Manga review: Mizutama Honey Boy

Good day people! As I have exams soon, I’ll slowly but surely crumble into a crump of despair…… Nevertheless, I’m here with a new review, because I like to suffer from procrastination like always :D. I absolutely love it! Someone save me….OTL….. Aside from this weird intro I write, let’s get into the review.

I’ve been reading this manga not from the beginning but at least around chapter 20? Afterwards, I actually didn’t read it anymore, waiting for it to stockpile and eventually forgetting it existed, which eventually came into my sight again with my once-in-a-while-manga-cleaning-reading. It’s basically where I try to read the manga which I’ve laid down for a long time, that I try to complete them or get up-to-date again. But yeah…. this author has made more manga, which I literally don’t know a thing about so I won’t go into this. Let’s stop the unnecessary talk and continue on. (I thought I wouldn’t go write more of this useless information stuff again because this is literally me talking about my ridiculous long manga list…..)

Mizutama honey boy theme 1


Mei Sengoku is an independent girl and captain of her high school kendo club who enjoys helping others in need. This has earned her a lot of admirers among the girls at her school, as well as a guy named Shirou Fuji well-known at school for his girly way of speaking and gestures. When Shirou asks Mei to go out with him, she simply rejects him, but he comes back the next day and tells her he’s not going to give up on her so easily.


Mizutama honey boy theme 3


First of all,the concept. Nice combination. I know that the main characters are not the newest as these kinds of characters do exist here and there, but the combination together is new though. The extreme of going from a girlish boy with a very strong and cool (basically an ikemen-ish) girl. It’s refreshing and interesting to see and with the comedy, it makes it light and fluffy. The smooth interaction is really well developed by the mangaka. The themes of crossdressing and opposite gender stereotypes are also really nice. It’s brought up in a fun way.

The story is not the best. But it’s a comedy and a bit of the afterthought of it. Because of that, the story has a lot of predictable events, but I liked the comedy in it. And thus, with a more comedy-focused manga, the stories are rather simple, which isn’t a problem. After some time in the middle, I got a bit lost on what future development of the story will be as it kind of got stuck on nothing special happening at all and basically, Mai spouting lots of ikemen lines and Shirou being a crossdresser, very girly and sometimes being a 10-second ikemen with Mai. It got a bit boring but it wasn’t that unpleasant. I just hoped more would happen instead of only this.

The characters are fun. I like their designs and they have a very strong personality which results into not having that much character development, but there are few here and there. More or less, everyone has their strong personality and you’ll at least see one character development in each of the characters. It’s nice.

I like the art. it’s your modern shoujo manga style and it’s very pretty and super cute or beautiful. Nothing much to say then that it’s very well done and very consistent.

And all in all, I’ll give it a 7/10. It’s nice to read. Getting a bit boring after a while in the middle, but not bad at all. Feel free to read this, especially if you like fuffy and funny shoujo manga.


And that was it. It’s rather short this time in my opinion, as I tend to write more about 800 words these past posts. But whatever. I don’t have much else to say than this. Well, I’ll go suffer some more with writing some reports and see you next time.

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