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Shibou to Iu Na no Fuku o Kite  
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Description
A story that wonderfully depicts the emotions of an overweight woman with low self-esteem surrounded within the harsh environment of slim and good-looking women. She then decides to lose weight after getting dumped by her lover. The consequences and side-effects are explored further after the 'achievement'..is it what she really wished for?

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Associated Names
脂肪と言う名の服を着て
In Clothes Called Fat
In the Clothes Named Fat
Shibou to Iu Na no Fuku wo Kite
Shibou to Yuu Na no Fuku wo Kite
Wearing These Clothes Called "Fat"

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.15 (end) by JShoujo Scans (1040d ago)
v.1 c.14 by JShoujo Scans (1096d ago)
v.1 c.13 by JShoujo Scans (1163d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 7.5 / 10.0 (95 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.36 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 11th 2014, 6:36am PST

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Year
1997

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Serialized In (magazine)
Shuukan Josei (Shufu to Seikatsusha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

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Weekly Pos #824 increased(+268)
Monthly Pos #1872 decreased(-218)
3 Month Pos #1963 increased(+497)
6 Month Pos #2629 increased(+583)

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page turner   
Rating: N/A
by myyinfatuation
October 15th, 2013, 10:48am
Not my kind of story at all, but i could not stop reading. It is short (1 novel) and all the characters may seem over simplified in goals, unreal etc, and I'd agree. But I don't think that was the aim when it came to the manga. To me, all I paid attention to was the warped perspective of the characters, and their subseqeunt actions.

Again not my kind of manga, but I couldn't put it down - it has the appeal of train wreck
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Rating: N/A
by shadowwalker
September 2nd, 2012, 12:03pm
neither the story nor the art is special. only thing it could be used for is educational how not to diet or maybe at a deeper level (if you stop and think a bit deep on the story) how happiness has more to do with how you think rather then how you look. also it was depressing from start to end however some psychological aspects are epicted rather right kudos on that point (somehow most psychological mangas are rather far from reality.. psychological problems that are written are very extreme cases or impossible ones but it was not the case here mostly. made me think this can happen) all in all i don't recommend this there are better out there if you search for them.
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Dry   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by yuno19
July 29th, 2012, 3:28pm
The story is so dry; its like you eat some something but it can't go down your throat easily. The cause, maybe, is overly simplistic characterization. There are characters that can only act one way but not another. Heck, I found everybody there can only know one way to act -- one philosophy, one behavior toward the main character. Lack of complexity made me unable to identify myself with any of them, making the story feel like coming from another universe, not ours. I don't think this one can be considered a good read.
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This one had me in tears!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by MangomyTango
April 29th, 2012, 8:13pm
The way the story was told was sooooooo amazing!
The pathetic, weak and insecure character Noko was just so sad...she spiraled down to the depths of binge and purge. It was just really sad to see her go down and have such a crappy life.
I cried loads of tears (for like 20 minutes)...it was that sad D:
Darn it...
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amazing   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by whitespade
February 5th, 2012, 6:06pm
it seems like the author really understands the psyche of the characters. i can feel the echo of my own being from the characters, even from the bitchy mayumi. i understand how fulfilling it does feel stepping and grinding on the people below you just because you can. i also understand how fear can make you isolate yourself from the world. i love that in the end nothing is resolved, but the readers still able to extract important messages from the plots happening around the protagonist. these kind of stories make me love josei more.
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Mmmmm....   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by mimi639
January 29th, 2012, 10:08pm
well... i just had to comment cause the ranking everyone posted was like too high 4 me.. i think the plot has potential.. it does... but that doesn't mean that it was fully used. When i started reading, i though it will be a story about how superficial people is... and how much people should be strong and step up to those who are so stupid and bully others!!, i really thought i would enjoy this manga.. but i didn'!!... The lead doesn't kind of gets anywere ¬¬' in the story , and i know that every ending doesn't have to be a "perfect happy one", but at least they could've put some closer!
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she's just skinnier!! but still depressed! n really fucked up on the head!! LOL
...i think i put my expectations to high, cause it's as depressing as on the beginning, in fact..
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i think that in the end she just lost her naivety but she's just as miserable as before!


... Last updated on January 29th, 2012, 10:10pm
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really good   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by sarah-eats-cupcakes
January 27th, 2012, 8:09am
well...this is mostly a story about social standards regarding weight
and how over weight women or women who arent attractive enough are neglected from society
the main character starts out as naive, or rather, she was blocking the truth from surfacing
she battles with her weight, and learns that losing weight and becoming attractive didnt really change anything, she's still the withdrawn fat girl with low self esteem at heart.
this story is certainly special because it deals with weight loss ultimately on a psychological level, and succeeds in doing so.
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Serious dark story, not for everyone   
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by xeucet
December 28th, 2011, 9:33pm
It is hard or maybe impossible, would suit better, to find a good manga with a fat woman lead, well you have Cousin, but in that one, the character is far from being fat, she's chubby and a little fleshy, and her character is more likable, the story is less depressing.

In our story:
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the protagonist starts weak and no matter that she decided to lose weight and actually did lose a lot, she still remained the same annoying weak woman, of course just because she became skinnier doesn't mean she have to become strong, what I mean is that after the 12th chapter, you would think somewhere she would do a little something different, "eh bien non", so I decided to give up. Indeed, she shows no sign of stopping to be a doormat to others, letting her colleagues and even her "so-called lover" treating her like a nasty piece of shit, because she was fat, and they keep treating her like garbage even after her weight-loss. She has no backbone, so far there is no character development for her, so when I saw that there were like 3 or 4 chapters left, I thought it didn't worth finishing it. I really thought, she would change just little by little, and of course I didn't expect her to fully become someone else, but "quand même", just a little something.
It is such a pity that when you have a manga with a big woman for a change, she is just shown as the worst protagonist ever or close, victimized as forbidden, bullied like an aloof pupil of junior 2ndary school who doesn't fit anywhere. There is a limit of how you can let people push you around, and just because you're unpopular doesn't justify the fact, and I really dislike when I see little evolution or progression, especially in this type of story.


She doesn't give me a single reason to feel sorry for her. I mean just because she's so insecure, she clings to her "man" (if he can be called like that, because he's more like a sex partner to me) like if he was some special prize, and she doesn't care about anybody except him. There's this woman colleague who tries to befriend her, and she also tell her that she should fight back her mean coworkers, all no to avail. So with that being said, it's kind of hard to empathize with someone who doesn't care for you concern.

It is interesting to have such a character, was what I thought when I decided to read this, but it failed somewhere.

The graphics really suits the story, the characters are drawn quite realistically to a certain extent, nobody is beautiful or close to. Concerning the background, it's really simple, there isn't much to say about it.
Overall, it is a pretty mature story, realistic to some extent, because it deals with serious matters such as bullying and eating disorders.

... Last updated on December 28th, 2011, 9:38pm
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Hrmmm   
Rating: N/A
by That2ndGuy
January 22nd, 2011, 8:03pm
Never had an eating disorder. Never could see the the... appeal in becoming somebody "fit," I guess. Don't care about those who have said disorders. Never the less, great series. And I'm a straight guy. O_o
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read this manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by pochacha.lo
August 15th, 2010, 3:15pm
i want to read this manga ç__ç pleaseeee
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