There’s no way a side character like me could be popular, right? Volume 2


A light novel series that center around the daily lives of Ike Touka and Tomoki Yuuji, who agree to a fake relationship. This series is one of Japan’s newest romcom sensations. It’s managed to garner not only the attention of many readers, but also their praise. You, too, can look forward to an unexpected story development and a great set of illustrations provided by Tomari-sensei.


I’m Tomoki Yuuji—just your standard, run-of-the-mill high school student. I also happen to be faking a relationship with Ike Touka, the school’s newest queen bee. While everyone’s afraid of me and avoid me like the plague, Touka’s always trying to grab their attention whenever possible. It’s so the whole school knows we’re the “real deal,” I guess.

There are people who understand my situation and aren’t scared of me. There’s the actual protagonist of this story, Ike Haruma, or one of my teachers, Makiri Chiaki. But other than them and a few others, my situation hasn’t really changed ever since I started “going out” with Touka.

One of the people who remains very suspicious about my relationship with her is Haruma’s childhood friend, Kana. One day, she suddenly tells me to meet her alone. When I do, she blurts out something totally unexpected:

“I’m so sorry, but could we start as friends and see how things go from there?!”

…Wait a sec, did she just confess her feelings and reject me at the same time?!

Find out what happens to Yuuji in the second volume of ‘There’s no way a side character like me could be popular, right?’!

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Now all of the physical extras related to the series “Side Character” are available! Be sure to get your hands onto them! 

The full set includes 2 bookmarks and 1 postcard. 

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