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Well, I thought I would start a thread to discuss this title, since we have it on CR Manga now.
Synopsis:

A young man is a shut-in, with nothing to do but kill time. The sole pleasure in his life is following home an angelic high school girl he sees every day in a convenience store. Today, like any other day, he follows her, but… Shuzo Oshimi, the creator of Drifting Net Café and Flowers of Evil, continues to open hidden doors of the heart in this monthly serialized story!



They have posted the first two volumes in addition to the most recent chapter now, leaving only 5 chapters to go before they have it all there.

I am really enjoying this title! It is not the typical body swap title at all! The mystery surrounding how it happened and
is intriguing. In addition, the story is fairly compelling. There are some predictable parts, but they are counter balanced by the overall quality of the writing and art.

For those concerned about NSFW content: Yes! There is some of that! Especially in the most recent chapters! However, it is, in general, not exploitative, in that it flows naturally with the story. (Is it fanservice? Yes, of course! But at least it isn't entirely gratuitous!)

What do you guys think of this title?
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When I saw it announced I wanted to look into it, but having another body swap title while i'm already reading one seems a bit much.
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I've been loving this manga for a bit. Huge surprised that CR picked it up...since if I remember correctly, it has some nudity.
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Stonewolfe wrote:

When I saw it announced I wanted to look into it, but having another body swap title while i'm already reading one seems a bit much.


It's like 16-20 pages per month, and it's pretty light on dialogue.

I think you can squeeze it in
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Maea2016 wrote:


Stonewolfe wrote:

When I saw it announced I wanted to look into it, but having another body swap title while i'm already reading one seems a bit much.


It's like 16-20 pages per month, and it's pretty light on dialogue.

I think you can squeeze it in :P


It's not so much not having the time to read it, as much as I already read a series about body swapping. So even if it isn't the exact same thing, it has the same premise I guess.
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Well, I can definitely say I've not ran into a series in the genre that takes the MC and story in this direction before. Since it's the author of Aku no Hana, you know some serious and/or odd stuff is bound to happen.

What other swap series are you reading atm?
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Stonewolfe wrote:


Maea2016 wrote:


Stonewolfe wrote:

When I saw it announced I wanted to look into it, but having another body swap title while i'm already reading one seems a bit much.


It's like 16-20 pages per month, and it's pretty light on dialogue.

I think you can squeeze it in :P


It's not so much not having the time to read it, as much as I already read a series about body swapping. So even if it isn't the exact same thing, it has the same premise I guess.


What was the manga series you read before?




From what I’ve read it is a lot different than your normal body switching manga, but it’s made by you know who. (I wonder what’s going to happen now)
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Zensunni wrote:

Well, I thought I would start a thread to discuss this title, since we have it on CR Manga now.
Synopsis:

A young man is a shut-in, with nothing to do but kill time. The sole pleasure in his life is following home an angelic high school girl he sees every day in a convenience store. Today, like any other day, he follows her, but… Shuzo Oshimi, the creator of Drifting Net Café and Flowers of Evil, continues to open hidden doors of the heart in this monthly serialized story!



They have posted the first two volumes in addition to the most recent chapter now, leaving only 5 chapters to go before they have it all there.

I am really enjoying this title! It is not the typical body swap title at all! The mystery surrounding how it happened and
is intriguing. In addition, the story is fairly compelling. There are some predictable parts, but they are counter balanced by the overall quality of the writing and art.

For those concerned about NSFW content: Yes! There is some of that! Especially in the most recent chapters! However, it is, in general, not exploitative, in that it flows naturally with the story. (Is it fanservice? Yes, of course! But at least it isn't entirely gratuitous!)

What do you guys think of this title?





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This manga is so much win. It focuses more on the darker tones in the body swap genre that most other stories glaze over or turn into one big joke. He has to live with the fact that, yes that is your body now and it will be for a while. How he screws up every relationship she created from family to boys to friends really make this story an interesting read. Then of course the two big questions that loom over the entire book,
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Just got my manga order from December today, finally!
See if you can spot the relevant book :)

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Griffhor14 wrote:

This manga is so much win. It focuses more on the darker tones in the body swap genre that most other stories glaze over or turn into one big joke. He has to live with the fact that, yes that is your body now and it will be for a while. How he screws up every relationship she created from family to boys to friends really make this story an interesting read. Then of course the two big questions that loom over the entire book,


Yeah, that's one of the big reasons I enjoy it, as well. Although TBH, the MC is incredibly weak-willed, and super inept at socializing, which can be tiring.

Another one that I find really interesting is Shishunki Bitter Change
http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=87194

The main characters in this one, while not wanting the change, are considerably more "mentally malleable" to dealing with the situation. Especially the male MC that is now the girl. The female MC pulls the whole "I can't get married now..." after having to use the bathroom. While the male MC is more like "I don't like it, but there isn't anything I can do about it, so just roll with it for now" attitude.

Interestingly, I believe the published manga focuses on the male MC's POV, while the associated webcomic focuses on the female MC's POV. I've only read Ch1 of the regular manga, so it may be the reverse of that, but both POVs are represented at least.
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Posted 1/18/14
I was surprised to see a body-swap story that wasn't just some ecchi comedy.
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Posted 1/18/14 , edited 1/18/14

Griffhor14 wrote:

Where and who is the real Mari?




She is in his body? Wasn't the point of the swap to give her the life she wanted. Which pretty much was his life. She probably don't want to go back so she ignored him. Atleast thats what I think.

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sewtz wrote:


Griffhor14 wrote:

Where and who is the real Mari?




She is in his body? Wasn't the point of the swap to give her the life she wanted. Which pretty much was his life. She probably don't want to go back so she ignored him. Atleast thats what I think.



I'm thinking that too.
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I'm quite enjoying the series and will keep on following it.
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