Marmalade Boy
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Marmalade Boy

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Japanese: ママレード・ボーイ
English: Marmalade Boy
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 40
Status: Finished
Published: May 1992 to Oct 1995
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Ribon Magazine
Authors: Yoshizumi, Wataru (Story & Art)


Score: 7.581 (scored by 87328,732 users)
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Ranked: #23412
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Popularity: #996
Members: 17,674
Favorites: 424


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Volumes: /8
Chapters: /40


All Miki Koishikawa wanted was an ordinary family and that's exactly what she had until her parents decided to move in with another couple and turned Miki's world upside down. Now she lives in a house with four parents and her totally cute stepbrother Yuu. It's bad enough being brought into her parents' strange soap opera, but Miki will star in a soap of her own as she deals with friends having affairs, trying to survive in school and ending up torn between her long-time crush, Ginta, and her new stepbrother!

(Source: Tokyopop)


Marmalade Boy was published in English by Tokyopop from April 23, 2002 to August 5, 2003. It has also been published by Seven Seas Entertainment since February 14, 2023.

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Aug 1, 2010
Crazy wacky situations that bring about the sweetest moments. This is the essence of Shoujo, and Marmalade Boy is no exception. Marmalade Boy manages to get it's firm grasp around the reader during this very sweet shoujo experience, and it never lets go.

Like most Shoujo manga melodrama shall always peak it's unwanted head into our world. As to be expected with angsty teenagers, but never fear Wataru Yoshizumi is a smart women and knows how to handle this with care. The thing with Melodrama that makes it unbearable at times is it stays around far too long. However this isn't the case of Marmalade ...
Jun 9, 2015
After reading Handsome na Kanojo from the same mangaka, I couldn't wait to reread Marmalade Boy after reading it two times and dropping it. This time I finished without dropping and read it in a duration of nearly half a day.

I dropped it twice before probably because I was still immature and hated love triangles not even giving it a second thought that they will end up together in the end anyway since most Shoujo manga do. But a third time, I've read countless other Shoujo manga and was exposed to many more genres, storylines and ending that left me sad and heartbroken but ...
Aug 20, 2018
Mixed Feelings
I do not know why, but I have this guilty pleasure of reading forbidden romances. Forbidden romance between family intrigues me (as long as they are not blood-related that is). That is one of the reasons why I picked up on Marmalade Boy.

Marmalade Boy has exceptional art for an old manga. In fact, it had quite a few beautiful panels.

The plot is quite typical for a forbidden romance manga, but it has a different turn. Instead of a regular step sibling, the two MCs families are living together under a same roof (and we can't forget the fact that their parents swapped spouses). ...

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Poll: Marmalade Boy Chapter 29 Discussion
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Does this end like the anime?
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