Saiteihen no Otoko
Scumbag Loser
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Saiteihen no Otoko

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Japanese: 最底辺の男 -Scumbag Loser-
English: Scumbag Loser
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 15
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 22, 2011 to Dec 22, 2012
Genres: Horror Horror, Mystery Mystery, Supernatural Supernatural
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Gangan Joker
Authors: Yamaguchi, Mikoto (Story & Art)


Score: 6.141 (scored by 54465,446 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #165032
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1479
Members: 11,963
Favorites: 68

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Scumbag Loser
Volume 1


Masahiko Murai is a loser, but at least he isn't the biggest loser in his class. That "honor" belongs to Yamada, a smelly, disgusting individual who suddenly winds up with a girlfriend, meaning that Masahiko is now the class' resident failure. In order to save himself from further disgrace, he decides to lie and tell everyone that he is in a long-distance relationship with a girl named Haruka Mizusawa, his childhood friend.

However, Masahiko gets the shock of his life when Haruka transfers into his class the next day. She proudly declares that she is dating Masahiko, and everything seems to be going his way. There's just one catch: known only to Masahiko, Haruka died five years ago. So who or what is his new girlfriend?

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Saiteihen no Otoko was published in English as Scumbag Loser by Yen Press in a complete omnibus on November 29, 2016. Ki-oon published the series in French from September 12, 2013 to March 20, 2014.


Nishimoto, Haruki
Chihaya, Satou

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Feb 9, 2014
**I have already finished reading this manga**

First off, if you are just looking for a happy-go-around romance/slice of life manga, stay the fuck away from this one. Saiteihen no Otoko is noticeably different from the majority of other manga because it actually tries* to be a true horror story, with very messed up contents that might just appeal to horror thriller fans. This is quite rarely seen in the medium of manga and anime.

For something that is only 3 volumes long, there are a tons of narrative contents told. The pages are filled with twists and turns, leaving readers on the edge of their seats. ...
Nov 8, 2015
Heavy Spoilers:

Saitehen no Otoko a.k.a as Scumbag Loser is a classic example of a story that had potential to be very good, but unfortunately it never was able to maximize that potential due to various flaws.

Saiteihen no Otoko starts off very mysterious, its premise is interesting and original. The story starts with our main character Murai Masahiko, Masahiko has the strange ability to notice odours and smells of various people. One day a girl he knew as kid transfers to his school, however her scent isn't the same.

Masahiko feeling suspicious decides to question this girl(Haruka) and is able to successfully identify her as a " ...
May 19, 2016
I found this manga unique and enjoyable and I believe it deserves more recognition.
The plot hooked me in from the beginning and kept me on the edge of my seat until the very last page. The manga does an excellent job of being super creepy and suspenseful. It's about a guy who comes into contact with a girl who is supposed to be dead.

The protagonist is an intriguing person. If you enjoy stories where the main character isn't a good person, I'd highly recommend this. He's a loser who constantly looks down on other people in a desperate attempt to feel better about himself. ...

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