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Penguin Revolution: Volume 1 (Penguin Revolution)

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Yukari Fujimaru has a magical ability to see talent in others. Now she uses this gift to become a manager for a competitive talent agencyunder the condition that she convinces everyone shes really a guy! The battle is on as the Peacock agency finds itself under attack by rival Yasuoka Productions. The ambitious Noriko Kano is ready to use any means necessary to put her age ...more
Paperback, 191 pages
Published October 25th 2006 by CMX (first published April 5th 2005)
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Nov 13, 2012 Sesana rated it liked it
Well, this will teach me to read the summary. I fully admit, I read Penguin Revolution for no other reason than that I liked the title and the cover art was cute. Look at it! It's a wee penguin! If I had actually bothered to read the summary, I would have noticed that it's actually an "idol" centered contemporary romance manga. There are very few manga concepts that would interest me less. As it turns out, Penguin Revolution wasn't able to overcome my crippling apathy towards this sub-genre. It' ...more
May 22, 2009 Lord rated it did not like it
Shelves: manga
The problem with Tsukuba Sakura is that she has original ideas but fail to execute them. Like with Land of The Blindfolded (where main heroes can see past or future), I was excited about the girl that can see "wings on people". But the story turned out to be a ridiculous teenage cross-dressing nonsense with tons of young guys with average faces that are really hard to remember. It's slightly more enjoyable than Land of the Blindfolded, but I still had troubles finishing the first volume. The art ...more
May 19, 2011 Lesley rated it really liked it
This was really cute. It's written for a younger audience and reminded me a bit of Beauty Pop - basically it was just really nice and sweet, as well as a good read. This was one of the few shojo series that B has, so I borrowed it form her. Unsurprisingly, B liked it because of all of the crossdressing (and there IS a lot of it!). I enjoyed that, too, but I really enjoyed its heart more. Not too much angst involved here - it mainly revolves around trying your best and achieving your dreams with ...more
Nina {ᴡᴏʀᴅs ᴀɴᴅ ᴡᴀᴛᴇʀ}
I was hesitant to begin reading this, but, now that I'm finished, I can just say this. This was totally worth it.

The Plot
At first I thought it was another Crash!-like manga, but it's not. Well it kind of is, only I think it's fair to say Crash! was like this rather than the other way around :).

Yukari Fujimaru has a magical ability to "see" talent in others. Now she uses this gift to become a manager for a competitive talent agency -- under the condition that she convinces everyone she's really a
Skye (Skye's Scribblings)
Oct 09, 2014 Skye (Skye's Scribblings) rated it really liked it
A young male actor with enormous potential and the girl who sees it (literally, in the form of wings) and strives to help him. Boy pretends to be a girl, girl pretends to be a boy. And lots of gorgeous eye candy. Absolutely loved.
Jul 25, 2015 Katie rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
see full review @ Katie's Corner

Mini manga review here again. And this time I have a story, which just killed my “romance meter” at the end. I mean, I was okay that he didn’t really confess to her, but really after ten years you come back to Japan and you ask the girl you love to be your manager? Is it a joke or what? In the beginning I thought the translators were having fun, but I just went and looked for a raw and asked my Japanese friend to translate it for me. I got the same answer and I we
Bani M
Aug 13, 2011 Bani M rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
Series is best described as serene slice-of-life. Avoid if you need plot more than characters and character interactions. But the troubling thing is that the characters are not really my type thusfar either. I like intense, crazy people and these guys are so mild-mannered and sweet, nary a bad guy in sight- aside from the main character’s parents. It’s a bit interesting as our heroine, Yukari, reminds me of Roald Dahl's Matilda. She is the opposite of her parents- they are uncaring, unreliable, ...more
Sinta Nisfuanna
Dec 16, 2011 Sinta Nisfuanna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gara-gara punya ayah yang tidak bertanggung jawab Yukari terpaksa harus mencari pekerjaan. Beruntunglah, muncul tawaran menjadi manager dari Ryo Katsuragi, salah satu artis yang masih tergolong kelas penguin, sebutan untuk artis yang masih baru.

Kemampuan Yukari dalam melihat tingkat kemampuan artis dari 'penampakan' sayap, ternyata berhasil membuatnya diterima oleh agensi artis tempat Ryo bekerja. Syaratnya, Yukari harus menyamar menjadi laki-laki, jika ketahuan maka dia dan Ryo, yang juga berpu
Feb 13, 2014 Rena rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, series, manga
Right off the bat, I liked this story. It seems kind of cheery and magical. It is a gender-bender in both directions that I find quite satisfying. There is a legitimate reason for this, and I feel like it adds another element to the story. The two main characters are absolutely adorable, and the whole premise of the acting business is really entertaining. I am really looking forward to how this story continues to play out. I am definitely cheering for the penguin.
Jan 23, 2016 Iota rated it really liked it
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Jan 02, 2012 Ika Utomo rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
Yukari Fujimaru, a 15 year old girl who have magical ability to see "wings" on the back of several people, rescued her beautiful senior, Ryoko Katsuragi from a naughty boy. Since then, Yukari found out Ryoko's secret that she actually was a boy named Ryo Katsuragi, a penguin level actor at Peacock Agency. Yukari became Ryo's manager and helped him to achieve higher level at his job. But in order to do that, she had to live in Ryo's apartment, where he lived with Makoto Ayaori, a top actor and a ...more
Sep 25, 2015 Guguk rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Aku terjebak penguinnya dan diskon-paket-hemat (^^;)

Kisah romance yang aku gak begitu suka, tapi ya lumayanlah (^__^)
Feb 14, 2016 C-chan rated it really liked it
Shelves: wishlist
This volume is rated a 4, because it took into late in this volume or the second one for me to really get hooked on this short series. As a whole, however, it is A++++++++++++++++++ amazing.

There are several interesting characters in this series, and interesting twists that make for an ambiguous romantic setting. I will admit to wiggling like a happy fangirl at many parts, especially later on in the series.

I borrowed this from the library, but it's definitely worth getting my own copy of (if I c
Apr 12, 2015 Laurakhan rated it it was amazing
This is an adorable series ^O^
May 12, 2010 Alicia rated it really liked it
A girl pretending to be a boy helps a boy pretending to be a girl become a star. Yukari can literally see people's talent in the form of wings. Now she's been drawn into the world of the Peacock talent agency as manager to Ryo, but the eccentric president of the company insists that all his employees disguise themselves in public (including at school) by cross-dressing.

Despite the somewhat ridiculous premise, this is kind of a charming series so far.

Pearl Pham
May 02, 2015 Pearl Pham rated it liked it
Shelves: mangas
Tsukuba mangaka of Penguin Revolution did a very great job on the usual clique where we see a girl dressed up as a guy. This left me hungry for more to read and wished the author continued the story. MOST FAVORITE MOMENT how the author drew the scene of Yukari being tripped.
Jul 01, 2010 Mel rated it liked it
Cute penguins, beautiful boys (with wings), cross dressing modeling, kind of predictable but still an awsome shojo.
bener2 bagus banget.. merinding bacax >/.. tapi endingx g muasin banget.. --" huff
May 28, 2012 Kori rated it it was amazing
It twas amazing!!!!
Mar 02, 2009 Snow rated it really liked it
re-read for fun
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Sakura Tsukuba (筑波 さくら TSUKUBA Sakura) is a Japanese manga-ka who currently works for Hakusensha, the publisher of LaLa and LaLa DX, both popular manga magazines for young girls.

She is best known for Land of the Blindfolded (Mekakushi no Kuni), her first published series, and Penguin Revolution, both of which has been licensed in English by CMX. She has also released numerous other one-shots, some
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Penguin Revolution (7 books)
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