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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 3 by Decadence 2 months ago
v.11 c.Extras 1-2 by Decadence 6 months ago
v.11 c.68 by Transcendence 8 months ago
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Status in Country of Origin
25 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews

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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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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #567 increased(+167)
Monthly Pos #1141 increased(+141)
3 Month Pos #1460 increased(+29)
6 Month Pos #1597 increased(+154)
Year Pos #1826 increased(+19)

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On 1074 wish lists
On 98 completed lists
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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 5 years ago
ch27 over 6 years ago
Help! Chapters 27-33 ? over 6 years ago

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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)
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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: 9.5 / 10.0
by MySwirl
September 28th, 2009, 4:28am
It really catches me right from the beginning. The story is funny and you can "de-energize" while reading it because it's a simple work which makes you laugh.
The art could be better but it fits to the story, I think.
Don't expect deep going character or story-development and make sure, that you need not a serious but funny manga.
You sure will recognise yourself in this work here and there.

And don't fotget it's NOT Kare Kano at all and it's not supposed to be like that. It's very different, indeed. I also read and LOVED Kane Kano, but I also love Switch Girl because they are totally different stories and characters and all...

... Last updated on July 5th, 2012, 9:36am
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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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Frickin' hilarious   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by turnip head
July 27th, 2011, 10:48am
I was worried that this would head into love triangle mediocrity but it veered off into another more delightful direction entirely. So good. Not a deep read but honest and memorable. I've read so many unmemorable shoujo that when I come across a diamond in the rough like this I get excited. off beat and adorable. Good stuff.
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Rating: N/A
by cherrykookie
June 26th, 2011, 3:10am
I liked the start. It was funny and refreshing, but then somewhere along the line it got cliche which was where i lost interest... Very typical shoujo. Go for Kare Kano instead if you want something more realistic and serious.. If you want something very light and funny then go for this.
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A good laugh   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by 1122shadows
October 10th, 2011, 8:59pm
Despite the humorous tone, the romance between Nika and Arata is moving. The side characters are lovable and there aren't too many characters that are in the "love to hate" category, so it keeps the magna fun and appealing.

... Last updated on October 10th, 2011, 9:00pm
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Similar to Kare Kano, but...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by periwinkle
September 26th, 2010, 2:36pm
...but it's funnier, and a lot less serious than Kare Kano was. With Kare Kano, there was a lot of emphasis on more realistic themes (pregnancy, abandonment, abuse, etc.) and with Switch Girl!!, it's pretty much all pure shoujo--girl trying to get guy, girl failing, and somehow everything will probably work on in the end.

The humor in this is pretty much an in-your-face-slapstick type of humor, but it is humorous and there are its very unrealistic (albeit hilarious) moments. The emotion in this is really good to, so if you're looking for a pretty light, funny story to read, this is one that would be good to explore.
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I love this!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by katrea
August 13th, 2009, 10:17am
Probably one of the few shoujo manga that really made me laugh. Nika is hilarious and Arata is gorgeous... I was starting to get a little bored in the later chapters (mainly about the sneaking into the school thing), but after reading chapter 55... I fell in love with this manga again. ^_^ It's a chapter to look forward to... (so sweet!).
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Only 3 Chapters so far....   
Rating: N/A
by djbreezy
June 10th, 2010, 11:58pm
It's only been 3 chapters and I've been laughing quite a bit. The girl's personality is charming and unique. And her reactions to certain events are hilarious as well. However the manga doesn't lack in the romance department and has a perfect of balance of romance and comedy.
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Rating: N/A
by iitzHans
August 5th, 2009, 10:30pm
This manga is so like me that it's no joke. I stumbled on it randomly and my jaws dropped in how much the main character and I are alike. I have an On/Off thing going on too. After all, it's a necessity to survive in society.

But moving along.. Fantastic manga. Although I've only read 3 chapters, it shows promise and the guy is very good looking with a twisted personality. But who doesn't hate bad boys?
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