Manga Spotlight: Boku Girl is the Best Ecchi GenderBender Manga Ever

Suzushiro Mizuki is a 1st year high school student who has the difficulty of constantly being mistaken for a girl. It’s so bad that he’s endlessly rebuffing the confessions of many men. Even the girl he has a crush on seems to think of him more as one of the girls rather than as a potential love interest.
Meanwhile, the trickster god Loki has grown bored with playing her tricks on her fellow gods. Turning her attention to the mortal world, she targets Mizuki for her next round of fun. The result: Mizuki wakes up with budding breasts and a missing part of his anatomy.
What else is in store for Mizuki and how will he deal with it?From MAL


Volumes: 11

Status: Finished

Genres: Comedy, Ecchi, Gender Bender, Mature, Romance, Seinen, Supernatural, Slice of Life (from MU)

Author: Sugito Akira

Warning: Nipples and breasts uncensored in here, this is a mature manga almost R18 really!
Mizuki is amazing, but that might just might be my boner speaking. I’m a total hoe for small boobies and ecchi done good. I like my ecchi being provocative without being porn outright. Though let me tell you Boku Girl actually has some chapters that are very porny, though they censor the D and V sadly 😭💔

Let me not mistake you, this is heavily and about Mizuki’s turmoil and gender, but also very sexualized. Though it is very sexual, very ecchi, and has some very common stereotypes of a gender bender (like how do girls pee), it’s actually an interesting one.

I can’t say if it’s respectful of transsexuals because I’m not one and so I can’t say what they’d think or feel while reading this manga.Not going to defend this manga one way or another, I just take it for the funny and ecchi scenes tbh 😹

Mizuki fights with both wanting to turn into a male again because he likes Fujiwara, but also coming to terms that he’s always liked more feminine things that got repressed and come out when he gets turned into a girl. If anything, Mizuki is very gender neutral and can pass for both genders whichever way s/he goes hehe 👌

First of all, I must say there’s some very sexual harassment towards Mizuki even as a male, more so as a female, but it’s done in a serious way. It’s all taken in a comedy way. Let it not mistake you, this is 80% comedy, 20% ecchi… Okay maybe more, more like half ecchi, half comedy. The point being, this is hilarious and made me laugh so much. Most of the funny moments come from Takeru, Mizuki’s best friend, having the dokis now that Mizuki is a female and is constantly around him ungarded. Also from jealously when males start coming to Mizuki.

An example which makes me laugh every time:

I must say that 90% of the cast is either bisexual or pansexual, they’re fine with whichever gender Mizuki actually is, and don’t care. Though they’re mostly used for funny/gag moments, it still shows a really accepting world, especially when Mizuki being a girl now comes out to school. There’s never anyone bullying or be in disgusted, just acceptance and Mizuki being desired by males and females.

This might be why I like this manga a lot, there’s all kind of sexualities, without ever feeling like they’re putting down anyone. A rather mature thing that I enjoy, because sure this is a mature almost R18 manga, but a lot of mature mangas aren’t as mature in their stories and characters. Which is not the case here. And you know, it feels good, having a mature manga with mature themes that have maturity in their thinking.

No one is gonna give Boku Girl accolades for a brilliant plot or anything, but I give it all the accolades when it comes to gender, sexual attraction, diversity of sexes and overall presentation.

And hey, I’m not saying this just because it gave me one of the biggest non existential boners ever. I spent a week or so thinking and remembering this, and just being overall horny 😹👌
But hey, how can I not when Mizuki is cute and sexy?

There’s a lot of scenes of Mizuki growing into a now female body and discovering what it’s capable of, in a sexual sense, that are never pervy just sexy and niiiceee. Mostly helped by Takeru, and his elephant dick :roll::roll::roll:👌, because while Takeru only ever saw Mizuki as a male, despite Mizuki being mistaken as a girl, once Mizuki turns female Takeru’s boner is ever present. Takeru is actually a really good friend, and is always supporting Mizuki, trying to help turn Mizuki male because that’s what Mizuki want. In case you can’t see, my ship is Mizuki x Takeru. This manga is finally completely translated (by fans thank you so much!!!), but I won’t tell you who is the winning partner, if Takeru or Fujiwara, or if Mizuki returns to being male or female 🙄

This is super highly regarded by me, I have high standards for ecchi, I don’t know if it’s because I’m female but lots of ecchi done for males don’t work for me, so I was pleasantly surprised this did. Might also be because I’m a huge comedy fan, and this hits all the home runs with just comedy alone! 👌👌

So if you like ecchi or/and gender bender, or want to try one, this might just be the one for you~

Have you ever heard about Boku Girl? Are you interested in reading it after reading this post? Do you like ecchi? What about gender bender? What’s your favorite gender bender and/or ecchi? Tell me all, I’m curious!

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*:・゚✧Manga Spotlight: Alive – The Final Evolution is the Writer’s Ode to Death

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Taisuke Kanou is your average 16-year-old student. He has two close friends, Hirose and Megumi. Hirose has trouble with bullies, but Taisuke is always there to defend him, even though he just winds up getting beaten instead of Hirose. During class one day, Taisuke is hit by something unworldly and for that split second, he sees a vision of the universe. As he’s walking home from school, he sees a girl fall and die in front of him, but his first thought is jealousy. He later finds out that the strange sensation that hit him is spreading throughout Japan. Those who are struck by it either commit suicide or “evolve,” but the comrades that evolve usually have dark intentions for the rest of the world.

From MAL

Written by Tadashi Kawashima
Illustrated by Adachitoka
Published by Kodansha
English publisher Del Rey Manga (#1–8)
Kodansha Comics USA (#9 on)
Volumes 21

This is a special post because today is my birthday, growing old and aging, nearing death slowly. And what better than talking about this series?

This is a hard series to talk about. First I read it with a friend, and second the mangaka wrote it while he was sick and knowing he was going to die, and the manga has a lot of those feelings embedded, and third the mangaka did die right after finishing it. So feelings. I had them, I still have them. I can’t reread this because I’m too close and need distance to forget all that to be able to engage again.

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*:・゚✧Manga Spotlight: The Ice-Cold Demon’s Tale is a Charming Classic BL

In the beginning, there was a demon in a cave: Blood, trapped in ice for many decades. In order to break the curse that bound him, he searched for the “tear jewel.” One day, a youth called Ishuca appeared before him. He was suffering from an illness, and had come to the cave to die. Blood was touched by Ishuca’s kindness, and began to feel drawn to him. However, death soon came to Ishuca, and, saddened by the death, Blood began to weep. His tear became the “tear jewel,” and Ishuca’s life was saved through its power.

The two set off on a journey. On the way, Blood was reunited with some old companions, but—since the demons wanted him to return to his old self, and Blood wanted to continue to travels with Ishuca—his former companions became his enemies. Upon confessing his own past to Ishuca, Blood promised never to kill another human. Having completed their journey—and with the aim of finding the jewel that Wild, the jewel-dealer, had asked for—they find themselves at the Toei Cliffs…!?

From MAL

Volumes: 24

Status: Finished

Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Shoujo, Shounen Ai, Supernatural

Author: Sugiura, Shiho

 

I discovered this was finished translating (by fans, I love you all!!!) two days ago, after waiting nine hundred years because it kept being passed around from group to group.

I just finished marathoning it for two days, 24 volumes, and I can’t tell you how empty, sad and just overwhelmed, mind blown and how I wish it would have never ended. This is one of the best shounen-ai series I’ve ever read, and that I’ve finally been able to finish it when others like Ze, Dark Descendants, Loveless, Love/Sex Pistols haven’t, is… I don’t even know how to express it.

I just have a lot of feelings right now, but it surprised me, endeared and reeled me in just as much as the first time I read it, and though it didn’t make me cry like Silver Diamond (by the same author) it was equally great.

I cannot extol her as much as I wish I could. 90’s manga is everything to me, most of my favorites come from the 90’s, and even the aesthetic is so appealing to me.

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Impressions: Ten Count

When the President got into an accident, Shirotani Tadaomi met Kurose. On their very first meeting, Kurose could tell right away that Shirotani is Mysophobic and said that it’s pretty bad while suggesting it would be better to consult a doctor about it. Shirotani was left perturbed by the encounter. Who is Kurose? And how was he able to tell Shirotani’s condition?
From Kitsu

Our MC and uke-kun, Shirotani, has misophobia and surprise surprise, this series treats it with respect and realism. That’s right, no magical dick here to heal diseases, cause it doesn’t work like that! 👏👏👏

In fact, there’s a rawness and darkness, no punches pulled as we see both the damages it has caused to him -his hands are completely fucked up, full of wounds and bleeding/cracks – but also how he sees the world. When the filth/darkness spreads, you can both see and feel how it impacts him.

There’s nothing quite as visual media to show how a character sees the world, themselves, especially when making full use of imagery. Something that doesn’t exist or can’t be seen on the naked eye, can be represented in a strong way like this.

From the moment they meet, as Kurose saves Shirotani’s boss from being flattened by a truck, he sees clearly through Shirotani. Kurose immediately says he has mysophobia, and pushes him to try to get treatment. What would be farfetched isn’t by the discovery that Kurose is a psychiatrist, and so he really just wants to help him lead a better life.

But is that true? Is that really it?

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*:・゚✧Manga Spotlight: Goodnight, Punpun Goes Beyond Caricature

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Punpun Onodera is a normal 11-year-old boy living in Japan. Hopelessly idealistic and romantic, Punpun begins to see his life take a subtle—though nonetheless startling—turn to the adult when he meets the new girl in his class, Aiko Tanaka. It is then that the quiet boy learns just how fickle maintaining a relationship can be, and the surmounting difficulties of transitioning from a naïve boyhood to a convoluted adulthood. When his father assaults his mother one night, Punpun realizes another thing: those whom he looked up to were not as impressive as he once thought.

As his problems increase, Punpun’s once shy demeanor turns into voluntary reclusiveness. Rather than curing him of his problems and conflicting emotions, this merely intensifies them, sending him down the dark path of maturity in this grim coming-of-age saga.

From MAL

Written by Inio Asano
Published by Shogakukan
English publisher Viz Media
Demographic Seinen
Volumes 13

Punpun is not a bird, he appears as a bird to the viewer, as does his family, but they’re not birds and that’s not how the people around them see them. Aka, they’re people, but they’re just presented as caricatures. In a way, it makes the domestic violence and problems appear simple at first, until you realize what a mindfuck this series is ,and how depressing it truly is.

Warning: this is one of the darkest series I’ve read, and needs more trigger warnings than you might realize at first.

I discovered Oyasumi PunPun thanks to Deviantart, back when it was used (is it still used??) and wondered why there was a cute girl with a bird. Might say, lured by the cute, fucked by the dark. Props to Inio Asano for that!

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