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Teruteru x Shounen

Teruteru x Shounen

Alternative Titles

English: Teru Teru x Shonen
Synonyms: TeruTeru x Boy
Japanese: てるてる×少年

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 11
Chapters: 66
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 5, 2001 to Nov 20, 2004
Authors: Takao, Shigeru (Story & Art)
Serialization: Hana to Yume

Statistics

Score: 7.211 (scored by 176 users)
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Ranked: #62322
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Popularity: #9208
Members: 527
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Volumes: /11
Chapters: /66

Synopsis

Before she left her rural village to go to school in the big city, 6-year-old Shinobu told her friend Saizou to grow up strong so he could someday come and protect her. Now 16, Shinobu's enjoying life at the Tokyo Private Imperial Academy. But when a male exchange student comes to the school, it turns out to be none other than Saizou! Although his appearance hasn't changed much, he is now a skilled ninja. And his arrival couldn't be more timely: Someone is out to get Shinobu, but no one knows who or why. Saizou wants to be more than a protector to his old friend—but he may have a rival.

(Source: CMX)

Background

Teru Teru x Shounen had seven volumes published in English by CMX Manga from March 31, 2008 to July 6, 2010 before the publisher went defunct.

Characters

Oshiro, Shinobu
Oshiro, Shinobu
Main
Oku, Saizou
Oku, Saizou
Main
Mishima, Sasuke
Mishima, Sasuke
Supporting
Chiyo, Kakei
Chiyo, Kakei
Supporting
Miyoshi, Kenzou
Miyoshi, Kenzou
Supporting
Miyoshi, Harumi
Miyoshi, Harumi
Supporting
Kouda, Shougo
Kouda, Shougo
Supporting

More reviewsReviews

Desk05
May 20, 2015
STORY:
I decided to read this manga for two reasons: I like ninjas and I liked the mangaka's work in Issho ni Neyou yo.

Teru Teru x Shounen is very slow-paced. Although, there are some ninja moments most of the story revolves around politics, heritage and freedom. The cliché 'bird trapped in a cage' analogy is referenced often in later chapters.

The writing was predictable but interesting. I found myself making a bunch of educated guesses about the identities of the characters. I would think, “I bet someone so will be evil” and I would be right, but said character's reason for evil would surprise me. The pleasant read more
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Tea-StainedBrain
Jun 6, 2016
I'll try to make this review as spoiler-free as possible...

Story: 6
Let's start with the positive aspects:
As the synopsis suggests, this story is about ninja. Well, it's not ninja in naruto fashion, but in clan-sort-of fashion with ninja as bodyguards. I found this realistic and interesting. Another nice thing about this manga is the development of romance. In my opinion, it's nicely paced, not too fast. Most shojo manga I have read had this crazy pace of budding romance to the point. This manga, however, made me relate to and see how they (at least the male lead) are attracted to each other. Though I have read more
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