Synonyms: I'm the Protagonist of a Harem Manga, but I'm Gay so My Life Sucks, I'm the Main Character of a Harem Manga, but I'm Gay So Every Day Is Hell for Me, Harem Manga no Shujinkou daga Douseiaisha nano de Mainichi ga Tsurai
Touge Yuugiri is a chick magnet. Without lifting a finger, girls vie for his attention, "accidentally" topple on him, or even invite him to spend some special time alone—it's almost as if he is the protagonist of a harem manga! But Touge could not care less about the attention, as he is gay and feels nothing towards the opposite gender's affection. Yet all his attempts to escape, reject, or scare them away have the complete opposite effect, only intensifying the girls' admiration—as if some cosmic interference was at work. Bombarded by nonsensically perverted situations and unwanted sentiments, Touge's life spirals into a living hell, truly reflecting how one man's dream can be another's nightmare.
This is a spoiler free review, even though there isn't really anything to spoil, LOL.
This is easily one of the funniest manga I've read, by far. Obviously, humor is subjective and some readers may or may not agree with me, but personally I enjoyed it. It's also a great "baby's first manga" to get some people into reading manga. (Since, of course, its a one shot manga, and it's pretty funny)
Nowadays with Japan pumping up generic harem manga as if there's no tomorrow, in a possible scenario, when our rookie mangaka guy Kataoka-sensei was reading something like Rosario to Vampire, he saw a perfect once in a lifetime chance and said "What if the main guy was gay?" By gay, I don't mean uninterested in having sexual intercourse with the opposite sex like the majority of harem mc's, but literally gay, homosexual. Add hilarious facial expressions and you get this nice little one shot that is just great.
There isn't much to review, and the name perfectly summarizes what the plot is about. "I'm the Protagonist
of a Harem Manga, but I'm Gay so My Life Sucks" Yep, you guessed it right, it is about the daily life of a gay mc of a harem manga and his encounters with usual romcom situations you can only see in anime and manga. There isn't much of a story, it is a sloppy written satire of romantic comedy genre with the focus of humor. Speaking of humor, it is amazing. If this guy was in OreImo, the title would've been "My little sister really isn't that cute." Some girl is making advances to our guy, but he is gay so he makes up hilarious excuses. Repeat.
If you at least seen a couple of cliche harem anime/manga, what are you waiting for, read it!
This one-shot is just perfect!
These days there are countless harem Manga and Anime out there and either you hate them or you love them, however that doesn't matter here because this manga just went against it all and made a sort of parody of a harem in just 1 chapter! It's a harem yes, but the main character is GAY and I would really like to see this become the new "hit" in the anime/manga community and perhaps see some anime with this kind of genre *wink*. It is really more enjoyable to watch harem this way since you don't have the usual dense MC
who can't even get the slightest hint..
PLEASE make this kind of genre popular, would be hillarious to watch/read!