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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 good looks. He developed a fear of women due to the trauma, and for that reason chose to attend 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 for 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
История Минамото-куна
قصة ميناموتو
미나모토군 이야기
Love Instruction - How to become a seductor
Minamoto-kun's Story

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Latest Release(s)
c.231 by Mangazuki (4d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Rating
Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (927 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.57 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 13th 2018, 10:17pm PST



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Shuukan Young Jump (Shueisha)

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What does it mean by "reverse" [minor spoilers] 33 days, 1 hours, 44 minutes ago
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Wow these chapters are short...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by drunkguy
October 29th, 2011, 10:40pm
The male lead is pretty weak, there's lots of incest jokes and this is the type of story to string you along from chapter to chapter so cliffhangers are likely to be the norm.

That said, the art is top notch and the premise is uniquely messed up which is a rare accomplishment in a harem manga. You just don't find a character as messed up as the protagonist's aunt outside of hentai that often. Just beware that down the road, this series is designed to leave you with a nasty itching feeling of wanting more every time you read a new chapter.

Normally, I'd give a rating to a series after reading five chapters but in this case most of the chapters are less than ten pages each. Whenever I read a new chapter it feels like I'm missing half the release.
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Unique, interesting premise.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Meirus
December 5th, 2011, 4:12pm
Somewhat of a strange manga. The concept is interesting enough, a guy trying to recreate the Genji Monogatari in modern day. Sets up the ecchiness of the manga well, at least potentially. Though, it has its drawbacks. Each chapter so far is much too short and the plot moves rather slowly. I expect it to pick up however, it's growing in popularity quickly.
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This is a story about the main character getting dumped by 14 girls   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by moredrowsy
September 8th, 2015, 9:23pm
If you read the title of my review and like this concept, you'll be in for a good ride.

Here's the good points:
1. The erotic build up is great because it's done slowly with a lot of teasing.
2. The girls and the art are sexy as hell. The aunt is hot as fck.

Here's the bad parts:
1. If you read the original Tales of Genji, you'll know that the main character has the bad end for all 14 girls.
2. Male mc gets too easily flustered at the most simplistic erosticm. See some girl's cleavage? Face gets flushed and almost faints. See some butt curves? Gets flushed and almost faints. See some bra outline? Gets flushed again and almost faints. Sees a girl? Can't think of anything but sex. Goes on a date? He just day dreams about sex again. At some point in the story, after fucking 4-5 girls, the MC still hasn't changed from his pathetic personality. It'll be nice if there's some developments...

If read as a hentai, it's pretty great! If considered as a normal manga, it's pretty disappointing.

The only thing I'm hoping for in this series is if he will man up his courage to bone his aunt. LOL

... Last updated on September 8th, 2015, 10:06pm
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31 chapters in less than 2 hours easy...   
Rating: N/A
by jjkyxr
May 13th, 2012, 11:35pm
wow, what an addicting plot with an interesting mature ecchi story for us immaturish guys. already 31 chapters in and i can tell this author knows how to pace a story quite well, regardless how slow it is. also she seems like she knows what shes doing with the plot so i'm pretty confident it will not spiral downward out of control.

the only (big) problem is that each chapter is like 10ish pages long which essentially turns them into what can best be described as bite sized candies where you'll never have enough in the end to satisfy your hunger.

i don't know about the rest of you but my typical prescription to this problem is to wait. wait as long as i can until this series completes, i lose interest in manga, or i give into temptation and start reading it again unfinished and then get depressed for having to wait for more releases.
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Mixed feelings   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by bronx819
March 13th, 2016, 2:08am
Overall I like the manga, if it was an actual H series this would be my top favorite of all time. Naturally its weird to talk so highly of anything because its sexy, hence the mixed feelings. The MC is the usual annoying wuss, but he gets better as the story goes on. He still gets flustered at the slightest provocation but that's how most Japanese people are.

As for the characters, so far I like em all for different reasons. My current favorite is the most recent girl cause of reasons. I haven't read Tale of Genji so I don't know how closely Minamoto-kun Monogatari follows it, but it feels like it's in for the long run, IE he gets dumped by most of the girls but it feels like they'll come around and eventually form his harem. If it DOES get a legitimate harem end then this will be my top favorite manga
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they say beauty is on beholder's eye   
Rating: N/A
by yuno19
November 23rd, 2011, 9:11am
as it seems people here either being captivated or disgusted by this. in my eye, this piece is not entirely bad, but not special either. true that the characters design need a lot of work, but the idea put under the plot is challenging enough. say its old or overused, but challenging ancients is still challenging. up until now, the manga still has potential to has fascinating development.

update: the most recent chapter really realize its potential. it shakes! I'm surprised! sudden character development make me very excited. I'm glad I decided to catch up 10 or so chapters tonight. biggrin

(rating will go up but oh, i haven't rate it yet. LoL)

... Last updated on February 12th, 2012, 9:16am
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loving it   
Rating: N/A
by smarts
October 31st, 2011, 3:58am
Already this manga has got me biggrin i love the story flow only complaint is the short chapters but if the story keeps progession as it is then i dont mind just hope the release keep being fast and consistent
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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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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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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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