Twenty-year-old Kazuya Kinoshita is dumped by his girlfriend for another guy. To make himself feel better, he hires Chizuru Mizuhara, a rental girlfriend through an app called Diamond. However, things start to get more personal between them...
There are only 5 chapters out currently, but sometimes those 5 chapters are enough to judge the manga. It'l probably save some time for a lot of people thinking of trying this manga. Its a bit spoilery, howerver I just spoil stuff from 1st chapter.
Its a norm that many of the slice of life, romance and ecchi manga have pathetic male characters. But this manga takes the cake for having the most pathetic mc.
Kinoshita Kazuya is our typical 20 year old virgin boy you find in every other manga. He gets dumped by his girlfriend 2 pages into the manga, and clears his
head by rubbing one off on his bed thinking about his girlfriend going to another guy. Then he finds an app which lets him 'rent' a girlfriend. He successfully rents a girlfriend, who turns out to be a cute girl. Being the pathetic guy he is he annoys the shit out of the girl and finally when the girl is about to get rid of him, he gets a call that his grandma is collapsed and admitted in hospital. He goes to the hospital and the girl follows him. There in the hospital granny thinks he finally got a girlfriend and jumps in joy. Unluckily for the girl she goes to the same collage as him.
Thats first chapter for you. And after that he keeps harassing her to act as his girlfriend before grandma. I believe this whole manga is gonna be this guy trying to grow some balls. But no, I aint reading anymore.
Having read through 25 chapters of this manga, I think you should give this manga a shot.
After reading the reviews on this page so far, I STRONGLY DISAGREE with the fact that you should reject this manga with first five chapter. In fact, readers should decide after reading the first SIX chapters.
The reason why six chapters instead of five is because it is the first time that we can see why this particular main male character's (Kinoshita Kazuya) is our main character.
Yes, in the beginning, the main character can be perceived as pathetic. But, having read so many volumes of manga. Each
new manga always tries to develop its core characters in order to have a story to tell!! For this particular manga. The sixth chapter is the moment when you can make your judgment
about the main character being "Real" pathetic or "Not really" pathetic. Know what? He will continue on to learn from his experience and man up ;)
Story: 8 (I would say that the story has potential and I am enjoying the plot so far! Some chapters make me laugh and make my heart warm. But, I will say that main male character is sometimes kinda useless :x (-2) Hopefully, his mental growth can increase as chapter goes on)
Art: 8 (The backgrounds are pretty basic due to school, street, restaurant settings (-3). But, the main female character is super cute (+1))
Character: 8 (We can see growth and distinctions from different characters)
Enjoyment: 9 (If a manga gives you laugh, this will be a 10; however, there are occasionally cringy moments (-1))
Overall: 8 (Maybe this manga is not a re-read material, but this manga brings joy and occasional good content for males only xD)
I am placing my bet that this male protagonist will man up while delivering some ecchi moments ;D
My first ever review on MAL, I decided to let it be for this manga because I would feel pretty damn guilty if I had not.
Story: 4/10, I’m being generous here, since this has the Shounen tag and all, but overall nothing tasteful or worth noticing, and the story progresses in the most riduculous ways.
Art: 6/10, this depends a lot on everyone’s taste, I think the girls are nicely drawn, details are good enough. I would have given a 7 if male characters other than the MC did not look like corrugated sketches that were disposed of by the editor.
Character: 2/10. For me, a
story cannot be good if the characters are not up to par. The reason I gave this double the score I should have, is solely because of Kibe. Calling the MC a piece of shit would be over-complimenting him, this guy makes Yuuki Rito and the senpai from Don’t Bully Me, Nagatoro look like the manliest characters on Earth. For a story and characters built around such an MC, how others managed to cope with his crap never fails to amaze me every chapter. Anyone with the least bit of self-esteem would find it impossible to relate to the MC in any way.
Enjoyment: 2/10. Only the art counts towards this, really.
Overall: 3/10. If you are the type of guy who would punch your best friend in the face for telling you to get over your ex - who everyone (including you) knows is a 2-faced bitch - then you might enjoy this manga.