Created by the same author, Aku no Hana and Boku wa Mari Naka has a fair amount of thriller moments. The main protagonist gets themselves into very bizarre situations with compromising results. Their interactions with certain characters also become strange as the series goes on. Throughout their story, they discover the truth about certain events. There is also mystery presented that revolves around the main characters. Recommended for fans who likes psychological drama.
There is a reason I like Fukigen Cinderella and it isn't purely the gender bender, a lot of the recommendations I see for it are for solely gender-bender and really aren't similar at all. In fact I could never find one similar to this no matter how much I looked. However, Boku wa mari was something I stumbled across thanks to crunchyroll and I noticed similarities in the vibe and maturity they display. Both aren't cuties or "funny" they are more serious and focus on mind ****ing the protagonist. Logged in after a long time in hopes of helping those people who were like me to find something similar. read more
In both series, there's a body switch gimmick as part of its storytelling. The main protagonist gets involved into some complicated affairs as their entire life takes on bizarre turns. There's a lot of mystery that comes to light as well when we learn more about the characters and their backgrounds. Both series has mind game tropes that gets more and more twisted each chapter. In addition, there's an decent amount of mature context and sensible topics that are part of their story.
Both Furuya Usamaru and Shuzo Oshimi seems to have a knack for exploring the psyche of high school girls, and they both do it great. There are even greater similarities here but revealing them would be a bit of a spoiler, so be sure to read them both and find out.
Both talk about self-knowledge, sexuality and other emotions with deep psychological aspect. Is interesting see the different visions of the world that make different the two series. Inside Mari is more tense and heavier than Sabishisugite, but even so a great manga.
These stories share a male protagonist in a very peculiar situation from which they mature, have predominance of deep sexual themes (no pun intended), they're fast paced, intense and booth happen in a school setting.
Both manga deal with the aspect of the male protagonist's change of gender, which he has to get accustomed with and overcome problems caused by that.
In Boku Girl the boy wants to hide the fact, that he has become a girl, in Boku wa Mari no Naka the protagonist gets to live in another one's female body, so he has to try living as the girl that was in the body before.
- made by same mangaka
- same atmosphere
- crazy moms
These will both give you edgy feeling, feel of wanting to stop reading but you just keep on going. And... Seiko looks like a grown-up Mari. XD