A Capable Man (デキる男が好きなんだ! Dekiru Otoko ga Suki Nanda!?, lit. "I Like Impressive Guys!") is a one-shot Japanese manga written and illustrated by Hinako Takanaga.


Kadokawa Shoten released the manga on January 29, 2004.[1] The manga is licensed in North America as A Capable Man by Tokyopop's imprint, Blu,[2] which released the manga on November 4, 2008.[3] The manga is licensed as Traumboyz in Germany by Tokyopop Germany, which released the manga on March 2007.[4]


Mania.com's Danielle van Gorder commends the manga for its "nicely distinct" character designs but criticises it for "the reproduction [which] looks slightly muddy, and the screentone replication isn't the greatest".[5] Pop Shock Culture's Isaac Hale commends the manga for its "adorable humor [which] is abundant in every story".[6] Comic Book Bin's Leroy Douresseaux comments on the mangaka's use of "a variety of moods, techniques, and styles to give her stories a variety of temperatures – from hot and sexy to adorable and funny".[7]


  1. "デキる男が好きなんだ!" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  2. "Introduction". Blu. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  3. "A Capable Man". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  4. "Traumboyz, Band 1" (in German). Tokyopop Germany. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  5. Gorder, Danielle van (December 23, 2008). "A Capable Man". Mania.com. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  6. Hale, Issac (March 3, 2009). "A Capable Man". Pop Shock Culture. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  7. Douresseaux, Leroy (March 12, 2009). "Hinako Takanaga's A Capable Man (Yaoi)". Comic Book Bin. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 

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