Hanayome wa Motodanshi.
The Bride Was a Boy
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Hanayome wa Motodanshi.

Alternative Titles

Japanese: 花嫁は元男子。
English: The Bride Was a Boy
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 9
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 10, 2016
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Romance Romance, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Theme: Memoir Memoir
Serialization: None
Authors: Chii (Story & Art)


Score: 7.721 (scored by 32533,253 users)
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Ranked: #15432
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Popularity: #2535
Members: 7,098
Favorites: 119
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Chii and her husband are like any other happily married couple, except for one thing: Chii was assigned male at birth. Chii details her autobiographical account of growing up with gender dysphoria and ultimately deciding to transition in her early adult years. Shortly after Chii starts transitioning, she meets a man who is instantly enamored by her, and although he is surprised when Chii eventually tells him she used to live as a guy, he still wants to go out with her. As Chii continues to transition, her boyfriend supports her through the process, culminating in their marriage once her transition is complete.

(Source: Hachimitsu Scans)


Hanayome wa Motodanshi. was published in English as The Bride Was a Boy by Seven Seas Entertainment on May 8, 2018.


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Jun 26, 2016
Sexuality and gender are very complex and sensitive subjects that can mean many different things to many different people, and because of all these different and sometimes conflicting perspectives, they should be treated with particular consideration in any form of representation. Sexuality and gender are a lot more diverse than many people think. ’Heterosexuality’, ‘homosexuality’ and ‘bisexuality’ are terms that everyone who has reached a certain stage in their adolescence are familiar with, but how many have even heard of ‘pansexuality’, ‘panromantic’, ‘asexuality’, ‘aromantic’, ‘demisexuality’, ‘polysexuality’, ‘heteroflexible’, ‘homoflexible’, or ‘fluid’? Likewise, the majority probably have at least some awareness of terms such as ‘transgender’ and ...
Jun 20, 2018
Mixed Feelings
The Bride Was a Boy is an extremely short autobiography author’s experience of transitioning from one gender to another and talking about many things related to it.

The whole thing is a short (roughly under 160 pages) and pretty inoffensive read. The manga as I see it has two goals:

1. Educate people about LGBT, legal side of transitioning and what sort of problems people go through when they transition. (one of the first few pages specifically establishes this).

2. Provide entertainment through the SoL segments. (the whole manga became a thing because people found Chii’s comics about her experiences to be entertaining).

While keeping in mind that ...
Jun 27, 2021
This Bride was a Boy is part autobiography part informational booklet by the anonymous mangaka Chii-chan. Being on the LGBTQ spectrum I had previously done some research on how LGBTQ folks are treated in Japan, this manga though did an excellent contextualizing the current situation for trans folks who want to realize themselves. Chii's choice to interlude with her own story was a good decision as it likely helps folks less knowledgeable gain a point of empathy as they follow her journey. I'll admit, I enjoyed reading about her victories such as getting her marker changed and her marriage to break the irritation I had ...

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