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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
Boys, Please Kiss Him Instead of Me
Hey, I'm Popular
Küss ihn, nicht mich! (German)
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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Latest Release(s)
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Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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

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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (272 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.67 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 20th 2018, 3:25pm PST



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Bessatsu Friend (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Kodansha Comics (12 Volumes - Ongoing)

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3 Month Pos #593 increased(+65)
6 Month Pos #692 increased(+66)
Year Pos #688 decreased(-105)

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A Manga for Die-Hard Otaku!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by BlondieOtaku
November 10th, 2013, 8:20pm
Okay, let me say this first: THIS MANGA IS NOT TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY! Many of the comments that you guys have posted stated how this manga was annoying and cliche, but that is because you guys are looking at it from the wrong viewpoint. This manga is a basic parody of shoujo manga and reverse harems. The sudden weight loss and the sudden harem was the impossible in this manga that is supposed to make you laugh and enjoy it's, well, total unlikeliness. From the those bigger details, to the tinier details (take the Attack on Idiot McDonalds poster in chapter 2 for an example), this parody manga is almost certainly NOT considered a romance manga. If you are a major otaku, fujoshi, or a fandom-blogger on tumblr, then you will probably understand the stupid jokes and references to other anime and trends hilariously displayed in this manga. I recommend this manga for people who understand what a PARODY genre manga is, and that this manga definitely falls into that category!
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A PARODY where men become less shallow over time.   
Rating: N/A
by LikaLaruku
March 3rd, 2015, 5:33pm
Look at all the negative comments. Know what they have in common? They're all written by people who read less than 5 chapters of the manga, all focusing on the fact that the hottest boys in Japanese highschools tend not to like BBWs. They focus solely on this one aspect, & obviously none of them read far enough to know she gains the weight back & the boys start to question how much looks really matter.

Let's talk double standards here, folks. The female lead specifically picked out the four hottest guys in school long before she noticed them. She picked them out so she could ship them, she never wanted to be the woman that came between them. If THEY gained weight before she got to know them, she most certainly would have lost interest in shipping them.

Secondly, these guys are complete tools, doormats, buttmonkeys. They let her walk all over them, they let her dress them up, they let her drag them to conventions to buy doujinshis for her, Nishima puts up with with her looking at his as a replacement for Shion, Shinomiya puts up with her making him dress in drag, they even perform fanservice to make her happy, even though it makes them uncomfortable. Sure, all of the boys except Mutsumi are shallow, hostile, & intimidating, but being around her starts to change them & make them question their outlook on life, love, & attraction.

It also has this amazing lesbian/bisexual (?) character who is a foil to the lot of them. Crossdressing, she's the hottest guy in the book, she has a lot in common with the heroine, she is strangely into BL, she's basically a God Mode Sue, but she has actual chemistry with the female lead & poses as a major threat to the boys to either shape up or ship out.

... Last updated on March 4th, 2015, 12:01am
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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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a good laugh   
Rating: N/A
by NeoFish
June 2nd, 2014, 7:56pm
I really enjoyed reading this
other shoujo mangas with fujoshi/otaku protags would obviously focus on them beginning to grow out of their shell and into the world of love (or smthn like that), but kae is a fujoshi down to the core, as I'm pretty sure this manga exists to poke a little fun at a fujoshi life and ridiculous reverse harems.
the boys are super cute I love them all, I've always been a fan of Junko, and I can't wait for more
anyway, definitely reccomend to any fujoshis out there lool
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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 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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First Chapter c:   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Kilayli
August 10th, 2013, 1:47am
I love the BL by this author, so I thought a shoujo manga would be interesting. The art is gorgeous! The series is funny too! It's great for light hearted fluffiness, but this is not a good series of you want something serious. She lost weight in an unhealthy and totally unrealistic way (not eating sets the body into starvation mode and retains fat while eating away muscle); also, she would have excess skin if she lost that much weight in that little time. But the concept was very cute and I enjoyed it. I didn't like the fact that most of the guys were super shallow and were only interested in her because of her looks (w/ the exception of one guy). I could tolerate the unrealistic weight lost, but the shallowness was a no no smile. I hope it gets better as the series progresses.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Cassandra08
September 30th, 2013, 3:23am
I really only read yaoi/shounen-ai, but stumbled across this when browsing through Junko's works. The concept is completely ridiculous, but then this manga isn't meant to be taken seriously, and was written for laughs and the parody. It makes fun of the shoujo genre in a good way, and I liked the main fujoshi character (even if she was annoying at times). This is a good read for any yaoi-fan looking for something fun and different (though clearly this isn't yaoi). It's funny relating to her. Look out for the dark-haired-glasses-guy - he made me laugh.
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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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First Chapter: Love it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ghostbubble15
July 24th, 2013, 7:26pm
She just combined all of my favourite categories together to create glorious magnificence. Well written and with good art, it sweeps you along. I can't wait for more~
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Looks pretty good for now   
Rating: N/A
by WShin
November 21st, 2013, 11:59am
Rooting for senpai! Though he's so unreadable. The other guys are okay, but you get the thought that tsundere boy is an add-on until Ch. 3. Then it seems more interesting with him.
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