Man of Many Faces

20 Mensou Ni Onegai!
Man of Many Faces (20面相におねがい!!) is a manga by Clamp about a nine-year-old boy named Akira Ijyuin 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.wikipedia
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Man of Many Faces (20面相におねがい!!) is a manga by Clamp about a nine-year-old boy named Akira Ijyuin 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.
In July 1989, Genki Comics began serializing Clamp's second work, Man of Many Faces.

Duklyon: Clamp School Defenders

The storyline of Man of Many Faces occurs simultaneously with both Clamp School Detectives and Duklyon: Clamp School Defenders, as demonstrated by a conversation between Nokoru and Suō which also takes place in Clamp School Detectives, while in Duklyon: Clamp School Defenders Akira and Utako appear at their age as they do in Man of Many Faces. He also makes cameo appearances in Duklyon: Clamp School Defenders, X and the video Clamp in Wonderland.
Like Clamp School Detectives, Man of Many Faces and X/1999, the story takes places on the pentagram shaped Clamp campus, founded by the Imonoyama family.

The Fiend with Twenty Faces

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The manga took inspiration from the works of Edogawa Ranpo, most notably from The Fiend with Twenty Faces.
The Fiend with Twenty Faces has appeared in other media and served as inspiration for other works, including the two novels Kaijin Nijū Mensō Den by Sō Kitamura and its film adaptation, the manga series Man of Many Faces by Clamp and Nijū Mensō no Musume by Shinji Ohara, and anime Trickster in which was voiced by Japanese singer-songwriter Gackt.

Clamp School Detectives

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The storyline of Man of Many Faces occurs simultaneously with both Clamp School Detectives and Duklyon: Clamp School Defenders, as demonstrated by a conversation between Nokoru and Suō which also takes place in Clamp School Detectives, while in Duklyon: Clamp School Defenders Akira and Utako appear at their age as they do in Man of Many Faces.
A 6th grade student and the Elementary School Board Chairman. The youngest son of the Imonoyama zaibatsu, the founders of Clamp School, he has inherited the family fondness of doing absurd things just for the sake of doing them. Nokoru has one of the top IQs in a school full of geniuses and NASA has been vying for the mind of the elementary schooler. He also has the unique ability to detect a lady in distress from two kilometers away. He is also infamous for being a flirt. For this reason, he established the Clamp School Detective Agency, although this was also an incentive to get out of his Chairman duties. He is also the only one out of the three young detectives that doesn't play a sport. Nokoru also appears in Clamp's Duklyon: Clamp School Defenders, Man of Many Faces, Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle and X/1999.

Edogawa Ranpo

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The manga took inspiration from the works of Edogawa Ranpo, most notably from The Fiend with Twenty Faces.
The manga group CLAMP used Edogawa as one of the inspirations for the series Man of Many Faces (1990–1991).

Kappei Yamaguchi

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Man of Many Faces (20面相におねがい!!) is a manga by Clamp about a nine-year-old boy named Akira Ijyuin 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.

English language

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The manga was published in English by Tokyopop, retaining its right to left format, but is now out of print.

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The manga was published in English by Tokyopop, retaining its right to left format, but is now out of print.

Santa Claus

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Akira is so pure that he still believes in Santa Claus – this fact really surprises Nokoru and Suō.

Pediatrics

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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.

Twin

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They are referred to, when it is necessary to differentiate, as "Mother A" and "Mother B". They seem to be identical twins.

Cameo appearance

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He also makes cameo appearances in Duklyon: Clamp School Defenders, X and the video Clamp in Wonderland.

X (manga)

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He also makes cameo appearances in Duklyon: Clamp School Defenders, X and the video Clamp in Wonderland.

Clamp in Wonderland

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He also makes cameo appearances in Duklyon: Clamp School Defenders, X and the video Clamp in Wonderland.

Kōichi Yamadera

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Shigetaka - Kōichi Yamadera

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Makoto Ohkawa, in Man of Many Faces and Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle

The One I Love (manga)

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Templar rated the series one-and-a-half out of four stars, and criticized it as a naïve take on romance; Templar suggested Cardcaptor Sakura, Chobits, or Man of Many Faces as better examples of Clamp's romantic manga.