My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected Light Novels Have 5 Million Copies in Print
posted on 2017-04-28 08:00 EDT by Anita Tai
This year's fifth issue of Square Enix's Monthly Big Gangan magazine announced on Tuesday that Wataru Watari's My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru.) light novel series has 5 million copies in print.
Watari began the original My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong As I Expected (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru.) light novels with illustrations by Ponkan8 in Japan in 2011, and Shogakukan shipped the 11th volume in June 2015.
Yen Press licensed the novel series and Naomichi Io's My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected @ comic manga adaptation for English publication in 2015. The publisher describes the story:
Hachiman Hikigaya is a cynic. "Youth" is a crock, he believes--a sucker's game, an illusion woven from failure and hypocrisy. But when he turns in an essay for a school assignment espousing this view, he's sentenced to work in the Service Club, an organization dedicated to helping students with problems in their lives! How will Hachiman the Cynic cope with a job that requires--gasp!--optimism?
The novels inspired two anime seasons, which Crunchyroll streamed under the titles My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU and My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!. Sentai Filmworks licensed and released both seasons on home video in North America. Rechi Kazuki's Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. -Monologue- manga, an adaptation of the anime version, runs in Monthly Big Gangan.