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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: Fantasy Fantasy, Romance Romance
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: ARIA
Authors: naked ape (Story & Art)


Score: 7.181 (scored by 12541,254 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #61202
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5601
Members: 3,581
Favorites: 20
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MangaARIAnaked ape (Story & Art)
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Volumes: /7
Chapters: /45


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.



Oct 17, 2014
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 ...
Jun 5, 2014
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 ...
Feb 18, 2022
This is a very nice story, overall. It's very relatable, even. There's not much to say, except to talk about how rushed it was in the last third, to the point of feeling practically abandoned.

Characters are brought in and not explored. Backstory is referenced and not explored. Realizations are made, and no time is taken to adjust. The main point of conflict is really never properly investigated or talked about. It just "is". The main character has to make a decision that will result in transformation, and ... we really never see the result. We're just told, in the most technical sense, what it was. ...

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