English: My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
Synonyms: Oregairu, My youth romantic comedy is wrong as I expected.
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2013 to ?
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.851 (scored by 9395 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 see 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 Come wa Machigatteiru.
Characters & Voice Actors
In the minds of many, High School is the time of happy moments and strong memories. People tend to make friends and get involved in many activities, from sports to clubs. And despite the noteworthy drama and hardships that take place in High Schools, High School life is under the spirit that some would call "youth."
(Un)fortunately for Hachiman Hikigaya, he doesn't think so, and he demonstrates that all of that sass about "youth" is a mere fabrication to deceive oneself with a false sense of happiness. Instead, our dear fish-eyed and "gross" protagonist aspires to conduct his life like a bear-- one that hibernates to cause no trouble nor get into trouble.
So what makes this anime featuring a dispassionate and social-apathetic loner so interesting? It is the mere fact that this protagonist gives his audience a wild crazy taste on his state of mind!
But that is what keeps the story from being one of the higher points of this anime. This anime has no ongoing central goal nor plot whatsoever because we've got a very stubborn character who seems immune to character development and brushes everyone off.
Nevertheless, Hachiman is forced into the Public Service Club by his teacher, Shizuka Hiratsuka, who wishes to correct his corrupted behavior. Alongside him, is the beautiful ice queen, Yukino Yukinoshita, who was also "contained" in this club for the same intentions, courtesy of Shizuka. We can only imagine what these two misfits can do to make society crumble before their feet.
Thus, the club's activities in helping others is what drives the "plot" of this anime. But even the most mundane tasks can be made to be rather amusing.
That's where the characters come in. They feature a very colorful cast here with matching personalities. We all seen this before. The busty girl. The trap. The fat otaku. The ojou. The nice guy. The fujoshi. The christmas cake. Etc.
But when you throw in a nonchalant, social pessimist and an intelligent, sharp-tongued ice queen... hilarity ensues. Or rather, you get a very amusing and witty dialogue. We see cooking, tennis, and shopping between the wide cast and every word said is like getting hit by a marshmallow or a dagger to the face multiple times.
The chemistry between characters is great, where snark and criticism is passed on like a hot potato. The most happiest characters will fall down to size by the bitterness and scorn of the two main protagonists as they offer their services. Unless the other main heroine, Yui Yuigahama, is there to cheer the victim up.
From an anime that relies on dialogue and character development to advance the plot, character development does not fail fall too far behind.
We get to see a more insightful and justified side behind Hachiman's deadpan demeanor. And a more gentle and vulnerable side behind that icy exterior of Yukino's. Albeit, it is not that much. But that surely counts. And you can't exactly detest even the most horrible characters because of the level of understanding and empathy that you get from them.
What I'm also trying to get across is that you see why every (almost every) important character acts the way that he or she does. Expect some important backstories and implications between conversations.
The few things that clue you in on how deep the character are, especially Hachiman and Yukino, are found in their conversations. While that should be prominent in every anime, but this one features some two different and important personas that everyone can agree with.
With regards to only spoiling the first episode, it seems that...
Hachiman is a person that stays true to himself. He sees change as a running away from your own self.
Yukino is a person that wants to start things anew. Instead she views change as a redemption.
And when you place these two opposing types of mentality into socially hazardous minds, you will get some pretty deep insightful **** as I've said before. (As far as how long the anime will cover the light novels, I am pretty optimistic). I can't emphasize enough, but this anime follows through beyond what I am expecting here. So much that it is unexpected.
This anime isn't supposed to show the traditional means of romance and comedy, it's supposed to show a deeper aspect here behind the subtle use of fanservice and comedy, and that's what I admire in this anime. It's going about a pace to show why the characters are what they are, and it leaves you hoping that somehow things will get better for every characters' sake.
The question whether or not the two most stubborn characters in this anime will change for the better or change for the worse is very interesting to watch.
I found this anime very enjoyable and laughed at the countless moments of Hachiman's remarks (and references!) to the many quirks of the other characters. The banter between the characters is always amusing with the snarkiness and scorn bouncing about through and over the heads of the friendlier characters. And the monologues are very noteworthy in displaying a character's personality and are especially identified with the viewers.
The dialogue is also backed with very fitting music that sounds like something from a well-done visual novel ranging from expressive piano notes to bass grooves. The sound has a whimsical expression that superbly matches character tones and the clean defined atmosphere touched by the art. Furthermore, the music goes hand-hand-hand with Hachiman's monologues and serious recollections. At times, the music and sound will also remind you of the sad and bitter undertones that lie beneath the character's happy expression called "youth."
Nevertheless, I give "Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru" an
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 attention towards himself.
However you can only remain a loner so long before some event comes around and forces you to end up stuck with other people. In a normal high-school, that would probably be a group project, which ends shortly and you can return to your loner style of life, but Hikigaya isn't so lucky, as he is forced into a club in which his goal along within the female protagonist is to fulfill people's requests.
The anime is a great slice-of-life. It portrays perfectly how a loner feels and acts in a school environment, and it's hilarious to watch the protagonist attempt to fit in with the club he's stuck in. The comedic aspect of the anime focuses highly on the use of sarcasm, so if you're a fan of sarcastic comedy then I definitely suggest you give this anime a watch.
The character progression lacks a little, but I can't say too much as I have only seen a few episodes so far, and there is hints that it will reveal more about the how the characters turned out the way they did. Aside from progression however, the way the characters act serves for a great laugh and if you're a loner yourself you'll find yourself really relating to the protagonist.
The sound does a great job of fitting the mood of each scene, and there are even some moments where it can express the sarcastic remorse within a scene of constant sarcastic dialogue, so that no scene gets stale even if there is continued dialogue.
The art is beautiful, the characters look great and the scenery is always well drawn. They don't move much out of the school, but when they do venture out (such as to the mall in an episode) you can see just how fantastic the art is.
I really enjoy this anime, and if you enjoy slice-of-life comedies I feel you would too, so check it out!
- Shane M read more
Both have anti-social people forced to join a club.
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.
Both of these anime contain similar styles of commentary and comedy. They both center around the male narrative of a guy who's had a fantasical past he's tried to put behind him. The main character often has long monologues with himself with a metaphorical cynicism of the social order and events at school. Other than that both main characters also are a bit socially inadept and seek (or forced to seek in Hachiman's case) the help of a very intelligent girl also dealing with her own problems. Both anime take place in a high school club focused on self-improvement.
Both feature a cynical guy jaded about love who is forced to join a school club. Both play with the standard high school love comedy tropes and feature witty dialogue and a sassy female lead.
In essence, both series takes place at a school life like setting. However, the main male protagonist gets caught up with a female protagonist who seems to have a strong independent personality.
The main male protagonist from both series are also considered anti social and rejects the idea of love. Similarly, the main female protagonist comes off as a cold beauty.
Both series also involves a club at school. This club consists of the two main characters as members although with different objectives.
The series also makes usages of comedy with humor through dialogues and interactions.
Highschool Romance where the MC isn't all the sociable but somehow ends with many girls
Both are comedy, romance, school;
Both have characters with fanciful thoughts;
Both main characters (Yukino and Masuzu) are objective, they go straight to the point;
The characters form clubs to help others;
Both have characters with problems to relate to people.
They are almost exactly the same.
Anti-social guy who had a past case of Chu-2 Byo.
Female lead have the same personality, and characteristics.
Both involves a guy who is seemly an emotional masochist which despite of the females character's bad attitude still stick to her.
Male lead who does not seem to care much for relationships or love.
Chiwa and Yui look similar,and are both outgoing. Yui reminds me heavily of Chiwa(mostly due to looks)
Both comedy and romance.
A club is formed(or existed, in the case of Oregairu) with the intent helping others(Maidens club to be popular, Volunteer club to help others in general)
'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.
Both main characters have no friends, school club setting, main females have similar personality.
• 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
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-)
#2: "Hello Alone -Yui Ballade-" by Yui Yuigahama (Nao Touyama) (ep 5)
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