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Jan 12, 2010
Preliminary
I picked this up off the shelf of my local bookstore. It looked cute, so I decided to give it a try. And boy, this has to be the biggest regret of my manga-reading life!

First off: The story- fairly original. I mean, a feminine boy and masculine girl switch bodies and see what the "other side" is like? I can get behind that! Unfortunately, that is brought down by the reinforcement of sexual stereotypes and disgusting character interactions.

Akira is a PIG! While she has an issue with Momoi looking at/ touching her body (And how can he not? He has to bathe sometime!), she has read more
Jun 19, 2009
I discovered this manga when looking for other works by Nakamura Yoshiki- I was first drawn in by her recent manga, Skip Beat!. It turned out she had written a manga directly before Skip Beat!, called Tokyo Crazy Paradise.

The story seems to cross over both shoujo and shounen lines, the shounen covered by the large amount of violence that occurs in this story and the"'I will protect/serve 'insert name of person or area here'" attitude that many, if not all of the characters hold. This aspect also hold up in the main storyline. The more typical shoujo aspects occur in the lead's focus on taking read more
Jun 18, 2009
Preliminary
I saw this manga at the bookstore, and was intrigued enough by the cover to pick up a volume to give it a try. I must say, it wasn't money wasted... just not put to the amount of enjoyment that I wanted. Don't get me wrong, this manga is definately a ten- if you're around eight years old. That is precisely the age group that this manga was written for.

The plot is typical for a young girl's manga- a bright, bubbly girl as the lead, and two boys competing for her heart. Knowing that it was for young girls didn't make the plotline more palatable- read more