W Juliet, by YUMERA Kai (EMURA)

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  • Title: W Juliet
  • Author: EMURA
  • Publisher (JP): Hakusensha
  • Imprint: Hana to Yume
  • Year: 1999
  • ISBN (JP): 4-592-17341-4
  • Licensed in North America?: Yes
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  • ISBN (US): 1-59116-598-9
  • Anime Version? No
  • Live Action? No

Whee! I love gender-confused shoujo romance stories ^^; This one begins with the arrival of a new student at school, a very lovely girl named AMANO Makoto. The school is working on a production of Romeo and Juliet, and the beautiful Makoto is immediately cast to play Juliet. Meanwhile, the one playing Romeo is MIURA Ito. Ito-san, while looking very handsome and dashing, is actually a girl. Makoto finds this hard to believe at first, but after seeing Ito-san in the locker room, there can be no doubts ^

Ito-san makes a very cute guy, and she seems to really like dressing up like one. She is tall, and is a good fighter, and is basically the perfect Romeo. Ah, but now here is where things get interesting. It seems Makoto-san is not exactly what she seems either. Ito-san discovers this rather quickly after walking into Makoto’s room unannounced. Yep, you guessed it, Makoto is actually a GUY ^_^. He makes a really pretty girl too 🙂

Okay, so we have tomboy Ito who dresses up as a guy playing Romeo, and cute Makoto who dresses as a girl playing Juliet! Now that is a school play for ya ^^ Now while everyone knows Ito is actually a girl, Makoto’s true gender is a secret, and a lot of the hijinks of the story involve people suspecting Makoto’s secret, and trying to reveal it.

Makoto dreams of becoming an actor but is being pressured by his family to inherit his family dojo. But he made a deal with them that if his acting was good enough that he could pass as a girl in school for a couple years, his family would allow him to pursue the career he wants. So it’s vital for him to keep his gender a secret.

There is also a relationship developing between Ito and Makoto which is kind of funny because with the way each of them dresses, they still look like a boy-girl couple The art in this manga is very nice, and the story is cute, go get it! 🙂