Name: So Cute it Hurts!! (Kobayashi ga Kawai Sugite Tsurai!!)
Mangaka: Ikeyamada, Go
Volumes: 15 (Complete)
Licensed: Viz (Complete) (Print and Digital)
Genre: Drama/Gender Bender
Age Group: Teen
Summary: The comedy starts when the cross-dressing begins! The Kobayashi twins, Mego and Mitsuru, were named after historical figures, but only Mego has grown up with a taste for history. So when Mitsuru is in danger of losing his weekends to extra history classes, he convinces his sister to swap clothes with him and ace his tests! After all, how hard can it be for them to play each other?
But Mego can’t rely on just her book smarts in Mitsuru’s all-boys, delinquents’ paradise of a high school. And Mitsuru finds life as a high school girl to be much more complicated than he expected!
Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 4/5
Opinion: Graphics are extremely cutesy. I really love it but it could be too glittery for some.
The story line is actually super interesting. In High School but the tropes aren’t as tired. It’s not completely predictable, I have no idea what happening and I’m only on volume 6! I still love it.
If you’re only in it for the gender swap it doesn’t last very long, but I can promise it will continue to entertain you.
Final Rating: 4/5