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* ''Manga/HikarutoHikari''[[/index]]: A young boy is made to crossdress by his childhood friend for a singing contest, and discovers that he is far more confident in himself as his new alter-ego.


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* ''Manga/FukakaiNaBokuNoSubeteWo'' - The series is about male assigned at birth people working in dresses at a cafe, and the characters do call themselves "otokonoko" sometimes, but it's not officially in the genre. The manga is also queer-themed as the protagonist is explicitly non-binary and at least one other character is a trans girl.


* ''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster'' - It has two iconic otokonoko characters, [[VideoGame/TheIdolmasterDearlyStars Ryo Akizuki]] and [[VideoGame/TheIdolmasterSideM Saki Mizushima]], the latter whom is voiced by an actual otokonoko. However, they are but two characters in a huge franchise; ''[=SideM=]'' is mainly aimed at women (though Saki is very popular with men), and Ryo stopped crossdressing in the TrueEnding of ''Dearly Stars'' and his subsequent appearances in ''[=SideM=]''.

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* ''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster'' ''Franchise/TheIdolmaster'' - It has two iconic otokonoko characters, [[VideoGame/TheIdolmasterDearlyStars Ryo Akizuki]] and [[VideoGame/TheIdolmasterSideM Saki Mizushima]], the latter whom is voiced by an actual otokonoko. However, they are but two characters in a huge franchise; ''[=SideM=]'' is mainly aimed at women (though Saki is very popular with men), and Ryo stopped crossdressing in the TrueEnding of ''Dearly Stars'' and his subsequent appearances in ''[=SideM=]''. The two are total opposites when it comes to why they came to do it: Ryo was forced into it at first but came to love the people he knew while on the job, and Saki adores the practice, but was inspired to start crossdressing in the open after Ryo confessed the truth to his fans.


* ''Mayo Elle Otokonoko'': would be yet another "boy crossdresses to infiltrate an all-girl's school, gets involved in pseudo-lesbian sexual hijinks" story, except that most of the "girls" aren't...

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* ''Mayo Elle Otokonoko'': would be yet another "boy crossdresses to infiltrate an all-girl's school, gets involved in pseudo-lesbian sexual hijinks" story, except that [[FlockOfWolves most of the "girls" aren't... aren't...]]



* ''Josou Jinja'' is a fairly generic otokonoko gay {{Hentai}} KineticNovel which is mainly notable for being the first one in the genre to be not only released in English but also given a widespread release on ''UsefulNotes/{{Steam}}'' (under the name ''Trap Shrine'').



* ''Wagahai wa "Otokonoko" dearu!'' (''I am an Otokonoko!''): [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-11-18/ex-johnny-jr-idol-makes-cross-dressing-essay-manga A manga how-to guide]] for otokonoko hopefuls written by Nanami Igarashi, son of [[/index]]{{shojo}} manga artist Yumiko Igarashi (''Manga/CandyCandy'')[[index]] and voice actor Creator/KazuhikoInoue and himself an otokonoko.

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* ''Wagahai wa "Otokonoko" dearu!'' (''I am an Otokonoko!''): [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-11-18/ex-johnny-jr-idol-makes-cross-dressing-essay-manga A manga how-to guide]] for otokonoko hopefuls written by Nanami Igarashi, son of [[/index]]{{shojo}} manga artist Yumiko Igarashi (''Manga/CandyCandy'')[[index]] and voice actor Creator/KazuhikoInoue and himself an otokonoko.otokonoko (currently providing the page image).


"Otokonoko", also known as "Otoko no Musume", is a Japanese genre of romantic and/or erotic stories for men, focusing on AttractiveBentGender male {{Crossdresser}}s. The name is a pun.[[labelnote:Details]]The word "otokonoko" normally means "boy" (literally "male child"), but swapping the "ko" meaning "child" for a different "ko" meaning "girl" gives a compound that Japanese sites like to translate as "male maiden".[[/labelnote]] It is sometimes called '"josou" ("women's clothes"), a more generic term for male crossdressers. Western fandom uses the terms "tomgirl" (as the opposite of {{Tomboy}}) and, somewhat less often, "trap".[[note]]As this term carries some UnfortunateImplications involving UnsettlingGenderReveal and an actual trap generally being a terrible device, the use of this term is controversial, especially amongst people who are transgender. Surprisingly, however, a small but substantial fraction of trans women are enthusiastically 'for' the term.[[/note]]

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"Otokonoko", also known as "Otoko no Musume", is a Japanese genre of romantic and/or erotic stories for men, focusing on AttractiveBentGender male {{Crossdresser}}s. The name is a pun.[[labelnote:Details]]The word "otokonoko" normally means "boy" (literally "male child"), but swapping the "ko" meaning "child" for a different "ko" meaning "girl" gives a compound that Japanese sites like to translate as "male maiden".[[/labelnote]] It is sometimes called '"josou" ("women's clothes"), a more generic term for male crossdressers. Western fandom uses the terms "tomgirl" (as the opposite of {{Tomboy}}) and, somewhat less often, "trap".[[note]]As this term carries some UnfortunateImplications involving UnsettlingGenderReveal and an actual trap generally being a terrible device, the use of this term is controversial, especially amongst people who are transgender. Surprisingly, however, a small but substantial fraction of trans women are enthusiastically 'for' the term.[[/note]]


* ''Manga/WanderingSon'' - The three "crossdressers" are all {{transgender}} but the series is often mistaken for at Otokonoko series. ''Waai'' did run some articles and ads for the anime adaptation.
* ''Manga/StopHibarikun'' - Hibari is well-known as a classic in the genre but the series predates the genre by at least twenty years, being from TheEighties. Also Hibari is implied to be transgender.

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* ''Manga/WanderingSon'' - The three "crossdressers" are all {{transgender}} {{transgender}}, but the series is often mistaken for at Otokonoko series. ''Waai'' did run some articles and ads for the anime adaptation.
* ''Manga/StopHibarikun'' - Hibari is well-known as a classic in the genre genre, but the series predates the genre by at least twenty years, being from TheEighties. Also Also, Hibari is implied to be transgender.



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* ''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster'' - It has two iconic otokonoko characters, Ryo Akizuki and [[VideoGame/TheIdolmasterSideM Saki Mizushima]], the latter whom is voiced by an actual otokonoko. However, they are but two characters in a huge franchise; ''[=SideM=]'' is mainly aimed at women (though Saki is very popular with men), and Ryo stopped crossdressing in the TrueEnding of ''Dearly Stars'' and his subsequent appearances in ''[=SideM=]''.

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* ''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster'' - It has two iconic otokonoko characters, [[VideoGame/TheIdolmasterDearlyStars Ryo Akizuki Akizuki]] and [[VideoGame/TheIdolmasterSideM Saki Mizushima]], the latter whom is voiced by an actual otokonoko. However, they are but two characters in a huge franchise; ''[=SideM=]'' is mainly aimed at women (though Saki is very popular with men), and Ryo stopped crossdressing in the TrueEnding of ''Dearly Stars'' and his subsequent appearances in ''[=SideM=]''.


* ''Manga/Sazanami Cherry'': A boy confesses his attraction to a girl but it turns out the girl is a crossdressing boy. In this case, Ren has an AmbiguousGenderIdentity and is implied that he's actually a trans girl who hasn't began identifying as so yet.

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* ''Manga/Sazanami Cherry'': ''Manga/SazanamiCherry'': A boy confesses his attraction to a girl but it turns out the girl is a crossdressing boy. In this case, Ren has an AmbiguousGenderIdentity and is implied that he's actually a trans girl who hasn't began identifying as so yet.


* ''Manga/SazanamiCherry'': A boy confesses his attraction to a girl but it turns out the girl is a crossdressing boy. In this case, Ren has an AmbiguousGenderIdentity and is implied that he's actually a trans girl who hasn't began identifying as so yet.

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* ''Manga/SazanamiCherry'': ''Manga/Sazanami Cherry'': A boy confesses his attraction to a girl but it turns out the girl is a crossdressing boy. In this case, Ren has an AmbiguousGenderIdentity and is implied that he's actually a trans girl who hasn't began identifying as so yet.


* ''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster'' has two iconic otokonoko characters, Ryo Akizuki and [[VideoGame/TheIdolmasterSideM Saki Mizushima]], the latter whom is voiced by an actual otokonoko. However, they are but two characters in a huge franchise; ''[=SideM=]'' is mainly aimed at women (though Saki is very popular with men), and Ryo stopped crossdressing in the TrueEnding of ''Dearly Stars'' and his subsequent appearances in ''[=SideM=]''.

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* ''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster'' - It has two iconic otokonoko characters, Ryo Akizuki and [[VideoGame/TheIdolmasterSideM Saki Mizushima]], the latter whom is voiced by an actual otokonoko. However, they are but two characters in a huge franchise; ''[=SideM=]'' is mainly aimed at women (though Saki is very popular with men), and Ryo stopped crossdressing in the TrueEnding of ''Dearly Stars'' and his subsequent appearances in ''[=SideM=]''.



* ''Manga/NoBra'' - Like ''Happiness!'', a model for the "guy meets cute girl, finds out girl isn't a girl, decides he doesn't care" storyline. Predates the genre, sometimes grandfathered in as it otherwise fits quite well.

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* ''Manga/NoBra'' - Like ''Happiness!'', a model for the "guy meets cute girl, finds out girl isn't a girl, decides he doesn't care" storyline. Predates the genre, sometimes grandfathered in as it otherwise fits quite well.well (though it's implied that Yuki is transgender).



* ''Manga/WJuliet'' is about a boy pretending to be a girl at school so his father will let him become an actor. His LoveInterest is technically the lead, though.
* ''Manga/UsotsukiLily'' is a parody on the genre aimed at the {{shoujo}} crowd.

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* ''Manga/WJuliet'' - It is about a boy pretending to be a girl at school so his father will let him become an actor. His LoveInterest is technically the lead, though.
* ''Manga/UsotsukiLily'' is a - A parody on the genre aimed at the {{shoujo}} crowd.


* ''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster'' has two iconic otokonoko characters, Ryo Akizuki and [[VideoGame/TheIdolmasterSideM Saki Mizushima]], the latter whom is voiced by an actual otokonoko. However, they are but two characters, Side M is mainly aimed at women (Though Saki is very popular with men), and Ryo stopped crossdressing in the TrueEnding and his subsequent appearances in Side M.

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* ''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster'' has two iconic otokonoko characters, Ryo Akizuki and [[VideoGame/TheIdolmasterSideM Saki Mizushima]], the latter whom is voiced by an actual otokonoko. However, they are but two characters, Side M characters in a huge franchise; ''[=SideM=]'' is mainly aimed at women (Though (though Saki is very popular with men), and Ryo stopped crossdressing in the TrueEnding of ''Dearly Stars'' and his subsequent appearances in Side M.''[=SideM=]''.


* ''VideoGame/TheIdolMaster'' has two iconic otokonoko characters, Ryo Akizuki and [[VideoGame/TheIdolMasterSideM Saki Mizushima]], the latter whom is voiced by an actual otokonoko. However, they are but two characters, Side M is mainly aimed at women (Though Saki is very popular with men), and Ryo stopped crossdressing in the TrueEnding and his subsequent appearances in Side M.

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* ''VideoGame/TheIdolMaster'' ''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster'' has two iconic otokonoko characters, Ryo Akizuki and [[VideoGame/TheIdolMasterSideM [[VideoGame/TheIdolmasterSideM Saki Mizushima]], the latter whom is voiced by an actual otokonoko. However, they are but two characters, Side M is mainly aimed at women (Though Saki is very popular with men), and Ryo stopped crossdressing in the TrueEnding and his subsequent appearances in Side M.


* ''Boku to Boku'': A girl who looks like a boy befriends a crossdresser.

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* ''Boku to Boku'': ''Manga/BokuToBoku'': A girl who looks like a boy befriends a crossdresser.


"Otokonoko", also known as "Otoko no Musume", is a Japanese genre of romantic and/or erotic stories for men, focusing on AttractiveBentGender male {{Crossdresser}}s. The name is a pun.[[labelnote:Details]]The word "otokonoko" normally means "boy" (literally "male child"), but swapping the "ko" meaning "child" for a different "ko" meaning "girl" gives a compound that Japanese sites like to translate as "male maiden".[[/labelnote]] It is sometimes called '"josou" ("women's clothes"), a more generic term for male crossdressers. Western fandom uses the terms "tomgirl" (as the opposite of {{Tomboy}}) and, somewhat less often, "trap"[[note]]As this term carries some UnfortunateImplications involving UnsettlingGenderReveal and an actual trap generally being a terrible device, the use of this term is controversial, especially amongst people who are transgender. Surprisingly, however, a small but substantial fraction of trans women are enthusiastically 'for' the term. [[/note]].

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"Otokonoko", also known as "Otoko no Musume", is a Japanese genre of romantic and/or erotic stories for men, focusing on AttractiveBentGender male {{Crossdresser}}s. The name is a pun.[[labelnote:Details]]The word "otokonoko" normally means "boy" (literally "male child"), but swapping the "ko" meaning "child" for a different "ko" meaning "girl" gives a compound that Japanese sites like to translate as "male maiden".[[/labelnote]] It is sometimes called '"josou" ("women's clothes"), a more generic term for male crossdressers. Western fandom uses the terms "tomgirl" (as the opposite of {{Tomboy}}) and, somewhat less often, "trap"[[note]]As "trap".[[note]]As this term carries some UnfortunateImplications involving UnsettlingGenderReveal and an actual trap generally being a terrible device, the use of this term is controversial, especially amongst people who are transgender. Surprisingly, however, a small but substantial fraction of trans women are enthusiastically 'for' the term. [[/note]].\n[[/note]]

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