Gender-Bender

These are series where a character somehow switches bodies with someone of another gender, or somehow changes from one gender to another.

  • Hatsukoi Shinan, by YABUUCHI Yuu Hatsukoi Shinan, by YABUUCHI Yuu Title: Hatsukoi Shinan (First Love Instruction) Author: YABUUCHI Yuu ISBN# 978-4-09-132105-3 ChuChu Comics, 2008 There is something about YABUUCHI Yuu’s art. Over the years it has become progressively cuter and cuter and CUTER. I think at some point soon, it will reach critical mass, and people will be passing out in bookstore aisles after just one glance at the pages. Seriously! :) She draws girls that look so young and adorable! Her guys are also more “cute” than “hot bishounen” too. But considering ...
  • Kimi ga Suki to ka Arienai!, by AOI Mitsu Kimi ga Suki to ka Arienai!, by AOI Mitsu Title: Kimi ga Suki to ka Arienai! Author: AOI Mitsu ISBN# 978-4-06-364367-1 KC Nakayoshi Comics, 2012 This is definitely one of those series where my main reaction while reading it is, “Hahah only in shoujo manga!” This series is so silly and cracktastic, I kind of wonder what was going through the author’s mind while working on it. I think some of the random twists in this were thrown in for the heck of it. I enjoyed volume 1 of this ridiculous story, and ...
  • Manga Mitai na Koi Shitai! by YAGAMI Chitose Manga Mitai na Koi Shitai!, by YAGAMI Chitose Title:Manga Mitai na Koi Shitai! (Fall in Love Like a Comic) Author:YAGAMI Chitose ISBN: 4-09-138152-9 Ciao Comics, 2003 It was actually the title of this manga that prompted me to buy it. The ‘official’ English title for the series is ‘Fall in Love Like a Comic’, but that translation seems a little odd to me. It should be something more along the lines of ‘I want a love like in a manga!’. As one who reads a lot of shoujo manga, and sees ...
  • Yasuko to Kenji, by Aruko Yasuko to Kenji, by Aruko Title: Yasuko to Kenji (Yasuko and Kenji) Author:Aruko ISBN# 4-08-847885-1 Margaret Comics, 2005 Ah this is such a fun series! I decided to summarize Yasuko to Kenji because of a live action TV drama version of it that recently started airing, which I am enjoying very much. It reminded me that I do have the manga, and that I never talked about it here. This is a fun comedy series, which, after re-reading it, does seem perfect for a live action adaptation. And while the ...