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Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!

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!

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 9, 2013 to Sep 24, 2013
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.411 (scored by 59414 users)
Ranked: #17202
Popularity: #163
Members: 108,975
Favorites: 970
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

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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Adaptation: Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui!
Sequel: Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui! OVA

Characters & Voice Actors

Kuroki, Tomoko
Kuroki, Tomoko
Main
Rial, Monica
English
Rial, Monica
Kitta, Izumi
Japanese
Kitta, Izumi
Kii
Kii
Supporting
Kugimiya, Rie
Japanese
Kugimiya, Rie
Simmons, Juliet
English
Simmons, Juliet
Kosaka
Kosaka
Supporting
Fukushima, Jun
Japanese
Fukushima, Jun
Homeroom Teacher
Homeroom Teacher
Supporting
Kawahara, Yoshihisa
Japanese
Kawahara, Yoshihisa

Staff

Oonuma, Shin
Director
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Kitta, Izumi
Theme Song Performance
Hatsune, Miku
Theme Song Performance



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Sep 29, 2013
Veronin
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
Pariah695
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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Recommendations

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 or pretty much he just hates having friends, closest relationship would be acquaintance, also SNAFU doesn't circle much on the Male lead alone while Watamote is only focused on Kurokis daily life adventure.
The "What if Satou was a girl?" recommendation by another user is a fairly accurate, short 'n simple way of summing up the similarities between these two. Usually social awkwardness is used purely for laughs and never explored too deeply. It's rare to see/hear what's going on under the hood of someone dealing with social anxiety and the failure that results even in the most basic of social situations.

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 him. When some random religious woman knocks his door, even with preplanned dialogue, it turns into a disaster and he panics due to how hard he finds talking to others. Another scene I recall is one involving Satou forcing himself to go to a class to fill something out, then reacting badly to criticism from the teacher due to his paranoia/anxiety and humiliating himself.

Watashi deals with the same themes as NHK, such as blaming others instead of looking at the real problem, but the most obvious link is the exploration of social interaction failure. Like in NHK, Watashi's heroine starts out reclusive and, also like in NHK, struggles with the most basic of social interaction. The key difference is that Watashi's art (alien-eyed), voice acting (almost too pathetic to take seriously) and timing of comedy that breaks up the gloom (joy at saying one word to someone; viewing that as a conversation; skipping home... etc) make it a lot more lighthearted than NHK. NHK is a comedy as well as a drama, yeah, but there's a difference in direction that makes it easy for me to laugh off Watashi, where as NHK's realism was often able to get under my skin.

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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