Beginner Japanese Book Club // Now Reading: 気になってる人が男じゃなかった // Next 葬送のフリーレン, then ウスズミの果て


Natively: 気になってる人が男じゃなかった 1 | L24





Aya is a high school student who is captivated by the mysterious “Onii-san” who works at a CD store. The real “Onii-san” is actually Mitsuki, a girl in her class with whom she had never spoken to before.


Amazon JP | CD Japan
Kindle | Kobo | Bookwalker | Twitter (free, assuming you can figure out how to navigate the posts)

Personal Opinion

This manga is one of the most enjoyable manga I’ve read in recent memory, to the point that I randomly open it on my tablet to reread random sections. It has a unique aesthetic with light green coloring and bite-sized 4 page chapters, which work surprisingly well.

Pros and Cons


  • Fun manga with unique aesthetic
  • 4 page chapters work surprisingly well and will make it easier to break into weekly assignments
  • Available for free (except the 20-30 pages of bonus content) if you feel like dealing with Twitter


  • Little furigana with occasional harder kanji
  • Some slang


You can check out the preview on any of the above sites or check out random pages (spoilers possible) on the author’s Twitter account.

Difficulty Poll

How much effort would you need to read this book?

  • 1 - No effort at all
  • 2 - Minimal effort
  • 3 - Moderate effort
  • 4 - Substantial effort
  • 5 - So much effort my head might explode :exploding_head:
  • I don’t know
0 voters