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Synonyms: Linda Linda
Japanese: モテキ
English: Moteki
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 35
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 11, 2008 to Jul 27, 2010
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Evening
Authors: Kubo, Mitsurou (Story & Art)


Score: 7.021 (scored by 937937 users)
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Ranked: #81262
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4744
Members: 3,712
Favorites: 26


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In the vast metropolis of Tokyo, 20-year-old Yukiyo Fujimoto has resigned himself to a loveless life. He is only a temporary worker with no dreams, aspirations, or expectations whatsoever. Yukiyo finds himself coming into sudden contact with various women he has known from the past: Natsuki Komiyama, an unrequited love; Aki Doi, a crush from a previous job; Itsuka Nakashiba, a friend he had shown interest in; and Naoko Hayashida, a former delinquent classmate whose behavior charms and intrigues him.

Remembering a similar occurrence of events happening to an acquaintance, Yukiyo begins to wonder whether it's finally time for his "moteki," a period of time in a person's life when they suddenly and inexplicably become greatly attractive to their romantic interests. Said to happen only a few times in one's life, Yukiyo finds himself incentivized to chase after love with a vigor he had never felt in his life before. Will the luckless Yukiyo finally find the exciting and fulfilling romance he had given up on?

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Moteki has been published in English by Vertical, Inc. since April 3, 2018.


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Oct 10, 2018
Short: On the surface, Moteki is a hilarious comedy about a virgin loser trying to get with women. A little deeper, it's an honest and raw story about discovering oneself and finding happiness.

Longer: I've read three of Kubo-sensei's works: Again!!, Moteki, and 3.3.7 Byooshi, and they're all fantastic. She really likes main characters who fit the "loser" stereotype in one way or another. In 3.3.7 Byooshi, it's a country hick in the big city. In Again!!, it's a loner. And here in Moteki, it's virgin* loser Fuji who has no self-confidence.

It's hard to talk about Moteki without bringing up Welcome to the NHK, another redemption ...

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