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Boys Run the Riot Manga Volume 1

5 star rating out of 5
8 Reviews
SKU: 9781646512485

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About Boys Run the Riot Manga Volume 1

Boys Run the Riot manga volume 1 features story and art by Keito Gaku.

High schooler Ryo knows he’s transgender, but he doesn’t have anyone to confide in about the confusion he feels. He can’t tell his best friend, who he’s secretly got a crush on, and he can’t tell his mom, who’s constantly asking why Ryo “dresses like a boy.” He certainly can’t tell Jin, the new transfer student who looks like just another bully… The only time Ryo feels at ease is when he’s wearing his favorite clothes. Then, and only then, the world melts away, and he can be his true self.

One day, while out shopping, Ryo sees someone he didn’t expect: Jin. The kid who looked so tough in class has the same taste in fashion as him! At last, Ryo has someone he can open up to—and the journey ahead might finally give him a way to express himself to the world.


  • Publisher: KODANSHA COMICS
  • Media: Manga
  • Genre: Drama
  • Themes: Slice of Life
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Release Date: 5/25/2021
  • Page Count: 240
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Written Language: English

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Ratings & Reviews

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5 star rating out of 5

It's a It's a beautiful start to a wonderful adventure and self discovery!


It's a beautiful start to a wonderful adventure and self discovery! It's about a trans boy learning to accept himself and discover how he can change the world through fashion. I highly recommend this as a beautiful story!

5 star rating out of 5

Great, Already Pre-Ordered Volume 2

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This is really off to a great start. I already love the two main characters. This is shaping up to be a beautiful and fun story. I would definitely recommend.

5 star rating out of 5

This story really means a lot to me


BRTR is really special. Not only is the story interesting and engaging, but it is one of the few manga series that features a ftm trans character that is written by a trans man. To see myself represented in manga in a good way is very rare and I am overjoyed to be reading it. I can't wait to see what happens in future volumes!

5 star rating out of 5

Absolutely amazing

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Really great,
Not only does this manga dive into trans issues ftm and figuring out how to fit into your own body it also dive into creative art aka designing.

I really enjoyed the first volume and the second as well. It was really interesting and was quite refreshing compared to some of LGBTQIA+ manga I have read.

10/10 recommend for anyone who is looking for a inspiring manga about gender, finding yourself and fitting into your own body and desires.

5 star rating out of 5

Trans rep...but in a good way!


A heartwarming story about friendship, love, self-acceptance, success, failure, and...gender dysphoria?! Yup, an excellent story for anyone! Relatable to some trans people, a great story regardless! Very wholesome and sweet story. Excited to read more

5 star rating out of 5

Great plot

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An amazing example of queer representation, not full of stereotypes. Shows different examples of gender expression instead of the usual only focusing on sexuality.

5 star rating out of 5

Positive Trans representation


Give it a shot, it's a really good manga! it's positive representation of a transguy which is refreshing to see as a Trans guy myself. At first I was a bit worried it'd be just another "gender bender" of a girl who dresses up like a guy and goes into a group of "only men" places where the popular dude will fall for her and whatnot, you know those series, but it's not. It is about a transguy who's dealing with his gender identity and following his dreams.

5 star rating out of 5

great representation and plot


I love this series so much! They don't try to sugar-coat the situation too much, either. Little moments like him not being misgendered made me tear up. And there's so much more to the plot than just him being trans. I'd 100% recommend this book to anyone.