29 to JK - Creator of OreShura



  • Synopsis : Ariba Eiji (29 years old with intimidating eyes), a corporate slave whose only hobbies are video games and manga, gets through life by spending his time off relaxing at net cafes. One day, he happens upon Minamisato Karen (a 15 year old high school girl) and ends up scolding her. This leads to her warming up to the 29 year old Eiji...! Not only that, Eiji's little sister (a lazy middle schooler), childhood friend (a nosy ex-girlfriend), and his subordinate (a cool and serious girl) are also becoming interested in him. Love is coming at him from every direction! Juggling between his work and his newly developed ventures into romance, will Eiji's peaceful days ever return?

    (It´s always more than its saying :D)
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    Publisher : GA Bunko
    Status : Ongoing ( 6 volumes)
    Manga : Yes
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    this looks like an interesting series. I give you my upvote.


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    Upvote but I do wish there wasn’t the little sister aspect.



  • @the-green-death Thats the one thing I don't like either. It seems really interesting otherwise
    ugh..


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    I guess this is a cultural differences thing. It could be cute/dramatic if he's dealing with girls who have a crush on him and trying not to hurt their feelings/ let them down easy etc. If he's pursuing them, too creepy.


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    I've read this one, it never felt like he was pursuing any of the "JK's". In fact we are introduced to the girl he used to go out with in the first few chapters.

    Of course, that doesn't mean that at least ONE of the JK's have intentions towards him.

    Tho... that grandfather doesn't seem to want to keep them TOO far apart either...



  • Cover of 6th vol. released 14th of April!!!image url)


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    When you are open to cultural differences, you can find the story rather charming, similar to how I find the novel, I shaved and I came home with a JK.
    I never realised this was a light novel, having only read the manga adaptation, which appears rather cute and wholesome, with no indication of anything (so far) as perverted or "ecchi".


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    @theredjet

    is there an inside joke in the title? "29" could be read as "niku" = "meat" ?

    by the way - I upvoted this based on the assurance that the MC isn't a predator/deviant


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    Maybe it's 29 because in Japan that's the limit that one should stay unmarried? Or at least that's the trope.
    And I did not even remember about the "romance" aspect when I read this manga, the working part was almost too impressive.



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  • manga adapted 1st vol. of LN and already started adating 2nd!!


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    Having worked in call centers in both sales and customer service, I really connected with the MC in this story (even if it was very much sensationalized). Reading the manga was fun if left unresolved so I'd like to see how it ends up. Series is up to volume 8 nowalt text


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    The manga concluded at chapter 29(volume 6). The fact that those two(him and the JK)

    Unless that was manga original, makes me curious about the rest of the novel beyond the scope of the manga...


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    some quick googling eased some of my initial reservations about this series were relieved (legal age of consent in Japan etc)- still the 'creeper rule' is a thing in my mind (younger than (.5 your age) +7 is 'too young') . So if you are 29, younger than 22 is ng. I'd like to hear that the story is otherwise compelling/interesting/charming etc. before upvoting or not


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    @Jon-Mitchell disregarding the romantic aspect of the story (which for most of the story seemed to be more of an unrequited love/business contract/mentorship relationship), there's a significant portion of the manga at least that was devoted to dramatic office politics and overall commentary on the changing expectations in the business world and cultural differences between generations within Japan. If that's something you would be interested in, I think it's worth the vote.

    @Korppi After looking up more information about the series, apparently the "ending" is just the conclusion of the first arc and continues far beyond that point.


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    @anonymous6152 said in 29 to JK - Creator of OreShura:

    there's a significant portion of the manga at least that was devoted to dramatic office politics and overall commentary on the changing expectations in the business world and cultural differences between generations within Japan. If that's something you would be interested in, I think it's worth the vote.

    Yes, I'm definitely interested and it got my vote. But the downside of those same themes is it might provide quite the challenge for a translator if it ever gets picked I fear...


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    Probably no more than Jk haru in my opinion. But again, it comes to culture shock. For better or worse, some readers are rather ethnocentric.

    I have read the manga which covers the main arc and I quite enjoyed it, so I would happily accept this series onto my purchase and read list.


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