Elf-san wa Yaserarenai.
Plus-Sized Elf
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Elf-san wa Yaserarenai.

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Synonyms: Elf can't on a diet., Ganso Kissa Seiren, Rinrin Tanuki
Japanese: エルフさんは痩せられない。
English: Plus-Sized Elf
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 56
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 21, 2016 to Nov 18, 2021
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Fantasy Fantasy, Ecchi Ecchi
Serialization: Web Comic Gum
Authors: Synecdoche (Story & Art)


Score: 6.861 (scored by 49594,959 users)
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Ranked: #107802
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Popularity: #893
Members: 20,016
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Chapters: /56


Naoe-kun, a massage therapist, is about to head home for the day when he's saddled with a rather strange patient. This lovely lady has emerald eyes, pointy ears, and grew up in the forest—everything about her screams "elf," except for one thing: her bodacious body. It turns out she left her world but loves junk food in this one, and now her obsession has caught up with her. Can Naoe-kun help this loveable elf girl lose the weight—and keep it off?

(Source: Seven Seas Entertainment)

Included one-shots:
Volume 1: Ganso Kissa Seiren, Rinrin Tanuki


Serialization of Elf-san wa Yaserarenai. on Web Comic Gum ended with the release of chapter 45 on February 24, 2021. Chapters 46 and 47 were originally released via the author's Twitter account on April 30, 2021 and May 29, 2021, respectively. Official publication of the series ended with the publication of volume 8 by Akita Shoten on November 18, 2021.

The series has been published in English as Plus-Sized Elf by Seven Seas Entertainment since October 23, 2018.

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Jan 24, 2024
Plus-Sized Elf leaves me with tears in my eyes from laughing so hard at such an absurd title, yet I enjoyed this series much more than I should have.

This manga's story is simple yet engaging, with well-paced chapters that make it easy to read through an entire volume in one sitting. The story doesn't go anywhere but there is never a dull moment in any chapter with whatever situation the cast is put into. Although I am not the target audience for this manga, I found the premise unique because not many series represent obesity. Almost every chapter has an educational explanation of proper nutrition ...
Jan 30, 2024
Let's not beat around the bush; this manga promised thickness, and by god, It'll give you exactly that.

I'd love to rave about the (mostly) lower quality of the writing, since all it serves is for us to get in the next fan-service moment, while trying to keep the audience engaged with some freshness. Right from the get-go; the story centers around an elf girl who, upon encountering the delicious food from this world, can't help but consume until she can't go back home. You have the bullshit reason to not end the manga, you have more characters with the same problems, and different amounts of ...
Dec 10, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (6/56 eps)
It's predictable, not really funny and mostly just written to look at chubby cute monster girls. The jokes are immature and somewhat cheesy and the characters are all very one dimensional (especially our elf friend). There's no real depth in the humor here other than the obvious. The characters are all introduced extremely quickly too with no explanation as to why they can live in the human world with no issue. It seems lazy.

The art is SUPER great which is the real shame here. It is not really interesting and would have been better as a one shot. Or hentai.....I'm actually pretty sure this artist ...

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