A Gal’s Guide To Budget Living for an Otaku
Alternative names: Otaku ni Otoku na Gal Gurashi, オタクにオトクなギャルぐらし, 宅男辣妹勤俭同居记
Author: Hino Haruto
Publisher: Kadokawa (in Kadokawa Comics Ace)
Volumes: 1 (first volume released last week)
Genres: Romance, Comedy, Slice of Life
Synopsis: Yutaka Kongouji is the son of a wealthy family, but also an introvert and an otaku. He lives only to spend all his allowance supporting his favorite idol. But when his parents' business fails, he has to move into a run-down apartment on his own. There he ran into Rino Hyuga, a popular gal in his class?
Thoughts: Since JNC is now licensing original manga, how about a title that Kadokawa themselves actually publish? Premise is fairly simple - rich nerd suffering from peripeteia wants to keep stanning his idol, meets a girl who is an expert on saving money and begs her to teach him the ways of penny-pinching.
Kinda curious how that works: "business fails, now parents and child have to live separately." Won't that just incur more costs than a single living space?
I like these kind of premises, though.
In the series itself, his parents are in hiding for the time being while they try to escape the massive debt they’re in.