Title: The Day of Revolution #1
Author: Mikiyo Tsuda
Publisher: Digital Manga
May Contain Spoilers
Kei has a little problem. When he passes out at school and is rushed to the doctor, he has a shocking discovery in store. He is really a she! A hermaphrodite, Kei decides he has no choice but to live the rest of his life as a girl. The juvenile delinquent has a frosty relationship with his father, and his mother suggests that they take this opportunity to start all over again as a caring family.
Dressed in a girls’ uniform and using the name Megumi, he heads back to school, determined to keep his condition a secret. With the helpful advice of Makoto Yukata, Megumi tries to settle quietly back into a schedule of classes and schoolwork. Megumi’s secret doesn’t last very long; Kei’s click of friends discover the truth almost at once. Agreeing that Megumi makes a cute girl, they begin to vie for his affections!
Argh! I don’t know whether to refer to Kei/Megumi as “he” or “she”!
This was a nice diversion while I waited in the doctor’s office. The plot is easy to follow, there’s humor, and there’s a gaggle of good looking guys trying to win Kei/Megumi’s affections. I didn’t care for Kei’s personality when he was a boy; he was a little too self-absorbed, and the conflict with his father didn’t quite ring true. Once he was a girl, however, the story really got rolling, and Megumi’s personality really started to shine through. Adjusting to life as a girl, and all the unwanted attention from her former friends, Megumi also has to deal with getting kidnapped by the dim-witted Nakagawa, who wants to be the king of the roof!
The art was nice, though the backgrounds were a little cluttered. The character designs were nice, and the page layouts kept the story moving along at a brisk clip. I can hardly wait for the next volume.
Recommended for 16+