Risou no Himo Seikatsu
The Ideal Sponger Life
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Risou no Himo Seikatsu

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Japanese: 理想のヒモ生活
English: The Ideal Sponger Life
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Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Sep 28, 2012 to ?
Genres: Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy, Romance Romance
Theme: Isekai Isekai
Serialization: None
Authors: Ayakura, Juu (Art), Watanabe, Tsunehiko (Story)


Score: 7.431 (scored by 466466 users)
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Ranked: #30802
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #7733
Members: 1,857
Favorites: 24

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Yamai Zenjirou is your everyday office worker in modern Japan. One morning, he suddenly finds himself summoned to a tropical world where dinosaurs roam the land. He is told that this is the kingdom of Capua and the person who summoned him - its monarch, Queen Aura - wants him to marry her and leave his old life behind for a life of carefree extravagance as her prince consort. The reasons for her offer are many and varied, but she needs an heir, and she wants him to be the one to provide it!

If he accepts, he'll never have to work again, lazing around in luxury with no worries other than securing the kingdom its next monarch. Certainly, sleeping with the buxom beauty is far from a hardship, but is everything really as it seems? He'll also need to give up everything he knows on Earth. Is he ready to drop it all at a moment's notice for her sake? And how well will he be able to navigate the politics, people and culture of this new world if he does?

(Source: J-Novel Club)


Risou no Himo Seikatsu has been published digitally in English as The Ideal Sponger Life by J-Novel Club since January 27, 2021.

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Jun 10, 2015
Roflmaows (All reviews)
This story was enjoyable to read, and I am not quite sure why. The novel is about a guy who worked very long hours 6 days a week who gets summoned to a different world to marry the queen, the reason he is summoned is to be someone who was related to the royal family several generations ago and is thus a reasonable candidate. The setting is in a rather generic summoning genre world, but the stories conflict is the protagonist is trying to be a lazy good for nothing person who's only use is to produce off spring so that in the male dominated read more
Nov 30, 2015
lem090619 (All reviews)
It started relatively great.
But as I went on reading it, I felt really conflicted.
The guy is nothing but a wife to his wife. The roles of their
life are reversed. The wife goes to work and the man is at home being lazy.
To top it off, he was only summoned to have a child with the queen as to preserve royal blood. He knows no sh*t about the world. The only conflicts in the
story are merely political junks and whatnuts. I swear to myself that after reading a heck ton of chapters, it only made my man pride go down....
I mean... who doesn't want to work read more
Mar 11, 2018
DiegoNC (All reviews)
It is a really refreshing work in a desert of overused tropes. I recommend you to read it, the world building is marvelous, the story is very good, the characters are well developed and have proper motivations, no one is pure evil, no one is pure good. The downside is that the MC is not a protagonist, he is boring because he only reacts to his environment and has no goals.

Let me expand a little more on the things I said before. The world here is very interesting to learn about, you will find internal and international politics, from time to time you are going read more
Jul 18, 2021
MaxHeadroom35 (All reviews)
Unfortunately I gradually find the male main character increasingly boring. He comes to a new world with modern technology, nothing new here, common concept within the Isekai genre. Initially it seemed to be a mature manga, almost even “slice of life”.

But he also carries the seeds of societal change; the idea of gender & class equality. As it’s said by the Marques son: “Lord Zenjiro is a monster”.

Nothing of that is done however, instead Zenjiro ingrates himself in current society’s expectations without the balls to demand a change. Neither from his wife, nor those around him.
It gradually seems to become just another Isekai harem…

When Freya read more


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