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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
Genre: Drama Drama
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Margaret
Authors: Ikeda, Riyoko (Story & Art)


Score: 7.251 (scored by 27512,751 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #55452
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3432
Members: 6,067
Favorites: 103


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Chapters: /4


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 ...
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 ...
May 1, 2016
Mixed Feelings
This manga was recommended to me due to being a somber/serious portrayal of transgender issues.

That is a rare thing. I can only count two manga which I would call somber/serious portrayals of transgender issues. The rest are facetious comedies along the lines of ‘Prunus Girl’ or ‘Boku Girl’. So when I hear about such a manga, I did get a bit excited.

So overall, how would I rate ‘Claudine’? Well, it is a serious manga and it does involve a transgender man. However, I would not call Claudine a manga about portrayal of transgenderism. That’s because it never really comes up as an issue at all.

Claudine ...

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Is there an english physical copy of this?
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