English: My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
Synonyms: Oregairu, My youth romantic comedy is wrong as I expected.
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2013 to Jun 28, 2013
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 8.041 (scored by 60710 users)
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SynopsisThis romantic comedy revolves around an antisocial high school student named Hikigaya Hachiman with a distorted view on life and no friends or girlfriend. When he sees his classmates talking excitedly about living their adolescent lives, he mutters: "They're a bunch of liars." When he is asked about his future dreams, he responds, "Not working." A teacher gets Hachiman to join the "Volunteer Service" club, which happens to have the school's prettiest girl, Yukinoshita Yukino.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.
Side story: Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. OVA
Sequel: Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. 2
Characters & Voice Actors
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 this suits him perfectly as he prefers to be a loner and doesn't want to make friends. But his "happy" life soon crumbles as his teacher forces him to join a club which is supposed to help people with their problems.Even worse, the club also has the smart and beautiful "ice-cold Beauty" Yukino Yukinoshita.(nicknamed that for her cold personality). Hilarity ensues.
Now the story basically revolves on the club helping out on peoples' requests and problems. Although the problem's are simple the way the main characters solve the problem isn't. The comedy usually revolves around Hachiman and Yukino's witty dialogue and sarcasm.(which is really funny btw).
Art- The art was good most of the time. Backgrounds were filled with radiant colors and were nicely drawn.Character designs were also done well and fit well with the personalities of the characters. There was an episode or two where there was a small drop in animation. But all in all it's pretty good.
Sound- The sound was quite impressive. The soundtrack fits in really well with the anime. The opening "Yukitoki", is a really catchy song and I had myself humming to it in the shower for days after I listened to it. The ending, I'm afraid. Wasn't as well but is adequate for an ending.
Character-Now this is where Oregairu excels the most.
Let's begin with Hikigaya Hachiman. Hachiman's twisted view of life and society are definitely one of the most captivating view's of life that i've ever seen. His views of life actually affected my way of viewing life. His monologues are also enjoyable and show off a bit more of his personality.
Yuki Yukinoshita is almost the complete opposite of Hachiman. She is smart, beautiful, and rich.But the interesting thing is. She doesn't have friends either. But unlike Hachiman her reason for not having friends is her icy demeanor and being too perfect. She unlike Hachiman believes that change is a good thing. Her smart remarks are funny and her quarrels with Hachiman are hilarious. Over all she is also a nice character.
Yui Yuigahama at the start would seem to be a completely stereotypical character.Although I couldn't say I loved her as much as I loved the other two main characters I would have to admit that without her in this anime this anime wouldn't be as good. She serves as the glue that keeps the club together. Her character does develop to be more independent and helpful.
In the end Oregairu really did turn out to be a good series. What I thought would be a stereotypical romcom anime turned out to be something more than that. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who watches anime. read more
"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 of explain...kinda later on. Maybe. Derp.
Story - Meet Hikigaya Hachiman, pessimistic protagonist. Alliteration wins the day. Just kidding. Basically, this romantic comedy is centered around this social outcast. Along with Yuigahama and Yukinoshita, these three characters make up the main cast. Of course it's easy to start assuming and stereotype this as the "usual" romcom. I beg to differ. The premise for the story isn't super original. I'll admit that. But again, most things aren't. What might have been another generic and boring romcom with mediocre ratings actually was just a disguise. After watching the first episode, I began looking forward to the next week. As I sat myself down each week to watch Oregairu, I realized just how well done the entire story was. Pacing-wise, I thought it was perfectly fine. There are minor issues, but none that truly sparks any debate.
Characters: Here was the biggest "fuck yeah" moments I've ever had. The characters in this show were phenomenal. Let me explain: from start to finish, how they started off as, how they developed, and the amazing interaction between the characters, especially Hikki and Yukinoshita, were just amazingly done. There really isn't a show I enjoyed more than this based solely on character development. Gotta love the bantering back and forth.
Truly, there are some gems of knowledge we can all learn from. Hikki, pessimistic and messed as he may be, truly understands the world far better than most of the other characters in the show. Despite his twisted views on life, he tries his best to help others. Not always in the nicest way, but definitely in a way that is effective. Throughout the show, there was nothing more captivating than listening to Hikki's thought process and views on life.
I won't go into too much details about the others, but know this: the premise for each character is nicely brought out and it truly was the highlight of the entire show. The characters I mean. Interactions were perfectly portrayed and drew us in. How nice of them. I laughed my ass - pardon my language - off so many different times throughout the show just because of how well the interaction of the characters. Truly a masterpiece.
Art - Ah, I really was a little turned off by the art. Throughout the entire show, there was some episodes where it just didn't look great. But it isn't so bad to the point I wouldn't watch it. Somehow, as I watched more and more, I cared less and less. It was quite colorful, I'll admit. All in all, it wasn't something bad, I just thought they could have done better. But really now, who cares about some subjective views of a random young adult? Probably not you.
Sound - Well, I must admit that the opening was something I never skipped. I really enjoyed listening to it. And throughout the show, the soundtrack really fit well for the mood. I have nothing bad to say about it. Though I must confess I never stayed for the ending.
After finishing the show, that quote really hit me. Not so much about what it meant, but that quote truly was something that describes Hikki so very well. He truly understands the meaning of "walking alone" and just doing what needs to be done.
Basically, I gave this show a 9/10. I couldn't part to give it anything higher because despite how much I liked it, there were some parts that I couldn't enjoy (like my subjective views on the art and stuff but anyway). Despite all that, and minor details, it was a show I thoroughly enjoyed. Don't let the long name fool you, Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru, or "My youth romantic comedy is wrong as I expected", or Oregairu. Whatever you may call it, this show truly is one worth watching.
Recommended. Highly. Yeah. Awesomeness. Now go watch. read more
The MC of both anime is similar, they oreki and hikigaya are the same, both of them force to join in club.
The only dissimilarities of these anime is:
-one of them is mystery and one of them is comedy
Both series revolve around asocial male leads that are tricked/forced into joining a club. They also have a female lead that drives their male counterpart to perform club tasks and, surprisingly, do a good job while he is at it.
They are also both high school comedies with hints of romance.
Well, there's no doubt that the main male protagonist seems anti social and aloof with situations most of the time by the way he behaves. It's not until one day that they decide to join this club where he meets new people and forms interactions with them.
In a nutshell, both series features a high school life setting but among other factors, the clubs they join has a main female protagonist who is cute/pretty but often dominant in terms of her character.
Additionally, both series' clubs often gets involved with other people/events that results in drama. The main male protagonist are often reluctant to get involved. There seems to be hints of romance between the main male and female character as well. The overall tone of both series seems to be lighthearted with a fun sense of school life.
Male lead just wants a peaceful high school life. Both are quite anti-social but quite have an impressive and witty personality. Both are in clubs where they're not initially interested in joining.
Let me introduce you to introvert-kun. Introvert-kun is a high school student who does his best to avoid social interaction with other people. Most people would call him a loner, but it doesn't really bother him. He has his own views on the world and he likes to share them with the viewer through monologues.
One day, however, Introvert-kun is forced to join a club. The club's only member is the school's prettiest girl and along with her, he is forced to go around on campus and help out random people with his surprisingly strong insight.
•both are about a small club in school solving situations that come there way in different meanings/purposes
•both focus on a male lead who is pretty much forced to join a club for different reasons, and interact with people he would usually not talk to
•both male leads have slightly different personalities, wereas one distances himself from everyone and everything and just sees the bluntness and cruelty of life itself, and the other just wants a cruisey high school life with his close friends where he doesnt want to use any effort at all.
•both contain the typical highschool romances, comedy, angst type genres,
•they are similar in the male lead forced to join a club and help out situations he wouldnt want to while interacting with new people along the way and building friendships.. or breaking them
you would probably like one if you like the other, its relatively likeable
School, slice-of-life, slight mystery, and light romance series. Both have a male protagonist that dislike spending energy in socializing, a fact that may change due to joining a school club.
- Protagonists are similar in many ways (their way of viewing life, their thinking process, etc.)
- There are two main female protagonists, where one is very cheerful and outgoing and the other being a bit more reserved and cynical.
- Both anime revolve around some kind of problem solving, where the problem may be a mystery or simply helping another out.
- Both anime are pertinent to school life, and includes many non-protagonist characters from its school.
MC is forced to join a club, and in there, both find a girl there. Both MC believes in not wasting their time, and both keep a low profile at school.
High school comedies about a club who solves mysteries or helps people out at their school. Both shows have great and relatable male leads: one is just plain lazy and the other is intentionally and unintentionally a loner. Both have small amounts of romance but it is not a major plot point in either.
The biggest difference is that Oregairu has more drama than Hyouka (which is about 95% comedy so that's not saying much).
They just are incredibly intriguing and similar series. Both involve rather unorthodox main characters who would love nothing better than to spend their high school lives lazing about, going about their days in peace, when they are forced into rather unorthodox clubs: the Classics Club and the Volunteers Club, which becomes a catalyst for their "adventures" and development.
Both feature fantastic writing and intriguing dialogue and are definitely worth looking into.
Short and sweet, both include a lazy but lovable main male character. Both also tend to solve various issues around, on both social and psychological level. While OreGairu tends to emphasize its romance and comedy, Hyouka tried to strike with mystery. There are spices of drama, as well as slice of life seen in both series.
They both have laid-back male main characters and demanding female ones. There are a few mysteries to solve and the characters grow over the course of the story. I believe that "Hyouka" is definitely the better of the two, but "Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru." was enjoyable as well.
Both male protagonists are antisocial individuals who don't really interact with others but rather observe from a distance. However, Houtarou believes that he should preserve his energy as much as possible while Hachiman prefers to avoid socializing as he's experiences many hardships from interacting with others.
Both series have a plot that surrounds both male protagonists being thrown into a club and interacting with students who eventually become their closest friends.
Both series are part of the mystery genre as the club members volunteer to work on solving unknown circumstances.
Both series have some dramatic scenarios as well as many comedic ones.
Both series are set within school.
Both series involve a slight amount of romance.
both animes shows about a male protagonist that are forced to join some high school club, and changed the male protagonist's way of life.
mostly, both animes showed a very similar theme, high school life and somewhat have a similar feel
Both main character are being "forced" into joining a club
Hachiman and Oreki have very similar attitudes
Both main characters are forced to join clubs and they both are anti social in a way. The club(s) focus on solving problems/mysteries and the main character finds new friends from the club.
Both are amazing anime. I love the two main male leads, and their main goals in life are to avoid human contact, and get through life without any unnecessary effort. The two protagonists are also forced into clubs against their will witch causes them to change (slightly). Both mains are talented and provide a huge amount of character as well as comic relief. Both characters have extremely weird relationships going on as well. Also the story arcs in both are well done.
Watch these if you want to laugh your ass off, while getting a good story out of it
Both main characters have same personality, i.e. lazy, and are forced to join a club.
This anime has lots of quotes to be found of, this also makes you capable of thinking hard and also making you go crazy, romance,comedy,mystery, I'm sure you'll love this anime :))
'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 of, say, a blonde Japanese guy everyone assumes is a thug without talking to him & a blonde American-tit'd #1 school idol that refers to herself as a Goddess and has men kneeling before her at will, Yahari presents a dysfunctional lead trio, consisting of: a misanthrope lead pushed away from social contact by rejection, a beautiful girl well aware that her physical beauty causes others problems & an average 'TRYING TO FIT IN' girl--her attempts to climb the social ladder being illustrated nicely in ep2.
While it's true that Yahari still leans more on the side of fantasy than reality with its 1x loner guy x2 beautiful girls in an empty club premise, the set-up/presentation/illustration of social woes is executed much better than in most other similar works. Paint me impressed!
Similar premises, socially-challenged high school students form a club all about helping others overcome their difficulties. Both shows employ snappy, blunt dialogue, but Haganai unfortunately falls victim to the generic harem ecchi trap.
Main character who has no friends and people think is scary for how he looks, similar lead females, assertive female, popular girl, pretty boy who looks like girl, main character also has cute younger sister. Also mc joins club to make friends with female lead who doesn't have friends either.
Club members consist of people who don't have many friends. I find that both of these shows is very enjoyable and you'll feel right at home watching them. Yahari Ore, I feel is more "pessimistic" and has apparent less fan service compared to Boku wa Tomodachi.
The male main character doesn't have friends and forces/joins a club to make friends. He eventually gets surrounded by females and they go through the saga of not calling each other friends when at the end of it all they are friends because they do friend stuff.
Stories of unpopular male MC joining a club, of which all other members are girls. Show extensive interaction between members within the club and how they try to achieve their club objectives. Both shows are humorous (not just comedy but zany humor).
Both anime operates under the concept of teenagers with relationship problem.
Similar in various ways. Both of the male main characters have no friends. They both join a club. In a way, both of the main characters are involved in a love triangle.
Both main characters have no friends, school club setting, main females have similar personality.
Same type of humour and interesting main characters
• Both of these stories are about people who have problems making what can be considered a true friendships with each other because of some sort of social stigma that they themselves place
The author of OreGairu got the idea and inspiration to write the light novel after reading Haganai. Both series have a similar atmosphere, so if you'll like/have liked one of them, then the other one won't let you down, either. OreGairu might be a bit deeper than Haganai, however, as it includes various philosophies and truly emphasizes relations between the characters. Regardless, both have a similar touch and are very suggested.
club for the socially challenged
both protagonists make clubs for people who don't fit in and one boy is surrounded by a bunch of girls. they also make the most of their time in the clubs and you get to see the gradual changes in them as the series progresses.
Both main characters are loners in school and want to make friends. They both end up being forced into the same club as the female lead. They participate in club activities and their circle of friends start to grow.
This is also one similar story of how a lonely guy came into a club and he started getting friends. It is quite a good story. However, unlike Oregairu, this anime has some fan service so the guys should be able to enjoy it.
In both anime, the main character is a guy who has no friends and then joins a club. Join the adventure of these anime!
- characters has no friends/wants to make friends/socially challenged
- misunderstood protagonists
- similar characters/tropes
- kuudere/tsundere: Yozora and Yukino
- fujoshi/pervert : Rika and Hina
- trap: Yukimura and Totsuka
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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