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Ore Monogatari!!  
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Gouda Takeo is a freshman in high school. Both estimates: Weight: 120kg, Height: 2 meters. He spends his days peacefully with his super-popular-with-girls, yet insensitive childhood friend, Sunagawa. One morning, on the train to school, Takeo saves a girl, Yamato, from being molested by a pervert. Could this be the beginning of spring for Takeo?

Note: Won the award for Best Shōjo Manga at the 37th Kodansha Manga Awards and was nominated for the 6th Manga Taishō in 2013. Was also nominated for the 18th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize "Reader Award" in 2014.


Related Series
Ore Koi!! (Side Story)
Ore Ride!! (Side Story)

Associated Names
Mon histoire
My Love Story!!
My Story!!

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.10 by /a/nonymous (242d ago)
c.8-9 by /a/nonymous (253d ago)
v.3 c.7 by /a/nonymous (416d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
8 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1

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User Rating
Average: 9 / 10.0 (276 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.75 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 23rd 2015, 9:13pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Betsuma (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (4 volumes - ongoing)

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A Hateful Manga   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by yamaken-dono
April 27th, 2015, 3:56pm
I completely agree with Textualpoacher. I haven't read a manga that hates its own demographic more than Ore Monogatari. Each arc is another of the innumerable dos and don'ts Yamato must strictly adhere to or be vilified like her friends, or Suna's sister, or all those faceless girls who like Suna – in other words, the real demographic who have real emotions and are affected by petty things like social conventions. Not to mention, many of which conventions are straw man, because as Textualpoacher said, girls' appearances are judged much more harshly. What results is a puritanical denunciation of everything a typical girl actually wants.

Here's the thing, I sympathize with the desire to root for Yamato to pass the tests lest she be labeled the s-word – not so much the self-righteous nods of approval from the “never-read-another-shoujo-in-my-life” crowd though. I also recognize and appreciate the places where the manga flirts with slightly more positive and helpful depictions of girls, like when Yamato lifts the steel beam. Ultimately though, I'm not impressed that it is compelling for the wrong reasons, and a bit of special treatment for Yamato does not begin to balance out the hate directed at every other female character.

As a final note, the mangaka carries a hammer and uses it indiscriminately. That is, the narration likes to tell you exactly what you're supposed to take away from an event before showing it in the most awkward, transparent, and repetitive manner possible. Seriously, most of the time the takeaway is “Suna is more popular with girls than me wah wah,” cue girls A, B, C, D, E, F etc. saying – in one case no less than 12 times in 2 pages – that one is handsome while the other is ugly. Not to mention, almost every single arc I've read boils down to the what must Yamato prove this time? shtick, and it gets old real fast.
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Least compelling and least necessary story to tell in the world   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Textualpoacher
April 24th, 2015, 1:37am
Ugh, I have two huge problems with this series.

1, It's a fact, okay, that it's women, not men, who are overwhelmingly affected by body image issues. I am not interested in a body issue manga about a guy. A body issue manga about a guy is probably the least compelling and least necessary story to tell in the world. And Takeo doesn't even look ugly. He looks "manly" for whatever that's worth and he doesn't have a girlfriend despite being such a nice guy? Allow me to fetch the smallest violin.

2, This is basically a shoujo series that's acceptable to guys, and I can't tell you how much I care about being acceptable to guys. The manga doesn't speak at all to female desires and experiences and in doing so doesn't challenge men at all. It's not that a shoujo manga has to do that, it's that a manga, period, can't just engage in all of these very gendered tropes without having at least considered the female perspective.

The sensibilities of it all are so incredibly male. Making Takeo "manly" is just opening a can of worms about what "manly" means and frankly, I think the question is worthless in the first place. The manga seems to be making a case for "manly" as a blend of the traditional whole nine yards of muscles and clumsy bluster, sprinkled with the occasional heroics and being kind, which is the sort of thoroughly unexciting, conventional thinking that I roll my eyes at. The girl what's-her-name is being tested by the story at every step: does she fall the the handsome friend instead?--even though she has every right to--and watching her try to pass becomes the tension of the story. Takeo doesn't expect her to date him just because he saved her, but the story does. If she falls for the friend, she fails, and becomes just another one of the flaky background girls who the friend what's-his-name constantly dismisses. Note how the friend approves of her, which signals to us that she's not one of those other girls. See, this one is special because a guy approved of her.

And saving the girl from a groper on a train? How original and not condescending.

And then she bakes them pastries. What a good little wife.

Ugh, you can always tell which perspective the story is from by who is being tested and what fantasy is being fulfilled. The guy can be ugly and blustering. The girl has to be pretty and a good cook. The guy makes badly observed assumptions. The girl has to recognize the hidden depth in the guy.

Look, it's nice that you guys like the manga, but it's utterly BS that you think this is better than the "typical shoujo" fare because it just means that you don't read shoujo at all. It's absolutely depressing when I see stuff like "I was skeptical as always being a guy and it being a shoujo manga" and "Looking for palatable shoujo?" (UGH) because it just means you went looking for shoujo so watered down and sterilized that your world views are not challenged and that you are not made to sympathize with--God forbid--a teenage girl. You looked for shoujo that's not about girls at all and that's what you found so congratulations, I guess.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by philip72
December 28th, 2014, 9:38pm
Looking for palatable shoujo? Want to broaden your reading horizons but generally find shoujo trite and ethically repellent?
Well look no further than Ore Monogatari!! It's sweet, side-splittingly funny, and clever. A true gem.
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Hysterical and filled with heart   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
December 2nd, 2014, 1:32pm
Kazune previous manga are nothing special but this one is a HIT on all fronts. Everything works.
The art is beautiful and has impeccable comedic timing. I actually smiled while reading and that is rare.
The characters are all lovable and the romance is just too cute. Best of all it realy goes somewhere and there is even (back)story and character development for all. Even the drama feals heartfelt. All the praise is very well deserved and i am looking forward to the deserved anime adaptation and more volumes. What a find !
Go on the read the similar and even better Angel Densetsu 10/10 if you aren´t familiar with it.

... Last updated on December 2nd, 2014, 1:33pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Faukner
November 8th, 2014, 1:24pm
This is a great manga. I was skeptical as always being a guy and it being a shoujo manga. I've given a lot of high rated shoujo manga a chance before and it has not ended well(except for Gokusen and even that is a josei) but boy am I glad I started this one.

The main characters are all great. The humor is awesome especially the facial expressions of Takeo which leave me laughing so hard most of the time that I get a stomach ache. The story is simple yet still fulfilling. The plot is going on at a slow pace to be fair but it never seems like it.

All in all a great read but its a shame that the scanlators don't seem to have translated anything in quite some time. But its recently been announced that an anime adaptation is in the works so either I'll watch that or the manga might start getting translated again. Who knows? Anyway highly recommended for everyone out there.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by NightAir
June 12th, 2014, 8:05am
Takeo is the best character in the world. Bara buff guy you normally wouldn't see as a love interest and his relationship with his girlfriend and his best friend who normally all the girls fall after. Super cute and wins my love forever!
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Cutest Shoujo!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Sogno
December 27th, 2013, 1:38pm
This is probably the cutest shoujo manga I've read! There's no real plot or character development, but the main character is so far from the typical male lead. The best thing in my opinion isn't even the romance, however, it is the friendship between the two guys. It's the truest form of "broship" I've seen in shoujo.

Really cute and sweet, almost no serious drama, and funny, Ore Monogatari!! is a nice little gem amongst a heap of rocks.

... Last updated on June 21st, 2014, 6:56pm
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Now I wish Takeo would end up with his bestfriend's older sister   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by princess_bubblegum
November 14th, 2013, 11:05am
It really is a great mystery for me on why their not in a relationship until now despite the older sister's love interest for Takeo.
Takeo may look like a gorilla but he has his own charms.
I like how he can be kind even if others misjudged and hurt him.
I also like the bond between him and his bestfriend.

... Last updated on November 14th, 2013, 11:07am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by akurashy
October 12th, 2013, 5:29pm
It feels so bad that there aren't many chapters available ;_; this manga is so darn sweet.

I think what attracted me to this one is the unusual MC, he ain't no prince that's for sure. I think, most of us in real life have once been in Takeo's position.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
It's very, VERY hard to not root for Suna's sister, we know she cares deeply about Takeo, but she has never confessed to him which makes me wonder why. She had the upperhand for years

That said, we need moar!
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rly good   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by CrossRyuu
September 2nd, 2013, 5:53am
i dont really read shoujo manga since everything looks the same for me but this is kinda unique it has a male protagonist and whats more is he isnt that good looking he looks like the big guy from slam dunk
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