No matter how hard he thinks about it, Todoin Seiya cannot figure out why he doesn't have a girlfriend in his 16-year lifespan. Physically attractive, naturally smart, athletic and, on top of that, comes from a wealthy and politically significant family. And it's not like he hasn't tried either; but every girl he asks out flat out rejects him. Seiya sets a goal for himself to get a girlfriend by the time high school ends and rejection isn't going to stop him from trying again. But it sure is heartbreaking when you get rejected this many times without knowing why.
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 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.
~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.
If you're looking for enjoyment, look for another manga.
If you don't want dumb mc, look for another manga
If you don't want realistic manga, look for another manga.
For those who are curious after my warning, try to read first my review.
Story - 10
The story is one of the best if you're a masochist. It was executed so well that every arc, there's a different girl in different situation until the end. Like a mainstream Shounen, action manga, different arc=different battle, but the mc loses every time.
But the values in the time he loses make this manga at one of the hidden masterpiece when it comes to the reality of courting a girl and girls psychology. The story will be set to 1/10 by anyone who can't guess the real motive of this manga who've read this, because it's dreadful. But as a Guy, the lessons that I learned is: Not to do these things when trying to get a Girl.
The art was made in realistic form, the mc is not made like a Hot guy in shoujo mangas, but at the same time, The girls are not attractive, either. But the expression of the mc is the best you can find in this manga, it will grip your heart. And the rest of the art is really good, and the artist has drawn interpretive panels for easy understanding of the situation of the mc.
Toudouin, Seiya - The greatest MC I know in Realistic Romance. Why, he already fits the criteria of being a Prince who can compete in shoujo mangas, but at the same time, those criteria are useless in getting a girlfriend, the main goal of his High School Life. He Didn't give up until the end, which makes him Superior in many stories, but that courage ends up in tragedy. The ending is really one of the best, The mc didn't care about logic anymore, he is just taking the worst action like setting up the landmine and trying to walk over it. But he was able to see a better future ahead of him, which will be the sequel of this manga.
Enjoyment - 1 - too much cringe, every time the mc meets a girl, he'll try to get that girl and will do stupid things, honestly if there's Skill of Lure or Love Riron as a guide to success to become a ladies man, this one is a warning book to become a wizard.
To make it simple you'll not enjoy it unless you love "cringe"
Overall - 10
Because of this, I know what to do in real life, well, maybe I'm crazy to say this is 10/10, while many people will rate this 1/10 because of the pathetic mc. If you don't want to make mistakes in real life, READ THIS while you can, before you try to court and get a girlfriend.