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Asuka Masamune is a manly man who's the complete opposite deep down - he loves sewing, cooking and all things girly! As his father left when he was a child to live as a woman, Asuka was raised to be the boy he is, but he can't forget his true nature. Now, as a teen, Asuka finds himself in the company of Ryou, a boyish girl he's fallen head over heels for; Juuta, a secret writer of shoujo manga who's modeled a character after Asuka; and a variety of others such as his self-proclaimed apprentice Yamato. Can Asuka learn how to balance his two sides and finally get the girl he loves?
Mizuki Ashiya is a teen Japanese girl growing up in the USA. After seeing Japanese track star Izumi Sano on TV one day, she became instantly enamored with his grace and style, and became determined to find him and confess her love. She's able to transfer to his all-boys school by hiding her feminine identity, and finds herself as his roommate in the process. However, while the rest of her classmates simply suspect she's a very girly boy, Sano sees through her façade in time, and together they must try to keep Ashiya's true gender a secret. Now, Ashiya must not only try to confess to the man she loves, but also help him work through his personal issues and keep her secret safe from the school in the process!
Koizumi Risa is very tall, and Otani Atsushi is very short; thrust together into the same class in high school, they rapidly develop a natural conflict, constantly picking at each other in a friendly way to the great amusement of teachers and classmates. Yet as time goes by, they both realize that what they feel for each other isn't friendly rivalry, but love. How will they overcome the difficulties that this new relationship poses, without losing their friendship?
Both Mangas are cute romantic comedies. In Love*Com, the girl is tall, and viewed more as a boy than a cute girl, and the boy is short and viewed as a cute-boy rather than manly. In Otomen, the girl is cute yet she is a lousy cook and does martial arts, where as the boy is very manly, yet he loves cute things and cooking.
I found both to be cute and rather entertaining. I reccomend them both if you like Shojo manga!
Honoka Takamiya is a typical teenager - he does his classwork and admires the school idol, Ayaka, who sits next to him in class. But the boy's life changes forever when one day, a piece of the school falls on top of him and he's saved by Ayaka due to... her magical powers?! For Ayaka is a witch, and deeming Honoka to be 'her princess', she is determined to keep the boy safe from harm. Now Honoka must try to stay alive while countless other witches target him, learn more about Ayaka and her craft, and still try to maintain his school life in the process!
Those may look like two most unlike series to have something in common, but on a closer look there actually is something there. In both series gender role reversal is a major theme (if you pay close attention to the male lead in Witchcraft Works, you'll notice that he does share some similarities with the male lead from Otomen). If that's the theme you're after, I encourage you to give both a try.
Akira Uehara is feminine and sensitive, while Nanako Momoi is violent, chaotic and manly; but he has a crush on her anyways. One day Uehara is sent to Momoi's house to bring her some missed homework, and thus his life changes forever. For Momoi's grandfather needs someone to test out on his new invention, and since Uehara has arrived, he decides to use him instead of Momoi! However, by accident, Momoi's grandfather activates the machine when both teens are still inside. No one is hurt, but there's one unfortunate side effect: they've switched bodies!
Take the gender role reversal from Otomen, add body swap and you get Boku to Kanojo no XXX.
Edit: Boku to Kanojo no XXX turns kind of shounen ai and shoujo ai, well it's all really confusing. Anyway it'll most likely be a turn off for some people and thus this little warning.