Details: Also known as 100 Kanojo,100-nin no Kanojo, Kimi no koto ga daidaidaidaidai suki na 100-nin no Kanojo and 君のことが大大大大大好きな100人の彼女
I previously reviewed The Struggle of a Love Flag Girl, which is a comedy that plays off the tropes of shojo manga. The 100 Girlfriends Who Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Love You has a similar concept in that it is a self aware comedy that plays off the tropes of the harem genre.
The 100 Girlfriends Who Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Love You is a harem manga that takes the genre to the extreme. Normally, “harem” stories are romance stories where you get a protagonist (usually male) who has a few potential romantic interests (usually girls). Usually, the protagonist gets into perverted situations with these potential romantic partners, but eventually picks one and lives happily ever after with that girl at the very end of the story.
The 100 Girlfriends Who Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Love You is about a guy who constantly gets rejected. When he goes to a shrine in order to pray about his predicament, a god shows up and grants his wish of having a soul mate. Except that something goes wrong, and instead of being granted one soul mate, he is granted one hundred. Not pursuing these soul mates will end up wrecking everyone’s lives, so he has no choice but to create the largest poly amorous relationship in manga history.
The humor here is top notch. The author is well aware that this is a story playing of tropes so a lot of his jokes have an element of fourth wall breaking. The entire story is a wink at manga fans who enjoy the genre.
As for the romantic interests, there are many and it is starting to get crowded. I have no idea how he is going to reach one hundred romantic interests, but the author has done a great job with each romantic interest so far. Each girl embodies an anime trope. There the tsundere, the well endowed nice girl, the lolicon… it’s all the tropes. Most recently, they just delivered the “oyakodon,” which is… when you hook up with a girl and her mom. Even further… the mom is somehow a twenty-nine year old virgin. I don’t know where the author comes up with this stuff.
Overall, this is a hilarious comic that is made for fans of this genre. It plays off tropes and breaks the fourth wall, often to hilarious effect. If you are someone who doesn’t like harem stuff, you’re still not going to like this comic. This is especially true with all fan service in this thing. In any case, I enjoyed this manga and will likely continue reading it.