Miman Ren’ai is a kind of interesting read

Even if it is not that good.

Miman Ren’ai’s enunciation plays on a duality of levels. On the one hand, it is a simple story which interest lies in the mix of identification and amusement induced in the reader by that absurd but innocent love of a 30 years old loser for a cute middle schooler.

On the other hand, there’s something of a meta social commentary. Although the characters – particularly the female main – are very clearly 2-dimensional, it still asks the question of how the strange taste of otaku for youth and purity plays out in the real world, or more clearly what place the real life can concede to the reader – that is, to its helplessly otaku and sorry self.