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Switch Girl!!  
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Tamiya Nika is a beautiful, outgoing, popular high-school girl. She has just the right look, just the right fashions, and is everyone's friend. What everyone at school does not know is how hard Nika works to keep up this perfect image, and what she is REALLY like at home. When not at school, Nika is a scary, sloppy, tight-fisted girl who wears glasses, an ugly sweatsuit, and has her hair pulled back into unattractive buns. She lies around playing video games and reading manga. Her attitude is bossy and cranky, and she travels far out of her way to shop where she won’t be recognized.

Every day, Nika “Switches On” with a strict regimen of beautification that involves primping and plucking and careful dressing. The only person who knows about Nika’s Switched On/Off modes is her best friend, who is also aware of the reasons behind the changes.

However, soon a second person finds out about Nika's personalities - someone who has his own On/Off switch, but in reverse! His name is Kamiyama Arata, and he is a recent transfer student. He meets Nika when she is in OFF Mode, and then again at school when she is ON. However Nika can see that he has his own little secret. At school, Arata wears thick swirly-eyed glasses and messy hair that make some bullies think he is an otaku. However, at home, he ditches the glasses and is downright gorgeous! He is just the opposite of Nika, but why?


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Associated Names
سويج غرل
สวิตช์ เกิร์ล!!
Switch Girl
Switch Girl!!~變身指令~

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Latest Release(s)
v.11 c.Extra 4 by Decadence about 1 month ago
v.11 c.Extra 3 by Decadence 4 months ago
v.11 c.Extras 1-2 by Decadence 8 months ago
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Status in Country of Origin
25 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (468 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.54 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 6th 2015, 1:38pm PST



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Margaret (Shueisha)

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3 Month Pos #1200 increased(+426)
6 Month Pos #1665 increased(+86)
Year Pos #1796 increased(+49)

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Forum Posts
Switch Girl!! Enters Final Arc over 5 years ago
how many readers are Switch Girls/Boys themselves? or have friends that are over 5 years ago
Switch Girl Gets Live-Action Show over 6 years ago
ch27 over 6 years ago
Help! Chapters 27-33 ? over 7 years ago

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Good enough to read   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by sakirol
October 24th, 2016, 10:55pm
The premise is very similar (*cough* straight up copied) to Kare Kano, so it's easy to pass judgement on Switch Girl as unspectacular. However, Switch Girl, is in its own right, pretty entertaining. The characters are different. The interactions are different. The general vibe is more light-hearted and silly. That gives it enough originality to be entertaining in comparison to many other ongoing shoujo series.
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by lily_kitty15
December 13th, 2014, 5:41am
ok this sounds just like Kare Kano everything about this story is copied from that manga only thing its no where near as good as Kare Kano it seems stupid i wish kare kano was longer i miss that series T-T
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Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by TheDreamHare
September 20th, 2013, 12:11am
If you want a more serious, romantic type of shoujo manga that is not too cliched.....this is not the manga for you.

If you just want a manga that is lighthearted and funny, however......then yeah, I definitely recommend this.
The plot arcs and some of the characters in Switch Girl!! are actually not all that interesting; some stuff seems unnecessary.
However, the comedic stuff.....the way the heroine reacts....the things most of the characters in this manga go through.....absolutely HILARIOUS. I had never laughed so much at a shoujo to the point of tears until I read this manga. I especially love the way the author draws out her characters' expressions.....often, her characters appear to be on the verge of becoming awkward and demonic, which adds to the hilarity of the tale.
Seriously, I don't regret reading this. It makes me wonder how people perceive me when I'm out and about, versus when I'm at home....alone.....where no one can judge my own embarrassing ways. xD
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by RemmeR
September 14th, 2013, 2:07pm
Read it...Seriously just do it! I won't take no for an answer!

Originally I just read the two firt chapters but then thought that this wasn't something for me. But that was mostly because I didn't realise it was such an emphasis on the comedy and at the time I just wanted to read a sweet story with a PRETTY heroinne...Hahaha, Nika-chan is nothing like that in her off-form wich probably was what scared me away, haha.


A year later I took it up again because I went through my list and didn't want to leave it unfinished. (I have OCD about that sort of stuff, haha). Anyway, if I be damned this isn't the FUNNIEST THING I HAVE EVER READ.

Firstly, the changes between her off and on mode are hilarious and, let's face it, I'm not the only one who thinks that I'm exactly like her. I was a little bit reluctant to admit it, but then I took a look in the mirror and realised that the story might as well be written about me. Isn't it what we all do? Put up a nice facade when we go out to meet people and at home we PIG OUT! biggrin

And now to another IMPORTANT aspect of this series. I read some of the comments, which basically say that they are disapointed in the realism of their love life and so on and so forth. but what Aida Natsumi-sensei has done is pure geniousness...

She has, without a doubt, took every single part of a shoujo cliché and put it in here, and made it hilarious. Think about it...

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Nika becomes best friends with her enemies, just like every other manga, (Hana Yori Dango for an example) and she also brings in the "third wheel" who stirs things up between the couple because one of them likes her and/or want to take revenge. Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.

List a couple of clichés in your head, that you think is typical shoujo. I guarante you that the mangaka has taken them in to this story. But here is the genious in it all. She makes all these clichés funny in an ironic way. Which is why this story is so funny to begin with.

Nikas family is the solemn reason to why I cannot keep reading this late at night because I'll wake my neighbours from laughing. And those little special segments in the end of the chapters when the auhor explains different types of switch girl "syndromes" makes the most of this entire series.

Needles to say, I love it, and if you like comedy, you'll love it to.

Also, I wrote this while wearing sweatpants, greasy hair in bun, no make up on and pigging out on pocky to my hearts content. Like a true switch girl in off mode! wink

... Last updated on September 14th, 2013, 2:14pm
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This is cracking me up!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by evinrud3005
July 15th, 2013, 2:24pm
I love this series because of its quirks. Drop the melodrama: if you want a good shoujo, this isn't the proper one, as I think the story in itself is not the best. But the comedy is what makes me give this a 10. Maybe I am too slack about it, but every time I get to a chapter, my belly gets hurting because of some of the jokes. Of course it's over the top, but that's what makes it great! And I can, without any doubt, see myself in some of the comments and criticisms (even if I hope I use a lesser degree of it!!).
So if you want a good fun time, got for it!!
But if you want a true romance that makes your heart beat furiously, I suggest you continue looking!
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My big problem with this series.   
Rating: N/A
by Lucifel
August 25th, 2012, 6:29pm
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Nika telling Arata to forgive his mother for nearly two decades of cheating on his father is just disgusting.

The series is interesting with a funny heroine and a different situation but this is just such a moronic turn of events. Hate is a perfectly reasonable feeling to have for someone and telling someone to get over something like that defies belief.

... Last updated on August 25th, 2012, 6:31pm
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by nesfe
May 1st, 2012, 2:38pm
I'll be honest, I had great expectations after reading the first couple of chapters. The story was funny, the main female lead wasn't like the average shoujo lead, and the art looks really good.

However, as the story progressed it quickly started to disappoint. Examples (contains spoilers from first 5 volumes)
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
I found it really annoying that almost the next day after the female lead realizes that she is in love with the main lead, a love rival appears, starts blackmailing her to sleep with him [he knows her secret], she refuses. He then confesses his love for her. She starts thinking he's not such a bad guy [wtf, he just tried to blackmail you, literally a day ago] and starts wavering between the 2 males. (shoujo cliche used badly number 1)

My second disappointment was how the male lead back story was handled. His mother was cheating on his father from before he was born till he was 12. So 12+ years of infidelity and she only stopped when she was caught in the act. 5 years later, she shows up wanting to fix their relationship. All that is fine .

What i had a problem with, the moment the main female lead hears the story [he tells her he still sees the images clear in his head off his mother cheating] she tells him to go live with his mother o_0. (shoujo cliche used badly number 2)

For me this was a manga that started really good, turned cliche and used these cliches badly. Events should have extended and handled better. All in all, still a good read but fell really short from my high expectations.

... Last updated on May 1st, 2012, 2:40pm
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Sakura29
May 1st, 2012, 1:14am
I like the art and the story was okay but the main reason why I dropped this was because of the main character. I hate her attacks on the main lead. I know it's meant to be funny but it just pisses me off because I've seen lots of manga with love crazy girls. She's strong when it comes to defending others and stuff, I don't know I forgot a lot I dropped it ages ago, but when it comes to her own feelings she's so very insecure! Like come on! Other than that it was a pretty good manga but just a lousy main lead.
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by slykid
April 7th, 2012, 3:27pm
Too me, Kare kano is much better, yeah it may ne deeper, but tbh I liked the anime, and it seriously made me laugh ! this women's cut and copy paste of playserism should not be promoted.Tbh I can't even remember half of what happened...and I read it 2 days ago ..

... Last updated on April 7th, 2012, 3:28pm
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Not quite Kare Kano   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by SpankyMcFlych
December 3rd, 2011, 12:19pm
Not quite as funny, not quite as dramatic, not quite as touching. This series falls short of Kare Kano in pretty much all ways. Way too far on the childish side of shoujo to boot. The characters in KareKano were deep and heartwarming, the characters in switch girl are just cheap copies. Disappointing but what can you do, this story's already been told and told much better. Go read KareKano if you havn't already.

... Last updated on December 3rd, 2011, 12:23pm
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