Ranked #1185

Shounen Dolls (Manga)

Shounen Dolls

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Boy Dolls, Thousand and One Nights Nocturne, Senichiya Nocturne, Kanojo no Neko
Japanese: 少年ドールズ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 18
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 23, 2008 to Aug 10, 2011
Genres: Fantasy, Shoujo
Authors: Hibiki, Wataru (Story & Art)
Serialization: LaLa DX


Score: 7.891 (scored by 1387 users)
Ranked: #11852
Popularity: #1561
Members: 3,485
Favorites: 43
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Etou Ageha is the successor of a family that have been doll makers for generations. Everyone in her family has a special ability - to be able to hear the voices of dolls. With the two guardian dolls, Leo and Yuki, Ageha should be able to become the true leader of the family, but due to some complications, Yuki was lost a long time ago. And thus, our heroine is on a quest to find the lost doll, while accompanied by the other guardian doll, Leo...

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Included one-shots:
Volume 3: Kanojo no Neko
Volume 4: Sen'ichiya Nocturne (Thousand and One Nights Nocturne)


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Apr 22, 2015
This story is unique because I have never read anything about doll-makers. This manga even made me sympathize with the love of a classroom skeleton and the Greek statue of Venus! Not many mangas can make me care about a love story between humans less alone inanimate objects. There are few cliches in Shounen Dolls. However, the inevitable does happen and Ageha falls in love with one of the dolls. Thankfully, it took time for any romantic feelings to arise. I like that the manga wasted no time in recovering Yukinosuke, the other half of the yin/yang doll pair. He was found in the first read more
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Jul 15, 2011
How come nobody's reviewed this yet?? Lol anyways...

Shounen dolls is about a girl who can talk to dolls (the ability, of which, gave her many "she's crazy" or "A doll fanatic O.O" comments), and her 2 "guard-dolls". At first look you'd think that the whole story is about finding Yuki, her lost doll, BUUUT it's not LoL (They found him in.. *cough* 1st chapter *cough*) Anyway, the story doesn't really have muxh to it, I haven't seen any ACTUAL storyline yet.

For me this is something light and fun to read when you can't find anything else.
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