Following the tradition of the likes of Oreimo, AnoHana, and others teaming up with the Chiba Lotte Marines pro-baseball team from Japan's Pacific League, WataMote is the latest anime/manga to present a collaboration. Two weeks ago, the team and the manga announced that games against Saitama Seibu April 8-10 will offer special collaborative goods, and to kick off March, plans have now been previewed, and shockingly, it looks like the lead has managed to keep it together for the visual!
Despite Tomoko Kuroki's painful past experiences with spectator sports, the heroine of WataMote is giving it another go, following the tradition of teaming up with the Chiba Lotte Marines pro-baseball team from Japan's Pacific League. Meanwhile, Mr Osomatsu is teaming up with the Samurai Japan national team for a series of goods featuring the six Matsuno brothers, Iyami, Chibita and Hatabō.
Ready to find out who is going to to stepping into Izumi Kitta's Mokocchi-shoes? With Watamote set to be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 26th, Sentai Filmworks has announced their English dub cast for the series. See who's who after the jump.
This weekend, Izumi Kitta (Milky Holmes' Cordelia Glauca, My Little Pony's Rainbow Dash, Watamote's Tomoko) appeared on a special Nico webcast to commemorate the recent completion of the Watamote's Blu-ray run and promote the upcoming OAD, shipping with volume 7 of the manga. Kitta thanked the folks that tuned in with a special sketch. Get a look after the jump.
Good Smile Company blogger Kahotan is keeping it real this Valentine's Day... perhaps a bit too real has the Nendoroid version of Watamote's heroine is brought in to vent her feeling about the holiday. Get a look after the jump.
Looks like Mokocchi won't be spending the holidays alone. This December, Sega will be presenting an 18cm Watamote figure in its Japanese arcade crane games. There are two versions of the premium figure's head, and it features soft parts. Get a look after the jump.
Shoujo magazine Bessatsu Friend has recently doubled down on manga about "negative girls." In October, it collected and promoted new series Even Kageno Wants to Enjoy Her Youth, the class' least popular girl, asked to be the fake girlfriend of the most popular guy so that other girls will stop bothering him, and Watashi ga Motete Dousu n da, which has a bit of disturbing solution to the Watamote problem.
Appropriate for the season, the New York Time's manga best sellers list for this week is entirely populated by monsters and the supernatural. What's interesting about the top 10 is that the usual suspects like Attack on Titan, Bleach and Rosaria Vampire are bested by a newcomer, Seven Seas' debut of Monster Musume. More after the jump.
The anime series might be over, but there's still Watamote doings this month. Yen Press has their first volume of the No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular! manga out on the 29th. And the anime has gone live on The Anime Network's onDEMAND offering. To promote this, they've posted an English dubbed promo. Check it out after the jump.
In time for this week's Japanese Blu-ray release of the Watamote anime, Good Smile Company will be launching pre-orders for the super deformed Nendoroid Kuroko Tomoko on October 3rd. The acutely awkward heroine is packaged with various unique accessories, such as her trademark Deets headphone and massager. Get a look after the jump.
In print, Watamote has implicitly acknowledged its popularity on American image board 4chan. The latest smooch between the two is a cover of end theme "Dou Kangaete mo Watashi wa Warukunai," featuring a collaboration between 86 /a/ frequenters. Get a listen after the jump.
Anime songs are increasingly showing their presence on music sales charts in Japan, but some of them have really striking lyrics that you would only hear in anime music. Japanese reading portal Da Vinch Denshi Navi polled 100 anime otaku to decide the top 10 anime songs with memorable lyrics to see what those are. Find out which anime songs are sticking in people's minds after the jump!
Otaku who can get own their agoraphobia can now enjoy a limited Watamote menu at the Good Smile Cafe, offered through September 29th. Themed food items are offered with special place mats and drink come on Watamote coasters. More after the jump.
If you’re excited for the Nendoroid version of Tomoko Kuroki, Kahotan posted a little something on the Good Smile blog to whet your appetite. While Watamote’s leading lady’s face isn’t visible, You can get a good look at her new paint job after the jump.