Ranked #2041

Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!

Alternative Titles

English: WataMote: No Matter How I Look At It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Unpopular!
Synonyms: Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui!, It's Not My Fault That I'm Not Popular!, WataMote
Japanese: 私がモテないのはどう考えてもお前らが悪い!


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 9, 2013 to Sep 24, 2013
Premiered: Summer 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.351 (scored by 102,195 users)
Ranked: #20412
Popularity: #132
Members: 185,337
Favorites: 1,782
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Kuroki Tomoko is a super popular high school girl who has had 50 years of dating experience and 100 boys... in the Otome game world. In the real world, she is a 15-year-old shut-in who has all of the qualities of a "mojo" (a gloomy or unpopular woman).

However, when school isn't going as she expected, and she isn't as popular as she had thought she would be, she takes a look at herself in the mirror for the first time in a few years, and has some shocking revelations...

(Source: MU)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Kuroki, Tomoko
Kuroki, Tomoko
Kitta, Izumi
Kitta, Izumi
Kuroki, Tomoki
Kuroki, Tomoki
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Seri, Akiko
Seri, Akiko
Naruse, Yuu
Naruse, Yuu
Hanazawa, Kana
Hanazawa, Kana
Imae, Megumi
Imae, Megumi
Nonaka, Ai
Nonaka, Ai


Oonuma, Shin
Oonuma, Shin
Motoyama, Satoshi
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Jinbo, Masato
Jinbo, Masato
Episode Director, Storyboard
Tamamura, Hitoshi
Tamamura, Hitoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Since I'm Not Popular, I'll Change My Image a Bit
Motenai shi, Chotto Image Change Suru wa (モテないし、ちょっとイメチェンするわ)
Jul 9, 2013
2 Since I'm Not Popular, I'll See My Old Friend
Motenai shi, Mukashi no Tomodachi ni Au (モテないし、昔の友達に会う)
Jul 16, 2013
3 Since I'm Not Popular, the Weather's Bad
Motenai shi, Akutenko (モテないし、悪天候)
Jul 23, 2013
4 Since I'm Not Popular, I'll Have a Good Dream
Motenai shi, Chotto Ii Yumemiru wa (モテないし、ちょっといい夢見るわ)
Jul 30, 2013
5 Since I'm Not Popular, I'll Boost My Skills
Motenai shi, Skill Up Shite Miru (モテないし、スキルアップしてみる)
Aug 6, 2013

Opening Theme

"Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui (私がモテないのはどう考えてもお前らが悪い)" by Konomi Suzuki n' Kiba of Akiba

Ending Theme

#1: "Dou Kangaete mo Watashi wa Warukunai (どう考えても私は悪くない)" by Tomoko Kuroki (Izumi Kitta) (eps 1, 3, 4, 7-10, 12)
#2: "Musou Renka (夢想恋歌)" by Velvet.kodhy (ep 2)
#3: "Yoru no Tobari yo, Sayounara (夜のとばりよ、さようなら)" by Velvet. kodhy (ep 5)
#4: "Natsu Matsuri" (夏祭り) by Utsu-P & Minatsukitoka, feat. Hatsune Miku (ep 6)
#5: "Sokora no Nuigurumi no Fuusen to Watashi (そこらの着ぐるみの風船と私)" by Velvet.kodhy and Velvet.kodhy and μ and μ (Velvet.kodhyとVelvet.kodhyとuとu) (ep 11)

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Sep 29, 2013
There is a scene in Watamote where the main character, Tomoko, experiences what she believes to be public molestation. She panics, unable to even breathe or call for help. The train suddenly stops, and the passengers begin to take their leave. Tomoko then realizes that the object pressing against her is simply a bamboo sword belonging to the girl behind her. After much public embarrassment, she finally breaks free, and moves on to yet another miserable day of her life.

To say that Watamote is an uncomfortable anime would be an understatement. Every minute involves Tomoko failing at something in the most awkward way imaginable, read more
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Oct 17, 2013
WataMote is a painful story. That's the easiest way to describe it. It's the painful story of a painfully anti-social girl's painful life. There are very large pros to having a story like this, but there are also huge cons that can come with it. WataMote is no exception, it's amazing but also majorly flawed. So why did I give it a 9? Because the flaws with stories like this is that they are completely hit or miss, there's no in between. For me it was a home run, but it's very understandable that it can be a read more
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Oct 25, 2015
If you live under a rock, you’re probably impressed by Family Guy‘s and South Park‘s ‘dark’ humor. They show you people suffering, dying and cursing. They expect you to laugh because people are dying, suffering and cursing. You’re supposed to be shocked that the creators don’t mind putting these characters though such a pain, but that’s not a major achievement. Terrorists do it all the time, but it doesn’t make them comedians.

A truly dark comedy is not that one avoids that darkness. It’s one that forces us to confront the darkness of it and still laugh. Even Borderlands, where the whole joke is that everyone read more
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Sep 27, 2013
WATAMOTE -No matter how I look at it, It's you guys fault I'm not popular- is a comedy aimed straight at dysfunctional geeks, or former dysfunctional geeks, who can laugh at their own faults and take them with a grain of salt. Its gallows humor centers around a socially inept mess of a protagonist who goes through life repeating the cycle of self-embarrassment and loneliness while learning nothing from it, and garnished with anime and pop culture references and parodies. It's a show that hits painfully close to home for anyone who has social anxieties, yet playful enough that it remains morbidly funny rather than read more
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An example: At the start of NHK, Satou has become a recluse due to no longer being able to handle being around people; paranoia having made him think the people around him were laughing at  read more 
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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 
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Both are slice of life, have comedy and there is an otaku girl. Lucky Star focuses on 4 friends and Watamote just in one girl, but the style is alike, the life of the main characters with no a story, just random facts of their life. I found watamote like more depressing comedy and lucky star lighter but I am completely sure you'll like both.

Another minor fact Tomoko looks alike Konata and both are otaku, of course they have different personalities. 
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Watashi is the OreImo only reality can offer. What this means is Watashi's sister heroine isn't beautiful, isn't an athlete, isn't at the top of her class and just generally doesn't have the world at large fawn over her. In OreImo acting bitchy whilst having a sexual fetish typically associated with fat otaku men is rewarded, and the icing on the cake is a doormat brother willing to do anything to appease her--incest not withstanding.

OreImo delivers as far as entertainment goes. This is true. But after following Kirino's tsundere self down the road toward incest for long enough, it makes a nice  read more 
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Nichibros is about a group of normal high school boys wanting to do eccentric stuff, while Watamote features an eccentric girl who wants to be normal. Both take place in a high school setting, make for very awkward situations and have the same line of humour. 
reportRecommended by mung_rin
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Both of these series hold great significance in that their slice of life setting revolves around two similar highschooler girls who put on a facade in order to appear more or less normal and socially acceptable outwardly but when all is said and done, they really are otakus playing games and watching anime at home. 
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