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Family Complex (Manga)

Family Complex

Alternative Titles

English: Family Complex
Japanese: ファミリー・コンプレックス

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 6
Status: Finished
Published: 1999 to 2000
Authors: Tsuda, Mikiyo (Story & Art)
Serialization: Wings

Statistics

Score: 7.591 (scored by 1616 users)
Ranked: #30582
Popularity: #1640
Members: 2,887
Favorites: 21
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

Popular Tags

comedy slice of life

Synopsis

Meet the Sakamotos...a typical, upper middle class family of six with one peculiar quality-namely, they're all uncannily good-looking! That is, except for one member of the clan-14-year-old Akira. At that awkward stage where teenagers feel out-of-place in general, Akira believes he's average in the looks department, which simply doesn't measure up. How can he be around his family when he feels like he's being judged against them all the time? Will Akira's complex about being "different" cause him to turn away from the people who love him most?

(Source: Digital Manga Publishing)

Related Manga

Spin-off: Kakumei no Hi, Princess Princess


Characters

 Nanami
Sakamoto, Nanami
Main
 Akira
Sakamoto, Akira
Main
 Harumi
Sakamoto, Harumi
Main
 Natsuru
Sakamoto, Natsuru
Main
 Fuyuki
Sakamoto, Fuyuki
Main
 Hidetoshi
Sakamoto, Hidetoshi
Main


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Jan 6, 2010
Yammin
Have you ever felt like the odd one out in your family? Like you are less smart, less pretty, less athletic - anything - than the rest of your family. You don’t have the same qualities as everyone else so you come to question yourself, if you really are a part of the family or if you’re worthy to. You might start hating yourself, or even come to despise your family.

Well Akira Sakamoto does, reason being he is the only ‘normal’ looking one in his family. He comes from quite a large family of six, the third oldest child out of four and is read more
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Aug 3, 2008
Lord_Lee2
Family Complex is another of Mikiyo Tsuda's masterpieces which i enjoy to this day :P
Published before the parent story "Princess Princess" this Manga focuses on the family of the Sakamotos' who are abnormally beautiful apart from 14 year old Akira who feels "normal" from the rest.

The story takes the form of taking the point of view of the various siblings and parents about life in the family and what it means to be "beautiful" and that beauty is not as glorious as it may seem to be.
It also has very powerful messages about looks and family life in general while adding that bit of comedy read more
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Sep 23, 2009
TheAdamasLight
As the first manga Ive ever read, it wasnt terrible. It consists of a boy that has abnormally beautiful family members, which is constantly being compared to his average looks. The story travels through senarios of the main character, Akira Sakamoto, and the awkwardness of being a teenager combined with the unfortunante situation of being plain in a family swimming in beauty.

It has plenty of light-hearted humor with bishounen and bishoujo. The story itself is a little dry, being that the main character is constantly whining about not being as hot as his family, as well as the occasion glimpse of read more
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User Recommendations

Both series deal with problems within a family, as well as depict a nice loving family. 
reportRecommended by Pyapi
They both are about famalies, and how they solve their problems. They also have a favorite sibling that they all love and dear. 
reportRecommended by princess9
both main characters are the youngest in the family and loved and doted on by their older brothers both suffer from an inferiority complex, after comparing themselves to their older brothers (for different reasons though, and in minna ai no seine it develops due to the brothers behaviour) 
reportRecommended by Shiharu
Both are stories about a middle school kid that's standing in the shadow of their dazzling family members. Both of them have issue's with being not so pretty or talented as their parents or siblings, unable to realise they are the center of their family-universe. 
reportRecommended by bleeb
In both titles the main character has various complexes about his/her family. 
reportRecommended by doorotka
Both are slice of life comedies about a misfortuned boy and his unusual, bizzarre family full of good-looking traps and reverse traps.
Plenty of manly females, effeminate males, and hilarity. 
reportRecommended by RenaPsychoKiller

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