Watashi no Shounen
My Boy
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Watashi no Shounen

Alternative Titles

Japanese: 私の少年
English: My Boy
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Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 9
Chapters: 43
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 25, 2015 to Oct 26, 2020
Genre: Drama Drama
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Authors: Takano, Hitomi (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 7.871 (scored by 27232,723 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #9832
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1683
Members: 9,493
Favorites: 238

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Synopsis

Thirty-year-old Satoko Tawada lives a rather monotonous life: she is single, her office job is dull, her boss is her ex-boyfriend who constantly bothers her, and she has nothing to look forward to in her off-hours. Fed up with another lousy day at work, Satoko stops by a park at night to have a drink and unwind when a stray soccer ball lands by her feet.

Chasing after the ball is a 12-year-old boy named Mashuu Hayami, whom Satoko scolds for being out so late. But soon enough, she learns that evenings are the only time Mashuu is allowed to practice and refine his soccer skills. Due to her past tenure on her university's futsal team and a general concern for his safety at night, Satoko begins to teach Mashuu the basics of soccer.

However, the more time Satoko spends with Mashuu, the more she finds herself becoming a maternal figure for the neglected boy. Mashuu himself begins to find solace in their outings, but not everyone may be able to support or understand their odd relationship.

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Background

Watashi no Shounen was released in English as My Boy by Vertical Inc. from April 10, 2018 to May 10, 2022.

The series was nominated for the 10th Manga Taisho Award in 2017. In the same year, the manga ranked sixth on the Nationwide Bookstore Employees' Recommended Comics of 2017 list, third in the Best Printed Manga category at the third Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Awards, and second on Kono Manga ga Sugoi!'s list of top 20 manga for male readers.

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Mar 13, 2021
taWada (All reviews)
rewriting this for the 3rd time on 3/20/22 because i want to make my review shorter

at first, i really appreciated this manga because i felt as if it portrayed how a mother/son like relationship would be. me and my mother's relationship was really difficult, mainly due to the fact that i was born from my father's affair. it was extremely hard to get along with her but i found comfort in a story like this. it made me like to think about how me and mother's relationship would be like if it was normal.

also, the way takano hitomi portrays separations between mashuu and satoko is read more
May 6, 2021
Gluomme (All reviews)
Boi did this one hit close to home.
Ok so I'll start this review by saying that it will include what I consider minor spoilers but may be considered relatively important by others. It's kinda hard to tell more without spoiling you know. Anyways before spoiling anything, let's just say that : it's a cute story about two people having truckloads of affection for each other but everybody else is kinda frowning when looking in their direction. Go read it.

Now onto the real review.
You know, this type of story with an adult and a child getting together by chance and forming a sort of parent-child relationship read more
May 3, 2022
foxhunt99 (All reviews)
My Boy is such an emotional experience. The author did a too good job of making me emotionally attached to the two main characters. Out of all of the books, movies, TV shows, and comics I have read and watched, My Boy is one of the few ones that have the characters I feel hopelessly attached to and desperately want happiness for them. Yet, I was incredibly sad that as a reader, I am powerless to steer the plot of the story.

The characters (Satoko and Mashuu) and their feelings feel so genuine. I fall in love with them immediately. My Boy is a read more
Sep 16, 2021
Ankithadam (All reviews)
I love reading forbidden love stories. I don't mean the rich girl-poor guy type or love between a couple whose families are bitter enemies. What I meant is the huge age gap in romances, incest, student-teacher, etc.

I honestly loved Domestic girlfriend which portrayed all those, but somewhere down the line it lost its track, but Watashi no shounen is an epic manga that didn't do the same mistake.

This story is about a 30-year-old lady (Satoko) who is tired of life, tired of being forced to live the rules of society finds a 12-year-old boy who is mostly neglected by his parents in a park playing read more

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