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20面相におねがい!!
Man of Many Faces Vol.1.jpg
Info
Kanji: 20面相におねがい!!
Romaji: 20 Mensō ni onegai!!
English Title: Man of Many Faces
Genre(s): Comedy, Crime, Romance
Manga
Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten
Demographic: Shonen
Magazine: COMIC GENKi (aka Kadokawa Shoten)
Run: August 1989 - July 1991
# of Volumes: 2
Anime
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20面相におねがい!! (Nijū Mensō ni Onegai!!, 20 Faces, Please!!) is a manga by CLAMP; published as "Man of Many Faces" in North-America by Tokyopop.

The story revolves around a nine-year-old boy named Akira Ijuhin who steals beautiful and valuable objects to please his two mothers and is known to the public as the dashing, clever thief named the "Man of 20 Faces".

The storyline of Man of Many Faces occurs simultaneously with both CLAMP School Detectives and Duklyon. As demonstrated by a conversation between Nokoru and Suou which also takes place in School Detectives, while in Duklyon Akira and Utako appear to be the same age as in Man of Many Faces.

Plot[]

Although Akira Ijuhin is a master of disguise and an expert thief, nothing could prepare him for his first destined meeting with the heartbroken Utako Okawa.

On that fated night, the famous thief has the only thing that he does not even think of (considering his age of nine) stolen – his innocent heart. The two fall in love, but what is Akira to do about his secret job?

The whole two volumes of the series is a melody of love between the renowned mysterious thief 20 Faces and a smart kindergarten girl Utako Okawa.

Despite their very young age, they also struggle through any obstacles in order to reach the heart of one another, to strive for each other's love.

Characters[]

Akira Ijuhin
MMF Akira Iyujin.jpg 伊集院 玲, Ijūin Akira

Age: 9
Gender: Male
Voice: Kappei Yamaguchi (JP), N/A (EN)
Akira is an elementary-school boy with a double life. During the day, he is a third-grader of the CLAMP school campus, and also the treasurer of the Elementary Division Student Council. At night, he becomes a mysterious thief who steals things in order to please his two mothers. Although he is only nine years old, he has already attained great skill in disguise and thievery. Despite his thieving occupation, Akira is still very pure, so much so that he still believes in Santa Claus. He is also very good at cooking and housework. His cooking is said to be the equivalent to the top cooks of the world, while his grace in housework makes him the most wanted bachelor.

He is also said to be the top student in his grade. However good he is, Akira is still an innocent boy in love. Akira proposes to Utako when he is 20 and marries her at the age of 22. He is trying to become a pediatrician like his uncle, who happens to be the doctor at CLAMP school's infirmary. It is said that he later completed his medical study at the CLAMP school campus and worked as a pediatrician.
Cameos & Appearances: CLAMP School Detectives, DUKLYON CLAMP School Defenders, CLAMP IN WONDERLAND, CLAMP IN WONDERLAND2, X, Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle


Utako Okawa
MMF Utako Okawa.jpg 大川 詠心, Ōkawa Utako

Age: 5
Gender: Female
Voice: Chieko Honda (JP), N/A (EN)
The second daughter of the Zaibatsu Okawa. When she meets Akira (as  20 Faces), she is heartbroken by her kindergarten teacher who refuses her love confession, due to their 22 years difference in age. However, she quickly finds herself attracted to the mysterious thief who broke into her room to hide from the police. Akira's kindness helps ease Utako's anger.

Utako seems to be more mature than those older than her. She gets engaged with Akira on her 16th birthday and claims that his proposal is the best birthday present she ever had. She marries Akira, her second love, at the age of 18. Her future career is a kindergarten teacher in her alma mater.
Cameos & Appearances: CLAMP IN WONDERLAND, CLAMP IN WONDERLAND2, SHOTEN6 (CLAMP Book #21)


Mother A/B
MMF Mother A & B Manga.jpg お母さんA/B, Okāsan A/B

Age: Unknown
Gender: Female
Voice: N/A (JP), N/A (EN)
"Mother A" and "Mother B" seem to be identical twins. They are said to be extremely wealthy and very beautiful, however, their personalities are childlike. CLAMP has yet to reveal why Akira has two mothers.Although seemingly very rich, they have always coerced their husband – the original 20 Faces and later, their son Akira – to steal anything they like by claiming that they desperately need it.

Although they seem selfish, they really care about Akira. Once they attempt to help by arriving at the scene in disguise; however, they only mess everything up and this results in angering Akira. Their sincere apology makes him unable to remain angry for very long.
Cameos & Appearances: TBA


Ryuusuke Kobayashi
MMF Ryuusuke Kobayashi Manga.jpg 小林 龍佑, Kobayashi Ryūsuke

Age: 16
Gender: Male
Voice: Takeshi Kusao (JP), N/A (EN)
A high school student in CLAMP School's year 1, Z division. His dream is to be a police detective and capture 20 Faces. As such, he's always at the center of every heist 20 Faces causes; commanding police officers despite the fact he's in high school. He's unaware that Akira is in fact 20 Faces, and gets along with the boy very well.

In his later years, Ryuusuke succeeds in becoming a detective, though his personality hasn't changed much since high school.
Cameos & Appearances: TBA


Shigetaka Akechi
MMF Shigetaka Akechi Manga.jpg 明智茂貴, Akechi Shigetaka

Age: 25
Gender: Male
Voice: Kōichi Yamadera (JP), N/A (EN)
Shigetaka is Akira's uncle. He works at CLAMP School's infirmary as a pediatrician. A kindhearted individual, he seems to be fully aware that Akira is in fact 20 Faces. He'll often show up at the crime scenes to give out halfhearted advice to Ryuusuke and the police, but for the most part cheers Akira on.
Cameos & Appearances: TBA


Crossovers[]

Series Character(s) Episode Chapter
Gakuen Tokkei DUKLYON Akira Iyujin N/A TBA
CLAMP School Detectives Akira Iyujin 11 & 12 TBA
CLAMP School Paranormal Investigators Akira Iyujin N/A TBA
X TBA TBA TBA
Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle Akira Iyujin TBA TBA
CLAMP in Wonderland Akira Iyujin, Utako Okawa 00:41 (time stamp) N/A

Media[]

Drama CDs[]

  • 20 Faces, Please!! SHINING STAR (20面相におねがい!! SHINING STAR 20 Mensou ni Onegai!! SHINING STAR)
  • 20 Faces, Please!! Not a Great Musical about Love (20面相におねがい!! 恋ほど素敵なミュージカルはない 20 Mensou ni Onegai!! Koi hodo Suteki na Myūjikaru wa nai)

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