My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Gets More Anime (Updated)
posted on by Egan Loo
The ongoing anime My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru./My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected) received four major announcements on Thursday:
1. The anime will adapt the content from Wataru Watari's original light novel series up until the sixth volume (with the cultural festival story). Shogakukan just published the seventh volume in March.
2. The production and broadcast of a brand-new anime-only spinoff episode has been green-lit. The spinoff episode will air the week after the 12th episode of the main series airs.
3. Production on a separate new original video anime has also been green-lit. This video anime will be bundled in the limited edition of the tentatively titled Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. PlayStation Vita game this summer from 5pb.
4. Watari himself is writing the scripts for the anime spinoff episode and the original video anime bundled with the game. Both will depict stories that were not in the original light novel series. This will mark Watari's anime screenwriting debut.
Watari's romantic comedy revolves around an antisocial high school student named Hachiman Hikigaya with a distorted view on life and no friends or girlfriend. When he see his classmates talking excitedly about living their adolescent lives, he mutters, "They're a bunch of liars." When he is asked about his future dreams, he responds, "Not working." A teacher gets Hachiman to join the volunteer "service club," which happens to have the school's prettiest girl, Yukino Yukinoshita.
In addition, a My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU advertising bus will be running service from May 18 to May 26 in Tokyo's Akihabara, Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Ikebukuro areas. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime series outside of Japan as it airs, and Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime for North America. The seven light novel volumes have over 1 million copies in print.
Source: Tokyo Anime News
Image © 2013 Wataru Watari, Shogakukan/Yahari Kono no Seisaku Iinkai wa Machigatteiru.
Update: Tokyo Anime News removed its article. Thanks, HigherFive.
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