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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.234 by Poiink Scans 6 days ago
c.232-233 by Poiink Scans 7 days ago
c.231 by Mangazuki 2 months ago
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Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (930 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.57 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 12th 2018, 3:26am PST



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Shuukan Young Jump (Shueisha)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #166 decreased(-140)
Monthly Pos #84 increased(+165)
3 Month Pos #92 decreased(-11)
6 Month Pos #71 decreased(-2)
Year Pos #76 increased(+59)

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Forum Posts
For those who have read about 1 month ago
What does it mean by "reverse" [minor spoilers] 3 months ago
Ch. 15 over 6 years ago
Chapter 13 over 6 years ago

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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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shameless, with nobody to like.   
Rating: N/A
by Ashoka
September 28th, 2012, 7:08pm
The basic premise is that a renowned professor, whose specialty is the story of Hikaru Genji, forces her nephew to reenact the folk tale. If he doesn't comply, he can feel free to move out. She's basically black mailing him, controlling his sex life so she can understand a story better. She is one of the most manipulative, selfish kind character to be written.
The premise is dumb. It sounds so ridiculous that it might work as a cringe comedy, but it plays everything straight, inhuman melodrama and everything. How does reenacting further your understanding? How can you be sure that it was like in the story, how do you know that the story was close to reality in any way, how do you know it was not just a metaphor? How can that woman think her little reenactment would simulate the same emotional states of the characters in the story? She she plans to make Minamoto seduce various girls, among them her niece and his cousin, everything is planned with precision, everything is manipulated, subtly undermining the girls' intentions, exploiting their emotional weaknesses. Minamoto strings along with it, cause he wants to get laid (and needs a place to stay since he can't live with his father anymore), and he doesn't give a second thought about what the girls want, just what he might need to do to get in their pants. Which would be okay if the series was aware of atrocious his actions are, but instead it portrays him (and the aunt) in a rather positive light.
Apart from the boldness of the goal (sleeping with 13 women) and the actual effort exerted to achieve this goal (read: it's pretty intense ecchi), there is nothing much to this manga but a large amount of cock teasing, which apparently helps to get readers hooked for a long time
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
It takes 47 chapters, if you must know

I find this series morally atrocious, full of selfish characters and ham-handed attempts at drama, using elements and interpretation of the tale of Hikaru Genji (which by the way ends up with the main character being unhappily wed, his wife getting raped at one point and ultimately becoming a monk, so that's a rather grim outlook).
To Love Ru is more enjoable than this, at least it can get laugh out loud funny at times.
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Gets boring   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by dannyboy95
August 19th, 2012, 3:21am
The only thing that sets Minamoto-kun Monogatari from other manga is the main character's conspicuous sexual desire. Given that he is so lewd, one would expect more events to happen. This is most certainly not the case. Each weekly chapter is only 9 pages long, and so the flow of the plot gets severed very quickly. The whole manga is like a series of premature ejaculations. Trying to follow the latest chapter is simply unsatisfying.

Another thing that sucks about this manga is that the characters are shallow. An appealing aspect of harem manga is that the girl characters are extremely lovable. Once you pick a favorite character, you start rooting for her and hope that the main character ends up with her.
In this manga, there are no lovable characters. The aunt is a psychotic lady who wants her own nephew to get laid, and has a shallow reason for wanting to do so. The cousin is a failure of a tsundere and much like the aunt, is shallow. The only likable character is the main character's best friend, who provides some humor. The main character, despite his horniness, is still a failure. Having a main character with guts would be the only thing that would truly separate Minamoto-kun Monogatari from other harem mangas, but even this is not executed properly.

Minamoto-kun Monogatari is a half-assed attempt at a combination of harem manga and hentai. It doesn't provide romance as harem mangas such as Ichigo 100% would, and definitely does not provide the sexual arousal hentai manga provides. If you ask me, it's better to read the two extremes rather than trying to get both aspects by reading a lousy combination.

... Last updated on August 19th, 2012, 3:26am
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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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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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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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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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Not great.   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Jandalman
November 6th, 2011, 5:14am
I'll be brief: Very short chapters, slow plot development, the main character doesn't look girly even though the plot revolves around that supposed "fact". 6 chapters into the manga and I still feel no attachment to the characters. It's been random mediocre ecchi scenes and dull dialogue so far.

EDIT: Ok now this is just frikkin ridiculous. A mere 7 pages per week of shitty dialogue, recycled ecchi scenes and barely a shred of plot development and I've had enough. Not even the "good" art can save it. Don't read this crap folks, it's just a waste of your time. Seriously if you're persevering for the ecchi just go read hentai instead. I personally have dropped this from my reading list and am now going to remove every shred of it from my memory.

... Last updated on June 26th, 2012, 7:59am
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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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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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