Too Many Losing Heroines!


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“Huh? Who are you calling loser?”

As the background of the class, I, Kazuhiko Nukumizu, witnessed a popular girl – Anna Yanami, getting rejected by another guy.

“Even though he said we’ll get married. Don’t you think he’s pretty mean?”

“When did he say that?”

“When we were 4 or 5 years old.”

That doesn’t count, right?

With this, the losing heroines like Remon Yakishio from the Track and Field Club, and Chika Komari, from the literature club.

“Nukumizu-kun. There are two types of girls. Childhood friends or cheating cats.”

“I see. Well, that’s a bold statement.”

There’s a fortune for those who shine only after losing. Losing Heroines— The curtain to the mysterious coming-of-age story “Makeine” opens now!

Associated Names
One entry per line
Make Heroine ga Oosugiru!
Related Series
Evade The Hero and Flee! (1)
I Went Out With a Losing Heroine, But Before I knew It, My Childhood Friend, Who’s Supposed to be The Winning Heroine Thought We Were Dating, Got Angry and Went Into an Argument (1)
Is it Tough Being a Friend? (1)
The Heinous Mysterious Death Green ~The Most Sinister Hero, Warmly Welcomed by The Wicked Organization~ (1)
Please Leave Me Alone (1)
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09/24/23 Skythewood v4 special...
08/24/23 Skythewood v5 afterword + extra
07/10/23 Skythewood v5c4 part1
05/08/23 Skythewood v5c3 part1
04/16/23 Skythewood v5c2 part1
04/07/23 Skythewood v5c1 + intermission
03/24/23 Skythewood v5 prologue
03/16/23 Skythewood v4 intermission 4
02/19/23 Skythewood v4 afterword
01/21/23 Skythewood v3 intermission 4
01/07/23 Skythewood v4c4 + epilogue
01/05/23 Skythewood v4c3 + intermission...
01/03/23 Skythewood v4c2 + intermission...
12/08/22 Skythewood v4 prologue + c1
12/07/22 Skythewood v3 extra + afterword
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naafx8 rated it
March 7, 2022
Status: Completed
damn I was tricked by this novel rating in novel updates.

if you're already sick of beta, wimpy male lead, don't ever try to read this novel.

I'm truly regretting ever reading this. I've tried to keep hoping for better development since chapter 2, but it was all just a pipe dream. The reason why you shouldn't read this novel.

1. The useless wimpy beta MC, he never decides the flow of events

2. Annoying fMC without any clear development

3. Half baked fMC, and many filler story
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bvdaf rated it
September 10, 2021
Status: c3 part2
Yeah it's pretty dull. MC doesn't feel like MC, he feels more like a robot without feelings that just goes along with everything. He never says no, he never speaks his mind, he just goes along with everything people around him want him to do. He is worse version of „typical japanese nice beta MC".


I'm changing rating from 3 to 2 stars because I can't stand how MC is so passive and won't do anything by himself, unless someone tells him to. Also what annoyed me and made me change... more>> the rating to worse is how MC just left the girl crying alone. I know she asked him to leave, but bruh have some empathy, do something (or just simply be there). Human's feelings are not that one dimensional. <<less
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Zlatan rated it
September 17, 2021
Status: c3 part2
It's so good! I don't like heavy drama in rom com. This light hearted drama is absolutely my type. I always had a laugh while reading this. Those who want a very serious romance novel, they may be disappointed but for me this is the ideal novel.
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Lorus01 rated it
August 24, 2022
Status: v2c4
I'm seeing a lot of bad reviews after people mistook the type of story this is, so I had to clarify some things. It may contain spoilers.

One. MC is a serious loner who never had a friend before the story begins, at least he thinks so. He is meek and passive, doesn't understand human relationships and a serious otaku. For some people, he may be understandable but most just want alpha males so don't bother reading and post bad reviews if you can't stand passive male leads.

Two. The harem tag... more>> is wrong, for the time being. And romance tag is not for the protagonist yet, it's for the female characters. So far, protagonist and the heroines doesn't show any kind of romantic interest in each other. The female characters each have someone who they loved for a long time and the feelings haven't faded yet as of what I've read so far.

Three. This point is the whole attraction of the story. The story is about a loner guy who never bothered to have interactions with others get to know these 'losing heroines', their stories and how he himself grow up to fit in with other people. So far, the protagonist is mostly just a spectator to these stories and it isn't his place to intervene in these stories. He'll at most be there as friend to rely on when they're sad. To hell with those readers who just want to see MC conquer the heroines. These heroines who were devoted to a person for their whole lives won't suddenly fell in love with another male friend just because he consoles them. The romance for the protagonist may come but it's still far away. The author himself said that he wrote this series to show the brilliance of the losing heroines even after they lost. The protagonist got to admire this brilliance up close and grow up as he ponder over these people's feelings.

This story may not exactly reflect how relationships work in real life but it is not a wish fulfillment story where every girl falls in love with MC. The story is beautiful, at least for me. Those who don't like it, it's beacuse this is not your cup of tea, not that the story is bad.

P. S. The genre is similar to Oregairu but without protagonist romance and no hateful characters. A milder and more spectating version I guess. <<less
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ftw-yeah rated it
May 28, 2022
Status: v1c4 part1
At the moment, my impression of the novel is something to be read while switching off your brain.

There is no advanced world-building, nor is there 2 billion plot twists that would keep the readers on edge as to what will happen next.

This series is more of something to read while you're chilling, on a cold rainy day while cooped up inside a blanket and listening to some music. Throw in a hot beverage, and you got yourself the vibe of "Too many losing heroines".

It's a very light-hearted series, with hints... more>> of high-school drama here and there. Quite entertaining if you ask me.

The basic premise of the novel is, that our MC, Kazuhiko Nukumizu, who initially didn't want to get involved with others, started talking to 3 'losing heroines' after a series of events. As they're 'losing heroines', you could probably expect what would happen next...

While the girls will go through their own grief, or find new happiness and so, the MC tries his best to help. While not necessarily controlling the flow of events, he lets everything progress as they please, so as to not irritate those losing heroines. Or involve himself with too much drama. Pretty cool

The characters within the novel feel realistic. It's not simply the FMCs instantly falling in love with the MC during the first volume. The FMCs have had their own lives, and have seen their love interests being taken away. The author makes them act in a way that doesn't sacrifice their initial affection for their love interests just because a new man (MC) instantly came along. They are still in love with them, so the MC isn't going to instantly get a harem or something. It makes sense.

So, complaints about character development felt pretty absurd. There was character development. Even including the MC, when he went out of his way to help another person, which he would've initially refused during the start. Further, (spoiler about heroines)


The heroines also started accepting their partner's interests in another person (just gonna make this a spoiler just in case because this happens at the end of volume 1).


The character development is there, but if readers were expecting some huge leap from acting one way, and instantly acting like an entirely different being within one volume, then you're probably out of luck. Anywho, The character development is slow and doesn't sacrifice the personal quirks of each character. It's seamless.

Genuinely, the novel is pretty good. Not amazing. but pretty good. If you're interested in light-hearted, slight drama-filled novels, and potential harem or romance. Give this novel a shot. <<less
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Kirbyzcheese rated it
October 21, 2021
Status: c4 part1
It's pretty good. In contrast to other novels that feel like the world literally twists and turns itself in the MC's favor, it reads naturally since sh*t happens and the characters deal with it as they come. Though some characters are definitely in the wrong genre, it's mainly for humor, so it doesn't really matter.

First loves don't work out, and the characters have to deal with it. They're getting over it and putting their feelings in order while trying to find some normality in their lives. The character actions make... more>> sense for how the characters to portray, and it's fresh to read about the feelings of someone rejected and the days following. <<less
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-Isa- rated it
October 8, 2021
Status: c4 part1
I don't get why this one has such high rating. It's with the most boring self-insert JP MC ever who has no substance, no decisions, no characters. Feels like he's just there to be there, and let other characters drive the plot for him. The girls also feel one-dimensional with the only unique thing about them is that they like other dudes but got rejected, and then for some reason they take interest in the MC, who just go along with whatever crap they come up with even though he... more>> expressed so many times how he wanted to say no. It's such a frustrating read to me because how passive the MC is, it's the norm in JP novels but this one takes it to the extreme. <<less
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Reindeer rated it
March 4, 2023
Status: volume 4
The premise is pretty strong, it's about a romcom with rejected girls as the heroines. The narration is quite readable (this is a praise), the plot can be quite a miss or hit depending on the character the arc is focused on. Currently there's 4 volumes out, and there's also a manga available so you may want to try that out first.

The main character is not too bad, I can see where he's coming from so that's good, although I can't say he's particularly amazing. That said, I don't really... more>> have any complaints about him, I think it's good that he's starting to have a deeper personality as the relationships around him get more complicated.

The heroines, well, some of them are good and some of them are bad. It's also nice that there's quite a decent amount of recurring female characters that clearly have their own separate lives outside the MC's circle of acquaintances.

Volume 1 was pretty okay, I found it rather easy to read coming from the manga. To be completely honest volume 2 and 3 was tedious to read, and that's the reason why I took some points off the rating. Volume 4 was really good though and it finally feels like the story is on the right track. Each volume focuses mainly on the cover girl for that volume, which is why the volumes can be pretty miss or hit. I'll talk more about it in the spoiler section below.


Imma give out the ratings for the girls. I think Yanami, the main girl, is B tier, which is not bad and I actually enjoy all her screentime. The athlete girl and the literature girl, I hate to say it but I think they're D tier. They're the focus of volume 2 and 3 respectively, and it was pretty tedious to read. They have really big flaws that are hard to sympathize with. I'd be really disappointed if it turned out either of the two ends up being the winning heroine, although as side characters I actually don't mind them being around. These are really harsh words to say but I'm just being honest here. The zombie gal, focus of the 4th volume is a great character. I'm tempted to give her A tier, but I don't really want to rate her that high unless it looks like she's winning. It's kinda hard to explain, but she's a rare character in romcom where I'd rather she end up with the MC instead of finding "someone better" like all the other losing heroines, and the fact that she might have no chance of winning makes me hesitant to root for her since I don't want to be disappointed. If the author decides to give her more screentime and development then I'd definitely put her A tier, but for now she's B+ tier. I guess the last one for the heroines is the vice president. She's a new character, although she has had pretty decent development compared to most of the other heroines by now. I don't mind giving her C tier, it might go higher since she's bound to be a cover girl in the next few volumes, if not volume 5.

I mentioned it before but volume 4 is where it finally starts feeling like an actual romcom. The heroines are finally starting to feel a sense of agency and I think that's something to look forward to. To think it would need 4 volumes to get this far, though to be honest I don't particularly mind the journey as long as the destination is good. If this was adapted into an anime, I do hope they adapt until volume 4 at least.


Really looking forward to the rest of the story, I'm quite open to changing my rating to 5 stars if volume 5 is at least as good as volume 4. Give it a try if you're a fan of high school romcom, this one's pretty good compared to the wish fulfillment stories in the genre. <<less
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AJS90 rated it
April 21, 2023
Status: v5
Honestly, this is probably one of the easiest and most comfortable to read LNs I’ve encountered in a long time. One where you can easily go and read one volume in a single sitting (given you can endure an MC that’s not in the center of everything).

For once not a story that needs to rely on foreshadowing, over dramatization and an MC with a hero complex drawing women to him just because he has the ability to breath, nor overly abuses typical anime-culture clichés.
But be aware, our MC hardly fills the classic role of a “main character”. Here he is far more the reader’s point of view. He doesn’t meddle in the other characters’ affairs, and mostly just observes how their stories unfold while at best being there to... more>> give a shoulder to cry on when the "losing heroines" unavoidably "lose". But just by doing that, he also starts growing as a person, develops relationships (though not necessarily in a romantic way), and ever so slowly realizes how much more enjoyable partaking is over only observing.

The story is therein carried by the characters and their interactions with each other. They feel real enough, with merits and demerits, yet still being entertaining enough to deliver good comedy elements. At the same time character growth might appear slow in the beginning, but they still undeniably grow along their experiences (not like oh so many other stories, where a haircut and a pair of contacts turn you from weeb to chad within a day).

I would recommend this story to anyone that’s here to read a casual and entertaining slice of life.
If you are here seeking action, drama, your usual harem wish-fulfillment MC, and shallow personality less FMCs who are only supposed to love the MC and nobody else, please don’t waste your time here and look somewhere else.

Rating: 4.5/5.0

(Review/rating is based on the Japanese LN including volume 5. Not the translation, as I only read the RAW.) <<less
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Chogerlate rated it
January 9, 2023
Status: v4
First of all sorry for my poor English writing skill.

My Frustrated:

This story is about a guy name

... more>> Kazuhiko Nukumizu. He's an extraordinarily dense MC who happened to be involved with so many triangle relationship groups and happened to be the one who solve it that is what the story is all about IMO.

I would say even though I've read a lot of romcom and romance novels this sh*t brings the definition of dense to the next level. Anyways, we can't judge the novel just by what MC is because it's the author's intention to progress the story that way so... Let's just talk about the good and bad parts.

Before we go:

I want to say that most likely this story makes MC become so dense to the point that it becomes a joke so I would say pretty should there will be no romantic progression or move from MC happened for a while, I mean, it doesn't seem to happen even though we are now at the 4 books.


As you can see I give this novel


~ 4 stars even though I am frustrated about MC POV. I still enjoy reading the interaction and dialogue between the characters.

    • Light reading
    • Well translation
    • Smooth dialogue

    • People who enjoy reading rom-com.
    • Just someone who wanna read some light reading story

If you don't have dense-MC -immunity I would say this is definitely not your cup of tea <<less
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Etherios rated it
September 3, 2022
Status: v2c4
Overall Rating: 4.5/5.0

An actually interesting and comedic romcom that doesn’t just rely on shock value or audience pandering to deliver an enjoyable experience. The chapters and romance can be pretty slow-paced but I enjoy it more for that reason. The heroines don’t feel like cardboard cutouts who instantly fall in love with the MC and it doesn’t feel like the novel revolves solely around the MC’s relationships. The MC can be a bit annoying and indecisive at times but nothing too infuriating. Combined with an excellent translation by Skythewood, I’m... more>> surprised that there isn’t a lot more reviews/readers because it feels like the novel has every element that would allow it to be popular. <<less
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KagamiYato rated it
January 9, 2023
Status: --
its a good story, but the losing heroines are sometime annoying and MC like a back character fallow what they tell him, I give it 2 star because sometime I enjoy event and next switch to boring chat. BTW I hope MC find a girl not from the losing girls.
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Nylazir rated it
January 5, 2023
Status: v1 intermission 4
I'm just going to sum it up because two others already stated my feelings, the reviews with 4+ stars are nothing but clickbait.

Especially after reading KR and CN novels, this was a big downgrade for me. (MC has no character growth, gets pushed around, takes no initiative and acts apathetic like a robot while FL is just honestly straight up annoying af.)
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sadendingenjoyer rated it
November 3, 2022
Status: Completed
The author should make a pov of other character's more often cuz I as a reader really wanna see if there is any sort of developement in terms of romance and what most of the characters actually thought about MC and all. So far there's only a pov of the MC sister's but that doesn't make it any better :/

Its still a pretty fun read but the stuttering girl somehow make me a bit frustrated with the way she talk lol and I would give it a rating of 4.3... more>> for now.

The wait is killing me. :') <<less
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Borer rated it
July 30, 2022
Status: v2c3
It looks like as if there have several potential love interests but so far there have only one main. So this isn't really an harem but more like one main love interest and a few female friends. Romantic developments are slow paced. I think author didn't exploit enough some points though.

The interaction between characters are quite casual but not bad, it may be boring for many though. This is a slice of life kind of plot after all.

Personally I like it so far. This is not exceptional but not bad.
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