The manga “Fixed Price Husband’s ‘Kozuke Mansai’ – Life of Running Out of Money for 20,000 Yen/month” currently serialized in “Morning” has become a topic of conversation along with its author, Koji Yoshimoto. This is because, although Mr. Yoshimoto is a manga artist, in just the last four months he has been the author of “Odoru! Sanma Goten! (Nippon Television Network Corporation) twice in the last four months.
In a November 22 broadcast of “Sanma Goten,” Mr. Yoshimoto revealed his difficulties in making ends meet, and DJ KOO (61) concurred. DJ KOO (61) also agreed with Yoshimoto, who shared an episode typical of fixed-rate husbands, which drew laughter from the studio.
Why is this manga and Mr. Yoshimoto so sympathetic? It is because the manga humorously depicts the unique perspective on how to make ends meet that every middle-aged man with a family experiences.
Mr. Yoshimoto, the main character and author of this work, receives a monthly allowance of 21,000 yen. He struggles to make full use of it and how to enjoy his “spending money life,” and his struggles are truly interesting. For example, when she is stuck at work and needs a break, she searches for her favorite snacks, but her ingenuity to save a few yen at a time is very moving.
In addition, as the story progresses, new “spending money masters” appear one after another. Mr. Kudo, Yoshimoto’s neighbor, has an allowance of 20,000 yen, even less than Yoshimoto’s, but he is so much better at spending money than Yoshimoto.
He demonstrates an amazing money-saving technique that makes full use of “Ponta Points,” which can be obtained at Lawson-related stores, to the astonishment of Mr. Yoshimoto. Even readers who sympathize with Yoshimoto can’t help but roll their tongues at this.
The first volume of the comic features another amazing “master of spending money,” a complete story that is easy to read and very practical as it provides a reference on how to save money. The first four volumes of this addictive work are now on sale to rave reviews. The fifth volume of the latest edition is scheduled for release on December 22 (Thursday), and its future development is not to be missed.