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Minamoto-kun Monogatari  
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Minamoto-kun has a face pretty enough to make people think he's a girl. Because of his face, he was bullied by the girls in middle school who were jealous of his face. He developed a fear of women due to the trauma and he ended up attending a high school for boys. Just as he enters college and makes a promise to himself to overcome the trauma of his past, his father remarries and asks him to move out of the house. His father arranges him to live with his aunt (Minamoto-kun's father's younger sister) for the time being. She is an extremely beautiful woman who is also a non-tenured professor at his college. When he arrives at her apartment, she shows him her breasts and tells him that he will be her "guinea pig" in her reverse Hikari Genji project.


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Associated Names
قصة ميناموتو- كون
미나모토군 이야기
14 Wege der Versuchung
Minamoto-kun's Story

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6 Volumes (Ongoing)

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Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (825 votes)
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Shuukan Young Jump (Shueisha)

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God awful, DO NOT READ.   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Question2
March 16th, 2015, 11:14am
This is a god awful manga. It starts off with a MC who has a tragic past, but whatever character development is quickly shoved to the side as the author insists on using the most overused cliche in manga : the "guy is scared of physical contact with females, look at all these hot women who want to fuck him! Isn't it funnyconfused" cliche. Seriously, who does find this funny? 12 year olds?

To make things worse, the author has no idea how creepy she is making the women in this series seem (or she just doesn't care). The MC meets his aunt for the first time and straight away, she wants him to fuck 14 women for her "research". Let's stop and think about this for a moment. This is the MC's aunt, who is supposed to take care of him because his father remarried and decided it would be a great idea to kick his son out of the house. To make things worse, she is ALSO his professor. Double abuse of the guardian relationship.

So not only is sexually harrassing the MC bad enough, she then takes off her underwear right infont of him and invites him to touch her. AND she then invites his cousin over and tells him to fuck her. And later on, she introduces him to her friend, an adult who is a working professional, and tells him to fuck her too.

If you are still not seeing how creepy this is, imagine if the genders were reversed here. A college girl is forced to move to her uncle's place, and the first time they meet, he tells her to fuck 14 guys for his "research". He takes his underwear off right infront of her and invites her to touch him, and invites her cousin over and tells her to fuck him. And then he invites his friend, an adult working professional over, and tells her to fuck him too. And throughout this story, he keeps telling her to fuck this guy and that guy for his "research" while constantly undressing infront of her and inviting her to touch him.

Apparently, not creepy at all in Japan.

Not like the other women in this series are much better. The MC's cousin is an incredible jealous bitch who doesn't have the slightest clue what going on a date means AND shows zero willingness to learn. There's the aunt's pedo friend with the daddy fetish who strings men along yet is willing to fuck the MC, who is the guy who resembles her father the least. There's the girl who is supposedly scared of guys, yet is perfectly fine with fucking the MC in less than 3 dates (and then she dumps him right after because she was only using him to lose her virginity). Then the ex-bully who deliberately seeks out affairs with married men and tries to bribe the MC with sex, and she thinks her value as a person is directly related to how many guys she can fuck.

Oh and the aunt wants the MC to fuck a girl who is literally less than 10 years old. But it's totally okay because it's for her "research"!

The funniest thing is the author makes a huge deal out of how peverted the cousin's erotic novel writing friend is, but she's actually the most normal and least annoying girl in this cast. She is pretty straight forward, upfront about what turns her on and can talk normally to guys without doing a good bipolar imitation of swinging from "blushing maiden" to "raging bitch". She's even capable of asking the MC for advice on her novels which 99% of girls IRL would never dream of doing.

The sad thing is that despite having a cast full of dysfunctional characters and a sexually abusive incestous aunt...the story's focus is NOT on how screwed up the cast is. No, the story's focus is on "look guys! the MC has this really hot aunt who wants to fuck him! Isn't that awesomeconfused" and the aunt trying to get him to fuck another dysfunctional girl who the MC shouldn't be dating in the first place, because they are crazy and not the good kind of crazy.

It's like the author is just blatant trying to pander to 12 years old who think "omg!!! free sex!!!" all the time.

The punchline? This series is supposed to be seinen.
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9 page manga....on top of that slice of life   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by ajaykumaryadav
October 13th, 2014, 7:00am
Wtf....considering 9 pages only shouldn't plot should progress faster......
Mangakar is extremely greedy/
On top of that this manga is slice of life at least make it 15-20 pages to gasp plot and understanding///
Anyway if u can endure a long time for just 8-9 pages this manga for u.....
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Come for the harem, stay for the indepth analysis   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Laclongquan
October 23rd, 2013, 12:48am
It's a strangely enticing manga.

The obvious good points are obvious: gorgeous heroines with pretty distinct personality and background. The hero is not too rage-inducing like your usual MC of a gal game.

But the psychology analysis is pretty exciting, and the situations.

All in all, a good one.
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waiting for a long time just for 9 pages!   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by otakulalaland
August 19th, 2013, 12:31am
This manga at first looked interesting and I gave it a shot. The 9 pages for each chapter didn't annoy me at first but after a while it took forever to update and all you get is 9 pages of it either being good or bad. With those 9 pages it makes things more longer and more boring that you just want to give up on this manga after awhile.
Did a full review on it check it out
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genji monogatari   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by CrossRyuu
May 1st, 2013, 12:46am
this is based on the story genji monogatari a famous story in japan its like the romeo and juliet version of japan forbidden love harem style
if you read genji monogatari you will understand why the story is slow this manga is pretty good and is really like genji monogatari
its a good way of telling the story genji monogatari how genji got 14 lovers (thers more but only 14 are official but if i count them all its gonna be like 25 maybe more) you better read genji monogatari first before you read this then judge it as its sucks, what the hell, its too slow, and its crappy but the part where the MC is always asking for his aunts help is lame since the MC of where this is based is super good looking intelligent and charming

for those who are annoyed always for it being updated irregularly you should learn how to read kanji and read it raw it is being updated weekly in japan but not translated cause of the translators but dont blame the translators cause they are just translating it for fun and are not being paid so dont go sayin "its so annoying its only nine pages and its not updated regularly" just informing the people who doesnt know especially the the comment on top of me^ and even made a review about it rofl

... Last updated on September 12th, 2013, 7:20pm
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What a retarded MC   
Rating: N/A
by Lightning Hiro
December 16th, 2012, 9:40am
He doesn't have any qualities to achieve a harem.

Most harems I read, the guy either has charisma or kindness.

In this case, he has his aunt. He has no depth, all he wants to do is hump. He has no growing feelings for any of the girls. Even with his aunt telling him the correct way, he follows his libido. Who freaking wants the girl that tortured you his? Please, I can't see this guy conquering anyone, all he does is think in his pants. Honestly...the guy is too damn girly, personality-wise and looks.
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Agree with the last 2 comments   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by nail80
October 29th, 2012, 5:12am
The best way to describe this train wreck is: cock tease.
Nothing more, nothing less.
So far you have 53 tiny chapters with the most boring ridiculous plotline and shallow and underdeveloped characters. The premise is ridiculous to say the least, an aunt conspiring to make her nephew sleep with 13 other women at all costs for the sake of reennacting a story. As a writer myself i know that it is almost impossible to achieve this feat, most of all considering the time periods.
That a scholar such as the aunt still tries, treating all as guinea pigs with complete disregard for their own feelings and completely forgetting that in the end she is going to make all these people miserable is also scary. She stops at nothing and even let's him use her own body for these experiments.
Minamoto, the title character is weak willed and has no personality whatsoever. He has the most dreadful backstory and is only characterized for his tremendous lust and imaturity regarding women and life in general. While having sex drive is nothing to be ashamed of i find it perplexing how he meets and tries to have sex with different women without even giving a seconds thought about the ones he met in the past.
These people act nothing like people.
With such a weak cast and almost devoid of any sort of development i can't help but to wonder if this is just some mindless erotica in disguise.
What i am saying? Of course it is!
There is no comedy and there is no romance, at least not yet, and i don't think ever will, especially considering the direction the manga is taking.
And yet it still goes on, teasing on every chapter that something might happen in the sexual life of this poor idiot who is portrayed like a hero.
The only good thing i can say about this manga is that it has some nice art. But how much does that say about a manga with already 53 chapters?
Judge it by yourself, but i won't recommend this one.
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shameless, with nobody to like.   
Rating: N/A
by Ashoka
September 28th, 2012, 7:08pm
The basic premise is that a renowned professor, whose specialty is the story of Hikaru Genji, forces her nephew to reenact the folk tale. If he doesn't comply, he can feel free to move out. She's basically black mailing him, controlling his sex life so she can understand a story better. She is one of the most manipulative, selfish kind character to be written.
The premise is dumb. It sounds so ridiculous that it might work as a cringe comedy, but it plays everything straight, inhuman melodrama and everything. How does reenacting further your understanding? How can you be sure that it was like in the story, how do you know that the story was close to reality in any way, how do you know it was not just a metaphor? How can that woman think her little reenactment would simulate the same emotional states of the characters in the story? She she plans to make Minamoto seduce various girls, among them her niece and his cousin, everything is planned with precision, everything is manipulated, subtly undermining the girls' intentions, exploiting their emotional weaknesses. Minamoto strings along with it, cause he wants to get laid (and needs a place to stay since he can't live with his father anymore), and he doesn't give a second thought about what the girls want, just what he might need to do to get in their pants. Which would be okay if the series was aware of atrocious his actions are, but instead it portrays him (and the aunt) in a rather positive light.
Apart from the boldness of the goal (sleeping with 13 women) and the actual effort exerted to achieve this goal (read: it's pretty intense ecchi), there is nothing much to this manga but a large amount of cock teasing, which apparently helps to get readers hooked for a long time
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
It takes 47 chapters, if you must know

I find this series morally atrocious, full of selfish characters and ham-handed attempts at drama, using elements and interpretation of the tale of Hikaru Genji (which by the way ends up with the main character being unhappily wed, his wife getting raped at one point and ultimately becoming a monk, so that's a rather grim outlook).
To Love Ru is more enjoable than this, at least it can get laugh out loud funny at times.
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Gets boring   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by dannyboy95
August 19th, 2012, 3:21am
The only thing that sets Minamoto-kun Monogatari from other manga is the main character's conspicuous sexual desire. Given that he is so lewd, one would expect more events to happen. This is most certainly not the case. Each weekly chapter is only 9 pages long, and so the flow of the plot gets severed very quickly. The whole manga is like a series of premature ejaculations. Trying to follow the latest chapter is simply unsatisfying.

Another thing that sucks about this manga is that the characters are shallow. An appealing aspect of harem manga is that the girl characters are extremely lovable. Once you pick a favorite character, you start rooting for her and hope that the main character ends up with her.
In this manga, there are no lovable characters. The aunt is a psychotic lady who wants her own nephew to get laid, and has a shallow reason for wanting to do so. The cousin is a failure of a tsundere and much like the aunt, is shallow. The only likable character is the main character's best friend, who provides some humor. The main character, despite his horniness, is still a failure. Having a main character with guts would be the only thing that would truly separate Minamoto-kun Monogatari from other harem mangas, but even this is not executed properly.

Minamoto-kun Monogatari is a half-assed attempt at a combination of harem manga and hentai. It doesn't provide romance as harem mangas such as Ichigo 100% would, and definitely does not provide the sexual arousal hentai manga provides. If you ask me, it's better to read the two extremes rather than trying to get both aspects by reading a lousy combination.

... Last updated on August 19th, 2012, 3:26am
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Wait sucks   
Rating: N/A
by BloodRiverTM
June 10th, 2012, 7:24am
Man I'm loving reading this but i almost followed this manga from the very beginning and it's pretty interesting but one thing that is constantly breaking my head is that this manga is probably gonna be axed because the it almost doesn't advance on the chapters(8 pages almost every time) and the story is about a guy getting 14 girls but until the chapter i read he didn't have is first yet, but of course im imploting that it doesn't go axed.
So for me i think i am going to until this is more advanced.
But if you are people that like ecchi,comedy and romance and have a little of a good time i would recommend it to read.

... Last updated on August 2nd, 2012, 10:13am
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