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Synonyms: Lily
Japanese: Magnolia


Type: Manga
Volumes: 7
Chapters: 45
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 28, 2010 to Nov 28, 2013
Genres: FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance, ShoujoShoujo, Gender BenderGender Bender
Authors: naked ape (Story & Art)
Serialization: ARIA


Score: 7.251 (scored by 11931,193 users)
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Ranked: #47242
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Popularity: #3656
Members: 3,220
Favorites: 26
Ranked #4724Popularity #3656Members 3,220
MangaARIAnaked ape (Story & Art)
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Crown "Prince" Ayato has neither the body of a boy nor the body of a girl. What Ayato does have is a pair on "wings" located on "his" back, that he'll lose when he falls in love.


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Oct 17, 2014
PeachYogurt31 (All reviews)
Magnolia was unexpectedly good. It reminded me very much of Afterschool Nightmare which I, to my surprise, had also enjoyed reading.

I really like stories that try to explore gender on a biological level. Ayato, the main character has physical characteristics of both binary genders. Ayato struggles with finding Ayato's true gender and throughout the story, a range of people try to influence Ayato's decision.

The art is phenomenal and the characters are pretty diverse in personalities. There's a strong physiological theme and many of the characters suffer through their own dilemmas, not just Ayato.

Even though I enjoyed it, I do have to read more
Jun 5, 2014
Radical-Alice (All reviews)
Magnolia makes for a great story that just scrapes the surface of the complexity of gender roles and gender identification. This is probably why I did not enjoy this series as much as I could have, because I was expecting the plot to go deeper into the psychological struggle of defining /identifying with one's self and their gender/orientation. But the main plot with all its fluff, harems, and twists made for a classic dramatic romance read.

Art: One solid point hands-down in Magnolia is the art. It gives the impression of being very fluid and elegant which is appropriate since the it revolves around a read more
May 4, 2018
OfTheRose95 (All reviews)
As someone who trans/nonbinary themselves I tend to gravitate toward genderbender/crossdressing stories a lot. The concept for the manga overall is exciting however the ending was most definitely rushed and because of that that it spoiled some of the enjoyment for.

Personally, I think they could have really stretched out the story much longer, there were many other plotlines with other characters that I felt were worth exploring. Especially the dynamic with the Black twins, Ayato was the only one struggling with their gender and familial duty.

Even at the end when Ayato "choose" their gender I still would have been interested to see how read more

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