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Otomen, Vol. 9 (Otomen #9)

4.19 of 5 stars 4.19  ·  rating details  ·  516 ratings  ·  12 reviews

Reads R to L (Japanese Style) T audience.

Asuka Masamune is a guy who loves girly things--sewing, knitting, making cute stuffed animals and reading shojo comics. But in a world where boys are expected to act manly, Asuka must hide his beloved hobbies and play the part of a masculine jock instead. Can Asuka ever show his true self to anyone, much less to Ryo Miyakozuka, the

Poche, 200 pages
Published April 14th 2010 by Delcourt (first published September 18th 2009)
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Amy Keeley
I think it's fascinating that the main focus of this series has been shifting away from the relationship between Asuka and Ryo toward the secret between Juta/Jewel and Asuka. Juta's terrified of what will happen if his friends discover he's the famous Jewel Sachihana. When he becomes the target of Asuka's cousin in his otomen purge, Juta goes to some pretty extreme lengths to hide his identity. But what makes it worth it is discovering just how devoted Asuka is to his friend, and just how far he ...more
This volume shifts its focus away from Asuka and Ryo to the new situation at Ginyuri Academy. Asuka’s mother has instituted her policies to encourage manly men and girly girls with dismaying results. Students are turning against one another in the hope of promotion or fear of expulsion. The otomen boys find themselves under attack for their girlish habits; poor Yamato is singled out simply for his boyish features, which nature has given him and he’s striven in vain to overcome.

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The traditional gender roles campaign at Asuka and Ryo's school is in full swing in this volume, lead by Asuka's cousin. I don't think I like this storyline much. I have a hard time believing that the parents of all of these students would approve of the academy firing all of the competent teachers, hiring incompetent ones that can't keep a teaching job, and ditch the curriculum entirely in favor of traditional gender role training and nothing else. How are these kids going to perform on their u ...more
Still an interesting series, though not entirely deep. Quite fluffy, but enjoyable.
Jade  Vidal
In Otomen Volume 9, Asuka's older cousin comes in and changes all the school rules! He makes all the tom-boy girls girly and the cake-baking boys manly. His cousin thought when him and Asuka were little thought that Asuka was a girl. So, his cousin hates him now that he found out that he's actually a guy.

I love this volume because his cousin is so cute!

I was annoyed that his cousin stalked him the entire book.
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Another good volume. Story takes a new but interesting turn. Series good as ever.
The situation at the academy is scary. I mean not all people are the same but the school demands oneness in the ideals of manliness and feminism. To hide your true self is to lie to oneself which, in the end, is never good.
Rebecca Ann
I love how so many women in this series are men in disguise. It's just so over the top in every way, yet I kind of feel just like the characters when I read it. I love cute things much more than normal lol.
This was a great volume filled with interesting twists and great character developments. I am looking forward to reading the next volume.
And the crazy Jewel scenarios continue....

and go increasingly crazier....

Was rather interesting learning how Asuka's cousin used to feel about him.
Oct 26, 2012 Cathy rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Juta's manga in class is very amusing!
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