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From Serenus-Dreamers:
Asuka is a guy who has likings for girly things like shoujo manga, baking, and sewing. However, his mother forbids this and wants him to grow up manly. He starts learning kendo and karate and grows up to be the stoic guy his mother wants him to be.
But can he fight the urge of falling in love and revealing his true self?


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Associated Names
Chàng Trai Hoàn Hảo
Maiden Man
Otomen: Um Doce de garoto

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Latest Release(s)
c.15 by S2scans over 5 years ago
v.4 c.14 by I Eat Manga over 8 years ago
v.4 c.13 by I Eat Manga over 8 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews

6 topics, 25 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (713 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.03 / 10.0
 28% (202 votes)
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Last Updated
March 3rd 2018, 8:59pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Bessatsu Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (18 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #547 increased(+75)
Monthly Pos #847 decreased(-14)
3 Month Pos #1075 increased(+7)
6 Month Pos #1060 decreased(-10)
Year Pos #1050 decreased(-26)

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Forum Posts
Mystery Scanlation Group? over 4 years ago
Otomen to End in November over 5 years ago
How does he not realize his friend is writing manga about him? over 6 years ago
Otomen - The unconventional "heroine" over 7 years ago
Otomen & Soushoku danshi over 8 years ago

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cute but weird? the same time?   
Rating: N/A
by elalendi
March 2nd, 2009, 2:58pm
What I love: how the mangaka throws away the cliches by making the protagonist a guy, make that a girly guy who ends up loving a tomboy-ish girl. He looks manly and does many manly acts but he blushes, cooks, and sews stuff in an extremely cute way. And that's... cute, but weird. I keep expecting him to take off his wig and announce that he's a girl.

What I don't like: the slight shounen-ai touches in this. This Asuka person has so many potential lovers!!! And 90% of them are guys. That's right: he's a guy magnet just as much as he's a chick magnet. it's weird. But also hilarious.
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Cutie Rainbow   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by cliff
February 28th, 2009, 3:52pm
It's so funny how the guy tries to be "manly" despite of his love for cute stuff. It's kinda similar to Boku to Kanojo no XXX but this is so much fun in my opinion. It's light, kinda romantic at times, cool, cute... it's just like rainbow. I read another manga about brothers living together by the same mangaka and it discouraged me from reading otomen at first but I got hook when I read the first chapter. So, give it a try
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Rating: N/A
by daisukekamiya
February 27th, 2009, 4:41pm
reading this reminds me of my dad....I love the main character how he acts manly infront of others while having such a girly heart, at some points I thought this was going to take a yaoi turn, but that only made it more fun to read!
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Funny and very Unpredictable!!!!!!!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lileychristie
June 23rd, 2008, 8:09am
I never really like shoujo but this one really grabbed me!!!!!!!!!!

It's soooooooo hilarious I can't stop laughing reading it. But it also has some meaning to say, people has the right to be whoever they wanted to be ^^

And the story is not cliche like other shoujos too, it's so unpredictable, even the first chapter surprise me!

A MUST READ!!!! ^^
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awzum XD   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by RitoYuki
June 21st, 2008, 1:47am
haha xD gosh why is this manga so friggin' hilarious? XDDD
itz somehow way diff than those typical shoujo manga I usually read n gawd XDD I had to laugh so hard on each chap XD
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love it!   
Rating: N/A
by pinkandblack
May 12th, 2008, 11:46pm
I really like the drawing and the the otomen/girly guy looks good same with his friend, the one who writes and draw shoujo mangas. I'm just impatiently waiting for the romance to start between the main girl and guy! The story is different, it doesn't seem to be typical. At first, i thought it would be shounen ai or something but it's not, it's just about a girly guy who's trying to hide his true identity and he has a secret crush on a girl, who is also his friend and it goes on from there but it's really interesting! I can't wait for more!
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Rating: N/A
by In-tuition
February 18th, 2008, 8:41pm
I love Kanno Aya's artwork. It's beautiful, of course, and the pictures are very consistent and er.. "read nicely".

However, I was expecting more from the story, because "Forever Honey" was so nice and deep. Maybe I'm being biased, because I prefer stories with female leads and would've given this manga a higher rating if the gender roles were switched.. bigrazz But minus that, the story is just really bland. It's lacking something that I can't quite put my finger on.
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Rating: N/A
by Romashk
August 26th, 2007, 2:50pm
EH... how should I put it? Hmmm... Well I kinda want to know how will this manga end, But I didn't get attached to it. Things go unsually smooth(even for a shoujo manga), maybe that is why it's not so interesting. Cute, yeah, but nothing more...
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Rating: N/A
August 19th, 2007, 11:44am
asuka is so cute!! >w< the art is absolutely amazing too. MUST READ.
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Unique in Role Reversal rather than Body Swap   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Mandy Rin
August 16th, 2007, 2:53am
An interesting study into gender roles, which is enhanced due to the social conditions in Japan. Or, you know, a fun role-reversal manga.

It is refreshing to see a mangaka that does not condemn their characters for harbouring hobbies that do not coincide with their gender, but rather promotes the positive message of being yourself, despite gender preconceptions. All too often, males are portrayed as tough fighters, while females are proficient at cooking and sewing in shoujo manga, making this series stand out.

On the manga itself - the art is extremely attractive and the format is easy to read (one does not have to re-read pages to understand). Unique concept. I was pleasantly surprised by the character of Miyakozuka Ryou, who portrays a more realistic version of the modern teenage girl.
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