WataMote is short for No matter how I look at it, it’s you guys’ fault I’m not popular! I never even knew the full Japanese title so just search up wikipedia…
This is a slice of life comedy, and it really lives up to the genre. It’s basically a misfit’s life, and how she tries to change that. However, she has literally no social experience whatsoever so she always ends up embarrassing herself. If you find it annoying when characters do things differently from what you want, then this show will without a doubt piss you off. But I think it’s worthwhile if you’re feeling scared or sad after watching some other anime. It only has 12 episodes and 48 chapters so it won’t take up much time either..
Tomoko Kuroki, the main character, is a socially awkward, short and small girl. She doesn’t have much sex appeal either. Tomoko has no friends apart from her middle school best friend, Yuu, who she refers to as a slut. Kind of mean if you’d ask me but it’s Tomoko we’re talking about. You can’t expect any less. Anyway, Tomoko strongly dislikes her classmates and thinks all the girls are sluts as well. The first episode shows you very well her opinions on them. I’m afraid I hadn’t screenshotted it so my apologies.. This is another reason I can relate to her so well. There are countless (and almost all) people that I call a whore and detest for no apparent reason. I’d also change whatever they’re talking about into some disgusting speech completely Tomoko level. Tomoko is pretty horny and wants a boyfriend really badly. She would go to any length to get friends and a boyfriend, so no matter what, DON’T suggest any crazy thing to her. She’d totally do it. Her imagination is terrifyingly wide, which is probably due to her experience with otome and other types of games. Tomoko is the number one relatable character. We’d all laugh at her misfortune and how she only lazes at home watching anime playing games, getting scolded for not doing chores, but the truth is, that exactly depicts our own life. You’re probably watching WataMote, not doing your duties and slacking off, while laughing at Tomoko for doing the same thing. The only difference is that Tomoko has a lot of trouble talking (but not to herself and her family) and so it’s kind of irritating watching her embarrass herself in front of some guy. It’s no wonder why she has no friends.
Plus, she thought it an achievement that a boy talked to her six times in her entire middle school life. Gotta feel sad for her eh? Tomoko is super retarded and you will definitely ask yourself: Hey, why am I even watching this stupid thing? But you’d be unable to stop cuz you wanna know whether she ever gets friends and a boyfriend.
Tomoki Kuroki. I quite like him; he’s Tomoko’s younger brother. He says the forbidden words
He’s also super awesome for being able to keep up with Tomoko’s nonsense and not killing her or himself by now. When she dressed up appalling-ly, he didn’t even show his utter disgust. He’s so used to her scary behaviour that he doesn’t even bother questioning it. Tomoki is rather popular in his class, and cute, and looks just like Staz which is why I like him. There’s this episode that shows how he felt towards his older sister before, and I’m pretty sure he wanted to kill himself then and there. Or maybe burn the disc.
I love you, sister, let’s get married when we grow up
Are all younger brothers like this? Nearly every funny anime with one has said that before.. Besides, Tomoki has went through the world’s worst experience:
Yuu Nanase. Tomoko really mistreats her sometimes. Wouldn’t it be kinda strange if your best friend made you bring her out to buy panties? Although it’s obvious she has more friends than Tomoko, she still sticks with that girl. This says a lot about her; she’s a really pleasant, nice, kawaii ‘slut’.
WataMote is a really realistic show, and kind of stupid too. If you’re feeling depressed or wants to watch a light hearted anime, this is a good show to entertain yourself with. I laughed a lot even though I rarely do when watching anime or any show in general. I hope you like it because I made this whole review for you. Apparently it’s not as mean as Maria Holic (I’m gonna watch it now) since Tomoko’s plans sometimes do succeed. This is one of the rare times:
P.S. Dear parents, the reason why we always like our friends better is because they never make us angry. Maybe sad, but never angry.
P.S. I forgot to add, but Tomoko is a die hard anime fan. I love that she made KnB references, Another too. She is always ignored and was like ‘What is this? Kuroki no Basket? Am I the phantom sixth man?’ She also once sweat so much she (actually) said ‘I’m sweating so much it’s like I’m in a basketball manga’. Facepalmers behold. As for the Another part: