Tomo-chan Is a Girl! might not be as popular as other romance anime but some of its subversive elements are bound to appeal to fans of the genre. But what about the Tomo-chan Is a Girl! manga? Is it finished, or ongoing, and should you read it?
For those who love the anime and crave more content, here's all you need to know about the manga Tomo-chan Is a Girl! is based on.
All About Tomo-chan Is a Girl!'s Manga
Tomo-chan Is a Girl! is based on a four-panel manga series that's written and illustrated by Fumita Yanagida. The school romance anime and manga follow Tomo, a high-school girl who is in love with her childhood friend, Jun.
While the two have always been friends, they only started going to the same school in their early teens, at which point Jun realizes that Tomo is a girl.
But to her dismay, he'd thought she was a boy for a long time because of her non-stereotypically feminine self-presentation.
Now in high school, Tomo has confessed her feelings to Jun but, although he also harbors romantic feelings he can't quite make sense of, he lets gender expectations and stereotypes get in the way.
As a result, he was still reluctant to see Tomo as a girl and a romantic partner.
What Makes Tomo-chan Is a Girl! Unique?
Hearing about the premise might not make the manga and anime very enticing, but this is a story that cleverly discusses and deconstructs stereotypes.
In this series, tropes are subverted in refreshing ways, such as by showing plenty of friendships between girls who are different but do not act antagonistically nor try to hinder one another.
Therefore, while the plot isn't the most original or surprising, there's plenty to love about Tomo-chan Is a Girl!
Is the Tomo-chan Is a Girl! Manga Finished or Ongoing?
If you can't wait to find out whether Tomo and Jun end up together, you're in luck! You can find the answer anytime, as the Tomo-chan Is a Girl! manga is finished.
During its original run, Tomo-chan Is a Girl! was being published on Twitter, but print volumes are now also available.
In 2018, the manga was greenlit for English translation and release via Seven Seas Entertainment. All eight volumes are now available to read in English.
Meanwhile, you can watch the anime on Crunchyroll too. Tomo-chan Is a Girl!'s English dub comes out on the same date and time as the original Japanese episodes.
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