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Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.

Alternative Titles

English: My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
Synonyms: Oregairu, My youth romantic comedy is wrong as I expected.
Japanese: やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2013 to Jun 28, 2013
Premiered: Spring 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Light novel
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.121 (scored by 145,837 users)
Ranked: #3932
Popularity: #81
Members: 239,751
Favorites: 5,215
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Hachiman Hikigaya is an apathetic high school student with narcissistic and semi-nihilistic tendencies. He firmly believes that joyful youth is nothing but a farce, and everyone who says otherwise is just lying to themselves.

In a novel punishment for writing an essay mocking modern social relationships, Hachiman's teacher forces him to join the Volunteer Service Club, a club that aims to extend a helping hand to any student who seeks their support in achieving their goals. With the only other club member being the beautiful ice queen Yukino Yukinoshita, Hachiman finds himself on the front line of other people's problems—a place he never dreamed he would be. As Hachiman and Yukino use their wits to solve many students' problems, will Hachiman's rotten view of society prove to be a hindrance or a tool he can use to his advantage?

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hikigaya, Hachiman
Hikigaya, Hachiman
Eguchi, Takuya
Eguchi, Takuya
Yukinoshita, Yukino
Yukinoshita, Yukino
Hayami, Saori
Hayami, Saori
Yuigahama, Yui
Yuigahama, Yui
Touyama, Nao
Touyama, Nao
Totsuka, Saika
Totsuka, Saika
Komatsu, Mikako
Komatsu, Mikako


Yoshimura, Ai
Yoshimura, Ai
Motoyama, Satoshi
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Nakano, Hideaki
Nakano, Hideaki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kawamura, Tomoyuki
Kawamura, Tomoyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(13/13)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong, as I Expected
Koushite Karera no Machigatta Seishun ga Hajimaru. (こうして彼らのまちがった青春が始まる。)
Apr 5, 2013
2 All People Surely Have Their Own Worries
Kitto, Dareshimo Hitoshi Nami ni Nayami wo Kakaeteiru. (きっと、誰しも等し並みに悩みを抱えている。)
Apr 12, 2013
3 Sometimes the Gods of Rom-Coms Does Nice Things.
Tamani Rabu Kome no Kami-sama wa ii Koto wo Suru. (たまにラブコメの神様はいいことをする。)
Apr 19, 2013
4 In Other Words, He Doesn't Have Many Friends
Tsumari, Kare wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai. (つまり、彼は友達が少ない。)
Apr 26, 2013
5 Once Again, He Turns Back on the Path from Whence He Came
Mata Shite mo, Kare wa Moto Kita Michi e Hikikaesu. (またしても、彼は元来た道へ引き返す。)
May 3, 2013

Opening Theme

"Yukitoki (ユキトキ)" by Nagi Yanagi

Ending Theme

#1: "Hello Alone" by Yukino Yukinoshita (Saori Hayami) & Yui Yuigahama (Nao Touyama) (eps 1-4, 6-12)
#2: "Hello Alone -Yui Ballade-" by Yui Yuigahama (Nao Touyama) (ep 5)
#3: "Hello Alone -Band arrange-" by Yukino Yukinoshita (Saori Hayami) & Yui Yuigahama (Nao Touyama) (ep 13)

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Jun 23, 2013
Now I'll admit the first time I saw the sypnosis for this anime I thought Oregairu would be a stereotypical romcom anime. Just think about it. There are two female main characters and a male character. Male character is an outcast. One of the female characters is the school's most beautiful girl. How original. But when I finished the first episode of this anime. I realized that this was something else. Something that manages to stray away from the norm and become something really special.

Story- Now the story centers around Hikigaya Hachiman. A high school student who is shunned by pretty much the whole school.Luckily read more
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May 26, 2014
Yahari Ore isn't the first anime to tackle the anti-social protagonist, but it certainly captures it perfectly with its characters and deadpan writing. Like others have said before, you may go into this expecting a typical rom-com but will instead come out of it lashed by the harsh views of our characters. This however, is why this anime stands out from so many in the genre. It's charming, funny and yet bluntly realistic. Far too often rom-coms get stuck in the fairy tale realm of romance stories, or get too wrapped up in the emotional drama/turmoil that can be present in youthful romance. Those read more
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Jun 28, 2013
"Some walks you have to take alone."

Somewhere along the way, I read that quote. The source is unknown to me, but I found that it struck key point in life. Well, I guess I can't generalize and say everyone's life, but I would say most people have had times they felt they couldn't count on anyone. Life is full of things that make us want to isolate people we don't understand and make us want to quit life. High school is full of those moments, those "emotional roller coaster" kind of moments. Basically, it can be related to my understanding of Oregairu, I'll kind read more
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May 15, 2013
How do you feel / How did you feel when you enter(ed) your high-school every morning? Were you greeted by an accumulation of friends? Did the girls all swarm you and fawn over what you did? Were you always the "popular" kid?... No? Me neither, and that's why I enjoy this anime.

The anime revolves around protagonist Hikigaya Hachiman who is a entirely rejected and remarked as "gross" by those who know him. His goal in his high-school life is to remain a loner and to avoid making friends. He does what he can to make himself unnoticeable by his classmates and he doesn't draw read more
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Anime: Hyouka
The series shares the same high school setting but tackles college level of social psychology in subject. There's also the angsty or grumpy yet lethargic main character which is most of the time played for jokes, though their use of humor is a bit in contrast since the other one is lighthearted, while the latter is dark and comically edgy. You also have the Queen/Empress who has a good ability in expressive persuasion through social engineering which makes you want to engineer them socially if you get my expression =P. 
reportRecommended by Azraniel
Anime: Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
'Teen Romantic Comedy Gone Wrong', or whatever typically long-winded light novel jibberish 'Yahari Ore' translates into shows all the signs of being Boku Friendship DONE RIGHT. As another user noted with their recommendation, Boku Friendship gradually turns into something of a full-on ecchi harem fest. Unlike Yahari, Boku wa started out as purely lighthearted rom-com fluff--causing later developments that expand on previously 1D comic relief characters to be awkward & its lead's turn towards a more... emo stance coming across unnaturally. Yahari one-upped this by presenting its characters as humans with relatable social difficulties from the get-go whilst still retaining sharp, witty dialogue.

Instead  read more 
reportRecommended by AironicallyHuman
Anime: Bakemonogatari
If you like one of these male leads you should enjoy the perspective of the other. While Yuhari is really starred by the main female instead of the main male the females have a lot in common in terms of being independent, strong and confusing for the males to figure out.

Both shows feature limited but well developed for 12 ep anime series supporting casts.

Bakemonogatari is basically the more supernatural (Yahari is pretty much just another HS anime) and higher quality in every way version of Love Comedy but if you love the type of characters the leads are you will still  read more 
reportRecommended by Hoax415
Anime: Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru
School comedies with a main character that has stopped believing in love. Then, he is forced to join a club with a girl that often has a bad attitude. 
reportRecommended by Liinah
Anime: Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!
Series that are being anti-genre towards rom-com and have their witty (mostly sarcastic) dialogues as arsenal on their series. Both main characters have introvert personality that has a lot of internal monologue throughout the series which usually has a slapstick on its end although SNAFU has much pessimistic dark humor (which more entertaining to mature audiences) than Watamote.
Most of its dissimilarities is their character setup, though Hikigaya might be Kurokis male comparison he doesn't have a bad habit on succumbing himself on playing games but have his experience on real lady friends from her past, He is also more tolerant on his societal dysfunction  read more 
reportRecommended by Azraniel
Anime: Toradora!
Yui reminds me of Minori from Toradora and I feel OreGairu has got a lot of inspiration from that series with the lead male as well (though he not only looks delinquent, he pretty much is). Similar storyline pacing and character dialogue/interactions. As a big fan of Toradora I think this one is going to be a must.
reportRecommended by Swiftstylez

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