I Quit the Going-Home Club for a Girl with a Venomous Tongue


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Sakaki Sui, a second year high school student who self-proclaims himself as a professional member of the going-home club, holds his afterschool days that he can freely use for anything as something of utmost importance. With no need for an entry form, or a withdrawal form, it is definitely a pure form of club activities, the going-home club. While having the greatest pride as a member, he was given a mission by a beautiful teacher during the fall of his second year.

“The problem child, Hiwa Arina, cure her venomous tongue.”

The Hiwa Arina, who was was only scored full points in appearance, who trampled over the confessions and courtship of many guys. That day, he was asked to cure the girl who was given the nickname of “The Venomous Tongued Rose.” For him, as a member of the world’s best club, the act of staying after school was a contradiction. However, he couldn’t refuse a request from his beautiful teacher, and is now forced to spend his after school time at school.

The beautiful young girl that used her venomous tongue for seemingly violent acts.

The going-home club member that can only speak in jokes.

The crazy school life of two people filled with the chaos of abuse and jokes. But, he has yet to find out about the secret that she was hiding…

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Dokuzetsu Shoujo no Tame ni Kitaku-bu Yamemashita
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New titor420 rated it
December 2, 2022
Status: Completed
This novel gives off similar vibes to Oregairu season 1, at least in the beginning, where it's kind of a chill school slice of life story with bits of romance where an eccentric protagonist and the cold female lead go around and help school clubs. But in reality it is very different from Oregairu. Our protagonist isn't gloomy or a loner, but kind of a class clown character. He could be a bit cringe at time but it was better than being bland. The female lead is really cold and... more>> sometimes a bit too abusive but still remained likeable, because she has her reasons for the way she acts. They had good chemistry, and that's all that really matters.

As generic as this setup felt, I still found myself enjoying it. The characters were intriguing enough where you wanted to know what happens next. This and the excellent translation propelled me all the way until the end, through the bad and good parts.

Because phew, there's quite a bit of bad. The story takes a turn for the serious, and I won't spoil anything, but from my POV it really mishandles some heavy subject matter. There's some pretty dark stuff in here, but the author tries to gloss over it when it should be more consequential. He wanted to keep the chill romance school life vibes, but it felt out of place given what some of the characters were going through. Almost every serious or dramatic turn of event was just not well written imo. I found myself frustrated as the plot got serious but never offered anything too interesting, instead choosing to prolong the inevitable with a series of convenient and inconvenient plot twists.

I really think there was a lot of missed potential with the female lead who's backstory could have been the foundation for some great stories, but was not used to the fullest or most interesting extent.

And that brings us to the final arcs, where the dumbest and most frustrating event happens which served to drag the story 30 more chapters without offering any deeper insight, to then finally conclude with an ending everyone saw coming. By the time the ending rolled around, I wasn't excited or happy for the characters, just relieved it was finally over. "Venomous Tongue" is far from the worst romcom out there, and can be pretty enjoyable, but it drops the ball when it comes to drama and plot.

P.S. I always laughed in my head about how the MC's breath would probably always stink of tomato lol <<less
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New 121kenx
November 13, 2022
Status: c132
It's a good story. I especially liked how the two main characters Sui and Arina's dynamic. Sui's comedic demeanor and way of life is really fun to read for me. However, the two things I don't like about it were the pacing and a few tropes. The pacing is something that is mostly relevant about the last 20 chapters, where there are time-skips everywhere, yet it feels so slow to reach the resolution. And for the most part, every twist is very sudden, appearing apparently out of nowhere. For the... more>> tropes,


the worst part was the coma. The drama and angst really felt excessive by then, as we knew that they loved each other, and there was only one inexplicable thing getting in the way, which was Arina's memory loss of all things Sui. Even if it was explained by Sui's excessive drinking of tomato juice, it felt too perfectly timed.

Plus, Arina's multiple personalities weren't really developed too much. Although it played an important role in the story, in hindsight Arina's soft side didn't make many appearances.


But, as I stated at the start, I do like the story and the characters within them. It really suited my taste to read a relatively short rom-com. <<less
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Meloonseed rated it
March 28, 2019
Status: c2
Wahhhhhh, my review got deleted when my laptop ran out of batteryyyyy---

Basically, the guy above me is a s*upid fellow traumatised by japanese rom coms.

And, you really can't predict stories with just the first girl troupe, you know? There's bound to be troupes...

... more>> There's only two girls, bet there's only gonna be two girls. Doubt there's going to really be a waifu war, with how it's written... 80% there isn't going to be another girl besides teacher and poisonous tongue.

And, wish-fulfillment is pretty much in any novel. If not, what is the point? And it doesn't even seem to be a severe case of wish-fulfillment... it's really not bad at all, not some average-joe going around getting all the troupe-ladies doing bull... don't argue back, you said you only read the epilogue, the epilogue is always s*upidly giddy in rom coms.

From my experience, novels with MCs like these are pretty good.

Unless it goes a different way than I expect, five stars! If it changes, my review changes! Do read it, hehe.

Just don't be that one traumatized dude. How else you gonna find stuff that makes you happy? One must waste time... to... be happy? <<less
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BaldTortoise596 rated it
October 14, 2020
Status: c23
I started this novel because I thought it sounded good, which it actually turned out to be. They start distant then slowly start to get closer, however, her dialect doesn't change much (she's still abrasive towards him).

... more>>

The MC is childhood friends with a popular girl. The author tricks (?) us to think that she, the childhood friend, likes the MC, but she doesn't (I think).

As the MC gets closer to the FMC, he discovers that she actually has dual personalities which were made by her to deal with a trauma of some sorts (we don't know yet). Her 'base' personality is very gentle and caring, however, the teacher can only bring it out for short periods of time. Her 'main' personality is the poisonous one.

The MC then has to get rid of one personality which a very pressuring task for a high schooler as it's like killing a person.


I like the plot so far and would recommend have a go at it.

P.S. The guy below me, Meloonseed, isn't talking about me... I think.

P.S.S. The guy above me, Boogle, doesn't know what romance looks like... OK. He probably does, but only in novels containing an MC so dense, light bends around them. <<less
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traxdize rated it
May 16, 2022
Status: Completed
This is a story about how two weirdo met each other. From volume 1 to volume 5 of the web novel, I'd say that there are twists. But from volume 6 onwards it will be a roller-coaster of feelings and emotions like I'd never felt before. Both the MC and FMC is quirky to say the least and not everybody will like them. I would recommend to tough it out the first two volumes even if you dislike one of them, or not, your choice. A few people has also... more>> said that it was similar to Oregairu but the later volumes proved that it was nothing alike. I got very very very emotional reading the last few volumes. Without spoiling, the ending was nothing short of brilliant. Thank you Mizuno-sensei for writing this masterpiece.

The FanTL is not complete yet (77 @ the time of me writing this), so I resorted to MTL and my own sub-par Japanese comprehension. But I'd say it was worth it. This will end up as one of the most impactful romance I've read in recent years. I hope that the FanTL one day reaches the closing chapters because it isn't something I want people to miss out on.


If you get to the end, do not forget to read the extras, especially the last two. It is very bittersweet, and tugs your heartstrings. But you will not regret it. This makes me realise that most romance series doesn't cover the couple's whole life, most just end at confession, dating, or marriage. Thank you author for writing this. Quoting Arina, "You will always be the comet that orbit the suns until it dies out"

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Hizen rated it
June 17, 2022
Status: Completed
This is the best rom com I have ever read. Like literally the best (for me). The other reviews explained it better so I'm just gonna say go read it.


(It is entirely different from otonari no tenshi tropes kind of MC. Though dense, the MC have a different approach in life)
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Potla rated it
March 20, 2022
Status: Completed
Really good story, great likeable characters. For some reason the humor of the ML really resonated with me, and it was fun to read.

The story starts off slow, but if you're able to read through the first 5 volumes (roughly chapter 70 or so), it not only picks up pace, but also takes you through a roller coaster ride with its twists and turns.

Would recommend 10/10 times.
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Zhynone rated it
April 25, 2021
Status: Completed
This is an amazing novel. Begins with a good story with MC and heroin the unique makes it easy to read. The plot is easy to follow, there are no drastic changes to the story.


the development of the MC & heroin relationship began in WN vol 6 (here hiwa arina has amnesia and forgets about Sakaki Sui), then the story became even more interesting. While the execution of the story is very good.

(addition: after the story is very touching especially in the last 2 chapters)

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KISKU rated it
August 8, 2021
Status: Completed
Ahh... what a ride this was, but it was worth it. I was really scared of this novel to be good cuz I found it similar to oregairu at start (I'm not saying oregairu is bad it's the opposite, I love that too that's why I was against reading something similar to it cuz I can't help but compare it to that and it'll be turn off for me) but it took the story totally different that I didn't expect and author really done his job by making taking reader's... more>> emotions to different level, I'm not gonna spoil, but ratings speaks the truth. I'm definitely gonna save this to be my favourite list. A masterpiece 4me <<less
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stanljpierre rated it
June 22, 2022
Status: Completed
Honeslty, I like the novel, but I'm really not a fan of the abusive type of relationship that they have where the FMC is constantly hitting and pushing the MC around. Call her a tsundere or whatever, but there's literally an instance where she punches him hard enough that he gets a concussion and faints. She wasn't even apologetic after the fact. Moreover, that wasn't the first time he's been punched or hit by her. See that as a joke if you like, but it isn't remotely funny. Don't know... more>> what it is with JP LN's that just like having their MC's abused by women for absolutely no reason and then treat it as a joke.

MC isn't without fault either as I don't like how much of a coward he can come off to be sometimes and while not dense, he often times fails at addressing others feelings that are directed at him and those of his own.

Anyway, aside from that little rant, the overall flow of the novel is really good and as the novel has progressed the relationship between the two is gradually mellowing out. Albeit the FMC is still abrasive in her actions and words sometimes. I have to admit though that they certainly do have a unique dynamic to them that captures my attention.

I usually would avoid reading a novel such as this because I hate the amnesia trope, but this is well written and doesn't leave too bad a taste in my mouth. Nonetheless, I went on ahead and found the rest of the chapters for this novel and while the ending was very touching and beautiful, I'm not that big of a fan of the events before then.

Really didn't like the whole ordeal with the MC all of a sudden falling into a coma for three years. Perhaps it was done by the author due to the fact that the FMC hadn't yet regained her memories of him and him being in a coma was used as a buffer time for her to remember everything and be more impactful or whatever, but it felt really forced.


Overall, I'd have to give this somewhere around a 7.5-8/10. <<less
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Boogle rated it
October 26, 2020
Status: c24
It's alright so far. It's also not romance at this point. The MC and FMC show no potential love between them so far.

Heads up, the author uses a lot of, out of the blue references that no high schooler would use. (Think stuff about very specific WW2 side events, etc.)

The MC and FMC back and forth is fun, but the snail pace of the "story" is hindering to the novel. I would say the main 'conflict' started only at around ch20~.
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Alaola rated it
October 21, 2022
Status: Completed
Man what a stroy this is. The MC is fun to read, the FL character growth is just amazing. All the side characters are likeable and everyone has their own personality.

The start of the story might seems like a generic romcom at the first glance, but it quickly becomes more and more interesting with every chapters.

But the ending man, the ending was a journey. It was a beautiful beautiful beautiful piece of art. I cried, laughed, and cried again.
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NaCl_21 rated it
October 15, 2022
Status: c132
I've read quite the number of books, LNs and WNs but this has got to be one of the greatest stories I have ever read (not only comparing to other japanese LNs but just books in general). The series has a balance of drama, sweetness and bitterness and a great plot overall. The author has a great sense of switching between arcs of SOL and comedy to one of drama and bittersweetness frequently throughout the story, creating a great story experience and development. Everything from C1 to the epilogue was... more>> all written out greatly. Not only that but the TL for this series has been amazing as well, with quality yet frequent updates. <<less
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-Isa- rated it
April 14, 2022
Status: c69
A refreshingly nice rom-com where the characters are smart, charismatic and generally make sensible decisions. As someone above said, it is clearly not written by an unexperienced teenager. Personally, I guess the reason might be because of the characters' excessive use of dad jokes. They feel out of place most of the time, and for me they don't connect. That aside, I don't think that they ruin the characters, they just make the character seem more quirky, which they are.

Generally, most characters are three dimensional, and generally interesting. This is... more>> also backed up by the quality writing, which for me, is top tier compared to other rom-coms in the market.

Someone else mentioned how they are pissed off at the fMC in the first few chapters. The MC was actually more annoying to me, since he was (and is still) the worst offender of dad jokes. He also acts dumb despite being significantly smarter than he looks, and goddamit, the author really sold the performance.

fMC for me is an even more interesting character, since she is the only one out of the two who really show a crystal clear character flaw, which makes her character development ever more satisfying when you reach later chapters. She has a better backstory than the MC (since MC has a fairly normal upbringing).

As for negatives, well, not much. The only thing I can think of is that the more the MCs shine, the less the other characters. Some characters with high potential like the sensei, or MC's childhood friend, has the screen presence of Captain Marvel in endgame (and unlike Brie Larson's not showing up often being a good thing, this one doesn't). These two have huge story potential, and from what I got until this chapter, they are not just plank of woods either.

In conclusion, this is one of the best rom-coms in recent months. It has good story telling, it has a level of maturity, and the characters have a certain level charisma and development. Definitely worth a try. <<less
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anokatax rated it
March 26, 2021
Status: v1c36
Enjoyable slow drama mostly of a harsh, cold girl gradually opening to MC and becoming closer. As of C36, there's light hints of romance but nothing concrete and likely a long way away.

It's mostly the pair helping random clubs which is fine. She still insults him a lot but seems to have softened a bit.

Trauma of past is present and probably will be addressed as a major plot eventually.
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Namaewa_ARV rated it
March 1, 2021
Status: Completed
A well-written story with good character development unlike normal web novels of this genre. The protagonist (ML) and the FL's relationship is really interesting from the beginning. The slow romance is another plus point for the novel. It was worth MTLing including the extra chapters.
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Jarhead._.Lee rated it
February 20, 2021
Status: v1c1
It's a wonderful story. Only issue is that... it's super slow. The pacing is basically like Oregairu, where the first like, 7 volumes don't have that much romantic tension between 8man & Yu/kino/i ; so I would just suggest you wait until like, a whole lot of chapters are out, or until it's completed. Or just binge like I did and then suffer at the fact that the series updates super slowly. T-T
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DableUTeeF rated it
December 6, 2020
Status: c30
The story and the FMC might be annoying at the first chapters, but she herself wanted to improve and MC also said he wouldn't endured her otherwise. This kept me read it long enough to found the story interesting instead of throw it away.

The romantic part looks chaotic at chapter 30, but something will definitely happen.

The story isn't too simple-minded, while also not too heavy. And author clearly wasn't a teenager when he wrote this.

Overall, for me it's definitely not 5 star but also more than 4.
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pondernyaissa rated it
November 5, 2022
Status: --
This is beautiful. One of the must read completed work.

It's funny, depressing, full of hope, growth, melancholy, and love.
I just love the 2 main characters so much.

It's short enough that you can finish in 2 days. But good enough that it'll stay on your mind for a long time.


Even in death they found each other again. I cried like a child.

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theeskalator rated it
October 20, 2022
Status: Completed
At first, I thought this is going to be typical romance about tsundere girl and lonely guy.


Oh god... this story is BEAUTIFUL!!

And what a roller coaster ride!

Really funny MC with random jokes

Truly beautiful and passionate heroine

I love it! So much!
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Somara rated it
August 25, 2022
Status: Completed
The translation went up to c113 at the time of writing this. It's the 5th (or 4th last) chapter of vol7. I read the rest (volume 8 as well as Interstellar) in JP using Chiitrans Lite and also used DeepL once in a while when I struggled with some complicated sentences. I learned JP grammar through the Tae Kim guide. I'll save the remaining volumes and chapters when the translation is done.

Most reviews pretty much stated what I felt about this story. I regret starting it, because I'm more of... more>> a fluffy romance guy who favors "early romance" rather than "slow romance." I.e.:

the confession happens at the end of volume 8, I'm not a fan of such stories that prolong the confession to the very end.

Hence I prefer visual novels over web and light novels. BUT, this story exceeded my expectations by having these extra chapters in Interstellar, only few visual novels go that far.


their life gets depicted, albeit in a short way, you read how they grow older, have a daughter, the daughter leaves the house, they travel around the world, some wonderful line of Sui being the comet that orbits around Arina. (The kanji for comet "彗星" contains Sui = 彗. The kanji for Arina's surname, Hiwa = "日羽" contains Hi = 日. Though I usually see 日 mostly used as "day", it does have the meaning "sun" as well. So it's a nice wordplay from the author's side. You'll find this in the two chapters of Interstellar.)


The reason why I give it 4 stars and not 5 stars is because of the slight try-hard drama at the end of volume 7 and start of volume 8.

Sui falls into a coma due to cerebral ischemia and the cause of it is unknown. It is suspected that his overconsumption of tomato juice could be a contributor. If you look it up, overconsumption of tomatoes does lead to some health defects, so it's not completely out of the left field but still...

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RoxyProject rated it
August 4, 2022
Status: Completed
This story was amazing. The characters, and the way it progresses, everything about it was nice. The ending to the novel isn't like a normal rom-com and leaves you with a bittersweet feeling. It makes you reflect on the story a lot, and that's what I loved about it.


I loved how the author included more parts to their life like their marriage, children, and the aftermath. Honestly reading the last few chapters made me tear up a bit

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