A romantic comedy shoujo
manga by Haruka Fukushima. The series focuses on Konatsu Narumiya, a high school freshman who manages her school's basketball team. When Konatsu goes to look for Haruki, a member of the basketball team, she finds out that he turns into a perverted girl
at night. Haruki-as-a-girl then sexually harasses her, they wake up in the same bed, and Haruki admits that he knows Konatsu has a crush on the team captain. Long story short, the captain turns out to be a jerk, so Konatsu decides to go out with the ultimately well-meaning Haruki. Hijinks ensue.
The series was licensed by Tokyopop
, but seems to be out of print.
This series provides examples of:
- Ahoge: Haruki.
- All Women Are Lustful: Haruki's Female Self. As well as his older sister.
- Attempted Rape: Konatsu has horrible luck with guys; every one of them save Haruki has tried this on her. Luckily Haruki is there to bail her out, usually as a girl.
- Attractive Bent-Gender: Haruki turns into a blond bombshell. His siblings don't look so bad either, and nor does Konatsu as a boy.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: Konatsu and Haruki constantly bicker over everything.
- Bi the Way: Konatsu.
- Catch Phrase: "I can't control my urges," and "You're a beast!"
- Chained Heat: When Konatsu as a boy becomes uncontrollably horny, Megumi and Ryou decide to handcuff her to Haruki and lock them in a room. Nothing actually happens, but they do spend the rest of the chapter handcuffed.
- Ecchi: As a result of girl Haruki's utter shamelessness.
- Friendly Local Chinatown: Haruki and Konatsu go here since Konatsu caught Haruki's special condition, and doesn't want to go back home until she's cured.
- Gag Boobs: The general joke is that Haruki, ostensibly a boy, has bigger breasts than Konatsu.
- Gayngst: Mostly averted. Konatsu mentions that she found herself more attracted to the female version of Haruki, though it doesn't seem to bother her too much. Then when Konatsu turns into an equally lascivious boy, Haruki panics and says he doesn't want to kiss another boy. He takes it back, but by that time Konatsu reverts to being a girl.
- Gender Bender: Obviously Haruki, and also Haruki's younger brother, Megumi, and older sister, Ryou. Konatsu temporarily becomes a boy later on.
- Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Ren to Haruki, after Konatsu starts dating Jun. He may not have convinced the male Haruki, but female Haruki rushes straight to where Konatsu and Jun are afterwards.
- Girls Love: The If It's You, It's Okay sort, and a lot of it for a shoujo manga.
- Godiva Hair: Girl Haruki, who oftens ends up bare-chested for one reason or another.
- Hot for Student: A couple of the teachers. Neither Konatsu nor Haruki return their affections.
- Hot Springs Episode
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Haruki. Occasionally he wonders whether he'd be better off as a girl.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Haruki. As a girl he's just a Lovable Sex Maniac.
- The Lad-ette: Haruki is much more aggressive as a girl.
- Lingerie Scene: Several, because for Konatsu, underwear is Serious Business.
- Marshmallow Hell: When he transforms, Haruki inflicts this generally on the unsuspecting.
- Ms. Fanservice: Girl Haruki, definitely.
- Multiple Demographic Appeal
- Opening Monologue: Since chapters are released irregularly, there's one at the beginning of every chapter from the POV of either Haruki or Konatsu.
- Romantic False Lead: Several of them, actually.
- Schoolgirl Lesbians: Haruki is a discount version.
- Sick Episode: In one chapter, Haruki changes genders whenever he sneezes.
- Single-Target Sexuality: Haruki.
- They Do: Subverted. They try, but they never quite seem to get there.
- Two-Person Love Triangle: Konatsu is never quite sure which Haruki she's attracted to, or which Haruki is attracted to her. It's an ongoing part of her Character Development.
- The Unfair Sex: Haruki probably wouldn't get away with any of the naughty things he does to Konatsu as a girl if he hadn't been one.
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Almost no one questions Haruki's ability to change sexes; if they do, they freak out, run away, and are never seen again.
- Widget Series: It's Ecchi Shoujo Gender Bender Girls Love... Who's the intended audience, again?