Is it Tough Being a Friend?
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43551
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  • Yuujin Character wa Taihen desu ka?
  • 友人キャラは大変ですか?
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  • 8.34
  • 348
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My first impression of Ryuuga was “This is the kind of protagonist you’d see in something like an anime.” Then, that thought soon changed into conviction. First of all, this guy almost never talks about his past. Also, he frequently slips out of class. As soon as he comes back, he gets extremely tired, blood comes out from his lips, the sleeves and cuffs of his uniform get torn, and so forth. Furthermore, there’s always beauties that are surrounding Ryuuga. The one who’s like an idol within the school, Yukimiya Shiori. The cool expert of the sword, Aogasaki Rei. The mysterious transfer student, Elmira McCartney. It’s very tiring for me when these people appear in front of Ryuuga. I have to frantically make a fuss by saying things like “H, hey Ryuga! How did you get acquainted with Yukimiya!”, “W, why did the beautiful swordswoman Aogasaki come to the classroom to specifically meet Ryuga?!”, or “E, E, Elmira! What is it that you see in Ryuga!” …So why am I doing this? That’s because I, Kobayashi Ichirou, am a pro at being a friend. My life’s calling is to support Hinomori Ryuuga, the protagonist amongst protagonists, as a close friend character. ―Let the curtains open for the rom-com presented by co-starring best friend, Kobayashi Ichirou!
Based from a popular LN now in Manga form!

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>THEME: Crossdressing
Thanks for spoiling the twist.
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At the end of the day, he's just delusional. Like, I get his reasons, but its cruel, and unfair to everyone around him and it infuriates me
Last edited 4 days ago by SonicDisgaea98.
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@SonicDisgaea98 you have a point , i started reading it today and i'm halfway through volume 2. although in his defense this is the only way he can find find meaning with his life. he is aware that he wasn't born to be the protagonist so he completely devotes himself to being the best suppoter he can be. But if there is no hero for him to support he loses his meaning for exisiting.. to do the the spoiler tag thing look for an eye with a slash across it then just type within the tags
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@Sniperking that's actually part of it, but I cant go into detail cuz I dont know how to do that spoiler tag thing. And keep in mind that its been a while since I read it, so my memories are a bit fuzzy. So the big issue is that the MC doesnt seem to acknowledge that he's dealing with real people and real problems. To him they are characters in a story, set to play a role. Now that wouldnt be an issue, except that nobody seems to want to play the role he thinks they have to. So he does his best to twist and manipulate them to make it happen as he thinks it should. The situation you brought up is a good example. The demon. Basically a final boss is inside him. Upon discovering that, he decides that it's his fate to be the final boss, and is determined to fill that role. But the issue is that the demon doesnt want to fill that role, it wants to be good. But he cant accept that. He has to have things play out as he wants it to, regardless of the wishes of others, not caring if the outcome causes others suffering. He claims to be a supporting character, but it seems that he only really cares about the story he's deluded himself into following. And the main girl. He's unable to straight up tell her his feelings, so he just keeps stringing her along and letting her think he cares about her while he is planning to set himself up as her enemy.
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@SonicDisgaea98 go for it.
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@Sniperking are you alright with a bit of a rant? My perspective requires a bit of explanation, and I dont want to be annoying by posting a long ranting post.
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what is happening?
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@SonicDisgaea98
how so ? and do you web novel?
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So after reading some of the light novel, I've come to find that the mc is actually a terrible person.
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Truly a bamboozle

I find it funny with how he's reacting to all this in the newest chap. lmao
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You became the very thing you swore to destroy! (Or in this case "not be".)
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@Ezengrane It's about the manga tankoubon v1 release date, which went on sale just a few days ago.
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Flattening mountains is a crime against Mother Earth.
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@Ageha_Yoru Well, that's plenty of source to go by.
BTW Do you know what kind of "special announcement" is on raw site instead of seventh chapter? Is it about LN?
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https://twitter.com/RyuugatannLOVE/status/1262703833806864384
According to the editorial blog, the series (Light Novel) will end in next volume (10).
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yo i read the novel. it goes nowhere, thus this manga wont go anywhere as well. the plot progresses nowhere.
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@assman162

some manga works actually have coherent english sentences. but that may just be the author speaking english him-/herself (if you tweet with them, you'll realize several authors are well-spoken beyond the humble capacities of a google translator).

also, your comment made me laugh. thanks for that.
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@Galder yeah thats what im getting at. jap ln and manga writers are lazy as shit and whenever they introduce a token foreign character everything is fucking wrong about them, sometimes even the names because they cant be arsed to google anything.
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@assman162 i don't think there's any slavic names that are popular enough to be used in japan. even the mccartney thing probably stems from the influence of the us culture over there.
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eastern european and she has mccartney for a surname...irish instead of slavic.

that is the average amount of research a light novel author does, ppl.