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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 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 #689 increased(+18)
Monthly Pos #1003 increased(+279)
3 Month Pos #1421 increased(+68)
6 Month Pos #1611 increased(+140)
Year Pos #1805 increased(+40)

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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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so far so good =)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by leilockheart
November 21st, 2011, 1:31pm
im already liking it. very funny.
the arc on shibuya thing, about meika girl was really hilarious.
will edit this later =)
i love someya-sensei, so hot.
i wonder if nika's first love will appear in the future? uhhmm..

... Last updated on November 21st, 2011, 4:02pm
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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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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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although it looked like just another "genre type" manga again   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
March 27th, 2011, 3:15pm
it's refreshing to read a manga that break's cliche's - i definitely recommend reading this

very cute and characters although seemingly exaggerated can be related to, as in how characters act in this manga is not to far from reality of things real people do ^_^ i'm sure many of us have our own or at least know of know plenty of people who have "switch mode" behaviors
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still honest   
Rating: N/A
by darcyaglow
November 15th, 2010, 4:42pm
The on/off switch mode is only for appearance.
I like chapter 21. Nika dare to show Arata her true and embarassing self. Both of them are honest to each others and really confident that their partner can accept who they really are.
At first I think the female lead here is a liar who always insecured and try to hire who she really is. But it turns out to be totally different. The more I read, the more I like Nika.
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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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Sounds an awful lot like   
Rating: N/A
by Kittycat101
September 19th, 2010, 1:54am
an kare kano rip off. Rather blatant as well, cant believe somebody hasnt tried to sue her, well i guess once i read this eventually ill find otu if its better or worse than the original...but im going to guess that if the mangaka cant come up with an original plot herself, the story is going to suck.
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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: 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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