Kashimashi - Girl Meets Girl volume 1
Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl
(かしまし ~ガール・ミーツ・ガール~ Kashimashi ~Gāru Mītsu Gāru~?) is a Japanese yuri manga series written by Satoru Akahori and illustrated byYukimaru Katsura. The manga was originally serialized in Dengeki Daioh between the July 2004 and May 2007 issues, and later published in five bound volumes by MediaWorks from January 2005 to May 2007. The story focuses on Hazumu Osaragi, a normal, albeit effeminate high school boy who is killed when an alien spaceship crash lands on him, only to be restored to health as a girl. This results in a same-sex love triangle that Hazumu finds herself in with two of her best female friends.

A single light novel written by Mako Komao and illustrated by the manga's artist was published by MediaWorks under their Dengeki Bunko imprint in January 2006. The manga series was adapted into a twelve-episode anime television series plus a single original video animation (OVA) sequel by Studio Hibari. The anime aired in Japan on TV Tokyobetween January and March 2006; the OVA was released in October 2006. A visual novelwas created based on the series for the PlayStation 2 and was released in March 2006.Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the manga series for English-language publication in North America and released the five volumes between December 2006 and March 2008.Media Blasters licensed the anime series, including the OVA, and released three DVD volumes between June and October 2007 with English-subtitles. Media Blasters will re-release the anime with an English dub.

The manga has been given positive reviews by the popular anime and manga magazineNewtype USA, and at the online resources Anime News Network and IGN. The first manga volume was Newtype USA's Book of the Month for December 2006, and Newtype's noted Seven Seas Entertainment's "fan-focused" translation without an effort to localize the humor for the mainstream American market. In July 2007, Kashimashi was Seven Seas Entertainment's best-selling title. The anime has been likened to Rumiko Takahashi'sRanma ½, though only as far as the mutual transgender themes. Critics of the anime praised the down to earth characters, and the generally great animation quality with its soft and detailed art style.

Cover Volume# Released Date English Release
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Volume 1

  • The Day He Changed
  • She Realized She Was A Girl
  • My First...
  • Tomari, Confused!""Hazumu's Heart
  • What Yasuna Sees
  • Girl Triangle
January 27, 2005 November 29, 2006[
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Volume 2

  • Bride and Groom
  • A Trip to the Beach
  • I'll Just Watch...
  • The Princess of Curry Of Summer Festivals and Cotton Candy
  • A Little Storm
  • Tomari and...
September 27, 2005 March 21, 2007
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Volume 3

  • The One I Love Is...
  • Because I Like You
  • Walls
  • Of People, Dreams, Fireworks, and Hopelessness
    • Special 2. One Man's Daring Mission: Invade the Pajama Party!

  • Secrets
  • The Day of the Sports Festival
  • Cosmos
    • Special 3. The First Story of Summer: The Night Before
February 27, 2006 July 25, 2007

Volume 4

  • Beautiful
  • Concert
  • False Strength
  • Hazumu's Feelings
  • The Tortoise and the Hare
  • Let's Play!
  • The Two Sides of Farewell
  • Special 4. The Asuta Show!
October 27, 2006 November 29, 2007
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Volume 5

  • In the Bath Water
  • On the Eve of the Culture Festival
  • Report
  • The Last Day
  • Decision
  • Connected Hearts
  • Kashimashi
May 26, 2007 March 18, 2008