WATAMOTE ~No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guys Fault I’m Not Popular!~

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  • 11 out of 11 people found this review helpful:
    If You've ever felt rejected, and a bit...Misanthropic...WATAMOTE is for You!
    In the entire History of Anime, little else has come even somewhat as close to defining and guiding Us through the Life of a TRUE Otaku. As many have said, WATAMOTE may not be for Everyone. Before I first watched it Myself, I heard nothing but rather negative - and if She was a real Person, I'd try My best to keep Tomoko Kuroki...the, well...I don't know if I can say Protagonist, but at least the ...
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  • 47 out of 51 people found this review helpful:
    This isn't everyone's cup of tea, but's it's worth a taste.
    If you don't know anything about Watamote, here's a few things you should need to know: Watamote is about first year high school student named Tomoko. She loves visual novels, manga, and staying up all night on the computer; She's the typical otaku. The most important thing is that Tomoko is very introverted. Although she does her best to interact with people, thinking it will magically make her ...
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  • 89 out of 94 people found this review helpful:
    A refreshing - or highly disturbing - take on Otaku
    Warning: This show may trigger extreme second hand embarrassment, and sympathy, in those who play dating sims, those who read manga, those who have difficulty communicating in "Reality" and those whose life choices made school life a torment for them. WATAMOTE reminds us of a time when our escapes from reality were our reality - and paints a scarily realistic picture of a path we ...
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  • This show is what social anxiety looks like. In a good way!
    If anyone who is outgoing, proud, cool, interesting, or social ever wanted to know what goes through the mind of someone young that has social anxiety, this is what you should be watching. I can't say I know what being a teenage girl feels like, but I can honestly say, as someone who suffered from social anxiety growing up, this is an accurate depiction of the way you feel. While this show covers ...
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  • Hilarious and realistic anime
    There's always a shy girl in every school/class,and I imagine they're actually like this. I know many people who can relate to being the one person who doesn't have a partner in class,and who just want to be left alone most of the time (including myself). The only bad thing about this anime is I believe it's a bit extreme with her social anxiety sometimes,it can be funny at times,but also a tad ...
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  • A sad laugh and look at a lonely person
    To those of us who can relate to Tomoko, this show is a tragically sad but refreshingly funny reminder of who we are. Those that do not relate to her will most likely be confused or offended. Which is good, you probably lead a carefree life, so the show is not really for you. WATAMOTE explores a character that is practically real. There needs to be more shows like this. Shows that make you want ...
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  • A great, true to life story
    If you're looking for an anime where everything's sunshine and daisies, you're in the wrong place. What makes this anime so great is that it addresses a major problem that many kids face nowadays, and it's the feeling of isolation from their fellow peers. We've all at some point in our lives felt rejection, and fear it. However, I think this anime helps us embrace the fact that we can't, and ...
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  • Wonderful and Original
    Watamote is hilarious and incredibly depressing at the same time. I feel like I can really relate to her and feel so sorry for her at times. I’m really looking forward to the OVA and hoping for a second season even though the 12 episodes is already perfect. One of my favorites.
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Loved by All, True Path
    What an amazing anime. It's funny, sad, touching, and it's about a super cool girl. I watched this first and then read the manga and I loved both. Don't be like me and get too attached though, because there probably wont be a second season. Also she uses Beats by Dre headphones and that pisses me off.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    The Underdog that Stays the Underdog
    Watamote's main protagonist Tomoko Kuroki is easily one of the most realized characters in anime with issues that I am sure that anyone who has had social anxiety has faced in their school life. Equal parts cringe worthy and humorous, the anime makes you sympathize and at times shake your head at Tomoko's interaction in her world and thought processes. With great animation, a wonderfully quirky ...
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