even though i just finished reading the first volume, this manga is one of the first i've read that isnt a horrible representation or sexualized version of the lgbt community and i love seeing nonbinary, transgender, genderqueer, etc characters in anime/manga!!! also i just adore the characters. i think this will end up being one of my favs when i finish it<3 also it kept me interested, even though the first volume was over 200 pages, i finished it in one day and still wanted more! cant wait to get the other volumes
I may be too early for this but “Boys Run the Riot” has the potential to be one of the best reads of 2021 for me. I relate to the Ryo character so much in terms of wearing a skirt in school because man, while being in a “all girls” school myself, I effin hated wearing it through primary to secondary omfg! I really liked how this isn’t your typical manga because it shows Ryo wanting to just be himself like any of us and create his own fashion business with the boys he hangs with! It’s so rare to find manga that is trans-based and I’m glad Gaku-san decided to do this because us manga readers desperately need more variety in the manga world!
Huge huge thanks to Netgalley and Kodansha Comics for giving me volume 1 of this brilliant manga!
Though I have only read one volume of this manga so far Its amazing. The art is beautiful and I think this is going to end up being one of my favorites when I complete it. It shows great representation of a young trans teen struggling with his identity and finding ways he can be himself and finding friends that accept him. This perfect trans coming of age story about starting a clothing company is definetly worth the read.
As a trans guy I feel so represented while reading this. I have unaccepting peers taht cause me to feel enclose in a cage and feel like 'm in a body suit that doesn't belong to me. Seeing the characters act like those who are just transphobic and those who accept made me feel like I was in the brand. I personally loved that they act so rash and basically wear "weird" as a badge. this manga made me feel so seen and it didn't heavily put trans people in stereotypes.
this story got me emotional for some but relating to others and laughing and enjoying it at the same time ryo the main character whom I relate to a bit to much I didn't even expect to relate to him it gave me a new view on my own life I also hate to be called girly I prefer to wear much baggy clothes I hate being treated like some weak girl it's just frustrates me that girl bodies aren't built to be strong and that we have limitations sometimes I'd sit and think what If I was a boy.