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Japanese: ルサンチマン


Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 49
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 15, 2003 to Feb 21, 2005
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi, Ecchi Ecchi
Theme: Strategy Game Strategy Game
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits
Authors: Hanazawa, Kengo (Story & Art)


Score: 7.091 (scored by 29172,917 users)
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Ranked: #67882
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Popularity: #2259
Members: 7,460
Favorites: 130

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A story set in the near future, about a middle-aged loser whose only refuge is a virtual bishoujo game.

Takurou, the main character, is a stereotyped, low self esteem, adult male in a dead end job. Because he feels he has nothing to live for, he let himself go, becoming fat, miserable, and lonely. The only shining thing he lives for is the occasional visit to a brothel where his savings will allow him to at least not be completely sexless. This is when, through a real life friend of his, he is introduced to the virtual reality world of "The Unreal." Where, after spending $6000+ on equipment, you can purchase a virtual girlfriend who only thinks of you. Only the girl, Tsukiko, that Takurou purchases, seems to have come with a few defects.

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Sep 23, 2012
1. any cautious, defeatist, or cynical attitude based on the belief that the individual and human institutions exist in a hostile or indifferent universe or society.
2. an oppressive awareness of the futility of trying to improve one's status in life or in society."

That was a definition I ripped off straight from I usually wouldn't start anything with a textbook definition of a word – because 1) its cheesy as hell and 2) most titles are arbitrary – but I felt the need to bend the rules just this once to emphasize how important the title is to this manga. Defining its literal meaning though ...
Nov 18, 2020
Ressentiment (2003) is a black comedy manga written and drawn by Kengo Hanazawa, creator of Boys on the Run (2005) and I Am a Hero (2009) that opened his career with a powerful work on the topics of Otaku culture and in many ways, the voluntary ostracism of reality imposed by technology; social ineptitude, inferiority complexes and discrimination.

The title in French refers to a condition described in the psychology of authors such as Nietzsche, about the transfer of resentment originated in an inferiority complex, rejection and blame on a third party - the real world, in this case. It's also a term to describe the ...
Dec 3, 2018
Mixed Feelings
This manga is one focused on the dark side of virtual reality. By that I don't mean the super dark military mind control type stuff, but rather the creepy side where people become addicted to it. From that point of view, it certainly was unique, as most mangas that are VR focused seem to stay away from that side of things as the focus. But at the same time, this results in the characters being unlikable and the plot being pretty pathetic. And unrelated to that, overall it just seemed pretty messy and directionless all around, where no characters exhibited any growth and no major points related to ...

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