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Serinuma Kae is a chubby second-year high schooler and an avid fujoshi who secretly ships her classmates, Igarashi-kun and Nanashima-kun. The death of her favorite anime character causes her to become stressed and lose weight rapidly. Now that Serinuma has become an attractive girl to her classmates, her snarky kouhai Shinomiya-kun, and her senpai Mutsumi-senpai. How is she going to deal with them...with her constant BL-filled, fujoshi mind?!


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Associated Names
เมื่อสาววายกลายเป็นสาวฮอต (Thai)
Boys, Please Kiss Him Instead of Me
Küss ihn, nicht mich! (German)
Kiss Him, Not Me (JUNKO)
Pocałuj jego, kolego! (Polish)
Vad skulle du göra om jag blev populär? (Swedish)
Watashi ga Motete Dousunda
What will you do if I become popular ?

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Status in Country of Origin
11 Volumes (Ongoing)

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Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 8, Chap 29

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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (253 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.67 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 1st 2017, 1:23am PST



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Bessatsu Friend (Kodansha)

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Kodansha Comics (8 Volumes - Ongoing)

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It's quite enjoyable if you ask me   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by princess_bubblegum
December 16th, 2016, 5:31am
This manga is not for everyone and not everyone has the same taste
But I'm quite happy and amused whenever I read a new chapter of this manga.
Some may say that it was a bait for the fujoshi but why not??
The author understands the feelings and exact habit of a fujoshi and i find it interesting.

What I like really like about this manga is not about the BL subplot but the character developments.
Each of the characters had flaws of their own and I'm happy that they change for the better.
Kae the heroine is not your typical shoujo heroine, so don't impose your shoujo standards..
I quite like her to be honest.. Love is hard especially if your inexperienced and I quite get that as the same late bloomer as Kae...

This manga is great and there is never a dull moment...
I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

... Last updated on December 16th, 2016, 5:32am
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not very entertaining   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by maidenrose
November 27th, 2016, 1:30am
Well, first off this was nothing like i expected it to be. It was much, much worse. It's supposed to be a parody but there's no hint of that because all the typical as hell shoujo tropes are played straight. The plot is stereotypical in every sense (and reminiscent of this other one i encountered recently called Mairunovich)- even the female characters are absurd caricatures of high school girls. Besides disliking how the girls are represented, the art is just awful. Gangly, noodle-esque people with those ugly par-for-the-course face types that I assume are the very first things taught to an apprentice. Stuff that ideally, should be a springboard into developing a more personal, uniquer style. There's very little background art, and far too much space occupied by screentones. For something that was published in a magazine, the art should have been of higher quality. As a final note, I've only read 2 chapters thus far. I might begrudgingly read a few more and see if my mind's changed at all but I sincerely doubt it will.

... Last updated on November 27th, 2016, 1:33am
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A funny (and unpredictable) parody   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by firewolf19
July 14th, 2016, 9:54am
I think it's really important to go into this series knowing what you're gonna get:

This is a PARODY of reverse harem shoujos and pokes fun at lots of typical things you find in shoujo. The boys all (minus Mustumi) start off as shallow and superficial, but we gradually get to see them change bit by bit. I like to think that the author is making a point that you can't be in love with looks have to love who a person is on the inside as well. As the story progresses, you see these boys go from infatuation, to puppy love, and then start finally grasping what it might mean to actually love someone.

As another reviewer mentioned, I find the outcome of this series to be completely unpredictable. The heroine obviously has no clue what love feels like and just seems to want to continue having fun with everyone as a group. The only "men" she's ever fawned over have all been anime characters. Which actually I see as another commentary on indecisive shoujo heroines, especially in reverse harems. I always find those heroines annoying; those who can't seem to pinpoint exactly who makes their heart go "doki doki". But I think the author does it purposefully here to poke fun and say "Just because all these guys like her doesn't mean she's going to like them back (immediately)."

All that being said, the comedy in this series is great. There are a lot of hilarious fujoshi jokes that any fan of shonen-ai/yaoi will be sure to appreciate. Even if that's not your cup of tea, it's still a very enjoyable and hilarious read, as long as you don't expect it to be something it's not.
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Finally, a romance with an unpredictable ending.   
Rating: N/A
by spritle101
February 21st, 2016, 2:29am
I know who the most POPULAR guys are, but I sure as hell don;t know who she's going to end up with. Since it's by a yaoi mangaka & is making fun of harem series, she could end up with the lesbian & all the guys will get paired off with each other, or maybe it will have no romantic resolution at all. Honestly, I would be okay with that too. If she actually does pick one of the guys, it's not going to be blatantly obvious who it's going to be, like how it is in just about every reverse harem series I've ever read. Maybe it will take a realistic route & have all of the guys give up trying to get out of the friend zone & learn to just be satisfied being a group of friends & not trying to ruin the whole thing by being territorial, eventually finding their own special fish in the sea instead of hunting the same one.
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Cute and funny   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Poemi
December 13th, 2015, 10:18pm
A lot of funny otaku/fujoshi moments (even a little yuri), but slow-going with the relationships. It took a long time for the mangaka to show how each guy's feelings for Kae get deeper as they get to know her better, and how she gets to know them better. Every time some sort of typical shoujo manga mishap happens, it's reinforced that they are actually decent guys, not just chasing after a pretty face...anymore, at least. ;P
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I...I WANT it to be BL!!!   
Rating: N/A
by piranha
August 10th, 2015, 1:39pm
This is hilarious. I actually WANT it to be BL for real! Why does the author know the spirit of a fujoshi so well confused Why are all the characters (even the girls) so easily slashable? (Give us more kissing dammit!)

... Last updated on August 10th, 2015, 1:42pm
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A total comedy   
Rating: N/A
by RedxYami
July 22nd, 2015, 2:21am
After reading 27 chapters of this manga, I must say that I totally agree with what BlondieOtaku said. My opinion does not only come from reading this manga, but also most of Junko-sensei's work.
She's really capable of writing amazing stories, and she actually has wrote about bullying, the deepness of love, appearances and love at first sight because of them, so I can say with confidence that this is a very good COMEDY/PARODY OF SHOUJO MANGA. It makes me remember sometimes Horimiya, a shounen manga which main themes are love and appearances.
If you're up to a more serius story, this is definitively not for you. This is a really light story full of humor and maybe it will be easier to understand if you know lots of anime and the 'fujoshi culture' in Japan, because lets face it, the main audiences for this manga are japanese people and not foreigners and thats maybe a reason why is difficult to understand for some people.
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oh okay.. it's pretty nice, I guess?   
Rating: N/A
by juldino15
May 2nd, 2015, 3:49am
Pretty cute for a shoujo, I guess? Not the typical weak main protagonist but a pretty fujoshi. I'm not really sure. I can't get past chapter 3 (which is due to my impatient personality which I am very sorry for).
But besides her being an otaku. I really can't see anything else that is special or a reason to keep me from reading it. The art is really good, since it's a given as it is Junko after all. The guys are handsome, yes. but it's a really typical shojo with a pretty girl with a not really ideal personality.
I don't like her personality. She's too easygoing and annoying for me. She shouldn't really treat her boys like they aren't even pursuing her but mere fujoshi materials.
I was actually disappointed when I first read this, I had always been a fan of Junko's works. I like her better with
bl, after all.
Everything about it is actually light and warm. I'm pretty sure it's not bad. It's a good read for people who look for it. But I think it's not that exceptional, neither. Pretty normal.
Maybe when I finally have the guts to read this work, my view may change and I may have to edit this. who knows.
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A PARODY where men become less shallow over time.   
Rating: N/A
by LikaLaruku
March 3rd, 2015, 5:33pm
Look at all the negative comments. Know what they have in common? They're all written by people who read less than 5 chapters of the manga, all focusing on the fact that the hottest boys in Japanese highschools tend not to like BBWs. They focus solely on this one aspect, & obviously none of them read far enough to know she gains the weight back & the boys start to question how much looks really matter.

Let's talk double standards here, folks. The female lead specifically picked out the four hottest guys in school long before she noticed them. She picked them out so she could ship them, she never wanted to be the woman that came between them. If THEY gained weight before she got to know them, she most certainly would have lost interest in shipping them.

Secondly, these guys are complete tools, doormats, buttmonkeys. They let her walk all over them, they let her dress them up, they let her drag them to conventions to buy doujinshis for her, Nishima puts up with with her looking at his as a replacement for Shion, Shinomiya puts up with her making him dress in drag, they even perform fanservice to make her happy, even though it makes them uncomfortable. Sure, all of the boys except Mutsumi are shallow, hostile, & intimidating, but being around her starts to change them & make them question their outlook on life, love, & attraction.

It also has this amazing lesbian/bisexual (?) character who is a foil to the lot of them. Crossdressing, she's the hottest guy in the book, she has a lot in common with the heroine, she is strangely into BL, she's basically a God Mode Sue, but she has actual chemistry with the female lead & poses as a major threat to the boys to either shape up or ship out.

... Last updated on March 4th, 2015, 12:01am
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Absolute scum   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by lkyuri
February 10th, 2015, 1:15am
All but one of the love interests shamelessly started pursuing the protagonist just because she lost weight and became a beautiful girl. The same people who treated her badly before that. If these weren't shoujo/BL characters, they'd be the scum of the earth. But they are, so they're the scum of the earth who we're supposed to think are really handsome sensitive yet manly etc. and it makes them a hundredfold more unbearable. The only BL these characters should be in are hardcore rapes told from the seme's perspective.

@LikaLaruku: First, the difference between the protagonist's shallowness and the guys' shallowness is that she doesn't treat people she considers unattractive like shit. There is no double standard. Second, even if the story is about (in your own words) shallow, hostile tools learning a lesson, that doesn't make them any less of a bunch of tools. In fact, anyone could have guessed that they will become less shallow -- it's extremely predictable. The problem is whether they want to read about scums, whose true degree of wickedness is not acknowledged textually, being handheld and coddled through the process. Third, I would hope that the attractiveness of real life high school bullies doesn't make them any less accountable for their bullying than that of fictional bullies.

... Last updated on April 2nd, 2015, 11:28pm
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