Vol: 4; Ch: 20
3.728 of 5 from 118 votes
Rank #3,719

Tomoe Tatsumi is a freshman attending university in Tokyo. Life couldn't be better: he's living in a really nice apartment for less than most people pay for a single room. This is all thanks to Mitsugu Kurokawa: salaryman, landlord, and (hopeful) lover. It is due to Kurokawa's generosity that Tatsumi is able to live in Tokyo on such a tight budget. Kurokawa's intention is clear: to love, honor, and cherish Tatsumi until his dying days! And if big brother Souichi Tatsumi has his way - that day will come sooner than not! For Kurokawa, progress can only be made by "challenging the impossible..."

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ffbfran's avatar by ffbfran on Apr 5, 2016
Score 9/10

This was great. I read it before I read The Tyrant Falls in Love. It is much shorter so the characters do not have a chance to develop as much but it is amazing. The relationship between the two is different as Tomeo is asexual in attractions and lifestyle. I loved seeing their story and looked forward to seeing them more in The Tyrant Falls in Love. read more

SarinPoison's avatar by SarinPoison on Feb 20, 2016
Score 7/10

I really only read Challengers because of it's sequel/spin-off Koisuru Boukun, or Tyrant Falls in Love.  So I love the universe the mangaka set up but don't necessarily like the characters they chose to focus on in this series.  I give them props for including that Tomoe isn't attracted to anyone and never has been since asexual characters are so rare in any form of media explicitly, but in general... read more

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