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Kiss Him, Not Me!, Vol. 1

(Kiss Him, Not Me! #1)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  2,429 ratings  ·  238 reviews
Hi there! My name is Serinuma Kae.
I’m the kind of girl who loves checking out boys and fantasizing about them getting friendly (and more) with each other—I’m what you might call a fujoshi.

One day, my beloved (yes, he’s an anime character) died, and the shock of it all was more than I could have ever prepared for! My grief over his passing resulted in some ridiculous weigh
Paperback, 200 pages
Published October 18th 2015 by Kodansha Comics (first published October 11th 2011)
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Zain Otoom
Dec 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Hahaha this was hilarious! Just mindless fun!
1.5 stars. The art, as always with Junko, is shoujo-beautiful; I surprised myself with a couple of laughs: those are the good things.

I have major problems with the basic story: it's not presented as a ridiculous, fantastical social satire; rather, the reader is asked to see it as a believable reality (for shoujo, at least). Considering that, it is superficial on a subject that cannot be taken superficially in a book marketed to young women (or men, for that matter). She loses many pounds in a si
Dec 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
OMG. This manga.

I'm not usually one that reviews first volumes of manga but...

This manga is my love.

It reminds me of Senpai Club.

It makes fun of the tropes usually found in reverse-harem stuff.

Yeah, the little piece about her losing weight and becoming pretty was kind of...insensitive but I'm willing to let it slide. It's a funny manga and I don't want to think too much while reading it.

So yeah, can't wait to see where it goes...

Also this is part of one of the best scenes:
OMG this manga is brilliant! I loved it and I will be sure to buy this series when they come out in English. :) This is a must read to all!

Our main girl is (at the beginning) an overweight, but very happy girl. She is also a fujoshi and loves to pair up boys from her school. And in her eyes, normal things as passing a towel turn to full blown shounen-ai fantasies. Then she loses weight and attracts the attention of the 4 hottest boys in school. However, she doesn't want that attention, she just
Elizabeth (Elzburg)
Dec 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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This is a review of the entire series.

When I first read the synopsis of Kiss Him, Not Me! I instantly knew that I had to watch it. Kae Serinuma is a true otaku (a fujioshi specifically) who ships her male classmates with each other. When one of her favorite anime characters dies she becomes so sad that she locks herself up in her room for a week. In this time she rapidly loses weight and miraculously becomes extremely beautiful. Because of this she gains a harem of boys from her school who a
Josephine (biblioseph)
"This reality is unbelievable!"

Sweet otaku Serinuma Kae is just your average fangirl who is also overweight. She's really nice, pretty smart and, of course, has a very active fantasy life as a fujoshi. While daydreaming about her classmates Igarashi and Nanashima with her friend Ah, one of the boys falls on top of her, letting us see her interactions with them as well as the other two boys in this story, Mutsumi, an older student and fellow History club member and Shinomiyo, a younger and ve
Quirky Omega
Jan 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, shoujo
Be prepared to bombarded with ridiculous situations. An overweight girl miraculously bevomes svelte after being cooped up in her room, not eating anything. And the was because she went into mourning over a character's death in her favourite Yaoi manga.

Then her ridiculous fascination imagining her handsome school mates in gay relationships.

And the four guys. Yikes!

Basically, if I hadn't stopped reading after volume 1, I would have definitely torn my ab muscles.
It's Jess✨
Yo this manga is problematic but the characters are so much fun and as a person who loves manga and anime I love the story! So fun :)
Jul 20, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, manga
Very funny and absurd manga. There are fat phobic jokes in it and most of the characters, besides Mutsumi don’t like Kae until she is skinny which is just kinda cruel. But besides that it’s very enjoyable and entertaining!
Jul 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga, manga-shojo
Hello and welcome everyone, my name is Meepelous and this is Literally Graphic.

And today we're talking about my initial thoughts about a manga series that really took me by surprise, namely Kiss Him, Not Me! by Junko. While I've fallen way off the bandwagon for Manga Hoarder's 2019 Reading Challenge, this book does seem, to my mind, to count for challenge number 17 "A manga featuring manga" (or other otaku culture).

Originally published in Japan by Kodansha comics from 2013 - 2018, it appears to
Jul 27, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
~ 3.5 stars ~

Serinuma is a shy otaku who prefers shipping boys at her school together, rather than having crushes of her own. But when her favourite anime character dies, she spends a week curled up in bed and loses a bizarre amount of weight. When she returns to school, all the boys she ship begin noticing her and things get a bit more complicated.

This story is meant to be cheesy fun, but the message is rather shallow. One of the boys 'interested' in Serinuma clearly respected and liked her bef
Judyth (Geeky Reading)
Oct 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, manga

"Who decided the prince should be with the princess?"

First of all, I was a little wary of this book when I heard about the weight thing. That is an issue that’s not okay to handle badly, or too blasé like Let’s Dance a Waltz did. But in this book, it took a more comedic route, and it wasn’t ignored. Which, at least for me, made it okay (or at least standable).

Especially since, while the boys weren’t flirting with her when she was bigger, at least she wasn’t being bullied over it. It was
Oct 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
So, if you can ignore/aren't bothered by the non-satirical depiction of someone losing a ton of weight from a week-long period of mourning and suddenly getting a lot of attention from the opposite sex, aaand the fact that fujoshi are most known for fetishizing gay men...

This series is hilarious, with beautiful art and an interesting cast of characters.

Three of the four guys might not have the best of reasons for suddenly developing an interest in our heroine, but they're pretty accepting of her
Feb 16, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this manga was pretty sizest and wasn't a great message for young adults. First of all, the protagonist loses a large amount of weight in one week because she refuses to eat because she is in mourning for a fictional character. Yes I believe you can lose your appetite while in mourning and I don't have a problem with mourning over the loss of a fictional character, but one week? No. Then all of these guys suddenly notice her in an attractive way. Yes, it's flattering but also extremely ...more
Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Man, I'm laughing sooo hard! This manga is amazingly funny, and I feel so similar to the main character in tastes and behaviour that it's almost scary xD
A comic union of shoujo manga and (only dreamed) BL, a light and entertaining reading.
Nov 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lolol this anime + manga is hilarious. Also Kae is so relatable sometimes
Mar 28, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga
While I do love the artwork/ art style, there are a LOT of problematic aspects in this volume alone, which doesn't bode well for the rest of the series.

But first, let me start off by saying that I saw the anime when it came out in 2016 and I LOVED IT. I thought it was hilarious, adorable, and loved the characters. While I knew there were some problematic elements to it, I was able to push them aside because, at the time, they didn't bother me. Welp, it's been nearly 5 years since then and the pr
Jane (It'sJaneLindsey)
Oct 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018-read
I picked up the first volume of this manga on a whim, because I thought the title was funny. KHNM follows our protagonist who’s fat and a fujoshi, but when her favorite anime character dies, she spirals and loses a ton of weight. This causes her to get a lot of attention from the boys at her school, but she’d rather them date each other than her.

I went into this expecting the worst, tbh, because of the weight loss element. But surprisingly, this wasn’t as problematic as I expected. There’s a lo
Feb 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a cute story. I am not loving how our female protagonist suddenly lost so much weight. I think the fallout from that happening is pretty realistic though, so I can forgive it. I love our fujoshi lead, and am excited to see how this continues.
Nix Buttons
The first volumes got a hesitant 4 star rating. I did enjoy the series at this point, but it was also nothing special. It was humorous and simple with a great 'friend' group and lots of BL fan service. Definitely fun to read. I read 23 chapters and had planned to continue the next day, but somehow that didn't happen... I simply forgot about this series :D

Soo, a week later I saw that I still had this series to finish and did so... and booooy was I disappointed. First off, a clear 3 star rating,
Jolly Per
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga-2018
Re-rated!! Gosh, this manga is funny nonsense.
Jul 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I was laughing so much. It was so cute, ngl her brother is an a-hole. My favorite chapter of the manga is #4.
(Mellifluous Grant)
Thought this book was super cute, looking forward to the next installment!
N.T. Embe
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it

Problematic with the concept of skinny=beautiful, but otherwise such... trashy... GOODNESS. This is fucking delightful and I need to read the rest of them. SO BADLY.
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this series so much! I was devastated to learn the anime only has 12 episodes so I decided to read the manga. It was just as wonderful.
Mar 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I watched the anime first, and since they left it on a cliffhanger I decided to give this series a go. I decided to start with the first book and I already love it!!! Can't wait to read the rest of the series 😁 ...more
Oct 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kiss Him, Not Me! is a hilarious manga by Junko. Known more for her BL (boy's love) manga, this is the first major foray into a less niche and more main-stream genre/demographic. The story is a shojo "reverse-harem" (a group of guys going for a girl while harem series are the opposite) and slice-of-life story about a girl named Serinuma Kae.

Kae is a chubby and cheerful otaku who is a major fujoshi or fan of stories about romantic boy on boy pairings. One day her favorite anime character dies in
Alexis U
Aug 04, 2016 rated it it was ok
In spite of the low rating, I will probably continue with this story because it's entertaining af and I really like Mutsumi.

I would not recommend this to most people, simply because its whole premise is deeply flawed and at this point doesn't seem to be getting better. Here are some of my issues:

- Fat MC is treated like dirt by most people (including her older brother who refers to her almost exclusively as "fatty"). After her favorite character in a tv show is killed, she starves herself for a
Deepa Raghunath
Feb 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Serinuma, an overweight otaku is happy just watching hot guys. When her favorite comic character, Shino dies, she spends a week mourning and suddenly loses weight to emerge into an extremely cute girl. The transformation is such that even her best friend does not recognize her! Of course it's over exaggerated, but is absolutely hilarious! Stunned by her cuteness, three hot guys, Igarashi, Shinomi, Nanashima, who had not paid any attention to her earlier suddenly falls in love with her! Mutsumi, ...more
Holly Letson
I wanted to love this, but I just couldn't. I do enjoy the series, but it has flaws. The major flaw with it being Serinuma's Miraculous Transformations.

Serinuma is yaoi-crazy, and she gets majorly turned-on by seeing males kiss or be intimate. She is obsessed with an anime series called *Mirage Saga*, and when her favorite character, Shion, dies, she locks herself up in her room for a week, skipping school and miraculously going from chubby girl to skinny, thin girl. No exercise required for
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Junko (ぢゅん子 or 純子) is a Japanese manga and dōjinshi artist.

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Birth date: November 28
Zodiac: Sagittarius
Blood type: A

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  • 私がモテてどうすんだ 2 [Watashi ga Motete dousunda 2] (Kiss Him, Not Me!, #2)
  • 私がモテてどうすんだ 3 [Watashi ga Motete dousunda 3] (Kiss Him, Not Me!, #3)
  • 私がモテてどうすんだ 4 [Watashi ga Motete dousunda 4] (Kiss Him, Not Me!, #4)
  • 私がモテてどうすんだ 5 [Watashi ga Motete dousunda 5] (Kiss Him, Not Me!, #5)
  • 私がモテてどうすんだ 6 [Watashi ga Motete dousunda 6] (Kiss Him, Not Me!, #6)
  • 私がモテてどうすんだ 7 [Watashi ga Motete dousunda 7] (Kiss Him, Not Me!, #7)
  • 私がモテてどうすんだ 8 [Watashi ga Motete dousunda 8] (Kiss Him, Not Me!, #8)
  • 私がモテてどうすんだ 9 [Watashi ga Motete dousunda 9] (Kiss Him, Not Me!, #9)
  • 私がモテてどうすんだ 10 [Watashi ga Motete Dousunda 10] (Kiss Him, Not Me!, #10)
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