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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: 7.361 (scored by 91933 users)
Ranked: #19892
Popularity: #136
Members: 166,652
Favorites: 1,530
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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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Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

Oonuma, Shin
Oonuma, Shin
Director
Motoyama, Satoshi
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Jinbo, Masato
Jinbo, Masato
Episode Director, Storyboard
Sekine, Ayumi
Sekine, Ayumi
Script

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Veronin
Sep 29, 2013 12:39 AM
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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Pariah695
Oct 17, 2013 2:48 PM
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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rascorpia
Dec 16, 2014 1:18 PM
Now I want to preface this by saying I'm not strictly reviewing the series. I find it hard coming from my perspective to be able to objectively rate the show overall. This is because I believe that whether you like or dislike this show heavily depends on how much you can relate to the main character, therefore your mileage my vary.

**The impressions I give do contain some minor spoilers however I do not believe they effect your enjoyment of the show**

The reason I really like Watamote is because it takes a particularly dark and depressing condition and gives it a light-hearted twist. See many people read more
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judojon
Sep 27, 2013 12:34 PM
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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Recommendations

Anime: Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.
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 
reportRecommended by Azraniel
Anime: NHK ni Youkoso!
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  read more 
reportRecommended by AironicallyHuman
Anime: Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai
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 
reportRecommended by AironicallyHuman
Anime: Lucky☆Star
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. 
reportRecommended by darkuria
Anime: Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou
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
Anime: Kimi ni Todoke
Unpopular, shy & awkward-when meeting some girl, sometimes make a scary face but still cute that are Tomoko and Sawako's great personality :)
Kimi no Todoke is more romantic and for girls(shoujo) while WataMote is more comedic and for boys(shounen)
For first glance it's almost WataMote & Kimi no Todoke same... ridiculously funny sometimes but later it'll be different in deeper episodes escpecially in plot developments

I believe if you like WataMote then you'll like Kimi no Todoke or you'll like WataMote if you like Kimi no Todoke 
reportRecommended by Ray_Light

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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