Shoujo Otomen by Kanno Aya

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Title: Otomen
Authored by Aya Kanno
Serialized by Kodansha
Genre: Shoujo, Comedy, Drama
Japanese Release: On-going series (3 vols ~)
Edited Mangas: Ongoing (see further below)
Licensed : Chuangyi

Summary
From Serenus Dreamers:
Asuka is a guy who likes girly stuff - cooking, baking, dolls etc. However, his mother forbids him being so and wants him to grow up manly. He starts learning karate and kendo. But can he fight the urge of falling in love and hiding his real identity?


Edited Manga groups doing this
- Serenus Dreamers

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I just read this really recently, and if you like something light-hearted and different, you should just check this out. So, lets discuss what's your favourite part of this series? What do you think will happen? For me, I thought Asuka is the most kawaii main character i've read in a shoujo series, and he has that 'constipated' look when he's trying so hard to be a guy. :hbunny
 

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Re: Otomen - New Series!

Sounds interesting, but can't find the download in Mangatraders.
 

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Re: Otomen - New Series!

It's Here Here!
You must be a member to access it.
Either that, go to Serenus Dreamers to show support (which is better since they are doing a few other great series too) :D
 

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Re: Otomen - New Series!

Cool!! The new series looks interesting. ^^ Thanks nami for bringing this up. ^^ I'm going to try to dl it right now. :amuse
 

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Re: Otomen - New Series!

Ooh~ Quite an interesting read

*thinking about hiding gender now*
 

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Re: Otomen - New Series!

Looks interesting... might try it!!! :P
 

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I've just read the first chapter and I admit that is a quite interesting manga!
Shojos usually to feature female characters as protagonists, but this is an exception.
I really like Asuka :love -he loves cute things and he tries to look like a normal man- , and females in this manga are not silly -this is more common than a male as protagonist in a shojo-
The plot is also something to consider, due to its touch of originality.
I would reccomend it if I read more chapters -by this way I can judge it more widely- ;) As I've said, this manga is interesting.
 

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I've read all the chapters up on MangaFox, and I enjoy the series. It became a teensy bit boring at some parts, but it's funny, so I like it. Additionally, I think Asuma is hilarious! He's so sweet (and can do all the things I cant, i.e. cook, sew, etc.). :D:p:D
 

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Re: Otomen

Otomen prevail!
I like this series, it's a good light read with good illustrations. I just wish Ryo would be less thick-headed. They are so cute together.
 

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Re: [Shoujo] Otomen by Kanno Aya

I really love Otomen, I kinda like how Asuka and Ryo are so dense and naive and how Juuta tries to get them together... The characters are just so much love - in a silly way :D But I like that it's not full of girly girls and pushover guys, Otomen is much more, ehm, pure and sincere, or something.

And my little sister agrees that Asuka would be the perfect man XD
 

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Re: [Shoujo] Otomen by Kanno Aya

This is a pretty cool read. I liked that it's not the manga with the the pervo boys peeking at girls, and girls screaming 'kyaa' all the time. It' pretty light, really fun and very interesting. I really liked it :wtf
 

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Re: [Shoujo] Otomen by Kanno Aya

haha I just read this manga up to vol. 11, and it's hard to say what it really is.

I enjoy its humor and uniqueness. However it does become repetitive at some points. Development is quite slow but maybe that's not the point. Maybe the point of this manga is just to make it really fun.
 
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