Monday, June 16, 2014

Manga Mondays #187: No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular! vol. 1 by Nico Tanigawa

Manga Mondays Meme


I've been doing Manga Mondays every week since I started my blog 4 years ago. It started out as a personal feature, but I decided to turn it into a meme last year. There are quite a few people who do Manga Mondays. I don't claim by any means that I owned or created the idea of Manga Mondays - it's an obvious choice given the alliteration. I think a meme is a great way for everyone to publicize their own Manga Mondays and get a little more publicity.

The linky will be below my review.

No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular! vol. 1 by Nico Tanigawa


Summary

As a middle schooler, Tomoko Kuroki dreamed of making her high school debut as the most popular girl in school. But all of her experience playing video game dating simulations may have backfired. Instead of preparing her for the real world, her gaming has kept her from it for so long that even the most mundane human interactions have become a stumbling block! How can she impress her classmates when she can't even speak to them?! (courtesy of Goodreads)

Review


I'm always game for a new manga series. Especially one with such a weirdly funny title. Unfortunately this one is not for me.

I really disliked Tomoko, the main character of this manga. She's unpopular in middle school, but is convinced that she'll instantly be super popular in high school, because she's popular in her sim games. Not surprisingly, sim game popularity does not equal real world popularity. Tomoko quickly discovers she is just as much of a loser in high school as in middle school.

I wouldn't be friends with Tomoko either. She would have a much greater chance of making friends if she actually bothered to talk to anyone. This isn't entirely Tomoko's fault. She clearly has some kind of anxiety disorder or a clinical level of shyness.

I switched back and forth while reading the volume between pitying her and hating her. Because while Tomoko clearly has some big mental problems, she's also bitter. I like a snark main character as much as the next reader, but there's a fine line between sarcasm and sourness. Tomoko leapt over that line within the first chapter and never looked back. She wasn't funny. She was unpleasantly bitter. It made me lean much closer to hate than pity, which translated into how I felt about the manga overall.

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