There are doujins of him being a she before the whole thing got perverted.
If this was a normal shoujo, there wouldn't be the following things in the series:
INCEST(two of them, amu+cousin and Ikuto+blondie)
and finally the constant parts with amu eating sweets and getting stuff all over her face.
Oh, by the way, anyone find that doujin where Amu gets raped by her father? thx