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Boku ni Natta Watashi  
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From Storm in Heaven:

Welcome to Momoko's waking nightmare. Things were settled, they were! She was SUPPOSED to have gone to a normal school, made normal friends, and led a blissfully normal life. But the universe is just cruelly, irredeemably, monstrously unfair, so instead she found herself thrown out of home, stuck in an all-boys boarding school with a roommate she hates, cursed with a hideous haircut and wearing clothes which, to be frank, she wouldn't be seen dead in. And the only thing worse than her current situation is the one that she'll be in if anyone ever realizes that she is, in fact, a girl. Everything is wrong! Particularly the fact that, even though she's surrounded by amazingly gorgeous guys, her chances of romance are less than zero. But with life this complicated, something's bound to give - and so it does.


Related Series
Dare Nimo (Side Story)

Associated Names
รักวุ่นๆ ของหนุ่มจำเป็น
A Girl or a Boy?
Bokuninatta Watashi
I Became a Boy
Secret Girl - Bokuninatta Watashi

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Latest Release(s)
v.5 c.Extras 1-3 (end) by Storm in Heaven over 8 years ago
v.5 c.16 by Storm in Heaven over 9 years ago
v.5 c.15 by Storm in Heaven over 9 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 7.3 / 10.0 (922 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.28 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 9th 2017, 9:47pm PST



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Cheese! (Shogakukan)

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Monthly Pos #900 increased(+252)
3 Month Pos #1346 increased(+112)
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It's Alright. Nothing new~   
Rating: 7.8 / 10.0
by shininghero16
June 23rd, 2011, 6:48pm
Like many before me, it's important to mention that this manga is indeed very clique. Still, it's a funny read that will keep you entertained.

There's nothing new about a girl cross-dressing as a guy and sneaking into a boy's dorm. And it's pretty obvious from the very start where the whole thing is headed.

But still, the art is gorgeous, Seriously, the guys are HOT. And the main character, despite being your typical main heroine has some funny quirks to her that sort of sets her apart from other heroines with the same personality. Plus, I think the romance was well developed for the most part.

If you're looking for an original shoujo that will keep you on your toes, then no, this isn't the manga you should be reading. But if you're looking for a fun romance with quirky characters, then it wouldn't hurt to give this a try.

Characters: 6.5/10
Art: 10/10
Plot: 6/10
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Entertaining Read   
Rating: N/A
by debbiejedigirl
January 11th, 2011, 2:58am
The first thoughts I had when I started reading this manga were: "This is nothing but a Hana Kimi knockoff". Even the main characters had a resemblance! Nevertheless, I decided to finish it. And I must say I'm glad. While the series does have some resemblance to Hana Kimi and holds every shoujo cliche you can fit in there, it's still pretty entertaining. There are some funny moments and it's overall very enjoyable. And there's also the final side story: "The Change of Feelings Line". That was truly a beautiful heartwarming story. I was glad I decided to finish this manga, otherwise I would not have read that story.
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very cute   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by xdeLiiRiOus
November 1st, 2009, 8:59pm
I love it! I rarely ever reread manga but with this one, I reread it all the time. it's shoujo, and all shoujos contain cliches. I found the female lead adorable, she's dumb but to an extent and you know that she truly is a good person. it was cute, and it made me laugh, I love it. I love shimaki ako's works, and this is one of my faves.

... Last updated on November 1st, 2009, 9:00pm
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Don't waste your time......   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by ffleur
May 13th, 2008, 12:55pm
I must agree with xObscurexOmenx... we'll mate, you said everything!
Make yourself a favor and go read Hana Kimi before it damages your brain!

Quote from xObscurexOmenx
The premise seems interesting. The characters seem interesting. It all seems like it would be, well, interesting.

Well, turns out that it isn't.

As has been said, this manga moves WAY too fast. The female lead seems rather stupid and simple-minded as well. For example, two people already know about her "secret" within the first few chapters, AND she actually yells said secret at the top of her lungs within the first few days of being "male." Which, to me, doesn't seem like a very smart move. So I wasn't too impressed with her foresight... Or lack of it.

As for any relationship, it definitely moves waaaay too fast for the situation, and Momoko's pushiness does NOT factor in well. Who declares, without any previous thought, her love to someone she has only known for a week or two? Apparently Momoko does. Who, after only a day or two of "dating" someone, orders that he should kiss her? Momoko again.

In short, everything just goes too quickly. The gender bending aspect of this manga is completely wasted by the early unveiling of the deception, taking away much of the story's potential. Also, Momoko's general personality just rubbed me the wrong way- she's naive, pushy, simple-minded, and physically weak.

... Last updated on May 13th, 2008, 1:00pm
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Rating: 7.1 / 10.0
by pearlized
March 27th, 2008, 8:39pm
to me, it's like a cheap imitation of Hana Kimi. kind of like.. whoever wrote this was annoyed that it took Mizuki and Sano so long to get together in Hana Kimi, so they made it happen quickly in Boku ni Natta Watashi. It's definitely too quick though. The characters don't even know each other and they're confessing! jeez. plus there's a *little* smut. it's just mindless shoujo; I see no real value in it. The art is good, but nothing special, the plot is boring & overused, and the characters have no dimensions. I'll probably keep reading it because I don't mind stupid shoujo so much. it's a matter of opinion, I suppose.
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super cute manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by aharolul
May 8th, 2008, 11:26am
i LOVE the drawings here! lol
and these two are soooo cute
the only annoying thing is that they ALWAYS get interrupted!
but it's a really really cute manga!
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Nozoni
August 25th, 2007, 7:45pm
this is so a lovable manga i at first thought it was going to be a sad manga but boy was i wrong it's got everything romance-ish comedy seriousness so yeah. i would so reccomand it cant wait to see what happens
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Too Fast   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by phanzanu
May 20th, 2007, 9:35am
Not my stuff. The story's too fast, there's no focus on the relationships, and it's like I'm just skimming over it rather than reading it. Everything just goes into place and there's no impact at all.

Not good enough for me.
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Rating: N/A
by theabbster1
December 15th, 2015, 12:44am
The girl annoys me. The guy is so perfect--almost too perfect for her. She's pretty dumb and kind of selfish most of the time. I hate it when one person always has to make sacrifices in the relationship in this case it is the guy over and over. She's helpless. Despite all that it's a somewhat satisfying smutty shallow shoujo.

... Last updated on December 15th, 2015, 12:46am
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by chowfunny
April 6th, 2013, 11:00pm
It's like a less-developed Hanazakari no Kimitachi e with mature themes. I enjoyed the art quite a bit and found myself somehow emotionally invested despite the shortness of the story.
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