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Purchased Protagonists

The main characters in these stories are bought at an auction, sold at a slave market, or exchanged for cash or other goods in a private sale. This is a common plot device in ecchi and smutty romance stories but is certainly not limited to them. Many purchased protagonists are victims of human trafficking or forced marriages, although some people willingly sell themselves to pay a debt, help someone they love, or escape what they feel is an even worse fate. Characters can be bought for a variety of different reasons, including cases where good samaritans pay specifically to rescue and liberate them.
1 Adele to Darius

Adele to Darius

A slave woman is sold to a royal harem.

2 Aishuu no Kanon

Aishuu no Kanon

A teenage boy is bought by his dead mother's ex-lover. He forces him to dress as a woman and rapes him so he can get revenge on the dead woman for marrying another man.

3 Ai wo Ataeru Kemono-tachi (Light Novel)

Ai wo Ataeru Kemono-tachi (Light Novel)

Chikayuki is isekai'd to another world and captured, forced to become a sex slave. Fortunately, he is eventually purchased by someone whose sole intent is to rescue him.

4 Ai wo Ataeru Kemono-tachi

Ai wo Ataeru Kemono-tachi

Chikayuki is isekai'd to another world and captured, forced to become a sex slave. Fortunately, he is eventually purchased by someone whose sole intent is to rescue him.

5 An Archdemon's Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride (Light Novel)

An Archdemon's Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride (Light Novel)

A socially awkward and foul-mouthed sorcerer spends his entire fortune to purchase a beautiful elf girl at a dark auction.

6 An Archdemon's Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride

An Archdemon's Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride

A socially awkward and foul-mouthed sorcerer spends his entire fortune to purchase a beautiful elf girl at a dark auction.

7 A Near-Death Experience Is a Cry for Love

A Near-Death Experience Is a Cry for Love

Another character isekai'd to another world that ends up a slave. Purchased by a man who sees his abuse and wants to get him away from his abuser.

8 Bamboo Branch

Bamboo Branch

A prince - mistaken for a woman - is purchased at the black market in exchange for a jade pendant by a man who thinks he is buying a new bride for himself.

9 Bongchon Bride

Bongchon Bride

A badly injured slave is purchased for 50 bags of rice by a kind man who goes into debt in order to save his life.

10 Captive Dolls: Training & Auction

Captive Dolls: Training & Auction

To settle an orphanage's debt, a virgin girl is sold on an 'auction ship' for sexual purposes.

11 Chiisana Hoshi no Ouji-sama wo.

Chiisana Hoshi no Ouji-sama wo.

The second prince of a small country attends a party hosted by an Arabic man, but the party turns out to be an auction - and the item to be auctioned is the prince himself!

12 Class Saiyasune de Urareta Ore wa, Jitsu wa Saikyou Parameter (Light Novel)

Class Saiyasune de Urareta Ore wa, Jitsu wa Saikyou Parameter (Light Novel)

An entire class is isekai'd to another world, where they are abducted and sold. The main character, mistakenly believed to be weak and powerless - is sold into slavery for two fruits.

13 Class Saiyasune de Urareta Ore wa, Jitsu wa Saikyou Parameter

Class Saiyasune de Urareta Ore wa, Jitsu wa Saikyou Parameter

An entire class is isekai'd to another world, where they are abducted and sold. The main character, mistakenly believed to be weak and powerless - is sold into slavery for two fruits.

14 Dekiai no Ori

Dekiai no Ori

A businessman attending a party in Monaco is drugged, kidnapped, and auctioned off as a slave. 

15 Demoralized Plaything

Demoralized Plaything

A teenage boy is "rescued" from a Chinese orphanage and taken to England to meet his biological father, only to learn he's to be sold off in place of the man's "legitimate" son to pay the his debts.

16 Elskar

Elskar

Viola is purchased as a slave for the Duke of Troy.

17 Forbidden Love: Therianthropic Omegaverse

Forbidden Love: Therianthropic Omegaverse

Maya is purchased from a slave trader as a child with the intent of eventually sacrificing him to the gods.

18 Hanamachi Monogatari - Hatsuzakura Mau, Yoru no Shitone

Hanamachi Monogatari - Hatsuzakura Mau, Yoru no Shitone

Shuri is bought by the owner of a brothel.

19 I'm Selling My Marriage!

I'm Selling My Marriage!

A schoolgirl auctions herself off for marriage. The winner, a boy in her school, wins the bid at one million dollars.

20 I Became the Master of the Villain (Novel)

I Became the Master of the Villain (Novel)

After transmigrating into a novel, a woman tries to keep the story's villain from going down a dark path by purchasing him at an auction to change his fate.

21 Ie ga Moete Jinsei Dou Demo Yoku Natta kara, Nokotta Nakenashi no Kin de Dark Elf no Dorei wo Katta (Light Novel)

Ie ga Moete Jinsei Dou Demo Yoku Natta kara, Nokotta Nakenashi no Kin de Dark Elf no Dorei wo Katta (Light Novel)

After his brand-new house burns down, a laborer uses the rest of his savings to purchase a teenage elf girl at a slave auction that none of the other bidders wanted.

22 Ie ga Moete Jinsei Dou Demo Yoku Natta kara, Nokotta Nakenashi no Kin de Dark Elf no Dorei wo Katta

Ie ga Moete Jinsei Dou Demo Yoku Natta kara, Nokotta Nakenashi no Kin de Dark Elf no Dorei wo Katta

After his brand-new house burns down, a laborer uses the rest of his savings to purchase a teenage elf girl at a slave auction that none of the other bidders wanted.

23 Ijiwaru na Tsukai no Netsu ni Oborete...

Ijiwaru na Tsukai no Netsu ni Oborete...

Akito is kidnapped off the street and sold at a masked auction for breeding purposes.

24 I Was Reincarnated in Another World and Auctioned off as a Slave

I Was Reincarnated in Another World and Auctioned off as a Slave

Yet another isekai'd guy getting sold as a slave, this time with the help of Truck-kun.

25 Kago no Tori

Kago no Tori

A Chinese boy, Lee-Ren, is purchased from his mother by a Japanese official for sexual purposes.

26 Kanpeki Sugite Kawaige ga Nai to Kon’yaku Haki Sareta Seijo wa Ringoku ni Urareru (Light Novel)

Kanpeki Sugite Kawaige ga Nai to Kon’yaku Haki Sareta Seijo wa Ringoku ni Urareru (Light Novel)

An unappreciated saint is sold to a neighboring kingdom.

27 Kekkaishi e no Tensei (Light Novel)

Kekkaishi e no Tensei (Light Novel)

A man is reborn in the body of a six year-old slave who fails to get any bids at a slave auction, so he is privately sold to a noblewoman who recognizes his latent magical talent and decides to train him.

28 Kemono wa Oku Made Nakasaretai

Kemono wa Oku Made Nakasaretai

Azuki, a catboy from a southern island, is captured and sold at an auction. But he isn't purchased by someone looking for a slave to use for free labor or sex - the man who buys him wants to EAT him!

29 Kiss Doll

Kiss Doll

A girl is forced into training as a 'sex doll' before being sold to her new 'owner'.

30 Kogare Ouji no Dilemma

Kogare Ouji no Dilemma

Yuuto is sold at a black-market auction.

31 Konyaku Haki no Akui wa Shoukan kara Okaeshi Shimasu

Konyaku Haki no Akui wa Shoukan kara Okaeshi Shimasu

32 Korogari Ochite Ame to Muchi

Korogari Ochite Ame to Muchi

Ritsu is sold to a brothel by his father.

33 Like Wind on a Dry Branch

Like Wind on a Dry Branch

Rieta is bought by a moody prince to keep her from being buried alive.

34 Mania

Mania

Former thug Choi Mun-hyeok is defeated in an underground fight club and sold in an auction.

35 Marriage to the Wolf: The Tale of an Inter-species Union

Marriage to the Wolf: The Tale of an Inter-species Union

Purchased as a 'bride' in exchange for two years worth of food to feed his hungry village.

36 Midnight Training: A Supervised Body

Midnight Training: A Supervised Body

Rin finds herself caught in the middle of an auction that her father sold her to before skipping town. 

37 Mr. Werewolf's Love

Mr. Werewolf's Love

Cute little catboy runs away from home only to be kidnapped and sold at an auction.

38 My Eternal Master

My Eternal Master

As a child, Makoto is sold off to a rich pedophile to pay his parents' debt.

39 Nina the Starry Bride

Nina the Starry Bride

Nina is sold by her would-be brother to pay for medicine for their other brother.

40 Okane ga Nai

Okane ga Nai

Ayase is sold at an auction by his cousin to pay the latter's gambling debts.

41 Ouji to Kotori

Ouji to Kotori

Poor art student Suzuki Keiichi unknowingly wakes up in an auction to pay off his debts.

42 Ou to Hiyaku

Ou to Hiyaku

A wandering minstrel is captured by bandits and sold to a brothel. His contract is later bought by a wealthy man who values his musical talents.

43 Pet Keiyaku

Pet Keiyaku

A man decides to sell himself to pay for his brother's medical care.

44 Reborn as a Barrier Master

Reborn as a Barrier Master

A man is reborn in the body of a six year-old slave who fails to get any bids at a slave auction, so he is privately sold to a noblewoman who recognizes his latent magical talent and decides to train him.

45 Roll Over and Die: I Will Fight for an Ordinary Life with My Love and Cursed Sword! (Light Novel)

Roll Over and Die: I Will Fight for an Ordinary Life with My Love and Cursed Sword! (Light Novel)

Flamme is betrayed by her party and sold into slavery.

46 Roll Over and Die: I Will Fight for an Ordinary Life with My Love and Cursed Sword!

Roll Over and Die: I Will Fight for an Ordinary Life with My Love and Cursed Sword!

Flamme is betrayed by her party and sold into slavery.

47 Royal Fiance

Royal Fiance

A teenage boy, believing he is starting a new job, is tricked into selling himself to be an abusive prince's 'bride'.

48 Servitude to Master Ur: Auctioned in a Distant Land for a Million Dollars

Servitude to Master Ur: Auctioned in a Distant Land for a Million Dollars

A vacation in Dubai leads to a woman being sold in an underground auction.

49 Super Seme-Sama to Toki wo Kakeru Ore

Super Seme-Sama to Toki wo Kakeru Ore

Still another isekai'd guy gets sold at a black market auction.

50 Taisho Otome Otogibanashi

Taisho Otome Otogibanashi

An underage girl whose family is in debt is purchased by their creditor for 10,000 yen to be a bride for his disabled son.

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