Username/Email: Password:
Manga Info
Shibou to Iu Na no Fuku o Kite  
Login to add items to your list, keep track of your progress, and rate series!
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' it what she really wished for?


Related Series

Associated Names
In Clothes Called Fat
In the Clothes Named Fat
Shibou to Iu na no Fuku wo Kite

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.15 (end) by JShoujo Scans over 9 years ago
v.1 c.14 by JShoujo Scans over 9 years ago
v.1 c.13 by JShoujo Scans over 9 years ago
Search for all releases of this series

in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 7.1 / 10.0 (143 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7 / 10.0

Last Updated
August 9th 2020, 10:43pm PST



Category Recommendations





Original Publisher

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

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Vertical (1 Volume - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #596 increased(+143)
Monthly Pos #1589 increased(+144)
3 Month Pos #2864 increased(+88)
6 Month Pos #3322 increased(+739)
Year Pos #5231 decreased(-101)

List Stats
On 167 reading lists
On 264 wish lists
On 425 completed lists
On 9 unfinished lists
On 155 custom lists

Note: You must be logged in to update information on this page.

No topics currently in the forum, view the forum or add a new topic now.

tickmark preload xmark preload xmark preload
User Comments  [ Order by usefulness ]
You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.
Hard pass.  
by Zahr P.
December 26th, 2019, 5:16pm
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
I get it, it was meant to highlight how food anxiety in 1990s but character wise just like what other have said: it's worst, dreadfully unrealistic and dry. It was always either bad or good ones, no in between. Pathetic. If anything, the dietitian and her lover was the closest real thing I could tolerate.

I was here to understand 1990s manga aesthetic simply because the poster whose strong colors got me into clicking it in first place, knowing the premise which isn't my cup of tea. But this whole ridiculous thing kept distracting me and left me nothing to be impressed.

I don't get why the hell does this manga have this much good ratings from 5-10, I guess they really did have interest in weaklings and sad "realistic" stuff to cry for.

... Last updated on December 26th, 2019, 5:36pm
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
This tastes very bad for the wrong reasons  
by residentgrigo
May 4th, 2015, 9:04am
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
I read this one after seeing a glowing ANN review and well i agree with yuno19 100% as this manga is a mess from top to bottom. The author has no idea how weighing or loss works at all and the tale s about cruel people only being cruel to each other for no reason and the eating disorder subplot couldn´t have been handled worse because all the protagonist were sick in the head. Why do the hang around each other or do the things they do i don´t know but good drama this is not. The ending was predictable and nonsensical and what is left is a bad aftertaste and very creepy sex scenes i now must forget. Read Bara no Tame ni (8/10) or Cousin (8/10) to get a manga about an actual eating disorder and i can´t recommend the author overall ether as she may have a few fine art tricks in her pocket but little writing talent to back them up.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
page turner  
by myyinfatuation
October 15th, 2013, 10:48am
Rating: N/A
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
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
by shadowwalker
September 2nd, 2012, 12:03pm
Rating: N/A
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.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
by yuno19
July 29th, 2012, 3:28pm
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
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.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
This one had me in tears!  
by MangomyTango
April 29th, 2012, 8:13pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
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) was that sad D:
Darn it...
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
by whitespade
February 5th, 2012, 6:06pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
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.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
by mimi639
January 29th, 2012, 10:08pm
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
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!
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
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..
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
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
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
really good  
by sarah-eats-cupcakes
January 27th, 2012, 8:09am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
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.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Serious dark story, not for everyone  
by xeucet
December 28th, 2011, 9:33pm
Rating: N/A
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:
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
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
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Pages (2) [ 1 2 ]
 per page 
You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.