Yes, once upon a time, Mafuyu Kurosaki was the take-charge, hard-hitting leader (“bancho”) of a high school gang in Saitama. However, hoping to reform her daughter of her delinquent ways, Mafuyu's mother sent her daughter to Midorigaoka Academy, an isolated school far off in the country. There, Mafuyu reunited with Takaomi Saeki, the childhood friend who set her on the path of delinquency. Now, Saeki is Mafuyu’s homeroom teacher.
As Oresama Teacher, Vol. 21 (Chapters 117 to 122) opens, Kurosaki chaperons a date between Sakurada and a boy who mistakenly thinks that Sakurada is a boy?! Now, Kurosaki must find some boy clothes because she has to pretend that she is Sakurada's boyfriend! Soon, a date becomes a love triangle and then, a challenge of teen male prowess! Then, someone else has assumed Kurosaki's secret identity, Super Bun, and they are raising havoc at Midorigaoka. However, Kurosaki discovers that confronting her doppelganger is quite difficult.
THE LOWDOWN: I have previously admitted that I have mixed feelings about the Oresama Teacher manga. The series is inconsistent, but at times can be a fun read. Sometimes, I wonder if series creator, Izumi Tsubaki, is still feeling her way around her creation, even after 120+ chapters.
Oresama Teacher Volume 21 exemplifies that inconsistency. The cross-dressing / date / fight-over-me story line is kinda okay. The impostor Super Bun, however, is quite a read. I have to admit that I'm ready for Vol. 22 to read more of this story arc as it has the making of being an exceptional tale.
I READS YOU RECOMMENDS: Fans of offbeat high school shojo manga will want to try the Shojo Beat title, Oresama Teacher.