Boys Run the Riot
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Boys Run the Riot

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Japanese: ボーイズ・ラン・ザ・ライオット
English: Boys Run the Riot
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 37
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 27, 2020 to Oct 14, 2020
Genres: Drama Drama, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Themes: Psychological Psychological, School School
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Authors: Gaku, Keito (Story & Art)


Score: 7.981 (scored by 38763,876 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #7512
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1369
Members: 12,778
Favorites: 376

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Ryou Watari is a boy born in the body of a girl. Rejected for being a "tomboyish girl" and a transgender boy, he cannot confide in anyone and suffers in the prison of his own skin. Subtly, he expresses his genuine self through a buzzcut and secret purchases of boys' clothes.

However, Ryou's life changes when Jin Satou joins his class. Jin is laidback, fearless, and straightforward. He is not ashamed of his interests, nor does he care about others' opinions. For the first time ever, instead of envy, Ryou feels admiration. After running into Ryou in a men's fashion store, Jin proposes the unexpected: they should start a clothing brand together.

Overwhelmed and afraid, Ryou confesses everything to Jin. To his surprise, Jin is fully accepting. Honored to have his first genuine friend and a trusting partner, Ryou agrees to set their business in motion. Recruiting a photographer and collaborating with talented outcasts, the boys prepare to express themselves through fashion and change the world—one step at a time.

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Boys Run the Riot has been published in English by Kodansha Comics USA since May 25, 2021.


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Dec 15, 2021
I’ve read a lot of lgbt+ mangas and in terms of a story centered about being trans/trans issues this by far is one of my favorites! I found myself actually crying quite a few times because of how relatable the issues described are. I love how it doesn’t shy away from topics (especially in its non-binary representation, the story is straight forward with it which is SUCH A BREATH OF FRESH AIR!! It’s so disappointing how majority of non-binary rep is literally just not confirming their gender and everyone misgendering them and boys run the riot doesn’t do that at all! It made me so ...
May 11, 2022
To start off, I read this manga while looking for something I could actually relate to, and I absolutely found what I had been wanting to find. It illustrates many societal issues the trans community faces in a respectful fashion, and gives the viewer great insight into the experiences that people in the community may face.

I highly appreciated the way the author tackles writing this MC, as he's genuinely written in a way that isn't stereotypical, which is something you see in a lot of different manga.

Fashion wise, this manga tackles street fashion right on the nail. It's very accurate to what I often ...
Apr 6, 2022
Boys run the riot is the first story including trans people in it, but I think it is one of the greatest stories i've ever read.

As trans person myself I could've felt most of Ryo's pain and I can say that this character is pretty relateable for trans/nonbinary people and it really does show what most trans/nonbinary people are going through. I think this story is much more enjoyable for queer people, but I don't think that straight/cis people couldn't enjoy such a story. You can learn so much from this story such as: How is the life of a queer person or How to ...

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