Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.
My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected
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Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.

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Synonyms: Oregairu, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
Japanese: やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。
English: My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected
French: My Teen Romantic Comedy is wrong as I expected
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Volumes: 18
Chapters: 168
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 18, 2011 to Apr 20, 2021
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Romance Romance
Themes: Love Polygon Love Polygon, School School
Serialization: None
Authors: Watari, Wataru (Story), Ponkan⑧ (Art)


Score: 8.801 (scored by 1734817,348 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #322
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #188
Members: 64,117
Favorites: 3,943

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Hachiman Hikigaya, a student in Soubu High School, is a cynical loner due to his traumatic past experiences in his social life. This eventually led to him developing a set of "dead fish eyes" and a twisted personality similar to that of a petty criminal. Believing that the concept of youth is a lie made up by youngsters who face their failures in denial, he turns in an essay that criticizes this exact mentality of youths. Irritated by the submission, his homeroom teacher, Shizuka Hiratsuka, forces him to join the Volunteer Service Club—a club that assists students to solve their problems in life, hoping that helping other people would change his personality.

However, Yukino Yukinoshita, the most beautiful girl in school, is surprisingly the sole member of the club and a loner, albeit colder and smarter than Hikigaya. Their club soon expands when Yui Yuigahama joins them after being helped with her plight, and they begin to accept more requests.

With his status quo as a recluse, Hikigaya attempts to solve problems in his own way, but his methods may prove to be a double-edged sword.

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Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. placed first in the Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! ranking in the best light novel category in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

The series has been published in English as My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected by Yen Press under the Yen On imprint since September 27, 2016.

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Sep 20, 2020
cchigu (All reviews)
"Yeah, I'm being stupid. I know that it's out of question. I know how this will end. I'll be left with nothing. Even so, I want us to think, writhe, struggle... and find... something genuine." - Hikigaya Hachiman

Oregairu is a pilgrimage destination for people who set out to quench their thirst for finding something genuine. It takes its characters, and you, the reader, on a journey to explore the themes of self-realization, inferiority complex, cynicism, and social awkwardness.

The seasons have changed. Compared to my teenage-self, I have gotten better, become more open-minded, met new people, found people that I love, and have stopped hating read more
Sep 22, 2020
abystoma2 (All reviews)
I was promised a masterpiece. A novel full of well crafted dialogue and deep story with a social commentary. Needles to say I got none of that.

The whole time while reading this I was waiting for the breaking point, the part when it gets good, the big twist or something, as I couldn't believe this is what the huge amount of people are praising. Yet here we are.

Oregairu is a harem light novel. No matter how much it tries to hide that with pseudointellectual monologuing, it is still a harem LN. Of course, I'm not saying that anything harem is inherently bad (look no further read more
Dec 7, 2020
Hypokrites (All reviews)
Upon finishing the series, I found myself disappointed. I've seen enough bad shows, manga, and novels with high commercial success and merit to know that I should never have high expectations regardless of its public rating, so my experience with this novel was genuine - how I feel about this novel is genuine. While reading, there were moments where I was entertained, bored, disappointed, humored, agitated, annoyed - and in the later volumes, it felt I was reading only for the sake of finishing the story. But even with the annoying parts of the story, it sure was a ride. Note that there are spoilers read more
Nov 1, 2020
Excalibur1702 (All reviews)
We all yearn for something genuine - relationships, emotions, feelings - but while doing so, we end up creating fakes.
The question that remains is - where is the line separating the genuine from the fake, and who gets to draw it?

Before going any further lemme say this - Oregairu is one of the most emotionally complex, deep, realistic, and thematically well-written story I've ever read.

On the surface, it seems to be a clichéd love-triangle (or even harem) romantic comedy, a stereotype further amplified due to the anime unfairly selling it as a harem-styled story, with skewed focuses on the characters. I expected nothing special when read more

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