Himouto! Umaru-chan
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Himouto! Umaru-chan

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Synonyms: My Two-Faced Little Sister
Japanese: 干物妹〈ひもうと〉! うまるちゃん
English: Himouto! Umaru-chan
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 229
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 14, 2013 to Nov 9, 2017
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Themes: Otaku Culture Otaku Culture, School School
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Jump
Authors: SankakuHead (Story & Art)


Score: 7.371 (scored by 62896,289 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #39672
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #934
Members: 19,885
Favorites: 395


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Volumes: /12
Chapters: /229


In public, Umaru Doma appears to be the perfect high school student: hard-working, refined, and totally responsible. But the minute she gets home to her older brother Taihei–and dons her famous hamster hoodie–she devolves into the ultimate bratty little sister! She's happy to roll around all day in an otaku cloud of games and junk food while her exhausted older brother takes care of everything in the house. In this hilarious comedy about family, friendship, and the nonsense we put up with (from the people we love), Umaru and Taihei will find a way to make it work!

(Source: Seven Seas Entertainment)


Himouto! Umaru-chan was published in English by Seven Seas Entertainment from May 22, 2018 to January 5, 2021.



Jan 23, 2023
tl;dr: Decently varied and paced comedy, but lacking in substance even for a comedy manga.

*Note: This is a review of the main series, the Ebina spin off, and the sequel G because the Ebina spin off and G are short enough that it doesn’t make sense to review them separately, but they are important enough that it doesn’t make sense to ignore them either. *

This series is one centered around a girl named Umaru who is a Himouto, which the series defines as “a lazy little sister who never lifts a finger around the house”, with the word’s origin being a “portmanteau of imouto (little ...
Nov 7, 2020
"Himouto! Umaru-chan" is a story about a young girl, very selfish and caring only about being perceived like the perfect girl in the outside world. But as she gets friends, she will try to appear good to them in a private setting, and with time she will realize that being a kind and caring person with others makes her happy.

Overall, that manga is very wholesome, the characters are very endearing and unique (i wish i had more time with them), the art is very cute and the emotions of the characters are very well expressed. However, the ending (if you can call that an ending) ...
Jul 18, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (110/229 eps)
[TW: There are no trigger warnings for this series! :) ]

Story [8/10]
I don't have evidence for this claim, but I feel as if series centering around sibling relationships where the sister character is actually a huge nerd are becoming increasingly popular and more numerous these days. I can think of two other series [Oreimo and Watamote] off the top of my head who have a similar theme to Himouto! Umaru-chan. Despite this, I feel as if Himouto does the best job at tackling this theme. It's simple slice-of-life with the only real difference being that Uramu tries to keep nerd side somewhat secret from all ...

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