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 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru is the original content for this series. The light novel series is written by Wataru Watari and illustrated by Ponkan8. There are currently 12 volumes, with a 13th and 14th is 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.
Volume 6 has a release date of November 13, 2018.
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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- Hachiman Hikigaya - Is the main character of the series. Everything is told from his perspective.
- Yukino Yukinoshita - President of the Service Club.
- Yui Yuigahama - Cheerful helper and companion.
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- Main article: Manga
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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.
Anime Announcement Videos
- 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), 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. 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).
- ↑ 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
- ↑ 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