Watamote Manga Has 1.5 Million Copies in Print
posted on 2013-07-19 21:00 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge
Japanese publisher Square Enix revealed with the 45th chapter of Nico Tanigawa's No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular! (Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui! or WataMote) manga on Thursday that the manga has more than 1.5 million copies in print. The fourth volume shipped in Japan on June 22.
Tanigawa's No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular! slice-of-life gag comedy manga centers around Tomoko Kuroki, a girl who thought she would be popular when she went to high school. However, she was in for a rude awakening, for cruel reality is not like the otome games (romance games for female players) she played. Tanigawa launched the manga on Square Enix's Gangan Online website last year.
The manga inspired a spinoff comic by Tanigawa titled Watashi no Tomodachi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui! (No Matter How You Think About It, It's Your Fault My Friend's Not Popular) in January.
Yen Press plans to release the first volume of Watamote in October. The anime adaptation is currently airing in Japan and Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs.