Jaku-Chara Tomozaki-kun
Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki
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Jaku-Chara Tomozaki-kun

Alternative Titles

English: Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki
Synonyms: Jakusha Character Tomozaki-kun, The Low Tier Character "Tomozaki-kun"
Japanese: 弱キャラ友崎くん


Type: Novel
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: May 18, 2016 to ?
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SchoolSchool
Authors: Fly (Art), Yaku, Yuuki (Story)
Serialization: None


Score: 7.691 (scored by 481481 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #15642
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4355
Members: 2,777
Favorites: 70
Ranked #1564Popularity #4355Members 2,777
NovelFly (Art), Yaku, Yuuki (Story)
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Life is a bad video game. This cliche phrase is, sadly, a reality.

However, life doesn't have simple, easy rules. What it does have is irrationality and inequality. The strong say that they have a lot of freedom, but the weak have no choice but to live an overwhelmingly disadvantaged lifestyle. Therefore, it's a bad game. There's no mistake because I, the best gamer in Japan, declare it.

However, some person, who is on the same level as me, goes around saying "Life is a great game." The school's perfect, strong-willed heroine, Hinami Aoi. Furthermore, she says "I'll teach you the rules of life's game." Normally, I wouldn't believe in those words. However, Hinami Aoi is a character that doesn't even fit in a normal frame at all!

(Source: Novel Updates)


Jaku-Chara Tomozaki-kun placed eighth in the Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! ranking in the best light novel category in 2017.

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Nov 25, 2019
Shinobihost (All reviews)
This book is half plot, half life coaching. Tomozaki makes some good progress and you can't help but root for him as you see his attitude start to change for the better. The way he's encouraged to turn his relentless, never-give-up attitude that many gamers take towards their games and refocus it onto real life was well done. The book also has some decent insights like how in games you get EXP by winning tough battles, in real life you "gain EXP" by losing those battles. It was also interesting to see how the author incorporated the effect of "the harder you try, the luckier read more
May 1, 2020
Eoc (All reviews)
I'm just some guy who read a decent amount of Light Novels. I had fun with most, found some to be dumb or uninspired or just simply bad.

This is the first one to make me feel uncomfortable, frustrated and sometimes even appalled.

I already felt this way while reading Vol 1 but couldn't quite put my finger on what it was. So I even bought Vol 2 to see if the story changes somehow or at least to figure out what the problem was. I stopped reading Vol 2 at around 50% because I found myself unwilling to read more of it.

To give a short summary read more
Sep 29, 2020
DickwaD9000 (All reviews)
I'll be focusing on the first volume. Some rambling about story, characters, and themes (which aren't spoilers right). I'll try to be brief.

Don't drop a tactical nuke on me, first review...

Tomozaki's philosophy is that life is a shitty, unbalanced game. Hinami challenges his philosophy, she says life is actually a great game, there are rules and cheats, you just gotta put the effort in.

This book definitely has some "self-help" aspects to it. Basically, Hinami gives Tomozaki one objective to work on at a time; examples: communication skills, posture, tone etc. With these objectives come steps/challenges that he is supposed to complete by achieving a good read more

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