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Fantasy All Ages · NETCOMICS
Vol.9 Ch.4 Updated : 02.24.09Next Update: TBA

Ashamed of failing her high school entrance exam, a 16-year-old tomboy Sooha just wants to disappear off the face of the Earth. However, when she yells it out loud a mysterious stranger named Ganesha approaches with an offer. He comes from a magical realm called the Para Kingdom ruled by a female military hierarchy that enslaves the male population. Ganesha offers to grant Sooha's wish if she will help liberate the men. Thinking his country sounds like paradise, she instantly agrees. But, when she arrives the men look to her as their new leader and Sooha learns that fate has a funny way of leading people to their destiny.

The Korean edition of this series was put on hold after volume 9. We will translate and provide updates when the next volume comes out.

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Sooha Jung is a student in the last year of her middle-school and managed to fail her exams, and as such thinks her mother will send her to some factory where she will work day and night or as a maid in some house where she will live a very lonely and unhappy life.
She feels she is at a dead end crisis in her life, and wonders what could be round the corner for her, though she does not consider the progression beneficial to her.
Sooha thinks that she wants to disappear off the face of the earth when a beautiful stranger with long, flowing blond hair approaches her and says how difficult it was trying to keep his chastity from the others who were admiring him when he came to the world.
The stranger tells her he listened to her plea for going to another world where she thought her life would be better than it is there in Korea, and Sooha is baffled he could hear her when she only thought it. She discovers he has great hearing.
They get together and have a small meal in a snack bar, where they reveal their names and he says his name is Ganesha of the Beta Gender, or submissive male species in his world, And he thinks it is the same in her world as she is dressed in a tomboyish way, he still thinks she is a male.
Although it causes her anxiety being mistaken for a male, she has been a tomboy all her life and most of the people she has known have thought she was a boy rather than a girl as she shows no female attributes with the clothes she wears. Sooha asks Ganesha where he is from and he tells her it is a far away land called, The Para Empire and he has been sent on a special mission he wants her to become a part of where in his world women are the keepers of men and they are the slaves in that world.
Sooha shows her surprise when he asks her to go with him back to her kingdom and help him free the male population, where who knows what could be waiting for her.
Will she journey to the far away place where Ganesha is from, or will she face her mother's wrath of placing her in a job that would seem like purgatory to be?
The artwork is very much like that of the old Art Nouveau period and creates a pleasing look that makes the male character seem delicate and wild.
The story is fun and shows how one girl can save another world even if she has failed in her own. It is about how men have to be freed from the binds of oppression from the opposite gender, and how it affects those around them.
This manga would be well recommended for those who like a different slant on a classic idea of a manly girl and a feminine male interacting.

IN SUMMARY: This first volume is comical, ethereal and a satisfying read.

- Sandra Scholes, September 2007

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    5
    02.23.08
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    If there's one consistently interesting thing that many Manga and Manhwa titles do, it's when characters switch, live, or pass as the opposite gender. Frequently it's done with romantic situations, resulting in hilarity and funny situations. Less frequently, it's done in serious situations, where one hiding his or her gender could have a much more severe result than getting or losing the girl/boy of one's dreams. "Operation Liberate Men" is a fantastical story which deals with gender bending in a novel way, and turns what people frequently think about sexism on its head.

    Sooha is a sixteen year old girl who is mainly concerned with her life, as she knows it, being over. She's failed the entrance exam to get into high school, and without that ticket into higher education, she's pretty much stuck. Not only that, but she is very concerned with being tough--and for Sooha, toughness also means fighting against her femininity. From a young age, she saw how girls would get teased and harassed by boys because of their physicality. So, Sooha grew up to dress like a Tomboy, have an overall androgynous appearance, and become strong enough to kick the pants off of even the meanest guy bully. Yet, under this facade she's still harbored insecurities, mainly about how attractive she is or isn't, based on how very not girl-ish she looks.

    Her life, however, changes suddenly when she's immediately sucked into the Para Kingdom, by Ganesha--a man fighting for his home, who needs to find the right man from earth to help lead them to freedom. The Para Kingdom is run by women. These women not only run the show, but also enslave the men, allowing them next to nothing, and certainly not free speech, education, or anything of the sort. Were it not for the reversed genders, this story would seem a lot like a historical account from countries of years ago. But the fact that it isn't is what makes it interesting--along with the fact that the men have androgynous bodies draped in flowing robes, long hair, and bat their beautiful eyes, while the women have shorter hair, are stockier, and seem much more "masculine". So Sooha is now in a world which she thinks will be wonderful--her gender, for once, will do her a favor and land her right in the ruling class! But when everyone sees her, they immediately assume she's a man. She chooses to let them believe their mistake, which ultimately may be a dangerous decision: she has acted against the women who perceive her to be a troublesome male upstart, yet, the side she's technically on will hate her, should they find out that she's actually the gender of the enemy.

    This series deals with some serious issues of not only gender, but control, royal families, the relationship of slaves to those who hold them down, and what it means to hide who you truly are. The characters are all very interesting, as is the entire detailed history of Para. Sooha is a fun heroine, for she's strong but still a teenager--which means that she can still make mistakes and is learning as she goes along. The art is lavish, truly highlighting the beauty of both those characters who are male, female, or perhaps that the reader can't yet tell. This book would be great fun for those looking for a well drawn Manhwa with strong characterizations and a compelling fantasy element!

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    4
    02.18.08
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    Much like the Amazon Empire Para reminds me much of it. Gender-bending Stories tend to make me bored very easily but OLM has something that makes me want to read it non-stop. Bishi-men & Heroic Tomboys I can't wait until the next chapter.

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    4
    02.17.08
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    I am enjoying this one, and it is beautifully drawn-- but I keep expecting the author to do something more with the main character....she's kind of wishy washy...or unassertive... or something...it just feels like there is some potential there that isn't being used. Hopefully, that's on purpose, and it'll get better in later volumes...

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    01.03.08
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    I like the theme of this one...I read all 9 volumes...but I was hoping it has more romantic elements to it esp to the main characters...but as story progress...you will learn more about other characters rather than focus on the main girl...by the time they reach end of vol. 9 which I think the romance pick up...the series went hiatus...I wonder if Netcomics have a hold on volumes beyond #9...I am so looking forward to see how all the characters' relationship end up.

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    5
    12.03.07
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    I like the story and it is not the usual fantasy story. I hope the next chapters will be fun to read also

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