Ryan White in another thread wrote:If you read this manga, chances are your already in one of the subcultures it's taking the piss out of. From mmorpgs, anime fandom and in Madman's case, minderjährigen mädchen, this manga targets everybody and makes you feel that little bit more pathetic. So it would fall under the "self-depreciation/self-humiliation" depressing. Saikano needed a heavy dose of Prozac, especially with the "Love Story Killed" side story. I swear, the Japanese entertainment industry got a hold of Romeo and Juliet and decided to make Shakespearean Tragedy the default model for a lot of their love stories.
Since I have immunity to shame I have immunity to felling pathetic.