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

Alternative Titles

English: Inside Mari
Synonyms: I'm in Mari
Japanese: ぼくは麻理のなか


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
Themes: Gender Bender Gender Bender, Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Manga Action
Authors: Oshimi, Shuuzou (Story & Art)


Score: 7.481 (scored by 1879118,791 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #26772
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #281
Members: 41,650
Favorites: 1,013

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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.


More reviewsReviews

Aug 27, 2017
SovietWeeb (All reviews)
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 read more
Oct 2, 2017
campvoyageur (All reviews)
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 read more
Nov 21, 2017
Wotakunai (All reviews)
Here's my take after reading 80 schizophrenic chapters of Boku wa Mari no Naka (I'm inside Mari) Shuuzou Oshimi.

How would I put this... Mari no Naka is not your typical body swapping manga since it is not a body swapping manga. It is is a story that dives into the psyche of the characters and their actions on given the circumstances similar to other of Oshimi-san's works.

In this mind bending story, we are looking the eyes of Mari Yoshizaki a seemingly perfect high school girl that everyone adores, and Isao Komori one particular college hikikomori (reclusive adolescents or adults who withdraw from social life) read more
May 20, 2018
JoeGar96 (All reviews)
'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 read more

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