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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.


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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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Funny and fun to read   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by 1122shadows
November 29th, 2011, 9:27pm
There's no reason not to try this, if you like shoujo romances, this is a good one. The story might be a little predictable but then most shoujo manga are. Momoko's romance with Itou is complete and he makes the perfect boyfriend, so you won't be disappointed. Plus the art is nice too.

... Last updated on November 29th, 2011, 9:28pm
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1 good manga   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by hypercrazyemo
December 15th, 2010, 11:47am
Loved manga, tension, comedy, romace, school life
the twists and the different characters ><
although the ending is a liiiitle bit predictable, well very, but hey it's a good read, and yes i got addicted to it O.o
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by LUEser
November 6th, 2009, 11:51am
This is a really wonderful series full of problems that you can relate to in reality. Haha, I could feel Takanashi's pain about barely getting to see Itou in the end. I didn't really like Kawamaki though (the homosexual guy)... :/ But I really did feel his pain when everyone knew that he was gay, sitting in the middle of the room being picked on like that.

... Last updated on September 23rd, 2012, 12:07pm
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Rating: 6.6 / 10.0
by FifteenVersts
September 3rd, 2009, 7:11am
1) I read this before Hana Kimi, but I still must admit BoNaWa is unoriginal. Shoujo cliches are present. However, some people like shoujo precisely for this aspect (like how cheap romnovs always have a happy ending). Remember that 75% of manga is entertainment, not art; this question for this series is, does it manage to entertain?
2) The artwork is very good. I can't really fault it at all, and it stays at the same quality throughout. It's clean, (relatively) realistic and pretty rather than spectacularly beautiful. It's totally modern, I can't see any Saitou Chiho-style oldschool influence. Facefaults are used reasonably sparely however.
3) I disagree that the series is fillerish. It's only 5 volumes and I found it reasonably tight. Nothing comes to mind that I would really cut out. Plus there are extra stories.
4) The characters are unoriginal. The guys are hot, but that's all there is to them. The girl isn't unpleasant, ugly or dumb, but just not interesting.
5) The storyline is, I've already said, unoriginal. It's unrealistic, but manages to look realistic anyway (probably helped by the aforementioned art). Its attempts at humour have mixed results; I smiled mostly.
6) So in conclusion, this series is mildly entertaining. There are far better examples in this same genre, even if all you want is generic shoujo.

... Last updated on September 3rd, 2009, 7:12am
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Boku ni Natta Watashi   
Rating: N/A
by EtceteraSpeed
June 21st, 2009, 1:08am
Great artwork, sweet characters, funny, dramatic, lighthearted, and not a copycat of any manga. Though, yes, you could say that this storyline has been used before (ex: Hana Kimi). But it strays from the way-too-innocent shoujo aspect. Personally, I love shoujo, but sometimes, I find the repitition amazingly annoying. It's nice to find a manga that leaves me feeling refreshed. Truly, truly, truly, truly, absolutely, and completely NOT a copycat of Hana Kimi. And if you absolutely have to declare it's a copycat, it doesn't matter... because it so owns Hana Kimi.
I could read this again and again. And though I'm not saying it didn't have some flaws, Boku ni Natta Watashi was so good, I overlooked them.
Give it a shot.
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by HosenElis
June 28th, 2008, 4:16am
i don't believe someone can fall in love easily like that>.< and the main girl very agreesive!!!
But the story is cute.....^^

... Last updated on June 28th, 2008, 4:17am
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Like Hana-Kimi   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Dubby
November 10th, 2007, 10:11pm
It's just like Hana-Kimi ^_^ Except Momoko knows that Itou knows her gender XD

And erm- she's not as dense. o.o BUT I'M NOT BAD MOUTHING HANA-KIMI, I LOVE HANA-KIMI >___. 'Tis my fav series evar

...but yes...

Can't wait for more n.n

Hana-Kimi's still better tho' >_>

... Last updated on January 7th, 2008, 6:46pm
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1st Oneshot!   
Rating: N/A
by sculamio
February 3rd, 2013, 1:51pm
Was great! haha, that's all I read of this series, actually, since people recommended it. The oneshot had a pretty good plot line with interesting characters, anyways smile

... Last updated on February 3rd, 2013, 1:52pm
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One of my Favorites!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by PaprikaPrincess
January 27th, 2011, 12:41am
I love this manga- I must have reread it about 30 times. The plot is good and steady, it never gets boring and never gets repetitive. The comedy is great, I always found myself laughing out loud and the romance was adorable- with just enough sexual tension to get me squealing. XDDDDD I loved the characters, even the supporting ones and thought each one was developed nicely. The only thing that would have made it better is if it were longer!!! X3 I <3 Shimaki Ako
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Couldnt even pass the first volume.   
Rating: N/A
by Mionime
July 25th, 2010, 10:40pm
I stopped reading at page 35 of the first volume. The main character killed it for me..

Spoiler (highlight to view)
If you announce that you are a girl in a friggen bathroom, in a shoujo manga, full of guys what do you expect? She set herself up for failure and I think that the way those guys were acting was pretty unrealistic anyways. If Im a guy and I announce that I am a girl in a boys restroom, the guys will tell me take off my clothes to verify? I mean..C'mon...

I also don't find the art to be that satisfying either.
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