Yes, I took the short wat out of the title of this manga. The full title is very long and I can’t have that spoiling the article’s SEO. For those who are still confused; MobuSeka refers to the awesome series, The World of Otome Games is Tough for mobs. I started watching the anime on a friend’s recommendation and then I got curious after episode 2 and caught up with the manga. And ooh boy, it was quite the journey.
So welcome back to another edition of our weekly manga recommendation series! This week we are talking about The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs. I will refer to it henceforth as MobuSeka because writing that long title, again and again, is a pain. With that said, let’s get into more details.
MobuSeka manga is the manga adaptation of the LN of the same name. You can check out the LN if you want, the LN is ahead in terms of the plot but I personally prefer the manga because I feel like it has better pacing than the LN. The manga is written by Mishima Yomu and illustrated by Shiosato Jun (nice name). It started its serialization on 5th October 2018 in the Dra-Dra Sharp Magazine; it is an ongoing monthly publication and currently, chapter 42 is the latest chapter.
MobuSeka has quickly grown to become one of my favorite isekais of all time. It is very different from other isekais in its tone and setting and mostly because of Leon himself. The plot may sound generic but the pacing and the ample amount of plot twists along with the things I mentioned earlier, make it a blast to read.
MobuSeka is about a guy who dies from exhaustion as a result of playing an Otome Game without any breaks for his sister. He is then reincarnated into the same otome game’s world as a mob character, Leon. He tries his best to live a peaceful comfortable life as a mob but his circumstances and his hatred for nobility force him to step up. Before realizes it, he is progressing through noble ranks and his dream of a peaceful life gets further and further away.
As I said, the plot may sound generic but MobuSeka is genuinely interesting and funny. Some of the moments in the plot are outright hilarious. The plot is really well-paced too and it does a great job of keeping the reader interested. Aside from the comedy, there is plenty of serious stuff to keep you interested like political conditions and world-building.
There are many characters in MobuSeka, but only a few among them are important. The guys from the original otome game, the prince and his friend are pretty well written and so are Angelica and Olivia but man, Leon takes the cake. He is such a douchebag in the best way possible. Almost everyone in his school hates him yet this guy does not give a single F. In fact, he uses that to his own advantage. He is such a refreshing character in an isekai man.
MobuSeka has fairly good art. The character designs are ok, some of them are somewhat generic but that is fine. I do like the details put into the clothing though. If there is some party or something like that, the female clothing is really detailed. Aside from that, the author does a pretty good job of drawing mechas and fights. As it said, it is fairly good with some good things and some ok things. Also, I love Leon’s expressions at times; they’re perfect meme faces.
Why should you check out MobuSeka?
Some quick pointers on why you should check out this manga:
- Interesting plot
- Great MC
- A refreshing take on the genre
That is all for now. Let me know what you think in the comments. I love this manga, it is one of the fastest mangas I caught up to. My biggest reason for liking MobuSeka is Leon himself; he is such a different type of MC than what we are used to. With that said, I will take my leave here. See ya!!