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Anime Spotlight - WATAMOTE

by Justin Sevakis,

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

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July, 2013 (Japanese Premiere)

Key Staff

Director: Shin Oonuma
    (Baka and Test – Summon the Beasts, ef: a tale of memories)
Series Composition: Takao Yoshioka
    (High School DxD, Sekirei)
Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Hideki Furukawa
    (Chief Animation Director on Date A Live)
Animation Production


The hot title that made every unpopular person cry is getting its long awaited anime!

The popular super-negative comic series from SQUARE ENIX's “GANGAN ONLINE” is getting an anime! A daily life comedy about poor unpopular girl who thought she would become popular once she joined high school.


The protagonist, Kuroki Tomoko, thought she would naturally become popular once she became a “high school girl”, but reality was different…

Two months have passed since she entered high school, but she's already faced with her cruel reality--she's barely even spoken to her classmates, let alone found a boyfriend! Tomoko panics at her situation and decides to take action to become popular. But… she doesn't stand out in class, she's extremely shy, and bad at communicating with others so she has to start by talking to someone other than her family first…

The unpopular girl, “Kuroki Tomoko” fights her hardest to become popular, but…

Does a bright future await Tomoko?! The struggles of an unpopular girl start here!!


Tomoko Kuroki
VA: Izumi Kitta
She thought she would become popular if she became a high school girl, but two months have passed since she entered high school and she hasn't made any friends let alone a boyfriend, and she's forced to face the harshness of reality. She doesn't stand out, she's extremely shy, and she barely speaks with others, but she often says extreme things in her head. Is there any future in which she can be popular?!
Tomoki Kuroki
VA: Yūichi Nakamura
Tomoko's little brother. He's in middle school and a regular on the soccer team as their forward. Unlike Tomoko, he has lots of friends and he's popular with girls. He's annoyed by Tomoko's inconsiderate behavior, and often responds coldly towards her, but he's also a nice person.
VA: Kana Hanazawa
Tomoko's classmate in middle school. She shared interests with Tomoko, so they got along well, but she advanced to a different high school. In middle school she was plain, and an otaku, but now she's a typical high schooler…


Kuroki Tomoko
Izumi Kitta
Kuroki Tomoki
Yūichi Nakamura
Kana Hanazawa


Original Creator
Nico Tanigawa
Shin Oonuma
Series Composition
Takao Yoshioka
Character Design
Chief Animation Director
Hideki Furukawa
Art Director
Maki Morio
Director of Photography
Kazuya Iwai
Color Design
Miyuki Kibata
Kentarou Tsubone
Sound Director
Satoshi Motoyama
Sadesper Record
Music Production
Media Factory
Watamote Production Committee

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