Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!

WataMote: No Matter How I Look At It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular!

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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!
English: WataMote: No Matter How I Look At It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular!
German: WATAMOTE: No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys Fault I'm Not Popular!
Spanish: WATAMOTE: No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guys Fault I’m Not Popular!
French: WATAMOTE: No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys Fault I'm Not Popular!
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 9, 2013 to Sep 24, 2013
Premiered: Summer 2013
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 02:05 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Source: Web manga
Genre: ComedyComedy
Themes: Otaku CultureOtaku Culture, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.991 (scored by 340413340,413 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #43722
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #319
Members: 653,216
Favorites: 5,665

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After living 50 simulated high school lives and dating over 100 virtual boys, Tomoko Kuroki believes that she is ready to conquer her first year of high school. Little does she know that she is much less prepared than she would like to think. In reality, Tomoko is an introverted and awkward young girl, and she herself is the only one who doesn't realize it! With the help of her best friend, Yuu Naruse, and the support and love of her brother Tomoki, Tomoko attempts to brave the new world of high school life.

Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui! chronicles the life of a socially awkward and relatively friendless high school otaku as she attempts to overcome her personal barriers in order to live a fulfilling life.

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Episode 1 was previewed at a screening in Akihabara Gamers, Tokyo on June 29, 2013. Regular broadcasting began on July 9, 2013.

WataMote was licensed by Sentai Filmworks in North America and MVM Films in the United Kingdom. It was simulcast by Crunchyroll during its original run.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kuroki, Tomoko

Kitta, Izumi

Kuroki, Tomoki

Nakamura, Yuuichi

Naruse, Yuu

Hanazawa, Kana

Imae, Megumi

Nonaka, Ai

Nemoto, Hina

Kurose, Yuuko

Satozaki, Kiko

Kugimiya, Rie


Sugita, Tomokazu

Kuroki, Father

Iwasaki, Ryou

Kuroki, Mother

Hayamizu, Risa

Ishimine, Jun

Toriumi, Kousuke


Kaneko, Hayato
Producer, Planning
Itou, Makoto


Opening Theme

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"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 (eps 2)
3: "Yoru no Tobari yo, Sayounara (夜のとばりよ、さようなら)" by Velvet.kodhy (eps 5)
4: "Natsu Matsuri (夏祭り) " by Utsu-P & Minatsukitoka, feat. Hatsune Miku (eps 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)  (eps 11)


Feb 20, 2024
Anti-social and awkward Tomoko Kuroki is starting highschool.
And although she has role played a high-schooler online and in video games...she's not too good at it in real life.

Tomoko is a deviant otaku. She's into ecchi games, dirty manga and naughty audio books. She has dirty fantasies. She stares at girls' panties... She's basically the perfect girl 🤔

Her brother is the "cool" one. Typically in anime its reversed. The boy is the "loser" and the sister is the normal and popular one.

The problem with the show is that Tomoko is the only character.
She's fine, she'd actually be a perfect main character for a slice of ...
Sep 2, 2023
Mixed Feelings
An amusing but never quite gutbusting spin on the slice of life genre, Watamote is what you'd get if Dostoevsky's Underground Man was an anime high school girl. Tomokoi's awkward and constantly in her head, having weird fantasies and generally failing any social task. It's a far cry from most slice of life shows about friendship and simple enjoyement of everyday life, and taking a cringe humor to the genre is definitely fresh, but I think my biggest issue with the humor is that her cringe is pretty self contained and only rarely spills out on those around her.

I think the key to cringe humor ...
May 16, 2023
The story and morals are not bad and surely a lot can relate or understand and find value here, however the writing, storytelling, humor, is cringe, repulsive, disgusting, and unnecessarily disturbing.
There’s no reason why certain things are here when it’s about a simple story about a weird teenage unpopular girl with a weird personality, yet keeping most things in her thoughts that nobody around her knows, the morality of loneliness and feeling not normal or human and the importance of not feeling alone, not being afraid, knowing that you are human, and the morality of well.. growing up, accepting the fact it’s natural and ...

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