Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai
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Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai

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Synonyms: Please Love the Useless Me
Japanese: ダメな私に恋してください


Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 43
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 15, 2013 to Aug 12, 2016
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Romance Romance
Demographic: Josei Josei
Serialization: YOU
Authors: Nakahara, Aya (Story & Art)


Score: 7.861 (scored by 72047,204 users)
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Ranked: #9822
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Popularity: #640
Members: 20,367
Favorites: 383

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Recently unemployed, 29-year-old Michiko Shibata has barely any money left and so must survive solely on cabbages. With no qualifications and little experience for her age, all of her job interviews have been unfruitful. Despite this, she continues to splurge on expensive gifts for her young "boyfriend" in the hopes that her romantic interest will someday marry and support her. Eventually, Shibata finds out that her feelings are one-sided, for her boyfriend has been lying and using her for money.

At the lowest point of her life, she unexpectedly reunites with Ayumu Kurosawa, her strict former boss whom she resents. Feeling responsible for her unemployment, Kurosawa agrees to help Shibata and once again becomes her employer.

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Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai was adapted into a Japanese live-action drama TV series directed by Hayato Kawai, Ryosuke Fukuda and Sho Tsukikawa that aired on TBS from January 12 to March 15, 2016.

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Sep 1, 2019
LadyAxeFace (All reviews)
I actually read a little bit of Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai, and then stopped because I thought it was going to be one of those josei manga where the sadistic male protagonist is just bullying the weak female protagonist all the time as she's just helplessly along for the ride, and it's often a boss/subordinate situation too. (At one point early on, Kurosawa even tells Shibata to be his servant.) There's a ton of josei out there like that, and it's a trope I really hate, so I stopped reading. Then I learned it's by the same manga author is the same one read more
Dec 31, 2018
risu_ (All reviews)
This is a lovely josei manga. Perfect for the twenty-year old me who can relate to the MC's problems. And, I haven't laughed so hard while reading manga in a loooooong time. Almost every other josei manga is too sexual (for me), while this story is super cute and the lines between the characters are all so witty.
Before I knew it, I finished the manga, which made me sad but there is a sequel!! Though I don't necessarily think it needs one, but I still can't wait to read it. :')

This review is not helpful, but I just wanted to vent my admiration for read more
Feb 29, 2020
Leyren (All reviews)
TL;DR: Light-hearted, sweet, low on drama, hilarious, and nice character development sounds for you? Then go ahead.

This manga was just pure awesomeness for me. At first I thought I'd give it a 9, but after thinking about it I couldn't think of anything I would change, so I went with a 10 after all.

This manga is in its fundamentals a typical shoujo/josei light-hearted romance story. Woman has a difficult life, gets helped by a man, and so they get to know each other. However, what this manga does incredibly well is the entire execution of it.
Their dialogues are often incredibly funny (and that goes read more
Apr 25, 2019
ttmeng (All reviews)
Upon completion, I'd say the story shifts focus. In the beginning, the story is more focused on the main MC's life, which I found more relatable than the family drama of the male MC. His family literally barges into his cafe to either stir up drama intentionally or find another reason to shift our attention from the girl MC to the guy's family drama. It gets stale after a while: first issues with his older brother and then moving onto his father. Then the girl MC's father busts into the cafe out of nowhere for more family drama. I had to skim the middle part read more

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