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[[caption-width-right:286:[[{{Bifauxnen}} Mizuki]] and [[DudeLooksLikeALady Akira]] (left to right)]]

Akira Shiraishi, a feminine-looking boy, is the "princess" of his all-boys school. Mizuki Sakurazaka, an androgynous-looking girl, is the "prince" at her all-girls school. When Akira joins Mizuki's all-girls band, a series of events causes them to come together, despite prejudice due to their looks and their peers' reactions.

The manga started as "''Ai wo Utau Yori Ore ni Oborero''"; the series was changed into another magazine and redubbed "''Ai Ore!''"
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!!This manga provides examples of:

* ACupAngst: Mizuki worries that Akira won't like her anymore if he finds out she has a small chest and broad shoulders. [[DudeShesLikeInAComa He does find out]], but he's okay with it.
* AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil: St. Nobara has one. It was implied early on that Ran's a StudentCouncilPresident, though we never see him actually on the job.
* AllMenArePerverts: ''Big time.'' Most of the male cast, including Akira. Somewhat {{Justified|Trope}}, as according to him it's just because he loves Mizuki. Since her other works feature similar themes, [[AuthorAppeal this may or may not say anything about the author]]. Of course, the magazine that published the first half of Ai Ore as well as many of Shinjo's other works is well-known for such types, it may also have something to do with ExecutiveMeddling.
* AManIsNotAVirgin: Seems to be a prevalent theme. Ran started calling Rui a virgin as an insult at one point, and Akira quite often says that he wants to [[SexAsRiteOfPassage prove that he's a man to Mizuki]].
* AmbiguouslyBi: Ai enjoys {{fanservice}} of every variety.
* AmbiguouslyGay: [[spoiler:Kaoru.]]
* AnythingThatMoves: Sexuality amongst the secondary and minor characters seem to be based on who's looking good at the moment. Sometimes combined with SuddenlySexuality.
* ArtEvolution: The girls eventually start becoming somewhat more feminine looking.
* AttemptedRape: Attempts and threats to rape our two protagonists happen so often that only about four of them were plot-relevant.
* AttractiveBentGender: Both Akira and Mizuki. (Not that it takes much for either to accomplish.)
* BadassAdorable: Akira.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Most of the female cast.
* BifauxnenAndLadette: Considering that almost all of the members of the band Blaue Rosen are girls that fit either the Bifauxnen or Ladette aesthetic or both, this trope is a given.
* {{Bishonen}}
* BodyguardingABadass: Akira can beat down any boy who tries to assault him. His bodyguards' only use is that their size discourages his would-be-assaulters from ever trying.
* CannotSpitItOut: Mizuki. It takes her until the end of volume 3 before she's able to say it out loud.
** {{Lampshaded}} by Akira when he takes her to a Lucifer concert:
-->'''Akira:''' She said a sentence she couldn't say for [[BreakingTheFourthWall 3 whole volumes]] so easily...."
* CantHoldHisLiquor: [[spoiler:Akira]] pretends to be this, but as it turns out it was a ruse to get [[spoiler:Ran and Rui]] to go away. [[spoiler:Mizuki]], on the other hand, passed out within a few seconds after taking one gulp.
* CovertPervert: Mizuki. She's completely submissive and reserved until she sees Akira in those cat ears.
** Ran doesn't attempt to hide his pervertedness, but what we see is apparently only the tip of the ice burg.
* CrazyJealousGuy: Akira doesn't like not knowing what Mizuki is doing.
* CuteBruiser: Akira.
* DisproportionateRetribution: For associating herself with the middle-lower class boys high school and dressing up in their uniform, the student body president locks Mizuki up in a jail cell with nothing but a loose shirt to wear.
* DoesNotLikeMen: Mizuki, particularly towards the beginning.
** Akira as well ([[AllMenArePerverts understandably]]), before he met [[spoiler:Banbi]].
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Akira. He looks either like a typical {{Yaoi}} {{Uke}}, or like a somewhat tomboyish girl most of the time. Though once he gets [[ShirtlessScene shirtless]] he's ''much'' easier to identify as male.
* ElegantGothicLolita: All the girls in the crowd during a Blaue Rosen concert are dressed like this.
** Every single girl who was not a member of Blaue Rosen (except Momoko) dressed like this in TheMovie.
* EroticDream: Mizuki's had a couple.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: All the members of Blaue Rosen, Mizuki's band.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Akira.
* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon: How Mizuki thought of Akira when she was first trying to sort out her feelings for him.
* FeatherMotif: Black feathers show up whenever Akira switches from sweet and {{moe}} to dangerous and/or seductive.
* FriendlessBackground: Akira was either shunned or [[EvenTheGuysWantHim lusted over]] by the guys, while being envied by all the girls. Besides Mizuki, his only other friend seems to be [[spoiler:Banbi]].
* GentleGiant: [[spoiler:Banbi]]'s a really nice guy when you don't piss him off.
* HugeSchoolgirl: Several girls but mainly Mizuki. Just put them near Akira for a bigger effect.
* HypocriticalHumor: Akira's older brothers frequently refer to the other students of his school as "beasts," and are very against him going to live in the dorm because they won't be able to protect him. They also brawled with him when he was sick, chiding him for being weak.
* ImAManICantHelpIt: Akira uses this excuse a couple times to try to guilt Mizuki into sleeping with him.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Akira. [[MoralityPet Mizuki]] tends to bring out the heart of gold in him.
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: Akira's older brothers. Ran, Rui, and Banbi can also act like this in regard to Akira.
* LadyLooksLikeADude: All the girls of Blaue Rosen.
* ManipulativeBastard: Akira definitely has shades of this, but [[spoiler:Ran]] takes it to new, creepy levels.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: A DoubleSubversion. Akira and Mizuki look the role, however Akira is quite dominant and masculine and Mizuki isn't really all that boyish.
** Played straight when Mizuki sees Akira in a cat outfit.
* MistakenForCheating: Mizuki accuses Akira of this several times, mostly involving him and guys.
* MistakenForGay: Mizuki and Akira several times, especially when they're with each other. Akira looks like a girl at first glance, however [[JapanesePronouns he uses "ore"]], so people think he and Mizuki are gay lovers. Akira's classmates initially refused to believe him when he told them Mizuki was a girl.
* MomentKiller: The source of Akira's ever-growing frustration. Ran and Rui or the other members of Blaeu Rosen are usually the culprits.
* MrFanservice: [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/ai_wo_utau_yori_ore_ni_oborero/c013/6.html Damn]] [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/ai_wo_utau_yori_ore_ni_oborero/c012/19.html it]], [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/ai_wo_utau_yori_ore_ni_oborero/c029/12.html Akira!]]
** Banbi as well. His FaceOfAThug is only scary because of his stoic expression and eyebrow scar, but disregarding that, he's a hunk.
* NotSoDifferent: Akira and [[spoiler:Banbi]].
* OneHeadTaller: Akira's pretty short, but he almost resembles a little kid when standing next to Mizuki.
** TinyGuyHugeGirl
* OnlySixFaces: All the male (and male looking) characters look alike, as do the female (and female looking) characters. Interestingly, all the background characters have very different faces, though this may not be intentional.
* PuppyDogEyes: Akira's not above utilizing his cuteness to get what he wants. He's even drawn with puppy ears and tail once in a while. But when he gets serious while being intimate with Mizuki, however, those ears and tail mean he went from puppy to wolf.
* RagingStiffie: Probably happens more often than mentioned, but Akira explicitly stated he had one on two occasions. He was mortified both times, the first time because he was in a girl's bath, the second because he was at the beach, surrounded by people he knew.
* SayMyName: "Akira!!" and "Mizuki-chan!!" basically makes up 1/4 of the dialogue.
* SexAsRiteOfPassage: The majority of the series after Mizuki and Akira start dating is basically Akira trying to get into Mizuki's pants as a way of "deepening their love."
* SkinshipGrope: Between Ai and Mizuki at the hot spring.
* SomethingElseAlsoRises: When Mizuki gets turned on by Akira's cat outfit and starts advancing on him, his fake cat tail shoots straight up into the air.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: [[{{Tsundere}} "N-never mind! It's not like it's your Christmas present or anything!"]]
* SweetOnPollyOliver: Hilariously invoked during the Tsubasa arc in volume 3. Probably the only guy at Dankaisan who isn't attracted to Akira mocks his friends for getting excited over Akira showing some skin. Then Mizuki brushes past him, [[WholesomeCrossdresser wearing the Dankaisan uniform]].
-->'''Guy 2:''' I thought you said you weren't attracted to guys?
-->'''Guy 1:''' [[LuminescentBlush *blushing*]] I'm not . . .
* ThoseTwoGirls: Megumi (the other guitar player) and Momoko (the bass player) do not influence the plot very much. Ai could also be part of this, having very little character background, but since her personality is more obvious to the readers and she shows up and talks a lot more, she just barely averts it.
* {{Tsundere}}: '''Mizuki'''. Often results in her holding the IdiotBall [[{{AllWomenArePrudes}} whenever Akira tries to make a move on her.]] Although admittedly sometimes he's more forceful than necessary.
* TwoTeacherSchool: A Dankaisan teacher made an appearance to introduce Tsubasa to the class and was never seen again. The first St. Nobara teacher to be seen was actually introduced before anyone knew he was a teacher. The chairman of the school is also seen, but only in scenes involving the previously mentioned teacher.
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: A few times, mostly involving Mizuki since people don't believe she's a girl. Akira dropped this on Mizuki and her friends within the first few pages of the series, the page after which Mizuki drops one about ''the whole band'' on viewers who didn't bother reading anything about this series beforehand.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Why did Misaki refer to herself with [[{{Bokukko}} "boku"]]? And wasn't she last seen thinking about how to [[spoiler:out Akira as a boy so she could have Mizuki to herself]]? She hasn't shown up since.
* WhatTheHellHero: After Akira uncovers a St. Nobara third year's plot to [[spoiler:rape Mizuki]], he asks Rui to pay her back in kind.
** On two occasions, Akira has [[spoiler:almost raped Mizuki. He stopped the first time because she started crying and the second time because she got angry and broke off the relationship.]]
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Akira doesn't specifically like wearing girls clothing, however he'll wear them if it will benefit him in some way. Also, when he revealed his actual gender to the whole of Mizuki's school, they opposed the relationship because of the reputation of his school. Mizuki then dressed as a boy to enroll at Akira's school. It was all for nothing, as Akira is popular enough at his school everyone knew who she was.
* {{Yakuza}}: Rui's family is this.
* {{Yandere}}: [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/ai_wo_utau_yori_ore_ni_oborero/c009/29.html Akira]]. He [[CharacterDevelopment gets better]], but his progress moves by fractions of degrees.
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