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"It's not my fault I'm not popular" is a manga by Tanigawa Nico who is also the author of "Choku!". The manga centers around a socially awkward, socially inept, shy shut in named Kuroki Tomoko who has just entered high school and is searching for someone to call a friend or a boyfriend. Tomoko has absolutely no social skills, can barely hold a conversation longer than a minute and considers hellos and goodbyes as some of her most successful attempts at conversing with people. Deep down she wants to have friends and be able to talk with boys normally, but doesn't have the nerves or social skills to do so. As the title of this post already states, this manga is definitely one of the most depressing mangas in existence and makes you feel sorry for her every chapter. Tomoko has a pretty lonely life and as a bit of a loner myself, I really relate to her as strange as it may seem. That is most likely the thing about this manga that  keeps me reading and once you start reading, the thing you want to see most is for her to have a better future and obtain friends. Tomoko really is one of those characters you just become attached too, and you end up sharing her pain as you read along, chapter after chapter, rooting for her to do better. "It's not my fault I'm not popular is truly a depressing, yet amazing manga that deserves more recognition in the manga world.

7.5/10 story
8/10 art
8/10 characters
8/10 overall
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JtkBasketball Oct 7, 2012

I really like this manga. I have not had time to keep up with it but I find it funny. They make her so over the top awkward that it is enjoyable. I definitly root for her, but I enjoy her struggles. Good manga for sure, maybe your review could hint at the comedic aspect a little bit too, but other than that excellent review :D