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


Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: May 18, 2016 to ?
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Theme: School School
Serialization: None
Authors: Fly (Art), Yaku, Yuuki (Story)


Score: 7.821 (scored by 12551,255 users)
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Ranked: #11032
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Popularity: #2188
Members: 6,731
Favorites: 174
Ranked #1103Popularity #2188Members 6,731
Light NovelFly (Art), Yaku, Yuuki (Story)
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For Fumiya Tomozaki, one of the best gamers in Japan, the "game of life" is the worst game in existence. Despite the fact that Tomozaki is the number one player in the video game Attack Families, he is a self-proclaimed bottom-tier character when it comes to real life. As a second-year high school student, he suffers from an absolute lack of self-esteem, leading him to completely give up on trying to improve himself as a person. Instead, he blames the real world for being completely unbalanced, with no logical way to level up your character.

Aoi Hinami is an immensely popular girl in Tomozaki's class with fantastic grades. She fits the role of a perfect heroine and is on the opposite end of the social spectrum from Tomozaki. However, after a chance encounter with Hinami, Tomozaki realizes that she is not a perfect character after all!

So begins a story of drama and romance revolving around Tomozaki's attempts at conquering the game of life under Hinami's guidance.

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Jaku-Chara Tomozaki-kun won the 10th Shogakukan Light Novel Grand Prize. It placed eighth in the Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! ranking in the best light novel category in 2017. It has been published in English by Yen Press since July 30, 2019.

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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 read more
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
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
Jul 24, 2021
Han-S-C (All reviews)
Jaku-Chara Tomozaki-kun explores self-improvement themes using an entertaining narrative that contains many gaming metaphors. While the anime fell short, the light novels feel refreshing, creative, and original - although the fanservice isn't done very well.

Story (9): The premise is okay. Interesting but not super special. It explains many social-science concepts in understandable ways through social events and everyday conversations. It really dives into the technicalities behind speaking better, carrying yourself better, and even dressing/styling yourself better - most of which are honestly helpful. This is done through the interactions between two polar opposites: Aoi Hinami, and our protagonist Tomozaki. We see the pros and cons read more

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