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20 Mensou ni Onegai!!

20 Mensou ni Onegai!!

Alternative Titles

English: Man of Many Faces
Synonyms: 20 Faces, Please!!, Nijuu Mensou ni Onegai!!, The Thief with 20 Faces
Japanese: 20面相におねがい!!


Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 11
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 10, 1989 to Jun 10, 1991
Authors: CLAMP (Story & Art)
Serialization: Comic GENKi


Score: 6.861 (scored by 1148 users)
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Ranked: #99222
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Popularity: #3036
Members: 2,152
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20 Mensou ni Onegai!! is a about a nine-year-old boy named Ijuuin Akira who steals beautiful and valuable objects to please his two mothers and is known to the public as the dashing, clever thief named the Man of 20 Faces.

By day Ijuuin Akira is a normal student at Clamp School, but at night he becomes the mysterious thief 20 Masks. His thefts are usually subject to the whims of his two stepmothers, which Akira pulls off without any true objections or interactions. One night Akira ducks into the room of 5-year-old Ookawa Utako in an attempt to hide from the police. Although the pair shares a four-year age difference, they find themselves quickly falling for each other even as Akira finds himself being increasingly more involved with thefts, some of which include Utako's family. This as well as several other obstacles give the young couple's budding relationship a fair amount of difficulty.

(Source: Wikipedia)


The storyline of 20 Mensou ni Onegai!! occurs simultaneously with both CLAMP Gakuen Tanteidan and Gakuen Tokukei Duklyon. As demonstrated by a conversation between Nokoru and Suou which also takes place in CLAMP Gakuen Tanteidan, while in Duklyon Akira and Utako appear at their age as they do in 20 Mensou ni Onegai!!.

The manga took inspiration from the works of Edogawa Rampo, most notably from Kaijin Nijuu Mensou (The Fiend with Twenty Faces).

The manga has been published in English by TokyoPop on May 6, 2003 and Jul 15, 2003 respectively.

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Oct 16, 2012
While far from being Clamp's best or most memorable work, Man of Many Faces (20 Mensou ni Onegai) is an incredibly adorable, light hearted story and good for a fun read.

Man of Many Faces follows the adventured (or misadventures) of 9 year old Akira Ijyuin who attends Clamp School by day, and by night becomes a legendary thief. He lives with his two beautiful, but very childish and demanding mothers, and steals for them whenever they ask him to, keeping them happy. It is on one of these escapades that, while running from the police, meets 5 (later 6) year old Utako Okawa who he read more
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Dec 31, 2010
Honestly ? It's far to be the best CLAMP work. This kind of story has already been used and there's nothing original in here. 20 Masks outfit reminds me too much of Kaito Kid which is also a bad point and well, I think the relationship between the two maincharacters is simply unbelievable. It just seems weird... The art isn't really the best either.

That apart you have the typical characters : one chara who ALWAYS want to catch the thief, the thief always being able to escape; and overall each chapter seems the same, there's not the slightest surprise, so I do not get the read more
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