Shounen wo Kau
Taking in a Stray
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Shounen wo Kau

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Synonyms: Sweet Days with a Boy
Japanese: 少年を飼う
English: Taking in a Stray
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 6
Chapters: 31
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 21, 2020 to Aug 25, 2023
Genre: Slice of Life Slice of Life
Serialization: Web Comic Zenyon
Authors: Nuwi, Aoi (Story & Art)


Score: 7.181 (scored by 648648 users)
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Ranked: #63172
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Popularity: #7880
Members: 2,329
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Volumes: /6
Chapters: /31


Ai Morikawa is a hard-working career woman at her job in Tokyo. After a long night at work, she returned home on the last train to find a handsome boy at her door. The 16-year old Nagisa is her sister's stepson, suddenly sent to live with Ai when his parents left for an overseas job. Wary like cats, these two loners 10 years apart in age will have to make a new life together.

(Source: Coamix, translated)


Shounen wo Kau has been published digitally in English as Taking in a Stray by Coamix through MangaPlaza.

The manga was adapted into a live-action series in 2023.


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Sep 20, 2023
There are a lot of loose ends in this manga which I can point to it gave us hits of a love triangle but it never happened I actually kind of enjoyed this manga.

Art: Their art is really good I liked it.
Story: They could have created more volume but they ended in a kind of rush to finish I think they could have developed more to the story.
Character: The characters were actually good they had was backstory and all so overall they were fine.

And there were some parts where they introduced a new character but they didn't get much screen time or get involved ...
Dec 7, 2021
Preliminary (11/31 eps)
Its kind of controversial with their age gap and how the ML is a minor but overall, the story is interesting. I wouldnt mind the romance (if there is any) since
1. they arent related
2.he clearly looks like he will develop feeling for the FL
3. its showing all the shoujo troupes that will likely develop it into romance

if its not romance, then either way, they have a good relationship development where he learns to enjoy life and new things by cohabitating with the FL

Overall, I really recommend because its wholesome with how their relationship develops and how they both grow as a person through ...

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