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Book: おまえをオタクにしてやるから、俺をリア充にしてくれ! | L26
Is there an ebook available?: yes
Is there an audiobook available?: no
Is there an all-furigana version available?: no
(Optional) Is this book available in Korean?: yes

Summary - Japanese

高校からは隠れオタクになることを決めた俺だが、入学早々、学校一の美少女でギャルの恋ヶ崎桃にオタクだということがバレる! 戸惑う俺に彼女は驚愕の相談をしてきた。「あたしをオタクにしなさいよ!」と。

Summary - English

Traumatized by events from his past, Naoki Kashiwada intends to make his high school debut by hiding the fact that he is an otaku, transitioning into a regular student. Naoki quickly develops feelings for the quiet and popular Midori Hasegawa, which helps motivate him to reach his goal. At the same time, Momo Koigasaki, a cute but seemingly promiscuous girl, secretly wants to learn about anime and visual novels to find common ground with her crush, Souta Suzuki. However, things don’t go as expected when a mix-up reveals Naoki’s and Momo’s secrets to each other!

Forming an unlikely alliance, the two reach an agreement: Momo will help Naoki socialize normally if he helps her understand otaku culture in return. Two people with clashing lifestyles must now work together to alter their identities, while somehow keeping their secrets hidden from the rest of the world.

Content warnings if known

None that I know of.
It feels like the genre is pretty ripe for misogynist tropes, but I have no actual knowledge of anything.

Why are you nominating this book: Another one that’s been on my to read list for a while. Being a big ole otaku myself, I think the premise sounds amusing, and I’ve seen it recommended a few times so it’s probably decent. It’s also on the less difficult side for light novels, so we may be able to pick up some people who are just breaking into light novel reading.

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