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[[caption-width:307:Ito Miura and Makoto Amano/Narita]]

[[SecondYearProtagonist Second year high school student Ito Miura]], an enthusiastic {{tomboy}} and skilled in martial arts from her family dojo, has a dream of someday becoming a successful actor and is the female ClubPresident of the DramaClub. One day she meets a female [[NewTransferStudent transfer student]] named Makoto Amano, who is [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Ito's complete opposite in femininity]] and shares Ito's vision of acting. Together they soon become fast friends.

One day during a visit to Ito's family dojo and home, Ito makes the startling discovery that Makoto is actually [[WholesomeCrossdresser a male masquerading as a girl]]. Makoto, who [[TheReveal reveals]] his actual family name as Narita, explains to Ito that his deception involves an agreement he made with his strict father. He wants Makoto to [[HeirToTheDojo inherit the Narita family dojo]] and holds no respect for acting while Makoto, also skilled in martial arts, has no intention of doing this and wishes to pursue a career in acting. Therefore Makoto's father holds Makoto against one condition in order to receive his consent: Makoto must live as a girl and convince everyone as such until his high school graduation. If anyone should discover Makoto's secret he must give up his aspirations to act and accept to run the dojo without protest. Ito agrees to help Makoto by [[SecretKeeper keeping his secret]] and supporting him in his efforts.

As they learn to depend on each other, they inevitably grow closer. However, there are others who do not wish for Makoto to succeed ...

Written and illustrated by Emura.

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!!''W Juliet'' provides examples of:

* AccidentalPervert -- Before Ito discovers Makoto's secret, Ito undresses in front of him in the girls locker room, taking Makoto by surprise. Later, Ito walks in on Makoto changing at her home (only naked waist-up). Then it was her turn to be surprised. Each found out the other's true gender through a NakedFirstImpression, in other words.
* ADayInTheLimelight -- Most of the side characters[[note]]members of the Drama Club, Ito and Makoto's family members[[/note]] have at least one chapter dedicated to them.
* ArrangedMarriage -- [[spoiler: Makoto and Iizuka Takayo, arranged between Makoto's father and hers, the president of the Iizuka business group. Also Ito and her cousin Tomoe Miura would have become KissingCousins if Ito's grandmother had her way.]]
* ArrogantKungFuGuy -- Arguably Makoto's father as he demands complete respect from his family. He is also the head of the Narita family dojo.
* ArtEvolution -- It's subtle, but one can tell that Emura is getting more used to drawing the characters as time goes on.
* AttractiveBentGender -- Makoto
* AuthorAvatar -- Appears in the "Behind the Scenes" afterword in each manga volume and sometimes on a page after the end of a chapter, where she lets herself interact with the characters where there is NoFourthWall.
* BeachEpisode -- Actually takes place at the school pool, during the Juliet Contest.
* BigBrotherMentor -- Misao Toki was the male DramaClub [[ClubPresident President]] in his third year, while Ito was in her first. They had, and still have, a close friendship (at least when Toki is not chasing Ito).
* BigBrotherInstinct -- Takashi for Takayo, often to Takayo's annoyance. Also Ito's older twin brothers as they are overprotective of Ito, although she is by no means unable to take care of herself.
* BigFancyHouse -- Ito's father's family home.
* [[{{Bishonen}} Bishounen]] -- Makoto
* BrokenAesop / LostAesop: The story starts with Makoto finding Ito beautiful and lovable despite her masculine appearance. The aesop seems to be TrueBeautyIsOnTheInside. But then Ito starts to [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking dress up, put some make-up on]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and blush around Makoto.]] Oh wait, the Aesop is that despite becoming a gorgeous beauty Ito is still the same lovable {{Tomboy}} when she opens her mouth? [[TrueBeautyIsOnTheInside The true beauty is really on inside,]] but it’s inside the people who are beautiful to begin with? Wait a minute… [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot They Wasted a Perfectly Good Aesop]] just now.
* ButNotTooForeign -- Christina, a.k.a. Chris, is originally from America. Additionally, Makoto's maternal grandmother is English, making his mother half-English and him and his siblings one-quarter English.
* CharmPoint -- Ito being an enthusiastic {{Tomboy}} in looks and personality, and being taller than most girls. Also notable is her aversion to feminine clothing. Many characters at one point or another are amazed at how beautiful Ito looks whenever she ''does'' wear anything feminine. Toki even bought Ito a feminine outfit during a party and it brought everyone's attention on her. Of course [[spoiler: it was just to make Ito fit Toki's ideals to make her his girlfriend.]]
* ChekhovsGun -- In a much later story Ito starts wearing [[spoiler: a plain ring on a chain around her neck]]. In the RescueArc [[spoiler: Makoto subtly hints to the readers about its significance ... like we couldn't have guessed]]; otherwise no overt explanation at the time is given for its appearance. On a ski trip with Makoto and her family, Ito loses it in the snow and attempts to find it. She ends up being rescued by Makoto, [[spoiler: who inadvertently commits TheReveal of his true identity to the Miuras, when he takes off his disguise saving her]].
* CherryBlossoms -- The trees at Ito and Makoto's school are in full bloom and the blossoms fall on them and their classmates at their graduation, where [[spoiler: finally, Makoto "fulfills" the conditions set out by his father and is finally free to pursue an acting career. He would also be able to see Ito in his real male persona]].
* ChristmasCake -- Likely Tsubaki Narita, one of Makoto's older sisters. She becomes a teacher at Ito's school - hence fulfilling the conditions of a HotLibrarian - to investigate Makoto's true relationship with Ito and convince him to come home and inherit the dojo. [[spoiler: She has a younger brother complex, not accepting that he has grown up and does not rely on her as he once did.]] She still buys him women's clothes, however ...
* ClassRepresentative -- Misaki Ichikawa.
* ClingyJealousGirl -- Tsugumi Nomura, Ito's senpai by one year, doesn't make it a secret that she wants "Ito-kun" for herself and can sometimes behave as a PsychoLesbian for [[PluckyComicRelief comedy relief]]. She is also a GadgeteerGenius.
* ClubPresident -- Ito is the female President of the DramaClub, while Yoshirou Ozaki is the male President.
* CoolBigSis -- Ito, to her younger brother Tatsuyoshi. Also to her youngest cousin Tomoe.
* CoolMask -- In Volume 6, Makoto's use of a mask greatly effects Tsubaki ("Mako-chan '''can't''' play anyone that ugly!"), for the drama that he and Ito put on for her. Akane explains to Tsubaki that outwardly it is "just a cloak and a mask" but he and Ito can make you see beyond them, to see the world they are acting in.
* CostumeInertia -- This frequently occurs, as the main cast is in the DramaClub and may have to act quickly to divert disaster, sometimes still in costume.
* CryCute -- Ito manages this a few times in the series.
* CulturalTranslation -- Sometimes at the end of a volume there are Cultural Notes for terms or places the reader may not be familiar with.
* CustomUniform -- Both Ito and Sakamoto have done this, Ito mainly because of her refusal to wear the girls uniform.
* CuteGhostGirl -- Sayoko in Volume 7. She can also be a StringyHairedGhostGirl. There is a legend surrounding her at Tsugumi's second home that a red-headed WomanInWhite lures men to the pond in the woods and drowns them. There is another ghost woman in Volume 8 that fits most of these tropes. Very likely a WomanInWhite.
* DissonantSerenity -- The first time this happens is when Makoto, at the beginning of the series, is hit on by strange men. Ito throws her arm in front of him and says "Just whose girl do you think she is?" in a very masculine way. Makoto eventually performs DissonantSerenity more often for Ito in both his male and female personas.
* DramaClub -- Most of the chapters revolve around this, as Ito, Makoto, and the majority of the cast are members.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer -- This becomes an apparent trope for Ito at the Juliet Contest. Her {{Harem}} like to think of her as a ButchLesbian, even if she doesn't swing that way.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim -- Subverted since they don't know Makoto is a guy. Atsushi Ichijo - Toki's senpai in college, a brilliant stage actor, and attracted to men - instinctively suspects Makoto to be a guy.
* FaceOfAThug -- On the way to a drama troupe audition, Ito attempts to thwart two wallet thefts on the street by throwing her shoe at the thief (unfortunately he was the wrong person and looked none too pleased). Turns out later on that the person she had mistaken for the wallet thief was [[spoiler: Director Igarashi, one of the judges for her audition.]]
* {{Fangirl}} -- Tsugumi for Ito. She even enthusiastically buys a set of five photos of her for ¥1000, before the Juliet Contest.
* FestivalEpisode -- Ito, her family, with Makoto and his older sister Akane, attend the Fireworks Festival.
* FightingSeries -- There is some fighting, as Makoto, Ito, and some others know martial arts.
* FlungClothing -- Makoto disrobing to his swimsuit (amazingly still disguised as a girl) in the Juliet Contest. The robes get flung into other girls' faces (by accident?).
* ForgottenChildhoodFriend -- Joutaro Kai, the son of Director Kai, although he and Ito did not get along. Ito met him again at drama training camp. He was Ito's classmate when they were very young and always picked on the girls, but was the worst to Ito because she always retaliated and admonished his behaviour. Ito wanted Joutaro to treat her equally but was shocked when [[spoiler:Joutaro made her realize that in the end she always relied on her big brothers to protect her. As a result, this prompted Ito to [[ImportantHaircut cut her hair]], dress like a boy, and learn martial arts for herself.]] Also a TemporaryLoveInterest.
* FriendlyEnemy -- Takayo knows that Ito knows Makoto's secret, but will not say anything after she witnessed how Makoto's acting effected his father in Volume 1. If she were to tell, it would make her "the weakest woman in the world." Takayo further proves this trope to Ito in Volume 12 when Takayo [[spoiler: relinquishes further efforts to take Makoto away from Ito, that she is "letting him go with pride."]]
* GadgeteerGenius -- Tsugumi, usually utilizing these skills to yet again try to obtain Ito for herself.
* GenderBlenderName -- Makoto.
* GirlishPigtails -- Tsugumi has been known to wear twin French pigtails. Takayo has also worn twin braids when sick in bed.
* TheGlomp -- Tomoe, upon seeing Ito, attempts to do this but is immediately stopped by Ito's brothers. Also it is the first time for the brothers seeing Tomoe as a {{Kawaiiko}} WholesomeCrossdresser. For this he gets PunchedAcrossTheRoom from his mother, Ito's aunt.
* GogglesDoNothing -- Tatsuyoshi almost always wears his sunglasses on the top of his head. Only occasionally would he wear them properly. He is once seen wearing regular glasses in the very first chapter.
* HaremSeeker -- Sakamoto is nice to all of the girls, and especially wants to date '''both''' Ito and Makoto, to their chagrine.
* [[spoiler: HappilyMarried -- Makoto and Ito are implied to get married in the end... ''in drag''!]]
* HeirToTheDojo -- Makoto is the unwilling heir to the Narita family dojo. His true ambition is to act.
* IllGirl -- Takayo Iizuka, [[spoiler: Makoto's fiancee by ArrangedMarriage]], daughter of the president of the Iizuka business group and is a [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend childhood friend of Makoto's]] and in love with him. She has always been weak physically and is often tired. She transfers to Ito's school to be close to him and win him back. Her older brother Takashi soon follows as he has a sister complex and often tries to foil Makoto's plan despite Takayo's protests against it. Also Ito's oldest cousin Kozue, according to her grandmother.
* ImportantHaircut -- As a child [[spoiler: Ito does this after finally deciding to become stronger and to stop relying on others, resulting in her being less feminine and learning martial arts to defend herself]]. See ForgottenChildhoodFriend above.
* ItJustBugsMe -- Does ANYONE other than Makoto try to stop Toki from harassing Ito?
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens -- Mitsuko, Ito's grandmother.
* MistressAndServantBoy -- Takashi takes this role upon himself for his younger sister Takayo, as he has quite a sister complex towards her. He usually goes farther for Takayo's happiness than she wants him to, making him an UpperClassTwit. Tsugumi also has two male classmates under her thumb.
* {{Meido}} -- The girls in Ito's class while planning an animal cafe in Volume 12 for the SchoolFestival, before the RescueArc. This includes Makoto ''and'' Ito! The first time for Ito was in volume 6 when visiting her grandmother, aunt, and cousins.
* MissingMom -- Ito's mother Satsuki died being hit by a car when Ito was very young. This was just after Satsuki encouraged Ito to cut her hair and be the way Ito wanted to be.
* NewTransferStudent -- Makoto is the first one in the series to transfer to Ito's school. Makoto thought it would be easier to live as a girl in new surroundings, with people who do not know him. Along for the ride is Takayo ([[spoiler: Makoto's fiancée by ArrangedMarriage]]), her older brother Takashi, and Sakamoto who met Ito on a class field trip and became enamoured with her (eventually he falls for Makoto too).
* NewYearHasCome
* [[NoblewomansLaugh Noblewoman's Laugh]] -- Tsugumi
* NonuniformUniform -- Ito will not wear the girls uniform due to her self-imposed {{Tomboy}} status, thus wears the boys uniform or a masculine CustomUniform. Makoto is technically guilty of this as well since, in order to live as a girl, he has to wear the girls uniform.
* ObaSan -- Ito's aunt Setsuko Miura. Ito and her family, along with Makoto, pay her a visit. We also get to meet Ito's Oba'''a'''san, Mitsuko.
* {{Ojou}} -- Takayo Iizuka, [[spoiler:Makoto's fiancée by ArrangedMarriage]] and Kozue Miura, Ito's oldest cousin.
* OneeSama -- Tomoe refers to Ito as "Ito-nee-sama."
* OneHeadTaller: Averted with the main couple, they are about the same height ''and'' the girl is the taller one [[LostAesop (at first)]].
** YourSizeMayVary: Although both characters grow physically during the story line (Ito from 175 to 177 cm and Makoto fom 172 to 179 cm and over), it can’t explain how their height difference varies from scene to scene. The masculine one is depicted ''always'' taller than the feminine one. This is noticeable when their respective roles are still zig-zagging but it goes to ridiculous degree on the latter part of the story when stated {{Tomboy}} Ito is replaced by relatively short, cute ActionGirlfriend Ito who is supposed to be only 2 centimetres shorter than her boyfriend but who still looks up to him.
* PluckyComicRelief -- Tsugumi is a female example, as well as the most blatant one.
* RecursiveCrossdressing -- Occurs whenever Makoto gets to play male roles for the Drama Club. Its members are often astonished on how realistic he looks, unaware that he is playing as his true gender.
* RescueArc -- Nobuko is kidnapped by three people robbing the school, who happen to be [[spoiler: disillusioned childhood friends who grew up in the same orphanage]]. Ito, Makoto, and company [[CaptainObvious go to her rescue]].
* {{Samurai}} -- Christina, a.k.a. Chris, who first appears in Volume 10, is dedicated to martial arts and claims that "Karate is true Japanese culture." Her whole mindset revolves around this. Therefore Chris refers to herself and Ryuuya as "Apprentice" and "Master" and even refers to other members of his family as "Shogun" (the father), "Lieutenant" (Ito), etc. Upon visiting the Miura household for the first time she is dressed in full samurai gear and enters a match with Ito's father to gain approval for her and Ryuuya's relationship (where she more resembles a KidSamurai against him). At the end of the match [[spoiler: he gets PunchedAcrossTheRoom by her sucker punch and approves of her. She exclaims "Samurai must be merciless against any enemy!" and "I will become a samurai like you, Master!" to Ryuuya.]]
* SatelliteLoveInterest -- One of the {{Terrible Trio}}s of the series: Tsugumi, Sakamoto, and Toki, all trying to win Ito over to one of them. Tsugumi, who supposedly quit the DramaClub, came back to play Juliet once she heard Ito was playing Romeo. Sakamoto ''transferred'' schools to be with Ito, and later Makoto; however we find out more of his back story as the series goes on. Toki, while also adamantly pursuing Ito, is the weakest to fit this trope since at his first appearance we find out more about him, that in the past he was an active member of the DramaClub as the male ClubPresident and currently a college student. Kouhei towards Makoto can also fit this trope.
* SchoolIdol -- Ito [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer amongst her female fans]] - especially Tsugumi - despite her protestations.
* SchoolNewspaperNewsHound -- Morita, the president of the Photography Club in Volume 1. He kept taking pictures of the Juliet Contest to the participants' annoyance (of course, after Tsugumi bought photos of Ito off of him). He also [[spoiler: posted a newsflash page in the corridors of Ito and Makoto (as a guy) kissing at the school's outdoor pool.]]
* SchoolPlay -- The DramaClub puts these on occasionally. More often than not, in the midst of the production, Ito and Makoto are dealing with opposotion from others trying to foil Makoto's bet with his father behind the scenes.
* SecondEpisodeMorning
* SecondYearProtagonist -- Ito.
* SecretKeeper -- Ito finds out Makoto's true identity in the first chapter and agrees to help him. This list grows as the {{manga}} continues.
* {{Sequel}} -- ''W Juliet II'', continuing the story of Ito and Makoto after starting their new life together. Currently at three volumes.
* {{Shojo}}
* TheShortGuyWithGlasses -- Ito's younger brother Tatsuyoshi, although he is not a genius. He wears glasses in Volume 1 but in later stories wears [[GogglesDoNothing sunglasses overtop of his head]].
* SliceOfLife
* SparklingStreamOfTears -- Ito cries toward Makoto when she thinks there is nothing between them, and that he favours Takayo due to her sickness. Or it just could have been the rain ...
* TerribleTrio -- Tsugumi and her two henchmen, in the beginning of the series. Eventually this trope refocuses on Tsugumi, Sakamoto, and Toki, as equal partners. There is also the three robbers in the RescueArc.
* ThirdPersonPerson -- Tomoe Miura.
* TokenMiniMoe -- Tomoe Miura, Ito's fourteen-year-old WholesomeCrossdresser ThirdPersonPerson {{Kawaiiko}} cousin.
* {{Tomboy}} -- Ito
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl -- Ito and Makoto. Subverted in the first chapter when we find out the girlier of the two is [[WholesomeCrossdresser actually a guy posing as a girl]]. His being a {{bishonen}} only enhanced the disguise.
* TransferStudentUniforms -- Takashi and Takayo. Takayo eventually switches to the girls uniform of Ito's school, but Takashi keeps wearing his previous school's.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend -- Takayo, towards Makoto.
* WholesomeCrossdresser -- Makoto Narita (male), a.k.a. Makoto Amano (female). Technically Ito as well, although she is more of a {{Bifauxnen}}. Also Tomoe Miura, Ito's cousin. He is the male heir of Ito's aunt's house and is in love with "Ito-nee-sama." Tomoe even [[spoiler: convinces Ito's grandmother to arrange an engagement between himself and Ito to ensure a "strong, reliable woman" is around to run the household in order to compensate for his personality, which is very {{Kawaiiko}} in style]].
* WingdingEyes -- In Volume 1, Itou-sensei is thrilled at how good Makoto looks playing the role of Romeo (even though he is a guy in reality). With clasped hands she has starbursts in her eyes as well as surrounding her, with OcularGushers.

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