Despite being kind and considerate, Keitarou Itsuki has a menacing look in his eyes that scares away others. When Keitarou attempts to confess to Aoi Tokujira, she flatly rejects him, leading him to believe that his intimidating eyes are to blame. Confiding his worries to his older sister, she gives him a hand by offering a complete makeover. But much to Keitarou's surprise, she turns him into a girl!
Forced to head home in his new appearance, he unexpectedly comes across Aoi being harassed by a group of boys from their school, and rushes to her rescue. Surprisingly, she doesn't recognize him, and reveals a secret that she has held for a long time: she has an intense fear of men. Believing him to be a tomboyish girl, she asks Keitarou in his female guise to assist her in overcoming her fear.
This manga is so much better than you expect, it’s great if you want a quick romance that is STRAIGHT TO THE POINT. The art is cute, the girls are cute, the romance is cute, what more do you need?
I stayed for the moe art, the cross dressing and the yuri bait. The art style makes everyone so cute and fluffy... I'm so weak towards cuteness.... I’m just saying, cross dressing Itsuki is the most adorable shit ever, too bad I can’t add female Itsuki to my favourite characters.
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WHY DO I STILL NEED MORE WORDS
ITS CUTE, SO READ IT
Ookami Shounen uses crossdressing and a love triangle as its main gimmicks to tell a straight-forward story about romance and friendship, featuring three middle school students.
Those who expect this manga to subvert any tropes, at least regarding gender and sexuality, will be mostly underwhelmed. There are a few points where it seems like the story could go in an interesting direction, but that never actually happens. The crossdressing is a core plot mechanic, but the manga is content with merely dipping its toes into gender-bending themes (e.g. what does it mean to "be yourself"), never exploring it beyond the bare minimum.
a relatively small group of characters, all of them with one or two distinguishing quirks, but otherwise there's not a lot to say about them. Botan is the energetic, sincere "paladin" and Itsuki is the guy who has a complex about his harsh looks. Aoi has a bit more of a backstory.
The artwork is pleasant to look at, and there's nothing especially wrong with it. The characters emote lively enough. Still, there are very few panels that stick in the mind longer than a few minutes. There's almost no fanservice, in the erotic sense, and for the most part the drawings maintain an innocent and light-hearted atmosphere.
The plot, regarding the romance, gets to the point with few complications. It averts the "dogged nice girl" trope, so those who just want a simple and mostly innocent love story, with just a touch of drama, should be satisfied with it.
I was personally never outright bored (thanks to the frequent cute or funny moments) but in hindsight, I don't feel like I gained much insight into anything, rather that I've already read or seen all of this somewhere before. And the manga wasn't so charming and funny that it would be etched it into my mind. The manga's relative lack of complexity isn't a flaw by itself, but it just wasn't all that interesting to me overall.
You are not gay but want to read lesbian shit without getting any weird sensation? here's the manga for you guys!
It is basically a guy who wants to date a girl, but turns out she's manphobic (fear of men). The story is decent to me but the art and characters are really high classes. Btw, this story is not suitable for you who don't like a cross-dressing dude since this thing is a huge plot machine in the story.
Since the story is already finished, imma make a review on this underdog manga.
Story (7): I think it is quite decent, there are not
many sub-plot in the story. It is basically a straight to the point manga. Of course there's a love triangle inside the plot, but to be honest, it's not that annoying and the girls are really likable for me.
Art (8): Oh boy, the art is really cute. the characters design is making you melt into lava. You can get a powerful waifu material, guaranteed by me. Of course it is good in moe genre, not in general art design. For general, I would say (7).
Character (9): Like I said, the characters are likable, even side characters are really interesting to be relief characters. All MCs are high classes. They are all smart with powerful development in each chapter.
Enjoyment (9): It's a fun ride for me.
Overall (8): I want to give it (9), but I re-consider it since not all characters are explored by the author. This manga has crazy potential in the future if the author wants to make a sequel to it, but it is also fine if he finished it the way now.