Aritake Deigo has decided to move out and go live on his own no matter the cost. The reason for this is that he can no longer stand living with his family anymore. All he wants is to find a place to live a miserly life of self-loathing. While talking to an apartment agent, he encounters a strange blue-haired girl carrying a snake statue. When he starts hearing a faint voice come from the statue, he grows curious and touches it. A blinding flash of light ensues and he loses consciousness. Upon waking up, he finds out that he has been possessed by Lyssa, the Goddess of Madness. As a result, if he doesn't live a life of happiness, he will be taken over by the Goddess of Madness and die!
This is a comedy, with the humor stemming from people acting in ways that run counter to what we'd consider to be common sense. Usually either Athena doing something weird in the hopes it'll make Deigo happy or Deigo being all proud and rant-y about feir negativity and self-loathing. There are gags and some funny moments throughout, and those are nice, but I was hoping for more of an emphasis on the tension between Lyssa overtaking Deigo's body and Deigo's desire to remain in a state of self-loathing. But unfortunately, it focused much more on the harem aspect and on introducing new gods and goddesses, with a new deity being introduced every few chapters or so. And about half of the manga seems filled with cliched school-life manga type of events (a beach trip, a school festival, a hot springs trip, a Christmas celebration) with minimal actual plot progression occurring during those chapters. I also feel like I should mention that this manga sorta comes across like a sexist power fantasy--with several girls singularly devoted to making a guy happy, and with the guy berating and slapping at least one of the girls with rolled up paper. I feel like there were some mistranslations or something, because the term "inferiority" is used in a way that doesn't make much sense to me. It's possible that it's just a shortening of "inferiority complex," but I still think that some other term probably would've made more sense (like "self-loathing," which is used a few times in reference to the same idea, I think).
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