Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai

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Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai
Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai cover.jpeg
Cover of volume 1.
ダメな私に恋してください
Genre Love comedy
Manga
Written by Aya Nakahara
Published by Shueisha
Demographic Josei
Magazine You
Original run April 2013 – present
Volumes 10
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Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai (ダメな私に恋してください, lit Please Love the Useless Me) is an ongoing Japanese love comedy josei manga series written and illustrated by Aya Nakahara. It's published by Shueisha, with serialization on You magazine since April 2013 and with the chapters compiled into nine volumes so far.[1][2] The series has been licensed in France by Delcourt under the name Please love me.[3] The manga has been made into a Japanese live-action drama by TBS, which was broadcast from January 12, 2016 to March 15, 2016.[4]

Plot[edit]

Michiko Shibata is a woman who is thirty years old, and yet she has no job, no money, and no real boyfriend. She was let go by her former employment after it went bankrupt. She meets her former supervisor Ayumu Kurosawa, who offers Michiko a job at his cafe "Himawari" until she gets back on her feet. With Ayumu's help, Michiko slowly gets her life back on track.[5]

Characters[edit]

  • Michiko Shibata: The main character of the series. A 29-year-old woman who loses her job and starts working for her former supervisor in his café until she finds another job.[2] She is played by Kyoko Fukada in the live-action drama.
  • Ayumu Kurosawa: Michiko's former supervisor and now current employer at the Himawari cafe. He used to be a former gangster and seems formidable, but he takes it upon himself to look after those who are in trouble, such as Michiko.[6] He is played by Dean Fujioka in the live-action drama.
  • Daichi Mogami: Michiko's colleague at her new place of employment. He is her first real boyfriend, and is younger than her.[6] He is played by Shohei Miura in the live-action drama.

Volumes[edit]

  • 1 (August 23, 2013)[7]
  • 2 (December 25, 2013)[8]
  • 3 (April 25, 2014)[9]
  • 4 (August 25, 2014)[10]
  • 5 (December 25, 2014)[11]
  • 6 (April 24, 2015)[12]
  • 7 (August 25, 2015)[13]
  • 8 (December 25, 2015)[14]
  • 9 (May 25, 2016)[15]
  • 10 (Nov 25, 2016)[16]

Reception[edit]

Volume 4 reached the 16th place on the weekly Oricon manga charts and, as of August 31, 2014, had sold 56,282 copies;[17] volume 5 reached the 43rd place[18] and, as of January 4, 2015, had sold 69,150 copies;[19] volume 6 reached the 25th place and, as of April 26, 2015, had sold 34,567 copies.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dame na Watashi ni Koi Shite Kudasai vo". manga-news.com (in French). Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Love*Com's Nakahara Starts Dame na Watashi ni Koi Shite Kudasai Manga". Anime News Network. April 15, 2013. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Please love me - Manga série - Manga news". manga-news.com (in French). Retrieved July 28, 2015. 
  4. ^ TBS. "火曜ドラマ『ダメな私に恋してください』|TBSテレビ". TBSテレビ (in Japanese). Retrieved 2016-10-04. 
  5. ^ http://www.tbs.co.jp/damekoi/intro/
  6. ^ a b http://you.shueisha.co.jp/lineup/damena_watashi.html
  7. ^ ダメな私に恋してください 1. books.shueisha.co.jp (in Japanese). SHUEISHA Inc. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  8. ^ ダメな私に恋してください 2. books.shueisha.co.jp (in Japanese). SHUEISHA Inc. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  9. ^ ダメな私に恋してください 3. books.shueisha.co.jp (in Japanese). SHUEISHA Inc. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  10. ^ ダメな私に恋してください 4. books.shueisha.co.jp (in Japanese). SHUEISHA Inc. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  11. ^ ダメな私に恋してください 5. books.shueisha.co.jp (in Japanese). SHUEISHA Inc. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  12. ^ ダメな私に恋してください 6. books.shueisha.co.jp (in Japanese). SHUEISHA Inc. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  13. ^ ダメな私に恋してください 7. books.shueisha.co.jp (in Japanese). SHUEISHA Inc. Retrieved August 22, 2015. 
  14. ^ ダメな私に恋してください 8. books.shueisha.co.jp (in Japanese). SHUEISHA Inc. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  15. ^ ダメな私に恋してください 9. books.shueisha.co.jp (in Japanese). SHUEISHA Inc. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  16. ^ Aya., Nakahara,; 中原アヤ. (2016). Dame na watashi ni koishite kudasai : 10. Tōkyō: Shūeisha. ISBN 9784088456782. OCLC 982487786. 
  17. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, August 25–31". Anime News Network. September 3, 2014. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, December 22–28". Anime News Network. January 5, 2015. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, December 29-January 4". Anime News Network. January 7, 2015. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, April 20–26". Anime News Network. April 30, 2015. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 

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