Ranked #29

Chikan Otoko (Manga)

Chikan Otoko

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Molester Man
Japanese: 痴漢男

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: 21
Status: Finished
Published: 2004
Authors: Yokota, Takuma (Story & Art)
Serialization: None

Statistics

Score: 8.781 (scored by 8455 users)
Ranked: #292
Popularity: #255
Members: 15,463
Favorites: 1,373
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Synopsis

Molester Man is a perverted, socially inept otaku who spends most of his time on the textboard 2ch. One day, on the way home from his part-time job, he is mistaken for a stalker and arrested. After clearing the misunderstanding, Molester Man learns that the girl, whom he subsequently refers to as Miss Understanding, was left traumatized by her stalker, so he offers his hand in the hope of dating her. However, exceeding his own expectations, he gradually becomes closer to Miss Understanding and her friends, the cheerful Kansai and the guileless Loli Jugs.

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Background

Chikan Otoko is based on a real-life story of a 20-year-old university student, which was posted on 2ch on November 5, 2004.

Characters

Molester Man
Molester Man
Main
Kansai
Kansai
Main
Loli Jugs
Loli Jugs
Main
Miss Understanding
Miss Understanding
Main
Fujiki, Gennosuke
Fujiki, Gennosuke
Supporting
Abe, Takakazu
Abe, Takakazu
Supporting
Iwamoto, Kogan
Iwamoto, Kogan
Supporting

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Stellio
Nov 25, 2013
There is a common problem with character-driven stories that is often overlooked. They're supposed to engage the characters in various trials and tribulations, and by way of these occurrences, shape them into stronger individuals. It sounds simple, yet so many works fail to create memorable characters, instead relying on banal and insipid cliches to make the work seem more than it is.

Chikan Otoko is the antithesis to this trend.

It relies on the most frivolous acts and interactions between characters to naturally explicate the beauties of everyday life and characters. Moreover, Chikan Otoko never tries to be more than it is; and through its sincerity, it read more
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Ragix
Jan 1, 2013
So I know what you're thinking... A 10? Really?

Yes, really and with good reason.

Today if you ask a lot of manga readers what makes all these romance or slice of life manga that take a typical school or 'normal' life setting so infinitely great an answer tends to be "It's not boring like real-life." or "It's so exciting/thrilling compared to how it would happen in reality." Anyone who thinks this way now I'd like you to take a seat and read this manga. Chikan Otoko(Molester Man) is a 21 chapter manga with comedy, romance, drama and so-on. What makes this manga particularly different from read more
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sbadati
Dec 27, 2012
Ok so I've never written a review before, but I thought this manga deserved one sooo here I go:

Story (9.5 round it up idk) - The story is freakin hilarious ok. The manga has this slice-of-life feel, but it does have some sort of plot where Molester fumbles through his relationships with this group of girls after he gets mistaken for a molester by one of them (Miss Understanding). It's very realistic and down to earth, like I can really relate to Molester and all his awkward, otaku, nerdyness. At the same time though the story still keeps this manga like feeling that is read more
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Polyphemus
Jan 6, 2013
The plot is somewhat basic, but it's also unpredictable. There is a highly realistic element to it, accented by the simplicity, which adds to it's emotional impact. Even though Yokota Takuma did not actually invent the story, he does deserve some credit for its pacing and exceptional balance between comedy and drama.


Some might criticize the sketchy art style, but I thought it complimented the minimalist nature of the plot exceedingly well. It got the point across, while managing to make the characters unique and expressive. There was never a part when I was blown away by the art, but never a part when I thought read more
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Recommendations

Manga: Onanie Master Kurosawa
By the same author, in both manga, the plot is almost entirely character driven and relies upon on the intricate relations and interactions between the characters. The art drawn not "bad" in a sense but that it has almost no attention to detail, and the backgrounds are very plain. Chikan is heavily reliant on dialogue and conversations, whereas Onani is slighter better art and in my opinion easier on the eyes to read. 
reportRecommended by vasplar
Manga: Densha Otoko: Net Hatsu, Kakueki Teisha no Love Story
Manga adaptations of threads started on 2chan where zero-experience-with-females males, whose natural habitat is a room with an internet connection, find themselves in an unlikely situation: in contact with an attractive female (or 3/4, in Chikan!) that's out of their league. Their response to these turn of events is to post SOS messages on the internet. (More than once, Train Man gets referenced in Molester Man.)

In Train Man, its lead stands up to a drunk on a train and ends up in the good graces of the woman he got hurt protecting... after a visit to the police. In Molester Man, a paranoid  read more 
reportRecommended by AironicallyHuman
Manga: Aku no Hana
Both are about loner guys who get caught up in a love triangle and another girl (in Aku No Hana the other girl comes later and in Chikan Otoko the other girl is how everything gets started). Both guys are pretty clueless when it comes to romance and are slightly perverted. 
reportRecommended by Asfaria
Manga: NHK ni Youkoso!
Guy gets involved with a pretty girl which leads to complications/romance. Shut in. Social outcast. Character growth. Cool Otaku. 
reportRecommended by jyagan0
Manga: Koe no Katachi
Romance stories are a staple of any entertainment media, and both series are great examples of the best romances in manga. Both Chikan Otoko and Koe no Katachi are realistic stories dealing with the trials and tribulations of asocial male leads.

In Chikan Otoko, the main character is a loner who gradually came to understand love and the importance of relationships through his interactions with the other characters. The main character of Koe no Katachi is a person who became a loner after being ostracized by his peers for consistently bullying a deaf girl, and the manga is about him trying to understand  read more 
reportRecommended by Toska
Manga: Solanin
Similarities:
+ Slice of life stories about a group of college-age people living normal, poor lives and struggling to find their place in life
+ Some comedy but mostly drama

Differences:
- Chikan Otoko's main protagonist is a guy and focuses much more on forming a relationship whereas Solanin's protagonist is female and is struggling in her current relationship
- Solanin has a large focus on music and forming a band 
reportRecommended by Asfaria

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