Naze Toudouin Seiya 16-sai wa Kanojo ga Dekinai no ka?
Why Can't Seiya Todoin, 16-Year-Old, Get a Girlfriend?
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Naze Toudouin Seiya 16-sai wa Kanojo ga Dekinai no ka?

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Synonyms: Why Can't I Get a Girlfriend?
Japanese: なぜ東堂院聖也16歳は彼女が出来ないのか?
English: Why Can't Seiya Todoin, 16-Year-Old, Get a Girlfriend?
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 39
Status: Finished
Published: May 2, 2011 to Jun 4, 2014
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Romance Romance
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Rival
Authors: Uchino, Shuya (Story), Mogi, Kanta (Art)


Score: 6.641 (scored by 11531,153 users)
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Ranked: #130792
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Popularity: #5515
Members: 3,109
Favorites: 9


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Seiya Toudouin's inability to answer one question has frustrated him to no end: "Why can't I get a girlfriend?" He gets the best grades, is fairly athletic, and, despite his modest opinion, is also rather good-looking. Even so, in all his 16 years of living, he has never once had a girlfriend. Every time he gets close to having one, he is left with bitter memories. Fed up with failures of the past, he sets a goal for himself—to finally get a girlfriend during high school!

Yet what comes easily for others soon becomes a strenuous task for Seiya, whose inexperience and social awkwardness only make his struggle greater. Nevertheless, he resolves to soldier on no matter how low the odds, based on his sheer conviction that a girlfriend is what he truly needs. But as he moves forward, the journey itself might give him a greater reflection of himself than any mirror could.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Toudouin Seiya was re-serialized in Japanese and English (as Why Can't I Get a Girlfriend?) through DeNA's Manga Box app from May 23, 2014 to August 28, 2015. During the Manga Box serialization, the original 39 chapters were split into 67.

The series inspired a 9-episode NBN TV drama series that aired from October 21 to December 16, 2014.


Toudouin, Seiya
Saotome, Ruri
Hayashi, Yuki
Oohori, Emi

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Sep 13, 2015
Mixed Feelings
~Naze Toudouin Seiya 16-sai wa Kanojo ga Dekinai no ka?~

Why Can't Seiya Todoin, 16-Year-Old, Get a Girlfriend?

I'll get straight to the point.
If you're a hopeful romantic wants to see a happy ending, look for another manga.
If you're a critical thinker who loves psychological manga, look for another manga.
If you're looking for a harem, look for another manga.
If you've dropped this manga, good for you.
If you love comedy, slice of life, look for another manga.
Sep 3, 2018

This manga is very different from most. In a way it’s a reversal of the typical harem, in that instead of having a protagonist that has girls falling in love with him for no clearly apparent reason but development later on, rather the case is that he protagonist is unable to get into a relationship with a girl despite having so much going for him. The reasons for this are very clearly developed later on in that he is incredibly socially awkward. As someone that it also incredibly socially awkward, I could certainly sympathize with him to an incredibly degree. But at ...
Jan 24, 2018
Mixed Feelings
This is a story about a guy who falls into holes. He falls into them, climbs out, swears up and down to never fall into another hole again, then willingly dives headfirst into the next hole immediately.

Story: 9
The story is a good one. It feels like the author poured his heart out in it, and there are many good moments in it.

Art: 8
Some characters have some really great scenes art-wise. The author's really good at expressing emotions through expressions and gestures, and a lot of scenes have that to thank for the power behind them.

Character: 6
If this manga was just about the girls, this would ...


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