Ranked #2848

Family Complex (Manga)

Family Complex

Alternative Titles

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


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


Score: 7.571 (scored by 1702 users)
Ranked: #28482
Popularity: #1811
Members: 3,043
Favorites: 20
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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?

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Jan 6, 2010
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
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
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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