Scumbag Loser by Mikoto YamagutiScumbag Loser by Mikoto Yamaguti

Scumbag Loser

byMikoto Yamaguti

Paperback | November 29, 2016

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High-schooler Masahiko Murai has exactly one thing going for him: a keen sense of smell. Not exactly the sort of defining trait that helps someone become one of the popular kids, especially given the malodorous scents he finds particularly appealing. But that's okay. He's set the bar pretty low in terms of his expectations. He doesn't have to be cool or popular -- or even liked. Just as long as he isn't the biggest loser, he can get by.

As luck would have it, there's always been one rung lower on his class's social ladder, but when the "biggest loser" gets a girlfriend, a panicked Masahiko pulls a name out of his past -- Haruka Mizusawa -- playing the long-distance relationship card in a desperate attempt to keep his worst nightmare from becoming reality. Naturally everyone's skeptical, but when Haruka shows up at school the next day and backs up Masahiko's story, their skepticism is quickly laid to rest. You'd think that Masahiko was off the hook...

But what he failed to share with his classmates was that Haruka actually died years who's turned up wearing her face, and why is she playing along with him at all...? Masahiko's about to learn that there are far more horrifying fates than being the biggest loser in school...

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Title:Scumbag LoserFormat:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 8.25 × 5.75 × 1.88 inPublished:November 29, 2016Publisher:Yen PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316272221

ISBN - 13:9780316272223

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dark, Twisted, and Insightful This is absolutely not a manga for everyone because it is quite disturbing and deals with some heavy subject matter. This book deals with the topic of self worth as well as other people's perception of your self worth, it explores the notion of changing yourself to fit other people's ideals about who you should be through some kind of strange monster scenario. It never fully explains the supernatural aspect of the story but the underlying message of the book was so important that it didn't necessarily matter that the monsters made no sense because they served as a way to shock you into seeing how destructive it can be to try and change someone who is not unhappy with their own self. If you like psychological horror manga than definitely pick this up.
Date published: 2017-03-07