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My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU

Genres: comedy, romance
Episode titles: We have 12

Opening Theme:
"Yukitoki" by Nagi Yanagi






Summary:

Hachiman Hikigaya is an antisocial high school student with no friends or girlfriend and as a result has a distorted view on life. When he sees his classmates talking excitedly about their adolescent lives, he mutters, "They're a bunch of liars." When he is asked about his future dreams, he responds, "Not working." A teacher gets Hachiman to join the volunteer "service club," which happens to have the school's prettiest girl, Yukino Yukinoshita.


Characters:



Service Club


Hachiman Hikigaya
Voiced by: Takuya Eguchi


Hachiman is the story's main protagonist. Hachiman is a student in class 2F of Sōbu High School who is isolated, friendless and pragmatic to a fault. His most prominent feature is his set of "dead fish-eyes". He firmly believes that "youth" is simply an illusion created by hypocrites, for hypocrites, born from the ashes of past failures. In this state of apparent corruption, he is coerced into joining the service club by his futures advisor in the hopes that exposing him to the world will change his personality, and ultimately make him a "better person". He is ranked third in school for language subjects, but is incredibly bad at science. Hachiman believes that he is insignificant and thus is willing to take on blames in order to keep everyone else happy. He is called "Hikki" affectionately by Yui.
On the first day of high school, he was involved in a car accident while trying to save Yui's dog which resulted in a 3 week hospital stay. He thinks that Yui's feelings for him are due to guilt, and thus indirectly rejected Yui, thinking that he would cause trouble for her. He distanced himself from Yukino after realizing that the car which rammed into him belonged to Yukino.





Yukino Yukinoshita
Voiced by: Saori Hayami


Yukino is a student in class 2J and the leader of the service club, of which she is the sole member until Hachiman joins her. She is from a wealthy family, smart, beautiful, and is nicknamed the "Ice-cold Beauty" for her icy demeanor. Due to her popularity with boys, she is envied by most girls, and is disgusted by their attitude to undermine her instead of improving themselves, thus she has few friends. She has a twisted sense of "noblesse oblige", and believes that it is the duty of the exceptional (in other words, herself) to help the "lost lambs" of the world. Her personality often leads her to be disgusted at the naivete of others, particularly Yui's, and she does not hesitate to show it. Despite this, Yui still affectionately calls her "Yukinon". She recognizes Hachiman from the car accident, but lied about it when Hachiman joined the service club. After the cultural festival, while she still does not recognize Hachiman as a friend, she recognizes him as an acquaintance.





Yui Yuigahama
Voiced by: Nao Tōyama


Yui is Hachiman's classmate. She is a cheerful, outgoing girl who becomes the service club's first "customer", asking them to help her bake cookies for "a certain someone". Her problems lie not with her personality, but with her inability to express herself due to fear in losing friends, and thus admired Yukino and Hachiman who are able to express their true feelings. She believes that talent is inborn, and often aspired to be like others until Yukino changed her way of thinking. Following her experience with the Service Club, Yui begins to attend Service Club sessions after school as well, despite Yukino's objections early on. In class, Yui is a member of Hayato's clique but has no say in matters as she is often overwhelmed by Yumiko. She has been holding feelings towards Hachiman ever since he saved her dog on their first day of high school.





Class 2F


Saika Totsuka
Voiced by: Mikako Komatsu


Saika is a member of the tennis club who has a feminine appearance, but prefers others to not mistake his gender. He is called "The Prince" by his female classmates. On their first meeting, Saika asks help from Hachiman to join the tennis club, which was brushed off by Yukino. Saika then asked the service club to help him improve his tennis skills. He eventually became one of the few people in class 2F who would talk to Hachiman on a first name basis, and often hangs out with Hachiman.





Hayato Hayama
Voiced by: Takashi Kondō


Hayato is Yukino's childhood friend who is a central figure in class 2F and the ace of the football club. He is extremely kind to other people, including Hachiman, and often offers his help to others. However, he claims that he can never forge a good relationship with Hachiman. He thinks that Yukino is close to Hachiman, and believes that this is due to Hachiman's twisted personality. He seemingly understands Hachiman's acts of social suicide to protect everyone.


Yumiko Miura
Voiced by: Marina Inoue

Yumiko is a popular girl from class 2F with a pompous personality. She is the main female figure in Hayato's clique. Due to her popularity, she has no trouble making friends and thus has little to no understanding towards people who have social troubles. She brushes off anything she doesn't understand as "making no sense".


Hina Ebina
Voiced by: Nozomi Sasaki


Hina is a fujoshi from class 2F who is in Hayato's clique. She has a habit of preaching about her hobby whenever she is excited and thus is generally avoided by her male classmates. Hina knows of Kakeru's feelings towards her during the school excursion but does not want to engage in a relationship at the current time due to her lack of confidence, and thus requested help from Hachiman to help maintain the status quo, which Hachiman succeeded in.


Saki Kawasaki
Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu


Saki is Hachiman's classmate who seems like a delinquent, but wants to make friends deep down. She cares deeply for her brother as she hid her name and age to work in night-shift part-time jobs in order to pay school fees and reduce her family's load. After her brother asked help from the service club, the service club eventually followed her to her workplace and found out her motives behind working night-shifts, she stopped working after the service club suggested her to aim for a scholarship instead.


Kakeru Tobe
Voiced by: Chado Horii


Kakeru is a member of Hayato's clique. He is in the football club. He has feelings for Hina and is the only guy in class who supported Hina's script for the cultural festival. During the school excursion, he intends to confess to Hina, and therefore requested help from the service club. However, as Hachiman understands Hina's current stance to not be in a relationship, Hachiman thinks that what's broken can't be mend and thus confessed to Hina ahead of Kakeru. Hina's rejection to Hachiman successfully stopped Kakeru from confessing to Hina and thus maintained the status quo.


Yamato
Voiced by: Yoshihisa Kawahara

Yamato is a member of Hayato's clique. He is in the rugby club.


Ōoka
Voiced by: Minoru Shiraishi

Ōoka is a member of Hayato's clique. He is in the baseball club.


Minami Sagami

Minami is the leader of the second most influential clique in class 2F, and holds a grudge towards Yui, who she was friendly with in their first high school year, for being in the superior clique. She volunteered to be event organizer for the cultural festival in order to promote her worth without the actual ability to do such job, and thus requested help from the service club. As such, Yukino took up the role of assistant event organizer and claimed the spotlight in making the cultural festival a successful one, which in turn made Minami depressed about her own uselessness and refused to host the closing ceremony. However, as Hachiman's fierce scolding has successfully turned himself into the scapegoat and shifted the blame away from Minami, she attended the closing ceremony and ended the cultural festival on a high note.



Others


Shizuka Hiratsuka
Voiced by: Ryōka Yuzuki


Shizuka is Hachiman's teacher, a language teacher who serves as his futures advisor/counselor and the consultant for the service club. She is aware of Hachiman's supposed "problems", and takes steps to ensure he is freed from them, her first move being to force him into joining the Service Club. However, she appears to have some quirks of her own: she is a young smoker, she is very sensitive about her age and single status, and she is often prone to quoting or copying scenes from popular shōnen manga. She also never remembers to knock before entering the Service Club's classroom, much to Yukino's chagrin. After the cultural festival incident, she tells Hachiman that helping others should not be a reason for Hachiman to hurt himself, as there are others who would feel pain seeing Hachiman hurt.


Komachi Hikigaya
Voiced by: Aoi Yūki



Komachi is Hachiman's younger sister who, different from her brother, is cheerful and lively, and is a member of the student council in her school. She understands that her brother has a corrupted personality but still cares for and relies on him regardless. While attached to her brother, she shows cleverness in trying to pair up Hachiman with Yukino or Yui.


Yoshiteru Zaimokuza
Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama


Yoshiteru is a student from class 2C who suffers from adolescent delusions. He sees Hachiman as a friend after being paired up with him during physical education lessons. While he is annoying, he has a group of otaku friends he's on good terms with. He aims to be a light novel writer.

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So my one question; Is Hikki destined to be in a relationship with one of the other characters? Like I see the anime in going one direction where he and Yukino could be something but this diverges easily. It's obvious that Yuigahama is interested in him but I can't really tell if he understands it at all. Then the plot just changes my mind with Totsuka since Hikki obviously has a crush on him. Seeing how this all plays out is very worthwhile.
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Posted 5/27/13
Lol at this point who knows! I think I like Hikki with Yukinoshita the best thou ^^
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I totally agree, they seemed to have bonded better when they were at the mall and who knows
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This series is thoroughly enjoyable, filled with fun, and also poignant moments that stir the soul and make you remember "that's what it was like at times, at that age" too. I hope this one continues for some time to come!
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