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Ore wa Warukunai  
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University student Toshiaki Kaji is in the middle of a delayed phase of rebellion towards the world. Determined to live an exciting and eventful adult life, he is intent on defying all the rules. And after meeting a strange group of people at the school cafeteria, his life is anything but boring. In fact, it is becoming gayer!


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Associated Names
Don't Blame Me

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.1-5 by Obsession over 11 years ago
v.2 c.1-5(end) by Obsession over 11 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)
1 Bunko Volume

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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (245 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.18 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 20th 2016, 12:44am PST



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Original Publisher
Houbunsha (2000, 2015 extra edition)

Serialized In (magazine)
Hanaoto (Houbunsha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Juné (2 Volumes - Complete/Print)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #716 increased(+109)
Monthly Pos #1688 decreased(-3)
3 Month Pos #3074 increased(+443)
6 Month Pos #3527 increased(+1105)
Year Pos #5430 increased(+828)

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On 97 reading lists
On 149 wish lists
On 884 completed lists
On 12 unfinished lists
On 207 custom lists

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Yamada Yugi is amazing.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sofistree
September 23rd, 2016, 2:29pm
Yamada Yugi has never written anything I haven't loved, I'm pretty sure. Even if I'm determined not to adore it (I fail every single time). This is no different. Her story and art are just so lovely. It's like watching an indie movie (a really good one - not a soap opera filmed on a potato).

It's pretty old (apparently they didn't have voice and image recorders when this came out? I didn't know that was a thing...), but it's still awesome.

The main couple was great, and I loved the straight couple, too! They were all great characters!

The side story at the end was a little brief. It seemed fairly cute, though...

... Last updated on September 23rd, 2016, 4:08pm
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Very good!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Namiya
September 27th, 2012, 10:18am
If you read the first few pages getting bored thinking "so where's the yaoi, there's only a little kid and an old guy!" keep on reading!!!
Also, if you happen to dislike her art, still read her works!
It's so worth reading Yamada Yugi's works!!! She is one of those yaoi artists who have great talent conveying realistic, good, interesting plots that have everything a fan could hope for!
This is funny, dramatic, interesting, everything!
I love how the story builds up and the whole manga is just one big flashback! The storytelling here is absolutely flawless!

This is definitely worth reading! Especially if you are looking for something with substance and not just plot-less porn, this will capture you, make you laugh out loud and feel with the characters!
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I thought Chiisana Glass no Sora was great but...   
Rating: N/A
by Tsuppi
May 29th, 2012, 9:26pm
Ore wa Warukunai (published as Don't Blame Me in English, by Juné IIRC) is the best of Yamada Yugi's work that I have read so far. I was introduced to Yamada-sensei while browsing through one stall's manga section at an anime con--I was intensely curious for the first time about Boys' Love--and one of the staff told me how accessible this book was, how it was about a film club, and so on and so forth. At first it didn't seem too interesting, like it would focus a lot on film-otaku banter and maybe some BL here and there.

Boy was I wrong.

This is a beautiful manga about growing up & thinking differently about friendship and love. It is a series that, even though it has only two volumes, should not be taken lightly--at all. That said, throughout there's still a wonderful humour, slapstick at times (Jun!) and subtle on the other (fighting in the school hallway, argh). You can have fun reading this. You should, because it's obvious that much love went into each page of this manga--it is easy to fall in love with the depth and the clarity of this world of filmmaking, college, part-time work, and failed sexual overtures.

These various threads of the plot are all given their own weight and presence, so that no one detracts from the other. Like one reviewer already mentioned, there are depictions of different types of relationships--queer or not--and each satisfies. Yamada here is amazingly able as a storyteller, flashing back, flashing forward, and switching lenses, keeping the suspense, all while introducing each character properly so you can really remember their name crystal clear! Plus, there are references to movie tropes, to gay-love-fandom-in-general (in the form of Miki), and even to the pettiness of the 'norm' of our homophobic, rich bourgeoisie.

And as for the sex? When the rest of the story is so very well-balanced, well-told, and well-drawn, the steamy parts get even more engrossing.

If you're thinking about it, just pick this manga up as soon as possible and see for yourself!!
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Finally something NEW!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by meniel
October 24th, 2011, 12:10pm
Are you fed up with banal yaoi manga (sex → problem → sex → problem solved & sex → happy ending)? Then you might have found the yaoi for you! I at least did. Ore wa warukunai is a funny, cheerful and pleasant manga. It deals with more than just two characters, although not so many that you won't remember them. They're all well developed and they got me carried away with their stories, their problems and their eccentric everyday lives. Their stories aren't narrated separately, but form a flow that carries the plot forward. Yamada-sensei was able to perfectly mix them together, creating a sense of continuity. This was something I really appreciated. I was also very happy to read a manga focused on a cinema club, which was a new and kind of unexpected background. Successfull comic gags, nice art and original details were a nice add. Definitely a must read, both among Yamada-sensei's works and yaoi manga in general.

... Last updated on July 2nd, 2017, 2:24pm
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OMG this has all Yamada Yugi's good stuff   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lozzenator
November 16th, 2008, 4:47am
I loved it and enjoyed it soooo much- it made me laugh out loud so many times. I love that it's not your usual Yaoi- I love that the story takes you through several stages in the characters' lives as they chase their dreams. Fantastic.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sallyen
June 27th, 2008, 2:28pm
This is one of my faves. I've re-read it a thousand times and it never seems to bore me. It's just a really really great story :}

It's not the typical yaoi. Very realistic. I wasn't really expecting anything when I dl'ed it, but it surprised me big time.
-Definitely something I would buy for my manga collection smile
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Really enjoyed this...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by VampireBanana
May 7th, 2008, 10:35am
Regarding the main story: I particularly enjoyed the way Yamada Yugi blended in the scenes and story from 2 different time periods, thus making it seem like a movie. In other words, it was like viewing a movie about a movie except the former had been recorded on paper. The characters were rather interesting and the scenes were tight.

About the side story: it was kinda sweet, cute and funny. Not too shoddy for ending a manga. smile

... Last updated on May 7th, 2008, 10:41am
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Rating: N/A
by Equilibrium
March 1st, 2008, 5:00pm
Yamada-sensei's works are always so amazingly great. Her plots aren't cliche and the characters in this one and in every work that she does shows exactly how they feel. This one is very heart gripping! I love the main pair <3
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by buu
October 23rd, 2007, 8:15pm
Really, really great. If you haven't read this, well I'm afraid you are missing out. It's a refreshing new take on queer relationships, from the prostituting male who stars in porn videos, to a shy boy in denial, these characters really make this manga stand out from all those other predictable yaoi titles out there.
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Ore wa Warukunai   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by angelkurisutin
August 22nd, 2007, 6:59pm
I absolutely loved this manga to death! It's flow, storyline, and characters were excellent, and my heart was completely attached to Nakamura the entire time (He was SO CUTE!). The relationship actually developed instead of a typical sex-then-love type yaoi. It was just too adorable! This has definately become one of my favorites. It's amazing. ^_^

... Last updated on June 7th, 2008, 8:31am
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