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Japanese: ルサンチマン


Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 49
Status: Finished
Published: 2004
Genres: Comedy, Ecchi, Game, Sci-Fi
Authors: Hanazawa, Kengo (Story & Art)
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits


Score: 7.371 (scored by 1757 users)
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Ranked: #46502
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Popularity: #1654
Members: 4,239
Favorites: 96
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Chapters: /49
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Takuro Sakamoto is a 30 year old loser still living with his parents. Fed up with his dead-end job and his life in general he's persuaded by a friend to try out virtual reality games. But even his virtual partner Tsukiko or simply "Moon" turns out to be more trouble than expected.


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Sep 23, 2012
justreviews (All reviews)
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 dictionary.com. 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 read more
Jan 20, 2008
psygremlin (All reviews)
Overall, there’s themes running through this that have been done many times before, from Welcome to the NHK, with its take on otaku and erogames; Chobits, with its ‘which-is-better’ theme; and the herd of slightly deranged magical-girlfriend stories that are out there.

Hanazawa manages to combine all three elements, however, in a tightly-knit tale using humour, pathos, drama and wrapping it all in a slightly stinging rebuke of otaku-dom and their retreat from reality into the world of moe dating sims.

Watching Takuro and Tsukiko’s clumsy courtship is sweet, but entirely fake - she’s nothing more than a program, whilst he is an attractive and unreal facsimile read more


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