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Postby mirkosp » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:44 am

Full title: Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui!

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MangaUpdates wrote: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 was, she takes a look at herself in the mirror for the first time in a few years, and has some shocking revelations...
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Postby purplepolecat » Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:53 pm

THIS is the social awkwardness anime I've been waiting for. |:>

Seriously, I love this show. No punches are pulled here. The isolation, the rationalizations, the delusions, the bitterness, the snark, the simultaneous loathing and envy towards the socially normal, and the joy of tiny victories. It's all very real, but at the same time hilarious and adorable.

Add some deftly performed parodies and shout-outs, and a kick ass opening theme, and you have my favorite anime this season.

(I particularly enjoyed the punchline to the "portrait drawing" subplot in ep2.)

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Postby 8bit_samurai » Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:22 pm

Yeah, was pretty surprised by the op, but it fits in surprisingly well. Definitely a fave this season, and probably this year too, so far.
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Postby Otohiko » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:07 pm

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Seriously, I was a little anxious leading up to the release of it, considering my loevs of the manga, and the fact that no matter how you look at it, the entire thing is 95% internal monologue of a rather immature, twisted, illogical character. However with the first two eps, it really delivered - Tomoko's voice actor did a really outstanding job, the internal monologue stays totally faithful, and the animation has been great so far. I LOVE the opening and ending(s) as well, those were extremely well thought-out and pretty out there!

This has all my FEELS and Mokocchi is mai waifu ;_________;
The Birds are using humanity in order to throw something terrifying at this green pig. And then what happens to us all later, that’s simply not important to them…

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Postby Hagaren Viper » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:32 pm

I haven't quite decided if I like this show or not. It's funny and different, but Im not sure I can take 13 episodes [or more, depending on sales?] of this knowing nothing is really going to get better for this girl. One heck of an OP animation though.
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Postby Otohiko » Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:08 pm

Hagaren Viper wrote:It's funny and different, but Im not sure I can take 13 episodes [or more, depending on sales?] of this knowing nothing is really going to get better for this girl. .


I can sympathise with that, but you have to really look at Tomoko as a fictional character, not a real person. WataMote is a grotesque parody of much-loved tropes of moe wish fulfillment and hopeful coming-of-age narratives. It'd be wrong for her to suddenly come around, and kind of defeat the purpose of the whole thing. Like the Yandere Boys CDs Tomoko listens to, the utter levels of fail she experiences in this show is really, well, cathartic - even in a totally non-comedic kind of way. If you relate to Tomoko (and I certainly do), the fact that despite her redeeming qualities and loveable traits she is still a pretty terrible person and total failure is one of the appeals of the show. It's a special kind of medicine, so to speak, and I for one am VERY glad to be getting it from WataMote. So I hope it never changes and continues to poke viciously at the light-hearted, inspirational, happy stuff it parodies - but if that's not your thing, that's okay too.
The Birds are using humanity in order to throw something terrifying at this green pig. And then what happens to us all later, that’s simply not important to them…

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Postby AimoAio » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:00 am

It's so very painful to watch this, more so than reading the manga but it's hilarious and I can't stop myself from doing so. XD And it's so saddening cause when you think about the stuff she wants, it's just what every normal high school girl also wants. Except her methods are a bit extreme in comparison. XD
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Postby [madaraxD] » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:01 am

Otohiko wrote:the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best

THIS.
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Postby Kain-x-spirits » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:15 pm

Awesome.

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Postby ZephyrStar » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:03 pm

[madaraxD] wrote:
Otohiko wrote:the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best

THIS.


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Postby OropherZero » Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:01 am

Really enjoying this! Streaming it on my mobile phone on the Crunchyroll Android app and trying to resist laughing on the train. She is such a closet pervert as well - ordering coffee scene =p Loved the animation in ep2 with that arcade game as well.

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Postby Jasta85 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:00 am

finished ep 2, I've been meaning to check out the manga, I'm glad I waited until the anime. it is pretty damn funny, don't see too many series about neet girls, it's almost always guys, nice change of pace.

Love the expressions she makes whenever her world gets shattered lol

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Postby guy07 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:37 am

Awwww ya. Thanks for the topic Mirko, loves ya!

This will probably be my favourite anime this season. Gotta love those odd-ball anime.

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Postby Jasta85 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:38 pm

ep 3, lol at her scenes with her brother, he really has it rough. man she's so cute when she's miserable, I feel guilty now heh

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Postby Otohiko » Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:23 am

Oh tomoko, you're such a jerk sometimes :D
I'm a fan of Tomoko and not a fan of violence, but she completely 100% deserved that kick :P
The Birds are using humanity in order to throw something terrifying at this green pig. And then what happens to us all later, that’s simply not important to them…


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