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Ressentiment

Ressentiment

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Japanese: ルサンチマン

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Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 49
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 15, 2003 to Feb 21, 2005
Authors: Hanazawa, Kengo (Story & Art)
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits

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Score: 7.331 (scored by 1896 users)
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Ranked: #51692
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Popularity: #1660
Members: 4,641
Favorites: 102
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Synopsis

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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More reviewsReviews

Sep 23, 2012
justreviews (All reviews)
"res•sen•ti•ment
noun
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)
Preliminary
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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