2.461 out of 5 from 10 votes
Shuichi Nitori is an elementary school boy with a secret: he wishes he were a girl and likes wearing their clothes. With the right outfit and his cute, effeminate looks, he is often able to convince people that he is someone else - or even something else. Unfortunately, although his best friend and object of affection, Takatsuki, accepts him as he is, she does not return Shuichi’s feelings. Moreover, school is an unforgiving place and Shuichi walks a fine line between liberating his true self and being labeled a freak by all his peers...
Both manga are very similar in their subject matter and how they approach it, though they clearly differ in scope. They both feature a young boy struggling struggling and trying to come to terms with gender identity issues and it's presented in a touching and nuanced manner, and free from the fetishized aspects that are rahter common in stories such as these. Fans of either work shoud check out the other.