Boys Run the Riot
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Boys Run the Riot

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English: Boys Run the Riot
Japanese: ボーイズ・ラン・ザ・ライオット


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: Gender Bender Gender Bender, Psychological Psychological, School School
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Authors: Gaku, Keito (Story & Art)


Score: 7.961 (scored by 691691 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #7622
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3706
Members: 3,940
Favorites: 107

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Boys Run the Riot
Volume 1


High schooler Ryou knows he's transgender, but he doesn't have anyone to confide in about the confusion he feels. He can't tell his best friend, who he's secretly got a crush on, and he can't tell his mom, who's constantly asking why Ryou is always "dressing like a boy." He certainly can't tell Jin, the new transfer student who looks like just another bully. The only time Ryou feels at ease is when he's wearing his favorite clothes. Then, and only then, the world melts away, and he can be his true self. One day, while out shopping, Ryou sees an unexpected sight: Jin. The kid who looked so tough in class is shopping for the same clothes that Ryou loves. And Jin offers Ryou a proposal: to start their own brand and create apparel to help everyone feel comfortable in their skin. At last, Ryou has someone he can open up to—and the journey ahead might finally give him a way to express himself to everyone else.

(Source: Kodansha Comics USA)


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

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Nov 15, 2020
Milena-chan (All reviews)
This review is based on 8 chapters so far!

Based on what I've read so far I absolutely love this manga. Not only because of the importance of stories like this but also because of how well it's written. The art style is good, not outstanding by any means but it does not need to be. Characters and story are what makes it stand out. I love our main duo and their relationship with each other. The respect that Jin has for Ryo's gender identity is great to see. His reaction to Ryo's coming out as trans is perfectly written. In addition, we also get a read more
Apr 9, 2021
Curiouswanderer (All reviews)
I may be too early for this but “Boys Run the Riot” has the potential to be one of the best reads of 2021 for me. I relate to the Ryo character so much in terms of wearing a skirt in school because man, while being in a “all girls” school myself, I effin hated wearing it through primary to secondary omfg! I really liked how this isn’t your typical manga because it shows Ryo wanting to just be himself like any of us and create his own fashion business with the boys he hangs with! It’s so rare to find manga that is trans-based read more

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