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Oregairu

Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru (やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている), also known as My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong As I Expected, or My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Hamachi (はまち), and OreGairu (俺ガイル) in short, is a Japanese light novel series written by Wataru Watari, illustrated by Ponkan8, and published by Shogakukan. There are also three ongoing manga adaptations and several anthology volumes. The series has been adapted into an anime television series in 2013, which was followed by second season which aired in 2015. Two video games for the PlayStation Vita, published by 5pd., which were released in 2013 and 2016, each with an OVA video.

Plot Synopsis

The story follows two loners, the pragmatic Hachiman Hikigaya and beautiful Yukino Yukinoshita, who despite their varying personalities and ideals, offer help and advice to others as part of their school's Service Club, assisted by the cheerful and friendly Yui Yuigahama. It largely depicts various social situations faced by teens in a high school setting and the psychology driving their interactions.

Style

Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru is a linear story told from the main character, Hachiman Hikigaya's point of view. The audience is given the same information Hachiman gets, as well as Hachiman's internal monologues/thoughts.

Media

Light Novel

Main article: List of OreGairu light novels

The light novel Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru is the original content for this series. There are currently 12 volumes with a 13th and 14th rumoured to be in progress. There are an additional 3 ".5" Volumes (6.5, 7.5, 10.5) that have also been released for 15 total.

As of May 22, 2018, Volumes 1-5 have been published in English.[1]

Volume 6 has a release date of November 13, 2018.[2]

Volume 7 has a release date of February 19, 2019.[3]

Short Volumes

Short Volumes 6.25, 6.50, and 6.75 were released with the special edition BD/DVD's 1, 5, and 7 of the first season. They were released together as Volume 6.5 on July 22, 2014. These volumes were released out of chronological order as they came after Volumes 7 and 7.5.

Manga

Main article: List of OreGairu manga series

There are 4 manga adaptations of the light novel.

  • Yahari Ore no Seishun Rabu Kome wa Machigatteiru. -Monologue-
  • Yahari Ore no Seishun Rabu Kome wa Machigatteiru. @comic
  • Yahari 4-koma demo Ore no Seishun Rabu Kome wa machigatteiru.
  • Yahari Ore no Seishun Rabu Kome wa Machigatteiru. Anthology Volumes.'

The @comic is the only Manga being printed in English as of November 13, 2018.

Anime

Main article: List of OreGairu anime episodes

Season 1 - Yahari Ore no Seishun Rabu Kome wa Machigatteiru/My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (2013)

OVA - The first OVA released (2013)

Season 1 Episodes

Season 2 - Yahari Ore no Seishun Rabu Kome wa Machigatteiru. ZOKU/My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO! (2015)

OVA. ZOKU - The second OVA released (2016)

Season 2 Episodes

Blu-ray/DVD Disks

Blu-ray disks or BD's were released for both seasons of Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. They are video disks that contain 1-2 episodes of the anime (Japan Only). There are 7 Volumes of BD's for each season.

The limited edition BD's contained various bonus content such as soundtrack CD's, special artwork, event invitations, more reading material, etc.

There is also a "Complete Season" BD that contains all 13 episodes of that particular season.

CDs

Main article: Music

The Drama CD's are bonus audio tracks that contain various stories that are considered CANON.

There are currently 4 Drama CD's released. They are bundled with special editions of the light novels (3, 7, 7.5, and 6.5). The Audio tracks are also transcribed into Bonus Chapters in those novels

Video Games

Main article: List of OreGairu video games

Two Visual Novel games have been released for the PlayStation Vita. The limited edition versions came bundled with an OVA. A compilation game, comprised of the first two has been released for the PS4 and PS Vita.

Game 1 - Yahari Game demo Ore no Seishun Rabu Kome wa Machigatteiru (September 19, 2013 (Japan))

Game 2 - Yahari Game demo Ore no Seishun Love Kome wa Machigatteiru. Zoku (October 27, 2016 (Japan))

Game 3 - A compilation game containing the first two games was released for the PS4 and PS Vita (October 26, 2018 (Japan)).[4]

A.N.O.T.H.E.R Volumes

ANOTHER, or Oregairu.a is an alternate/other storyline. It is considered to be NOT the main story and NON-canon, by Wataru Watari. With each release of the Season 2 BD's a volume was included (7 total).

Trivia

  • Many of the characters in the series have first names that tend to be fully or partially a subset of their surnames when both names are written in Hiragana only. Examples include: Yukinoshita Yukino (ゆきのした ゆきの), Yuigahama Yui (ゆいがはま ゆい), Ebina Hina (えびな ひな), Hayama Hayato (はやま はやと), Kawasaki Saki (かわさき さき), Shiromeguri Meguri (しろめぐり めぐり), and Tsurumi Rumi (つるみ るみ).
  • Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru directly translates to "After all my youth love comedy is wrong".

Short Forms Explained

  • OreGairu - Yahari ORE no Seishun Love Come wa MachiGatteiru (Gairu). It is simply a contraction of the English alphabet.
  • Hamachi - The Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru Hiragana characters are やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている, they contain はまち (Characters for Wa/Ha, Ma, Chi - Hamachi). "Ha" can be "Wa" if it is singular. It is a contraction of the Hiragana characters. It roughly translates to "Yellowtail" (the fish, HaMaChi, はまち), or The Town (Wa MaChi, は まち).

External Links

Reference

  1. Volume 5 Yen Press - http://www.b2c.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/none/my-youth-romantic-comedy-is-wrong-as-i-expected-vol-5-light-novel/9780316318082/?yen
  2. Volume 6 Yen Press - http://www.b2c.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/none/my-youth-romantic-comedy-is-wrong-as-i-expected-vol-6-light-novel/9780316411868/?yen
  3. Volume 7 Yen Press - http://www.b2c.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/none/my-youth-romantic-comedy-is-wrong-as-i-expected-vol-7-light-novel/9781975384128/?yen
  4. Compilation Game website