Bad Sex Scenes From Haruki Murakami Books, Ranked From Best to Worst

The Literary Review once counted Haruki Murakami among its leading contenders for its worst sex scenes award, according to the Guardian.

Today, we present to you a non-peer-reviewed ranking of bad sex scenes from Haruki Murakami books ranked from best to worst.

Aomame and Tengo in 1Q84

Aomame and Tango’s mutual pining in 1Q84 is about as sweet and romantic as it gets in a Murakami book and the ending sex scene.

There’s talk about light and black holes as if to say this was a universe-defining moment for the characters and then the two drift off to sleep.

Hajime and Shinamoto in South of the Border, West of the Sun

It wouldn’t be a Murakami sex scene if it weren’t uncomfortable and Toru messes it up by asking Naoko why she never slept with her dead boyfriend.

Toru and Naoko in Norwegian Wood

Tengo and Aomame haven’t seen each other since they were children, but they’re supposedly each other’s true love. 

Fuka-Eri and Tengo in 1Q84

There are a lot of uncomfortable sex scenes, largely thanks to Kafka’s missing sister being brought up every time something sexual happens to the guy.

Kafka and Miss Saeki in Kafka on the Shore

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