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Japanese: クローディーヌ…!
English: Claudine
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 4
Status: Finished
Published: May 20, 1978
Genres: Drama Drama, Girls Love Girls Love
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Margaret
Authors: Ikeda, Riyoko (Story & Art)


Score: 7.241 (scored by 26552,655 users)
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Ranked: #53672
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Popularity: #3405
Members: 5,705
Favorites: 93


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Claudine was convinced since he was young that he was born into the wrong gender. He struggles through life, being the first child after three older brothers to take after their father. He wants only to be able to find true love, and his attempts continue to end in tragedy as he is unable to be accepted as a man by his peers.

(Source: ANN, edited)


Claudine...! was published in English by Seven Seas Entertainment on June 26, 2018.



Apr 21, 2013
I heard about this manga on TVTropes, and read that it's known for having a character who is a woman but identifies as a man, and the manga portrays this character in a human, respectful, and sympathetic light. I wasn't sure if I'd have time to read this manga, but when my Modern Japan class got cancelled and I had nothing to do, I decided to go to the library and read this since it's only one volume long...and wow, they were right about this manga having a very respectful portrayal of the transsexual main character and the issues he (I'm going to refer to ...
Nov 29, 2021
Mixed Feelings
A respectful and fairly early portrayal of a trans man in manga, but one that needs a little more depth. Rather than elaborating on one idea or storyline, Ikeda ping-pongs between a few romances with the fairly loose connecting thread of Claude struggling to make people understand him.

The art is solid, but that's unsurprising from a real star of shojo. The backgrounds and the fashion are the real highlight here. While the characters aren't especially interesting to look at (partially because of Ikeda's role in defining the shojo style), her backgrounds are rich in detail and depict a more modern France than VERSAILLES.

The ...
Jan 16, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Interesting as a museum piece and short enough to read on a whim, so that's cool. Ultimately, I just thought the story was a little too thin. There's not a lot of actual conflict because most characters accept Claudine's identity as a man without much trouble. The characters who do challenge him on his gender generally don't persist in this for more than one chapter each. Other than that, the tragic note the story ends on felt more than a little contrived because we didn't have much time with the principle characters of it other than Claudine.

The art is really luscious and good, though. It's ...

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Sep 23, 2020 1:59 PM
Is there an english physical copy of this?
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Nov 15, 2017 3:02 PM

It’s time to ditch the text file.
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