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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 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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Manga Allman (Shueisha)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #654 increased(+38)
Monthly Pos #1334 increased(+182)
3 Month Pos #2069 decreased(-128)
6 Month Pos #2210 decreased(-18)
Year Pos #2255 decreased(-36)

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On 585 wish lists
On 309 completed 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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Good one but...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by fieryeagle1
October 20th, 2008, 1:24pm
I'm crying inside everytime I see any clothing. If only Hojo-sensei pays more attention to the fashion aspect and can he please not have girls wear heeled sandals that make them look like grannies all the time?
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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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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Sosseres
September 15th, 2007, 5:23am
This series just adds things on instead of ending it. It feels unnatural, but is a great joy since it continues the characters story.
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lame story   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by aminakie
August 30th, 2007, 11:21pm
I dont care so much about the case of his uncle/aunt. it's their prob and nothing to do begin with .i dont really hate something like transgender ( it's their nature ).. But i really hate the fact , the protagonist was sometimes dressed like a girl ( it showed that his will was so weak ) . It's disgusting to me ! i keep reading it because the art is so good and a bit curious about the mysterious girl.
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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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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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Rating: N/A
by Romashk
June 14th, 2007, 6:04am
Well I kanda liked chapters I read so far(1-42). There are alike families out there in real life. Ofcourse, sometimes, I get anoyed be some characters, But mainly this manga is good.
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Funny and surprisingly moving.   
Rating: N/A
by pearlesque
April 15th, 2007, 7:41am
There aren't enough manga series out there that deal with transgenderism in a way that isn't mocking or isn't just a ploy to help along a standard romantic plot. At first (well, the first few chapters) it looks like this is going to be just another kinky gag-centric story, but as the series progresses, it becomes more complex and thought-provoking. The humor that starts off as apparently crass eventually becomes layered and subtle. It's almost like watching a diamond getting cleaned, and achieving its purity over time. Trust me when I say that the seemingly childish beginning turns out to have hidden depths -- the childishness isn't actually the story's (or the mangaka's), but instead the protagonist's. As the main character of the manga matures, so does the manga's outlook.

Hojo Tsukasa gives real depth to his characters, and he treats them with gentleness and dignity. Everyone from the ambiguously gay mafia don to Masahiko's aunt and uncle, and the uncle's prejudiced father -- everyone is given space to develop and grow in the manga. Masahiko himself matures and becomes one of my favorite characters ever. (Of course, Masahiko's uncle remains my favorite. Guh, SO HAWT! Although the aunt is pretty hot, too. Decisions, decisions...)

I just love this story. Thank you, Nojay, for scanslating this.
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very addicting   
Rating: N/A
by Dax Baxter
April 2nd, 2007, 12:14am
When i first started reading it, i was thinking to myself, no way I'm going to like this, but here i am giving it 10 stars and eagerly anticipating the next release, the story is about a guy who has to live with his uncle/aunt (take the slash however you want it) and hilarity ensues, must read if you like gender benders

on a side note my only qualm is the drawing style and in that only the eyes because it always looks like they're cross eyed.

... Last updated on April 2nd, 2007, 12:15am
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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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