Sumi is in love with Mitsuru, but he doesn't seem to be interested in her as a woman. Determined to look more sexy and mature, Sumi takes an experimental growth hormone that her scientist father has been developing.
However, the medicine backfires. Instead of changing into a buxom femme fatale, Sumi changes into a beautiful young man! She--he--is so gorgeous and so cool that even Mitsuru begins to take notice. Although the new situation with Mitsuru is imperfect, Sumi discovers that she can be closer to her crush: they can talk man-to-man. Yet, being Mitsuru's friend also has a downside, particularly when he reveals that he is in love with a girl in his grade!
(Taken from fifay.net)
CutexGuy, probably one of my all time favorite manga in the world. Most of the time, gender benders annoy me and just add unnecessary and irrelevant problems into a story. But in here, CutexGuy focuses mainly on the gender bender aspect in a light, and comical way. The story is a comical romance and shows the fictional world of being both a guy and girl (without explicit details). A very nice light read that humors the mind and since it is shoujo, the drawing are very "crisp" and gentle.
Story: The story is a simple but sweet plot, with a few bits of humor sprinkled througout the manga, but overall a nice shoujo with not a straight forward ending. Having not read the ending, CutexGuy is a relaxed work and definitely any reader of any age can read it (Thank goodness it's not one of those ecchi based manga). If you want an easy plot, good characters and funny/interesting situations added into the concoction, this is a manga for you. (Focused more towards girl for the bishies).
Art: The Art is really well done in the book. CutexGuy does not have bold, thick line art as most shoujos do not; focuses on details on the clothing, facial features, scenery and other sorts.
Character: The author of this book (whom I have forgotten), draws very good bishies, such as Jun Tadano and other guys who bring up the romance and nose-bleed appeal to the girls. And there are also very mature and beautifully drawn girls who match up to the charisma of the guys in the manga. There are really a variety of drawn characters shown, from the shy innocent guys and girls to the guys who stand out in a crowd.
Enjoyment: This was a manga that I read for time to time when I had to do other work but wanted to enjoy a little break from working. It is really a small read and the chapters I believe are about 40 pages. It's very easing on the mind and a quick plot to understand.
Overall: Excellent manga, simple read with very amazing drawings and images of bishies (well mainly one). A small story that probably won't stay in one's mind for a long time, but it's a cute series that should be recommended for people to buy and store in their houses. But then again, that's just me. This was my first manga review, and so I hope it has influenced you to read the story. read more
The manga was fantastic!... Until the last chapter. Such a craptastic ending in my opinion! The last chapter seemed very rushed, like they were just in a hurry to end the story. when reading the 14th Chapter, I would have never guessed that the 15th was the last! I am extremely unhappy with who she ended up with and the lack of almost any information whatsoever on how things went after that, especially with the other characters. No matter how great your story is, if you give it a stupid "How the heck does that make sense" ending, it completely ruins it! I loved it, but I'm so digusted right now >.read more