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"No trying to be cool while you're stroking your dick!"

My Balls (Oretama in Japanese) is an Ecchi Seinen manga by Shigemitsu Harada which ran in Young Animal Arashi from 2006 to 2010.

The fate of the world rests on one man's shoulders. Or, to put it more precisely, it rests in his right testicle.

Emmaniel, the Queen of Terror, is a demon on her way to destroy the world. Then, in an accident involving an angel, a Soul Jar and a stream of urine, she is sealed away inside the right testicle of perennial loser (and virgin) Satou Kouta. The angel informs him that if she remains sealed for the entire month, the world will avoid destruction. The only way for Kouta to keep her sealed is to not ejaculate for one month, or she'll escape. Thus Kouta must resist temptation for a full month, lest the world be destroyed.

He spends the remainder of the series fighting off dozens of sexy demons on a mission to free the Queen of Terror, as well as the nigh-unstoppable advances from the hot co-worker he's had a huge crush on. Hilarity Ensues.

Although this manga is not technically classified as hentai (technically in the sense that FAR less explicit content has been treated as hentai), it deliberately skirts as closely as possible while still being publishable in a mainstream magazine. Be prepared for some extremely raunchy, explicit and hilarious content if you read it.


  • Elyse: A lesser devil who initially tries to free Emmaniel.
  • Emmaniel: The Queen of Terror. All-powerful (and sexy) demon queen trapped — sigh — in Kouta's balls.
  • Irene: A succubus who also attempted to free Emmaniel.
  • Michael: As in "The Archangel." Accidentally sealed Emmaniel into Kouta's junk.
  • Minayo Aizawa: Kohta's hot coworker. Returns Kohta's feelings. Hard-Drinking Party Girl.
  • Satan: Herself.
  • Satou Kouta: Loser Protagonist turned Kavorka Man.

See also Yuria 100 Shiki, the previous work by the author. Not to be confused with the girls' soccer manga Mai Ball! or "Ow, My Balls!!", a Show Within a Show from Idiocracy.

My Balls provides examples of:

  • Anatomically Impossible Sex: Despite the lurid amount of detail on the various workings and characteristics of the sexual reproduction organs, the series seems rather insistent on presenting the testicles full of ready-made semen. Emmaniel in particular complains that it's been backing up the longer she's trapped there.
  • Art Shift: Frequently shifts to Chibi / Kewpie Doll Surprise (complete with flailing arms) when Elyse gets flustered.
  • Benevolent Boss: Kohta's boss not only takes him out for a drink multiple times, but he also pays for a prostitute and for some time in a strip club. In ANY other situation Kohta would be in heaven.
  • Bland-Name Product: The beer that Minayo likes to drink is "Badweiser". Kouta and Elyse visit "Mousey Land." Not to mention "Hage Dazee"
  • Blessed with Suck: Kouta's condition means females are throwing themselves at him now, but he can't actually make it with any of them. (He's a masochist so that's a semi-bonus to him.)
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Elyse can't admit her true feelings towards Kouta. Eventually, she does, of course.
  • Can't Get Away with Nuthin': Elyse is always interrupted while busy with Kouta.
  • Can't Have Sex, Ever: Arguably the premise of the manga. "Arguably" because Kouta somehow ends up having sex quite a few times without invoking the "escape clause."
  • Cold Turkeys Are Everywhere: Everything in the universe has aimed itself at Kouta to make him do the one thing he must not do.
  • Contract with a Demon: Kouta gets Elyse to help him via one; the latter gains control over his soul as a result, which basically amounts to controlling his body while he's unconscious.
  • Dude, She's Like in a Coma: Kouta does this twice, first to Minayo in a drunken stupor, then to an unconscious Elyse during the full moon. With plenty lame rationalizations about it. Elyse can be said to do it pretty much every time Kohta is sleeping.
  • Erotic Dream: Emmaniel tries raping Kouta in his dream in order to escape; it doesn't work since he wakes up too fast.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Titles don't get less subtle than this.
  • Expy: Shunsuke's boss from Yuria 100 Shiki has almost the exact same character design and personality of Kohta's Boss from this series.
  • Fallen Cupid: One of the demons sent to free Emmaniel is the Fallen Angel and former cupid Ariel who uses her black arrows to cause every woman he interacts with during the day to fall madly in-lust with him. Satou manages to defeat her by squirting lotion that he used as a distraction earlier into her eyes.
  • First Girl Wins: Subverted. At first Kouta is only interested in chasing Minayo, but eventually realizes and admits his feelings for Elyse.
  • Foreshadowing: Near the end of Chapter 2, Kouta starts seeing Elyse naked because he is starting to have feelings for her even though they are enemies at that time. Guess what is the OTP by the end of the manga.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Subverted; because Elyse won't admit her feelings for Kouta, she tries to make him miserable. Of course, he likes the abuse...
  • Mistaken for Pregnant: Emmaniel claims that she is in an attempt to get out. After some... up-close inspection on Kouta's part and confession by the Queen, her ruse is found out.
  • Oh, Crap!: Kouta escapes a pair of rather smitten women while being chased by a devil with arrows much like Cupid's. He manages to flee and make his way on to a train. Right in the car for use by women only.
  • Ojou Ringlets: What Elyse's horns become when she is in a human form.
  • One-Gender Race: All the devils shown are female, even Satan! Averted in the case of the angels, as of the two angels we've seen, there was one of each gender.
  • Painting the Medium: In chapter 26 Elyse speaks in random icons that Kouta calls demonese, it's "so scary".
  • Pillar of Light: A few times, most notably when Emmaniel manifests or when Michael sexes up Satan in the penultimate chapter.
  • Pixellation: To prevent the target demographic from being exposed to Kouta's... thing.
  • Tempting Fate: Kouta wandered on to holy ground to find a place to take a leak. He may as well have been holding up a metal rod and begging for lightning to come down while he was doing it.
  • Too Many Belts: Lady Emmaniels costume is made of this... and some strategically placed shadows.
  • Tsundere: Few protagonists can push the "tsun" as hard as Elyse does. Parodied in chapter 38, where the tsun- and -dere sides of her personalities start arguing and Elyse shoos them away. She then remarks that "it's not like she enjoys being tsundere".
  • Year X: The series takes place in the year 20XX.
  • Your Princess Is in Another Castle!: Humanity is finally safe... except that Elyse is a demon and Kouta has realized he loves her. Now he only has a week to make her admit she loves him too (and thus cause her to become human to invoke the "safety clause" that keeps humanity safe for the week).