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.

Alternative Titles

English: My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected
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。


Type: Novel
Volumes: 17
Chapters: 163
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 18, 2011 to Nov 19, 2019
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, SchoolSchool
Authors: Watari, Wataru (Story), Ponkan⑧ (Art)
Serialization: None


Score: 8.901 (scored by 1173511,735 users)
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Ranked: #172
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Popularity: #169
Members: 47,632
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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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Jan 21, 2015
JetNoir (All reviews)
" I want something genuine. "

* * * *
now, i know what you are thinking after reading that sypnosis. Another generic mediocre romcom, isn't it?
WRONG. Sure, the plot line is nothing new and it's just like most other LN's. So what sets it apart from other LN?
First, this is one of the most realistic LN out there (pretty rare).
And Mainly, the difference lies in characters.
Hikigaya, is, a loner. It's not like he wanted to be one, but he had some mental trauma from junior and middle school and other circumstances forced him to be one. He tries his best to distant himself from others. He read more
Dec 1, 2018
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.

I have finished the 11th volume, which as far as I know is the latest translated one at the point of writing this review. The whole time 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.

In other reviews, you can see "this isn't your typical romcom novel" being noted a lot. That's read more
Jul 20, 2015
cchigu (All reviews)
"If wishes could be granted, if desires could be fulfilled, then I wouldn't wish or desire for anything after all. The things you're handed on a silver platter are never genuine, and never everlasting. And that is why I'll always keep searching." - 8man

After getting disappointed by the ending of the first season of the anime, I decided to pick up the novel, for the anime had made such an everlasting impression on my mind and also for it had so much more to answer for. It was such a treat to read this gorgeous piece of work, I highly recommend everyone to at least read more
Jan 17, 2020
oryouohagi (All reviews)
Full disclosure: I’m trying to NOT spoil anything.

What is ‘genuine’? What comes to your mind when you think of the word ‘youth’? What do you think when the term ‘romance’ comes up? How do you deal with the notion of ‘isolation’ and ‘being left to your own devices’? How would you define ‘altruism’?

If what you are looking for is a book adapting those ideas then you are wrong as you've expected. As this book is the romanticized struggle of a writer against his Publisher, and its vile underling, the Editor (that's only a joke for like 60%).

Story (meta-story mixed with actual story, as I deem read more

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