- Mangaka : Yomu Mishima, Monda
- Publisher : Seven Seas Entertainment
- Genre : Comedy, Light Novels, Isekai
- Published : February 2021
Once in a while, it’s nice to fantasize about being surrounded by an aesthetically pleasing group of the opposite sex on an uninhabited island. It’s a huge plus if all of those are into us. For guys, that’s called harem, and for gals, that’s logically called reverse harem. The feeling of getting our egos scratched is nice and flattering. We mean, that’s basically why it’s called a fantasy. Anyway, things change when the completely opposite thing happens. Just imagine getting stuck on an island filled with handsome or beautiful members of the same sex? Well, actually, that doesn’t really sound that bad.
Our protagonist is basically the average person. His sister is a hardcore fujoshi and has hidden her stash in his room without his consent. His parents find his supposed stash, and he obviously gets a couple of weird stares. In order for his sister to agree to help him clear his name, she asks him to finish an otome game. When he finishes the game, the next thing he knows is that he’s been transported into the game world.
1. Multiple Funny Bits
Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs has a pretty interesting premise, to say the least. Our hero gets sent to a game he has hatefully grinded and gets betrothed to a 50-year-old woman who has had seven prior marriages. We mean that on its own is hilarious. But it doesn’t stop there.
Since he’s been born as nobody of the essence, he tries his best to stand on the sidelines. However, our main character somehow always gets himself into more trouble than he asks for, although that scores him some brownie points.
2. Not Really BL
This reason is a bit of a gray area. If you’ve read the first part of this article, then you’re probably convinced that this is some sort of BL manga. We’re not saying that it’s bad, we know a lot of fujoshis out there. We’re just saying it breaks our expectations. In our book, that’s a huge plus point. That said, our main character won’t be suddenly finding homosexual love interest. Instead, he actually tries to live his life as lazy as he can. But as he does that, he finds himself heavily altering how the game supposedly progresses.
1. A Lot of Ramblings
This novel is quite a long one. It almost reaches 500 pages. We’re basically saying it’s a good find, worth-wise. Anyway, this novel also has a long prologue, around ten to twenty pages, and the protagonist spends those pages tattling and whining about his own choices. Yes, and that’s just the prologue. If you are not into reading a character’s seemingly endless tattles, then you may want to consider putting this book back on its shelf.
Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs is a hilarious find good to relieve some stress. At first glance, it’s seemingly simple and predictable, but it’s nowhere near that. It just presents one weird, but funny plot twist after the other. The plot really isn’t something that is unique or exemplary, but it’s interesting. Even though this light novel almost has 500 pages, it still leaves us wanting for more!