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Format:
Title:
So cute it hurts!!
Uniform Title:
Kobayashi ga kawaisugite tsurai!! English
ISBN:
9781421579856

9781421579863

9781421579870

9781421579887

9781421579894

9781421579900

9781421586342

9781421586359

9781421586366

9781421586373

9781421586380

9781421586397

9781421593265

9781421593272

9781421593289
Edition:
Shojo Beat edition.
Publication:
San Francisco, CA : Viz Media, [2015-2017]
Physical Description:
15 volumes : chiefly black and white illustrations ; 20 cm
General Note:
Originally published in Japan in 2012 as Kobayashi ga kawaisugite tsura!!
Summary:
The Kobayashi twins, Mego and Mitsuru, were named after historical figures, but only Mego has grown up with a taste for history. So when Mitsuru is in danger of losing his weekends to extra history classes, he convinces his sister to swap clothes with him and ace his tests! After all, how hard can it be for them to play each other? But Mego can't rely on just her book smarts in Mitsuru's all-boys, delinquents' paradise of a high school. And Mitsuru finds life as a high school girl to be much more complicated than he expected!
Reading Level:
Rated T for Teen.
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Summary

Summary

The comedy starts when the cross-dressing begins! The Kobayashi twins, Mego and Mitsuru, were named after historical figures, but only Mego has grown up with a taste for history. So when Mitsuru is in danger of losing his weekends to extra history classes, he convinces his sister to swap clothes with him and ace his tests! After all, how hard can it be for them to play each other?

But Mego can't rely on just her book smarts in Mitsuru's all-boys, delinquents' paradise of a high school. And Mitsuru finds life as a high school girl to be much more complicated than he expected!


Author Notes

Go Ikeyamada is a Gemini from Miyagi Prefecture whose hobbies include taking naps and watching movies. Her debut manga Get Love!! appeared in Shojo Comic in 2002 and her current work So Cute It Hurts!! (Kobayashi ga Kawai Suguite Tsurai!!) is being published by VIZ Media.


Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-Twins Mego and Mitsuru's differences go beyond gender. While Mego enjoys history and history-themed video games, Mitsuru prefers competitive fighting and the pursuit of girls. On the verge of punishment due to poor performance in history class, Mitsuru convinces Mego to take his place at his all-boys school for one week to improve his grades. Cross-dressing high jinks ensue, and the result is a lighthearted comedic shoujo, heavy on syrupy sweet moments. The comedy results from the twins acting in ways that are typically reflective of traditional gender roles. Readers will find themselves chuckling at Mego's difficulty with remaining in character and Mitsuru's gender-bending flirtatiousness. For all intents and purposes, Mego and Mitsuru are cutely drawn (as teens and as chibis) and have the appeal of playful puppies and kittens. Teens will find themselves amused by the story while wishing for the big reveal. As in all series installments, the resolution will have to wait for the next volume. VERDICT A typical shoujo comedy of errors for manga fans.-Tamela Chambers, Chicago Public Schools © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Publisher's Weekly Review

Megumu and Mitsuru are twins who go to separate high schools. When Mitsuru is in danger of failing a class, he convinces his sister Megumu to take his place at the exam table-though he must take her place as well. Mitsuru goes to an all-boys school for delinquents, and Megumu is the top otaku (manga fanatic) nerd of her coed class. The initial switch goes off without a hitch, but when both fall in love with strangers under their sibling's identity, their reasons for continuing to keep up the charade become ever more complicated-and potentially damaging. Delicate, refined art allows readers to tell the characters apart even in disguise, and critical moments of humor deliver the story's theme of being accepted for who you are. Veteran Ikeyamada (Get Love!) delivers a quintessential shojo manga: a story of empowerment, spiritual blossoming, and achievement through adversity that handles personal responsibility, gender, class, and disability (Mitsuru falls for a deaf girl, and Megumu falls for a semiblind boy) with a rare poetry. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.