Neeko wa Tsurai yo
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Neeko wa Tsurai yo

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Synonyms: It's Tough Being Neetko
Japanese: ニー子はつらいよ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 6
Chapters: 41
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 26, 2017 to Dec 26, 2020
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Serialization: Comic Cune
Authors: Aldehyde (Story & Art)


Score: 7.131 (scored by 27922,792 users)
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Ranked: #68102
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Popularity: #1287
Members: 14,473
Favorites: 118
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Volumes: /6
Chapters: /41


"What do you do for work?"

When confronted with this question, the 23-year-old Nemuko Niito, nicknamed Neeko, can only shrink away in embarrassment. Despite her loving family's nudges and encouragement, she has so far failed all her job interviews. Life is never more difficult as the unemployed NEET spends her anxiety-filled days holed up in her home, trying to avoid judgmental gazes and despairing at the success of others.

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