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Boku wa Mari no Naka

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
Authors: Oshimi, Shuuzou (Story & Art)
Serialization: Manga Action


Score: 7.481 (scored by 8360 users)
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Ranked: #37782
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Popularity: #297
Members: 19,797
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Volumes: /9
Chapters: /80
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The manga follows an "angel-like" beautiful high school girl with a certain secret she has been hiding from everyone, and an idle hikikomori (one who adnormally avoids social contact) young man; the highlight of his day is seeing Mari at the convenience store. The story begins as Mari wakes up in her room, but something feel amiss about the room and even her own body.

(Source: ANN)


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 your genuinely excited to go and experience that unique idea ? And as your about half way through you finally fully realize something that has been bugging you sense the start of that experience ? That you just wasted you time on something with a
. Meh Story
. Meh Writing
. Meh Characters
. Meh Character Development
. And a whole ton of wasted potential

From having a MC with an Awful Personality, Development and Lack of common sense. To having the only character you like 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
Oct 3, 2015
czxcjx (All reviews)
This is a manga by the Aku no Hana guy. Since it started in 2012, he was writing it concurrently with late-stage Aku no Hana. Because its Shuuzou I can't commentate on the aesthetic front, who is sort of a poor man's Inio Asano, but that does him too much injustice. His drawings are kind of stiff and mostly functional. His faces and characters are more or less same-looking with just slight variation. His plots all deal primary with weird psychosexual Evangelion-esque angst, but with more realism than symbolism or whatever. He probably thoroughly hates society, and hates himself.

The plot, like Aku no Hana, involves read more
Aug 21, 2014
musicGUYGUY (All reviews)
This series starts out weird and suggests all sorts of strange perversions. The premise is indeed kind of strange:

Komori Isao wakes up one day to find himself in somebody else's room, but it turns out he's actually somehow in the body of Yoshizaki Mari a girl he has been hopelessly following at night. S/he and a classmate try to figure out what happened as Isao tries to maintain Mari's friendships at school.

However, don't let that stop you from reading on. In the beginning Isao is weak-willed and his behavior is cringeworthy at best, but as he sees the troubles surrounding Mari's life, he can't leave read more


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