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My Boy Manga Volume 1

5 star rating out of 5
6 Reviews
SKU: 9781945054877

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About My Boy Manga Volume 1

My Boy manga volume 1 features story and art by Hitomi Takano.

Satoko Tawada, a 30-year-old office worker at a sporting goods company, encounters Mashuu Hayami, a 12-year-old boy, playing soccer in a park at night. She was treated cruelly by a former lover, he is dealing with a high-handed and uninvolved family. Both are burdened with loneliness, and they sense that the other has something that they’re searching for…


  • Publisher: VERTICAL
  • Media: Manga
  • Genre: Drama
  • Age Rating: 14+
  • Release Date: 4/10/2018
  • Page Count: 160
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Written Language: English

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Ratings & Reviews

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5 star rating out of 5

Bittersweet Bond

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I bought this on a whim, because the plot seemed interesting. And what a reward! The art is lovely (especially in regards to Mashuu) and the story about these two unlikely people bonding is so sweet and sad at the same time. I already devoured volume two and am so hooked that I can't wait for the next two volumes to come out.

How much can you really do for someone? How can you ease their burden, when you are just an outsider? How can you fulfill your desire for affection, when you are bound to a broken home? This manga picks up these questions and places them in front of the reader. Is it so wrong to find emotional solace in another being, even if there is an age gap? It may not be an easy road for our two leads, but I hope they reach a happy place at the end.

5 star rating out of 5

Best Drama on this site's catalog

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I am thoroughly impressed. The premise is simple, yet the author develops her characters realistically and consistently throughout the story. The art is also simple but detailed. Emotions and facial expressions are easy to read, making the reading aware of what the character's are thinking and feeling.

If you want to read a great drama with highly realistic characters and natural character development, then look no further than this!

5 star rating out of 5

Highly recommend!

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My Boy has become one of my favorite series.

I highly recommend it to fans of controversial topics, age-gaps, and slice of life dramas. In this case we address the situation of an adult woman making friends with a young boy. Letting him into her house, even. How would this look to society if they knew they aren't related? Some dark themes are addressed in the series. But their relationship is not a romantic one. They seek refuge in one another, trying to ease their loneliness. Whether this relationship will remain innocent is unknown. But I'm very interested in seeing where the story goes.

5 star rating out of 5

My New Favorite

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I will follow this story till the end. Everything it has to offer is so realistic. The characters are well thought out. It captures the situation well and their reactions are so real. Love it!

5 star rating out of 5

Brilliantly Done


I think a lot of people judge this series on the age gap between with 2 characters: a young midschool boy and an office working woman. You fear there's a romantic component, but that's not the case. They seek companionship for the love they're missing in life. The seek a need for each other's company platonically. It's very realistic and a deep story told. I feel bad for the main woman because society looks at her weird for befriending this young boy whom she isn't related to. Sometimes the people we most need in our lives, to help us get through, aren't related to us at all.

4 star rating out of 5

Wholesome and Sweet

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This is an interesting manga. It's a slow burn build up of the relationship (maybe romantic, maybe not, it's not clear yet. Although you know why you're looking at this.) between a 30 year old woman and a 12 year old boy, both with their own problems in life, although the boy's are arguably worse, at least so far. All in all, it's pretty wholesome, despite a potentially questionable dynamic. For more, check out Wataten.