|My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU|
|No. of episodes||12 + 1 Extra + OVA|
|Original release||April 4, 2013 – June 27, 2013|
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It was aired between April 5 and June 21, 2013, with an additional anime-original episode written by Wataru Watari following the series on June 28, 2013. The series was simulcast with English subtitles by Crunchyroll, AnimeLab (Australia & New Zealand), Anime on Demand (UK & Ireland), and The Anime Network. It was also broadcasted on Animax-Asia on July 9, 2014.
The anime has been licensed by Sentai Filmworks in North America and Madman Entertainment in Australia.
The anime has a total of 13 episodes, which ran for 24 minutes each. The anime has been rated PG13, and its genres are comedy, romance, slice of life and school.
An OVA episode is bundled on Blu-ray Disc with the limited edition of the video game, which was released on September 19, 2013.
The anime covers the Volumes 1 - 6 of the Light Novels, while on Episode 13 of the anime covers the Volume 6.5 (Short Volumes 6.25, 6.50, 6.75).
The plot revolves around an antisocial high school student named Hachiman Hikigaya, who is a loner and cynic with a distorted view on life and has no friends or girlfriend. Hachiman is self depreciating and seeks to avoid other people. However when he hands in an offensive school report, his teacher forces him to join the "Volunteer/Service Club". The club's president and only other member, is Yukino Yukinoshita, another loner, whom he considers the school's prettiest and smartest girl. Despite their contrasting personalities and ideals, they must work together to offer help and advice to others as part of their school's Service Club.
It largely depicts various social situations faced by teens in a high school setting and the psychology driving their interactions.
The story is told from the main character, Hachiman Hikigaya's Point Of View. Meaning the audience is given the same information that the main character is.
List of Episodes
|Episode 1||"And Thus Their Mistaken Youth Begins."|
"Kōshite Karera no Machigatta Seishun ga Hajimaru." (こうして彼らのまちがった青春が始まる。)
|April 4, 2013|
|Hachiman Hikigaya is forced to join the Service Club and meets the only other member, Yukino Yukinoshita. Even though they argue and have different ideals, Hachiman believes they are somewhat similar.
Together they handle the clubs first request from Yui Yuigahama, who wishes to make cookies for someone. While Yukino's method fails, Hachiman manages to fulfill her request.
Afterwards Yui gives Hachiman and Yukino cookies as thanks. Yui then insists she can help with the club and befriends the current Service Club members.
|Episode 2||"Surely, Everyone Else Has The Same Troubles."|
"Kitto, Dareshimo Hitoshi Nami ni Nayami o Kakaeteiru." (きっと、誰しも等し並みに悩みを抱えている。)
|April 11, 2013|
|Hachiman hands in an unorthodox biology assignment that gets him in trouble. While being reprimanded by Shizuka, she asks him about the club's progress and offers her own thoughts on the club.
At lunch, Hachiman observes Yui's failed attempts to break away from Muira, in order to have lunch with Yukino. Yukino shows up and demands to know why Yui is late, but understands once Yumiko makes herself known. Yukino argues with Yumiko and then waits outside. While outside, Yukino and Hachiman listen to Yui telling Yumiko how she really wants to be treated.
After school Yoshiteru Zaimokuza shows up at the club with and requests they review his light novel. That evening Hachiman has a flashback about his accident.
The following day the Service Club and Yui give feedback to Zaimokuza, resolving his request.
|Episode 3||"Sometimes The God of Romantic Comedies Does Good Deeds."|
"Tamani Rabu Kome no Kami-sama wa ī Koto o Suru." (たまにラブコメの神様はいいことをする。)
|April 18, 2013|
|Hachiman is eating lunch at his favorite spot when he is interrupted by Yui. While they chat, they are joined by Saika Totsuka.
The following day, Hachiman pairs up with Saika for tennis who asks Hachiman to join the Tennis Club. Unsure of what to do, Hachiman asks Yukino for advice. Yui shows up with Saika who requests that the club help him with tennis practice.
During practice Yumiko and her posse show up and demand to use the court. Hayama Hayato and Yumiko challenge Hachiman and Yui to a tennis match with the winner being able to use the court and help Saika practice.
As Yumiko and Hayato steadily gain lead, Yui sprains her ankle but gets Yukino as her replacement. Yukino dominates the game until her stamina runs low. She entrusts the game to Hachiman, who is able to win the match. Yukino leaves with Yui while Saika thanks Hachiman. As Hachiman returns to the club room, he walks in on Yui and Yukino changing and is knocked out with a tennis racquet.
|Episode 4||"In Other Words, He Has Few Friends."|
"Tsumari, Kare wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai." (つまり、彼は友達が少ない。)
|April 25, 2013|
|On the way to school, Hachiman and Komachi talk about his bike/car accident.
At school, Hachiman is reprimanded by Shizuka for his "Workplace Visit Survey" where he tries to justify becoming a "house-husband".
They realize that the texts are connected to the upcoming three-person-per-group Workplace Visit. Hayato's clique has four people, one of them is spreading the rumors to get someone knocked out of the group. After some observation, Hachiman explains to the Service Club that he doesn't know who the culprit is, but solves the case by suggesting that Hayato have the members of his clique group-up and get to know each other better, which seems to work.
Hayato groups with Hachiman along with Saika for the Workplace Visit.
|Episode 5||"Once Again, He Returned To His Original Path."|
"Mata Shite mo, Kare wa Moto Kita Michi e Hikikaesu." (またしても、彼は元来た道へ引き返す。)
|May 2, 2013|
|Hachiman arrives late for class along with Saki Kawasaki. Hachiman notices Saki looking at a flyer for summer school classes.
Later, Hachiman runs into Yukino, Yui and Saika having a study session at a cafe and are joined by Komachi and her friend Taishi Kawasaki. Taishi explains to them that he is worried about Saki and asks for help.
The Service Club try and fail using various methods to approach Saki. Later on, the Service Club discover that Saki works nights at a cafe.
One night the Service club goes to confront her. Yukino and Saki argue about their different family circumstances. Hachiman asks Saki to meet him after her shift.
The following morning, Hachiman reveals to the group that Saki is working to fund her summer school tuition. To help Taishi, Hachiman tells Saki about scholarships.
As Hachiman and Komachi walk home, Komachi reveals that the owner of the dog he saved is Yui.
This prompts Hachiman to cut his ties with Yui at the end of the Workplace Visit, believing that she was only nice to him out of guilt. Upset by his words, Yui runs off.
Hachiman ends with a monologue explaining that a loner such as himself might misunderstand feelings of girls when they are nice to him, so rather than fall for that "trap", he will always reject them.
|Episode 6||"Finally The Beginning Between Him And Her Has Ended."|
"Yōyaku Kare to Kanojo no Hajimari ga Owaru." (ようやく彼と彼女の始まりが終わる。)
|May 19, 2013|
|Hachiman feels satisfied that he was able to "reset" his relationship with Yui. Yui is no longer showing up to the Service Club.
That weekend, Yukino, Hachiman and Komachi go shopping to find presents for Yui. Komachi disappears and then they are confronted by Haruno. After Haruno leaves, a dog runs up to them and starts playing with Hachiman. Yui shows up behind them and mistakes them for being on a date. She collects her dog and hurriedly makes to leave, Yukino asks her to visit the club on Monday.
On Monday, Yukino thanks Yui for all that she did for the club and gives her the birthday present. Hachiman also produces a present for her, and refers to their last encounter at the "Workplace Visit". Yukino then helps repair their relationship.
Yukino leaves to inform Shizuka that Yui has returned to the club. Yui thanks Hachiman and runs off happily.
|Episode 7||"Anyway, It Is Strange To Not Rest During Summer Vacation."|
"Tomoare, Natsuyasuminanoni Yasumenai no wa Nanikaokashī." (ともあれ、夏休みなのに休めないのは何かおかしい。)
|May 16, 2013|
|Hachiman tries to relax during summer break, but is tricked by Komachi and Shizuka to help out at a summer camp. Shizuka then explains to Hachiman that it will provide a good opportunity for him and Yukino to interact with people from other social cliques.
At camp, Hachiman and Yukino notice Rumi Tsurumi being shunned by her classmates.
During lunch, they observe Hayama's failed attempts to talk to Rumi. She walks away towards Hachiman and Yukino. After introducing themselves, Rumi explains her situation.
At dinner, the Sobu High students discuss Rumi's circumstances and try to come up with ways to help her.
Later, Hachiman, goes for a walk and finds Yukino stargazing. Yukino reveals her feelings and talks a little about her and Hayama's pasts.
As Hachiman looks at the stars, Rumi is seen squatting alone by the riverbank.
|Episode 8||"One Day They Will All Know The Truth."|
"Izure Karera Kanojora wa Shinjitsu o Shiru." (いずれ彼ら彼女らは真実を知る。)
|May 23, 2013|
|Shizuka has the Sobu students prepare for a bonfire as well as a special 'test of courage' for the campers.
Hachiman finds himself working alone and heads to the river to cool off. He finds everyone else playing in the water. Hachiman is joined by Rumi, Yukino and Yui and they further discuss Rumi's situation.
As the Sōbu High group prepares for the 'test of courage', Hachiman tells them his plan. His plan does not work properly as Rumi helps the other girls instead.
Afterwards nothing seems to have changed, other than the girls are not bullying Rumi outwardly.
Hayato talks to Hachiman about his feelings, past, and their "friendship".
When the group returns to school after camp, Haruno shows up in a limousine to pick Yukino up. As they leave, Yui and Hachiman recognize it as the limo that hit Hachiman. They don't see Yukino for the rest of summer break.
|Episode 9||"For The Third Time, He Returned To His Original Path."|
"Mitabi, Kare wa Moto Kita Michi e Hikikaesu." (三度、彼は元来た道へ引き返す。)
|May 30, 2013|
|Hachiman grows restless as the end of summer approaches. Komachi is babysitting Yui's dog Sablé.
As thanks, Yui invites Komachi to the upcoming Fireworks Festival. Komachi declines but sends Hachiman instead.
At the festival, Hachiman and Yui are buying items for Komachi when they encounter Minami and her clique.
As the fireworks start Haruno spots them and invites them to the VIP section. As the three sit and watch the fireworks, they discuss their relationships with Yukino.
After the fireworks, Haruno offers to take Hachiman and Yui home in her limo, they decline despite Hachiman's words that he isn't bothered by the past accident.
Later, Yui asks Hachiman if Yukino had ever told him about the accident to which he negatively replies. He mentions they shouldn't pry. Yui seems happy and believes they would be friends even without the accident. As the discussion takes a romantic turn, Yui is interrupted by a call from her mother and hurries off.
School resumes the next day and Hachiman and Yukino run into each other. Finally Hachiman ends with a monologue explaining that he hates himself for believing his own ideal of Yukino, because just like any ordinary person, she too lies.
|Episode 10||"The Distance Between Them Still Has Not Changed As The Festival Is Soon A Carnival."|
"Izentoshite Karera no Kyori wa Kawarazu ni, Matsuri wa Mōsugu Kānibaru." (依然として彼らの距離は変わらずに、祭りはもうすぐカーニバる。)
|June 6, 2013|
|Hachiman is nominated, along with Minami as 2-F's representatives for the cultural festival.
At the committee meeting, Minami nominates herself to be its president.
Yukino, as the vice-president, outshines Minami with her understanding and management of the festival.
Haruno shows up at the committee and applies to be a part of the festival. Yukino's declines, but Minami approves. She also accepts Haruno's offer to be a volunteer.
Minami starts to shirk her duties and the remaining committee have to work harder, with Yukino taking on most of the extra work.
Hayato and Meguri grow concerned over Yukino's division of work, but Hachiman makes them believe she can handle it. Yukino takes most of the work home and the following day fails to show up at school because of a cold.
|Episode 11||"Thus, The Curtain Of Each Stage Rises, The Festival Reaches Its Climax."|
"Soshite, Sorezore no Butai no Maku ga Agari, Matsuri wa Saikō ni Fesutiba Tte Iru." (そして、それぞれの舞台の幕が上がり、祭りは最高にフェスティバっている。)
|June 13, 2013|
|After school, Hachiman and Yui visit Yukino to check up on her.
The following day, the committee tries to decide on a theme for the festival. Hachiman indirectly teases Minami's suggestion, and counters with his own, which subtly points out the committee members slacking off from their duties.
The next day, the committee comes out in force with Yukino continuing to take charge. Haruno explains how Hachiman's stunt made him an enemy of the committee and if he works harder, that would motivate everyone else to unite and surpass him.
As the festival starts, Minami falters in her opening speech with a bit of stage fright. Hachiman goes to oversee Hina's play which turns out to be a huge hit.
While taking a break, Yui brings Hachiman lunch and they discuss how to best get closer to Yukino. After they eat Yui indirectly asks Hachiman out, which he realizes.
Meanwhile, depressed with her inability to do anything meaningful for the festival, Minami locks herself in the bathroom.
|Episode 12||"Thus, His and Her and Her Mistaken Youth Continues."|
"Kōshite, Kare to Kanojo to Kanojo no Seishun wa Machigai Tsudzukeru." (こうして、彼と彼女と彼女の青春はまちがい続ける。)
|June 20, 2013|
|Hachiman is stuck carrying out his duty as a committee member. Komachi shows up and is surprised to find her brother actually taking a bit of responsibility.
On stage, Haruno entertains the audience with her orchestra. As the closing ceremony approaches, Meguri reports that Minami is missing. The group decides to stall for time while Hachiman searches the campus for her.
Hachiman eventually finds Minami atop the laboratory roof. Hayato and Minami's clique show up to get her, although she refuses to budge. Hachiman antagonizes her into action by being hurtful.
After the festival, everyone shows mixed reactions on Hachiman's course of action.
That evening, at the Service Club room, Hachiman and Yukino discuss how far they've come, with Yukino hinting that they've become friends.
Yui shows up at the club to invite them for an after party hosted by Hayato.
|Episode 13 Extra||"Therefore, Their Festival Is Not Over Yet."|
"Dakara, Karera no Matsuri wa Owaranai." (だから、彼らの祭りは終わらない。)
|June 27, 2013|
|Some time after the Cultural Festival, the Service Club receives an email asking for help in planning the upcoming Sports Festival. Meguri enters the club room and reveals that she had made the request and that she also wants to win.
As the festival begins, the white team takes the lead over the red team thanks to Hayato's athletics. Yukino is able to help the red team catch up by winning the girls event.
For the boys event, Hachiman executes a plan involving himself and Yoshiteru, which seems to work.
The next day, Yukino reveals that the red team was disqualified because Hachiman's plan was considered cheating. As things return to normal, Hachiman concludes by pondering that they will make the most of their high school lives until it reaches an end.
|OVA Episode||"There's No Choice But To Wish Them Happiness Right Here As They Arrive At Their Destiny."|
"Kochira Toshite mo Karera Kanojora no Yukusue ni Sachiōkaran Koto o Negawazaru o Enai." (こちらとしても彼ら彼女らの行く末に幸多からんことを願わざるを得ない。)
|September 19, 2013|
|Hachiman and Komachi discuss marriage during breakfast. He thinks that having a little sister to take care of him is similar to marriage.
After school Shizuka recruits the Service Club to help her prepare a magazine to promote "Love and Marriage" to teenagers.
Hachiman and Yukino start brainstorming ideas, but they admit they are both clueless when it comes to relationships. However Yui suggests that they conduct a marriage survey. The surveys aren't any help, which prompts Yukino to call in Komachi who has a "similar" experience when taking care of Hachiman.
Komachi suggests that they refocus the project on how to be a better wife and has Shizuka, Yui and Yukino compete in contests she makes up. The contest is comprised of a cook-off, a bridal quiz contest, and a who looks best in a bridal dress contest.
Afterwards the Service Club starts preparing the magazine. As Hachiman prepares his article, he writes that since no amount of preparation can really prepare someone for the unforeseen future, he advises female readers to stake their claim on their desired husbands since everyone deserves the right to be happy.
- Hachiman Hikigaya
- Japanese: Takuya Eguchi
- Korean: Su Jin Kang
- Yui Yuigahama
- Japanese: Nao Touyama
- Korean: Hye Ok Jeong
- Yukino Yukinoshita
- Japanese: Saori Hayami
- Korean: Jeong Hwa Yang
- Saika Totsuka
- Japanese: Mikako Komatsu
- Korean: Jang Kim
- Yoshiteru Zaimokuza
- Japanese: Nobuyuki Hiyama
- Korean: Seong Jun Bang
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- 'SNAFU' is a US military derived slang acronym, which stands for 'Situation Normal: All F***ed Up'.
- In the Blu-ray version, there are some edits in other episodes that could help differentiate between the TV version and the Blu-ray version. Here's one example here .
- ↑ Season 1 Broadcast Schedule - http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/oregairu/1st/story/
- ↑ Game release information - http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/oregairu/1st/goods/goods_1.html#goods20130606