Boku wa Mari no Naka
Inside Mari
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Boku wa Mari no Naka

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Synonyms: I'm in Mari
Japanese: ぼくは麻理のなか
English: Inside Mari
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 9
Chapters: 80
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 6, 2012 to Sep 6, 2016
Genres: Drama Drama, Mystery Mystery, Romance Romance, Supernatural Supernatural
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Manga Action
Authors: Oshimi, Shuuzou (Story & Art)


Score: 7.511 (scored by 2663126,631 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #28552
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #261
Members: 59,982
Favorites: 1,404

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When Isao Komori moved from the Gunma countryside to the bustling city of Tokyo for college, he believed this to be an opportunity to start his life anew. Yet as months pass, Isao comes to realize that he hasn't made a single friend. Despite the time spent as a serious student, Isao drops out during his sophomore year to become a shut-in, killing time playing video games.

Isao's only saving grace is going to his local convenience store every day to see "The Angel of the Convenience Store," a high school girl named Mari Yoshizaki. Though Isao is content watching her from afar without confronting her, one day she turns to meet his eyes. Without being able to remember a thing, Isao awakens in the body of Mari. Unsure of how he found himself inside Mari, or where the young lady he now possesses really is, Isao chooses to continue Mari's life in her place.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Boku wa Mari no Naka was digitally simul-published in English as Inside Mari by Crunchyroll. The volumes were published digitally by Denpa from November 6, 2018 to March 10, 2020, and in print from November 21, 2018 to December 6, 2022.

The series was adapted into a live-action TV series in 2017.



Oct 2, 2017
For those of you who aren't looking to read an essay, I have decided to post a quick summary of the series first. This review is spoiler free (as all reviews should be). :)

Summary: Inside Mari is a captivating psycho-analytical manga, with dazzling art and a fleshed out protagonist. The premise is based off a body switching scenario in which a social outcast finds himself in the body of a popular female girl by the name of Mari. The story is thouroughly engaging and is only hindered by a few plot inconsistencies as well as the fact that it could have been condensed into fewer ...
May 20, 2018
Mixed Feelings
'Hrmmmm' is what I initially felt about pondering the question 'is this manga good?' The more I thought about it, the more I've realised, no it really isn't. It certainly has its merits,I enjoyed the mystery aspect, psychology and in general found it a weird and interesting read. But for the most part though the story was only so-so, and despite being a pretty character focused manga, I didn't like a single one, nor thought they were handled well, in terms of both their character and the respective issues related to their flaws.

The story isn't too bad it mostly deals with a central mystery ...
Aug 27, 2017
Anyone else ever saw something that interested them with the story alone? The idea that sounds so interesting and you're genuinely excited to go and experience that unique idea? And as you're about halfway through you finally fully realize something that has been bugging you since the start of that experience? That you just wasted your time on something with a
. Meh Story
. Meh Writing
. Meh Characters
. Meh Character Development
. And a whole ton of wasted potential

From having an MC with an Awful Personality, Development, and Lack of common sense. To have the only character you like to be the one ...

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