Hiromi has a cousin named Mako. When she arrives Hiromi receives a big shock, she clearly remembered her as being a male nine years ago. The female looking hermaphrodite learns about herself and sex through various relationships and the friends she makes. (Source: ANN)
Boku no Futatsu no Tsubasa is a Mature, Gender Bender, Ecchi, Romantic, Comedy about a Hiromi (girl) who is excited about her cousin Mako (boy?), who is going to be living with her to attend high school. However she is shocked to discover Mako is a hermaphrodite. ^_^
I would say the story is just your usual high school Rom/Com but the issue surrounding Mako makes this anything but an ordinary manga. This may be the first time most of us have come across a gender bender, with such a real life concept, which makes it so fascinating to read. In the beginning each chapter basically
brings up another issue or event. Yet instead of having an episodic feel, like most manga of this affinity, the chapters actually link together quite nicely. However the story does go downhill later on, when random developments are just added in.
The artwork is pretty decent with some good looking character designs. However the art style is somewhat crude, which reduces the overall quality of everything, especially the facial expressions.
The characters are pretty interesting but out of all of them Mako is the one this manga is all about. It is hard not to feel concerned about the problems Mako has to deal with but it’s hilarious to see how Mako deals with it all.
Overall Boku no Futatsu no Tsubasa is one of the best Gender Benders, out of all the manga I have read. It’s amazing how well it brings up various issues that we are all thinking whilst reading and give a realistic answer. I can’t stress how many “LOL” moments this manga has in the beginning but that is due to the number of sexual innuendos. So if you don’t mind a very sexually orientated comedy and some incredibly stupid developments, then you must check this out.
*Be warned though, there's a bit of sexual content.*
Who doesn't like hermaphrodites? Probably a lot of people, but that's beside the point.
Hello and welcome to the "Sometimes I Really Question Why I Finished Reading This" segment, where the answer is almost always "Curiosity Killed The Cat".
I like reading weird shit. It's almost always bad in an entertaining way.
Sometimes it's not. Enter Boku no Futatsu no Tsubasa, where it's just bad.
Spoiler warning? The twists are so left field not even Nostradamus could hope to see them coming...
Enter cousins Hiromi (not a hermaphrodite) and Makoto (a hermaphrodite). They have everyday problems, such as boys, the school lesbian, periods, and making sure Makoto doesn't pop a
stiffy in public and let everyone in on the big secret.
Everything is fine and dandy until one day Makoto receives a mysterious cellphone, from someone claiming to be her father.
I don't want to type out an entire plot summary, but it starts off fine enough and turns into the worst train wreck since the 2004 Sri Lanka tsunami rail disaster.
The plot is overtly contrived, with way too many "plot twists" and secretive bad guys out to kidnap Makoto that feel like they're there to inject interest but only succeed in confusing. Characters fail to act rationally (I'm going to have sex with your seedy ex-boyfriend who is a known cheater and only uses women for their bodies because he seems like a nice guy!) and detract from the plot that is barely there by the end.
Should You Read: Boku no Futatsu no Tsubasa? Probably not. There's probably better hermaphrodite manga out there if that's what you're looking for, and if that isn't what you're looking for, then why are you here?
I didn't hate it but there was a lot left to be desired. The art was about the only redeeming thing in this whole manga. The story (especially the ending), was so contrived, it felt the ending was a part of a whole different manga. The character development was poor and it just was a waste of time.
If you want to read a better quality gender bender about a half guy, half girl (though in a different way), you should read After School Nightmare. It has the sci-fi aspect of this manga; the character development and the
mystery is a lot better; and frankly the ending was 20x better than this one.
Edit: I did like how they portrayed the main character in a normal way, in a way where she had problems that were similar (if not the same) to every other teenager.
"Boku no Futatsu no Tsubasa" is an ecchi comedy manga that really feels more like fan service for people who enjoy gender bending stories. I don't feel any need to criticize the themes, but I will say that in many cases the characters come off quite shallow. For instance, wile I certainly expect teenagers to be obsessed with sex, neither of the two main leads seem to have any sort of emotional baggage that goes along with these feelings and that alone feels very unnatural.
The plot line itself is fairly nonsensical - starting off as "slice of life" comedy, but then changing about half
way through the series to a sci-fi conspiracy that never really seems credible and the ending is perfunctory and only perhaps modestly satisfying.
That being said, this is not a terrible manga. It's merely not very good. If you're a fan of gender bent/futanari type stories, then you might get some extra mileage out of the subject mater here, but for other people there isn't really much here to see that you can't get elsewhere and honestly done better.