WEFOUNDRomeo and Juliet (Manga Shakespeare)


Description: Sixteen year old Juliet has a secret identity. Every since Juliet was young, she has had to cross-dress like a boy. Now, she is a secret and rebellious hero of justice called the “Red Whirlwind.” One day while Juliet was running away from officials as usually, she bumped into Romeo Montague, the son of King Montague. For the two, it’s the beginning of their love story, but for them to unite together it will difficult and life threatening. Especially with the conflicting past of King Montague and Juliet’s family.

W Juliet ( W ジュリエット , Daburu Jurietto ) is a shōjo romantic comedy manga series by Emura . It was published by Hakusensha in Hana to Yume between 1997 and 2002 and collected in 14 bound volumes . It is about the relationship between tomboy Ito Miura and the feminine Makoto Amano who share the common dream of becoming actors, as they work together to hide Makoto's secret identity as a boy. It is licensed in English by Viz Media . A sequel series, W Juliet II , is ongoing in The Hana to Yume , and collected in four volumes as of February 2015.

The title comes from the Japanese adoption of the letter "W" as a character meaning "double", so the title W Juliet means "Two Juliets". Two Juliets is the theme and conflict in the first chapter, during which the drama club puts on a production of Romeo and Juliet with Ito and Makoto in the title roles.

The series follows Ito and Makoto during their last two years of high school, as they work to improve their acting and keep Makoto's secret. They start out just as friends, but continue as boyfriend and girlfriend. One of the obstacles they must face is keeping their relationship a secret from their family and friends, both because of Makoto's assumed gender and it would expose his secret. They must also worry about Makoto's jealous arranged fiancée, Takayo, and her brother, who has a strong sister complex, and Ito's various suitors. All the while, the drama club performs various plays, some of which are essential to demonstrating Makoto's acting skill to his father.

Description: Sixteen year old Juliet has a secret identity. Every since Juliet was young, she has had to cross-dress like a boy. Now, she is a secret and rebellious hero of justice called the “Red Whirlwind.” One day while Juliet was running away from officials as usually, she bumped into Romeo Montague, the son of King Montague. For the two, it’s the beginning of their love story, but for them to unite together it will difficult and life threatening. Especially with the conflicting past of King Montague and Juliet’s family.


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