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The Change!

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Synonyms: The Change, The Changelings
Japanese: ざ・ちぇんじ!
English: The Change!
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 13
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 1988 to ?
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Romance Romance
Themes: Crossdressing Crossdressing, Historical Historical
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Hana to Yume
Authors: Himuro, Saeko (Story), Yamauchi, Naomi (Art)


Score: 7.301 (scored by 323323 users)
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Ranked: #47642
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Popularity: #16346
Members: 814
Favorites: 8


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In Heian era, a noble chief councillor of states had 2 children who wished they were opposite gender. Lady Kira is strong, willful girl, while Lord Kira is weak, beautiful boy. Because of their characters, their father raised Lady kira as a boy and Lord Kira as a girl.
The manga is based on a novel from late Heian era called “Torikaebaya Monogatari”.


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Jan 30, 2010
This is a brilliant manga that I don't believe has gained the credit it deserves. As the summary states, it's mostly about the cross dressing of a boy and a girl, and the various misadventures that they encounter while doing so... It sounds rather cliche, doesn't it? Not worth reading?

It just so happens that it is bloody spectacular.
The story is set in the past, in the Court of the Emperor in Ancient Japan. First off, I want to say I know absolutely NOTHING about Japanese history, but it seemed pretty accurate to me.
It gave me a taste of the ongoing in court life, ...
Jan 6, 2010
I'm very surprised no one has reviewed this manga yet. It was really a fascinating read. Although it starts out comically, with the siblings switching genders for relatively frivolous reasons, it really shows the far-reaching consequences of their actions. The main character is intelligent, energetic, and naive but at the same time able to masquerade quite believably as a man. So although those adjectives sound like she would be your typical shoujo heroine, she is really something unique and quite a fascinating character. Another thing I really liked is that although there was a great deal of drama and the ...
Oct 1, 2011
Mixed Feelings
This manga is ok. It isn't that funny. The characters aren't that engaging. The art is fine. The story is logical, and hangs together, but nothing about it is particularly *exciting*.

I was expecting to enjoy it more as I am liking a lot of gender-benders at the moment, but this one just never really caught me.

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