Literature: Otoko no Ko wa Meido Fuku ga Osuki!?
The rumored cafe in town named “Cherry Girls”
4 maids work there, but they are actually the owner’s sons.
There’s no way such cute girls could be guys, you say?
No wait, there’s no way such cute girls could even exist!
—Translated IntroductionCherry Girls is the creation of Hobby Channel (Hobby Japan’s hobby blog/news site. They are also the creators of Queen's Blade). It’s a short story series (mostly text with a few illustrations) that was announced back in early April 2008 and once a week since then have been updating their site, introducing each of the four maids/brothers and prefacing the main story with a prologue. Has a general Slice of Life plot; WITH CROSSDRESSERS!Yes, meet the four brothers:
- Nao: The beautiful eldest brother who is loved by both his brothers and everyone else.
- Yuki: The second eldest brother with a tsundere personality who is dragged into it against his will.
- Tomo: The third eldest brother who makes the dresses and teases Yuki in between.
- Rio: The youngest brother, a lively boy who really likes acting like a girl.
The series provides examples of:
- Adorably Precocious Child: Rio.
- Badass Adorable: Yuki.
- Bifauxnen: Possibly the main cast's cousin Shizuka.
- Big Brother Attraction: Yuki seems to have a serious crush on Nao.
- Bishōnen: Everyone that you get to visually see that isn't female.
- Cheerful Child: Rio.
- Cosplay Otaku Girl: Tomo, a rare male example.
- Dragged into Drag: Yuki.
- Four Girl Ensemble: Although these "girls" are actually cross-dressing boys.
- Hair Antennae: Yuki.
- Hot for Teacher: Rio has a crush on his sensei.
- Gainaxing: Not used for obvious reasons, but discussed by Tomo.Tomo: What they call ‘swinging boobs’ are found in anime quite a lot... It's what they call a performance.
Rio: Tomo-Nii, you know some weird stuff!
- Onee-sama: Nao, the oldest of the four brothers and loved by the others.
- Panty Shot: Subverted. These are boys, and you are going to see a lot of bulges.
- Slice of Life
- Shout-Out: To Strike Witches no less. In this◊ chapter Rio cosplays as Yoshika when trying on panties.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Averted. The four brothers don't resemble each other at all.
- Supreme Chef: Yuki.
- Too Kinky to Torture: Some of the costumers just love to have Yuki step on them and beat the crap out of them.
- Unsettling Gender Reveal: Of course.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: The four main characters.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Yuki, and some other minor characters.