Tomoko and her friends are dressing up for the season with a special WATAMOTE ~No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guys Fault I’m Not Popular!~ original illustration exhibit, titled I'm going to Marui because I'm not popular~', to be held at the Yurakucho Marui event space later this month. Check out the costume filled visual after the jump!
The grim specter of Valentine's Day is once again rearing its ugly head, but this year we're here for all of the "black Cupid" anime fans out there who'd like a little bitterness and eccentricity mixed in with all of the lovey-dovey stuff as we browse a selection of titles in which the romantic is off-kilter, asymmetrical, or just plain weird. Hit the jump to learn more.
Medicos Entertainment announced today that an original art exhibition for Nico Tanigawa's comedy manga No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular!, WataMote for short, will be held in Tokyo from May 11 to 19, 2019, in commemoration of the release of its 15th tankobon volume on its opening day. Check out a newly-drawn art for the event after the jump.
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.