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Synonyms: Strange Love
Japanese: HEN


Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 94
Status: Finished
Published: 1995 to 1997
Genres: DramaDrama, EcchiEcchi, RomanceRomance, SchoolSchool, YuriYuri, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Oku, Hiroya (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Jump


Score: 6.281 (scored by 17581,758 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Popularity: #2886
Members: 3,916
Favorites: 28
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Despite the title, Hen is NOT Hentai. It does have sex, strong language, yuri, and other elements that might make you think "Hentai."

Chizuru Yoshida is not your typical high schooler and she's all too aware of it! She has a talent with getting what she wants from her male lovers and often comes across as cold and manipulative...

In truth, despite her experiences with guys, she has never been in love. That's until the fateful arrival of newly-transferred student, Azumi Yamada, at her school. It was love at first sight for Chizuru—indeed an unexpected turn of events for the story's vixen!

Not only was she in love but with all things another girl. Chizuru goes through a brief stage of anger and denial and tries to convince herself that she couldn't possibly be attracted to such a simple-looking, shy, and naive girl! To her despair she finds herself constantly thinking of Azumi, so she finally resolves to become friends with her, but it's not too long when she starts to push things along with Azumi...

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Jul 12, 2012
kimyonagirl (All reviews)
As much as I like the artwork, the story and characters are nothing special. At the beginning, it all makes sense but progressively,the situation with Chizuru becomes more unrealistic. There is suspense, but only a very small amount. So personally, reading this was only enjoyable because of the artwork. It is more of a shoujo-ai than a yuri, but there are some sex scenes, both heterosexual and lesbian.
Dec 14, 2010
yurionly (All reviews)
The strong point of Hen is the surprise that the main character has when she falls in love with another girl. You get a sense for how her mind works and the stops and starts it goes through as her instincts act on their own, which is something that not every mangaka can capture successfully. It tells you that the mangaka knows a thing or two about the human brain and it makes you wonder how much personal exposure he might have to gay culture.

I like that many of the panels are dedicated to simple changes in facial expression, or reactions to a strange comment read more
Feb 7, 2013
LyssusX (All reviews)
The first half of Hen is superb. The other half makes me want to throw up.

Chapter 1 to chapter 56 deserves an 8 or maybe even a 9.
Chapter 57 to 60 is a 1.
Remaining chapters are a 4 or 3.

Overall, despite how much I hated the almost forty chapters, I loved the first half of the manga enough that I couldn't lower the score below a 7.

If you read a few chapters and want to keep reading for whatever the slightest reason, I'd suggest reading up to chapter 56 and stop there.
You will want to keep going but trust me, don't. Don't ruin its read more
Jun 29, 2018
darkangel0938 (All reviews)
I'm not the type that gives review but upon seeing the current rating of this kinda forced me to write this review.

Hen is one of many under-rated yuri genre manga. Reading this decades after it was release was really a struggle at first because the art much different to current manga arts now a days but it is really worth it. Don't let the title mislead you. For me, what they meant by "HEN" was "weird".

The story is deeper that it appears to be. It shows different views of relationships straight, bisexual, or gay. Daily life of people going through emotional / character change. read more

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