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Manga / Boku wa Ookami

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Rina thinks All Men Are Perverts and, as a result, Does Not Like Men; she claims they're all just wolves looking to devour women. When a New Transfer Student who was literally Raised by Wolves joins her class, though, she might just change her mind.

Boku wa Ookami is a Shoujo manga by Nachi Yuki that was serialized in Ribon magazine from 2010 to 2012, and later compiled into four volumes.

Compare and contrast Beast Master, which has a similar plot but is intended for an older audience.

This manga provides examples of:

  • Big "WHAT?!": When Rina confesses her feelings and asks Jin out in front of the whole school, this is everyone else's reaction.
  • Cat Scare: While in the woods, Rina believes she hears a "monster". Keita points out it's just a cat.
  • Cross-Cultural Handshake: Jin sniffs people to say hello, the way a wolf would. When she finally understands why he acts so strangely, Rina decides to take his hand and sniff it as well.
  • Culture Clash: Since he was Raised by Wolves, a big part of the humor comes from Jin's attempts to fit in with Ordinary High School Students and human society in general.
  • First-Name Basis: Rina and Keita grew up together and call each other by their given names instead of family names, which, as Keita is keen to point out to Jin, implies they are close.
  • Freaky Is Cool: While Rina is worried everyone will hate him for being strange, when the rest of the class learns that Jin was raised by wolves, it only serves to make him extremely popular. Suddenly, everyone wants to be sniffed hello and get a ride on the wolf-boy's back!
  • Lover Tug of War: In a rare Gender Flipped version, Rina ends up between Jin and Keita when class seats are reassigned.
  • Pinky Swear: Rina makes a promise to Jin that she will only spend her life with him and one day they will get married using a pinky swear - though he uses his pointer finger.
  • Pygmalion Snapback: Jin's father hypnotizes Rina into feeling "more liberated" and acting like a "regular" girlfriend, in hopes that she'll be able to teach Jin about relationships and make him happy. Jin, however, is terribly upset that his father would change his girlfriend into the thing she hates most, and insists that he change her back to her normal self.
  • Red String of Fate: On the cover of chapter 14. However, it's just Rina and the string; we don't get to see who it's connected to.
  • School Swimsuit: During swimming class, of course. Interestingly, the one guy you'd expect to have no nudity taboo wears a wetsuit instead of shorts like the other guys.
  • Stunned Silence: When Jin first transfers in, he says "Hajimemashita" ("It's started") instead of "Hajimemashite" ("Nice to meet you"). The class just stares at him.
  • Sexual Euphemism: "This and that" is used euphemistically many times, often to Rina's frustration and Jin's confusion.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Cute?: When explaining to Jin why he shouldn't eat rabbits, Rina tells him it's because they're too cute to eat.