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May 16, 2010
Preliminary
Futaba Shimeru and his entire family share an interesting physical characteristic: they change sex when they get emotionally excited. From this premise stems a touching, and intensely funny, love story.

Story: This is, at heart, a touching love story between two Japanese high school students. There just happens to be a great deal of comedy thrown into the mix. Like another manga that I have read, and liked, this one shares an unusual plot twist near the end explaining the entire sex-changing element. I will not be getting into that, however. If you want to know what the plot twist is, you'll just have to read read more
Dec 19, 2009
Preliminary
The easiest way to describe Boy Alice in Wonderland is as an episodic mind frag. Continuity between chapters is sparse at best, and I doubt giving it more time to gestate in my mind will help. Let's just dive right in, shall we?

Story: There is something of a unifying story, from time to time, within this manga. Whether its just that the mangaka intended chapters to be jumps forward or backwards in time from one to the next, I don't know. What I do know, though, is that reading this in chapter order makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Our main character starts out fairly clearly read more
Dec 10, 2009
"What would think if you were told you were the wrong sex?"

One heck of a question, isn't it? Well, that is the question facing the main character of this excellent manga. Yoshikawa Kei collapses on the roof of his high school one day, and learns at the hospital that he is, in fact, intersexed. The way in which the mangaka handles such a delicate and complex issue, that is faced by many people in our ordinary reality, is a large part of why I love The Day of Revolution. Another part is how the mangaka faces read more