Kinda sad that this is going to be my first review, but this is the first time an ending has pissed me off, so here we are.
If you've read something like Prunus Girl and want more of the same, don't read this steaming pile of garbage. It's basically the same premise except the author didn't have the spine to end the story on the note it had been building towards the entire time. Prunus Girl has had a steady trajectory the entire time and ended exactly like how it should have. Boy Skirt had the same before suddenly veering in the complete
opposite direction right at the end.
It's a complete waste of time. If you want cute traps just read any other trap manga. There's a lot of them out there. If you want something with a similar, no, the exact same premise, read Prunus Girl. If you want a fulfilling romance wherein two people who spend basically all of their time together and clearly like each other don't get together in the end for seemingly no reason other than "because they're both guys and that would be gay," it would be an even bigger waste of time for you.
The only possible way I could recommend this is if you read until Chapter 12 and just pretend it ended there. Anything you imagine is a better ending than what the author had written. The art is sufficient, and the story up until then was fine and palatable.
I'm really glad to see and read stories as this, but the more I read the story the more I feel indifferent about it.
I am enjoying the development of each characters, but the problem goes when the story per chapter ends. IT ALWAYS GIVES ME A CLIFFHANGER! And I'm not sure if it's a good thing or not because once you read the story you will happen to want something more about the characters, about the story! which is I think the author is preventing. The author does not want me to meet my expectations, or the way I want to see the story .
But on the other side, the author, Tomohiro-sensei gave me another possibility on the outcome of the story which is more practical and close to reality and that's what I admired about her.
I really get sad about the ending, I mean two volumes is not enough to see the development of Izumi and the other characters! I WANT MORE! I think if this gives another two volumes, it will satisfy me. Maybe this is the reason why I feel indifferent. I think Tomohiro-sensei wants more too!
I liked the story, and the most precious thing I like about the story is that the school lets a guy to cross-dress inside the campus. And I wish all of the high schools are like that!
so, this is my first review. but i couldn't help but express my dissatisfaction with this manga
when i first started this the first comparison i made was to Prunus girl, and in a way it had a better chance as it doesn't fall into the slice of life drab like prunus girl does. it still has plenty of somewhat boring stuff going on but at least the shorter runtime severly limits the time it has to waste one inconsequential stuff
However, that same runtime shortage also cuts all the time of exposure every character has which leads to situations like "here is this character that you
wont see for the rest of the manga" and that will be the entire chapter, i dont mind using other characters for the sake of developing other characters, but this Manga has the gall to pretend like they are going to be more important that they are
and now im left with characters that im interested in but i wont get to know anything about them other than, thats their name, and they are vaguely related to the """plot"""
but the worst offender by far is the end. which so, incredibly ungracefully and lacking any subtlety whatsoever, just says "screw your expectations" its like they setup to an end just to ignore all of the setup to have the manga end of the biggest lowkey note ive seen to date.
even ookami-san (the anime) left me more satisfied, because at least that one was stupid.
but this is.
this is just boring.
It is hard to write about why I dislike this manga without spoilering the ending too much.
Outside of the ending, it is mostly a normal crossdressing manga where the protagonist thinks the crossdresser is extremely cute but doesn't want to admit it. This is also true of manga where the crossdresser character is more accurately described as a trans woman but nobody in the manga seems to have ever heard of trans people. If Boy Skirt did not have the ending it did, it would be an OK if unoriginal guy falls for crossdresser manga.
Usually in this sort of manga, the protagonist realizes they
romantically love the crossdresser regardless of gender or decide they are too sexually incompatible to be romantic partners. This manga takes a much worst third option that is much more frustrating than either of those two options despite being pretty similar to both them. The outcome does not feel like a natural development and goes against the developments in the rest of the story.