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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.
Won the 61st Shogakukan Manga Award for Shoujo.


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

Associated Names
Mano meilės istorija
Mi historia de amor
Mon histoire
My Love Story!!
My Story!!

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Latest Release(s)
v.5 c.19 by Timeless scans about 1 year ago
v.5 c.18 by Timeless scans over 2 years ago
v.5 c.17 by Timeless scans over 2 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol.10 Chap 35

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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (385 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.62 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 30th 2017, 11:55am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Bessatsu Margaret (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (13 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
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Monthly Pos #469 increased(+32)
3 Month Pos #526 decreased(-68)
6 Month Pos #456 decreased(-27)
Year Pos #424 decreased(-34)

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On 850 wish lists
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Ore Monogatari!!" is Approaching Climax over 2 years ago
Ore Monogatari!! Gets Live-Action Film over 2 years ago
Best shoujo over 2 years ago
Ore Monogatari gets anime! over 3 years ago

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This is an Excellent Series. I'm Disappointed in the Shoujo Fanatics Here.   
Rating: N/A
by lemonpuff
May 1st, 2015, 11:51pm
First thing I'm going to say is to take the opportunity to read the first couple chapters of this series or even watch the first episode of the anime that's currently airing. Make the judgement for yourself to see whether the series is a great light-hearted comedy or a huge male-chauvinistic piece of work. These comments contain some SPOILERS so read at your own discretion.

I will state that yes this is a guy's opinion, but more importantly, a manga lover's opinion. Some of my favorite series include Hana Yori Dango, Sailor Moon, Kimi ni Todoke, and 14-sai no Koi.

I couldn't believe my eyes when I read Textualpoacher and yamaken-dono's review of the series. While I understand that they're entitled to their own opinions, it seems like their disapproving comments are more about how Ore Monogatari is a terrible shoujo series rather than evaluating the work for itself. Their statements imply that no girls would be interested in getting into this because the females are portrayed as characters that care too much about looks and are "subservient". This is a blatant exaggeration, and the only reason I would agree with not recommending this series is if you're expecting the primary character to be a girl, in which case you'll probably be disappointed as the narrative follows Takeo, a kind, gorilla-like man.

Let me comment on some of their arguments.

1) [The women in the series don't like Takeo because he's an ugly dude. That's sexist and boo-hoo for Takeo, no reader should care]. It's true most of the females don't like Takeo because of his looks, and you know what, if I were in their shoes I would do the same. Takeo simply doesn't make the best first impression while Suna (the good looking friend) does. HOWEVER, the series clearly shows that the females that spend more time with Takeo begin to accept and be friends with him. Heck, he has multiple girls that like him! I feel that this is pretty realistic, and if you look at the supporting male characters in the series, they all are idiots that take every opportunity to fawn over cute girls, but hey this stereotype/trope isn't a problem. Additionally, Takeo is a great guy that NEVER ONCE complains about being ugly. He accepts that most women don't want to give him a chance, but still tries his best in both pursing love and being a good person. He has an awesome personality.

2) [This is a story catered to guys because Takeo's not a catch while Yamada is.] While I can understand this sentiment, it's kind of like saying no guy should read the Hunger Games because it's about a girl and she's in a love triangle with two guys. It's true, but that's not what the series is about. The emphasis is placed on how love can happen for people who wouldn't traditionally be considered a great match (similar to one of the author's other works Tomodachi no Hanashi), and the comedy from everyone trying to accept this fact. You get the same great flowery shoujo art style and feel-good storylines despite having a male protagonist.

3) [Every female, especially, Yamato has to pass all these "tests" like being pretty and being able to bake to be a "proper" girl]. This is just BS. First of all, you'll see characters like Suna's sister who is very independent and strong-willed, and Takeo's mom who is not pretty, but awesome for her not giving a shit attitude including doing heavy lifting while being pregnant. Is Yamato cute? Yes. Should Yamato be ugly because hey ugly people should only date other ugly people? No. Can Yamato bake? Yes. Should Yamato not be able to bake because hey that's the only character quality she has and that's sexist? No, because Yamato is a lot more than a baker. She tries her best to protect Takeo from mortal danger, she stands up for her boyfriend in front of all of her friends, and doesn't give up. She's a good person and instead of recognizing her as such, it seems to be a lot easier to tear down her character to being unrealistic instead of accepting that girls can be like her.

In the end, what I want to say is I do understand if female readers don't want to read the series because it's not their thing. But I don't think it's right to justify not reading the series because the series is "bad" or "chauvinistic". The characters are easier to relate for guys yes, but the story stands out for defying tropes, providing genuine laughs, and having great pacing. I can assure you that if you give the series a chance and keep an open mind, you'll see how great Ore Monogatari can be.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by noboundaries
November 5th, 2012, 5:19am
I was tired of the usual recycled garbage manga, so I decided to give this a try - I mean, look at the front cover! A shoujo manga featuring an uber-masculine, less-than-ideal-looking guy as the narrator/protagonist? It was my first time encountering such a thing in shoujo, so I had no idea what to expect.

Well, based on the first chapter, I have to say the series looks VERY promising! The protagonist is so sweet-natured and funny and lovable that I fell in love with him after reading the first few pages. By the end of the chapter I was totally on Team Takeo and rooting hard for the dork. He has an interesting dynamic with his friend/polar opposite and this series seems to be as much about friendship as it is about romance.

The art is very clean and simple and Kidu's Scanlations did a wonderful job conveying the work in English. Give Ore Monogatari! a chance. You'll be glad you did.
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Sweet, Unique, Pure Fluff   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by NoOneSpecial75
October 3rd, 2015, 6:55pm
The premise of Ore Monogatari!! is kind of a double edged sword. Is it incredibly cute? Yes. Does it pull off the comedy? Pretty well. Is a story like this that breaks Japanese attractiveness stereotypes unique and a long time coming? Absolutely!

But at the same time, there's no real drama or tension, and so I'm never really rushing to get the next volume - I just pick it up and read it when I have the chance. It lacks the momentum for me to ever consider it a favorite title, but it accomplishes what it sets out to do and I would recommend it.
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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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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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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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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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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Calamansi
December 13th, 2012, 8:59pm
This manga is a collaboration between two of my favorite mangaka (the creators of Koukou Debut and Yasuko to Kenji) so I knew it'd be full of win, and it IS. It's one of those rare manga where the main character is beautiful on the inside, not so much of a looker on the outside, and REMAINS that way. I've read one too many shoujo where a girl/ guy is considered "ugly" until they take off their glasses and WHA-BAM! they're gorgeous.
The story is addictive. The art is great. Every chapter had me laughing out loud (and I'm quite picky when it comes to humor). Aruko's always been good at creating funny expressions and characters who don't all look the same. It's hard NOT to like Takeo, our protagonist, because he's so funny without really trying to be. I recommend this to anyone who's looking for a good laugh and a heart warming story.

... Last updated on April 4th, 2013, 3:05pm
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Hysterical and filled with heart   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
December 2nd, 2014, 1:32pm
Kazune´s previous manga are nothing special but this one is a HIT on all fronts as everything works.
The art is beautiful and has impeccable comedic timing. I actually smiled while reading and that is rare.
All characters are further lovable and the romance is just too cute. Best of all it really goes somewhere over time and there is a (back)story and character development for all cast members. Even the drama feels heartfelt.
The very strong critical and award winning reception the manga got is very well deserved and i am looking forward to more volumes. What a find! Go on the read the similar and even better Angel Densetsu (10/10) from the 90s if you aren´t familiar with it and the recent Last Game (9/10) next which has a slower paced romance.
The Madhouse anime is a well done adaptation btw. so watch that version too.

... Last updated on April 28th, 2015, 11:47am
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I don't understand   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Himeowchama
June 13th, 2017, 7:25am
Oh yea? U guys wanna talk about how Yamato is suffering bc of the social conventions and how she must act or else she'll be hated by other characters? Lol. Honey, I've read a lot of bothersome mangas with useless heroines and their asshole partners. People hating this must not have read other shoujo mangas lololol

A lot of "shoujo" fans are bashing this show reallyyyy hard and then there's *cough* Wolf Girl and Black Prince *cough*

... Last updated on June 13th, 2017, 7:31am
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