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Description
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?!

Won the 40th Kodansha Manga Award for Shoujo in 2016.

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Associated Names
我太受欢迎了该怎么办
私がモテてどうすんだ
เมื่อสาววายกลายเป็นสาวฮอต
Boys, Please Kiss Him Instead of Me
Hey, I'm Popular
Küss ihn, nicht mich!
Kiss Him, Not Me
Pocałuj jego, kolego!
Vad skulle du göra om jag blev populär?
Watashi ga Motete Dousunda
What will you do if I become popular?

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Status in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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

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Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (269 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.67 / 10.0
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Year
2013

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Serialized In (magazine)
Bessatsu Friend (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Kodansha Comics (12 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #318 increased(+71)
Monthly Pos #572 increased(+91)
3 Month Pos #736 decreased(-46)
6 Month Pos #750 increased(+8)

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On 633 wish lists
On 84 unfinished lists
On 355 custom lists

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I'm hoping it doesn't end at 11.   
Rating: N/A
by likalaruku1
May 29th, 2017, 1:28am
For some reason, I can't log into my old account & edit my review from 2015.

The comedy was good after all, & the concept was a unique twist, but no matter how much I enjoy the ride, sometimes the destination ruins the whole trip. So if it were to end soon the way it is right now, it would sour the whole thing for me.

But much like Ouran High School Host Club, I only liked this up to a point until the comedy was put on hold for relationship drama. When I heard a yaoi mangaka was making a SPOOF of Otome with a fujoshi & a lesbian option, I was hoping she'd break otome cliches by having the girl pick the lesbian (whom she has the most in common with) & pair off all the guys with eachother. In the end, this SPOOF just became the very thing it was making fun of. Even worse, you could tell really early on which guy she was going to pick, like how in Ouran it was obvious she'd pick the guy who was most like her father. & Shinomiya was immediately written off as the least likely, never developing any real chemistry with anyone other than Nanashima.

In order for this to keep my interest, she'd have to do like the "Never Understand" manhua & continue writing the series with each rejected suitor finding his or her own romance, then having the main couple have some kind of relationship crisis based on misunderstandings. I really hate it when they just END after the harem leader picks someone & nothing else is wrapped up.
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A delight to read...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by princess_bubblegum
March 16th, 2017, 7:53pm
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Trashy, guilt read.   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Baniita
March 14th, 2017, 5:25am
Endgame was a bit.... :T
The best possible guy, I guess. But my salty queer ass won't have this. :'(
That aside, I really was not satisfied with the way Junko wrote her romance with the guy. It was like Katniss choosing Peeta just because he was suffering, kinda like
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Jen Lawrence: "I only love you when you're dying!"
So in my opinion the writing for that was not the best. Honestly it wasn't very romantic. It was... very watered down. The only thing worse is when Keima ended up with plainy in TWGOK.
Well.. not that Junko manga ever had good writing lol.
I'll impossibly vote for my best girl. T _T

Now back to the series overall: Kae is a m/m fetishizer who ships even people IRL (in her world) and is the typical fujoshi who must have a ship with firm top/bottom roles (which is usually based on heteronormative values) and will fight over oppo-pairs.
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This later changes but not because she realizes that only one person ever topping is unrealistic and not reflective of how real gay relationships usually are, but for other reasons.
She likes to voyeur while m/m get it on. She and Nishina kinda make the boys do fanservicey things which can get rather gross sometimes... Overall, this manga can get pretty cringey.
As a fujoshi, I think she gives us a bad name.... but also, many fujoshi are like that, which is really freakin' sad.
The fatphobia is a bit... of a more difficult subject to touch on, but...
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Most characters do move past it, but at times it feels like the narrative itself is a bit problematic in that aspect too...
Nishina and idol boy remain to be the only ones who liked Kae romantically before she got thin. But apparently Nishina still doesn't have a chance because she's a girl and this is a shoujo manga. *salty*

That said, the manga does have its enjoyable moments. I read this far because of Nishina. And admittedly, the
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idol guy
was pretty interesting there for a while.

And I'm not deluded enough to have thought that Nishina ever had a chance to be endgame, as this is a shoujo manga. But man, I feel slighted, because she was often pushed to the side or just made to "not count" because she's a girl. Sigh... I guess it's for the best if she never had a chance anyway.

... Last updated on March 14th, 2017, 5:57am
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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 alone...you 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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