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: 8.031 (scored by 84989 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. Zoku
Characters & Voice Actors
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 elements are fine. But what about the bitter, and rejected? Or those that aren't allowed to fit in, or who choose not to fit in.
Not everyone of course has had this experience, but it's certainly something that people experience. And so this is what Yahari Ore does best, it gives us a perspective of those in school who have been rejected so much, they decide to play by their own rules, and that of course is excluding everyone else from the game. Afterall, it's much easier to get on by when you only have yourself to rely on.
This anime doesn't preach to the audience. And certainly, the view points of these characters are sometimes flawed. But it's an interesting look at how some people deal with their failure to connect to others (or rather, what can happens to someone when people reject and shut them out). Yahari Ore also looks at it from the other perspective, and isn't trying to paint one side as the victim/aggressor. We get a look at how mean and cruel we can be to each other when trying to fend for ourselves by fitting to the status quo. But this is true of both the rejected and those that reject.
At its core this show is very funny. The MC's biting sense of humor and harsh views of the world is hilarious (even if it always has an underlining seriousness to it). And to be clear, this isn't a serious drama. However, my praise focuses so much on the serious elements of the show, because I think that is what elevates this to a truly great Anime vs. a typical comedy. There is a lot of truth to this show, and it feels very realistic. Through the lens of the MC's harsh view on the world, we get a deep look at social behaviors and how often everyone is just trying to be something that won't be shunned from the pack.
If you are someone looking for a romance anime to watch, this might not be it. The romance in this anime isn't non-existent, it's actually well written in a realistic manner (it doesn't fall into the typical tropes). However, if you are looking for romance with a lot of action, then you might be let down. The romance in this anime is more about feelings, and how they can grow towards others. This is to say, the romance feels like something special here, but you will not get any closure or sweeping action between specific characters (maybe later in the LN or if we get a season 2). Although I don't think that's what this anime is about, as ultimately its focus is more on how people internally deal with their emotions, and the fear of sharing them with others.
Yahari Ore is an example of why comedy is such a great asset to art. Comedy allows us to look at aspects of life that aren't always good and allows us to examine the darker aspect of our humanity, and laugh while also getting a better understanding of it. Yes, this is a comedy that is for the most part, snarky, sarcastic and deadpan. But it's also a very interesting perspective on how we treat other people, and how those that don't fit in, (or those that choose not to play the game and try to fit in), deal with a world that heavily relies on being social. read more
High school is usually referred to as a living hell by most teenagers since the general populace isn't popular, nor do they wish to be there in the first place. This sort of lifestyle can be the result of bullying, lack of book smarts, or being socially awkward. Anime has always had a very surrealistic take on the lives of high school students as everything seems like it will always work out to be a happy-go-lucky kind of life. It is prominent that there are some people who do enjoy high school, or do happen to have a rom-com-esque sort of life. Sadly, that is not the truth for most of us. Most high school students (including myself) find joy in slice-of-life, rom-com anime most likely because it is an escape from what our realistic high school lives are like.
"My Teen Romantic Comedy is Wrong, as Expected" is a social analysis on the realistic look of many high school students (like myself) who are social introverts that have no interest, and a rather strong disdain towards love.
I would like to say right now that I am going to be using the abbreviated version of Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru: Oregairu. Oregairu is about 16 year-old Hikigaya Hachiman who believes "youth is a lie" and wants nothing to do with friends, youth, or love. To his demise, he is forced to join the Service Club after writing to his teacher how he thought youth is a lie (how ironic). To his surprise, the most popular girl in the school is the president, and only member of the club. I wish not to spoil anything, so I will be cutting the synopsis short here. All-in-all, Oregairu has a unique, but realistic spin on the whole high school rom-com genre. There is no known awkward pacing, and the story progresses to the extent that a slice of life anime can achieve.
I'll try not to spend an extended amount of time writing this section since Oregairu is pretty standard for today's animation quality. Other then that, the only stand out animation I can re-call is the opening animation. I thought that it was utterly outstanding. When the Sakura petals float across the screen it had me drooling. That pretty much wraps up all I have to say about animation
The sound was nothing outstanding, but it simply got the job done. I have no real complaints to make about the tracks used since I don't have memory of any of the tracks other then the opening theme. I thought the opening was a good fit for the kind of anime Oregairu was. There is truly only one thing that prevents this category from getting a 5 for being incredibly bland, and that is the performance delivered by Takuya Eguchi (voice actor for Hikigaya Hachiman). His performance was more then simply outstanding as he truly brought Hachiman to life. Always keeping monotone throughout his performance, he never goes out of character. The other voice actors are pretty standard, nothing that stood out. I pretty much can't really hate the entirety of the sound category, it is just fairly forgettable for the most part
The most amazing aspect of Oregairu was the characters. There was a truly unique, and outstanding cast for this anime. Hikigaya Hachiman easily being the most notable is as realistic as they come. His pessimistic mannerisms are all well written and never seem to fall out of character. Whether it be his lengthy, and cleverly written dialogues to his socially awkward actions, Hachiman is a very relatable character for many high school students. Not just Hachiman, but most of the characters are easily mentionable; but to keep things short, I will finish this off with another amazing character born from this series: Yukino Yukinoshita. Yukino is the president of the Service Club. She is known as the most beautiful girl in Hachiman's school; however, she seems to be rather unsociable. This is due to her not so much as pessimistic mannerisms, but her obsession with herself. Being one of the most self absorbed, egotistical characters to date (still not comparable to Kanye West), I can't decide whether I hate her or not. Being one of my favourite characters this is ironic, but I truly must love her character since she is purposely written to be a hated character. I realize characters like this aren't for everyone, but I have a certain respect when someone can drag out these sort of emotions from me. To wrap this section up, all the characters are unique in their own way, while staying realistic. Each going through their own development, I am truly taken aback by the characters in this anime.
I have no complaints. I marathoned it the first time I watched it, then came back a few months later to re-watch this anime. I am a bit biased due to my love for anything psychological, but it isn't detrimental for this review
Hey! I'm totally an adult! I bitch and whine, lie through my teeth, and do things that are unfair." - Hikigaya Hachiman
With that quote, I would like to add some finals words before this review is over. Oregairu just so happens to be one of my favourite anime of all time. The outstanding characters and cleverly written dialogue is something I will always cherish. This being the most relatable story I have watched to date, I have found a passionate love for this anime. Thanks for reading this review and if you feel so inclined, rate this review as helpful or unhelpful :) (if any) All feedback, pointers, and errors pointed out are very much appreciated
Overall: 9.06 read more
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.
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.
Clubs,Activities.Solving... Both anime`s features problem solving in which they help others solve some particular problems that they are facing.
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.
Main character is genius people...like oreki houtarou, same background character,same characteristic and many more
Both are about an introverted guy that joins a club run by the prettiest girl in their grade.
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 :))
The main characters have nearly the same nature... and I like it!
'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 of them have characters which don't have friends and are unsociable. Throughout the story, in both anime, the main protagonists develop friendships with the people they hang out with, which they don't realize or don't want to realize.
The main difference is, that in Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, the protagonists want to have friends and fail to realize that they've already made them, and in Yahari Ore no Seishun, they don't really care about such things (at least that's what they want us to think).
TL;DR: Both are fun to watch. However, if you liked one of them it doesn't mean that you'll like the other.
Both involve a main character that's lonely and joins a club, thereby managing to make friends, specifically with a bitchy ice-queen-like girl and an energetic air-head girl. Both animes deal with social issues within highschool but are more funny than dramatic.
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!
Both anime have the same MC who isn't popular and is always getting avoided by the school's students. Both also have a little romance involved with a huge amount of comedy. (Seriously, I died several times while watching these two.) So if you like the first, then you will like the other.
- 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
Both of these series involve socially inept skills and attempt to recover from their personality problems that set them far from the social interactions of their school.
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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