Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui! (WATAMOTE) Final Thoughts

Summer Anime Season 2013 Round-Up Part 2 The Best Show of the Summer

Watamote If I Stay Here I'll Cry

The Best Show of the Year??? Perhaps…

This anime is heartbreak. At first I thought it was comedic, a female version of My Youth Rom-Com. Loner protag vs everybody else. Early episodes had a mix of the funny and the tragic. I would be in hysterics over Tomoko’s fujoshi world-view and her misguided antics to become popular and makes friends but be rebuffed through some mishap and I would also be genuinely moved by every episode’s slice of Tomoko’s social anxiety because it was so real and the situations were relatable. A fine balance was achieved.

Every Tuesday I would race home from work to devour the latest episode and I would laugh and feel uncomfortable. The laughs became fewer and fewer and the anime became so uncomfortable to watch I began to wonder… is this comedy?

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