Shishunki Bitter Change
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Shishunki Bitter Change

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Synonyms: Puberty Bitter Change
Japanese: 思春期ビターチェンジ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 9
Chapters: 67
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 25, 2012 to Jan 24, 2019
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SchoolSchool, ShoujoShoujo, PsychologicalPsychological, Gender BenderGender Bender
Authors: Masayoshi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Comic Polaris


Score: 7.741 (scored by 43264,326 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #13922
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #901
Members: 11,636
Favorites: 320
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In stories of people who swap bodies, they always return to their rightful places. But what if that never happens? Unfortunately, this is the exact predicament Yui Ootsuka and Yuuta Kimura find themselves in.

One day, after Yuuta comes crashing down on Yui from the treetops, both children find themselves in an unfamiliar body. But no matter how desperately they try, they are unable to revert things to how they originally were. In the end, they settle with going about each other's lives as if nothing had happened, determined to keep the incident a secret. Though merely classmates in the past, this inexplicable accident binds their fates tightly together.

Shishunki Bitter Change follows Yui and Yuuta through the years as they struggle through a life that is not their own. In this wearisome situation, the two of them discover what it truly means to walk in someone else's shoes.

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Nov 22, 2015
MagicalMahou (All reviews)
As much as I like my Steins;Gates, Fate/Zeros and Evangelions, there are far too many things about the Slice of Life genre that attract me so much to it. Probably because the so-called "otaku" influence had gotten to my head and got me so into such mundane settings. However, quite recently, I learned the reason as to why Slice of Life is, really, my most favorite genre and that is, not because I can relate, not because there are short skirts abound and most definitely not because I'm a teenager but ultimately because of the complexity of mundane human beings. Now, I know it read more
Sep 17, 2016
_Sofi_ (All reviews)
The Gender-Bending genre. A genre that has mostly inclined for comedy, for understandable reasons. Men and women are quite different between each other, both physically and psychologically. Placing a man's psyche in a woman's body provokes humor because of the contrasts between the unfamiliarity of the situation and the previous familiarity of being in one's body. Ranging from works like Boku Girl to Baka and Test, men who possess feminine appearances are treated as a comedic exercise. Few works truly delve into the question: "What if you were a girl instead of a guy?" and vice versa in a serious manner. The closest example is read more
Aug 11, 2018
Kuropika_Kurta (All reviews)
Shishunki Bitter Change is a weird manga.

It takes a concept usually reserved for comedies, the idea of two adolescents swapping bodies, which is usually a lead in for a poorly done romance story. A popular example of this type of story, although I have yet to see it, is Kimi no Wa (Your Name), which from what I've read is a fairly usual affair of a boy and girl switching bodies.

So, if this concept is usually poorly done, why would I give Shishunki a 9/10? Well, that is because Shishunki focuses on the bad part of what could happen while in someone else's body. Whereas read more
Sep 23, 2016
MaskettaSenpai (All reviews)
"Shishunki Bitter Change", or "Gender Bender: Can't Return to Sender" isn't great. I'd hesitate to call it good, but I certainly can't call it bad, either. It's just serviceable. It's a light, breezy read with some chuckles and a few moments of genuine pathos but there's little else too it than that.

Maybe that's all you want, but personally I like a little cheese on my crackers.

Having the characters swap at an early age and then committing to it as they continue to age up through High School, with all the angst that comes with, is an interesting direction to take, and there's plenty of room read more

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