Random Manga Theatre 100: One Hundred Yen!

Hit the “Random” button and see what comes up! In this feature, we take a look at whatever manga the RNG decides to throw at us and find out if it’s worth your time.

This time: Hyakuen!, by Ema Tooyama


I fully admit to just pulling up a list of manga with “hundred” in the title and picking one at random. I should have realized it would end poorly. Then again, almost every week on this feature ends poorly. You think I would have learned by now to stop self-flagellating. Alright, let’s get this over with…

Hyakuen! is one of those dime-a-dozen bad slice-of-life comedies, except the entire gimmick this time is based around the concept of saving money. These two girls live together in a tiny apartment (to save on rent costs), eat the same thing every day (to save on expenses), bathe together (to save on water), blah blah blah. They’re each saving up for their own goals, which are respectively flying to Germany to visit relatives and getting a motorcycle license. But oh no, the one girl is terrible at saving money because she makes a million impulse purchases all the time, but wait! The other girl views the act of saving money as a legitimately fun act and basically patterns her life around doing so. Together, they fight crime!

No wait, that’s not right. Together they’re super boring. So boring that I can’t even be assed to write anything more about it.


Verdict: Poor

I barely got through five or six chapters of this because it was just so dull. The jokes were unfunny, the characters are all one-note, and reading it to write this post was just a waste of time for everyone including you. Happy 100!

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