Since I’ve Entered the World of Romantic Comedy Manga, I’ll Do My Best to Make the Heroine Who Doesn’t Stick With the Hero Happy. - Chapter 1: Reincarnating As a Manga Character
- Since I’ve Entered the World of Romantic Comedy Manga, I’ll Do My Best to Make the Heroine Who Doesn’t Stick With the Hero Happy.
- Chapter 1: Reincarnating As a Manga Character
Let’s talk about my favorite romantic comedy manga.
The title of the series is “My childhood friend, Ojousama, gets in the way, and I can’t have a normal romantic comedy.”
The story is about a high school student, Yuichi Shigemoto, who falls in love with a girl he met in high school, Shiho Fujise.
When he was about to confess, his childhood friend, Kaori Tojoin, stood in his way.
She used her money and power to make sure that the protagonist wouldn’t be alone with Shiho Fujise, and eventually she makes the protagonist her own fiance.
At first, the protagonist finds his childhood friend annoying, but when he realizes that Kaori actually likes him, he begins to notice and care about her, realizing that everything that she did to disturb him was her own way of returning her affection.
But Shiho Fujise, who the protagonist fell for, also likes the protagonist.
Shiho Fujise is a girl who likes the protagonist with pure hearted intentions, while the protagonist’s childhood friend, Kaori Tojoin, is a young lady who’s twisted and wants to monopolize the protagonist.
The love triangle between the three is very entertaining and amusing.
This romantic comedy manga is so popular that an anime adaptation is in the works.
I don’t read a lot of romantic comedy manga, but this is the one of the few that I actually enjoyed.
Usually when I read manga like these, I have a favorite character.
There’s a lot of other people in my high school who have also read the manga, and they all talk about who they like better, Shiho Fujise or Kaori Tojoin.
It’s usually a 50/50 split, but… my choice is different.
It’s not Tojoin Kaori nor Fujise Shiho.
My character of choice is Seishima Shimada, the best friend of Fujise Shiho.
She’s part of the so-called losing heroines. They are the ones who’ll never be tied with the protagonist.
This manga is commonly known as “Ojojama”, and the two main heroines are Kaori Tojoin and Shiho Fujiwara.
The protagonist will choose between one of the two, there can be no other ending for this story.
There are other heroines who also add color to the story.
One of them is my favorite character, Saint Shimada. [EDN:Probably her nickname]
She’s a short girl with silver hair and has a cool look in her eyes.
She’s a very beautiful woman with a cool vibe, and because of her appearance, she’s portrayed as a woman who’s liked by girls.
I loved her.
I may sound creepy for feeling this way towards a manga character, but I genuinely love her.
[TLN: Biggest Simp]
I got a part-time job while I was still in high school and spent most of the money I earned on merchandise for Sei-chan.
I really liked her, and I never would’ve thought that I would be so addicted to her.
As I was on my way home from work today, I was going to the store to buy some of the Saint’s merchandise.
I’ve been buying a lot of merchandise lately because of the anime adaptation. All the money I have is dwindling and I’m slowly running out…
I’ll have to work harder and get another part-time job.
As I was walking along the sidewalk thinking about this, I heard a scream right behind me.
As I turned around, I saw a truck approaching right in front of me.
It’s a large truck, I can’t escape by diving sideways.
I mean, this is a sidewalk, why would a truck just go and run into it… Oh, the driver’s asleep… You gotta be kidding me.
I was thinking about all of this in less than a second.
If I have the time to think about something like this before getting hit by the truck, then is this the feeling you get when you’re about to die? Time stretching and feeling it slow down.
Am I about to die?
I don’t want to die, I’m still in high school. I haven’t finished reading the rest of “Ojojama”.
“Ojojama” isn’t even complete yet. I wanna go ahead and finish it.
I know that the Saint won’t win, but I still want to know about how it ends.
There will be a lot of Sei-chan’s goods on sale today, and I need to buy them.
I definitely don’t want to die in a place like this.
At that moment, my entire body received a shock that I had never experienced once in my life before, and I lost consciousness.
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–Where am I ?
I was fading in and out of consciousness.
I open my eyes and check my situation.
I looked around and saw that I was apparently in some kind of school.
For a moment I thought it was my school, but upon closer inspection it was not.
The structure of the building and the corridors are different from my school, and most importantly… For some reason I’m wearing a different uniform, My uniform is different no matter how I look at it.
Why am I wearing the uniform of a school that I have no idea of, and where even am I?
Wait, didn’t I get hit by a truck…?
So maybe I’m dreaming all of this?
I’ve been hit by a truck, rendered unconscious, and now I’m in a dream?
That’s most likely what happened… or maybe I’m dead.
Hmm? Somehow, my body started to move against my will.
I walked down the hallway of the school, heading towards some area.
When I look out the window, I could see the soccer team working on the field, so it seems that school has already ended. And yet, I seem to be heading towards a classroom instead of the school’s elevator.
I don’t know, it’s a strange feeling to not be able to move my own body even though it’s my own. Well, it’s a dream, so is it supposed to be like this?
As I let my body move on its own, I arrived in front of a classroom.
As I reached for the sliding door, my body stopped…
I heard voices from inside, so I began listening to them.
“What should I do, Sei-chan? …Am I allowed to confess my feelings?”
“What are you confused about, Shiho?”
The voice, and now the names…, could they be Shiho Fujise and Seishima Shimada?
No, I’ve bought the drama CD and listened to it way too many times, there’s no way I could be wrong.
These voices are definitely Shiho Fujise and Sei Shimada.
“Because Yuichi-kun already has Tojoin-san, and I thought I was just getting in the way of the two of them….”
This scene is from… No way, this should be impossible!?
This is my favorite scene! I love this scene… This is the scene that made me fall in love with Saint Shimada.
This scene isn’t from a drama CD or anything, this is a scene I’m able to see in action!
This is the scene where the heroine, Shiho Fujise, is wondering if she should confess her feelings to the protagonist, Yuichi Shigemoto.
She isn’t sure if she should confess her feelings to Yuichi. She can’t find the courage to do so.
Fujise thought that he would refuse the date because Yuichi already had a cute childhood friend named Kaori Tojoin.
It was Sei who encouraged her to do so.
“Tojoin doesn’t matter. What matters is Shiho’s feelings.”
I was alone outside the classroom after school, and I could hear her voice coming from inside the classroom.
“Shiho likes Shigemoto, right? You want to go out with him, right?”
“Then you have to do your best. It’s okay, Shiho can do it. He asked you out on a date, So he definitely has feelings for you.”
“Yeah, yeah… that’s right. Thank you, Sei-chan.”
At the end, Fujise said shyly and thanked her.
“Well, I’m off to club!”
“Yeah, good luck.”
“Yeah! Thank you so much, Sei-chan!”
Fujise is part of the tennis club, so she hurries off to go to her club activity.
I’m at the door by the podium, While Fujise is on the opposite end as she opens the door at the back of the classroom, leaves the classroom and runs down the hallway.
Fujise went to her club activities without noticing me.
And Sei-Chan remained alone in the classroom.
“Good luck Shiho… for my sake.”
―This is it.
This is the moment when I fell in love with Sei-chan.
Sei-chan also liked the main character, Yuichi Shigemoto.
But Sei-chan knew that Fujise had been in love with Yuichi for a long time.
At first, Sei-chan didn’t approve of Shigemoto, but the more she interacted with him, the more she understood his true personality, and the more she liked him.
But for the sake of her best friend Fujise, Sei-chan pushed aside her feelings and helped the two get together.
Sei-chan is so sincere to her two friends and confidants.
That’s the kind of girl I grew to love.
As I was thinking this, my body opened the classroom door on its own.
Of course, Sei-chan, who was inside, noticed me and turned towards me.
“… Hisamura, did you hear what I said?”
“I didn’t mean to do it on purpose. I’m Sorry.”
My mouth opened on its own and I responded to Sei-chan’s words.
Or rather, Hisamura?
Is that Sei-chan calling my name?
Ah, but it’s not my name, is it? Remembering this scene…
Could it be that I… have become Tsukasa Hisamura!?
Tsukasa Hisamura, is another character from “Ojojama,” and is a close friend of Yuichi Shigemoto.
His role in the story is to listen to Shigemoto’s troubles about love and give some advice.
I like this guy too.
Why, you ask? It’s because I share the same name as the character.
I was happy because it was really like a miracle that there was a character from my favorite manga with the same name as me. Moreover, his words and actions are very similar to mine. No, I promise I’m not imitating him.
I got excited whenever any character called him by his name, because I felt like they were calling me too.
And even now, Sei-chan is calling me by my name.
Well, perhaps they’re calling Tsukasa Hisamura, the character in this manga, not me in the real world.
However, the best friend stereotype in this kind of position is not really involved in romance.
When Shigemoto and the others are struggling with their love triangle, Tsukasa Hisamura is just… well, just being amused and poking fun at them, and sometimes goes ahead and gives them serious advice.
It seems that in this dream, I am Tsukasa Hisamura.
“About earlier, are you sure? about Yuichi. ……”
My mouth, or rather Tsukasa Kumura’s mouth, opened by itself again and spoke to Sei-chan.
Come to think of it, the story continued like this in the “Ojojama” manga too.
Maybe I’m in the position of Tsukasa Hisamura, but right now, it’s like I’m Tsukasa Kumura in the original story?
It’s supposed to be a dream, so why does this feel so real?
Anyways, it’s great, because from my special fucked-up seat I get to watch and feel my favorite scenes in real life.
The Sei in front of me looked very beautiful and charming.
“…It’s okay. I was just trying to find out if Shigemoto was right for Shiho. There’s no room for me, they’re perfect for each other.”
Then Sei-chan laughed.
Yeah, I fell for that smile when I saw it.
You show a wonderful smile for your friends, but it’s also a lonely smile that stifles your own feelings.
When I saw the smile on her face that combined the both of them, I instantly became a fan of Sei-chan.
–but even though it’s the smile that made me fall in love with her, I don’t want to see it.
I don’t want to see you have that sad smile on your face.
If you’re happy, Im happy too
I want to change the story so you can be happy.
“I like you.”