“I’m the Main Character of a Harem Manga, but I’m Gay so Every Day is Hell for Me” is a manga that’s as funny as its title. It’s a manga that I think I can literally recommend to anyone in the entire world, for a reason I’ll mention in the end.

The title will already give you the gist of what this manga is about– its protagonist is highschooler, Touge Yuugiri, whose life is pretty much the most generic harem manga/dating sim. But there’s a twist– he’s gay. 

The concept is funny and the execution is done really well. There’s a lot of one liners that will make you laugh, and the facial expressions for the main character add to the hilarity of each situation. 

The manga is filled with situations where the main character is in a typical cliche romance scene, and even as he tries to avoid them as much as possible, he can’t help but be even more popular. 

Now, I’d love to provide some examples of some of the jokes in this manga, but then I’d literally be spoiling like half of it. This manga is a oneshot and it’s only 10 pages long, so you may actually have spent more time reading this post than you’ll take to read the actual manga. There’s two extra chapters that you can check out(at least from what I found on m*ngadex) but these are incredibly roughly drawn. 

They are funny though, so if you enjoy the oneshot chapter then I suggest you check them out as well, since they’re about the same length as the oneshot. 

There’s no official release of this manga in english, so in my opinion there’s nothing wrong with reading it online with an unofficial translation. I won’t post any links but you can just google the title. If you’re still reading this post, I seriously recommend you read this. It literally will not take you 2 minutes to read.

If any of you take up this recommendation, I’d love to hear what you think of it! I think it’s a hilarious concept that could be done really well with serialization as an episodic comedy. 

Thanks for reading!

2 thoughts on “I’m the Main Character of a Harem Manga, but I’m Gay so Every Day is Hell for Me – Manga Review/Recommendation

  1. It’s funny, I never really stopped and considered a harem based on that concept, but it seems like such an obvious, fresh idea. Just that one change could make all the stale, typical harem jokes funny again. I think it’d be great if it turned into a series.


    1. Yeah, I totally agree! It’s a really simple but hilarious idea that I think can work really well as an episodic comedy. Unfortuntaely I don’t think this series actually got serialized, but maybe someday in the future something similar will pop up.

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