presented from the various characters' perspectives since this story concerns Japanese society in the early 90s and just because, well, one grew up with transvestites, doesn't mean the person isn't free from prejudism against GLBTs or against themselves.
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