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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: 6.941 (scored by 10291,029 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #96372
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5120
Members: 3,997
Favorites: 27


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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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Included one-shot:
Volume 1: Linda Linda


Moteki was nominated for the third Manga Taisho Award in 2010 and placed eighth in the final ranking.

The series was published in English by Vertical, Inc. as omnibus volumes from April 3, 2018, to July 3, 2018.



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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