Ranked #1689
Pretty Face (Manga)

Pretty Face

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English: Pretty Face
Japanese: プリティフェイス


Type: Manga
Volumes: 6
Chapters: 53
Status: Finished
Published: May 14, 2002 to Jun 9, 2003
Authors: Kano, Yasuhiro (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)


Score: 7.811 (scored by 7069 users)
Ranked: #16892
Popularity: #263
Members: 11,794
Favorites: 473
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comedy ecchi romance shounen


Randou Masashi, a self-centered, brash karate star, was the victim of a horrific bus accident that left him comatose, his face terribly disfigured by extensive burns.

Genius plastic surgeon Dr. Manabe saved Randou's life and went to work on his face, gradually reconstructing it based on a photograph found in the wreckage of the bus. But in a cruel twist of fate, the photo that the doctor used as his reference was not a picture of Randou, but of Rina Kurimi, the girl whom Randou has a crush on!

(Source: MU)


Kurimi, Rina
Manabe, Jun
Masashi, Randou
Kurimi, Yuna

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Nov 29, 2007
Imagine being a guy that is involved in a horrific traffic accident. You wake up from a year long coma and everyone thinks your dead but what’s worse is that you have a girl's face.

That’s the basic setting for this hilarious Gender Bender, Romantic, Comedy. The stupid story for Pretty Face started incredibly well, as most of the guys reading this will be able to understand how Randou (male protagonist) feels to be forced into this situation. After the initial beginning, the story just becomes a bunch of random events about Randou trying to keep his true identity hidden. This can be pretty difficult when read more
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Apr 28, 2009
"Pretty Face" follows a tradition of absurd manga storylines, such as 'Tuxedo Gin and A.I. Love You," that have never been adapted as an anime. Regardless, these absurd romantic comedies, "Pretty Face" included contribute greatly to the genre of comics known as anime. Thanks to Yasuhiro Kano, the author, do we now fear bus accidents for more reason than just death, could we really become a member of the opposite gender because of such an event? Kano-sensei says, "YES!"

Drawing quality in this series is good but not extrodinary. Many character designs seem generic, in fact i could argue that they all have the same face read more
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User Recommendations

"Pretty Face" and "Akane-chan Overdrive" Both protagonists deal with similar situations, being genderbent, although the latter its slightly more extreme. The way they go through their new everyday life is also quite similar. If you liked Pretty Face, give Akane-chan Overdrive a shot, since they're nearly clones.
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Both series are stories about young men who have comically altered appearances and end up lodging with the women they long for while the world believes them dead. They are both also comparable to Detective Conan.

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