Watashi no Shounen
My Boy
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Watashi no Shounen

Alternative Titles

English: My Boy
Japanese: 私の少年


Type: Manga
Volumes: 9
Chapters: 43
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 25, 2015 to Oct 26, 2020
Genres: DramaDrama, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Takano, Hitomi (Story & Art)


Score: 7.921 (scored by 19681,968 users)
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Ranked: #8712
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Popularity: #1897
Members: 7,168
Favorites: 177
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Satoko Tawada is an office worker. She's almost 30 years old, but she still hasn't been able to find happiness in her life. Fate brings her with Mashuu Hayami, a beautiful 12-year-old boy whom she finds practicing soccer all by himself in the park. Out of a whim, she decides to help Mashuu with his practice, with her knowledge of soccer at her disposal. As they practice together on an everyday routine, the two eventually develop an emotional bond. When Satoko's ex-boyfriend deceives her, Mashuu gladly comforts her. And when Satoko learns of Mashuu's mostly absent parents, she starts to concern herself with his personal life. The two lonely souls find common ground and develop an emotional bond that transcends their age difference and circumstances. With this newfound bond, new feelings start to sprout within Satoko. Are these feelings that of maternity? Or is it something else?

(Source: Batoto)


Watashi no Shounen has been published in English as My Boy by Vertical, Inc. since April 10, 2018.


More reviewsReviews

Mar 13, 2021
suwachi (All reviews)
Rewritten, Spoiler Free Review

Note: I don't condone the two pursuing having a romantic relationship. I'm not gonna judge on whatever you think, but pls don't try asking for my opinion on that. I find it weird that they would turn their mother/son kind relationship romantic

Watashi No Shounen is a manga about two people, an adult and a juvenile, finding purpose and joy in their lives from the relationship they share. But the problem is their age gap.

If you've ever had a relationship with someone but something or someone else held you back from having that relationship, I high recommend this manga. How the 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
Jul 12, 2018
fuka-eri (All reviews)
I want MORE of this.

This manga is so refreshing; the leads, art, and its plot. if you like shotacon, (REAL SHOTACON, not those whose mc are only young on the age but is looking older than the female mc) this is a good read for you. It is beautifully drawn though there are parts that I didn't appreciate the partitions of panels which is really minor and can easily be overlook. The development is steady and the female lead is level-headed (not those cringe-type)

I'm really curious to how it will turn out so I'm really really looking forward for more updates!

Jul 4, 2018
happiness97 (All reviews)
Spoiler-free short review

Unbelievable good and unique Manga.


I really love the cover of ''Watashi no Shounen'' / "My Boy", that's what took my interest in starting to read this Manga first. Overall, Takano Hitomi's artstyle is seriously amazing and beautiful! You don't see that often nowadays. She potrays the feelings of each character with her art style really well!
Furthermore, each page of the Manga is not too full nor to empty, just perfect! You can easily read it.

Takano Hitomi puts so much effort and thoughts in creating the characters of the story. They have realistic characteristic features, I can understand the thoughts Satoko really well. And read more

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