Shuichi Nimaru’s love comedy that childhood friends never lose commonly known as Osamake, which has been published in Dengeki Bunko since June 2019 and has been broadcast since the spring of 2021, has been a romantic comedy boom since the latter half of the 2010s. It is a symbolic work.
It was a new hit that was noted in the annual report that describes market trends.
The 2019 Publishing Index Annual Report Publishing Science Institute describes the 2018 paperback light novel market as very tough, down 12.6% from the previous year. The people who used to be familiar with light novels are the core of both books and paperback books, and the challenge is to develop young new readers page 119. The number of hits was small, the number of publications decreased significantly, and the negative market was spurred, but while waiting for the hit of the new series, it was written that this work reached 250,000 copies with up to 3 volumes.
However, this work did not appear mutationally.
It has been a long time since it has been said that light novels from different worlds have become a major force, but in the last few years, genres such as youth and romantic comedies have been steadily gaining popularity. Light novel BEST ranking summary 2019 Year Edition This light novel is amazing! 2020 Takarajimasha, p. 82.
This should not be understood as a separate move from becoming a novelist.
A romantic comedy set in modern Japan, including Mr. Saeki’s Matters that were unknowingly made useless by the angel next door, which was serialized in December 2018, and the book version was published in June 2019. Is showing excitement.
There was a divergence in the fashion of the paperback light novel in the early 2010s, but it has been approaching since the latter half. Until the middle of the 10’s, different world reincarnation/transition and war memorial fantasy were sweeping, but after the latter half, romantic comedies have revived as a group.
This is probably because the readers have become sick of fantasy, and the generation who read love comedy novels in the 2000s and early 10s has turned to writers.
However, since the latter half of the 10s, anime has become a business model that recoups production costs through overseas sales and smartphone games. It is unclear whether romantic comedy original animation, which is less suitable for external sales and RPG and SLG production for smartphones than fantasy, will continue to be made in the 20s.
It is uncertain at this stage whether the romantic comedy boom after the latter half of the 10’s will expand by animation as it did until the early 10’s, or whether it will continue grassroots / converge without relying so much on visualization.
The trend of this genre in the ’20s will change drastically depending on whether the romantic comedy anime such as this work can produce business results.
What is not to lose
What is the content of Osamake
In the first volume of this work, the main character, Maru, is a former genius child actor but is now treated as bagasse stupid and dregs) with his friend Tetsuhiko who belongs to the same entertainment club, is a classmate and novelist Shirakusa. I confess to him, but he crushes it. Maru’s childhood friend, Kuroba, who was confessed but shook, plans to take revenge on Shirakusa.
Even if you say revenge, you want to make people say it at a school festival.
To regret having shaken herself to Shirakusa, Maru is a talent who is dating Shirakusa, and her mother died while co-starring to perform at a school festival that surpasses her senior Abe who also attends the same high school. Face his own past trauma.
The title is a kind of hook.
The heroines that appear in Volume 2 are all childhood friends.
Also, as the expression, I won’t win, but I won’t lose in Volume 4, if you bring it into a harem state where your wife is uncertain, you won’t lose even if you don’t win any heroine.
Since the latter half of the 10’s, the words only XX won and winned have been used frequently for people and characters, and that’s why the heroines are aware that they won’t lose. Let’s say it.
The development of If you win him, get along with me is a development that frequently appears in boys’ manga, including Love and Makoto in the 1970s, but both this work and love are recognized by the world by winning and losing, and someone The underlying value is that you are chosen because you are better although it is not a killing, but a shambles about how to outsmart other heroines and attract the attention of the circle.
Anyway, as the title says I won’t lose, Maru is argued by multiple heroines, but no one chooses. It is an old-fashioned romantic comedy in which the number of heroines increases by one for each volume (the third and subsequent volumes are not necessarily childhood friends), and the main character is insensitive.
Speaking of the difference from the old romantic comedy, when the main character appeared, it was introduced like an ordinary high school student but in reality, it is clearly a high-spec character, from the heroine side Osaka Childhood friend girlfriend And she wants to keep is good although it is different from the second is fine, is it positively presented?
Based on the actor Maru, acting, that is, the mismatch between appearance and inner heart, get something by acting, acting becomes a role, and the role and the person are matched. It’s also a story. It goes without saying that this deals with subjects similar to Weak characters Tomozaki-Kun and Overlord.
Even if the times change, it is unchanged that the novel is good at describing the inner psychology. A romance drama that takes advantage of this feature while responding quickly to the times will continue to be sought after.