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Otomen

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Glass no Otomen: Sen no Kamen wo Motsu Otomen, Love-Tic
Japanese: オトメン(乙男)
English: Otomen
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Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 18
Chapters: 74
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 25, 2006 to Nov 26, 2012
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Romance Romance
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Bessatsu Hana to Yume
Authors: Kanno, Aya (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 7.711 (scored by 77927,792 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #14872
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #684
Members: 21,161
Favorites: 550

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Synopsis

Asuka Masamune is a boy who loves all things cute, fluffy, sparkling, and sweet, much to his mother's dismay and horror. Due to an incident surrounding his father leaving the family, Asuka was pressured into abandoning his hobbies in favor of kendo, judo, and karate. Resigning himself into living his life as someone who exudes manliness, he becomes the nationally ranked captain of his school's kendo team. Unfortunately, Asuka finds himself falling back on his old interests after crossing paths and falling in love with transfer student Ryo Miyakozuka.

Ryo is the exact opposite of Asuka. She has no interest in cooking, sewing, nor anything else that is "girly" in nature; however, she has a fierce kick and an equally tough attitude to match. Seeing this as the perfect opportunity to collect material for a shoujo manga he is secretly publishing, Asuka's friend, Juta Tachibana, convinces Asuka to befriend the girl. As the relationship between the two begins to blossom, so does Asuka's true nature as an "otomen."

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Included one-shots:
Volume 10: Glass no Otomen: Sen no Kamen wo Motsu Otomen
Volume 11: Love-Tic

Background

Otomen was published in English by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint from February 3, 2009 to May 6, 2014. The series has also been published in Chinese by Tong Li Publishing Co. Ltd.; in French by Delcourt; in German by Carlsen Verlag; in Italian by Goen and Planeta DeAgostini Comics; and in Portuguese by Planet Manga.

The manga was adapted into a Japanese television drama that spanned 12 episodes and aired on Fuji TV between August 1 and October 27 in 2009.

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Mar 18, 2016
elementaryschool (All reviews)
One of the hidden gems of Shoujo manga which I think it's more borderline Shounen since the main character is a guy and yet another guy and a girl whose traits similar to a guy.

This manga tells a story about a masculine, nation's top kendo athlete, Masamune Asuka, who has it all: tall, rich, cool, not a playboy, dignified BUT he actually favours feminine hobbies: collect and make dolls, embroidery, cooking, decorations, house cleaning. When Asuka was young, his father left the family to become a woman. His mother felt disappointed and betrayed by his actions and swore never to let Asuka turned into his read more
Mar 25, 2014
alexalgebra (All reviews)
I've only read the first book of this series, but it was pretty darn terrible. Basically, the story is about a boy who secretly loves "feminine" things, but feels he has to hide that side of himself and instead be overly masculine. Inexplicably, his friend is a secret manga artist drawing a manga based on the main character.

I'm all about breaking gender roles and stereotypes, trust me, but this just felt like it actually *enforced* those stereotypes more than anything. It still felt very binary and only marginally progressive, in spite of the opportunity for this to be so much read more
Jan 20, 2014
BlueMoonSamurai (All reviews)
When I was walking along in the manga section of the library, I saw this odd manga. I picked it up and thought it looked stupid. (Never judge a book by it's cover.) Still, I checked it out just for grins and giggles. This is by far the funniest manga I've ever read!

Story: 8/10
It is a basic love story, only with a girly male and manly female. There are a few "dramatic" moments, but, overall, it's a light-hearted story.

Art: 7/10
Personally, I wasn't too keen on the art because...well...it was too "girly" for my liking. But, it is a shoujo manga and it fits the story.

Characters: read more
Dec 11, 2015
bunnydesuuu (All reviews)
"I love waiting for the batter to bake. I think of the smiles and the pleased looks of the people who eat it. When i do that...it warms my heart"

Story: 9/10
Art: 10/10
Character: 10/10
Enjoyment: 9/10
Overall: 10/10

A slow start for the story while characters were introduced, this story built up into something truely heartwarming.

The plot idea, as most who are interested to read this manga can tell, is very original and you probably have yet to read anything like this. However, I do feel that the story lacked a tiny bit of development in terms of the plot. And if you want to see very lovey read more

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