Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come 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.
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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.
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.
The light novel series is written by Wataru Watari and illustrated by Ponkan8. As of November 18, 2014, ten official volumes and three short story collection volumes were published by Shogakukan under the Gagaga Bunko imprint. The 11th volume is scheduled to be published on June 18, 2015.
Volumes 3, 4, 7 and 8 were published simultaneously with limited special editions bundled with drama CDs or with an art books by Ponkan8 and guest illustrators. A set of the first 7 volumes was released on March 19, 2013. A collection of short stories, volume 7.5, was published on August 20, 2013. Three additional short volumes, 6.25, 6.50 and 6.75 were bundled with the limited editions of the 1st, 3rd and 5th DVD and BD volumes respectively of the anime series, and were released as single volume, numbered 6.5, on July 22, 2014. A limited special edition of it was bundled with a drama CD. Another short story collection volume, labeled 10.5, was released on March 18, 2015.
|Volume No.||Release date||ISBN|
|1||March 18, 2011||ISBN 978-4-09-451262-5|
|2||July 20, 2011||ISBN 978-4-09-451286-1|
|3||November 18, 2011||ISBN 978-4-09-451304-2 (regular edition)
ISBN 978-4-09-451307-3 (limited edition)
|4||March 16, 2012||ISBN 978-4-09-451332-5 (regular edition)
ISBN 978-4-09-451333-2 (limited edition)
|5||July 18, 2012||ISBN 978-4-09-451356-1|
|6||November 20, 2012||ISBN 978-4-09-451380-6|
|7||March 19, 2013||ISBN 978-4-09-451402-5 (regular edition)
ISBN 978-4-09-451403-2 (limited edition)
|7.5||August 20, 2013||ISBN 978-4-09-451434-6|
|8||November 19, 2013||ISBN 978-4-09-451451-3 (regular edition)
ISBN 978-4-09-451453-7 (limited edition)
|9||April 18, 2014||ISBN 978-4-09-451482-7|
|6.5||July 22, 2014||ISBN 978-4-09-451501-5 (regular edition)
ISBN 978-4-09-451502-2 (limited edition)
|10||November 18, 2014||ISBN 978-4-09-451523-7|
|10.5||March 18, 2015||ISBN 978-4-09-451542-8|
|11||June 24, 2015||ISBN 978-4-09-451558-9|
A drama CD, titled Tatoeba Konna Birthday Song (たとえばこんなバースデーソング, subtitled with "Birthday Song for you"), was released with a special edition of the 3rd light novel on November 18, 2011. The drama CD contains a character song, sung by Saori Hayami and Nao Tōyama, titled "Bright Generation" and composed by Yukari Hashimoto. A second drama CD, titled Hikigaya Komachi no Keiryaku (比企谷小町の計略, subtitled with "His sister's tactics"), was sold together with the first one at Marvelous AQL's booth at Comiket 83, held on December 29, 30, and 31, 2012.A third drama CD, titled Kanojotachi no, We Will Rock You (彼女たちの、うぃー・うぃる・ろっく・ゆー♡, subtitled with "We will... We will rock "you"!!"), was bundled with the special edition of the 7th volume, published on March 19, 2013. The drama CD contains a character song by Saori Hayami and Nao Tōyama, titled "Rock You!!" and composed and arranged by Yūya Saitō. A fourth drama CD, titled Sono Christmas Candle no Akari ga Yureru Toki... (そのクリスマスキャンドルの灯が揺れる時……。), was released with the special edition of volume 6.5 on July 22, 2014. The fourth drama CD contains a character song by Saori Hayami and Nao Tōyama, titled "Kimi to Merry Christmas" (君とMerry Christmas).
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A video game for PlayStation Vita , titled Yahari Game demo Ore no Seishun Rabu Kome wa Machigatteiru. (やはりゲームでも俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。 lit. "My Youth Romantic Comedy in Game is Wrong As I Expected.") was published by 5pb. and released on September 19, 2013. Takuya Eguchi, Saori Hayami, and Nao Touyama will reprise their roles from the anime. The limited edition will be bundled with an OVA episode. 5pb. is currently developing a second video game for the series.
- Light Novel Official Website
- Anime Official Website
- Video Game Official Website
- Oregairu Twitter Account - @anime_oregairu
- 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) and Shiromeguri Meguri (しろめぐり めぐり).
- 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. It roughly translates to "I Girl".
- 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).