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: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Dec 25, 2015 to ?
Genres: DramaDrama
Authors: Takano, Hitomi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Monthly Action


Score: 8.021 (scored by 11761,176 users)
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Ranked: #6462
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Popularity: #2348
Members: 5,142
Favorites: 119
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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

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
Oct 31, 2018
DjangoUnchained2 (All reviews)
They're not enough adjectives to describe this master piece, whether it is the character or plot everything just clicks in this manga. You may think "oh it has to be the age gap plot device that makes this compelling like a forbidden fruit" but that is hardly the case, this manga stands alone just on the realistic and dynamic character relations and characterization of the inhabitants that makes you understand the actions and feelings taking place.

The art itself is not outstanding but it has a simple yet very profound touch that makes it perfect for this manga. I would typically say this is manga read more

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